i just did an on line interview on the “cadatonic” web site. nice page they have there and interesting questions in the interview…not the same old same old…not that there’s anything wrong with the same old, i just never get to talk about “queen” with the old same….check out the interview HERE


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chicago’s last days

my show at rotofugi in chicago is coming down in a few days. you can still view it there in person or on line, and the show is also available on line…check it out HERE. next show is Phoenix march 20th.

this one is still available as is the one above


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just in case

just in case you haven’t checked out strhess clothing in a while, i’d like to let you know we have some pretty cool new designs….





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hey how about those patriots! it was looking like they were gonna pull a browns when they pulled a winners! that was so nice,  i don’t care for the seahawks much, guess it has to do with the level of cockiness / arrogance they stink of….the seahawks have actually become the league’s fourth most hated team right behind the bengals, ravens and number one, the steelers.

check out the picture of my backyard, we got that snow yesterday during the game and much more afterwards, snowed a pal in over here till today….and dig that birdhouse made out of skateboards…that is a creation of rich from the pop shop, best place in the cleveland area to get your stuff framed.

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in love

so i’m driving to pet smart to get blood worms and feeders for my bullhead and pumpkin seed, and happy hips for rommel, on the drive i’m listening to “hesitation marks” by NIN. i love that cd, i’d marry it if it wasn’t illegal in this state…after all it’s adam and eve, not adam and compact disc. if they were to let you marry a disc the entire traditional structure of the family would break down and their would be chaos….anyway, i remember telling my old therapist i thought trent reznor was a genius, she didn’t agree with me, actually we didn’t agree on a lot of things. what i really like about trent besides being from cleveland, is he challenges himself from disc to disc, there’s always growth. ok, think i’ll play some iron maiden while i work today….metal geniuses 

this youtube is NIN “copy of a” live..they pull their material off live really well too.

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it’s done and available…by popular demand…thanks for all the love on this one…..we made “bait” into a print. bait is a signed and numbered edition of 400 and measures 21″ x 28″. if interested in one click HERE


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…speaking of the movie wizards (see previous update) i did a piece inspired by some of the imagery and how it was put together last night…not content though, i don’t go for those goblin type things. it’s called “the arch” and is three layers of paper…a back ground, middle ground, and foreground, each mounted on top of the one below….check it out HERE  …and as far as watchng wizards, which i think you should do, netfix it or youtube it HERE

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so i’ve been buying old scene magazines as of late, the scene is cleveland’s free weekly entertainment paper which started in 1973 i believe. i’m collecting issues from when i started paying attention to music and up till i was around 20, so 1977 thru 1984-ish scenes, give or take a 1976 or 1985. while looking through a 1977 issue an advertisement for a movie caught my eye. it had a really cool drawing of some crazy guy with a gun sitting on top of some kind of crazy ostrich looking animal and it was animated. the advertisement was for a midnight showing of it and it was called “WIZARDS”. i immediately went online and impulsively bought the dvd version of it…animated, midnight movie, 1977 meant  far out dude. that’s the kind of crazy movie people got really wasted for before going in….so there was automatic potential.

it came in the mail and ended up getting thrown in my dvd box and forgotten about till last night. my pal melissa came over last night to watch movies which we do from time to time. i dug threw my dvd box and found my wizard movie. it was around midnight and although we weren’t wasted, we popped it in anyway.
now, i hate wizard, elf, fairy, hobbit type movies, so i was going into it not expecting the best….but i found it to be in the best type of animated flick of all. layer on top of layer on top of layer of animation, far out dude ideas were plastered all over the place. the people who did this movie did whatever the hell they wanted and got away with it because it worked……AND it was done the old fashion way, the way way before computer animation. i got over the elf stuff a minute into the good vs evil story line started, which held it’s own with the way it was presented. the sound track worked really well too, unlike other midnight movie classics like  “heavy metal” which drew upon existing cool songs of the time. Wizards did they’re own sound track, you knew it was there at times, and at times you didn’t because it fell into the background supporting the visuals cementing it all together.
guess what, i think it was really really really really cool and guess what else…i think you should watch it.

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strhessed book

just a reminder…my new book, “black, white, and red all over” is available for pre-sale at our publishing site STRESS PRESS. above are two pages (click on them…twice to get them bigger) and below is the hard bound cover.


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down to the last few hours of the “fish from above” print and originals run……1xrun will be closing the run in 3 hours or so, if you want one of the prints (only 4 left) or an original native american fish / WWII piece click HERE to see what it’s all about


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