Monday, October 10, 2016
9:59 am edt
In 2016 I've created one gigposter, and it was for the mighty Dinosaur Jr's show at First Ave last Friday. It was
a sold out concert, and the posters they commissioned sold out during the show. Fortunately I got permission from the band
to print copies for myself to sell and they will hit the DWITT Market this Friday, October 14th.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Prints of Threes #2
12:19 am edt
At long last I am printing again!
is 'Future Mind', the second print in my Prints of Three's series. It's based off of a drawing that is in my 'Portrait' series
style, where I start drawing without any preconceived idea of what the drawing will look like, and figure it out as go, so
its meaning is open to your own interpretation.
print measures 18 x 24 inches, is 4 colors on 100 lb poptone paper from French Paper company, and is part of a signed and
numbered edition of ONLY 33 prints.
This print is ONLY available for 30 days, and if after that time any prints are still remaining they go into the
Thursday, August 11, 2016
11:18 am edt
Well... time flies when you're a parent. Here's a long overdue update.
Back in May, I created this print for the annual Posters and Pints show. It's
printed with 4 colors and looks like a lot more. I've very pleased with how it turned out. This was also the last print I
have made, so a layer of dust is building up upon my printing gear. I hope to get back to it soon, but trying to find time
even to draw these days is difficult.
You can pick up a copy
of this fine print RIGHT HERE.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
My Last St Paul Art Crawl
10:16 am edt
Sad to say this, but this spring's St Paul Art Crawl will be my last one
in the JAX building. The building got bought and will be renovated, so I am losing my studio. That news should not, however,
dampen this spirits of this Crawl. Jeff and I have completed another collaborative art print titled, 'Queen of the North'.
It is a companion piece to our last collab, "King of the North'. When you visit out studio, #411 in the JAX building,
during the Art Crawl this weekend, purchasing this print (a mere $30 for a 4 color, 11x14, signed and numbered ready to frame
screenprint -the b/w version pictured below-) will enter you into a drawing to win Jeff's original pencils or my original
inks. The Art Crawl is Friday April 22nd 6-10pm, Sat April 23rd from noon-8pm, and Sunday April 24th from noon-5pm. Help us
send off our studio space. Cheers!
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Sale on March 25th
9:47 am edt
I am finally back working again after the birth of my son, and I've polished
off 3 murals in the last 3 1/2 weeks, with one of them being a collaboraion with my friend Adam Turman. If you want to keep up to date on all of my other projects, sign up for my newsletter right HERE.
Now, to celebrate the birth of my son, I am having
a sale on Friday, March 25th. Use the coupon code TOWNES to get 35% off your entire purchase in
either my Etsy shop or the DWITT Market. This sale covers everything that is available: prints, posters, test prints, original art from The Growler, original paintings, comics, books, and stickers! This is sale is one day only! Enjoy!
Friday, January 8, 2016
Prints of Threes #1
12:13 pm est
Happy New Year everyone! I am kicking off 2016 with the start of a new
print series. 'Prints of Threes' will feature limited editon print runs of 33, will be $30 each, and will be only
available for 30 days. The first print is 101 Birds, and it goes on sale TODAY,
Friday Jan 8th at 3pm CST exclusively in the DWITT Market. There you can also find the original art plus 3, one-of-a-kind hand sketched variants. All of this work is only available
for 30 days, and will go into the DWITT Crypt after Feb 6th. Enjoy!
Monday, December 21, 2015
The Cowboy Walks
6:40 am est
I have begun the exciting process of creating some ebooks out of
my vast catalog of drawings. The first book I have available is a comic I wrote and drew during 2011's 24 Hour Comic Day which
I have titled, "The Cowboy Walks". The Cowboy is a character I've had around for awhile, and will be appearing again
in future comics.
To purchase an ecopy, click this link to Amazon, and once you've completed payment, enjoy The Cowboy Walks instantly on your Kindle or other preferred ebook reading device. More books coming soon!
Sunday, December 13, 2015
DWITT Art Newsletter
1:45 pm est
Hello everyone. I'm setting up a newsletter mailing list to keep everyone interested
in my work up to date on my goings on, whats on my drawing table, and what new work will be released and where. Click on THIS LINK and fill out the 3 information fields, then enjoy monthly news updates delivered directly to your inbox.
Monday, November 2, 2015
7:58 am est
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Back To The Future
9:58 am edt
Today is that famous day, Oct 21st, 2015. It is also the day that the
first issue of the Back To he Future comic from IDW Publishing is released, and I am proud to say I inked the first story
in the book, with pencils by my friend Brent Schoonover. Ride your hoverboard to your local comic book shop and pick up a
here's a sample page...
Friday, October 16, 2015
Season's End and Free Zombie Portraits
9:45 am edt
/\ If you missed picking up my latest collaborative art print
with Rachel Wacker during last weekend's Art Crawl, you can purchase the print online right HERE in my shop.
On Wednesday Oct 21st, I will be at Zipp's Liquor in MPLS doing
FREE zombiefied portraits for anyone willing to sit for 10 minutes. Tallgrass Brewing Co is sponsoring the event and will
be pouring samples of their beer. Stop by and get a free original drawing by ME of YOU.
Also on Oct 21st, The Back To The Future comic book, published by IDW Publishing, I worked on with my friend Brent Schoonover hits the stores. Visit your local comic book shop and pick up a copy or 5.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Fall St Paul Art Crawl 2015
8:44 am edt
This weekend I am opening the doors of my studio once again for the St Paul Art Crawl. Find me in studio 411 of the
JAX building Friday Oct 9th from 6-10pm, Sat Oct 10th from noon-9pm, and Sun Oct 11th from noon - 5 pm. Here's some of what
you can see this time:
I've got a brand new collaborative print with my friend Rachel Wacker debuting during the Crawl.
"Season's End" was penciled by Rachel, then inked, color separated, and printed by me. The print costs $30, and
for every print purchased, your name is entered into a drawing to win either Rachel's original pencils or my original inks.
Plus I have HUNDREDS of pages of original comic book pages and gigposter art for only $40 each. It's a very affordable
way to own some original artwork by me. And I will of course have a huge array of screenprints. See you this weekend in Lowertown!
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Sept 7th One Day Sale!
10:24 pm edt
is days away from my 11 year anniversary of quitting my last job, waiting tables at Khan's in Roseville, to dive headfirst
into a full time freelance art career. I was driving home with Tim Shindler from Flatstock 5 in Seattle, sure that the
time was right to make this move. I had just gotten my first comic book job drawing a graphic novel for Lerner Publishing
(entirely because Bill Hauser pointed them in my direction), and thought everything was falling
perfectly in place.
The last 11 years have been anything but easy, filled with as many disappointments
as successes, plus the constant stress of, "Who will hire me next?!" & "How will I pay this bill?"
I've made about 500 posters, drawn 7 graphic novels, a handful of murals, and a ridiculous amount of other work, and somehow
I've kept scraping by. The regular occurring jobs I have, creating art for The Growler , The Beer Dabbler & the Zombie Pub Crawl have been my only consistent income, and I am grateful for that.
These days I have finally zeroed in (at
long last) on what I do best, which is comic books. I've got several projects cooking with Jesse Snider, I just inked a
Back to the Future story penciled by Brent Schoonover that will be published in October from IDW, I have a few personal
projects in the early stages, as well as teaching comic book drawing at the Art Academy (where I just had my 1 year anniversary).
To celebrate my milestone, I'm offering a 25% discount for one day only (Labor Day) on my work by using
the coupon code LABORDWITT at either of my online shops. It's a way of saying thanks for supporting me through the years.
Whether through kind words, Facebook and Instagram likes, visiting my studio during the Saint Paul Art Crawl, buying my
work, or hiring me to create something.
Also, of course, by this time
next year Nikki & I will have a son, & I need to make more money.
Cheers! Follow either of the below links
to buy my work:
Friday, May 29, 2015
Summer Sale in the DWITT Market.
7:56 am edt
Happy summer fun times, everyone.
I've got a summer sale promotion going on now, and an ad in issue #20 of The Growler to prove it. You can use the
coupon code: GRWLRDWITT to get 15% off your entire order right HERE in the DWITT Market. I've been adding a lot of the original artwork I've created for The Growler, including covers, as well as other original art for assorted projects. There is as always a wide variety of prints and posters
to choose from as well. Enjoy!
Coming soon to Lowertown
St Paul at The Black Dog is a show I am VERY excited to be part of. 'Drawn Together' is a collaborative drawing exhibition featuring 4 artists: Myself,
Alex Kuno, Dolan Cyr (aka Rachel Wacker), and Dan Wieken. Each of us pencilled out three images and we will each ink one of
everyone's work, creating 12 original drawings that could not have existed if we just worked by ourselves. It's safe to say
you haven't seen any of our work like this before. The original art will be for sale, and there will be print versions
of some of them as well, which will be easier on the wallet. The show opens on June 11th, and the big reception in on
Thursday July 2nd from 7-10. Hope to see you all there, and enjoy the show!
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Posters & Pints 2015
6:47 am edt
Thursday, April 23, 2015
King For A Day
This weekend during the St Paul Art Crawl, my fellow Lowertown artist
Alex Kuno and I will be debuting a brand new collaborative print. Alex pencilled the image, I inked, color separated and printed
it. Hopefully the first of more collaborations. When you buy the print this weekend, your name will be entered
into a raffle to win either Alex's original pencils or my original inks. Bonus! So you'll have to come out and see us. My
studio is #411 in the JAX building and right across the light rail tracks Alex is in #206 of the 262 Studios building. The
St Paul Art Crawl is Friday from 6-10pm, Sat noon-8 pm, and Sun noon to 5 pm. Come on down to Lowertown!
9:40 am edt
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Record Store Day 2015
10:56 am edt
Big thanks to everyone who came out to Hymie's Vintage Records for othe best block party yet. It was a wonderful day of
live music and vinyl lovers out in the sun.
I've got a handful of my posters left, and it's available here in the DWITT Market.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Original art and Inktober book sale
6:43 pm est
On Wednesday, Feb 25th I will be having a
large sale of original drawings and paintings in the DWITT Market, each for only $50.
On the same day, I'll be releasing my book collecting the
black and white drawings I made every day during the month of October as part of the Inktober celebration.
Visit the DWITT Market now and start looking for some original artowrk to make your own.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
7:53 am est
My first major new print of 2015 is based off of a drawing I
made last year featuring the mysterious mythical creatures the Birdoliths. This is a picture of the standard edition,
and there are also two color variant editions, and all of them go on sale Tuesday, Jan 20th right here in the DWITT Market.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
11:01 am est
Friday, November 28, 2014
7:31 am est
During my series of Inktober drawings, I decided to tackle one in the style of master illustrator and fellow Minnesotan, Aaron Horkey. I liked it enough to turn it into a screenprint & I learned a lot while trying to pull it off.
print goes on sale today, at a random time Friday morning November 28th, in the DWITT Market . I created a 4 color version and a 1 color variant. I also have several one of a kind testprints featuring
this image available in my Etsy Shop. During the drawing and printing of this image, a new appreciation for what Aaron can do was sparked, as well as my own interest
in pushing myself towards finer detail. There will be more to come like this from me. Enjoy!