Thursday, March 26, 2009



you are cordially invited to the JOKER'S WILD SHOW!

"Come on April 3rd for a killer show!"

Host: The Autumn Society Of Philadelphia
OPENING April 3rd 6pm-9pm

at Philadelphia's Brave New Worlds Comics

The Autumn Society teams up with Philly's favorite purveyor of comics and art to bring you a gaggle of incredible illustrators giving their twisted takes on the clown prince of crime. this is going to be a lot of fun. i have been at The Autumn Society regularly getting excited by everyone's incredible contributions. mine, below, is titled "La Commedia è finita!" after the final line in the opera Pagliacci. i have been trying in vain to muster the courage to strategically smash the corner of the frame it is in, but you just can not control chaos correctly, now can you


UPDATE! Happy April Fool's !!!! tonight is the hanging of the show, and i started the day right by whipping a dart at the frame and then re-framing everything (like a dangerous puzzle) behind new glass so no one gets hurt


[The White Sea / Holy City] update


Justin "Chuck" Edwards has been a good friend of mine, as well as one obscenely talented music maker, and i have been lucky enough to work on a very special project with him.

Whether it's ambient tones, minimalist landscapes, complex organically evolving beats, or lush dark orchestral soundscapes, Chuck is always doing something fascinating, impressive, and exciting. This particular project is an uplifting yet haunting more orchestral imaginary soundtrack of sorts, and that description does it no justice.

The packaging will be 100% hand made do-it-yourself, limited to a very small press, and hand screened gorgeously by our friend Aaron, at the only place in the entire country that can do the very special type of block printing we are using!!!! we are looking at types of parchment and styles of inks, but here are some rough ideas for you. as soon as we get physical copies we will let you know how you can hear this beautiful music! we are hoping the entire package of sights and sounds will help immerse people in the experience only an ALBUM can give from start to finish, as opposed to the "couple of mp3s here and there, way in the background" deviation.

feel free to e-mail Chuck at to find out how you can get a copy this year! i'm excited and proud to be a part of this; thank you Chuck (and Aaron)!

(click below for a larger view!)