Tuesday, May 28, 2013

78 RPMs of Fury!

Candy Coated Fury, the Reel Big Fish album that I created the artwork for last year, is now available on vinyl!

You can get your copy of just the record itself here or get a bundle that includes a rad pair of slipmats

You can also see an extensive blog post detail the step by step how I created all of the album artwork here.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Bernie the Butter Sculpture

Last year I had started doing monthly illustrations for the now defunct Cartoon Dump, a live show created and written by Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000) that parodies the children's shows of yesteryear, hosted by a cast of misfits that suffer from substance abuse and mental illness while the worst and crappiest vintage cartoons from Jerry Beck's extensive animation library are shown throughout the show.

Before I began doing the monthlies, I was asked to create a series of illustrations to accompany one of the musical numbers;"Bernie the Butter Sculpture". These were projected next to the actors while they sang the song. Moodsy the Clinically Depressed Owl seemed to take a certain delight in Compost Brite's look or horror and misery as the song progressed. Cartoon Dump hasn't run in 7 months and I'm not sure if its coming back or if these will be used again, so I think it's probably safe to share these now. If it does come back, I'd like to redraw them anyway, as I feel I could do much better now. I added Frank's original lyrics to the bottom of the pages for this post, but they didn't actually appear on the projections.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

All I wanted was a dodgeball! Just one dodgeball!

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This is a logo I designed for The Alcoballics, my good friend Jonny Riot's dodgeball team in Buffalo NY. Jonny and I played together in our first band, The Moneyshots, in 2001 and he was the one that gave me the name Thom Foolery.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Have brain. Will travel

acrylic on canvas
This was my contribution to the 3rd Annual Red Dot Auction. It raised $400 for the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity. Special thanks to my pal, Bernard Gumz who helped show me where I should place my highlights. The title comes from a quote by
George Santayana that Chuck Jones would often use to describe the Coyote. "A fanatic is someone who redoubles his efforts when he has forgotten his aim."

Chud kept me company while I was working on it.