Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Hoping you and yours are having a great holiday season! Mines been filled with friends, both new and old, and has me looking forward to what 2012 holds.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sneak Peek - New monster print in the early stages

I've been working on a new print,featuring my furry monster dude, most likely for shirts and posters... I hope to have the illustration done this week and then get production rolling. Stay tuned!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Drink and Draw - Invade!

I had a pretty long day at the part time, afterwards I headed over to Moonshine to get a nip of whiskey and a burger. I also got a quick lil doodle in. I was hoping to do more, but being 1 AM, the whiskey, beer back and burger set me on straight course for bed.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Seasons Greetings Cards Now In The Shop!

I'm happy to announce that my typography project is complete! And I have these great new Seasons Greetings cards in my Etsy Shop! Not only did I design the font, but I also hand screen printed each card using water based inks at my printshop The Pull. You can get them now, just in time to send them out to your friends and family! Be sure to use the HOLIDAYSAVINGS coupon code to save 10% on your order for any items in my shop!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Holiday Card 2011 Type Project Update!

A few weeks back I posted about a type project I was working on. I've since finished the type and just got something new off press using it. I still have trimming, folding and photographing to do, but expect these guys in my shop in time for Cyber Monday. I'll also be announcing a 10% sale code and some special deals on monday via my email newsletter. You can sign up right over there to the right of this post!

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend! More soon, and stay tuned for a new poster/t-shirt design I'll be pre-releasing in the next week or so.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Spider Thief for Isaac K,

I've  been having a lot of fun with drink and draw and getting drawing prompts from friends via twitter, txt and facebook. This latest one, I decided to flesh out a bit more, and so I present, in response to Isaacs request for "...shady character stealing a jar of spiders", The Spider Thief.
Have a request? Tweet me up @diskgrunt and I'll send you a high res signed jpg scan of the results from my fancy new scanner!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Custom Type... aka Holiday Card project 2011

I've managed to mangle type in the past with my hand written txt, but for one of my offerings this winter I'm working on developing a crisp clean bit of txt of my own. I mentioned this on FB just before I released my halloween skulls, but that wasn't the custom type I've been toiling over. I'm by no means a skilled typographer, and I'm only building out the letter forms I need at this point, but so far I'm pretty happy with the results of my efforts so I thought I would share my current progress. My hope is, to have the typography for this project done in the next week or so, and then get my final design on press asap.

Some points I'm already working on, the ends of the S break the curve and I don't like the thinness of the E right now compared to the width of the A and S.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Art Swap with Sunlitrobins!

A little while back I had the pleasure of getting to know Robin Willems, aka @sunlitrobins on twitter. She's an artist who is just starting her studies at the Hauge and has a love for water colors and mixed media collage. We quickly hit it off, and decided that an art swap was in order. So I sent her a three pack of my hand screen printed pocket notebooks, some stickers, and a screen printed card. She, in turn, sent me this awesome custom water painting, that she titled "Leafy Donathon". I enjoyed the subtle washes, textures and color of the piece such that I've since framed it, and it now resides on one of my night stands.

I hope this is only the begining of our art swaps. You can get a print of "Leafy Donathon", or one of her many other great works, over at her Society6 page.

If anyone else out there is interested in a swap, hit me up!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Awesome Sauce

About a Year ago, artist, photographer, musician, Michal Garcia visited us. While he was here, the phrase "Awesome Sauce" was routinely used to affirm plans, actions, comments and pretty much everything else. So much so, that I found myself saying it after he left. This past May I had the chance to visit with him during my trip to Hong Kong. I found Michal as positive, friendly and as accommodating as he was when he visited us. He took the time to show us around HK, introduce us to new people and generally make sure we had an Awesome Sauce time while we were there. When I returned to Portland, I wanted to send him a thank you, and The Awesome Sauce poster was born.

This is a limited edition hand pulled screen print, that I both designed and printed at The Pull. The prints were made using non-toxic water based cyan and magenta inks. The violet coloring of the * pattern in the A was accomplished by overprinting the magenta on top of the cyan. There are only 21 numbered and signed copies of these posters around, the first of which I shipped off to to Michal in HK. The second, I framed for myself. As for the rest, dear readers, they are for you. You can find them in my etsy shop now

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Harkin Family Retreat

Continuing our efforts at The Pull to make reunion shirts that don't suck, we present The Harkin Family Retreat shirts, hot off the press. Jessica and Matt Watson will be spending a weekend with Jessica's family, The Harkins, wearing these shirts that they designed. For those of you not familiar with The Made in Oregon/WhiteStag sign it's a rift off of this iconic Portland sign.

We also made some for the kids, I was able, with some rigging, to get this cute 12month t-shirt printed fairly successfully with the original full size chest print. Normally I'd setup another platen and burn another screen, but they only wanted one of these and I think the end result gave it a nice vintage feel.
Jessica has a total of 16 shirts made up in mixed sizes and styles. All the adult t-shirts were American Apparel 50/50 ( poly/cotton) Heather Blue in either the Standard America Unisex style or the Women's Short Sleeve, while the kids are American Apparel Standard 100% Cotton. Printing was all hand pulled using non-toxic water based inks. In the end the cost of each shirt was just under $18 per, and that includes a rush shipping charge to get the t-shirts here in time to print on.

Harkins I hope you love 'em and I wanna see a group shot from this weekends retreat!

I know family reunion season is almost over but if anyone wants/needs an unsucky reunion shirt let us know, we can print your design or help you create the perfect image to show your family luv!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Surf Skank

This weekend I was happy to have Rebekah Signh of SurfSkank come and make some t-shirts at The Pull! We had a bit of trouble with our water based inks as the late afternoon sun and heat set in on saturday, but we persevered and got this great batch of 4 color women's shirts done this morning. Thanks to Nick Wood over at @Ryonet for giving me some great suggestions for battling the heat. Speaking of Ryonet, I also got to use my new 16" x 22" plattens along with a new platen glue, that did an amazing job of keeping the shirts still despite flashing between each of the 4 colors and even after curing the shirts on platen. This stuff makes the spray mist stuff seem like a complete waste of time.

Let me know what you think of the prints below, the design was made for SurfSkank by Margarita Yerastova to see more of her designs check out:

And as always, if you've got an project or idea you'd like to see printed, or would like to actually pull your own prints on, let me know!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Talking to Myself

I started this drawing at a drink and draw with the Wonder Team gang, I've changed it a bit since, and colored it in... I think I'm gonna go buy some new pants.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Print Swap with Almost Monday!

I met Serena a while back at one of the many portland craft shows. She's a fellow print maker who loves doing linocut prints, and she's also an amazing portraiture painter. She's know on the web as AlmostMonday We've been talking via twitter pretty much ever sense and we met up this weekend briefly for a print exchange. I swapped one of my Bee Scarfs and a Penguin Pocket Notebook for a set of bicycle themed hand pulled linocut prints.
I'm super excited to have these prints, and if you wanna grab some you should really check out her shop, there's plenty of awesome prints there that I'm sure you'd love. Thanks Almost Monday for the awesome work, if anyone else is interested in swapping some prints or art, let me know!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Good Man...

Friday, July 15, 2011

Wiegh In

This is the first post from my new Comic group, The Wonder Team. I'll be posting a weekly comic there on Fridays, that in most cases won't be posted here. There's also three other great Portland Artist who are posting there, Eriq Nelson, Seyoung Yeo ( who organized this effort) and Melissa Dalluhn. It's a great group, and I'm happy to be contributing along with them, so be sure to check it ( and them ) out!

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Run

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Asleep at the Airport

I don't have many drawings of Laura and I, mostly because I always felt my doodles of her never did her justice. I found this doodle in an old sketch book as I was looking for some paper to do some drawing on. Last year around this time we traveled to Texas together, and then from there we went to NYC to attend a friend of mines wedding.

While we waited for our plane from Dallas to NYC she cuddled up and fell asleep on me. And there was something in that moment that made me feel loved, trusted and depended on like I hadn't before and so I wanted to capture that feeling. Finding this drawing now is a mixed bag for me. I'm glad I captured this moment, cause it's one I want to remember, it's just not one I want to remember right now.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Thursday, June 23, 2011

What now... Pt.1

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sun Break

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fathers Day

The Future...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Together Forever...


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