Thursday, October 18, 2018

THE BERRY-CANTRELL SCALE©

The Berry-Cantrell Scale©

Also, while most people have heard of Mister Richter and Mister Celsius, the Berry-Cantrell Scale©️ is no less scientific. In fact it's currently the only measure of dog drawing difficulty available. Archie Torres Parker is considered a strong BC-5. Which translates to complex brindle patterns and maximum wiggly.

The Berry-Cantrell Scale©

The Berry-Cantrell Scale©


WELCOME CRUZ

Welcome Cruz

Big, big congratulations to Joanne and Baillie on their new addition. I sincerely hope your furry, brindled kid stops being all emo about it soon.

Welcome Cruz

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Welcome Cruz

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Welcome Cruz

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

TEMPORARY ISLAND, MN

Temporary Island, MN

Temporary Island, MN // October 2018



Wednesday, September 26, 2018

THE BLACK EYE EP

Black Eye EP // Packaging

My brother's new "Black Eye" EP was released yesterday (on his birthday, no less). Here's the Spotify link. But I'm also dropping this here because I got to do the packaging of this one. As design goes, Matt likes a good throwback. So the process this time was a two-parter:

Part 1) Design an album cover.
Part 2) Redesign that album cover as though it was was to be placed in the import section of a Tower Records circa 1995.

I think we got the result we were looking for. Big love and big thanks to Logan and Hasalyn Modine for the translations. You're the best-est. A few other looks at the package and gig posters are in here as well. This time around was particularly special as we applied the design to a custom effect pedal built by Baltimore audio geniuses, noiseKICK FX.

Black Eye EP // Front Cover

Front Cover Detail

Black Eye EP // Back Cover

Back Cover Detail

Black Eye EP // Gig Poster

Gig Poster Design

Black Eye EP // Pedal Art

Pedal Art

OH HELLO, IMPROVISED PROCREATE WIZARD

Hello, Improvised Procreate Wizard

I’ve have yet to open Procreate with a plan. I just change the brushes over and over like a college freshman switching majors and hope that will somehow make me a whole new illustrator. God, I hope there isn’t a final.

Hello, Improvised Procreate Wizard

OKAY, QUESTION...

Question...

Do these say “ask me about my sonic experimentation”? I’m going for a thing here.

Okay, question...

Monday, September 17, 2018

"SAD PERSON"

"Sad Person"

My merch table caters to anyone and everyone (provided you’re a six-and-a-half foot snark monster with a lot of side projects and no ass).

"Sad Person"

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

THE BALTIMOREAN

The Baltimorean

The Baltimorean // September 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

AUTUMN /// 2018

AUTUMN /// 2018

I don't want your summer to end. But when it is over, I do want to be the guy who turns the lights on and plays the only Semisonic song you know. New mix on Soundcloud. We're taking the party elsewhere. Specifically slightly to the play button down there.



01 . Steve Hauschildt . Syncope
02 . Geotic . Gondelier
03 . Saba . LIFE
04 . Peggy Gou . It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)
05 . Berhana . Janet
06 . Bella Boo . LA Confidential
07 . DJ Koze . My Plans
08 . Denzel Curry . BLACK BALLOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONZ
09 . Pink Siifu . pray everyday
10 . Iglooghost . Clear Tamei

Thursday, August 23, 2018

TAKE MY NON-DRAWING HAND...

Take my non-drawing hand...

Take my non-drawing hand, web-based log reader. Deep breath. Tonight we dive into THE FUTURE OF DOODLING™️.

Also, don’t pet that dog.

Take my non-drawing hand...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

CODEX NONSENSICA

Codex Nonsensica

Today's useless pages of the Codex Nonsensica.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

FORGIVE ME, TIGRESS

Forgive me, Tigress.

Forgive me, Tigress. I have taken some liberties.

Prints available now through the mighty Society6.

Forgive me, Tigress.

Monday, August 13, 2018

TANGLETOWN, MN

Tangletown, MN

Tangletown, MN // August 2018


Saturday, August 11, 2018

THE FINEST EXCUSES UNDER HEAVEN

The Finest Excuses Under Heaven

Today, an EP titled "The Finest Excuses Under Heaven" has been released on Spotify and Soundcloud. This is my fault.

The five tracks presented here were built from a year's worth of guitar recordings made with a looper pedal. These recordings were then sampled, mangled, and sequenced with an Elektron Digitakt into the lo-fi-electro-experi-mess linked at the top of this ramble. It has its issues. I know. I learned as I went. But it's a first attempt. It exists.

And just in case you're thinking about going down a meandering creative journey with no prior knowledge, I can't recommend it enough. I just had to keep reminding myself that nothing is perfect the first time. What is it? You draw the first crooked line and you spend a lifetime correcting it? I think some asshole who draws better than me said something like that.

Also, this could not have been created without the knowledge of Matthew Berry who answered a series of insane recording questions and frustrated babbling over text. Probably in between gigs.

Okay, kisses. Bye.

The Finest Excuses Under Heaven

Thursday, August 9, 2018

APPROACHING THE SUMMIT...

Side A

Approaching the summit of Mount Tantrum.

Side A /// Side B

Side B

Saturday, July 28, 2018

MOUNT TANTRUM BASE CAMP

Mount Tantrum Base Camp

Sketches for an icon. Built for my music project under the moniker, "Mount Tantrum".

The icon is an icon. Not me.

Mount Tantrum Base Camp

PREPARATORY, MN

Preparatory, MN

When I was small, our house backed up to a creek. Standing up to my ankles in slow moving water one summer afternoon, a large snake swam between my legs. I'm not a herpetologist. I don't have a latin name for what I saw. But my 28-year creek boycott is still going strong.

Preparatory, MN

Thursday, July 26, 2018

READY-TO-WEAR

Ready-To-Wear

Ready-To-Wear // July 2018

Ready-To-Wear

Saturday, June 30, 2018

WILL NOT RELEASE HOUNDS

Won't Release The Hounds

As a reward: $ Will not release hounds.

Won't Release The Hounds

Won't Release The Hounds

Friday, June 29, 2018

NOTE TO SELF: MAIL TO SELF

Note To Self: Mail To Self

While I’ve yet to be beaten to market with a faster cheetah, I can’t tell you how much it keeps me up at night.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

EMENDATION, MN

Emendation, MN

Emendation, MN // June 2018

Emendation, MN

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

SUMMER /// 2018

SUMMER /// 2018

I've always thought people picking their desert island songs were being completely impractical. I mean, how long is a radio hit? You're supposed to be on the island for-goddamn-ever. At least pick a live version of "Born to Run". What, you got something else going on? Stretch it out. Jesus. Anyway.

This mix isn't desert island songs. It is pretty long though. We've got to be prepared. Just in case this is finally the glorious SUMMER OF CHRIS that lasts forever.



01 . Blanck Mass . Please
02 . The Field . The More That I Do
03 . Jon Hopkins . Luminous Beings
04 . Kelly Lee Owens . Bird
05 . Dedekind Cut . Equity
06 . Skee Mask . 50 Euro to Break Boost
07 . Boy Harsher . A Realness
08 . Jpegmafia . Macaulay Culkin
09 . Cannibal Ox . Pigeon
10 . Erykah Badu . Mr Telephone Man

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

BEE-EYE-EN-GEE-OH

Bee-eye-en-gee-oh

I was trying to figure out whether one could paint with bingo dabbers. But now I find out they’re called “daubers” and the world is upside down.


Bee-eye-en-gee-oh

Bee-eye-en-gee-oh

Bee-eye-en-gee-oh

Monday, May 21, 2018

WELL, YES AND NO.



In the eternal demo stage, I do something and ask myself days later if all the noises fit together. But days later me never has a hard answer.

Friday, May 18, 2018

OKAY, YES.

Okay, yes.

Okay, yes. It is an illustration of myself making this illustration.

What? I don’t tell you how to run your goddamn feed.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

PIECEMEAL, MN

Piecemeal, MN

Piecemeal, MN // May 2018

Piecemeal, MN (Detail)