Monday, August 31, 2009
I see this guy outside the Press almost every day cleaning up the sidewalk and collecting recyclables. He's an old Hells Angel that did time in Folsom. We got to talking about tattoos the other day and he let me snap these shots of his arms.
He swears that he didn't pay more than $10 for all of them.
I love old tattoos like these. It shows what kind of detail will be left after a lifetime of abuse.
Susan... she must have been pretty sweet.
My assistant Francisco brought his friend Alberto by the Press recently.
We went for a bike ride and I showed them where to enter the west end of the Dubose Tunnel for some potential graffiti action.
Then we rolled to GG Park for some toking before a short ride around the 'hood.
Living the good life in NorCal...
Friday, August 28, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
This is Paul. He's one of my biggest fans. He spent a lot of time looking at my wall of inspiration. Guess I would too if I was his age.
Check out his Sharpie skateboard! Sick.
These are his sisters, Brooke and Paige. It was Brooke's 7th Birthday. Word!
Hope your cool dad brings you by again sometime soon...
Friday, August 14, 2009
Every First Thursday of the month I open the doors of the studio to friends so they can see my new drawings and enjoy free beer and a cool crowd.
This is my new assistant Francisco. He's already doing a great job. Big props.
The San Jose squad are already regulars at my openings.
Mr. Groshong and The Droobs rolled through.
And Joshy and Red were feelin' the good vibes too....
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
It's that time again! Party time! That means free beer, loud music and cool folks here at The Skullz Press.
I'm offering a special opening for the tight homies this Thursday August 6th from 6-9pm. You VIPs know who you are.
The public opening is this Friday night! Same time and place.
I'll be debuting 7 new drawings, including this one...
Hope to see you there!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I just got 90 of these posters from Mike Davis. I started this one in 2006. I handed it back and forth to Mike a few times and I think we got the final drawing done sometime in 2007. Then I had them printed in Albuquerque and signed them. Then shipped them to Mike so he could add his signature to them. And I didn't get them back until last week. Crazy. These have been chillin' for 3 years!
And now they're only available here at The Skullz Press. They're $60.
Monday, August 3, 2009
I caught that upskirt photo on my first trip to Tokyo in '94. It's been on the walls of various studios since.
Check out that OG space monkey!
I see Barbi Benton.
That Terry Richardson photo of the kid with his hand in dude's mouth is one of my favorite photos ever.
This photo was taken about 110 years ago in Florida. It's a powerful image to me because on the one hand it represents the new freedom bicycles provided regular Americans; and on the other hand a young black man is visible behind the group of white cyclists, a reminder that slavery had been abolished for only about 30 years by that time. But the 'separate but equal' Jim Crow laws lasted until 1954, only 55 years ago.
Two old friends came by last week. On the left, my man Mario from Chicago. We've been friends through graffiti circles since '91. On the right, my homie Ben from Burque who currently lives outside Philly. I finished a big tattoo in his head while he was here. I seriously think it's the most gangster tattoo I've ever made. Ill!