Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Spring 2013 Makers Fair

Despite an initial threat of rain, Mother Nature had mercy on our artistic souls and weather for Saturday’s Spring Texas Avenue Makers Fair turned out great. Also great? The hometown crowds, the exhibiting artists, the music, and dang near everything else. Many thanks to new event ringleaders Kelly and Ivy and all the volunteers who helped out — y’all rule. For a trip down TAMF memory lane (and other shows, too), click here. Photos below!

New shirt! Bibs! Coloring sheets! Other stuff!
Totally excited about something at my own booth. Don't you wish you knew what it was?
Best moment of the day: I met a little dude named Seth who really liked my work.
I talked with him and his mom for a bit, signed a print, and gave him a button and magnet.
His mom later emailed me this art he created — "Toomasupa", a combination of
characters featured on the website. I was floored. Seth, you rock!!
Thanks so much for the drawing!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Batman & Robin

I’ve been going through old (or “classic”, as I like to say) art files for the upcoming TOOMASOOBA documentary and ran across the below drawings from a four-year-old Jeremy. I think this could be considered one of my first masterworks (along with this image, too). And yes, my love for Batman & Robin has endured to this day.

Look Ma, no arms!
Robin (if you couldn't tell).

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Down in Deep Ellum

Last weekend I headed over to Dallas to check out the Deep Ellum Arts Festival — I’d never been before and my buddy David Pound from Tennessee had a booth at the show (Click here to see more awesomeness). I figured if he could drive 12 hours to get there, I could drive two and a half, y’know?

I met David at the Porter Flea last summer and we quickly became “art bros”, so it was good to see him again...I even gave him a TOOMASOOBA version of one of his characters on Saturday (photo below). The crowds were snapping up his sculpture work like crazy and the festival was a great time. Such a great time, in fact, that I might just sign up for next year!

Street-level view (and, in the lower left corner, my thumb).
Customers crammed into David's booth space.
The TOOMASOOBA version of "An Untwained Eye". I tried to pick a
sculpture that I could do justice to - mission accomplished, I think.
The official unveiling of said TOOMASOOBA version.
Stopped to do a little chalk street art later in the day.