I have officially started working on my first graphic novel called “Pizza Loves Taco” which will feature anthropomorphic food, dinosaurs, time travel, projectile vomit, fist fights and all sorts of things that appeal to 12 year old boys and 34 year old comic book nerds. My plan is to have the script 100% finished by the end of the year and have the first volume finished by the end of 2015. Once Volume 1 is finished I will probably launch a Kickstarter campaign to pay for printing / distribution and other related expenses. I also plan to create an animated “Pizza Loves Taco” short film in the style of David Lynch’s “DumbLand” as a reward for people who support the book.
Below is a cover concept I created for “Pizza Loves Taco” Volume 1.
All of my digital illustrations from the “12 FINGERED HAND” exhibition are now available for purchased on my Crated store at www.crated.com/dustinparker.
“4 Minute Warning” | Mixed Media On Wood
“American Dream (Star Spangled Goth)” | Mixed Media On Wood
“Chill The Fuck Out” | Mixed Media On Wood
“Memorial Department” | Mixed Media On Wood
“Planned Obsolescence” | Mixed Media On Wood
“Sanctuary” | Mixed Media On Wood
“4 Minute Warning” Detail | Mixed Media On Wood
“American Dream (Star Spangled Goth)” Detail | Mixed Media On Wood
“Planned Obsolescence” Detail | Mixed Media On Wood
I want to start my Monday shenanigans by sending out a super gigantic thank you to all of the amazing freaks and ghouls who came to the “12 FINGERED HAND” exhibit on Halloween night. Mike Harris gets a double decker thank you sandwich for his superior picture framing skills. Another rocket powered thank you goes to John and Connie Ernatt for being amazing hosts. But the biggest and brightest thank you goes to my fellow artists for being my partners in crime. Thank you for sharing a gallery with me. Thank you for being insanely talented artists. Thank you for being awesome people. This experience has truly rejuvenated me and put new life into a burnt out battery. Maybe this ragtag group of misfits will meet again in another time and place to make magic again.
And now a very important announcement…
Due to popular demand, the “12 FINGERED HAND” exhibit will remain on view at the Diver Studio until Friday, November 14th. We will celebrate the closing of the “12 FINGERED HAND” with a public party on Friday, November 14th, 7-10pm.
That same evening, the ID-ology artist collective (Chris Frank, Ed Langston, Greg Turner, David Christansen, Ted Krone, Greg Johnson and Mark S. Walker) will be exhibiting at Go-Away Garage.
The “12 FINGERED HAND” exhibit is officially hung and ready to punch you in the eyeballs.
I’m super happy with how the show turned out and I’m extremely honored to share a gallery with these 11 amazing artists. I’m very proud of what we have created and I’m excited to unleash the 12 FINGERED HAND on Halloween night.
Photo by Marc Bosworth