Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Poster from the last Brain Frame

Lyra Hill and I made this poster for the last Brain Frame. My favorite perfomative comics reading night in Chicago:


Friday, October 05, 2012

Afterimage @ Depaul University

My animation "Minnie Moohlah Moves In" is currently viewable from the Fullerton Redline platform as part of the Afterimage exhibition at Depaul University here in Chicago. Above are a few stills of the animation but it is best viewed at the show which is chock full of amazing artists who have all been influenced by the Chicago Imagists. Go see it before it closes on November 18th!

This Sculpture by Trubble Club is also a part of the show:

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Modern Inkers and Rarely Seen at the AIC

I recently Curated a show called Modern Inkers: Experimentation in Comics in the Ryerson Library of Art Institute of Chicago. It's up until September 23rd.

I also helped Curate a selection of printed works for the current show in Prints and Drawings entitled Rarely Seen Contemporary Works on Paper which is on view until January 13th.

People like it so much that they fall asleep while leaning on the cases:


Friday, June 15, 2012

Happenings at CAKE this weekend

This weekend marks the first annual Chicago Alternative Comics Expo, or CAKE. I most excited to be moderating a panel between the legendary Karl Wirsum of Hairy Who fame, and local artist/curator Paul Nudd.

I will have some new comics debuting at the fest in the CAKE anthology edited by Andy Burkholder and in Corpus Corpus 4: Pox which is edited by Paul Nudd and available at his booth. Will also have some prints for sale at the Trubble Club booth so stop by!

After the fest on Saturday head up the street to the Cake art show Eat Before We Eat You where a couple of my comic pieces and some poster drawings are on display. Info:

Exhibition & Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday June 6 – 9, Wednesday – Sunday June 13 – 17, 11:30AM – 5:30PM

208 S. Wabash


Friday, June 01, 2012

Upcoming art shows

Holy Moly! Two openings in two weeks!


OhNo!Doom Gallery gathers five local and visiting artists for The Company Of Others, a collaborative show featuring exciting interpretations of the figure study. Styles range from abstract to what could be described as psychedelic pop, but as OhNo!Doom Gallery co-owner Joey Potts says, “No matter how differently they work, they each give a nod to classical visions of art while still being very contemporary.”

The Company Of Others opens at OhNo!Doom Gallery Saturday, June 9th at 6PM. The show runs until Thursday, July 5th. For more information or to schedule press, contact show organizer and gallery co-owner Joey Potts at 773.698.8348. By email: info@ohnodoom.com

Keith Herzik: http://www.keithherzik.com/rock-posters.php
Uriel Correa: http://undianuevo.com/
Cayetano Valenzuela: http://blog.cayetanovalenzuela.com/
Joe Tallarico:: http://www.robotcastle.blogspot.com/
Joey Potts: http://www.joeypotts.com/

Join the preview list: http://ohnodoom.com/gallery/info.html

Gallery hours: Thursdays & Fridays 5pm-10pm
Saturdays 12pm-7pm
By Appointment: info@ohnodoom.com
Phone: 773.698.8348

The next one is on June 16th and coincides with the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo where I'll also be tabling and moderating a lecture with the legendary Karl Wirsum and Paul Nudd.

The Chicago Alternative Comics Expo and Morpho Gallery present...

or, The C.A.K.E. Show

Curated by Onsmith & Nudd

Although not strictly a comics show, The CAKE Show (subtitled "Eat Before We Eat You" - the toxic mantra of the legendary bottom-of-the-barrel weirdo schlock-fest Troll 2) will include one-offs and side projects by a multitude of local and national artists that work deep within the fleshy walls of the underground comics world or, at very least, in an underground comics vain. Traditional comics panels will be exhibited alongside a slew of visual out takes, false starts, b-sides and orphans: prints, paintings, drawings, sketches, sculptures, posters, zines, and other ephemera. Formally trained artists that operate inside the fine art and comics worlds will comprise the majority of the show, but work will also be included by several untrained self taught artists. The central themes of E.B.W.E.Y. are productivity, promiscuity, radioactivity, infidelity, and automatous artistic cannibalism. The result will be something of an artistic curiosity shop or odditorium, a peculiar curio cabinet of comics inspired graphic wonders and deformities. This show will coincide with the much anticipated first ever Chicago Alternative Comics Expo at Columbia College Chicago.

Opening Reception: Saturday June 16, 6 - 8 PM
Exhibition & Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday June 6 - 9, Wednesday - Sunday June 13 - 17, 11:30AM - 5:30PM

208 S. Wabash

INFO: 773.878.4255

Participating artists include...

Eric Lebofsky
Chris Kerr
Keith Herzik
Leslie Weibeler
Jeremy Tinder
John Porcellino
Jo Dery
Andy Gabrisiak
Ivan Brunetti
Kevin Budnik
Grant Reynolds
Andy Burkholder
Ryan Standfest
Nick Drnaso
Anya Davidson
David Alvarado
Nate Beaty
Liz Born
Joe Tallarico
Sanya Glisic
Lilli Carre
Laura Park


Friday, February 17, 2012

Homeroom Poster

Here's a look at the screenprint I made for Homeroom Chicago's spring semester which I printed at Spudnik press.

Info on all of homeroom's events here:


I have around 10 of these 20"x16" 5 color prints. Please contact me if you want one, first come first served.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fake Limbs

I recently made a set of portraits and a logo for the band Fake Limbs.

Rock out HERE!


Thursday, January 19, 2012

10 x 10 2012 Edition

I made a print for the new 10x10 series put together by spudnik press and homeroom. If you're not familiar here is the description of what the project is:

"For the 2012 edition of Ten x Ten, ten visual artists and ten recording artists were matched up and collaborated in pairs to produce a song/print on the theme "Lost and Found”. Though many of the contributing artists are, lets say of and inspired by the Hip Hop Generation, we are cautious to call this edition of Ten x Ten a “Hip Hop Project.” Its artistic, musical, and thematic merit runs the gamut. The final Ten x Ten package includes 10 screen-prints in a sleeve with CD of the original tracks."

I collaborated with local hip-hop star Philip Morris, an extremely talented lyricist, and fellow video game connoisseur. I think we did a pretty stand-up job!

Pre-order the 2012 edition of 10x10 here.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Vacuum Horror

I made these endpapers for the recent Chicago comics anthology Vacuum Horror. The issue is pretty amazing and I hope to do some full comics for future issues.