News From November 2008

A sunday break from details

The day before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, and the day after...
laguna325.jpg
Went to Laguna to eat the day before. Got up sorta late, so it was more like dinner.
laguna346.jpg

laguna657.jpg

catalinalaguna.jpg
You could see Catalina...
laguna3467.jpg

lagunabeach436.jpg

deannlaguna.jpg

laguskayies.jpg
A beautiful day.
sophiarager.jpg
On Thanksgiving, Sophia and her cousins were raging all day, and using me as a human jungle-gym.
kids-fighting.jpg
I was sore the next day.
_tillmans.jpg
The day after we went on an art-fest. Saw the Wolfgang Tillmans show at Regen Projects.
Whatever you were doing, you should have been at the Map of the Inner War... Yeah, I said it.
resnickpavillion.jpg
Then to the LACMA, where I shot almost no photos. Sorry.
lightsLACMA.jpg

deannaatlights.jpg

horsefight.jpg
Horse-fight.
Posted November 30th, 2008 by Audrey Hepburn invented the double ended dildo
Comments Read/Write Comments - (4 Comments)

Detail: An individual or minute part of an item.


_-ascentiondetail.jpg

_-billydoor.jpg
Lil' Bill
_-bird-det.jpg

_-bonesdetail.jpg

_-trashingbook.jpg

_-bookdetail01.jpg

_-facedeta.jpg

_-cardieldet.jpg
John Cardiel sliding into a crowd of people, London, 1995.
_-cornerdetail.jpg

_-detaicorner.jpg

_-corner000230.jpg

_-crossguy.jpg

_-deadstuff.jpg

_-detailmaneat.jpg

_-detailoftree.jpg

Posted November 29th, 2008 by Oh the things that happen
Comments Read/Write Comments - (2 Comments)

Pay Attention To Detail for Heavens' Sake


_--edkiddet.jpg
Self portrait as a kid from the title piece in the show.
_-facenosedet.jpg

_-crydetai.jpg

_-barlady.jpg
Paris...
_-bleesss.jpg
Good Ol' Huntington Beach...
_-bubsdets.jpg

_-choicesdet.jpg

_-detinbrown.jpg

_-heeldtail.jpg

_-hurrydetail.jpg

Posted November 28th, 2008 by The human jungle gym
Comments Read/Write Comments - (8 Comments)

Raw Detail Action Part 2

Happy Thanksgiving. Lets give thanks for the possible future we have with a new government, and that we are alive.

I can eat a Tofurkey to that.
_-lostbuns.jpg

_-lipsdet.jpg

_-wordbubdet.jpg

_-sufferdet.jpg
Much more to come very soon, enjoy your day...
Posted November 27th, 2008 by Malicious Underlord of the Depths
Comments Read/Write Comments - (10 Comments)

The Angel/Devil in the Details

I shot a series of details from the Map of the Inner War exhibition that I will posting over the next several days...
_-lindandDDpaint.jpg
All the details in this post are from the Portrait of Deanna near bookshelf painting...
That is Deanna and Lindsay gossiping under it.
Some OTHER PHOTOS...
_-detmary.jpg

_-detddfacer44.jpg

_-detboob.jpg

_-detfaceguyd.jpg

_-detnahual.jpg

_-detnautilus.jpg

_-detbook7t.jpg

_-detbook24n.jpg

_-detbook24t.jpg

_-detbook3986g.jpg

_-detbooks42875g.jpg

Posted November 26th, 2008 by Mythological humans that in fact are schemes
Comments Read/Write Comments - (8 Comments)

The Holiday is fast approaching...

The one with ritual slaughter of animals and celebration of mass murderers...
--1det.jpg
A comic by Gary Panter...
miranda-painting copy 2.jpg
My painting of Miranda July compared to the reference photo I took...
---6780b7_o.jpg
An Image from my show...

Go see it------------------- !!!

A text update from my exhibition: 11/20/08 12:10 PM: Someone has been checking out the show for close to an hour.  He's wearing a baseball hat with a messenger bag.
Posted November 25th, 2008 by The boy who wished to be a man
Comments Read/Write Comments - (7 Comments)

Went Skateboarding...

For the first time in a while...
_-mattbskateday.jpg
I spent the whole day skating Cherry Park in the LBC with Matt B, Kevin, Austin, Kioske, Shin, and Grif.
grif-mattB.jpg
It was pretty fun.

Some links for today:

An Interview on EXPN

Lia Holloran:
Her series, 'Dark Skate' was taken over the past 2 years. They are all taken 
in the complete dark with her skating with a 
light attached to her body. They are not photoshopped or manipulated, the places are just dark and shot with a long exposure.

Relief Posters!
Buy a poster and help families rebuild their life from the SoCal fires.
I did one!

V Magazine...
Posted November 24th, 2008 by Only shortcomings need to be noted mostly
Comments Read/Write Comments - (5 Comments)

Since I forgot my digi-cam yeserday, check this out...


---78ed1.jpg

---78ed3.jpg

---78ed2.jpg
My freind down under Garry Trinh just had an exhibition.
The photographs in the show are of him posing with
strangers who he found on the street wearing the same sweater as the one he had on. The photos were all taken during the course of one day.

Posted November 23rd, 2008 by Benevolent Overlord
Comments Read/Write Comments - (4 Comments)

It's all in the details, or not.


_detail02.jpg
A couple of details from the show... This one is on the big 7.5 foot head.
_Detail01.jpg
This is on the same head, same side.

Last night we indulged a guilty pleasure by going you know where and doing you know what.

Two things worth doing right now:
Watching L. Kincade17
and
Checking out Scott Pommier's website
 
Posted November 22nd, 2008
Comments Read/Write Comments - (5 Comments)

These are the days of our lives...


healingroom.jpg
My feelings really need a healing room right now...
ohthesouffle.jpg
I know there has been a lot of desserts with candles in this web-log lately, but this is the vegan chocolate souffle from Madeline's Bistro. All other desserts are total shite in comparison.
edeyebub.jpg
Couldn't stay away from the show for long. I was back the second day it was open...
lizshoot1.jpg
Liz from RVCA has "face-hiding" problems, and now she has resorted to carrying around a big black piece of cardboard to hide her face.
lizshoot02.jpg
Poor girl, her face is actually quite pleasant...

There is a new Logan Kincade video out with some serious 5-year-old footage of the toy team in there... Watch it!

Wanna see some kick-ass photography? Check out Scott Pommier's re-vamped website...
Posted November 21st, 2008
Comments Read/Write Comments - (7 Comments)

Depression Sets In Then Exits Quickly


---b3dcf4_o.jpg
So the show is up and running, and my work / obsession for the last 5 months has come to an end. I woke up the next day with a certain aimlessness that was disconcerting. But it only lasted a few hours really. Then I was back to same old stuff. Kevin came over and gave me a long list of graphics that I need to do for Toy Machine, and so on and so forth... Back to the OTHER millions of things I have to do. Back to the skateboard, back to working on Toy, Back to planning for my next show next March in Belgium...
isaacashleyed.jpg
Had dinner with Ashley Macomber last night, although this photo was from a different time. Hey that's Isaac Ramos over there!
---Edbookshop.jpg
I got this photo from Garry Trinh, photographer extraordinaire from Australia. He took it in a great bookshop in Sydney, Ariel Books. You can see Garry's photos at his >>>website<<<, and also in the last issue of ANP Quarterly.
By the way, you should subscribe to that~!

Check out a new Interview about Map of the Inner War on EXPN.com... What? Yeah.
Posted November 20th, 2008 by Back to the juggling of life
Comments Read/Write Comments - (3 Comments)

Map of the Inner War: Less People More Art

I'm gonna let the photos speak for themselves for the most part...
acidheadwork.jpg

beforesigning.jpg

big-painting.jpg
"The Ascension"
clusterwork.jpg

cornershot.jpg

ddlindwork.jpg
Before the signing...
ddwork01.jpg

ddwork02.jpg

deannapainting02.jpg

fugaziworkk.jpg
Fugazi, Tucson , AZ. Four photos together...
galleryscenehed.jpg

headworkdetail;.jpg

hedviewwork.jpg

kevinsmash.jpg
K. Barnett smashes a car, Sacramento, CA
lance-Jrwork.jpg
Lance Jr. Cyril to be exact. Dude didn't even come!
man-down.jpg
Copenhagen, Denmark...
NPHwork.jpg

overviewwork.jpg

scenework01.jpg

scenework02.jpg

silkscreens.jpg
"The Sleepers" Silkscreens with hand-painted ink... Austin, Reynolds, and J. Humphries are in this series!
triptychworl.jpg

work-16.jpg
My first attempt at oil painting in 10 years...
work001.jpg

work002.jpg

work003.jpg

work004.jpg

work008.jpg

work009.jpg

work011.jpg

work012.jpg

work014.jpg

work019.jpg

work020.jpg

work021.jpg

work023.jpg

work107.jpg

workdeapaint.jpg

workheads.jpg

workheadview.jpg

worrk010.jpg

wpork006.jpg

painttshirtsighn.jpg
Getting the sign ready fpr the t-shirts. We had to mark them down because times are tough...
shirtstands.jpg

work016.jpg

wwork017.jpg

Posted November 18th, 2008 by The final straw pulled in time
Comments Read/Write Comments - (27 Comments)

Map of the Inner War: The Opening

I was mostly frazzled all day, this is the bare bones of what I was able to shoot.
fancypants.jpg
I woke up excited and got all gussied up in some nice jacket Deanna had got for me a while back.
firesgonemad.jpg
When I opened my front door to drive up to LA this is what I saw. Fires had erupted not far from my house and a black wall of smoke was slouching towards the ocean...
ominoussmoke.jpg
The smoke was a dark grey orange. I hope Billy Marks is OK out there in Corona!
signingbetsey01.jpg
We started off with a book signing, That is Matt Leines signing his new book there next to me. And that is loveley Betsy from the gallery selling books like hotcakes.
mattleinessigns.jpg
A closer view of Matt Leines at work signing his book...
maywithshirton.jpg
And this is May who was working at the gallery modeling the Templeton RVCA shirt made just for the exhibition. Sweet times.
daveframer.jpg
This is Dave. His wife just had a baby, and he was awesome enough to drive up to see the show!
He works with my picture framer Dick McCoy, and basically framed all of the 250 photos and drawings on the walls... The dude is epic.
edwdaveetc.jpg
This is Dave Naz and his signifigant other Oriana sandwiching Deanna and me...
eddavidNPH.jpg
Then Neil Patrick Harris showed up with his handsome boyfreind David Burtka and couldn't stop talking about Deanna's vagina.
eddavidNPHbadass.jpg
Lets do a bad-ass one!
markRmagazine.jpg
Mark Rodriguez was there holding the newest hot off the presses ANP Quarterly magazine.
_Natas-and-ed.jpg
Natas Kaupas showed up! Whoa! Brendan had a mini meltdown over him, it was super sweet.
_ooening002.jpg
A random shot of the opening as it was starting to wind down a bit.
ed-hb1.jpg
Hunter Burgan became a collector!
room1.jpg
Stacy M took some photos for me...
room5.jpg
The place was packed!
thiswouldlookgoodinmyhouse.jpg
Some views of the evening...
smallhead.jpg
A close up...
bigoranghead.jpg
A close up of one of the big heads...
am-al-janean.jpg
Amber, Allison, and Janean were all smiles.
_opening004.jpg
A view askew.
_opening005.jpg
The crowd was a rowdy mix. Both art-damaged weirdos and skater-kids. I loved it.
_opening006.jpg
This man wasn't satisfied with the nudity on the walls, he was scoping out the young ladies...
happydesert.jpg
Afterward, we ducked out to a local restaurant and got some (vegan) dessert. Look how stoked I am!
_desert01.jpg
Salty chocolate torte with soy-milk foam. So good. The waiter thought it was my birthday and kept saying happy birthday to me, I just said, "Thanks!"
_flamecandle.jpg
It was an amazing night. Thanks to all who came, and to all the well wishers. I appreciate it so much.
Thanks to Deanna and all the wonderful people at Roberts and Tilton. Support the arts! Go see shows!

Lots of Photos from the opening at Supertouch.com

Some other peoples recaps:
Salman Agah
Hypebeast
The Skateboard Mag
Skatebook
Daily du Jour
Guillotine

Posted November 16th, 2008 by Thanks to all who trudged out!!!
Comments Read/Write Comments - (24 Comments)

Today is Deanna and Mine's 17th anniversary.

I am taking the day off, and spending it with her.

Tomorrow I will post photos of the show and opening for you all!
--all11-13-08.jpg
This was from the security camera at the gallery. A shot of Deanna and I setting the show up.

Check out the Supertouch Interview

Until Tomorrow fine website lurkers!
Posted November 16th, 2008 by 17 years married, 21 together
Comments Read/Write Comments - (10 Comments)

Today is the big day, are you excited?


blue man box.jpg
Map of the Inner War opens tonight. Everyone is asking me if I am excited. I wasn't, but now I have to admit I am very excited.

Check out the Supertouch Interview, and Ramsy's personal studio visit shots...

Tomorrow or Monday I will do a mega-post for all you far away souls.
Posted November 15th, 2008 by my mother told me
Comments Read/Write Comments - (4 Comments)

Satyed up until 2AM hanging the show, no photos shot...

Here is a painting on paper that is in the show for your visual pleasure:
Posted November 14th, 2008
Comments Read/Write Comments - (21 Comments)

Neck Deep in Images...


---age[1].jpg
Busy hanging the show, with help from Rose~!!!!

Map of the Inner War

I'm in this Exhibition too...
Posted November 13th, 2008
Comments Read/Write Comments - (103 Comments)

The other day I had visitors...


---edddlaguna.jpg
Deanna and I went to Laguna Beach to eat some food and take a walk on the beach. The windy day gave my hair that extra flair it usually lacks.
---diegomabeldded.jpg
Diego and his lovely wife Mabel stopped by before going back to Spain...
--mattBkitcheb.jpg
Matt B stopped by for some books...
---mattBOG.jpg
Matt B showed me his new work. Yes folks, its a Matt B original photo he printed himself. Nice!

Look up the word Bunghole, and listen to the pronounciation!
Even better: Dildo.

Don't forget the show this saturday!

Posted November 12th, 2008 by the pace is quickening...
Comments Read/Write Comments - (23 Comments)

Preparation for the BIG SHOW...


_--head01322.jpg
I shot some photos of my house which looks like a storage unit full of artwork...
packed01.jpg

packed02.jpg

packed03.jpg

packed04.jpg

Posted November 11th, 2008 by Humble Servant of the Overlord
Comments Read/Write Comments - (23 Comments)

From the Archive: 1999 Toy Machine Europe

Image Description Here
Old photos from a 1999 Toy Machine trip. We were on a train in Germany...
Here we have Brian Anderson and Deanna, listening to Elissa tell a story.
Image Description Here
Elissa was throwing stuff out the window...
Image Description Here
Elissa looks out the window
Image Description Here
Kerry Getz shows me his hurt shoulder.
Image Description Here
Shot from the train
Image Description Here
Team waiting for a train.
Image Description Here
Kerry, Maldonado, BA, Elissa

Come to my show, its free, and will be fun!
Subscribe to ANP
Posted November 7th, 2008 by Come see all the crud I made, over 250 things!
Comments Read/Write Comments - (2 Comments)

Larry Clark, Obama, Books, and More!


larryRVCA_opt.jpg
Like I said, there was a power outage, so I started off just working on these wooden heads, then got a call from Larry Clark saying he was bringing some kids to skate the RVCA ramp. So I went by to pay a visit, and give him a copy of Deformer. Dude is legendary.
headslight_opt.jpg
Less than a week to go before I start installing the show!!!!!!!!! I'm freaking out.
Check this Studio Visit on Anthem.com
deannhappy02obama_opt.jpg
Deanna was so happy that Obama became president elect-! You can buy her new book at Busy-Being.com now-!
myvotecounted_opt.jpg
I was glad that for the first time in 8 years my vote worked. You gotta keep trying.
Jean Claude Van Damme would never stop trying. Why would I reference that dude? It's not like he makes movies anymore... Or Does He? And man what should we name it. 'Name it ME.'

Hey, now is a great time to Subscribe to ANP Magazine-!
Posted November 6th, 2008 by Change is coming did you see Sou
Comments Read/Write Comments - (374 Comments)

From the Archive: 1999 Toy Machine Europe


06-01_BA_Elissa_Deanna_train_opt.jpg
Old photos from a 1999 Toy Machine trip. We were on a train in Germany...
Here we have Brian Anderson and Deanna, listening to Elissa tell a story.
06-01_Elissa_Looks_out_train_3_opt.jpg
Elissa was throwing stuff out the window...
06-01_Elissa_looks_train_opt.jpg
Elissa looks out the window
06-01_Kerry_shows_back_scratch_opt.jpg
Kerry Getz shows me his hurt shoulder.
06-01_People_at_train_station_GMB_opt.jpg
Shot from the train
06-01_Toy_team_in_Berlin_99_opt.jpg
Team waiting for a train.
06-01_Toy_team_train_opt.jpg
Kerry, Maldonado, BA, Elissa

Come to my show, its free, and will be fun!
Subscribe to ANP
Posted November 6th, 2008 by Come see all the crud I made, ov
Comments Read/Write Comments - (4 Comments)

October Surprises


rotted-pumpkin_opt.jpg
Today was some scheduled power outage, so I didn't turn on my computer until late at night.
pumpkineyes_opt.jpg
That is why I didn't post today. But you know, not using a computer today was amazing. I got tons of work done. I'm gonna start trying to not use a computer a couple days a week.

Links to you know what:
Design is Kinky
Kurt Hayashi
Segue
Modart
Vapors
?????
Skateboarder
Time-Bomb
Posted November 6th, 2008 by But I doubt I can...
Comments Read/Write Comments - (69 Comments)

Larry Clark, Obama, Books, and More!

Image Description Here
Like I said, there was a power outage, so I started off just working on these wooden heads, then got a call from Larry Clark saying he was bringing some kids to skate the RVCA ramp. So I went by to pay a visit, and give him a copy of Deformer. Dude is legendary.
Image Description Here
Less than a week to go before I start installing the show!!!!!!!!! I'm freaking out.
Check this Studio Visit on Anthem.com
Image Description Here
Deanna was so happy that Obama became president elect-! You can buy her new book at Busy-Being.com now-!
Image Description Here
I was glad that for the first time in 8 years my vote worked. You gotta keep trying.
Jean Claude Van Damme would never stop trying. Why would I reference that dude? It's not like he makes movies anymore... Or Does He? And man what should we name it. 'Name it ME.'

Hey, now is a great time to Subscribe to ANP Magazine-!
Posted November 6th, 2008 by Change is coming did you see SouthPark?
Comments Read/Write Comments - (7 Comments)

October Surprises

Image Description Here
Today was some scheduled power outage, so I didn't turn on my computer until late at night.
Image Description Here
That is why I didn't post today. But you know, not using a computer today was amazing. I got tons of work done. I'm gonna start trying to not use a computer a couple days a week.

Links to you know what:
Design is Kinky
Kurt Hayashi
Segue
Modart
Vapors
?????
Skateboarder
Time-Bomb
Posted November 6th, 2008 by But I doubt I can...
Comments Read/Write Comments - (2 Comments)

Election Day + An Inspection of Geoff's Car


ivotedstickerr_opt.jpg
First things first, I got up and voted.
geoffshootsdeanna_opt.jpg
Then went over to Mothers to have breakfast with Geoff, Ewan, and Deanna. Geoff was into Deanna's 'I Voted' sticker. He can't vote because he's not a US citizen.
geoffcardioccd_opt.jpg
Then I inspected Geoff's car and found a DIO cd amongst the trash...
geoffHBpark_opt.jpg
And a bag of HB skatepark wall as a souvenir...
goeffshootscar_opt.jpg
Then he got interested in his own car and started to shoot it. Maybe he will blog it later.
Posted November 4th, 2008 by It is IMPOTRANT to vote.
Comments Read/Write Comments - (0 Comments)

Election Day + An Inspection of Geoff's Car

Image Description Here
First things first, I got up and voted.
Image Description Here
Then went over to Mothers to have breakfast with Geoff, Ewan, and Deanna. Geoff was into Deanna's 'I Voted' sticker. He can't vote because he's not a US citizen.
Image Description Here
Then I inspected Geoff's car and found a DIO cd amongst the trash...
Image Description Here
And a bag of HB skatepark wall as a souvenir...
Image Description Here
Then he got interested in his own car and started to shoot it. Maybe he will blog it later.
Posted November 4th, 2008 by It is IMPOTRANT to vote.
Comments Read/Write Comments - (6 Comments)

Halloween Mega-Post of Doom: Part 3


homiesd-land01_opt.jpg
I left the demo on Halloween and drove straight to Disneyland, (that Corporate Mega-Behemoth I have fond childhood memories of...) Where we met up with Kevin and Laura, who are both heavy Disneyland aficionados. On the way we stopped at a coffee shop where I shaved my stash off because it made me feel creepy.
homiesdland02_opt.jpg
After the fireworks went off all the moms and their little kids thinned out and we were able to run around getting on all the rides with minimal lines. Since I think I broke a rib I was hoping that the rides were not gonna hurt. Mostly they didn't. but Indiana Jones did. That one was bitter sweet. It was literally one minute before the park closed and we ran onto it with no line!
piratesride_opt.jpg
We got a last minute Pirates of the Caribbean in too!
kevinlaurarocking1_opt.jpg
Earlier we were trying to find vegan food in Tomorrowland and suddenly the rock band that was playing started doing a Quiet Riot / Twisted Sister mish-mash song. You can see the look on Laura's face that some serious rocking is about to go down.
kevinlaurarock01_opt.jpg
Kevin proceeded to administer a face-melting air-guitar solo...
kevinlaurarock02_opt.jpg
While Laura danced along, much to the delight of Deanna and me.
ponchoslpash_opt.jpg
For Splash Mountain, Deanna came prepared with a poncho. It is her favorite ride.
splashmounthoriz_opt.jpg
This was our photo. I did my usual 'pondering something heavy while riding a log-ride' face. Everyone else was loving it!
spacemountainshot_opt.jpg
Our Space Mountain shot is much different, Deanna is in complete terror, and I blinked! See the guy with a Mr. Happy shirt in the front row and his wife? They were behind us in line and got into a serious marital dispute. They were yelling and fighting with each other and cussing. It got pretty brutal. They were English. And he kept saying, 'Why are you having a go at me?' I know the 45 minute wait to get on can be a bitch, but you would think that their worries would have melted away once they sat down on the coaster. But they obviously hated every second of it. When we looked at the photos posted on the wall after the ride, Laura pointed at the guy looking pissed with a Mr. Happy shirt on and was cracking up, then turned around and there he was watching us have a laugh at his expense. Yikes!


Check this Studio Visit on Anthem.com
And a Deformer Interview on Damiani.com

Posted November 3rd, 2008 by Good Times
Comments Read/Write Comments - (1 Comments)

Halloween Mega-Post of Doom: Part 3

Image Description Here
I left the demo on Halloween and drove straight to Disneyland, (that Corporate Mega-Behemoth I have fond childhood memories of...) Where we met up with Kevin and Laura, who are both heavy Disneyland aficionados. On the way we stopped at a coffee shop where I shaved my stash off because it made me feel creepy.
Image Description Here
After the fireworks went off all the moms and their little kids thinned out and we were able to run around getting on all the rides with minimal lines. Since I think I broke a rib I was hoping that the rides were not gonna hurt. Mostly they didn't. but Indiana Jones did. That one was bitter sweet. It was literally one minute before the park closed and we ran onto it with no line!
Image Description Here
We got a last minute Pirates of the Caribbean in too!
Image Description Here
Earlier we were trying to find vegan food in Tomorrowland and suddenly the rock band that was playing started doing a Quiet Riot / Twisted Sister mish-mash song. You can see the look on Laura's face that some serious rocking is about to go down.
Image Description Here
Kevin proceeded to administer a face-melting air-guitar solo...
Image Description Here
While Laura danced along, much to the delight of Deanna and me.
Image Description Here
For Splash Mountain, Deanna came prepared with a poncho. It is her favorite ride.
Image Description Here
This was our photo. I did my usual 'pondering something heavy while riding a log-ride' face. Everyone else was loving it!
Image Description Here
Our Space Mountain shot is much different, Deanna is in complete terror, and I blinked! See the guy with a Mr. Happy shirt in the front row and his wife? They were behind us in line and got into a serious marital dispute. They were yelling and fighting with each other and cussing. It got pretty brutal. They were English. And he kept saying, 'Why are you having a go at me?' I know the 45 minute wait to get on can be a bitch, but you would think that their worries would have melted away once they sat down on the coaster. But they obviously hated every second of it. When we looked at the photos posted on the wall after the ride, Laura pointed at the guy looking pissed with a Mr. Happy shirt on and was cracking up, then turned around and there he was watching us have a laugh at his expense. Yikes!


Check this Studio Visit on Anthem.com
And a Deformer Interview on Damiani.com
Posted November 3rd, 2008 by Good Times
Comments Read/Write Comments - (13 Comments)

Halloween Mega-Post of Doom: Part 1

So this is part 1 of the Halloween Mega-Thon as seen through Ed Templeton's eyes (and camera)
There will surely be more photos coming soon from Kevin Barnett and Mike Sinclair...
Image Description Here
Darth Vader showed up and started light-sabering kid's heads off. If that wasn't lame enough, he then started skating the course...
Image Description Here
But he was ripping! And even with a cape! The force is strong with this one. Who the hell is this Dark Lord?
Image Description Here
Hell yeah! It's Billy Marks!
Image Description Here
Nick T was channelling some David Bowie.
Image Description Here
Grant and Rob came dressed as skate-dykes, scissor-kissing all the way up to San Dimas. It would have been great if Grant shaved his beard off, then he would have been just a do-able as Rob. I would totally tap that!
Image Description Here
Kevin came a priest, you can tell by the look on his face what he did to little boys before the demo. Crap, I should have arrested him.
Image Description Here
Johnny was - wait, just a mexican? Dude, we live in Southern California! Neil Heddings was just dressed as himself.
Image Description Here
Lets do that again without the pig, and throw me some mad-dog!
Image Description Here
Of course Active Erica was there, but I didn't take it too far like I did last time, and all you get is this innocent photo.
Image Description Here
This was Josh from Atascadero? We met him on tour. Remember his hand?
Image Description Here
Matt B was a tad creeped out by my commitment to being a cop. PHOTO KEY
Image Description Here
Logan Kincade showed up as Albert Einstein dressed as Griffin Collins,----weird.
Image Description Here
Einstein should be smart enough to not bend over in front of a horny Darth with a big orange light-saber schlong. Photo Key.
Image Description Here
I smell a gay porn film coming on...
Image Description Here
Ed with John McCain, one old white guy that will NOT be sleeping in the white house for once...
Image Description Here
Do you smell bacon? I think I smell bacon...
Image Description Here
These kids drove from Mesa, Arizona just to see Toy Machine. THAT is a Loyal Pawn. Anyone reading this from Arizona who didn't drive to California to see our demo on Halloween, is officially BLOWING IT.
Image Description Here
Kevin donned the Darth doppelganger and did due diligence in these dire days, duh.
Image Description Here
I was gonna use my 'death-deck' but I'm glad a didn't, because I shot my board at 100 miles per hour into some poor kid's shin. He would have been fucked.
Image Description Here
Like we always do, the team got right to schralpage. Austin kick-flipping into a back tail down the hubba...
The first thing I did when I started skating was to eat complete shit, and I am pretty sure I broke a rib. It was pretty hard to breathe, but since I was skating, it wasn't so bad. My cop pants did rip open and I may have flashed a ballsack at the crowd on accident, if so, I'm sorry.
Image Description Here
Josh Harmony was all business, his costume was 'worlds nicest boy' and he was ripping.
Image Description Here
The smoke machine was used to make our skating 'spooky'. It worked.
Image Description Here
Matt B was getting wicked on the obstacles. Backside 180 Nosegrind anyone?
Image Description Here
Man, Rob was looking pretty good, is he 18 yet? Marquise was there too!
Image Description Here
Chicks dig cops, I got dibs on the bearded lady! Man he looks like some art damaged hippie who just got done doing a fire-stick twirling routine.
Image Description Here
After the demo we signed autographs. This girl made these Toy character paintings that made mine look like crud. I was flattered. Look how creepy I am with a mustache. It magnifies the creepy I already have.
After the signing I left to go to Disneyland! That will be part 2 on Ed's part of the site later...

Check out the Toy Machine Costume Contest!!!!!!!
Posted November 2nd, 2008 by Ed; THANKS TO ACTIVE---!!!!!!! Good Times
Comments Read/Write Comments - (12 Comments)

Halloween: More coming soon!

Image Description Here
I have to go watch my little cousin Sophia do her soccer game...

When I get back I will post photos from the demo!
Posted November 1st, 2008 by hectic!
Comments Read/Write Comments - (6 Comments)