Saturday, December 01, 2012

"...And To All A Good BITE!!!" New Signed Print

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12" x 16" signed prints are available in my Etsy shop here

Upcoming UNBORED Book Signings!

I'll be joining UNBORED co-author Josh Glenn, Designer Anthony Leone, and fellow Illustrator Heather Kasunick for a book signing Tuesday, December 4th, at the Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138 at 7pm, and again on Sunday, December 9th, at THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002 from 1-2pm. We'd love to see you!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Rest in Peace, Mr. Giles

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Our beloved Mr. Giles passed away October 18th. This one-eyed Hurricane Katrina refugee endured many hardships but he was always a happy, hilarious, enthusiastic friend. Sheila, Frankenstein, and I miss him terribly. The unexpected loss is hard to accept, but I'm comforted in knowing he had a long, fun life, surrounded by those who adored him. I like to think of him now, cataract-free, glaucoma-free, arthritis-free, spazzing out in sunny fields with two good eyes and his big happy smile.

I was so lucky to have had you in my life for so long, little crazyman, and I can't wait to squeeze you again someday.

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Thursday, October 04, 2012

UNBORED About to Hit Bookshelves!!!

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I recently received my complimentary copy of UNBORED, and am really thrilled with the final product. The book hits shelves October 16th in the United States and a revised edition for the UK is in the works.

I created over 365 illustrations for this 352-page hardcover, written by Joshua Glenn & Elizabeth Foy Larsen, designed by Anthony Leone, co-illustrated by Heather Kasunick, and published by Bloomsbury. Anthony, Heather, and I were all friends and classmates at Massachusetts College of Art & Design in the early 90s, and Anthony hired me to do some freelance illustrations for Josh's excellent zine, Hermenaut, about 10 years ago as well.

This big book represents a significant chunk of our lives, and was a real treat to work on!!! It's available for pre-order here.
Yesterday it cracked Amazon.com's Top 10 Best Seller's List in the Family Activity category!!!

Monday, October 01, 2012

"The Exorcist" Poster Now For Sale

My friends at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA, hired me to make the poster for this year's Halloween Horror Movie Marathon!

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12" x 18" signed prints are available in my Etsy shop here

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sneak-Peek

One of many new images from my new portfolio site, coming this Autumn: rollrbldng

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Posters for El Pelon Taqueria

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New GULU-GULU CAFE T-Shirts

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Mister Reusch "Monster Drawing" : Orange Skeleton, 7 Minute Pose

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"Motorbreath" & "Phantom Lord" with guest appearance by Frankensteiny, shot by Sheila

Mister Reusch Monster Drawing: "Orange Reaper", 13 minute pose.

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Since 2006 I've been running "Monster Drawing" sessions at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, where instead of a nude model, life-drawing students draw a real, live MONSTER. I play guitar for 2 hours in homemade monster masks & costumes, with my eyes closed because I can't see my hands and the sweat stings my eyeballs. I'm self-taught & play by ear, so there are always mistakes, but it's fun! Sheila recorded me so that non-MassArt folks can do Monster Drawing from their own homes, watching on their computers. Amazing former student Anthony Feliciano already poster his Monster Drawing, shown here

UNBORED Available for Pre-Order!

UNBORED , the book I worked on for over a year, is now available for pre-order!
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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Long time, no posts. I've finally finished a ton of illustrations for a children's book project I started working on over a year ago. The book comes out this November from Bloomsbury, and I owe designer Tony Leone and author Josh Glenn a huge thank you for hiring me.

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This new 12" x 16" painting was my submission to the group show, "Year of the Dragon" at FOE, 28 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA. Thanks to FOE's Nicole Shea for inviting me to participate. The opening reception is Friday night, March 9th.