About the artist
A word from the curator:
Beneath each car's slick exterior there lies a complicated mass of metal, pipes and wiring. In the moment of the crash all of this is exposed, with the visual insanity mirroring the chaos of the event.
Tell us the background of this design.
My buddy, the infinitely talented Steve Lohse, needed a design for one of his first plays. This is a design using some elements from the poster.
What do you want TeeFury fans to know about you?
I'm probably the most talented artist they've ever seen.
What do you absolutely not want them to find out?
I'm probably not the most talented artist they've ever seen.
Name a few of your favorite things.
Old pulp novel art, Will Eisner, Sailor Jerry tattoo flash, Herge, hand-made birthday cards, 19th century Japanese woodblock cuts, Czech animation, old mystery radio broacasts, classic Silly Symphonies, taxidermy, the lithographic printing process, Los Bros. Hernandez, Louis Armstrong Hot Fives and Sevens, Vargas pinups, 1940's film noir,Thimble Theater, Bob Wills, Soviet propaganda posters, Robert Frank, and the SX-70 Polaroid camera.
What are your feelings on motorcycles?
I've owned a 1970 Honda 350 for a while, and before that a '73 Vespa, which is kind of like a motorcycle. I love motorcycles, but they're a huge time and money commitment, something I don't always relish.
Do you prefer chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry?
Chocolate, all the way. Vanilla is for chumps.
Killer bees vs. army ants: who would win the battle?
Bees, clearly. They can fly! Ants can just, I don't know, swarm into a big lump, if they get lucky. How high can that get, 2 feet, maybe 3? Fugeddaboutit.
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
My favorite shirt is any shirt hand silkscreened by a friend. I have a bunch, they're each a unique piece of art, and they're the best gift in the world.
Which is better, gaming, reading, or watching movies? Name your favorite title in your chosen medium.
Toss up between reading and movie watching. I think a 'favorite' is a false choice, it totally depends on my mood. My most recent read/watched is The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem, and Escape from New York by Carpenter. I watch movies constantly while I work, but rarely look at the screen. As a result, I know the dialogue and sound effects like the back of my hand, but am constantly surprised by the visuals when I see them.
What inspires your work?
Good honest art, anything that pierces the mask. The minute pretension falls away, I'm interested, whatever the medium.
Any shout outs?
My wife, Molly, who constantly reminds me why I work on my art, every day.