BRIAN BUTLER The Slackers and friends…

Check this hella awesome drawing!

it’s by this dude Brian Butler. Hit his blog.

He does these kind of sketchbook drawings at gigs and festivals (The Slakers are a sick old-school Ska band). He takes down notes of all the people there and some lines of funny dialogue. He’s also done Paper Toy work and Cupco collaborations, hundreds of murals, skate decks, wu-tang t-shirts and hundreds of sketchbook pages. Spoilt for choice.

 

Jon Burgerman

Love this guy’s stuff! Read some interviews with him, I really like this one on FAD: http://www.fadwebsite.com/2012/12/27/jon-burgerman-answers-fads-questions/

There’s tons of great stuff of all sizes. Wasn’t sure what to post! He’s also done all sorts of awesome collaborations (including Kid Robot and Pictoplasma) also got a swell blog with all his projects/collaborations and things like painting battles have a look:

http://jonburgerman.com/blog

Heroes

Thanks for being Awesome! These are some of the people who inspired Give Trip A Break. Yeah, that is Sabrina The Teenage Witch next to NOFX. Makes sens to me!

LEE HARDCASTLE

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Lee Hardcastle is an inspiration from the animation underground. Gruesome and gory animation. He’s been a bit of sensation recently. Zombies, aliens and chainsaws, stuff that works so well in puppet animation. His approach is very DIY, he doesn’t hide the fact sets are cardboard and the characters are plasticine, but embraces it but includes some really good animation. Really good timing of exploding guts and all that. Plently of chopped ankles and sawn off shotguns. BLAM>>>SPLURT…GROAN! His youtube channel is packed with plenty of this wholesome stuff.

 

 

Looking at Bones

I needed to see some other interpretations of skeletons as well as some real bones, so I just visited a great show ‘Death’ at the Wellcome Colection. And there are more skulls skeletons and momento mori in their Medecine Man exhibiton upstairs. Perfect timing! It’s free and near to the Saint Martins, so check it out. It’s got lots of representations of skeletons from all over the world, some of the most interesting were the Tibetan ones. It showed how there’s a long tradition of dressing skeletons up in clothes of the living in a lot of different cultures. Of course the Mexican Day of the Dead skeletons were beautiful and i loved these American skeleton puppets below.