Ladies & Gentlemen! I am very pleased to make the announcement that my animated short – The Trip – is an official selection of the Animation Torrent Festival in Park Ridge, Ill and will have it’s world premiere there next month! Yippie! So excited!! On the jury this year is super legend animator – Bill Plympton!!. He made one of my fave ever animations – Your Face – if you haven’t seen it, check it out! It’s mind blowing! Or face blowing! OMG! Bill Plympton is going to watch my little film! Wow!
The festival is held in the most gorgeous Art Deco gem that is the Pickwick Theatre in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. OMG! What am I going to wear??? Totally pinching myself!
They don’t make em like that anymore! So glad to see a theatrical monument like this preserved in all it’s glory and not turned into a bingo hall! They even have a guy playing an organ on a rising platform! Wow! Can’t think of a better place to debut my work! I made a little trailer to give you a sneak peak. Stay tuned for Chicago Shenanigans coming soon! oxo gd
Happy Mardi Gras! Today is the day to eat, drink, be merry, and have as much hedonistic pleasures as you poss can! As tomorrow begins Lent – the time to abstain and give up blah blah blah boring…the Lent part is anyway! The Mardi Gras part is so much fun and I wish I could get back to New Orleans to celebrate it! Above is my dear Uncle Diggie Boom Boom at New Orleans Mardi Gras 1980. It was his favourite time of year! He was totally in his element. It was rare for him to miss, even of he was on the other side of the planet he would make the pilgrimage back to his home to engage in the pagan rites of spring shenanigans… It was his religion in a way – enjoying life, living it to the full, dressing up and having a total laugh. That is what he taught me, and I am grateful for that! Anyhoo, remember to eat, drink and live high on the hog today! And Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler! aka Let the Good Times Roll! Enjoy! oxo gd
Ladies & Germs, very pleased to announce that I teamed up with my good buddy Jason Atomic and collaborated on a wee supplement for his kick ass comic series – Satanic Mojo. After my succes with putting The Trip together, I thought I would go into the innards of the Black Leather Vid and compile a mini comic from that. And I have to say, not to brag, but it works quite well! As the pic above demonstrates!! Perhaps comics are my calling?? Hmmm…
Anyhoo if you havent had the priveledge of experiencing Satanic Mojo No 1. there are a few around… The whole theme is late 60′s San Francisco /Acid/ Hippe/ Satanic Death Cult! Totally up my strasse ha ha! It is an honor to be involved! Jason is such a killer artist and visionary! And there are other rad artists contributing as well! Click the pic to go to the shop.
And to all my NYC/Brooklyn fam – there is a Satanic Mojo sneak peak party next thursday – March 6th at Project Parlour Bar So check it out there if you can! And to my UK peeps the comic comes out in may so stay tuned for Beezlebub! Yippie Im in a Cult! more soon.. oxo gd
Wowee Weewow! They arrived yesterday! All 300 gorgeous glistening precious turquoise rare gems of the Grande Dame Album! Totally over the moon! So beautiful and beyonnnnnnd fab! Oh and they sound AMAZING too!! And my fave color! Yay! As I mentioned they are part of a ltd edition box set. Each comes with a rare Grande Dame Black Light print in a gorgeous bespoke box. Yummy!!!
CD’s are also in production at the mo for those of you who find record players too bulky. And I am pleased to say that the cd’s are available as a free give-away with each ‘The Trip’ comic purchase. The Trip Comic and Grande Dame CD are part of a Ltd Edition Set. How cool is that?? Watch out DC!
As I mentioned previously, this entire project will come out in October and culminate around an art show at Ink-d Gallery, Brighton. All the original work in the show will illustrate the songs meanings. I have been working tirelessly on several big pieces. This piece above is a massive embroidery and measures 1 meter by 2 meters! I have been having an absolute blast making it too!
Just to show you the scale, I have my trusty assistant Boo Boo Bee Bee standing alongside. Yes, it’s a biggie! It will take another 30 days of sewing at least! And to be honest, will be hard to part with! Im hoping to have one other embroidered piece, 6 paintings, and a new light, as well as Ltd Edition items that go with the project; all displayed in a Grande Dame environment with wallpaper, soft furnishings, and projected animations – yippie! Yes, it’s a lot of work, and yes, I am a bit mad, and no, I will not have much of a social life until November, but this is what makes me happy, being in the zone, creating my world, for others to experience – my audio/ visual/ tactile/ color stimulation! Hopefully some of you get to check it out! Will be taking pre orders in June…More soon! oxo gd
I can totally die now! Something I designed is in the Holy Grail of fashion mags! My Geisha designs for Terry de Havilland’s AW 13 Collection made it into the Summer 14 “How To Become a Voguista” Issue! Woop Woop!
Now I can check this off my dream list of things to accomplish before I die!! Wow!! Awesome! Next to YSL & Gucci, I’m in good company! Now, Where can I get an actual copy??? Anyone?? oxo gd
Ladies & Germs! Apologies for the long delay between posts, but I have been in a bit of a self imposed exile… You see the weather on this side of the globe has been absolutely terrible! Whipping winds and amber alert storms every other day. At one point I was sure I would not live through the night! But I made it through. Since I have been house bound, I have been working on a lot of new art & am happy to announce a big show to coincide with my album release in October at Ink-d Gallery. It will be a series of original pieces illustrating the tracks on the album! A few large embroideries, paintings and a new light! Yay! The pic above is a rough sketch of one of them – Shady Ladies – a kind of doo woppy, Link Wray Rumblesque tribute about shady ass mother fuckers and how you gotta keep you wits about you to avoid them at all cost… And well, with the weather being how it is, an appropriate ode of the moment. Let’s hope we get some light in our lives soon! I’m offering this as a free download for one week. So enjoy! Track below! oxo gd
Apologies for the break in posting but I was deep in my cave finishing me comic. And I am happy to announce – Yay! It’s 100% Official! Le Trip comic c’est fin! And it looks pretty darn swell if I do say so meself! Now I just have to figure out the best way to print it… hmmmm… Suggestions most welcome! I have a few ideas, but not made up my mind on the best way to do execute this. Anyhoo, stay tuned.. More soon! oxo gd