Friday, July 29, 2011

Reports From Tr!ckster

photos by Jane Dope

photos by Jane Dope

Check out this awesome coverage from Tr!ckster 2011, including symposium recaps, reviews and honorable mentions!

VEDA art + objects - Special Events // Tr!ckster 2011

Nolan T. Jones is Tumbling Down - Tr!ckster Book Review #2, The Art Workshop - Tr!ckster Emphasizing the "Comic" in Comic-Con

Graham Smith Illustration Blog - Drawings & Artists

"... doin' that stuff that you do! Messin' me up with your voodoo!"
- Dave

Color Ink Book L.A. Art Show Tonight!

I'm proud to say that I'll have two new drawings and one customized Rayola wooden figure in Color Ink Book's very first art exhibition. The show opens tonight in Los Angeles, at the WWA Gallery!

The Brothers Washburn Present:"Shades of Ray"
@ WWA Gallery
9517 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA
Opening Reception Fri, July 29, 7-10pm
view online showpage

"Hunger. I want it so bad I can taste it. It drives me mad to see you waste it."
- King Gum Crosland

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

TR!CKSTER & Comic-Con Are Upon Us!

Like a hailstorm of badgers, San Diego Convention Week has arrived! I'll be there with the rest of the freaks & yahoos, mingling with fans & colleagues, selling art & merch, and avoiding sleep like The Plague. But, unlike previous years, this time I will NOT be setting up at a table.

Con Schedule
For anyone attending Comic-Con proper, you can catch me at the Oni Press booth at 12 noon on Sunday, July 24. I'll be one of the many artists signing during their Kids Day "Yo, Gabba Gabba!" Blowout!,

If you're in town for the Con, you'd be crazy not to check out Tr!ckster, the simultaneous, creator-owned con that's happening across the street. I'll have merch available in their retail space, including the brand new art book WRECKING SKULL and the Puffed TPB. And I'm exhibiting several original works in their gallery. I'll also be on hand at Tr!ckster off and on, in case I'm needed for any live art or symposiums.

Guerrilla Art Strikes
Since we'll both be free from the confines of a booth, longtime colleague Jim Mahfood & I have decided to rock Guerrilla Art Strikes during this fine Con Week. We'll be setting up renegade "studios" from Wednesday through Sunday, on a bar patio, by a hotel swimming pool... or maybe even on the bed in your hotel suite!

Jim and I will post our Guerrilla schedule (time, place, etc), between the morning and early afternoon of each day. Fans & collectors are welcome to show up and commission drawings from us, discuss our creative process, buy us drinks, propose marriage, etc.

Keep up on our exploits via the usual social networking suspects:

Dave Crosland

Jim Mahfood

"They say the good die young, so I added some bad ass to my flavor to prolong my life over the drum."
- King Gum Crosland


The amazing people at the amazing art-centric website, Fuel Your Illustration, just did an in depth interview with yours truly. We discussed my San Diego plans, the creation of Alphabet Attack!, creative influences, and my sordid history with The Thundercats.


"You shop at K-Mart! I shop at Ain't K-Mart!"
- Dave

Friday, July 15, 2011

WRECKING SKULL Preview #3/Last Day to Pre-Order

Above is my final sneak peek of WRECKING SKULL. Just a tiny taste to go with the spoonfuls I've shared in previous posts. I mean, I gotta save something for a surprise, right?

And one last reminder: The extended pre-ordering of the book closes tonight, at midnight PST. This is your last chance to reserve a customized copy of WRECKING SKULL, complete with an original skull sketch, the "Wrecking Skull" art print, a customized envelope & more.

Reserve your WRECKING SKULL Pre-Order Pack now!

"We work, move, and hustle with the rest of the gypsies,
spoon feed these issues to a new school of fishes"
- Dave

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"You Can Take The Kid Out of The Football Town..."

Some top secret, bone-crunching football action for the gridiron lover in me. Hut, hut!

"Long as you're groovin', there's always a chance..."
- King Gum

WRECKING SKULL Presale Extended to Friday!

Folks have been writing in, telling me they don't get paid until the end of the week. So after some consideration, I've decided to extend the WRECKING SKULL presale to this Friday, July 15th. The books (and early-bird treats) will ship on Monday, July 18th.

After midnight on Friday, the pre-order doors will close for good. I'll turn back into a pumpkin, and my lovely assistant will turn back into a mouse. I can't make any more extensions after that, what with TR!CKSTER/Comic-Con week looming.

To reserve your copy of WRECKING SKULL now, complete with all the presale collectors goodies, visit my online store.

*** And remember, if you'll be attending TR!CKSTER or the coinciding San Diego Comic-Con, you can pick up your pre-ordered package from me there in person. Just be sure to make a note of it when you place your order on Paypal. Pick up instructions will be sent out on Monday. ***

"Linda wants to be alone, Linda wants to eat alone, Linda wants to sleep alone, all into the night."
- Dave
Man of The Gum

Friday, July 8, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Above is the second sneak preview of WRECKING SKULL, my new limited edition art book.The book production is running along smoothly, and the pre-orders have been coming in at an inspiring rate.

Remember, there's less than a week left to get in on the presale special, including several early bird collector bonuses. The pre-order period closes at midnight on the night of Wednesday, July 13th.

To reserve your copy now, go to

"She's a coward, she's a cheat and she speaks. My mother of Earth, where are you when we need you?"
- Dave

Friday, July 1, 2011

Eerie Warm-Up Sketches....

I've been doing these washed-out, sometimes creepy warm-up drawings. Thought I'd share a few with you honest, hard working folks out there.

- King Gum