Sunday, December 03, 2006

Historic Doodles From "Everybody's Pixillated"

The following doodles are from a piece in the
May 24, 1937 issue of Life Magazine discussing
Russell M. Arundels' book 'Everybody's Pixillated'.
I'd love to see a copy of this book!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

"Found taped to the wall in the washroom in the basement of the church
at 309 Rachel East Nov 7 2006"

Courtesy of Jamie Salomon

Sunday, September 17, 2006

It Has Been A While

the ability to recognize and remember realizations
and implement them via attention tends to itself be forgotten.
as if it's day one again.
to actually have to remind yourself that all of creation is awe inspiring.
to remember to breathe.

to not dolt on the potentiality. to slough off dead cells.
to mine juvenalia. to recall first loves. to pour out and reserve.

well there are many ways. and the tracing of error is one. watching the nods and counting the dreams are two.
cataloguing all actions. smiling for the camera.

the perception of time. wheels in the sky. long growths.
loss of ego via arrogance.

an archive of minutiae. a lathering of ghosts. a doorknob.
echos in the still. closet born of wanting. reaching for the tongue.


interrupting television and the constellations of taste : an approach to a furtive stance on culture
welcoming the mudbucket : rhyme and reasonesque posturings of hair tribes
a collection of standstills : root and impasse - from striding gas to the planet cards, things i haven't done

oktolc/e/7/17:____: outer workings


oh yeah, nebulas are gods. the gods once worshipped worldwide.
the passions, the minor deities, the demons and the monsters.
bulge at the equator and GIANTS!
doorways for the creatures and co-mingling.


  • Sunday, August 20, 2006

    A Possibility

    It would seem that I am tempted to do what I've repeatedly told myself I wouldn't...
    and that is post 'word driven' posts. Who reads all these blogs ? I just like looking at the pictures.
    But it also would seem that I am a little on the delinquent side of things so I'll begin like this...
    self-referential with the threat of infinite regress.
    I'm just getting warmed up.

    Thursday, August 17, 2006

    A Little Slow On The Upload

    so...some of you fine browsers may have noticed that the posts are few and far between.
    i'm in a bit of a state of upheaval since returning to reality. i've been working on the shop lots and it's still nowhere near complete (if it will ever one knows). i see things that i tell myself i'll scan and upload but i don't. same with the drawing blog and all such things.
    mayhap, i'll get more of my act together and juice up this joint.
    mayhap, i'll post words until i figure more out.
    thanks for your patience, great unknown.
    more to come.

    Thursday, May 11, 2006

    Wednesday, May 10, 2006

    Billy in Banff

    BABEL, BABBLE, RABBLE : On Language and Art
    is where I'll be for a bit.
    As of May 14,
    the posting here will slow to a standstill as i forget about the internet and rediscover people, mountains and art.
    Thank you for your comprehension.

    Thursday, May 04, 2006

    Beauty Is A Liar

    is the title of the new book by my good friend Valerie Joy Kalynchuk. If you were fortunate enough to read her amazing All Day Breakfast, be sure not to miss this one!

    Both are available from the always exciting conundrum press which will soon celebrate their 10 year anniversary.

    Friday, April 28, 2006

    Thank You For Your Support

    Thanks to everyone who came out to my show and bought tickets and art and had fun and mingled and all that.
    I really appreciate the support you all showed me.

    Thursday, April 27, 2006

    Art for Articule Auction

    I just made this thing. It's one of my hand carved stamps all over various details from event and art flyers.
    I made it as part of a stuffed envelope to be auctioned off as a fundraiser for Articule.

    Monday, April 17, 2006

    Bunnies @ Boa

    I'm having a show of fresh prints at a fresh bar.
    The goal is to raise funds to help pay my way
    to an artist's residency that I was invited to in Banff, Alberta
    So....come on down !
    Enjoy art, see friends, have fun!

    THURSDAY 27 APRIL 2006, 8 PM
    5301 ST-LAURENT
    exhibition up 27/28.29 april only!

    Wednesday, April 12, 2006

    Another Noisy Booklet

    Lately, when I find myself at the copyshop running some graphic errand, I either fish into the recycling bins for fodder or hopelessly remix whatever images I am carrying and whip off an edition of ten of some weird little noise book. Here is one, dated the 18th of January, 2006. I end up mailing these things out to whoever I happen to be artistically enamoured with at the moment. This one seems to be composed of two drawings, overlapped and remixed, that I drew for Warren Hill's zine "2$ (Comes With Mix Tape)"

    Tuesday, April 04, 2006


    These anomalous barcodes were created by trying to print the regular beastly type onto waxy paper. Enlarged and enhanced, of course.

    Sunday, March 26, 2006

    How To Study

    Here are two fun cartoons from the How To Study booklet put out by Careers, Inc. sometime in the hoary past.
    Cartoonist(s) uncredited.

    Friday, March 24, 2006

    Sunday, March 19, 2006

    Space Creature Duplicating Masters

    I lucked out when my friend Ian, an educator, handed me a bushel of old teaching aids. In that pile was this gem, Space Creature Word Slides (Teaching Stuff, USA, 1979, #TS601).
    From the copy:
  • Reinforce 217 BASIC SIGHT WORDS with these Space Creatures and word slides.
  • Your students color and cut out their very own 10 creatures, each with two word slides.
  • Students read each word aloud as they slide it through the slits made on a Space Creature.

    I didn't bother scanning in the word slides.
    Can you smell the purple ??

    Space Creature 1
    (Space creatures illustrated by Bron Smith)
  • Space Creatures 2, 3, 4

    Space Creatures 5, 6, 7

    Space Creatures 8, 9, 10