Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Saturday, November 26, 2005
So I decided to get out of the near booger freezing temperatures and check out the Museum of Natural History. An amazing building; home to a huge collection of old dusty weird stuff. I took my sketchbook and my camera in hand to capture the weirdness. I only made it through the dinos, mammals, and the fish sections. Guess I'll have to go back again to see the rest. Sketches to follow soon.
Pics of the Museum
Posted by AARON BLECHA at 9:09 PM
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Monday, November 21, 2005
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Thursday, November 17, 2005
I finally was able to scan in some pages of my sketchbook last night. Everytime I walk around I pick out an interesting person and briefly study them. When I get home, I try to remember what they look like and draw them. I've learned this exercise from other artists online. Believe you me, there a lot of interesting people to sketch lurking around the streets of London.
Posted by AARON BLECHA at 10:10 AM
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Big Ole Face Full of Monster, a new monster lovin' zine outta San Francisco, has written a great review of A Field Guide to Midwest Monsters. Read it by clicking the pic to the left. Bwa-ha-ha-ha!
Big Ole Face Full of Monster Magazine
Posted by AARON BLECHA at 4:55 PM
Friday, November 11, 2005
So, we had a small garden mouse in our kitchen for a while (better than a giant spider anyday). I went to corner store for some traps. The guy pressured me into getting this contraption. That's right, the trap's name is "Lucifer". It's as big as your forearm. I decided to go for happier sounding deathtrap- "The Big Cheese". Mr. Mouse is now no longer with the living. But I suspect our kitchen is haunted by his tortured cheese nibbling soul.
Posted by AARON BLECHA at 10:20 AM
Thursday, November 10, 2005
How did I know that it would be Pascal to create the first glimpse of the retched Blogcha? Actually I'm surprised he didn't create six or seven more designs... He cranks this stuff out before breakfast or even before I got to work.
Please check out Pascal Campion's work here-
Posted by AARON BLECHA at 1:09 AM
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Remember, remember the 5th of November! Here are some pics from Bonfire Night. They burn an effigy of Guy Fawkes who was England's OT (Original Terrorist). He tried to blow up the Houses of Parliment 400 years ago but he was caught at the last minute in the basement with 30 barrels of gunpowder. Whoops. He was tortured at the Tower, hanged, decaptitated and drawn and quartered. Yay! Let's have a party! The devil delivers Guy on top of the immense bonfire then it's torched by the village folk. Then followed by fireworks, a pig roast auction... and drinking beer.
Guy Fawkes Night Photos
Posted by AARON BLECHA at 10:55 AM
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Laughing Squid's website (underground art, culture and technology from San Francisco and beyond) has posted a nice review of our book, A Field Guide to Midwest Monsters. Read all about it.
Laughing Squid Review
Posted by AARON BLECHA at 10:32 AM
Monday, November 07, 2005
Halloween! Since the British are stupid and don't celebrate Halloween (obviously the best holiday of the year) I took it upon myself to get in the "spirit" of things. I went to the most haunted place in England- The Tower of London. I visited right before closing time so it wouldn't be crowded. After seeing Traitor's Gate and the Torture exhibit, I went to the Bloody Tower where numerous ghosts haunt their former prison. I was the last visitor of the night left in the Tower and I was extremely spooked. I couldn't bring myself to go up the narrow, winding steps to the upper floors where most of the encounters take place. Luckily I captured a few ghouls on camera.
Posted by AARON BLECHA at 10:53 PM