Friday, March 29, 2013

Nerd City Invades C2E2!

The fantastic fanatics of Nerd City are hosting yours truly & Jim Mahfood at this year's Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). We'll all be a part of the convention's new artist & designer hub known as "The Block." Mahfood & I are also performing in the live art/arcade after-party Nerd City is throwing, the Saturday night of the con. It's gonna be an insane weekend of comics, art, video games, toys, costumes and epic partying. Dig the press release below for all the sexy details!


Infamous Art and Media Collective Presents Panel, Booth, and Super Arcadia Insania After-Party for 4th Annual Convention Appearance

Nerd City returns to C2E2 with a booth (#967 in The Block), panel (Sat. April 27th, 6:30 p.m, room W470a), and Super Arcadia Insania After-Party (Sat. April 27th, 8:00 p.m. Logan Hardware, 2410 W. Fullerton, $20,, featuring numerous exclusives, guest artists, and a signature penchant for trouble.

Located in The Block, 'C2E2's edgy and artistic design community', Nerd City's booth (#967) will include appearances and exclusive toy, comic, and print work from Jim 'Food One' MahfoodDave 'King Gum' CroslandThe GodbeastL'Amour SupremeBuff MonsterSkinnerManOrMonster?, and Nerd City's own Ben 'Galaxxor' Spencer.  This array of talent represents one of the greatest indie/alt/designer art line-ups in comic convention history.

Nerd City's rowdy, boozy and unhinged panels have become the stuff of C2E2 legend, and this year will be no exception (Sat. April 27th, 6:30 p.m, room W470a). Programming includes announcements regarding the future of the brand, hilarious, rambling anecdotes of debauchery, and a serious roster of special guests. The panel will conclude with a special screening of 'Disco Destroyer', the new cartoon from Jim Mahfood and Scott Mosier, with the artist on hand for Q&A. Plus, as always, there will be prizes. 

Saturday night also sees Super Arcadia Insania, Nerd City's fourth annual C2E2 After Party (Sat. April 27th, 8:00 p.m), co-sponsored by Shawnimals. Hosted at record store/playable arcade museum/music venueLogan Hardware (2410 W. Fullerton), Super Arcadia Insania will feature music from DJ John CibaDJ MAHF (fresh off his Budweiser Super Bowl gig), and Adira Amram and the Experience (fresh off her gig touring with Kid Koala), plus live art from Shawn 'Shawnimal' Smith, Jim Mahfood, Dave Crosland, Ben TemplesmithJoey PottsRevise CMW, and more. Admission is $20, and includes classic games and drinks all night. WIth plenty of surprises, Nerd City's events are infamous good times for a reason, and this will be the blow out to blow out all blow outs. 

Please join Nerd City for some (or all) of these C2E2 festivities:

Nerd City Booth #967

Nerd City Panel @ Sat. April 27th, 6:30 p.m. Room W470

Nerd City Presents Super Arcadia Insania, Sat. April 27th, 8:00 p.m. @ Logan Hardware, 2410 W. Fullerton, $20 including classic games and drinks all night:


If you'd like more information regarding any of Nerd City's C2E2 programming and to schedule interviews, please contact Max Minor (

Monday, March 25, 2013

Tiki P.I.

I created this pinup for the first issue of Tiki P.I., by the talented Bill Hewitt ( The story & character designs took my imagination back to my days of pouring over Scud: Disposable Assassin, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and other indispensable, black & white indie comics. So I tried to bring that brand of energy to my drawing.

"It's crazy but it's true, I only wanna be with you!"
- Dave

Monday, March 4, 2013

"I Ain't Afraid of You."

I started a new sketchbook, recently. It's a pretty common thing, for artists to be nervous about drawing on the very first page of a new sketchbook. So I thought I'd start this one by kicking that notion square in the teeth. It was also a fun excuse to sketch an old character of mine, whom I haven't played with in a very long while.

"But I, somehow someway, keep comin' up with funky-ass shit, like every single day."
- Dave C.