Sunday, February 21, 2010

Joe and Marilyn

TOM - This drawing was inspired by something I read on Wikipedia about Marilyn Monroe recently. According to the article, after Marilyn's death, her ex husband Joe DiMaggio 'had a half-dozen red roses delivered to her crypt three times a week' for 20 years. Pretty intense,right? Kinda sad and beautiful too though. It definitely inspired me to make an illustration out of it. Hope everyone's having a good weekend!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Mars Bar

TOM - There's a real shithole of a bar here in New York called Mars Bar. This Illustration is for a story in New York Press about a regular over there named Johnny. I did my best to imagine what he might look like, I had fun. Check out the article here.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


TOM - One of my favorite movies is Ed Wood by Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. Wonderful story, beautifully shot, it's one of those movies I'll rewatch scenes just for inspiration. Here is a drawing of my take on Ed Depp. I don't think the likeness is %100, but I'm happy with the way it turned out anyway. Action!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Lots in Progress...

JAMES - how ridiculous that this is my first post of the year? But I've been hard at work, that's for sure. Not much I can show just yet - but a ton on it's way. In the meantime, pictured above are sneek peeks at two of the three new pieces I'm working on - they're still in progress. They're for a group show at Miss Scarlet in the Parlor called "Anatomically Correct," starting February 20th. I'm totally psyched - and Eliza Frye is showing too, I think her work is amazing. Click here for all the details.

ANATOMICALLY CORRECTSaturday Feb. 20 2010, 7pm-11pm
On display through Mar. 20 2010

Nomi Chi
James Flames
Eliza Frye
JJ Villard

Reading of short stories by Omar Zahzah
Musical performance by Devin O’Neill
Free admission and sensational refreshments

Miss Scarlet in the Parlor
1282 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Open daily 2-10pm