Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Sept 7th One Day Sale!
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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.
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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
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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!
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Sunday, April 19, 2015
Record Store Day 2015
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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
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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
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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
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Friday, November 28, 2014
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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!
Thursday, October 2, 2014
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October is Inktober, and I am participating by drawing all kinds of pop culture things with a hefty dose
of pumpkin spice!
Follow me on Instagram and Twitter to see my new drawing each day. On Halloween, at noon central standard time, I will put ALL 31 of the drawings on sale
for $40 a piece here in the DWITT Market.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
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This site will be largely inactive until it is entirely rebuilt.
time, please visit the following internet locations to see what in the world I am doing:
DWITT Art Scraps: my new tumblr blog of illustration odds and ends
DWITT Dailys: my not-quite-almost daily comic strip blog
DWITT on Facebook the necessary evil
DWITT on Twitter 140 characters or less of nonsense and propaganda
DWITT on Etsy: buy my work to keep me working
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
DWITT Pop-Up Shop
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Thursday, October 10, 2013
Kind of a Big Deal 2013
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The bi-monthly beer-centric magazine I paint the covers for, The Growler, is having their second annual 'Kind Of A Big Deal' awards, and I am honored to have been nominated by the readership for
'Best Beer Artist' for the second year in a row. Visit The Growler's website to vote for all of your beer related favorites,
and the winners will be announced in the Dec/Jan issue (issue #10 already. Wow!)
ends November 3rd, so don't put it off. Vote HERE, and vote now. Cheers!
Monday, September 23, 2013
St. Paul Fall Art Crawl ,Rauchfest, & the Zombie Pub Crawl
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The St Paul Fall Art Crawl is back! Oct 4-5-6th, I will once again be holding down my studio, #411 in the JAX building, with the mad map
& sign maker, Jeff Nelson. As something special this time, Jeff and I will be live painting the entire weekend, collaborating on a single work, for
which we will be selling raffle tickets so you can WIN the finished painting (and other prizes). Each ticket will be only
$5. I will also have on display ALL of the art work I have created for the Zombie Pub Crawl over the last 9 years, as well as the usual prints, posters, & the Scratch & Dent table of $5 prints. Come on
out for a beautiful weekend in Lowertown St Paul, and see why the Art Crawl is my favorite weekend of the year!
... and speaking of the Zombie Pub Crawl, here is the poster I created for this years amazing event,
plus the return of the official beer of the ZPC (and featuring my design), Brain Belt!
Saturday, Sept 28th I will have a booth at Harriet Brewing Co's great big music event called Rauchfest. Two stages with live music all day, plus food trucks and lots of great beer from Harriet, including the release of their
German style smoked lager 'Rauchfest'. I'll have prints, posters, copies of my Louie the Loon collection, as well as copies of my art book, Portraits Volume One. It's going to be a day full of art and beer and music. Get your tickets to attend now!
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Autoptic & The Ale Jail
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This Sunday, August 18th, I will be participating in the
first Autoptic festival. Comics, art, prints, music, the works! & its totally free to attend. I am in booth #8, in between
local design giants Aesthetic Apparatus and Chicago poster making legend Jay Ryan of The Bird Machine.
I also recently finished a brand new PBR themed mural
at my favorite local beer specialty store, The Ale Jail, in St Paul. Twin Cities PBR rep and superhero workhorse Craig Drehmel
put together this short video showing in progress shots of me working on it. Click here to watch it on Youtube. Enjoy!
Friday, June 21, 2013
My Etsy and Big Cartel shops
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I've got a bunch of housecleaning
and re-arranging scheduled for this summer. I will be closing this website's Store first, and then deciding between my Etsy store and the DWITT Market on which to keep so there is only ONE online outlet to buy work directly from me. There is of course another online
source for a LOT of my print and poster work, and that is Nevermind Gallery. They have been, and continue to be, a big supporter of me and my work, so please shop there often!
I've also been breathing new life, and new regular work, into my DWITT Dailys comic blog. I invite you to check it out.
Happy Summer Solstice everyone!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Art-A-Whirl at 612Brew
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This coming weekend marks the first time I am participating as an exhibiting artist during Minneapolis' art party bonanza
Art-A-Whirl. I will be, appropriately, at a brewery selling my prints, posters, original art and copies of my book Portraits Volume One. Its free to attend, there will be a lot of great live music, and of course, plenty of cold fresh beer. Hope to see you soon!
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Custodian art print
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Saturday, April 27, 2013
St Paul Art Crawl
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Its a beautiful weekend in the Twin Cities. Come on out to my studio and let's have a party! Studio #411 in the JAX building.
253 E 4th St in Lowertown St. Paul. I am honored to have won the poster competition, so my work The Custodian is gracing
the posters that are hanging everywhere around St Paul. I made a screenprinted version of the image, so you can own this piece
of St Paul's Art History!
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Record Store Day 2013
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Come to Hymie's Vintage Records on 4/20 for live music, artist booths (including myself), a beer garden, and thousands
of great records ready for you to take them home!
Friday, March 8, 2013
The Next Round art print
7:34 am est My latest art print, titled The Next Round, is now available for purchase online right HERE.
18 x 24, 9 colors, & on 80 lb orange butcher paper from French Paper Co.