Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Art SHow

Gallery 1988 Show - January 2014

My first show of the new year - Gallery 1988 (east) - January 4-25 with an opening on Jan 4 from 7-10 PM - watercolors and spray paint art.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Mr Toast Sale



15% off Til Monday, Dec 2nd, 2013

Use the code SALE on checkout


Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Designer Con

This weekend is Designer Con, November 9-10 at the Pasadena Convention center!
Candied Bacon

Monday, October 14, 2013

Banksy = Miley Cyrus

Banksy = Miley Cyrus

Banksy = Miley Cyrus

I have just been sitting here digesting the story of Banksy setting up a street side booth selling his artwork for $60 and no one really buying it. There are a lot of take aways from the situation, the main one being that the work is not worth $60 to the general public....

The reason that Banksy art sells for huge money when properly marketed is that it has built up as the "thing", propped up by an art market that is always looking for the next "thing". Of all the street art, he ended up as the anointed one. Is the work good, yeah, is it clever, OH YEAH, is the work challenging, not really. This sidewalk stunt is amusing and clever (very clever) but it's not really challenging authority. It is sort of making fun of his "value" in the art world, while in actuality, it is something done to continue building the myth. If he really wanted to be challenging, do it and never tell anyone but then you couldn't make a video and get talked about everywhere on the internet.

This is where Miley Cyrus comes in. Is Miley talented, yeah, are the tunes catchy, OH YEAH, is the work challenging, not really. It is just more grist for the radio. No real ground is being broken. She did a sexualized performance, appears in provocative outfits and talks about a "Movement" (watch the promos for her new MTV special). But it just an old trick dressed in the current clothes (for a failed attempt at this watch Katy Perry on this last SNL). All coldly calculated, uber funded and marketed to the millionth degree.

Two of a kind. I guess I can't complain, I draw my characters in the format of other entertainment properties so that a bit of their sheen might wear off on me. But I would like to think that if I did have access to that mega audience, I would try to not just be clever and manipulative, but would instead try to create something sincere and special, try to actually touch that audience.....

Friday, October 11, 2013

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013


I have just started a project on Kickstarter to make this doll - Vince!

Vince Doll

In addition to him I am offering a second version - Obsolete Vince - you can only get Obsolete Vince by contributing $25 or more to the project. Once the project is over, he will never again be available.

Obsolete Vince Doll

So check it out

VINCE on Kickstarter

Shark Week

Shark Week

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Friday, August 02, 2013

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Monday, July 29, 2013

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Zombie Bacon

Zombie Bacon

In case you missed Comic Con, I now have the Zombie Bacon for sale in my webstore - MR TOAST STORE

Parent Trap (1961)

Parent Trap (1961)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

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