December 30, 2013

99 Bottles of Beer - The Book!

After two years of diligent painting, painful research, and almost another year of layout and pre-press matters, my first self published book is finally in my hands! After all is said and done, this first edition is a soft bound, signed and numbered edition of 50. Printing and binding was done by HH Imaging in San Francisco.

This book would not have been possible if it were not for the help of Delaine Ureno, Betsy Winchell, Angel Villanueva, Chris Vena, Dominique Chatterjee, Chris Zeigler and Adrienne at HHI. And surely not last, nor least, a thank you goes out to my wife Corinn, for dealing patiently with one person's obsessive talking about beer paintings for three years straight. All day, every day, seriously. 

An extra thank you also goes out to Jeff Grimes, for his contributions to this project of not only his writing, but also his creative mentorship. Thank you, thank you! 

As 2014 unfolds, I will be announcing my sales plans for the book, along with coinciding plans for a gallery exhibition, so keep checking in for all that! In the meantime, here is a preview of the paintings.

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Tall Tales and the Silver Lining

My friends, Tall Tales and the Silver Linings have a new self-released album out next month! I did the typography-design-layout. The photo is by Betsy Winchell. For the social media savvy - you know the deal.

If you live in (or will be visiting) Los Angeles during the month of January, catch Tall Tales live at the Echo on the 3rd, and at Los Globos on the 7th and 14th. Fun Times for the New Year!