Wednesday, February 8, 2012

We're in business, baby


Earlier I promised some folks that I would make prints of certain covers they wanted for certain walls in certain houses/submarines/fallout shelters. I'm pleased to announce that it's all been figured out (it's not that hard!), and now I'm opening up the whole digital print thing to whomever might fancy a bit of 2011 ephemera in their lives. Directly above us you'll find a photo the first batch, hot off the presses.

If you're wondering about that cryptic sigil in the lower right corner of each print, well, that's just there to ward off evil spirits. And it's also my signature. I'll write the date (i.e., the title) of each drawing on the back of each print.

The prints are 11" x 14" and, since I know you'll want to keep them forever and ever, they're printed on heavyweight matte stock with archival inks. I'm processing all transactions through an Etsy store, which you can see here. You'll notice there are only 4 prints listed in the Etsy store as of tonight, but rest assured that you can get a print of any drawing from the mixed media daily archives. Email me (mixedmediadaily@gmail.com) the date of the drawing you want printed, and I'll throw it up on Etsy for you.

While I was going back through the drawings to select candidates for an initial print run, it hit me that it would be fun (for me, at least) to see a group of the drawings that share a common theme or figure or object all laid out together (the original drawings are bound up in sketchbooks and thus I cannot mix and match and arrange them at will). I'll be posting comps of a few of these clusters in the months to come, whenever I have a spare minute.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Appendix A: Every title


I found that the only way to manage my increasingly unwieldy list of titles i gave to (and drew into) each drawing was to keep a running list in a word doc. Here's that list, in its entirety, because why not. The line breaks that appear in the list denote where one sketchbook ended and another began.

Los times
Lo$ unday
Los Angeles times
Los Angeles reins
Los Angeles times
Omg times
Lacrimas
L shop t
Sunday
Losses
Los Angeles mess
Los Angeles times
Less times
Los angelate
Semi
Sunday Los Angeles times
Glee
Angeles
Teens shot
Los outlaw
Missiles
Nimnimnim
Mr. Rooter
Lalanneles times
Ng*l*s
Sotu
Los time
Generation
Lean on
Sale day
Los an
San lest
Aim
Out out
Los Angeles sides
Analysis
Sunday best
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Los Angeles males
Los eight
Lol
Los sons
Time
Testing...testing
Clean Angeles
Matina
Los angeles tides
Tell me
Suss Angeles

Tenuous
Hands Angeles
Migration Sunday
Aa
Lib ya
Los Angeles rhymes
Hooray
Un
Los Angeles tiers
Oscar Sunday
Los borders
Los Angeles mores
Camera action
Airlines
Los martyrs
La
Battle Sunday
Rally
Memoir
Los sardines
Charm clout
Manhandle
Eight.nine
Daylight time
Harsh times
Nuclear unclear
Reactor
Los rebels
Turning time
Los tombs
Lights out
Lo
Megamansion
Jet
Hot tin roof
Blues Angeles
Wartimes
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geraldine

Los sorties

intervention

Las dias de perros

viva Times

Los maps

villaraigosa fines

ivorian Sunday

regular guy times

Los Ongolos Tomos

fAce Times

blame game Times

Los customs

old man Times

Sunday/one hundred Times

cosmonaut

matchup

final mission

bon voyager

Los incendios

Los beardos

Los Angeles ham

Los Tornados

Times x Times =

Los Angeles gulf

Los fotoperiodistas

loyalTies

Los Angeles escape

unun/elel

Les Anges Temps

Los Angeles Tolls

dos columns

natural born Times

dig out

Los Angeles I do

Sonday

pariah

The gambler

La casa de Times

palesTimes

receding Times

Los Talonarios

Sunday Spy

Los Angeles feet

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Los separations

Water world

A warning To

Los Angeles ills

Smart Angeles

Lunch Angeles

Walk The walk

Los govs

Los dos

Chess Angeles

Ark Angeles

Mediapocalypse

Survival Sunday

Las mujeres

Siege clouds

Los neighbors

marTian Times

guilty

sun Angeles Times

pieces of a man

positive Times

Los Angeles gone

House Angeles

Earth angeles

Cost Angeles

Complicated lives

Sunday visit

Heart Angeles

iTimes

quest Angeles

Los Angeles climbs

A pingpong code

Los DisTricTs

Sunday spawn

Los mangeles

Hi ho

Life expectancy

First line

Los Angeles seal

Gridlock

Los Angeles sax

Roundly

Wordy Titles

Los beans

Los Angeles pies

Advertisement

Falk angeles

Red meat

Traction

Los angeles bank

Nostalgia

Los burgers

Los wallets

Rackets

Dinosaur sun

Do-nothing times

Los angeles virgen

Twombly

Vinaigrettes

Tabloid victim

First ladies

Horse angeles

Flush angeles

History

Here’s the story

Los ebb y flow

Los countdowns

Whatageddon

Time out times

Reversal times

Space angeles

Comedia tragedia

Los refusals

Freud angeles

Los angles

Oslo

Endurance tests

Los hechizos

Los angeles falls

Los cartels

Smurf angeles

Los techos

Sunday grower

Los matones

La Manzanita

Los margenes

Isolation

Stock angeles

Future tents

Open Sundays

Fear calm fire

Cash flow times

Panic

Four letter times

Legal hurdles

Recreation

Surrogacy Sunday

Pressed on angeles

Big money

Art thief

Hunt is on angeles

We buy

Sister acts

A day of

Keep cool

Biding times

Los teatros

Los disjunctions

A season

Rescue times

Paid Sunday

Group hug

Storm brews

Collateral

Opportunity

Gawk angeles

Wash angeles

Los moon shots

Split angeles

Hot potato

Eh heh heh

School angeles

Billions

Cut angeles

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new monuments

sky angeles

farmacy

build yr own

menagerie

pacific standard overdose

Sunday drugs

At odd times

Los punchlines

Do tell times

Diplomacy

Prying times

Lap-bandgeles

[Sunday] Spar angeles

las transacciones

los kumeyaay

do the dance

tanks angeles

no room times

behind the scenes

a dark screen

las divisiones

cells lost and found

luck

steve angeles

los anos de Guerra

peace angeles

fiesta y la

los kesh tests

altar of death

gop debate

appetite for

salon meritage

las ballenas

domingo prospero y dinero

agency

overhaul times

occupy los angeles

pretzel logic

iron fist

take stock

lowdown Sunday

private prison

default graphics

Los Angeles Palms

Los Trescientos

big pumpkins

sequoiangeles

shifting Sunday

saTAngeles

carros de los muertos

Los plangeles Times

o’malley’s bar

prone Angeles

fall back on

not wiTh The Times

pipe dream

mystical que

Los Tribunals

hot dogs

merkozy shack

morph Angeles

pox Sunday

honohulu

from Russia wiTh

in Any order

rumpleTimeskin

iT’s Time To

AvasTin’ Times

blanco gris negro

lobo soliTario

Trickle down

fowL Angeles

sauce Angeles

rock paper

consubsTangeles

Sunday environs

Los blacklisTs

arenas del Tiempo

Turn on Tune in

sweet success

gone wiTh The

neue regeln

Aniversario

square hand

nek Angeles

divide

pandAngeles

subaTomic Times

hollywood escape

Sunday miTines

The besT gifT

at A price

swap Angeles

iT’s all About

furled

bleak house

Sunday menu

Leaders die

Licensed To il

in sTaTe

war of the roses

rival revival

holi holy holly

hark! Angeles

mature menus

hurdles

frankenpols

sparkle Time

combat school

sTarTing over

Friday, January 20, 2012

Wrapping things up




Hello gentle reader/spambot,

The drawings have all been posted, my pencils and things are tidied up for once, and the many, many sketchbooks have been carelessly left in a pile on a big blue chair in my dining room. Now what?

Well, I've been meaning to write a little something about the experience, and I was fortunate enough to have a deadline, courtesy of the LA Times, to spur me on to do it now, while I'm still feeling mild withdrawal from not sketching the front page every day (that cruise ship sideways in the water, that's quite an image). So, I wrote. You can see the results for yourself here.

I have one last post that'll come this weekend. Also, I've had some people ask me for prints of the drawings. I'm looking into that now, and will have them available soon(ish). So, if you want one, let me know via this email (mixedmediadaily@gmail.com).

Hope everyone's 2012 is off to a great start. I'm free now! Hit me up if you want to go see a movie.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

31 december 2011

That's it. Happy New Year's Eve, internet! A proper postscript is coming very soon in 2012.

Friday, December 30, 2011

30 december 2011


Tonight was my one chance during this project to draw Meryl Streep (as Marge Thatcher, no less!) and i didn't do it. Sigh.

This weekend is much like Christmas weekend in that nobody is visiting this site. Still, for the dudes in russia who keep spamming me, stay tuned for tomorrow night's big finale! у вас есть нечего делать!
and you, dear reader, if you miss it? eh--it'll still be here come january.

29 december 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

28 december 2011

What began as an homage to color fields eventually devolved into a clutch of politicians. It happens sometimes. The A1 knows all about this tug of war, I imagine. Of course, I also imagine Ron Paul as some sort of weird, emaciated W. C. Fields impersonator, if that painting up there is to be believed.