Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Colby Work: Zine Update

As I mentioned a few days ago, I'm slowly working on a mini zine that is going to be a collection of random thoughts and inkings that are floating around in my brain. Above is a crop of one of the spreads. I'll post more as I draw them with the hopes of actually finishing it for your pretty face to see.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


So Saturday I met with Patrick Cornolo and started on my tattoo. It turned out amazing he did a great job and it looks like I will be doing a full sleeve so I am excited to get my next tattoo. Here are some pics that my amazing wife took. Enjoy, have a great day.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Andy Frasco Tour Poster

Here's a pic of the tour poster we did for Andy's album release. Make sure you click in for a larger view. There's some rad detail on it.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Andy Frasco "Growth & Progress"

Here are some more shots of the album art we did for Andy. You can view a sharper-rez here and here. Have a great weekend. Josh is getting his tat as I type this...

Friday, April 25, 2008

Ziney Zim Zam

A few days ago, I went to watch Mark Murphy speak in Downtown San Diego at an AIGA event. The event was incredible and everything he said really hit home for me. The thing that I left with was basically this: If you want something, drop everything and make it happen or else it won't. So, for the longest time I've wanted to make a zine and I started on it last night.

It's probably going to be pretty raw and just a spatter of ideas, but I'm excited to throw myself into it even though I don't have the time to really do it right. It just needs to get done! I'll post pages as I draw them and my only teaser is that it has something to do with 'the wolf.' Definitely expect some Jolby team up inside as well. Happy Friday.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


So I am getting my first tattoo on Saturday. Pretty excited and nervous I am going all out with the first one and getting a quarter sleeve. I'll post some pics on Monday. Wish me luck

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

ArtWalk San Diego: April 26 and 27, 2008

If you're in San Diego this weekend, the annual ArtWalk San Diego in Little Italy is going on April 26th and 27th from 12pm to 6pm. 

Make sure you get to the bottom of Beech street to check out Subtext and Igloo where both stores will have small booths set up and their doors open. Definitely a must if you're planning on attending. I'll have a few pieces in Subtext just for ArtWalk (one is above) along with a Nils Jawa show that should still be hanging. Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

NEW! Jellyfish

Working on some new pieces. Here's a sneak peak. Oh yea and I think Colby is very ugly. Bye.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Jolby Hates Mondays

Oh, Cheez-It. You are my Monday morning delight and my favorite cheddar snack cracker. How I have missed you for so long. Where were you? Chilling on the store shelf awaiting my purchase? You would wait for me, wouldn't you, Cheez-It? Even past your expiration date?

Friday, April 18, 2008

"Colorful Illustrations 93°C" - Please DO NOT buy this book!

Seriously, this is fucked. I got this email from the Little Chimp Society that posts illustration news, works of illustration, etc (which I contribute to) about this book which has plagerized LCS's entire library of artists work and interviews, possibly including me (haven't seen the book). 

Along with charging $100 for the book, every image in it has been stolen from the community website and the websites of the illustrators featured. The worst part is all the images are included on a CD in the back. This seems to give the impression that all the featured images are copyright free which is certainly not the case. This book in no way references the LCS is anyway.

Please read below and pass this on to make sure no one supports this piece of shit by purchasing it.

JOLBY Hard at Work

Starting to get serious with my first series of work. I post drawing, paintings and sculptures as I make them. So more work on the way very soon so keep checking back. And please pass our blog to your friends and families. Thanks have a good weekend.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Artists We Love: Invisible Creature's "Haven"

For those not familiar with Don and Ryan Clark of Invisible Creature, I'm going to give you a minute to check out that link and catch up. Once you've come back with your mind blown, feast your eyes on their latest endeavor titled 'Haven: An Exploration of Domestic Living." Shown as a gallery exhibition, "the Clark's pieces are inspired by their love of mid century architecture and their collectible fetishisms." You can view the show on their site (with a little bit of digging).

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


My wife and I went to San Diego this past weekend for a wedding and to soak up some much needed sun. I also got a chance to hang out with the other half of JOLBY which was lots of fun. Have a good week.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Hello, Portland, OR.

My girlfriend, and future wifey, has been applying to grad schools and finally made the choice to accept an offer from OHSU in Portland, OR. School starts in September of this year (5 short months away) and we'll be relocating half of Jolby from San Diego to Portland. We're super stoked and will miss everything and everyone in San Diego (frownie face). Any of our readers have any Portland info to give? Leave a comment. Happy monday.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Jolby Work: Andy Frasco "Growth & Progress" Album Art

We finally got around to getting this up! We're super happy with it and so is Andy.

Josh and wifey Shan are coming to California this weekend to watch some people get married and hang out with my lady and I. What are you up to this weekend?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Colby Work: "We're Sailing!"

"We're Sailing!" Paper on chipboard. While Josh and I were designing some tees, the idea for this sailboat-as-a-coffee-cup came up and I somehow got it to the point where I wanted to make it out of paper. The above has no pen or acrylic use whatsoever, just paper. I lifted the flags up to look like they were blowing in the wind. This is a new style for me, and I'm not sure what to do with it yet, but I really enjoyed making it and I'd love to make more. So, if you'd like a piece like this, let me know.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Unrelated: Obamarama

No shit?? Barack's our man and he's done lots for you that you might not know about! fills you in. Hint: Keep on clickin'.

Sites that Feed Us: QBN

I've been frequenting QBN for a while now grabbing bits of artistic inspiration and finding new artists. They provide a lot of recent topics for all mediums of artists and designers including a live feed into Krop's job postings. I also use QBN to chat with designers in their Broadcast section (their forums) that live all over the world. Recent topics include: Portland, bitches getting punched in the face, Steve Harrington, and Obama. Feel the mix.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Monday, April 7, 2008

Type Lovers, meet DropClock

Alright type-enthusiasts, today's find is one to moisten your pant-areas. The above video is of a screen saver (it sounds lame, but stick with me) that displays the time which drops into liquid and sinks slowly, allowing you to appreciate its every angle. Available for PC and Mac, DropClock is pretty sweet. Happy Monday. Or should I say, "Fuck Mondays."

Friday, April 4, 2008

For the Weekend: New CoD4 Maps

Released at 6:40am PST today for Xbox Live... anyone else going to be playing these all weekend? The girlfriend and I are. Bring it.

By the way, Frasco albums are in and are insane. Pics soon!

Eating a Fat One Carmen San Diego

My wife woke me up singing Where in the World is Carmen San Diego and I haven't been able to get it out of my head. F U Carmen

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Artist We Love: Jeff Canham

I stumbled across Jeff Canham's site yesterday and was blown away. This guy does EVERYTHING by hand and its pretty sickle. Be sure to check out Jeff's site.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Blow Your Mind: Bjork's "Wanderlust"

This video has been popping up all over the interwebs, but in case you haven't seen the music video for Bjork's single "Wanderlust," made by the geniousii at Encyclopedia Pictura, then you are missing out. The concept, art direction, animation, and of course the music are all incredible.
Take a break from whatever you're doing, wait for this video to load, and let it blow your mind. It's much more stimulating than watching that viral donkey vid on YouTube or Josh's face when he read this.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

(JO) Wife's New Blog

Man I hate Mondays good thing it's Tuesday or I would post an angry post about something, maybe that Colby looks like a bearded lady. Anyways my lovely wife just got sucked into the blogging world, documenting her life in Chicago it's called life in the crotch. Check it out show some blogging love. On a Jolby note we should have some pics of the new Andy Frasco cd very soon. Have a good Tuesday and F Mondays.