Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Pinback Autumn of the Seraphs Released 2007

Sometime during the Winter of 2000 I heard Pinback for the first time. My friend Garrett brought over the 'Some Voices' EP for me to check out and I think we must have listened to 'Manchuria' play into 'June' 3 or 4 times in a row. This was an exciting yet frightening time when I decided to drop the day job and try to make a living as an artist. For the next 7 months or so I worked to complete a book of Character drawings for the New Star Wars Essential Guide to Characters (Del Rey Books/Lucas Ltd.). I remember freezing to death in my studio attatched to the garage, drinking crazy amounts of coffee, drawing Luke Skywalker and company. Pinback was the soundtrack and it really did rule.

Touch & Go Records

Cover/Back Cover Sketches:

Digipak inside spread:

There were several versions of the Inside Lyric Forest Spread:

Thanks for checking it out.
Mike S.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

@ 24SF Gallery Sept. 30

This Thursday there is yet another art showing at Upper Playround's 24SF gallery. Todd Bratrud's offering of small paintings and illustrations is titled 'Half Assed' along side Maya Hayuk's 'Forevers'. Todd combines skill and humor in a triumphant and modest way. Looking forward to my introduction to Maya Hayuk's work. Check it out if you can. Here's some links for those interested:

Todd's Blog
Design Collective Todd
Bulesque of North America
New colaboration for Jeremy Fish:
Todd's Wheel Company:
Teenage Runway Blog