Archive for April, 2008

Acrylic on Paper • Villanova University

Behold a series of snaps taken during a recent performance at Villanova University titled, “Moment of Art.” Marking my fourth year of delivering the presentation, the evening included a synopsis of my artistic process, collaborative painting with audience members and the creation of an improvisational mural based on a surprise musical selection.

Perhaps you, or someone you love/like, would be interested in booking a similar event.

Three of My Favorite Things

The Mrs. and I recently took our son, Rocco, on his first trip to Hooters. He seemed to enjoy himself so we are considering the chain as a destination for his future birthday parties.

Get Along
Computer Embellished Drawing

I created these vaporous goodwill ambassadors for a potential client. Unfortunately, the potential client didn’t see their potential. I’d hate to see Nimbus and Cumulus go to waste so drop me a line if you think you have a use for ’em.

I’m often discouraged by people who refer to my art ability as a gift or blessing. In the last 34 years, I’ve spent many hours looking at, thinking about, talking about, reading about and, above all, making art. It’s not a gift, it’s not a blessing, it’s a decision.

I don’t make this proclamation in an effort to garner more credit for myself, I say it in an effort to empower others. If you want to be an artist, stop hoping, wishing and praying and start doodling.

Langhorne Slim, Me & Russ

As many of you know, I’m one third of the UsedWigs Radio podcast team (one fifth if you account for total height). In our most recent episode we interview incumbent local legend, Langhorne Slim and chat about competitive eating, the web, hipster parents and the Jon Mayer Cruise.

Which Doctor
Ink on Paper • 2″x4″ • Private Collection

I suspect that a school nurse’s pass with a hand-drawn witch doctor is as effective as any other homeopathic treatment. If you think that this voodoo placebo would help you (or a loved one) battle an illness, plead your case in the comment section. I’ll happily mail him to the most deserving patient.

Todd “The Dragon” Marrone, Competitive Eater

Following in the footsteps of Kobayashi, Sonya “Black Widow” Thomas and Bobby Brady, I recently competed in my first eating contest. The Dragon (best known for his flashy costume and referring to himself in the third person) devoured 48 buffalo wings in five minutes.

The event raised over $1500 for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Oncology Unit. Indigestion is a small price to pay to fight childhood cancer.


My clothing company, Ghosticorn Apparel, is ushering in the Spring with a trio of derivatives of our most popular designs. Dead Meat Women’s 3/4 Sleeve, Faith Men’s T and Ghosty Men’s Long Sleeve are sure to be the keystones of this season’s hipster wardrobe.

Acrylic on Canvas • 18″x24″ • Commissioned Work

Painted for (and shipped to) a lovely couple in lovely Mexico City, Mexico. The title and destination of this piece make it 8% more exotic.

Acrylic on Canvas • 20″x24″ • Commissioned Work

You can pick your friends and you can pick your hair but you can’t pick your friends’ hair.