Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Gridlords 2!

Hey everyone! Sooner then I'm comfortable with Gridlords will be performing an all new line up of presentations at the waypost! I am so excited to present such a great collection of things to inspire! There will be a reading of a new talent named Asher Craw who I think is so brilliant & has made a new comic called Zebadiah that is one of the best written pieces I have seen in ages! I felt so lucky that I was accidentally let in on this amazing comic as it was being made & see it come together!!! Asher was a student in the IPRC comics program & is a shinning example of the good that can come from such things:) Erik Nebel who has been making comics for a long while came to me almost like a dream. I was having breakfast in my friends kitchen when A book he made years back that only has 2 existing copy's in the world was laid under my nose to read. To say the least I have read it in that fashion a million times now & am obsessed with it! Erik will be reading from an adaptation he recently made of War & Peace! Its like living in 2 realities at once! Emily Nilsson will be presenting stories from her Zine works that are so stunningly poignant & full of subtle hilarity & frank observation that makes you feel like its maybe possible to feel comfortable in this world. Julia Gfrorer will be presenting more comics flowing from her veins like vital fluids she transfers to our own systems to keep us in her world! We may be getting a sneak peak at a new long format comic series she will soon be debuting on Zack Soto's Study Group 12 web comics page. Nicole Georges The smartest girl in the world will be nursing us all back to confidence with her thoughtful advise for all of our troubles & fear of the end of the world complexes. Also as if her healing your world wasn't enough, she may even share a delicious smattering of her comics. Lastly I may very well be doing a presentation in honor of the recently diseased Donna Summer. Her song recorded by at the time fledgling producer Giorgio Moroder called "I Feel Love" changed the way we danced & the way we loved forever. I have been making a comic based on the songs mark on artist Brian Eno & how he took it in another direction. Here's a quote from David Bowie on the subject. "One day in Berlin ... Eno came running in and said, 'I have heard the sound of the future.' ... he puts on 'I Feel Love', by Donna Summer ... He said, 'This is it, look no further. This single is going to change the sound of club music for the next fifteen years.' Which was more or less right." I may show a few pages from this work, & then perform my own rendition of I feel love. Im scared out of my mind to do it & simultaneously so happy doing it that its hard to know what will happen. Questionable.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hey Everyone, Stefan Gruber is coming back to town & I am accompanying him with Suzette Smith in our new band MAGIC CAVES!

Stefan Will be presenting his epic animated piece "Both Worlds" along with a set of other works by other artists. Magic caves will be doing a live synth set to cosmicly take your mind on Stefan's fantastic journey!
We will be going on last and sending you off into other worlds & back!!!
Its at The NW film center in the Art museum movie theater Whitsel Auditorium on May 17th.


Heres what it says on the NW Film Center Roster:)
VISITING ARTIST—Tonight we welcome Seattle filmmaker Tess Martin to present a collection of short animated films that explore inter-actions—actions between each frame of motion as well as between each subject onscreen. Made individually by twelve members of SEAT (Seattle Experimental Animation Team), these thought-provoking films explore themes of love, faith, and murder. This special screening includes live narration of Stefan Gruber's short film BOTH WORLDS, accompanied by live music from Magic Caves. Other shorts in the program include: Britta Johnson’s TWO DOTS, in which marbles illustrate the subtle math of a relationship; Drew Christie’s THE MAN WHO SHOT THE MAN WHO SHOT LINCOLN, an interpretation of the bizarre life of the man who killed John Wilkes Booth; Aaron Wendel’s DWELLINGS, in which two houses slowly destroy each other; Tess Martin’s PLAIN FACE, in which a stranger arrives and is the subject of prejudice, violence, and love; Amanda Moore’s BRIDGING WOUNDS, a whimsical exploration of the lives of strangers told through silhouette puppet animation; Davis Limnbach’s LOOPFORMS, in which a dance of energy of spirit is expressed in “maximized loops”; Sara Jane Lapp’s CHRONICLES OF A PROFESSIONAL EULOGIST, the story of a professional eulogist in training; Clyde Peterson’s DIRTY STREET, featuring recut footage projected and re-photographed using the “Hipstamatic” app for iPhone; Webster Crowell's PARASOL, a short, quick revenge film about bicycles, dancing, and speed; Salise Hughes’ SOMEWHERE, in which two lovers meet in a world somewhere between a sock hop and the Wild West; and Bruce Bickford’s THE COMIC THAT FRENCHES YOUR MIND, your mind on eggs. (74 mins.)
Tess Martin will present the program.

Friday, May 4, 2012

I Thought Id post a few of the limerent Alembic images that came down from SoHitek gallery at the April. You know, just to see again:) 

Also A heads up with more to come. On May 17th The NW Film center has put together a short animation program that includes my friend & collaborator Stefan Gruber. Suzette Smith & I shall be performing live as Magic Caves to accompany his film. Practice has been most rad within the magic caves where you talk about feelings, over deep dense waves of sythesized sky's!

 Stay Tuned.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Above is a collaboration that Joseph Lambert, Theo Ellsworth & I had going on at our table during Stumptown comics fest this last weekend! We had a rad time dropping secret acres knowledge all over peoples minds & showing people how to get awesome! It was super rad getting to meet Joe, who's book had me going nuts with radness last year. What a sweet guy that Joe! 
Stumptown was relatively laid back this year at the convention center but all & all was super fun & went pretty great! My only complaint was that the exhibitors were made to wait in a crazy huge line to get in & set up with there badges. Some even long after the convention was open. Welllll, unless you set up the night before...... I had an event & partying to do though!!!! 
It was super great meeting some new faces that I had admired through there work but had not met in person before. Also my favorite Short run krew, Kelly Froh, Max Clotfelter, & Eroyn Franklin are always an exciting presence to behold & hang with!
Stay tuned & I will share some of the nice books I picked up from other artist this year:) I GOT SO MUCH RAD STUFFFF!!!!
 Incase you needed a reason to live in mortal fear of my face for the rest of your life I thought I'd post all of the flickr photos from the stumptown comics fest page. I love all of these photo's so much! But sometimes I forget how terrifying I am in reality. Its good to be reminded of how overwhelming ones face can be.

 It was especially awesome being next to this rabble rousing crew the whole weekend