Tuesday, December 22, 2009

You Are Here

My work was recently part of an exhibition called 'You Are Here." It was organized by Whitespace. Over 80 artists and designers contributed. It was very fun. You can see the works here. Mine is B15 and Haruka's is C9.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Lost Season 5

Last year Haruka and I watched the first episode of the first season. We were like, "Let's see what all the fuss is about." And then, because of the internet, we thought, "Well let's just watch a couple more." A few hours later we were in the store slobbering over the first four seasons. Gimme. Gimme. But I remember thinking, 'We'll just watch the first season and then forget about it." Of course once you get to the last episode of that season you realize it's one of the biggest cliff hangers in tv history. You have to keep watching. So then, God help us, we were hooked. After we got to the end of the 4th season we knew we'd have to wait awhile till they released Season 5. Well, it's been about a year now and we're picking it up again. Addicted doesn't even begin to describe it. We're sick and we need help. I would write more but we still have to watch 2 more episodes. And then about 16 making-of documentaries. I hope we can remember to eat and go to the bathroom while this is going on.

Monday, December 14, 2009





and by the way-- this is awesome:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

This is Orson Welles

I've been a fan of Welles for a long time now. Although my favorite director of all time may be Billy Wilder, I still love a good Orson Welles movie. This book (This is Orson Welles) is an exhaustive Q & A between him and Peter Bogdonavich. It's really funny and insightful and is full of all of these bizarre little stories. It's also full of strange statements I don't fully understand, that I like to quote randomly in my loudest voice: "Comedy is life in a long shot. Tragedy is life in a close up." Stuff like that.
I'm going to do a few illustrations inspired by passages in the book and post them up here every once in awhile. And smoke a cigar as I post them.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Batman Annual 1990

so i got bored with that 'n' thing. meh. this comic just slipped out of a mess of of books. i must have thrown it into my bag when i was back home last summer. ah, what a goodie. probably my favorite 'two-face' cover ever. and the sprouse art is awesome. not to mention it has a great story.
this seems to be the week for comics from 1990.
my version of 'wolverine: the jungle adventure' is up over at Robert Goodin's awesome Covered site. ah, memories.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Stephen King's "N"

I'm intrigued. I'm gonna start reading/watching these.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Marquis

I picked this up a couple weeks ago. It was weird. I started to read it. It's like a 300 page graphic novel, and usually you can read one of those within a few hours. But one of those things, I was only able to read a few pages here and there. It was a slow burn. I fell asleep quite a few times trying to read it before bed. And about a third of the way into it I was feeling- ah, so so. Nothing special. I don't know why it has all these worshipping reviews. But then, I don't know. It started to grow on me. Pretty soon I realized I had been reading this thing for over 2 weeks. So one day, I sat down and said, "I am going to finish this bastard today." And so then I did and WOW.
The shining lights in my comic book history goes like this:
The Dark Knight Returns pretty much kicked the doors down for me.
The first 4 graphic novels of the TMNT also fired me up.
The frantic energy of Kyle Baker's DIck Tracy books did it too.
Then it was Mcfarlane's work on early Spawn- which got me obsessed with lines.
Then Sin City came out, and that was about the only comics I read for years.
With a Hellboy here and there...
Then I picked up the first '100 Bullets' collection on a whim and fell completely in love with that series- up until about the 8th book when I think it started to get TOO gritty and there were no more characters to love. I may have to go back and finish it.
With the exception of The Dungeon series and everything Lewis Trondheim does, I'd say for the last 6 or 7 years I've just been buying books based on the art. So I own a lot of awesome looking stuff- but not too much with totally gripping stories...
Now there's Marquis, and I feel a re-awakening. It manages to remind you of dozens of different things you've read before, but somehow manages to be completely fresh and different from all of them.
I can't reccommend this enough.
Plus, it's dang creepy.
Ordinarily people in comics draw monsters that you just want to keep looking at. I mean, if you saw a comic book monster in real life, you would just stand there and admire it. Davis' monsters are really disturbing and twisted. You don't want to linger on them. They make you a little nauseous.
This book is amazing.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Marvel Masterworks Deathlok

But this is the one I've been waiting MONTHS for! Nov. 25. I'm getting it the second it's released. After that, I'll be living in a post apocalyptic 1985 for quite awhile. Maybe forever.

Monday, November 2, 2009


I'm really thinking about ordering this.  I've never read any Cable. I think it's about time.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Batman Mad Love

Finally read this. Why did I wait so long? I guess it took me awhile to get into Bruce Timm's art. Now I'm REALLY into it. It's fricking great.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Li'l Hammer Continues...

that's 4 pages up now! Check 'em out HERE

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Li'l Hammer

YEAHHSS! The 24 Hour Comic from October 3 has just been colored by Steve and now Sam is putting it up on the Hammer blog a page a day. Ch-ch-check it out:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tangled: The Art of Hair

Drop on by and see the art! There's a link to see more here

Monday, September 28, 2009

Iron Man is Batman

So I just bought Iron Man: Enter The Mandarin. This is the first Iron Man comic I've ever read. I remember watching the movie and thinking: "Wow, Iron Man is a LOT like Batman." Now after reading this mini-series my suspicions are confirmed. Iron Man IS Batman. WTF? The art was great in this comic by the way. Dude named Eric Canete. Really flowing organic style. Reminds me of Denys Cowan. I think he's French. But I digress. Even the villains are straight outta Batman. The Mandarin is Ra's Al Ghul. And another guy who looks exactly like the Scarecrow whose name is, (are you ready?) SCARECROW.  That being said, I thought it was great. It made me wonder what it would be like if it was a Batman book. Oh yeah, it would be EXACTLY the same. Come ON Marvel. At least give him different baddies to fight. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

24 (12?) Hour Comics Day on October 3

I just made this poster and posted it around campus. (The smiling head is by Rudy Dean Guara) Hopefully we get a lot of people ready to ride this crazy train. I'm going to be there for the full 24- but I guess the school doesn't want kids being on campus overnight. Well, even 12 hours is a heckuva long time to draw. Last year was a lot of fun- so I'm looking forward to this one. Get the Red Bull ready!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Goldilock The Demolisher

A little bit of fan art for Adam Lucas and his wicked cool comic "Goldilock" on Zuda right now! Give it a read and TRY not to vote for it. I dare you! 

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Hammer Begins!!

Hey, want some Pink Bunny Vengeance?? Go on over to Zuda Comics and read it... fer FREE!! Starting today!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Something to Say- opening night photos

What an awesome night!!! Thanks again to the Good Fellas for kicking out the jams! And thanks to all the visitors who kicked out some great tshirt drawings on the night.  Also thanks to Nell for taking these epic photos. :) Hope we can all do something like this again real soon!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Something To Say- Opens Tonight!

SOMETHING TO SAY centers around the theme of the wild and interesting t-shirts we’ve seen people wearing in our city.  When we pass each other on the street, these messages transcend language and boundaries- they communicate for us.  How many times have we stared in stupefied amazement at a phrase or message that completely blows our minds? Every shirt is real.  But so are the questions. Are we what we wear? Each phrase sparks an image or a character in our minds. We then took our tools out and explored them in our own way.  We gathered lists, we compared notes; we were researchers, studying this phenomenon with the focus of surgeons. Local three -chord geniuses the GOODFELLAS were called in to assist with the study. What follows are the results of this journey.

Now... it is your turn.



Gabe Ostley

Haruka Ashida Ostley

Emily Eldridge

Ashley Terpstra

Wesley Terpstra


We're getting excited about this! Hope to see you tonight!!!!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Something To Say

"SOMETHING TO SAY is an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and collages from five different artists living and working in Hong Kong. The show explores the messages we see on the shirts passing by around us, the characters that wear them, the meanings we feel, and the humor and understanding that results from these fleeting glimpses as we all disappear into the bustling streets of our city."
Opening: June 19 --- 7pm-9pm
Exhibition at:
Philia Lounge
4 arbuthnot rd.
central, hk
Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pizza Dude

This is a comic project I've been working on with my good buddy Alexandre Vidal.
Here's a link to a trailer we put up over at Youtube.
Alex is a fantastic artist from Brazil that I met over at Zuda.
Here's a link to his awesome comic called, The Passenger.

Impression And Surprise The Fresh Feeling

Starting to frame them now for the exhibition. Looks like it will be in Central, Hong Kong. Sometime next month...mid June. Haruka Ashida Ostley is also including work, as well as some other excellent artist friends. The show will be called "Something To Say" Actual Shirt Spottings in Hong Kong. We're working on getting a band to play the opening night right now.  It's gonna be freaking cool! I hope to see everyone there. More news to come...

Too Orangey For Porn

Bill Duke. What can you say? He's a legend.

Coming The Especially

My version of the "Italian Waiter From Hell"... :D

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Colour Ful Zone

Spotted this one on the train the other day. Woah, only 3 more shirt pieces and we've reached the end of the series. Schweet!

Dive In All Year

I drew a Pirahna and I knew I had to use it for something. Luckily, I saw this shirt a day later when I was on the bus. Now I want to go fishing...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Recreate Modern Casual

Lotsa shirt spotting this weekend. Hopefully a slew of new pieces coming up...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Brightness The Dream Is Needed...

I saw this one on the escalator the other day. It took me a long time to type it into my phone and save it in the drafts folder. I was following this person like a hooligan. Rock over London. Rock on Chicago. Wheaties: Breakfast of Champions. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Rock Adores Me

I got to wait about 2 hours in immigration the other day for them to tell me I need to come back in 2 weeks. Hence, a lots a circles...

Monday, April 27, 2009

We Are The Subcrew

I really don't know what this one means...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

We Are The Screw

The Mong Kok MTR seems to be the hot spot for tshirt spotting nowadays. I think I spotted about ten in the space of two minutes. This was one of them.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Little Step Will Grow Big

This one makes me hungry for Fruit Loops....

Monday, April 20, 2009

My Heart Will Is About To Burst

Yep. Been watching a lot of Monty Python lately. Cheers to James C. for spotting the shirt and passing it on to me.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Free Spirit All Around

For some reason, it's the morning when all the good tshirts come out...

Monday, April 6, 2009

For the Sweetest Girls My Lovely Sweet of Sweet Soup

I immediately took out a notebook and wrote this down when I saw it. It also had a drawing of a kitty next to it- awwww!