Drink & Draw Social Club, Vol.1!!!!!!
Firstly, wanted to say Happy New Year to y’all. Hope all your upcoming projects and current projects are going well!
Thought i’d ring in the new year with news of one of the first of many things popping off this year that i’m involved in.
My fellow west coast illustrators/Figure drawing buddies Dave Johnson, Dan Panosian and Jeff Johnson (co-worker) Started an ingenius little social venue for art geeks and alcoholics alike called “Drink and Draw Social Club,” where various pros, vets and wannabes all gather under one pub every sunday in Santa Monica and drink copius amounts of alcohol and draw random shit. Regular members like Jim Mahfood, Kat Von D from Miami Ink, Josh Middleton, Felipe Smith, myself among others would all come through and lay it down as best we could under the influence, lol. Fun for all. Since then, its grown all over the states, spawning regional versions naming themselves “Drink and Draw” as well (but we the ORIGINATORZ! ha!) and has expanded into an all-state phenomenon.
Well, Dave, Dan and Jeff decided to put out a collected volume featuring all of the creative vomit we spewed during those inebriated nights into such an astoundingly sweet bartop/coffetable artbook, thats its BOUND to spawn copies from other drink and draw clubs all-over. Featuring sick scribbles, doodles photos of wildy inappropriate shenanigans and white-out and markered masterpieces from dave, dan, jeff, myself, josh, felipe, mahfood and others, it’s definately going to turn some heads as it’s easily the BEST-LOOKING art book released so far in 2007.
Here’s an interview featuring the gang yapping about it @ NEWSARAMA.COM!
The Drink & Draw Social Club, Vol. 1 hardcover is due in comic and books stores this month. The 112 page hardcover book will sell for $24.99. you can also pre-order it at AMAZON.COM! pre-order your copy now!