Monday, May 21, 2012

Weezer Tribute Show

This past Saturday was the Weezer Tribute Show. In case you had the unfortunate fate of missing the show, the guys absolutely nailed it, and put on a truly spectacular performance. B Ryders gets a bad rap for being a "bro" bar, but I really think it is an underrated venue, and really did the band justice. The songs were spot on, and you can tell the guys really went the extra mile to put on a memorable show. If you missed it, do yourself a favor, and check out the encore show at Sandrini's, Friday the 25th at 9pm. Here is a the promotional flyer for the event.
I had the pleasure of setting up shop at the show and promoting my book. I met some really cool people, and got some really positive feedback on "The Plainest Pictorial Periodical Vol.1". This is the 4th event now in which I have, not only exceeded what I expected to sell (Which I kept track of with tallies on my arm throughout the night), but have gotten immediate positive feedback from people who bought the book. I sincerely hope everyone knows how much the words of encouragement mean to me. I am riding this momentum wave right into the next few projects I have in the works. If you liked this book, I have some really cool projects that I am right in the middle of. If you want to support this thing further, spreading the word is the best way to help me get my comic career off the ground. Tell a friend. Then tell your friend to tell a friend. Thank you to everyone who has been already been doing this. You're helping Li'l Erwin's dreams come true.
Grown-ass-man Erwin wants to give a very special thanks to everyone in the band: Zach, Sal, Pablo and Evan for letting me set up at the show, and saying some really kind words on stage. Thanks as well to Matt Munoz for giving myself and the band some exposure in The Bakersfield Californian.

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Whispy Keanu

Maybe it was my father who first inspired me to one day grow a manly beard. Maybe it was Commander Riker from Star Trek The Next Generation. Regardless, throughout my adult life, for whatever reason, I've always had to shave regularly. During my run as a freelancer, I've finally been given the opportunity to grow one out, however much to my dismay, not much hair grows beyond my jawline. Plenty will grow on my neck, sideburns, and jowls, resulting in what can only be described as a lion's mane. I've since shaved it off, and I am making another go of it. Not intentionally. I've just been lazy. I'm at the "Homeless Sexual Deviant" stage at the moment.
Speaking of facial hair, today is First Friday (I've always been terrible at segues.) If you haven't picked up a copy of The Plainest Plane's Plainest Pictorial Periodical Vol. 1, now is a great opportunity. I'll also have a handful of mini paintings available.
Come out and say hello. Gawk at my horrible ability to grow a beard. And check out other great artwork by my dear dear dear dear friends Carlos Fierros and Patrick Spurlock. The event starts at 5, but we will be setting up shop at 3pm. Hope to see you there.