The other big news this weekend are two new Sideshow Massacre shirts.
Following the sell out and retirement of my previous robot shirts, I have new robot shirts!
Available in red, grey, light blue and dark blue (only two dark blue left).
I’m also dropping a limited number of the Morgue Style shirts on black and white.
All Sideshow Massacre shirts are now $15
Cold weather mean more layers…which means buy 3 of these shirts and wear them simultaneously. Increase your style and your girth.
I’m still trying to figure out how to reach the most people (old and new) with these posts without spamming the hell out of the people who already follow my hijinks (and I love you for it).
Christmas is a month away. Now is the time to obtain cards to send to close friends, mortal enemies and elderly reletives with a lot of money and a heart condition.
Sideshow Massacre happens to have the perfect cards, that may cause fortuitous “accidents”.
Proffesionally printed, each card includes an envelope. That’s half the battle. Write something endearing or subltey threatening and you’re all set.
If you love the cards, share the post. If you can get a picture of someone’s amused or repulsed face looking at the cards, post that.
I’m introducing the Featured Freak as of today. They will be daily posts that keep the blog moving while I work on larger, quieter projects. Check back often.
As always, I’d love to hear from folks. Share it around if your really like the work, and return often.
I think I should just throw together a post rather then posting one photo at a time on the Facebook.
My little “vacation” has given me time to work on some doodles and anything I can make sitting down.
If you’re visiting from said Facebook, then you may have seen the first two.
Making some stickers from an old design. Just paper. Thinking about letting them see the world.
Craving bigger stickers…hmmmm…
Last doodle. Top secret. Between you me and the other three readers this blog gets.
I’m also getting caught up on the last 9 years in television thanks to netflix. Have you seen Lost? It’s not bad lol
Share this, spread the disease!
This will be the last post about my first show…probably…pretty sure. I just want to thank the people that helped make it happen.
Without Tiemen and Talk’s Cheap, there is now venue and of course no show. He has supported myself and whatever Sideshow Massacre is since the very beginning. I’ll never be able to articulate how much his support has meant to me…he also printed the shirts. Unbelievable.
Darryl, notoriously from SixWordSkits took it upon himself to do the grindhouse event poster. He put together the animated promo with nothing but my drawing of vomiting zombies to work with and then adapted it into the infinitely puking zombies that played throughout the show. This run-on sentence is an attempt at thanking him for his technical know-how and generosity in making the show a proper spectacle.
Metropol printed all the stickers and posters. They never fail to provide fantastic quality along tiny timelines.
Adam for just doing anything I needed at a moments notice.
Most importantly. I need to put out a huge thank you to the masses of people that passed in and out of that scorching hot space all evening. I was thrilled to see so many friends make the trek and check things out. I am still shocked by the number of unfamiliar people that visited, chatted and commented.
It was a reality altering experience, I’ve never had my insecurities been washed away so thoroughly.
When it was all said and done, just about half the pieces went off to new homes and my stock of t-shirts and stickers was decimated.
I’m sorry if I forgot anyone.
Thank you. Everyone.
You can continue to see the work all month though. You should check it out. The shenanigans went down at Talk’s Cheap 556B Pandora ave. and that’s where it remains.
More pictures of my first solo outing, after this break.
Second version of the art show poster. Coming from Darryl once again. Love it.
Share it around!
Thanks again to Clawmageddon at Foxhound Digital for bringing the grotesque to life.
Not just hacks.
As I slog through a massive mental block, I might as well throw up some more people that inspire me. If you’re already familiar with them, great. If not, you should get acquainted…stalking is acceptable. I assume.
Skit for Brains is a Victoria based sketch comedy group. A spattering of nerdisms, Canadiana and boundless energy are presented in video format.
With groups like Picnicface gaining so much attention, SFB are criminally underrated and hysterically talented.
Watch the video above, then the rest of them.
One last post tonight I swear. There are a couple of people everyone needs to check out.
First off is my buddy Sponk out of Germany. He just dropped a fun video showing some of his process and a lot of solid graffiti work. Give it a watch, give it a like.
The second is a friend of mine from right here in Victoria. Whitsteen is a creative force and the man behind the bi-weekly comic Platform. Issue #5 is dropping this week so you have some catching up to do. They’re available at Talk’s Cheap, Legends and through Whitsteen himself.
Support independent art. It has bills to pay.
This is a little out of the ordinary for the Sideshow Massacre blog but I thought it warranted a post. I’ve always been a compulsive collector. The fixation changes now and again but the urge to accumulate, organize and display has always been strong.
As a horror and obsolescence fan I’ve spent a chunk of time chasing, buying and watching VHS…Beta…CED’s, really any old format oddball movies.
As it has before, my priorities have shifted and I’ve decided to sell the collection.
This post is really just a shout-out and huge thank-you to Tiemen at Talk’s Cheap for the space to set up a makeshift video store and the unflinching support of everything I work on.
If you’re in Victoria or on the island you should definitely stop by, you definitely need a stack of records and a box of movies. Trust me.
Darryl from the unstoppably creative Skit For Brains. Took it upon himself to do a little Sideshow Massacre animation. I was blown away by the unexpected gesture and unbelievable result.
There are two versions. Watch both (they’re really short) and leave your opinions at the bottom.
Check these out and then head over to SFB’s website (link above, or to the right in my blargroll)>
Second Version, what do you think?
Just opened a store over at http://themassacreshop.storenvy.com/ I’ll keep it filled with stickers, toys and other inexpensive things that I love to make and long to release into the real world.
I’ll find a way to incorporate it into this blog, but it can also be found through the Sideshow Massacre Facebook page.
I think a ratty van fits in well with the aesthetic of the Sideshow Massacre “brand”. Finally got started on my new workspace!
The wood is cut for the work and seating areas so more updates are coming soon. It would be nice if the rain would stop.
First it was Forza. Now Josh’s Deadbeats 240 has show up on Live for Speed complete with the Sideshow Massacre zombie and robot.
It’s funny where these little bastard paintings end up.
So…this happened. Full pics after the break!
Next drift event is October 16th, if you’re on the island or anywhere near the West coast, your attendance is mandatory.
You may remember the brain frames I found months and months ago, but if not you can see the first one here. Before I had a chance to hang that zombie piece, it was sold. A big thank you to the new owner by the way.
I finally got to the second one. Slightly different style, a lot cleaner. The kill is a lot fresher.
He’s in his temporary home down at Monster Party, we’ll see how long he hangs around.
If you ever see frames (even if they’re painted the horrible 80′s gold) that look like brain matter, please let me know. I’m on my way.
Every time I arrive here I’m surprised how long it’s been since my last visit. I haven’t quite got to the point where I recognize the blog as just as important to what I’m doing in my art life as the art itself. It always seems as though I’m working away on physical things, hands-on things, meanwhile this online presence becomes a no-man’s-land.
With the school season now in full swing, my job has become a weighty creature that can’t seem to be reconciled with my urge to do creative things. I’m still managing to keep myself motivated and still pushing ahead with the creative trip I embarked on almost a year ago but there are days when it feels like I’m living two incompatible lives.
At this point, my artwork/t-shirts/swag are a permanent fixture at Monster Party and Talk’s Cheap. Monster Party will be having its next group show mid-November, I’ll have new work there. There are some small paintings up in Absolute Underground. I’ll have some new work there as well in just a couple of weeks for their yearly Zombie Feast art show.
The Broken-Hearted Robot shirts and hoodies are still available ($15/$35) available directly from me or down at Talk’s Cheap.
I’ll be making a gaggle of posts this evening to try and get things mostly up to date. The site will be changing over the next couple of months to reflect my new work and reduce the quantity of old doodles that really helped me start all of this.
To anyone still reading or returning here again and again,
My domain’s about to expire too. I can’t believe it’s been a year.
The group that brings the wall-tapping, tire-killing depravity to Vancouver Island has a new shirt. I think pre-sales are being done at the next event, don’t miss out.
Make sure you’re following Capital Drift, to keep up on all the upcoming events.
I’m not sure what the deal is with Stumbleupon but I got stumbled a few days ago which ran my views for the day up 10x from their usual point. How did it happen, and how do I do it again?
I was in Maple Ridge B.C. painting another car and working on a fancy case of heat-stroke. Ended up painting a robo-hobo for a regular hobo…that owns a hot S13. My better half was snapping a ton of pics so I’ll put together a process post but for now, enjoy this.
Now, to arrange a photo shoot with the two Sideshow painted cars together…hmmmmm…
So I lied, there is a new video of Josh’s Deadbeat/Sideshow Massacre drift toy.
There’s doins a transpirin’
There’s doins a transpirin’
The Zombie Jesus graphic novel is done, printed and being bound as we speak. It was a lot of fun to be a part of the project and I picked up skills that I can now use on my own projects. The book will be available at the San Diego Comicon, Toronto’s Fan Expo in August and a locations around Victoria…also from me. I’ll have some pictures up once the book is in my hand.
As for new work. I picked up some of the tackiest gold 80′s frames ever from Value Village, brain frames! All it took was a little paint.
This handsome fellow was hung and sold before I could even update the blog, a big thank you to the new owner.
I have one more brain frame and a show coming up in August, they should be friends.
Feeling kind of directionless at the moment, no clear path for what I want to do.
The colouring work I was doing on the upcoming Zombie Jesus graphic novel has wrapped up, it’s at the printers as we speak. In the meantime, this happened.
I’m still selling robot t-shirts (both mens and womens),robot hoodies, pins, original artwork etc. If you’re on Vancouver Island, check my stuff out downtown in Talk’s Cheap/Monster Party 556B Pandora or contact me through this site for sizes, colours and of course commissions.
Assertive is my word of the day, and a goal for the near future.