Vans X Fairdale (and kind of X Taj too)

 I had the wonderful pleasure of working with both Vans and Fairdale Bikes on a colab package. We took one of my signature bikes, the Taj 27.5" cruiser, and covered it in some special decals I drew. My character Giraffe is the star. He also appears on two Vans shoes they let me design (all veggie) and a water bottle and shirt from Fairdale . Pretty darned sweet project to get to work on. Oh yeah! They also had me bring Giraffe to life in an animated short (that was not that short to make). I packed in a bunch of my bad giraffe jokes, sneaked in a Monty appearance, Steve Van Doren too and had a right ol' laugh making the thing. My buddy Niall Byrne of Redneck Manifesto fame allowed us to use his Bill Blood song as well. 

A fancy high quality print of a painting of mine

 A few fancy prints of a recent painting of mine are now up on the store.

Greg Minnaar: Fearless, Almost

A new animation project... I listened to the PinkBike Podcast with Greg Minnaar and I could see animations in my head. I reached out, wondering if he’d want to record a story for a project. And, a lot of drawing later here it is!   It was nice to get to know Greg a bit through our video meetings. He was so laid back that it was disarming. A couple of times I found myself nodding in agreement, “Oh yeah, the same thing happens to me on my bike.” But of course, it’s not the same. I was talking about the super smooth flow trail behind my house and he was talking about going full throttle down this year’s extra gnarly Val Di Sole track.   Thanks to Greg for working on this with me.   Thanks to Sarah and Gaspare for the bonus interviews. Thanks to David Jack who worked on the first round of recording that we eventually scrapped because of microphone issues.   Thanks to Jeff Frenette for doing sound on this version.   Thanks for the music Niall (Able Drugger) and

Limited Edition Print for Copper Harbor Trails Club

I painted this flying squirrel for Copper Harbor Trails annual ArtBike event. Lots of contributors create images to be turned into limited prints to help raise money for the awesome trails. The first chance to get one is at the Ride the Keweenaw Event May 27-29. More Copper Harbor Trails info here.   

Paul B in the Bicycle Film Festival

  My short animation film about Paul Buchanan and the Church Gap is in the Bicycle Film Festival starting today. Listen to Sandy Carson tell the amazing story of Paul and his leap of faith and watch my clunky (but sincere) animation. Check out the BFF and its sliding ticket prices here .  Paul's story is in Program 4 but there is loads of great work to see in the festival. 

New Pinkbike Drawing

 As a kid I always wished I could draw cars like they did in CARtoons magazine. Still not there, but getting a little close with this one. New podcast over on  Pinkbike. 

Return to Earth Season 2

  I did some animation work for a new Anthill Films & Outside series. Above is the intro. Check out all the shows on Outside here.