A long time ago, when I had a question, my grandfather used to tell me: "Everything is in the books", and everyday I can say he told me the truth. I don't remember how I discovered DE NADA (Tidwell's last book to date) but I immediatly felt in love with his drawing and skills for paintings, pinstrippin' and more or less all kind of arts I like, not to mention gigposters. I am really proud to welcome him today on the blog and I take this opportunity to thanx him for his time and answers !
Can you tell us more about yourself, who are you, where are you from, what do you do?
My main art is illustration... drawing, inking, and painting. I am also a screen printer, I am half owner of
Crackhead Press here in Louisville Kentucky with my business partner Angryblue ( Justin Kamerer ).
When did you start drawing?
that I could communicate with a pencil... now I never shut up! hahaha
I did not attend art school or college.
Today are you living from your art, or do you do something else for a living ?
Pinstripe Planet 2 and Surf Graphics books from Korero. I have also just released my latest book "DE NADA"
which is 180 pages, full color, hard cover, and completely packed with my creative insanity.
Where does your influence come from? Is there any artists/graphists you particularly like, what are your influences?
As for influences... Jim Phillips is probably the Greatest Bad influence on my art.
What are the principal steps in your work ?
be made into a screen print or some other product that requires a digital file. I do no create art in the computer but I do color my drawings in photo shop for printing.
Do you do everything by hand or on computer?
How long does it take you to do a poster?
I mainly just do whatever I want, I don't take very many commissions as it makes me crazy trying to please someone else... which is almost impossible.
For which band have you already worked for?
For which band would you love to work?
Do you choose the artists yourself?
What is the most difficult part in designing a poster ?
A bit of self-promotion, take advantage of it, it's free, where can we see your work , on the web or in real life?
The best praise you received lately?
What can we wish you for the future?
It is formatted like a bible with the black cover, gold foil title, and gold gilded pages... it even has a ribbon. This book is going to be very cool. The title
is " Amigos De Los Muerto " ( Friends of the dead ) and should be available Oct. 2012. I also have a new signature brush set coming from MACK Brush Co.
that should hit the streets in mid Sept. 2012. I am always making new crazy art so keep an eye on me... I am full of surprises.
Thanks for answering my questions and see you soon on the website !!