Saturday, December 17, 2005

Be still my little black friend David just sent me a link to the new Horror Magazine.
When I was younger I thought making monster masks was probably the coolest job on the planet.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Oh my...cute baby animals ahoy!
via Boing Boing

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Wooooo....I've been looking for this sumbitch ever since I saw a picture over a year ago. I finally found one and I'm psyched. It'll look perfect in our kitchen...of death....

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Artist Coop has a fascinating post about
the Stilyagi, the selfmade beatniks of Stalin's U.S.S.R.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Roq La Rue Holiday Party and Benefit For Bamboo the Elephant
THIS FRIDAY December 16th 6-9pm
a one night only art show
with ALL proceeds
going to NARN's Free Bamboo Campaign

With works by:

Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, Todd Schorr, Kathy Schorr, Alex Gross, Scott Musgrove, Pooch, Joshua Petker, Andrew Brandou, Ryan Heshka, Joe Vollan, Yumiko Kayukawa, Krystof Nemeth, Jessica McCourt, Derek Nobbs, Rik Garrett, Kipling West, Travis Louie and

Roq la Rue is throwing a holiday party and hosting a special ONE NIGHT ONLY art show with ALL proceeds going to the Northwest Animal Rights Network fund for Bamboo the elephant. Bamboo, a resident of Woodland Park Zoo for 37 years, began to exhibit aggressive and neurotic behavior. The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee offered to take Bamboo and offer her a better life, on their own dime, but the Woodland Park Zoo decided to send her to Point Defiance Zoo instead (where she continues her neurotic pacing and head-shaking). This is an injustice and smacks of politics rather than true concern for this majestic creature's health and well being. We feel if more people were aware of the situation we could get Bamboo moved to the Sanctuary where she'd be loved and taken care of, with thousands of acres to roam instead of the one acre she has now. All funds raised will be used to raise awareness about Bamboo's welfare in our community.

So- we got some of the big stars in the Pop Surrealism scene as well as a wealth of local talent to donate works for the cause! We will be selling work Friday night from 6-9pm. First come, first served. No works will be pre-sold. Buyers must be present at the fundraiser. If you are out of town and interested in an artist shoot us an email...we'll hook you up if we
can! Please come and support Bamboo!
Buy art or just come and have some drinks and delicious snacks and throw a fiver in the pot for Bamboo! All are welcome.

More info:
Learn about Bamboo!
The Elephant Sanctuary
Roq La Rue
Special thanks to NARN and the Free Bamboo Crew as
well as all donating businesses for the help!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Here is a page of really great animal photos...

The wonderful Liz McGrath is having a show at Billy Shire Fine Arts, it opened last night. I just bought this on a totally compulsive whim...there wasn't much left to choose from! All Liz's stuff is fake taxidermy which I much more prefer to real. I wish I could have a whole wall of these guys. Liz also has a book coming out- I hope to have it at the Roq by the end of the week.