Drunk Monkey Monday

Thrillist-Monkey Madness

A tip of the hat to Mike over at Thrillist for the great spotlight on my work today.

Shaun Tan-The Lost Thing

Shaun Tan’s magnificent work has been translated into a short film from his book “The Lost Thing.”


“The German artist duo behind Coarse, once again showcases their distinctive aesthetic. Their forms are dominated by smooth curves, hard lines and sharp edges, combined to point of a unity. “Coarse unveils their long anticipated ‘false friends’ series, a set of two original vinyl statues. The release incorporates key coarse characters ‘paw!’, a monkey cross rabbit, and ‘noop’, a human like being, as they portray another episode in the ongoing Coarse story.

Monkey Monday-Planet of the Humans

The Society of Sinister Simians

“The Society of Sinister Simians” explores the mysterious world of an evil collection of vicious and power hungry primates that held sway over the land centuries ago. Thanks to the efforts of the ill-fated Sourcrust archeological dig of 1887, details of this foul organization have finally come to light. In this book you will learn of The Society’s immortal leader, his powerful and brutal cadre of ministers and advisors as well as a variety of assassins, spies, soldiers and frightful supernatural figures.

Just released: the paperback book, limited edition hardcover book and trading card set depicting members of a secret society quite sinister. Part Victorian, part Steampunk and all evil. 122 pages. 24 evil simians illustrated with extensive biographies. Map detailing the realm of sinister sway, weapons and medals galleries as well as an addendum of sinister ephemera. The hardback version is hand bound with a rich Flanders British Tan bonded leather covering, sewn pages and topped off with a custom gold foil stamp. Each is signed and numbered from an edition of 50. The trading card set includes the complete roster of evil membership with the added fun of a poster puzzle on the reverse.

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Paul Rogers-Name That Movie

Paul Rogers has a wonderful collection of  “movie clue” illustration sets that are both beautifully drawn and a fun challenge for movie buffs. His most recent is near and dear to my heart, due to a certain bellhop named chet! that is more than anxious to tend to your every need.

Wrestle Pets Limited Edition Book

This book of Lucha Libre Wrestle Pets includes 20 dog and cat wrestler portraits along with corresponding humorous biographical information. It includes the original 15 from the trading card set plus five rookies. Each book has been digitally printed on 80 lb Cougar Opaque text and handsomely handbound here in the Dancing Cat Bindery with yellow 100% cotton thread in the pamphlet book style.The cover is Classic Columns Solar White over Red Pepper. A purple metallic foil stamp image of the Wrestle Pets logo adorns the cover label.

Book dimensions-5.5″ x 7.25″
Each is signed and numbered from an edition of 100.

So Long Spring, Hello Summer

Beautiful spot from Buck for Sherman Williams of a magical environment consisting of paint chips.

Mis Nopales Art

Jose Pulido is obviously having great fun creating his series of Calavera (Spanish for skull) characters. Much of his work takes the form of Gocco prints and T-Shirts.

Altered Ceramics

Bunny With A Chainsaw from Snew

The craft of creatively combining ceramic molds into new visual statements is something I discovered shortly after joining the world of Etsy. If David Lynch had a Victorian parlor, I can imagine his curio cabinet chock full of these. (Maybe he does!)

Eternal Robin from TheRunnyBunny

Josh Cooley-Movies R Fun

Josh Cooley has created a fantastic blend of movie scenes that taste just like Golden Books (inappropriate Golden Books, that is.) The series will be compiled into a book titled “Movies R Fun” that’s due out just in time for this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Can’t wait to see it!

Monkey Monday-Working For A Living


The latest environment for Stephan Britt’s presence on the Intertubes is truly a stroke of genius. Combining his wonderfully nostalgic style within the framework of a retro Milton Bradley-esque game board motif is the perfect match.

Steve Ditko

Steve Ditko’s amazing comic book work was and continues to be a great source of inspiration to me. In 1962 Ditko and writer-editor Stan Lee created Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy #15. Despite the scores of artists that followed and movie adaptations, I’ll forever equate the way Spider-Man and the host of characters related to him should look from Steve’s vision.

Stereoviews of Old Japan

Animated stereoview of old Japan --

In the late 19th and early 20th century, photographer T. Enami (1859-1929) captured a number of 3D stereoviews depicting life in Meiji-period Japan. Visit Pink Tentacle for more animated Stereoviews.

Frank Frazetta 1928-2010

The creator responsible for some of the most iconic images from the worlds of swords-and-sorcery and science-fiction, Frank Frazetta died due to a stroke on Monday. Perhaps best known for his paintings of Conan the Barbarian that adorned the covers of Robert E. Howard’s paperback adventures, the artist contributed both covers and interior art for comics and numerous novels — including the “Creepy” and “Eerie” comics and countless other publications.  For me personally, his cover for the Conan paperback (shown above) was the first of many that lured me into the world of Robert E. Howard’s stories as a teenager in the early 70’s.

Monkey Monday-Burning Safari

Kristin Elder

New Mexico based artist Kristin Elder creates watercolor images of elegant beauty with a twist of magical surrealism that really satisfies. More examples of delicate watercolor work can be found on her blog as well.

Etsy Dallas Spring Bash

(Moments before the doors opened, the only two clear shots of the set up for the next 6 hours.)

Last Saturday we were a part of the annual Etsy Dallas Spring Bash. We scored a great spot in the gallery space. It turned out to be a tremendous day with a steady stream of customers, new contacts from some great people and loads of sales. Word is the line started at 8 AM for the official 11 AM opening, all for a chance to receive a limited number of giveaway bags. Thanks to everyone who came out and made it a great day.

We were so busy for most of the day, I was only able to get away from the booth to take a couple of shots of the area towards the end. Earlier it was elbow to elbow.