I'm going to free-style my thoughts about what I'm looking for here. The important thing to note is that this is totally a work in progress, a conversation.
Riot Bread: is a concept that I came up with in the late 90's when I knew a large group of energetic individuals of many creative disciplines. I convinced a bunch of them to meet up to form the Riot Bread Art Collective. But we were all young and our energies easily distracted, particularly by college &/or drugs. That first time was the only time I got a significant number of people to get involved. Over the next ten years I work collaboratively, and closely, with just a few people. That time really taught me about how to actually work with other artists. And now, the last ten years, I haven't been working with anyone!
And at the end of the day, I think that art should be a collaborative effort. Art should reflect a state of humanity. Sometimes an individual can reflect a state of humanity that is really cool to see. But I'm a lover of the collective state of humanity and I like how people see things together.
I do challenge myself. I'm taking a photography class right now, dabbling in graphic design, and going to life drawing sessions. I want to be better at those hard line art skills, but the fact of the matter is that I am just really damn good at very physical abstract art. That's what I bring.
Also, the last thing to note about Riot Bread: the name, and concept. I am highly influenced by punk rock, the dada art movement, existential philosophy AND I have been a father since the age of 18 with five amazing children now and my responsibilities to my family are paramount. Riot is the punk and Bread is the family. Most of the musicians I grew up on are dead now, by murder, overdose, or suicide. Some of them left behind beautiful families. They had the Riot but not the Bread. Riot Bread will make very forceful art with a hard-fought edge that can pay the bills and take care of the fam at the end of the day.
So that's Riot Bread. Here is
I am looking for an illustrator. Someone good with nice clean lines. I grew up on comic books; I love that shit. I watched Batman's back get broken, Superman die as well as the brief career of Jack Knight. But I also grew up on Heavy Metal, Vertigo Comics, and apocalyptic movies. I'm looking for someone with an edge. I don't want to make pretty pictures. I don't want to make nice art.
But clean edges and hard lines are the opposite of how I produce. I beat my art with hammers and set them on fire with gasoline becau