Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

Too Art for TV 3

New York's 3rd Annual Fine Art Exhibit for the Animation Industry

And this year, folks, I'm lucky enough to be in it and
will be exhibiting three of my photographs.
So if you're in town Friday night and feel like joining and supporting me/us, please do.

Opening reception - Friday, December 5th 2008,
6pm-9pm December 5th through December 15th, 2008
at Erebuni 158 Roebling St. Williamsburg, NY 11211

"Erebuni is pleased to present Too Art for TV 3, the third annual group exhibition showcasing the fine art expressions of the animation industry. Twice before, this show has drawn in excited, elbow-to-elbow crowds of artists, illustrators, filmmakers, animators, and fans of animation. This year’s exhibit, now the biggest one in Too Art for TV’s history, features 36 artists who- by way of toys, prints, paintings, sculptures, and experimental film- will set free their skills otherwise "owned" by television networks bosses."

And its curated by the absolutely adorable and extremely hardworking...


Liz Artinian is a Brooklyn based painter and has worked in animation since graduating with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently Liz is the color supervisor for "The Venture Bros.", an animated series on Adult Swim.

That is all.
x Shivers

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Venture Bros. Season 4

The madness has begun!

Jackson Publick revision notes...

And we're only in week two of storyboard revision.

That is all.
x Shivers

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Samhain!

Happy Samhain to anyone who checks my blog!

I've always loved Halloween and especially love it in
New York whereyou're encouraged to dress up
and be creative and gross as possible.
Actually, now that I think about it,
its just like every other day in NYC :D

Anyway, here's a photo of me from two years ago.

To complete the effect of me having just crawled out of a grave, I remember rolling around in the bushes of Bryant Park on 5th Ave. I also remember Rachel Simon, my lovely producer, being absolutely horrified and reminded me that rats and pigeons more than likely rolled around there too on a regular basis.... eeeek! I'd never thought of that.
Oh well, I survived.

But I was part of a team effort with Rachel Simon and Venture Bros
animation director, Jen Batinich.
We called ourselves... Zombie Bananarama!

Not sure what I'm going as this year but I have an idea...
it might just have to be political! :)

That is all.
x Shivers

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Quick Biography of Barack Obama by Jeffrey Lewis

New York City comic book artist and antifolk songwriter/performer Jeffrey Lewis performs his "low budget video" about presidential candidate Barack Obama

With a father from Kenya and a mother from Kansas,
Barack was born in the storms of our Honolulu Island.

From Jakarta to Hawaii to Columbia U. in New York,

where he studied International Relations and Political Science.

In the '80s, in his 20s, in Chicago, he did plenty,

working as director of Developing Communities.

He started job training programs and tenants' rights organizations,

where folks needed hope he helped at all opportunities.

After doing so much good for Chicago's poor neighborhoods,

Barack saw Europe and Kenya and learned the world is one home.

At Harvard Law School he was elected head of the Law Review,

and as its first black president he first became nationally known.

He kept fightin' for ya as a civil rights lawyer,
and at Chicago U. he taught Constitutional Law.

In the state legislature he worked on welfare and healthcare,

and he was elected to the US Senate in 2004.

As Senator, Barack opposed the wasteful war in Iraq,

he knows people need help more than big corporations.

What happens next is a guess, but I'm hoping that yes,

Barack Obama will become a great president of our nation.

That is all.
x Shivers

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Voxys @ Union Pool 10/09/2008

Another wonderful gig by The Voxys.
The lads were on top form and dare I say, the best form I've seen them to date.
And Union Pool in Williamsburg might have hipsters that are a pain in the ass but it sure is a cool venue to photograph.
Here's a few samples from that night...

That is all.
x Shivers

The Cloisters.

A couple of weeks ago I travelled on the A train to north Manhattan to visit the truly breathtaking Cloisters Museum & Gardens. This is a unique architectural amalgam museum made up of five medieval French monasteries set in the beautiful Fort Tryon Park.

The West Terrace provides magnificent views of the Hudson River unlike
any other vantage point in Manhattan. Its so peaceful.

And its filled with stunning art and artifacts. Here's just a few examples...

If you have never been, I urge you to go. You will not be disappointed, I promise you.
In fact, I lost myself so completely in my surroundings that I actually found it difficult to convince myself that I really hadn't been transported to South of France.

That is all.
x Shivers

Monday, September 8, 2008

Bang Out of Order!

A little something I made earlier...

Thanks goes to Julian for the live footage.

That is all.
x Shivers

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Voxys, Live @ Club 205 on the LES

Man, what a great night!

The lads were on fine form and they certainly looked the part but woe was me...
the lighting in this venue well and truly sucked.
There was only one spotlight in the whole place so it pretty much ended up being the
Julian Colin Sylvester show, as he was the one member of the band
in the one poxy spotlight!

Oh well. I worked with it and got a few interesting shots but none that I could say
I'm completely 100% happy with.

But here are a few that come close...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the entire venue was painted with aluminium paint, so my flash was constantly being reflected back at me.

You can also check my Myspace account for these and more.

That is all.
x Shivers

Friday, August 29, 2008

Calling All New Yorkers...

The Voxys are playing The 205 Club NYC

Friday September 5th at 9PM


I know I'm going!

That is all.
x Shivers

Monday, August 25, 2008

RIP 24

In Loving Memory
It was fun working with you, dude!

Anyway, enough of that. I wonder where we are with season 4.
*note to self*... email Jackson.

That is all!
x Shivers

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Voxys

Oh what joy.
I spent all of yesterday evening, photographing one of my favourite
New York City bands at the moment called,

The Voxys

Left to right: Chad Flewwelling (drums), Julian Colin Sylvester (guitars and vocals), William McCormack (bass) & Trevor Murphy (guitars and vocals).

Formed in New York City in 2008, The Voxys' sound has been described as upbeat jangly '60s-inspired melodic garage pop. And if you get a chance to catch these guys live,
you'll not be disappointed, I promise you.

I just love the dude urinating in the background.
NYC... I love ya!

That is all!
x Shivers