Thursday, November 24, 2011

EAT MY SHORTS



I dedicate this piece to all the heads that have been harassed, assaulted, fined, or even arrested for participating in the act of skateboarding. Skateboarding is an amazing activity that requires much skill and practice. Why do security guards and police feel the need to harass and pick on the many young people that partake in the sport? I prefer this past time for young people over others, such as car theft and flash mobbing.

The original sketch of the skull was done by the homie Travis Bentley. He loves all the style and history of the Day of the Dead, as well as the rebellious spirt of Bart Simpson. He did a simple but sweet doodle of Bart as a sugar skull. I used it as an opportunity to collaborate on a piece with him, and drew over and into the doodle, effectively merging our talents, kind of like the fusion dance. Even though he liked the finished sketch, he loathed the vectored line work. I left the piece alone for awhile, until I found out 20th Century sued Skatebook over some sweet tribute to Bart Simpson's love of skateboarding by having him shred the most famous spots. The first thing i thought was "EAT MY SHORTS!"

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Protect IP is retarded


PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.
Sweet info graphic about how the corporate handlers want to own the internet.This bill is nothing more than a trick to shut down sites like Youtube and stop new sites from forming. It's like how China censors it's internet, but in the free world. How can our country be around the world killing in the name of democracy and they pull this weirdness?

Protect IP Act

Sign the peitition

Sunday, November 13, 2011

KENK

New graphic novel that looks wild about a professional bike thief who racked from the Queen neighborhood in Toronto, which is a pretty nice spot. He's been called a thief, fucktard, hero, and even a prophet.

KENK - Teaser from Craig Small on Vimeo.

Graphic preview

Gimme

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Batcap

HELL YEAH for the home team.

Off the Top Rope!



I was a huge wrestling fan growing up, and these 3 pieces of  wrestling gear are also from 3 of the best showmen ever, Rey Mysterio Jr, the attitude of the stable DeGeneration X, and the most insane of warriors, the Ultimate Warrior. The DX fitted is so crucial, it brings me back to 5th grade instantly. The neon green logo with the drips has my eyes glued. Gimme that.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Such a PYT


The shirts in this video are wild. I want every last one of them in shirt and sweater action. Song brings me back to 007! Good Times.

I'm not you, and you're clearly not me


For Alex...

Practicing my letter forms a while back with Alex, illustrator and now tattoo artist.

OREK OWNS


Ai Wei Wei is the man


Watch Who's Afraid of Ai Weiwei? on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE.

East Orange





Saturday, October 29, 2011

Live Free or Die











Summer X, I went to New Hampshire to visit my good friend Miles. While we were there, the opportunity to drive in our friend Twan's 1972 Jensen Healy came up. We jumped at the chance, and decided to take it for a spin on Rye and Hampton Beach. The top was down and the breeze was beautiful. Jenny was a beauty. She purred when Twan was heavy on the pedal. She was a bit small, poor Miles had to lounge in the cramped backseat. 




Rye Beach is a quiet, rocky beach. We sat on the rocks and talked about everything from time travel to mermaids.We kept joking we would see a mermaid if we looked close enough, screw the whales. But whale watching became another joke. We joked about dudes on the beach watching for whale tails. Laughing at perverts, being perverted ourselves, but just enjoying ourselves. 



We started referring to good looking girls at the beach as mermaids, which is a really nice compliment if you think about it. Melusina, the mermaid that adorns the Coat of arms of Warsaw, is a beautiful creature from the River Vistula who carries a sword and shield. Isn’t it nice to wish the girls on the beach the qualities of such a mystical thing?
Twan worked on a fishing boat during the day, so he was usually on the water most of the day. New England is big on anything from the water, so our conversations were never thirsty.




The three of us are into film and the subject of time, so we talked a lot about time travel, the future, our own futures. We discussed our plans and plots for movies, all on this great beach, not far from where we stayed. We went a few times at night, and the tide was high, cold, and raging. It fueled my imagination to look into the dark night sky, littered with starlight. 





Till next time homies.




Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Awesome Dudes Internship

Winter 2010 I interned at Awesome Dudes Printing in sunny South Philadelphia. Good times working and printing. Shout out to the Dudes, they are a bunch of misfits.