This is kitty cat burger. She is a yummy sentient sandwich invented in a lab at Procter and Gamble.
I like Kid Cudi. His “Man on the Moon” is one of the best rap albums of the 2000s despite getting no love from critics. He has a downbeat depressed persona that comes through in all of his raps. Instead of bragging about money and selling drugs and abusing women he raps about reality and how he deals with day to day life.
Red Pandas are the cutest animals in the world. They aren’t related to bears though. They are giant fuzzy raccoons.
I love old sneakers. This is some random Nike high-tops that I designed with a wacom and Photoshop. They are meant to look retro and be a mix between basketball shoes and hiking boots. This is a reworking of Nikes original Air Revolution. I remember the commercial from the 80s with the Beatles White Album Blaring in the background.
This is Chazzy the monster. He wears his floaties all day everyday. They protect him from bad things and make him feel secure.
I like that one of the most important and blisteringly creative figures in hiphop is an old crusty white dude who nobody has ever heard of. He has made classic records for Kanye, Travis Scott, Tupac, Scarface, the Geto Boys, Kid Cudi and Frank Ocean. Most people grew up listening to Britney or Michael Jackson. I grew up listening to the Geto Boys.
This is a blue worm monster with 6 eyes and 2 arms. He lives in the closet and when night falls he creeps out and gives people unwanted hugs. Hundreds of unwanted hugs.
One of the coolest places I have ever been is to the M&M Store on The Vegas Strip. It is a pop art shrine to the coolest candy ever. This is an M&M Mascot made to look like an 80s New Wave Punk with CBGB 3-D Glasses.
I love exotic saltwater fish – they are so glowy and and sparkly and they have such beautiful shapes and colors. I remember going snorkeling in Jamaica and having a panic attack as I looked down at the ocean floor beneath me. Swiing in the clear water triggered my fear of heights instantly. I had the feeling that I was flying above an alien landscape with no safety net. I promptly turned around and swam back to the boat.
I love Totoro. It is such a simple and gentle movie about summers and childhood and how a kid’s brain works to process the world with love and imagination.
I love 90s and early 2000s cartoons. This is my take on Grim from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. It is so odd how such a dark symbol for our own mortality has been appropriated so many times into modern western culture as a comedic figure. Postmodernism you are so silly.
I have drawn and painted a few chili peppers but I haven’t been happy with any of them. This one is better. He is a ghost pepper mascot and he is inspired by watching crazy people on Youtube eat Carolina Reapers for views.
I love birds. It is amazing that lifeforms have willed themselves into the air via countless years of minute changes by natural selection. Kingfishers have enormous heads and beaks designed to help them catch fish. The look like cartoons.
This is a Nike Air Max design I did in photoshop. It has the same cheese grater style as the Jordans I did recently. They are a mix of gaudy detail and minimalism. I still need to design the transparent air part of the sole. It is so odd how something as simple as the word air and the tiny transparent window in a sole could make Nike so much money.
This is a painting of an angry blue bull. He is mad because he didn’t take his lexapro. He finds himself getting mad for no reason at all. His anger burns in him like an invisible alcohol fire. It chars his insides to a black powdery crisp.
This is a concept painting of Jordan trainers. I painted them using photoshop and a wacom. It is very much like an old fashion airbrush painting and it is very easy to create dimension. Shoes are very simple to create – starting with a simple silohette you can paint a realistic shoe in minutes. I think $300 shoes are absurd.