Last minute live art from Sub-T last weds...

So, last Wednesday I was on Milwaukee ave. doing my pre- Thanksgiving laundry when I got a call from Trimm. He was at Subterranean (literally right down the street) and his live artists both backed out at the last minute. I dried my gear, ran home, washed my ass, loaded my shit and rocked some impromptu art. I had a good night widdit. Pickel, Maker and Trimm played the bomb tracks. Folks in the house showed love, bought me beer...

I wasn't really prepared, so rather than try some new shit and fuck up, I painted my Chameleon Girl character. 2' X 4' , acrylic.. Close up.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with it. I'm gonna finish it up at home, try to move it later. The mask around her face was supposed to be more of a light blue. And that's what it looked like under the yellow lights. I'll have to redo it.

Here's some sketches. I don't think I've posted them yet. They're a little old. Pretty much all the drawing I'm doing these days is for some fucking production or another. Nothing I'd really care to show off.

In other news, I've actually been motivated to work again. For the past year or so (or at least since I finished Project: Romantic) I've found myself dragging my heels to get anything done. That's why I haven't been updating this blog as much as I used to and why I don't have much in print this year. After a couple years of graphic novels/mini series, a break up, a move, a couple deaths combined with going out everynight to get away from it all, I've been feeling pretty burnt. Slowly but surely I'm getting back in the game. I'm trying to keep from diving headfirst into late worknights for fear that it would immediately send me running back into escapist behavior. That's also the reason why I've been slow (or in many cases never) responding to P.Ms and e-mails. My brain tends to take vacations I don't authorize. Especially you, Munoz. I've been keeping up on the Japan thing, and I'll get back to you soon.... Sorry bout that, homey! I just gotta say, I'm thankful for all the friends I've made over the past year who've more than helped me maintain a sense of balance. I can't imagine who or where I'd be if not for youse. for reals. And to all the mofos I've known since like forever, and Sara, thanks for having my back the whole time.

and that's my post thanksgiving aside. Didn't really intend on it.

I know I say this all the time, but I've got some shit brewin that'll knock your socks clean-the-fuck off. Yash! And it's all for me!!! no publishers or clients. Just for me! (and you, of course) oooooooohh!!!

Don't forget! Tomorrow night- Wednesday Night Trimm DJ Tony Trimm DJ Once A Month plus special guest John Herndon of Tortoise AAAAAANNDDD JoseG X Mhuddl again and again, brotha! Danny's 1951 W. Dickens (@ Damen) 21 + No Cover around 10:30/11 pm I best see you mugs tharr!!

have a loverly Chicago day! peace,

Jose G

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