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2012 Milwaukee Film Festival Poster

From July 1 until October 19, I spent my days (and some nights) working for the Milwaukee Film as Marketing Coordinator for the 2012 Milwaukee Film Festival. I was mostly there to use my brain and words, coming up with film category names, and writing things like press releases, blog posts, the weekly (and daily) newsletters, and a fair amount of the non-film description copy in the official festival program guide. And during the festival itself, I was responsible for most of what you saw posted on Milwaukee Film’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Before my gig ended, Blyth (incredible boss, filmmaker, Director of Marketing) handed me one of the gigantic posters from the festival (designed by Cathy B. of Loneshoe Graphics) and asked me to draw all over it. The photos below are the end result.


10/23/2012 at 10:55 am 4 comments


Check the album out here.
Then watch this short but sweet clip of him and son Justin Townes Earle playing a GREAT old song in an episode of TREME.

01/13/2012 at 2:07 pm Leave a comment


Yes, another. Which means you either didn’t read my last post, or you forgot. It happens.

The above napkin was done sometime last year, on a plane to Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, or Philadelphia (because those were the only three places I went last year). When Bunny Gumbo‘s “Best of Combat Theatre” event happened mid-December 2011, we tossed this napkin into the giant dwellephant prize pack, which included a Louder Than a Bomb screen-printed poster, a Mucca Pazza screen print, some small original paintings, possibly a t-shirt, and something else I can’t remember. If you won it, leave a comment below and let me know.

01/11/2012 at 12:25 pm Leave a comment


If we had to look back (but not in anger, ’cause Oasis will get mad), this year was spent doing a lot of work for other people. Different kinds of work. But in between all the scanning, saving, and waiting for approval/revisions on that work, we made stuff. Drawings. Paintings. Little ones. Big ones. And after one epic day of cleaning, we found some we never offered up, too. Which is why we’re here.

The following are the first batch of pieces we’re putting up for sale this year. Some of them are oldies we’ve shared, but didn’t couldn’t bear to part with until now. Most of them, however, are new pieces. And there are plenty more where that came from.

If you’re interested in any of them, drop me a line. We can talk turkey. Then we can talk business.

Skull & Stripes – 4″ x 6″ – acrylic and ink on illustration board

Lost in Space – 4″ x 6″ – acrylic and ink on illustration board

I’m Happiest… – 4″ x 6″ – acrylic and ink on illustration board

Green Thingy – 5″ x 5″ – acrylic on illustration board

Rocket Pop Girl – 4.5″ x 9″ – mixed media on bristol

The Flash Has an Epiphany – 6″ x 9″ – mixed media on paper

What’s This Dude Up To? – 9″ x 12″ – mixed media on paper

Red Face – 9″ x 12″ – mixed media on paper

Skull & Arms – 9″ x 12″ – mixed media on paper

11/17/2011 at 3:44 pm Leave a comment


We’re still making a few tweaks to this bad mamma-jamma. So until we’re done, you should start googling the bands. And marking your calendars. We’ll post the final when it’s, well, final.

07/26/2010 at 8:07 pm Leave a comment

Word warm-up

07/16/2010 at 11:00 am Leave a comment


A few months ago, I was hired to submit a crepe-load of sketches to some good-looking folks in charge. Sketches of what? Spain. Just kidding. T-shirts! For what? Spain! Again, kidding. The annual Bastille Days festival here in Milwaukee, WI.

Two of the crepe-load were approved, and starting tomorrow morning, can be purchased at one of the merch booths in Cathedral Square Park. (For American currency.) We don’t know how much they are, but we DO know they’re printed in a VERY limited run.

One of them is standard fare: an Eiffel Tower, and all relevant event info, in white and gray on a black shirt. We’ll try and get a proper photo of that one up for you, since digital versions of reversed out art don’t typically do the reversed-out art justice, in our opinion.

But the second one? Well, it’ll look like one of these three images below:

(We’re not sure which colors they went with yet! The world is full of secrets…)

This is one of our favorite things we’ve done this year. It’s even driven us to write in third person, when clearly, dwellephant is a lone wolf. Like Highlander.

Viva l’affordable souvenirs!

07/07/2010 at 5:28 pm 5 comments

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