Thursday, August 25, 2011


I rocked this notebook sketch late last night, toward the end of a delightful Art Club meeting with some fine colleagues of mine. FYI - when a Sphinx tells you to "beware," you'd best listen to her.

"The question being not if, but when you will kill for your next meal."
- Dave

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Peyton Manning Black & White

Just thought I'd share this drawing for an illustration I'm working on, regarding The Colts and Peyton Manning's questionable start for the NFL's regular season.

"You ain't gotta go away mad girl. Just go away."
- Dave

Alphabet Attack! Back on Track!

After a much needed break to focus on freelance work, I'm back to work on Alphabet Attack! Series 3. Visit the blog now to see the finish of "Almost Anonymous," as well as the early stages of "Bigot Brutality."

"Ooo, my baby, she's a dirty dog and she know it."
- King Gum

Sunday, August 21, 2011

"Blitz" Black & White

Got a new football illustration in the works. Thought I'd share the black & white drawing with you guys, before I toss it into the paint grinder.

"No bye, no aloha..."
- Dave

Friday, August 19, 2011

SUPER IAM8BIT Video Recaps!

Dig this awesome video coverage of the SUPER IAM8BIT opening reception!

"We've had enough of the lackluster. Trust us, we get the type of games you can't rent at Blockbuster!"
- Dave Gum

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

SUPER IAM8BIT Live Art w/ Crosland & Garibaldi

These are photos from the live art performance by myself and the talented Jose Garibaldi, during the SUPER IAM8BIT opening reception.

The finished panels will remain on display throughout the exhibit. For more info, visit

"Let me tell ya 'bout the Protoculture! If ya don't know the culture, here's the whole structure!"
- Dave

Monday, August 15, 2011

Custom Galaga Arcade Machines!

These are some snapshots of the customized Galaga arcade cabinets that I rocked, just a few minutes after I finished painting them. These will be on display for the duration of SUPER IAM8BIT, now on exhibit in Los Angeles, California. For more info, visit

"This is my life. Only one life in this role playing game."
- King Gum

Friday, August 12, 2011

"The Roar..."

"The Roar"
7.5"x14" / acrylics, ink & collage on cardboard

I've actually been wanting to create some football (and other sports) themed illustrations, for a long while. I suppose my Tecmo Bowl piece for SUPER IAM8BIT was the perfect excuse to get started.

"Stay open later than New York, and this is S-N-L."
- Dave

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tecmo Bowl-Inspired, for SUPER IAM8BIT

This is my entry in SUPER IAM8BIT, titled "Running The Gridiron Gauntlet." It's inspired by the raw brutality of one of my all-time favorite NES games, Tecmo Bowl. To inquire about purchasing, please contact the fine folks at

My work will be debuting at tonight's opening reception, alongside works from over 100 artists, reimagining their 80's gaming fantasies. Prepare for some visual thunder, people!

2147 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
*Opening Night Extravaganza: August 11, 7-11pm*

"You thought it was gunshots, the way my boombox knocks. Before you see me, you hear me comin' down the block."
- Dave, aka King Gum

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Submerged in IAM8BIT

photo by Jonathan Drake

As some of you may know, I illustrated the poster for this week's SUPER IAM8BIT exhibition. And I'll have an exciting piece of art hanging on the walls. But the fantastic crew at IAM8BIT also asked me to come in and art-bomb the bejeezus out of their lovely new space. So between Sunday and Tuesday, I got to rock on two immaculate Galaga arcade cabinets, two doors and an entire flight of steps. SO much fun!

If you're in the Los Angeles area, please join us for the SUPER IAM8BIT opening reception, tomorrow night from 7-11pm (info below). And if you don't live here, fret not. I'll be posting photos online for all to enjoy.

2147 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
*Opening Night Extravaganza: August 11, 7-11pm*

"I don't care, pretty baby. Just take me with you."
- Dave

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Alphabet Attack! Series 3 - Week One

Alphabet Attack! Series 3 has begun! What started off as a daily fan art blog has transformed into an in depth, weekly process blog. See how the first of 26 illustrations, "Almost Anonymous," is progressing so far, at

"Well the Bible says it's wrong. I'm just left singing this sad song."
- King Gum Crosland

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I was fortunate to get to rock the poster for "SUPER IAM8BIT." And to top it off, I was able to collaborate with the amazing Len O'Grady and his coloring magic. Behold, the fruits of our labor!

2147 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
*Opening Night Extravaganza: August 11, 7-11pm*

This group exhibition features over 100 artists, all reimagining their 80's gaming fantasies. The opening reception takes place Thursday, August 11th, in lovely Los Angeles, California. Hope to see you kids there!

"You get the ankles & I'll get the wrists! Ya come down to this!"
- Dave