Jose G Sketches Your Weekend #42- 02/19/10

Another weekend is pon deck. If you’re in Chicago this Friday (the 18th) be sure to hit up the Darkroom as we pay tribute to the one and only Dr. Dre. Live art djs and live performances aplenty! Get it!
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Peace love and chicken greaz!
Jose G-Funk

Black Beetle Is My Neighbor 10/02/09

We’re bringing some fun back to The Black Beetle this Friday, October 2nd. Myself, DJ Pickel, Brandy, Josh Blaylock and Joey Potts provide the entertainment. Rocking it for old time’s sake

Friday, October 2nd 2009
Black Beetle
2532 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL
10pm-2am
No Cover
Food, Drink and Dance

Jose G Sketches Your Weekend #18 – 09/04/09

Like we always do. Or like I always do. anyway, I won’t really be around this weekend but that shouldn’t stop you from hitting these spots up.
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And if you want, you could make a quick trip up north to Milwaukee for the Rick Jameson Experience. It’s Why B’s Birthday throwdown!

Peace! Have a great Labor Day weekend! Good food good drink good times, be safe!
Lates,

Jose G

I.H.P. no.108- Filth Flarn Filth


Well, I was hoping to post this last friday, but as I was nearly done typing
out this elaborate, epic blog, my page refreshed and I lost everything. I should’ve
known better. Anyway, I’ll try to do a better job of posting this on
blogger or livejournal as well as on myspace. A lot of people complain
that I post on myspace…
hmm… It’s been a while since I last posted. Frankly, the more time passes
(between blogs)the less I feel like posting. Shit, I think the last time
was before summer kicked off.
I’d write about my summer, but there was far too much going on.
From the gazillion freelance projects I took on, to my California trip,
Uberjam, Wizard World and after party.. and so on. At this point I
really can’t think of everything that happened…I do have a bunch of new artwork. Most of what I’ve been working
on you will probably won’t see any time soon. But It’ll be worth the wait.

I’ve noticed the blog has been getting quite a few hits although
the updates have been lacking. Awresome!

I’ve been feeling a little burnt again. I’m not
salty. Just a little tired. Honestly,
I’m really excited about what I’ve been working
on. Next year is what’s up.


Trying not to push it too much, but I gotta make up for
the meager output of the last few years.
So, on to the art.
A little theme music, please?

I’ll start with some commissions done at Wizard World.
I was set up with Mike Huddleston, Mike Bianco, and
Jim Mahfood. My crew is better than yours.


Mr. Peanut on a mini canvas


Polar bear X Penguins on mini canvas
Before the convention, I started working on drawings to sell
at my table (since I didn’t have any print material available)


Douchebag from The Wizard

Donkey Kong

Super Mario Bros. 2

Wonder Woman
The afterparties we held this year (Friday at Darkroom,
Saturday at The Black Beetle) were off the chain. This
thing gets bigger every year. Thanks to everybody who came
through to kick off the dance party.
Big up- Pickel, Intel, Elevation, J.Lee, Mahf
Huddleston, Food One, Bianco, Carl, Blaylock

If you weren’t there, you missed the debut of
DJ Cluepac

a/k/a Cluepeezy, ?Pac, Cloopdog, Cloopay Fyasko, Macluevelli

back from the dead to solve mysteries.
on the dj table….
Don’t want to get into it just yet, but I just wanted to
show off designs from a couple original
concepts I’m working on…

Sheila, Scott, Johnny, Mr. Cruz and Carl

Davey Wurst and Afro-Brites
I’ll keep you posted as news develops
(plus a few additional weeks/months/years)
AAAnd lastly, I’m sure you all remember

…Teen Heaven?
The first chapter will be done soon (I swear!)
Rather than putting out a 168 page black and white graphic novel,
I will be serializing it (about quarterly) over the next couple years.
It will be in full color. And as it stands, free.
Online. Unless somebody offers a deal I can’t refuse.
I’m dying to get this story done and out. I jut couldn’t deal with rushing
this out just to meet a deadline (and for little to no cash)
When I started working on it in 04, I found myself having to cut

much of the story in order to meet the deadline/page count.
I’ve had more ideas since then, so a limitless page count is exactly
what I need at this point….
MYSPACE EXCLUSIVE!!!!!!

limited edition jpeg of “New Edition” ADAM.
Right click and save while supplies last!!!!!!Teen Heaven will be serialized in .Smileytower.,
an online mag that will also feature Deeds and
other art/stories
from me.


I’m hoping to launch it January 1st, 2008.
no. I WILL launch it 01/01/08
I’ll keep you in the know. Cuz I love you.

If you check this blog from time to time, please subscribe.
it’s free, it’s one click, and you’ll be notified everytime
I’ve got something to say. er, show.
Hope all’s good with you, catch you on the flipsides!!!!

Peace,

Jose
a/k/a- ?Pac

http://www.smileytower.com
don’t forget, all art on this blog is © 2007 Jose J Garibaldi
Steal on my art, I steel on yo face

One Hundredth Post- Art from 32nd & Urban, 12/16/07

Yayer!


Live art at the 32nd and Urban Gallery opening
was off the hook. Friday the 15th had Intel on
the decks and Revise CMW, Joey D and Kepha
rocked the wall space live…pics of their art

©2006Joey D

©2006 Revise CMW was NOT painting a vagina.

©2006 Kepha
The night then took us to Tuman’s where Haiku
shared the product of his baking skills, then
to the Continental, which fucked my head up
ten times over…

The next day (Saturday the 16th) I painted alongside
Blutt and Esho on the wall across from the pieces above.
Free beer, chips n’ guac, and brownies. Tunes by DJ
Genghiswon. The Scumbags rolled through with full force..

©2006 Esho

©2006 Blutt

Jose G

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Last minute live art from Sub-T last weds…

So, last Wednesday I was on Milwaukee ave. doing my
pre- Thanksgiving laundry when I got a call from
Trimm. He was at Subterranean (literally right down the street)
and his live artists both backed out at the last minute. I dried
my gear, ran home, washed my ass, loaded my shit and rocked
some impromptu art. I had a good night widdit.
Pickel, Maker and Trimm played the bomb tracks.
Folks in the house showed love, bought me beer…

I wasn’t really prepared, so rather than try some new shit and fuck
up, I painted my Chameleon Girl character.

2′ X 4′ , acrylic..

Close up.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with it. I’m gonna finish it up at home, try
to move it later. The mask around her face was supposed to be more
of a light blue. And that’s what it looked like under the yellow lights.
I’ll have to redo it.

Here’s some sketches. I don’t think I’ve posted them yet. They’re a
little old. Pretty much all the drawing I’m doing these days is for
some fucking production or another. Nothing I’d really care to show
off.




In other news, I’ve actually been motivated to work again. For the
past year or so (or at least since I finished Project: Romantic) I’ve
found myself dragging my heels to get anything done. That’s why I
haven’t been updating this blog as much as I used to and why I don’t
have much in print this year. After a couple years of graphic
novels/mini series, a break up, a move, a couple deaths combined
with going out everynight to get away from it all, I’ve been feeling
pretty burnt. Slowly but surely I’m getting back in the game. I’m
trying to keep from diving headfirst into late worknights for fear that
it would immediately send me running back into escapist behavior.

That’s also the reason why I’ve been slow (or in many
cases never) responding to P.Ms and e-mails. My brain
tends to take vacations I don’t authorize. Especially you,
Munoz. I’ve been keeping up on the Japan thing, and I’ll get
back to you soon…. Sorry bout that, homey!

I just gotta say, I’m thankful for all the friends I’ve made over the
past year who’ve more than helped me maintain a sense of
balance. I can’t imagine who or where I’d be if not for youse.
for reals.
And to all the mofos I’ve known since like forever, and Sara, thanks
for having my back the whole time.

and that’s my post thanksgiving aside. Didn’t really intend on it.

I know I say this all the time, but I’ve got some shit brewin that’ll
knock your socks clean-the-fuck off. Yash! And it’s all for me!!!
no publishers or clients. Just for me! (and you, of course)
oooooooohh!!!

Don’t forget! Tomorrow night-
Wednesday Night Trimm
DJ Tony Trimm
DJ Once A Month
plus special guest
John Herndon of Tortoise
AAAAAANNDDD
JoseG X Mhuddl
again and again, brotha!
Danny’s
1951 W. Dickens (@ Damen)
21 +
No Cover
around 10:30/11 pm


I best see you mugs tharr!!

have a loverly Chicago day!
peace,

Jose G

contents of this blog ©2006 Jose Garibaldi. Period, motherfucker

Live art from Tini Martini – 11/14/06

Photos from last night. Comeups on deck,
Jose G X M Huddl on the artboards.
Thanks to all who came through.
Payce!

the Tini Martini – Pickel in the booth


Rift and MP


Rift, Ryan Wax, Mp, oh wait….. Boston?


Mike Huddleston


Haterbaldi


Double Trub


guess it’s a work in progress…..


the better of my pieces- not quite there…..


MP next to the pink ghost of his inner hater


Mike’s first piece of the night


Mike H is better than Jose G.
How I hate him…..

Don’t forget, round two tonight at The Funky Buddha Lounge.
Rhymfest video premiere, new Kid Cut Up mixtape.
be dere.
Laters,
Jose G

blog ©2006 Jose Garibaldi

Food’s on the table, pabst in the fridge…

Yo. Ho. Ho. I’m fuckin tired today, so I’m sure I’ll screw this post
all to hell. I need my nap.
I promise next week I’ll be friendlier. Wonder if they’ll let me leave
the office early if I pass out at my desk. It’s worth a shot….

I’ll start with the “available now” news-
Project: Romantic has officially hit the stands this week. Got
my copies in the mail (along with a fancy limited hardcover
edition- Thanks, Chris!!!) and I gotta say this book is lovely.
I’ve never been this impressed with the printing of my work.
You could also see every brush stroke in Scott Morse‘s art.
Props on the hard work. Hell Yeah, Adhouse!!!

Cover by Maris Wicks
Please support this book. Everybody poured their hearts and
jellybeans into this mug…..

Also available is the latest issue of Mad Kids. Look for my Family Funnies strip in the Alfred’s Brain Drool section..

got some new Character designs-

for an idea I’s got brewin….

Cal City Whut!?

I was gonna post a bunch of sketches and doodles next, but the
scanner took a shit again. Daymn.
So instead you get some promos-
Tonight! Peabe and Joey D have a gallery show. I’m gonna
try and make this if I’m not dead to the world. Probably
roll in w/ Pickel….

Come through, support Chicago artists!

-Next Tuesday and Wednesday- Mike Huddleston and I will be
painting live! Tuesday at Tini Martini and Weds at The Funky
Buddha Lounge. Check my profile for details. ComeUps in full
effect!

-Ain’t the new Formulawerks site the illest?

So, dear friends, I will leave you with this. I’m not going to say what
it’s all about, but it’s the reason I was up til 5:30am last night-

shhhh……

T minus ninety minutes til mimis..

roooooonnnnnnnnncck.

J to the izzo.

p.s. I’ve been on this big Dilla kick. Prolly since he produced 90%
of my music collection. R.I.P……

words and images on the blog are © 2006 Jose Garibaldi. Well, all
except the project romantiv cover, the mad kids cover, and even the
nemo image.. But those Character designs are MINE!! Any of you
fools steal my shit, I’ll find a way to (legally) break your thumbs. If not,
then I guess I’ll just sue the holy fuckin shit out of you…
and that’s one to grow on.