Winter 2010 The Espinoza brothers of DEADEND Magazine approached me about profiling my art and drawing them up a new T-shirt design that was different than what they currently had..and I was more than pleased to do both. The article was amazing and there web magazine is one of the best!!
Great show with lots of talented artists. Co-curated by my friend Steve Caballero, this show was a real eye catcher.
Amazingly successfull opening by EIGHTS & ACES and hosted by IDLE HANDS in downtown Santa Cruz. If you missed it... well then you missed out.
Since I grew up in Santa Barbara and would rummage through the dumpster at Powell as a kid I was stoked to be invited to participate in this show. The show had so many GREAT interpretations of an iconic image. You need to get this book and check it out.
One of the nicest car and art magazines out there and they asked to do a feature on me...FUCK YES!! If your a real car guy you'll love the magazine. Pick up any of em but #17 has me in it. Oooh yeah and one of my biggest influences, Robert Williams is in it too!!
I'd known Mike Lavella for a solid decade+ and for those years I'd heard him say one day I'm gonna do a feature on you. Well I guess things do get better with age cuz Mike waited till he saw sumthin that he felt he needed to share with the world...I couldn't agree more! Find one #17
I was approached on the H.A.M.B. in 2009 & 2010 to do some art to benifit a great cause. Manifolds on Main benefits the children's hospital and is held in Irving Tx.
"Everything but the Kitch 'n Sync" Annual group show March 5-28,2010 La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Hollywood Ca.
An absolute honor to be part of a show at the gallery that was the first to make a strong lowbrow impression on me.
Tattoo life #31-Great article on me and the first spotlight for my former apprentice Dan Wysuph. Find one in English it's got a typical FLiP rant with some good backround of my career.
2001- Best Traditional, National Tattoo convention
2005- Best chest, All American Tattoo festival
2010- 1st, 3rd, Honorable mention and Best Adult watercolor/fine art in the Santa Cruz county fair
New Skool Tattoo Collective - Expert tailoring suits made to fit (Anex show) Collabrative painting by FLiP, Miki, Hudge & Klem
Since I was a kid I've always wanted to draw a skate desk...Well 2008 was my time!!! Creature asked and of course I said yes. The Creature skateboards Fink mini was born. Hopefully I'll get a chance to do another!!