Monday, June 30, 2008

East Side Story

And so, at long last, here's the oldies mix:

Steam it here:

Download it here:

1 Gene Chandler- Duke Of Earl
2. Barbara Lewis- Hello Stranger
3. ZZ Hill- That Ain't The Way You Make Love
4. The Crests - 16 Candles
5. Ruby Andrews- Cassonova
6. Roe-O-Tation- Special Category
7. Thee Midnighters- It'll Never Be Over
8. James & Bobby- I'm Your Puppet
9. Gwen McRae- Rocking Chair
10. The Escorts- I Can't Stand To See You Cry
11. Booker T & The M.G.'s- Melting Pot

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Pet Sounds In The Key Of Dee

This has been up for a while, but, I had to bring it to attention. Apparently London's DJ Bullion got a hold of some Dilla beats, and mixed them up with Beach Boys 'Pet Sounds'. I'm not sure if this is an official part of the James Yancy Estate (which it should be), but nonetheless, it's a great mix.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Prints 2

Here's a couple more of the prints that've been made over the years. Mostly as gifts, but, some have been commissioned. Usually I work with a still from a video, but, sometimes, the image is custom, which is a PhotoShop file, that's printed hi-res. And the foreground imagery is EPS. That gets printed on acetate, and, the back is painted with an opaque white, giving it an 'animation cell' look.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Doug Chiang

Among some of the concept art masters like Syd Mead and Ralph McQuarrie, Doug Chiang ranks high up there. A versatile artist (and a big Design Marker fan to boot) who's work has spanned industries. Most famously his work for LucasFilm, which spanned some 15 years. He started as a concept artist for their 'Young Indiana Jones' series.

He was then positioned as Concept Director for the Star Wars prequels, which he'd spent a good ten years on.

He's left LucasFilm since, and has worked with Zemeckis on Beowulf, and Speilberg on War Of The Worlds. A project called Robota is also in the works, as it'll be Chiang's first directorial work, along with all of his own concept work.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Nancy's Cookbook 2

About 5 years ago, my uncle had embarked on collecting all of our Grandmothers Italian recipes. He complied them into an entire cookbook, which he then gave all of us grandchildren a copy.

By popular demand, he's decided to print up some copies to sell, in a nicely bound form. He's asked me to contribute design duties, starting with a cover:

And with that, here's a recipe for Potato Soup:

4 cb potatoes
1 large onion sliced
1 clove minced garlic
1 tsp of olive oil
1 c sliced carrot
1 c sliced celery
4 c beef broth (or chicken stock)
1 bay leaf
3 med tomatoes peeled and chopped
Salt to taste
1/4 minced Italian parsley

8 slices of italian bread
1 lb mozzarella cheese
1/4 c parmesean cheese

In large pot, place the olive oil and the sliced onion, cook until golden brown. Add all of the remaining ingredients starting with the broth.Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes or until all of the vegatables are tender. Remove bay leaf from soup.

Meanwhile place bread on baking sheet. Toast in 350 F oven for 10 minutes; set aside. Slice the mozzarella cheese into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place soup into cups. Top each cup with bread and cheese. Place into oven and broil for a few minutes until cheese is melted.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


A few years back I got a fist hand account of the stencil art crime wave that's swept Melbourne Australia. The place has become a bit of a mecca since, featuring the work of Bansky, Meek and others.

There's a great book of a lot o this artwork called Stencil Graffiti Capital

Stencil by yours truly. Melbourne '06

Friday, June 6, 2008


After long last, this has finally been put together (considering an official Reel hasn't been made since 2004!) There's some new stuff on here as well as some that might be recognizable.

DVD NTSC versions available by contacting here!


Monday, June 2, 2008

Joe Sacco ll

I wrote up something on this gent a while back, as, he's one of my favorite journalist/comic artists. He's illustrated stories detailing his travels in Bosnia, Palestine and Iraq. Now he's putting together a visual journal of his time in Gaza. Check out his interview here: