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Flog Giveaway: Jason Lettering!
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Jasonart 3 Mar 2008 11:19 AM

While we were putting together his upcoming release, Pocket Full of Rain, Jason sent over this small swatch of lettering-- the title of a single page story in the book.

jasonlettering.jpg

He has given his blessing to give away this tiny treasure to the first Flog reader to post in the comments board. I'm not going to get clever and ask you to answer any questions, just be a fan. Leave a contact email address and I'll write you.

Approx. 2.75" x 4" on what I'm sure is non-archival copy paper. Touched by Kim Thompson and myself only. Insurance value: $400,000.00.

Portland group art show...
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Momeart 3 Mar 2008 8:06 AM
This looks good...

Justin Green art show in Cincinnatti
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsart 3 Mar 2008 7:49 AM

  

From The Underground To The Basement:

Cartoons, Drawings & Signs by Justin Green

Who: Comic Underground Legend & Master Sign Painter, Justin Green

What:  From The Underground To The Basement:  Cartoons, Drawings & Signs

When:  Show opens with a reception Sat., March 8th 6pm.  Closes Sat. April 12th, 2008

Where:  Shake It Records, 4156 Hamilton Ave., Cinti., OH 45223  Ph: 513-591-0123

Why: Read below.

Opening Reception Saturday, March 8th 6 PM @ Shake It Records 4156 Hamilton Ave in Northside Cincinnati.

Shake It Records is hosting a rare art show with underground comic legend & master sign painter, Justin Green. Justin has been creating Shake It's signs in & outside of the store for the last 7 or so years. If you live anywhere near this, you're an idiot if you don't go. This is Justin Fucking Green, man.

Justin Green is one of the most prolific artists of the San Francisco Underground Cartooning movement, recognized as the originator of the autobiographical comic with the publication of "Binky Brown Meets The  Holy Virgin Mary," in 1972. This seminal work also anticipated the groundswell in literature about OCD by over two decades. Other artists, including Robert Crumb and Art Spiegelman, have cited Green as an influence. He contributed to scores of anthology titles, including two which are comprised entirely of his  own work: "Show + Tell" ('73) and "Sacred and Profane" ('75). A collection of his subsequent Binky work  was published in '95, "The Binky Brown Sampler."

From 1992 until the 2002 demise of Tower Records, Green did a monthly biographical comic strip in their PULSE! Magazine, titled "Musical Legends." They were compiled in a single volume and published in 2003. Since 1986, he has done a monthly comic for Signs of the Times, our nation's oldest trade magazine (published in Cincinnati), titled, "Justin Green's SIGN GAME." At 62, he is one of the youngest practitioners of traditional sign-painting. In addition to designing and and painting the Shake It sign, his work adorns the storefronts of several Cincinnati businesses, and he is also the designer of the official Hamilton County flag. He recently did an installation with the graffiti artist ESPO (Steven Powers) in Miami.

His work has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and he has appeared in such esteemed venues as The New Yorker Magazine, Print Magazine, The Sacramento Bee, the WVXU website  and lately, Cincinnati Magazine, yet he is still known primarily as "The Underground Artist," Justin Green.

The exhibition at Shake It Records in Cincinnati features original pages from private collections and works for sale; reproductions of published work; teaching materials from his forthcoming book, "The Dying Penman," and small scale signs. Several of his "Musical Legends" pages are on permanent display at the store. The show will run from Saturday March 8th thru Saturday, April 12th.


Sandlin's goings on
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under david sandlinart 25 Feb 2008 7:48 AM
David Sandlin has been down in Athens, Georgia, this school year as the Lamar Dodd Chair/Visiting Artist of UGA's art department. Here's a few jpgs of his current show at the Lamar Dodd Gallery. There's also an exhibit of his artist's books at the Georgia Museum of Art...

Eaton / Blanefield art collaboration
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jeremy Eatonart 21 Feb 2008 10:21 AM

Jeremy Eaton is collaborating with outsider musician Willy Blanefield III over at Blanefield's MySpace page, with Eaton providing illustrations for each of Blanefield's mercurial songs (with titles such as "Retarded" and "We Burned Frank Sinatra"). Meanwhile, Eaton is selling the originals over at Comic Art Collective, including this amazing Shaft-as-literal-sex-machine Kirby homage.
New paintings by J.R. Williams
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under eventsart 19 Feb 2008 9:02 AM

Portlanders (Oregon, not Maine), take note:

Ron Rege's Cartoon Utopia...
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under art 19 Feb 2008 8:11 AM

...is reality!
New paintings by Jim Blanchard...
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Jim Blanchardart 16 Feb 2008 10:02 AM

...at Tigertail in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood (conveniently co-owned by our old pal, co-worker, and Fallout Records owner Tim Hayes). Beginning March 4.
Woodring and Friends love you
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Woodringeventsart 13 Feb 2008 11:32 PM

Jim Woodring valentine

The Friends of the Nib present a Valentine-themed art show for an evening of canoodling, carousing and commerce at Seattle's Cafe Racer on Valentine's evening (hey, that's today) from 6 to 10 PM. Mr. Woodring provides the enticement and details.

Your Walls Could Be Awesome Some More.
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Jim Floraart 13 Feb 2008 3:50 PM

Manhattan print by Jim Flora

Irwin Chusid, editor of our Jim Flora books, writes:

Jim Flora Art LLC has produced a limited-edition, archival-quality fine art print of a 1954 Jim Flora hand-tinted woodcut entitled Manhattan.

The cityscape depicts New York in its 1950s glory, including a number of gotham landmarks such as the Empire State Building, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Madison Square Garden, the Statue of Liberty, famous theaters and legendary musical bistros, Washington Square arch, subways, taxis, horse-drawn carriages and tourists.

Only twenty-five (25) prints of Manhattan were produced for this edition. We are offering five (5) prints (#21/25 through #25/25) now on eBay. After these five prints are sold at the asking price, prices will increase for the rest of the edition.

In the time it's taken me to write this, 4 of the 5 have sold. Yipes! 

For those of more modest means, Jim Flora notecard sets (and other snazzy goods from artists like Meomi, Matthew Porter, Mark Burrier and many others) can be purchased from copacetique.com (note: big fat conflict of interest/nepotism alert).

 Jim Flora notecards