The Octophant

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Anonymous asked: You sir, are a fine and fantastical artist. Please continue to delight us with your imaginings.

I will do what I can, although most of my more recent imaginings are ending up at http://successisnotantoption.tumblr.com these days. The Octophant tumblr is now a bit of a relic.

"​Ok, apeface, let’s get something straight… you may think you’re a big deal up there with your iPads and cruise missiles and waffle irons and whatnot, but show your face in my hood and see how far it gets you. Iron-based blood oxygenation doesn’t matter when you don’t even have gills. I’ll try my chromatophores against yours any day of the week, Jack. Oh, what’s that? You don’t even have chromatophores? Are you even trying? Not that it matters. With inside-out retinas like yours it’s a wonder you can see anything! Does evolution even know where you live? Oh, and don’t even get me started on this skeleton of yours. You call ‘em bones, I call ‘em souvenirs. I think maybe I’ll just build a summer home out of you. You best keep to your side of the waterline, chimpy. You clearly aren’t cut out for life in the real world.”

New in the store today, 8 Limbs Good.

CephaLovePods For Everyone

​I hope this is happy news for a lot of people. The CephaLovePod has been one of the most popular designs I’ve made, but up until now it had only been available in a couple smallish editions which did not last very long. But that has now been extremely corrected. Having leveraged the estimable printing skills of Dan MacAdam of Crosshair, I can now offer you the CephaLovePod Open Edition. This time he’s going to be hanging around for a while, so don’t be shy.

I wanted the new edition to be distinct from the previous ones and reworked the whole color mix, and had it printed on some snappy blue-green French paper. I’m really happy with how it turned out, but not as happy as you’ll be when you get yours in the mail.​

The Octophant is now Squarer, Spacier


It took some doing, but the constant barrage of Squarespace ads on the podcasts I listen to and the subliminal mind control messages contained therein have finally broken down my resistance and I have transferred The Octophant web site to Squarespace. What this probably means for you (assuming anyone is reading this) is more and better updating of all the things I am up to at any given time. Not only prints and posters for sale, but also the design work I do for my day job at Half Acre Beer Company. Among other things.

Speaking of other things, click on the image in this post for a better view of The Battle of Carmen, an illustration I recently did for 3 Floyds. Bonkers, right?

I got to be involved in a printmaker portfolio exchange on a Krampus theme this year, and this was my contribution. I think it’s important to replace some of the joy and good will of the holidays and inject a bit of mortal terror to really make the season special for our children. (By which I mean your children.) Please won’t you help?

I got to be involved in a printmaker portfolio exchange on a Krampus theme this year, and this was my contribution. I think it’s important to replace some of the joy and good will of the holidays and inject a bit of mortal terror to really make the season special for our children. (By which I mean your children.) Please won’t you help?

Two recent posters. You can get the Frightened Rabbit poster tonight at the (sold out) show, or from me when I post it in the store after today. Funeral Wedding will be available at the show (recommended) or from me when it closes.

(There’s a bit less than two days left on the Impossible Octophant pre-orders. And, oh, hey, there’s something going on at Fab.com.)