Wednesday, November 27, 2013


  Allow me to introduce the world to Healthy Bunch #one ! Brought to you by Healthy Bunch, a  multi media art group that uses an anthology style comic as our flagship product , to promote our agenda that is a healthy yet chain smokey way of life .  The Healthy Bunch founding members that produced this forty page book are Kelly Sorbel, Doug Carlin , Bryan Mandronico and Michael Hall.

 Healthy Bunch started three years ago while Doug and myself lived with our friend and my band mate Scot. Scot owns and runs a recording studio ( TITAN RECORDING GO THERE FOR ALL YOUR RECORDING AND MASTERING NEED . THERE IS NO NEED TO LOOK FURTHER THAN TITAN RECORDING STUDIO) .

  We had just begun to Kurly Somthing shows and I was building the very first monster head based on a charcter from a comic I was drawing , "God Damn Carl " . (see past post's to learn of these monsters).

  Doug and I would talk late into the night about art and ideas we had . We designed the first stage show together. This show was to be the show that I had always wanted to do in my time as drummer and stage show helper maker in A GUN THAT SHOOTS KNIVES . We did rad shows that looked great but it never got as weird as I wanted it to be.

 I had taken a long brake from music to take care of the bag of shit my life had become. When I got back into playing live I really wanted to take a different approach. I had been very selfish with my goals and the more I thought I was failing the more of jerk a became. All about me it was.

 At this time I had started an obsession with drawing. All I would do was look up artists, get more comics from the Library and draw and draw and draw. I dreamed of making a book some day. I studied every drawing I got my hands on like I was in school. I had gained a respect for humans that I had never found before.

 Doug and I decided we were gonna start an art crew( what ever the fuck that means )  and name it healthy bunch. The name came up over eating salads and smoking cigarettes at the same time. Pretty much a no brainer.  Now every thing we made was made by healthy bunch and some how that made me a little more proud of what I was doing with my self.

  At this time ( how many times have I said that ?) I also began to get involved volunteering for Skate Like a Girl. I began helping teach  kids how to skate at co-ed skate clinic every Sunday as well as some other service work to the community.

 On a cold winter day three years ago I decided that I was gonna start something new and use my music and art projects to launch them . I also decided that when ever possible i would match  my effort to gain  exposure with a project that would help a person or persons other than my self.

So the new goal was to bring together art, music, and direct community action. I hosted a few chai art shows , started donating art to auctions and when we put out the Kurly Somthing Mix tape this Fall we picked up trash while blasting the tape on a boom box at ten in the morning in front of all the clubs on Capital Hill .

So, six months ago I got Bryan , Doug and Mike all in the same room and said " I wanna make a comic book . I wanna start a publishing company . I wanna call it all Healthy Bunch. " . The idea was to have a comic format book that the four of us would make together as our flagship tittle. We could use this book to promote our comics and other art while working on our individual books and projects under the Healthy Bunch title .

Come get the book at short Run Festival this weekend table  H-37 ! 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013


 As of late, people have been dropping off all sorts of canvas and paint at my door. Thank you people and thank you strange magic of art and all your awesome ways. Here are 3 of 12 paintings I did during a 48 hour session. All 12 plus 30 some odd illustration's will be up at Bon Voyage Vintage in Pioneer Square this Thursday !

Friday, March 15, 2013


 I think my Grandmother started taking me with her to her painting classes when I was five years old. We would go to the community center with lots of other silver haired folks. I got to have my own box of paint and brushes. I would paint pictures of what i thought it  looked like on mars, but only after I had spent a few years working on fucking flowers.
      Grams was a stern  teacher. I would bring home pictures of trees I would draw at school and she would tear me a new one for drawing "like a child".  "  " Trees don't look like that !" she would bellow,  the shrill tone of her voice would carry like the scream of a banshee over the cold Irish sea.
  With that being said, I shortly stopped enjoying the adult pressures of the art world and set my sights on a much more easily attainable goal, getting totally Punk Rock.

 Thanks to grams for helping start my adult life at age five and for helping install a brush stroke that laid dormant in me for so many years.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Two more songs are out !

 Oh and Scot and I finished Two more songs !
Click the linky link !!!

Its time to get out of the house.....

 Im very fortunate to live in my current version of a socialist utopia, the InArtsNw here in sunny Seattle Washington. Its so fuckin sunny here and every thing is such a perfect model for society that im allowed to live in a house with 32 people and draw all over the walls with my friends. The cops even come over and tell me how good of a job we are doing and they are very proud of us. Thanks dudes ! Here is what this winter has looked like from time to time.

 I painted this mural with North West legend Specs Wizard/ Specs One/ Michel Hall.  Working with has taught me more than I can explain with words. I have learned to respect my self so I can respect my work. Thanks dude! Specs painted the green fellows and constructed the shape of the whole piece as well as the outline colors. We talked about the shape for a few moments and 7 hours later we had this.

 And Specs wizard sneaks in again !!!

  8 & 1/2 x 11 ! Fun times !

 My new bud mike bloom hoped on the team a few months ago. He also enjoys drawing way huge

 I curate the art shows at the InartsNw. The best thing about it is people flaking out and forcing me to go way beyond any sort of comfort zone. I just started stapling paper to the wall and attacking with black. It was supposed to be a skateboard. Friends held the ladder and made the coffee. Thanks friends! Thanks flakes!

 Now its time take this show on the road ! Im booking a few Kurly Somthing Tours and plan on painting down town for imperial credits ( I hope!)  when the weather changes ! I have turned into half the man my mom wanted me to be and half the kind she said to never talk to . AWESOME!!