Yearly Archives: 2010

GenArt Resurrection Benefit

My friend Ian Gerard is the brains behind GenArt, one of New York’s most legendary culture orgs. For over a decade, GenArt held art fairs, launched Zac Posen, threw film festivals, and was even kind enough to sponsor my tshirt launch at Fred Segal. During the financial collapse, several major backers pulled out, and GenArt folded.

Ian is raising funds for the filmmakers and designers negatively affected when GenArt folded. He’s also hoping to relaunch, starting with the GenArt Resurrection benefit. Because he’s a pretty excellent gentleman, I’m on the comittee for this, and may be doing some art shenanigans around it.

If you’re in town and have the bucks, I recommend it muchly.

The Art Monkey Alphabet: B

Every day for the 26 days, I’m going to be releasing one letter of the Art Monkey Alphabet. At the end of the 26th day, I’ll make silkscreened posters of the entire alphabet, and release the monkeys as a font.

Here’s Day Two: Letter B.  See A here

The Art Monkey Alphabet: A

Every day for the 26 days, I’m going to be releasing one letter of the Art Monkey Alphabet. At the end of the 26th day, I’ll make silkscreened posters of the entire alphabet, and release the monkeys as a font.

Here’s Day One: Letter A

My Ignite NYC Speech

My speech at Ignite NYC during Web 2.0 Week. Ignite is a uniquely exhilarating/nerve wracking format for speakers. You have 5 minutes to make your point, with slides auto-advancing every 15 seconds. Soooo much practice!

made this great graphic map of my talk.

Recent Press

Comic Con is over, for me at least.  What a whirl of parties (MTV!  Amanda Palmer’s Party on the Internet!  DC Comics!  The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!  Yosi Sergant’s Re:Form School!  All in three days!)  Yesterday, I had the somewhat surreal experience of donning a blazer, with uber-smart Pablo Defendini and Daniel Burwen, talking about arty/techy doom/possibility to an audience including five of my former teachers.

In the meantime, I got two sweet articles on me

CBS New York: NYC Style: CBS interviewed me on pretty clothes.  Make sure to scroll down for the hilarious comments

OC Weekly: Breaking Into the Boys Club:

In a comic landscape dominated by superhero and action-adventure books, Scarlett is a welcome respite. As is Crabapple’s humor and artistry.

NYCC + Re:Form School

Oh this weekend, what an overbooked morass you’ve turned into! I’m taking part in, I kid you not, four different projects in the span of two days, three of which I can speak about. Read on and shudder!

Project #1: Signing Schedule, New York Comic Con

I’ll be signing with my friends at the Comic News Insider booth on Friday and Saturday.  Come keep me company!

Friday: 5pm-6pm
Saturday: 11am-12pm
@ The Comics News Insider Booth.  Podcast Arena. Booth #526
New York Comic Con is at the Jacob Javitz Center.  Buy your tickets here

Project #2: Exhibiting art at Re:Form School

RE:FORM SCHOOL is a high profile group art exhibition, event series and public awareness campaign taking place in New York City, that brings together the creative community in a call for the reform of the American Public Education System.
We believe that it is the right of each and every child in the United States to have access to a high quality education.

RE:FORM SCHOOL will be open to the public, Saturday, October 9th, 2010 through Monday, October 11th, 2010 between the hours of 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and is located at 233 Mott Street, New York City, NY 10012.

Re:Form School is a particularly meaningful project to me because, during school, as was the archetypical “Child who did not thrive,” and art classes were my solace.  Public education is utterly unequipped to deal with creative “weird kids,” and the buzz and classes Re:Form school is bringing about are solid good things.

Project #3: Speaking at the Society Of Illustrators Educators Symposium

8:30 aM – 10:00 aM (I know! 8:30 am!)
The new e-cOnOMy
Moderator, Pablo Defendini
Taking a look beyond the printing press and embracing electronic publishing.  I’ll be speaking with Daniel Burwen

The Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd St, New York

This Grand Artistic Family

On Saturday, I took part in one of the most beautiful parties I ever attended- the sort of party that makes you happy to be young, alive, in New York and part of this blessed art family.  Cynthia von Buhler took over a giant penthouse next to the Empire State Building for her birthday.  And she filled it.

Cotton candy. Striped beds.  Art.  Mermaids.  Jason Webley rocking it troubedour style.  Amanda Palmer watched by oil slicked mermaids.  Sxip Shirey.  Body part vending machines.  I met Lemmony Snicket!

Me and Cynthia collaborated on an in an installation of dead mermaids, with Cynthia as the live one in the tub.

Katelan Foisy read tarot cards.  Neil Gaiman and Amanda toasted their impending marriage with chamapagne. The night faded out as me and Katelan whirled on a rooftop carosel, the lights of the Empire State Building shining through a haze of bubbles.

Feel so very lucky.

Photos by Kyle Cassidy

The NSFW Contest

Thanks to twitter follower @@jcharette, I now know that is blocked on Amtrack.

This isnt’ a new experience. has long been the target of haters of cartoon nipples.  You can’t see it when you wait for jury duty in New York or work at Pepsi or surf the internet on a SUNY campus.  At one point, my own agent wasn’t able to check out my site.

I hold the opinion that web filters are for weasels and cowards.

Thus, I’m devising a contest. The NSFW Contest!

Have you been banned from looking at my site?  Get a screenshot, and post it in the comments or email it to [email protected]  On July 10th, I’ll choose a random entrant and mail them a signed copy of Scarlett Takes Manhattan, a very NSFW book.

Get posting. And, if you need to look at my site at work, behold the magic of Proxy Web Browsers

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