AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW"FecalFriends"Collaborative Giclee Print by...



AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW

"FecalFriends"
Collaborative Giclee Print 
by Alex Pardee and Dave Correia

18”x24” (45.72cm x 60.96cm)
Limited Edition of 200
Hand Signed and Numbered by Alex Pardee and Dave Correia 
Printed with Archival Inks on Acid Free Velvet Cotton Rag

Available online exclusively at Zerofriends.com

Posted on 22 January 2015 | 6:40 pm

You best be “Rear-End” to go to SpankyStokes.com to...



You best be “Rear-End” to go to SpankyStokes.com to get the juggaLO-DOWN on this INSANE upcoming release by Alex Pardee and Beau Greener of Credenda Studios… Stop TOYing around, It’s a-BOT time you get over there!! 

Posted on 21 January 2015 | 12:22 pm

TOURING THROUGH "THE MARROW"



JOIN ADAM GREEN AND MYSELF ON A JOURNEY THROUGH "THE MARROW" AND CONSIDER YOURSELF TOUR'TALLY AWESOME!!!!

Starting on Feb 12, 2015 in the San Francisco Bay Area (technically Berkeley) at Shattuck Landmark Cinema, and ending on Feb 19 in Los Angeles at the Landmark Regent Theater, my 5-year-old-conjoined monster-hunting brother Adam Green and I will be adventuring across the US to 5 cities in one week showing and sharing our new feature film "DIGGING UP THE MARROW" before it gets officially released on February 20th!

These “Touring Through The Marrow” events will include a screening of the film, a pop-up art exhibit of my original artwork that inspired the film alongside never-before-seen concept art and photos from the film’s production, an audience Q&A with Adam and myself, one of the actual “monsters” from the movie “in person”, plus artwork, books, and other exclusive tour merchandise for sale.

Below you will find the specific dates and theaters that we will be stopping in. Please note that the "San Francisco Bay Area" screening is technically now in Berkeley:)

Tickets for the tour will go on sale SOON through each cinema directly.  There are two options for ticket prices.  A REGULAR admission ticket to the event is $15, however if you’re hoping to secure an exclusive limited edition art print from me, we’re also offering a $50 "VIP ticket.”  A VIP ticket is all about the print.  By purchasing a "VIP" ticket you are guaranteed one of the limited DIGGING UP THE MARROW art prints created by me and available on this 2015 tour only.  (Pictured here.) 



Each 16" X 20" giclee print is produced by Zerofriends using archival inks on velvet cotton rag paper.  VIP ticket holders just need to present their ticket at the merchandise booth after the film to pick up this print.  For non-VIP holders, prints will be priced at $50 in person but only available while supplies last at each event (alongside other tour merchandise). So by buying a $50 VIP ticket you can look at it like you are buying the print and getting your admission for free... or you can look at like you are saving $15 off of the print... whichever way you want "dig" it.  But don’t fear, not everyone in your party needs to have the same priced ticket to sit together or to meet us. We will do the best we can to high-five everyone!  Every screening is first come first serve open seating and the guys will be happy to speak with and sign for everyone.  The VIP ticket is only for the print (and a tiny little extra "sample" of the marrow, but more on that later…)

As soon as tickets go on sale we will be the first to tell you! Stay tuned, as I think the Marrow trailer drops soon too...

Thurs 2/12 – Landmark Shattuck (Berkeley, CA) (This is the only San Francisco Bay Area Screening)
2230 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Mon 2/16 – Landmark Kendall (Boston, MA) – Presented by Rock N Shock 
One Kendall Square, 355 Binney Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Tues 2/17 – Landmark Sunshine (NYC, NY)
143 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002

Wed 2/18 – Alamo South Lamar (Austin, TX) - Presented by Ain’t It Cool / Harry Knowles
1120 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704

Thurs 2/19 – Landmark Regent (Westwood, CA) **PREMIERE**

1045 Broxton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024



Posted on 21 January 2015 | 11:42 am

We are very pleased to present our very first collaborative...



We are very pleased to present our very first collaborative print by Alex Pardee and Dave Correia…

"FecalFriends"
Giclee Print 
Collaborative print by Alex Pardee and Dave Correia
18”x24” (45.72cm x 60.96cm)
Limited Edition of 200
Hand Signed and Numbered by Alex Pardee and Dave Correia 
Printed with Archival Inks on Acid Free Velvet Cotton Rag

This print will be available to purchase online at zerofriends.com this Thursday, January 22st at 6pm pst. 

Posted on 20 January 2015 | 12:04 pm

Tomorrow is Throwback Thursday here at Zerofriends, and you all...



Tomorrow is Throwback Thursday here at Zerofriends, and you all know what that means! 

For this month’s #TBT release, we are reaching all the way back to Alex’s “Vertigo” Days, and bringing to you one of our Favorites- “Cynophobia”. 

Scroll down to read the story of Liam, and how he developed his nightmarish case of Cynophobia…

Posted on 14 January 2015 | 6:50 pm

"Cynophobia" The description of Liam’s vivid nightmares was...



"Cynophobia"
The description of Liam’s vivid nightmares was simple: he was regularly visited by an overly territorial rabid German shepherd with a large bloody and leaking gash across the side of its hulking frame. The demon-like dog had the ability to disappear, reappearing wherever Liam attempted to escape. The dreams escalated into a nightly event of being chased by this monster and either attacked or literally shepherded into dangerous situations like the midst of oncoming traffic or the edges of precarious ledges. Never one to fear dogs prior to these nightmares, Liam’s visions were so upsetting that he developed both the inability to sleep and severe cynophobia over the course of one week.
 
Liam’s lack of sleep and fear of dogs escalated so quickly and so devastatingly that he began to be driven mad by the visions of the dog, even while awake, and was convinced that the demon of his nightmares had materialized and was going to kill him. Liam’s madness began to morph into complete insanity, and he eventually believed that even while awake he was existing in a dream world, therefore he began to believe that his actions would have no consequences in his waking life. Liam began attacking people whom he believed to be invoking the spirit of the dog. He violently murdered four people in the city of London before the police detained him, sedated him, and confined him to an industrial metal gurney at a hospital for the criminally insane. Immediately following Liam’s examination by a small group of psychologists, famed nightmare hunter Verti Parker was contacted for help by the London Police Department.
 
What Verti discovered upon his exorcism of the canine nightmare from Liam’s body was that Liam himself had created this monster. When manifested, the nightmare was not a monster at all, but rather a twisted, icy blue and dead-eyed rendition of Liam draped in the bloodied skin of a German shepherd. Though the demonic incarnation of Liam put up a good fight, Verti quickly proved victorious. And in the instant when the nightmare was extinguished, Liam showed a human reaction; he cried.
 
After sobbing for several minutes, Liam calmed down and confessed to Verti that months earlier, he had accidentally hit his girlfriend’s dog Tarzan with his car, and killed him. He could not bear to tell his girlfriend as their relationship had been on shaky ground at the time. Instead he hid the body of the German shepherd in a bag underneath his crawlspace and convinced his girlfriend that Tarzan must have run away….
-Alex Pardee

Posted on 14 January 2015 | 5:09 pm

AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW AT ZEROFRIENDS.COM "Defender"Giclee...



AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW AT ZEROFRIENDS.COM 

"Defender"

Giclee Print 
By Alex Pardee
18”x24” (45.72cm x 60.96cm)
Limited Edition of 200
Hand Signed and Numbered by Alex Pardee
Printed with Archival Inks on Acid Free Velvet Cotton Rag


"Defender" was created by Alex Pardee for the 4th Annual Supersonic Invitational Art show, opening this Saturday January 10th at Spoke Art in San Francisco. The original painting will be on display along with works by other Zerofriends Artists Robert Bowen, Matt Ritchie, Brett Amory, Jason Edmiston, Mike Mitchell and many, many more! The original painting will be available to purchase through Spoke Art.  This show is going to be INCREDIBLE. If you live in the area, make sure you check it out! 

(More info about the opening reception can be found here)

Posted on 8 January 2015 | 6:01 pm

Another detail of Alex Pardee’s “Defender”. We will be...



Another detail of Alex Pardee’s “Defender”.

We will be releasing a limited edition 18”x24” giclee print of this piece this tomorrow, January 8th at 6pm pst. 

Find out more online at Zerofriends.com

Posted on 7 January 2015 | 10:58 am

Detail of Alex Pardee’s “Defender”. We will be...



Detail of Alex Pardee’s “Defender”.

We will be releasing a limited edition 18”x24” giclee print of this piece this Thursday, January 8th at 6pm pst. 

Find out more online at Zerofriends.com

Posted on 6 January 2015 | 11:37 am

"Defender", A Brand New Limited Edition Print by Alex...



"Defender", A Brand New Limited Edition Print by Alex Pardee

"Defender"
Giclee Print 
By Alex Pardee
18”x24” (45.72cm x 60.96cm)
Limited Edition of 200
Hand Signed and Numbered by Alex Pardee
Printed with Archival Inks on Acid Free Velvet Cotton Rag

This beyond radical new print by Alex Pardee will be released on our website (www.zerofriends.com) on January 8th. Check back this week for more details!

Posted on 5 January 2015 | 4:29 pm

THUNDER BABIES: 2015

BEHOLD! 2015 IS THE YEAR OF THE THUNDER BABIES!



What better way to start off a new year than sharing my BABIES!?
So I teamed up with Mike Taylor and Pretend For Real studios, who made this insanely accurate origin story of The Thunder Babies just in time to ring in 2015: The Year Of THUNDER! More baby-madness coming soon! Want to see more Thunder Babies fun? Or rather, more Funder Babies?! Here's all of the past info and art collected in one little place on the web of thunder!

Posted on 1 January 2015 | 12:01 pm

Free 8”x10” Print with Purchase of Dave Correia’s...



Free 8”x10” Print with Purchase of Dave Correia’s “Stricken”!

THIS WEEKEND ONLY! (January 1st 6pm PST- January 4th 11:59pm PST)

Posted on 31 December 2014 | 11:10 am

Purchase Dave Correia’s “Stricken” this weekend and receive your...



Purchase Dave Correia’s “Stricken” this weekend and receive your choice of one of these four 8”x10” giclee prints.

Posted on 31 December 2014 | 11:09 am

No need to add the free print to your cart, we will take care of...



No need to add the free print to your cart, we will take care of that for you! The free print you receive will be chosen at random, unless you specify which one you’d like. If you would like one in particular find it above, the corresponding letter in the “Special Instructions/Comments” section during check out (or email your order number and choice to info@zerofriends.com)

Posted on 31 December 2014 | 11:08 am

One free print not enough? Well you are in luck! We will also be...



One free print not enough? Well you are in luck! We will also be giving away 5 sets of all four prints! These 5 winners will be chosen at random, and all you need to do to enter is purchase Dave’s “Stricken” print before 11:59pm pst on Sunday 1/4/15.

Posted on 31 December 2014 | 11:06 am

Detail of Dave Correia’s “Stricken”. We are...



Detail of Dave Correia’s “Stricken”. We are releasing this image as a Limited Edition 16”x20” print, available for purchase at 6pm (PST) on January 1st, 2015. Stay Tuned for more info. 

Posted on 30 December 2014 | 2:28 pm

We are very excited to announce our first release of the new...



We are very excited to announce our first release of the new year!

"Stricken"
Giclee Print 
By Dave Correia
16”x20” (40.64cm x50.80cm)
Limited Edition of 150
Hand Signed and Numbered by Dave Correia
Printed with Archival Inks on Acid Free Velvet Cotton Rag

"Stricken" will be available to purchase on our website (www.zerofriends.com) beginning Thursday January 1st at 6pm (Pacific Standard Time) and will cost just $60. We will also have a small quantity available at our shop in San Francisco (419 Haight Street) starting Friday the 2nd. 

Check back a little later this week for more information about the release of this fantastic new print- including a special giveaway. :)

Posted on 29 December 2014 | 2:09 pm

We have a very small handful of Alex Pardee’s...



We have a very small handful of Alex Pardee’s “Batman Vs. Manbat” Artist Proof Edition Silkscreen Posters from Mondo’s “75 Years of Batman” Series. They will be available for purchase exclusively on zerofriends.com startingWednesday December 17th at 6pm (Pacific). They will be sold as a set of four prints which includes one of each of the following:

A. Batman Silkscreen (36”x24”) Signed Artist Proof Print
B. Manbat Silkscreen (36”x24”) Signed Artist Proof Print
C. Batman Black/White Line Art Giclee Print (8”x10”) Artist Proof 
D. Manbat Black/White Line Art Giclee Print (8”x10”) Artist Proof


 This set will cost $150 plus shipping (and tax where applicable)

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 5:55 pm

These sets are VERY limited, and are anticipated to move quick....



These sets are VERY limited, and are anticipated to move quick. The initial Limited Edition Print run offered by Mondo sold out REALLY QUICKLY, and we expect this smaller Artist Proof Edition will move even faster. This may be your last opportunity to get one! If you this set, be on zerofriends.com December 17th at 6pm PST!  

U.S. CUSTOMERS- Need it for Christmas? No problem! Just be sure to select the Flat Rate shipping option. We can get it there!

**This print set is excluded from our current “Sleepwalker” promotional print giveaway.

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 5:54 pm

Batman Silkscreen (36”x24”) Signed Artist Proof 



Batman Silkscreen (36”x24”) Signed Artist Proof 

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 5:53 pm

Manbat Silkscreen (36”x24”) Signed Artist Proof



Manbat Silkscreen (36”x24”) Signed Artist Proof

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 5:52 pm

Batman & Manbat Black/White Line Art (Artist Proof...



Batman & Manbat Black/White Line Art (Artist Proof 8”x10” Giclee Prints)

Posted on 16 December 2014 | 5:52 pm

CYBER MONDAY EXCLUSIVESSSSSSS



CYBER MONDAY IS HERE! And in the future, cyber-days are 25 hours long, so to honor the future, we have a special 25-hour-only surprise!
From now until when your current earth-clock reads 1:00AM Pacific Standard Time on DEC 2 (that's 25 hours from NOW), you can purchase Alex Pardee's "CONSOLE WARRIORS" 12" x 12" Giclee Prints.

These prints have never before been offered for sale until now, and they will disappear in 25 hours.
And the best part? They are only $25 each.

We still currently have our BROWN THURSDAY promotion going on as well, which you can get FREE PRINTS by spending $30, $60 or $150!

Happy Cyber Monday! 

By Alex Pardee
Limited Timed Release Giclee Print
12" x 12"
Signed By Alex Pardee

By Alex Pardee
Limited Timed Release Giclee Print
12" x 12"
Signed By Alex Pardee






Posted on 1 December 2014 | 10:34 am

BROWN THURSDAY IS COMING...ON A WEDNESDAY!


OUR ANNUAL "BROWN THURSDAY" IS ALMOST HERE AND IT'S SPREADING THROUGH OUR ENTIRE ONLINE STORE LIKE A REALLY NICE FUN & GENEROUS DISEASE!


The most important part of the disease, I mean this announcement, is this:
We are giving away SO MANY FREE PRINTS OUR HEADS MAY EXPLODE! So listen closely to the sound of your voice as you read along with the following information. (Note: It's extra fun if you try to read it in Morgan Freeman's voice).
The Zerofriends Brown Thursday Sale officially starts the night of Wednesday, Nov 26 at 8PM Pacific Standard Time and goes through Dec 7th or until supplies last.

Spend $30 or more (before shipping) on any combination of items on ZEROFRIENDS.COM and receive your choice of ONE of these two signed, numbered limited edition 8"x10" prints from ALEX PARDEE and DAVE CORREIA. 

Choose from the two prints shown here. "OWLEX" By Alex Pardee (Limited edition of 400) or "KRAMPUS" by Dave Correia (Limited Edition of 400).
Please note in the comments section upon checkout which of the two prints you would like (if no print is specified we will send you one of the two at random). Offer good until ALL Prints are gone. Limit ONE per household while supplies last. If your choice of free print is sold out we will automatically ship you the available print.


But that's only a fraction of the good part! 
Spend $60 (before shipping) and get BOTH of these 8"x10" prints for FREE! Limit ONE EACH per household while supplies last. 

No need to add these prints to your shopping cart, we will automatically ship them to every qualifying order.

But OH MY GOD! That's STILL not the best part! 
Spend $150 and get one of these super-limited signed 16"x20" "SLEEPWALKER" print by Alex Pardee (edition of 100). Offer good until ALL Prints are gone. Limit ONE per household while supplies last.



And an even BETTER part of this whole deal is that you don't have to wait until someone let's you in from the cold to fistfight someone to get deals! You can do it from the safety of on-your-butt starting on the night of Nov 26th at 8 PM Pacific!

That's right, an entire day before some of you hoarders line up at Best Buy to get a 3-D TV you'll never watch and a 22 Jump Street Blu Ray for 4 dollars, you can ON-LINE UP at Zerofriends.com and check out, alongside BRAND NEW PRODUCTS, the new (temporary) slashed prices on a few Different Signed Limited Giclee Prints, all of our 8" x 10" prints and 5" x 7" prints are on sale, as well all of our t-shirts!
Sale officially starts at 8 PM PACIFIC STANDARD TIME on Weds night (Nov 26)

Step by step instructions without illustrations:

1. Go to ZEROFRIENDS.COM, where, at the time of the sale, we will be putting up brand new products (you can see previews below before they go on sale0

2. Look around at some of the BRAND NEW PRODUCTS and take a look at some of the sale items (shown below).

3. Take notes. Smile

4. Starting On Brown Thursday (technically Wednesday night, Nov 26 at 8PM PST) Purchase ANY combination of items equalling $30 or more before shipping and receive, along with your order, your choice of ONE of two free 8" x 10" signed & numbered print of Alex Pardee's "Owlex" (limited edition of 400) or Dave Correia's "Krampus" (limited edition of 400)*
Spend $60 or more before shipping and receive BOTH of the free prints!

4.5. Purchase ANY combination of items equalling $150 or more and receive, in addition to the two free 8" x 10"s, a FREE 16" x 20" signed and numbered limited print of Alex Pardee's "SLEEPWALKER", totaling 3 free prints.

5. EAT MORE FOOD (unless food's not your thing)!

*Limit of ONE free print of each print per HOUSEHOLD. While supplies last.

Happy Thanksgiving, and thank you from all of us here at ZEROFRIENDS.
See you invisibly there!


(below are just previews. some old, some new. not everything is available just yet, but even on the products that are, if you want to get a free print you should probably wait or something! Good advice!)

One last note: Items may go on sale previously to 8PM, but the "Free Print" sale officially starts at 8 PM PST

Be sure to FOLLOW US on all social media @zerofriendsart for updates and surprises


 


Posted on 25 November 2014 | 12:25 pm

THUNDER BABIES: 28 Days Later





28 Days ago (a time frame both Sandra Bullock AND zombies are familiar with), I decided to give myself a personal challenge to create a brand new "world" from scratch in 30 days, using unfamiliar techniques, subject matter and spontaneous storytelling to hopefully push myself to learn something and re-invigorate myself because I had been feeling somewhat stagnant creatively. The goal was to create enough of that "world" in 30-days to inspire myself to keep going and continue expanding it beyond these 30 days, whether it be through paintings, writing, scribbles, an art show, a phone game, etc. 

Well, it's a good thing I'm my own Gollum-like boss because I only have 2 days left and I'm not quite to the point where I would call what I've been creating an entire "world", despite staring in the mirror and yelling at myself in an elvish accent on a nightly basis. 

But that's not to say that I haven't been having fun BUILDING a new world. And that's not to say that I didn't meet my goal, because 28 days ago, I had no idea about the legend that tells how Zeus, The God of Thunder, got drunk, mistook a dying planet for his wife, had sex with it and ultimately got that dead planet pregnant. 28 days ago I had no idea that Zeus' godly-sperm could mix with the dead planet's infinite elements and give birth to a never-ending collection of Thunder Babies! I had no idea a planet could even GET pregnant. 28 days ago I had no idea that hundreds of years prior to Zeus's "coming", a race of tiny happy farmers covered the surface of that planet only to be invaded by giant alien chickens, in turn destroying the planet. I had no idea about The Ancients that arrived to use the Thunder Babies' blood for fuel; or what happens when multiple Thunder Babies are genetically combined. I had no idea about the city made of moisture that exists in the clouds. I had never thought about Gus Mountain, King Plenty or the vast but deceivingly gentle forest range called the Elijah Woods. 

But now I do. And that's fun for me. And so is creating an ongoing roster of babies out of imaginary elements, knowing they are infused with the sperm of the God of Thunder. 

There may not be a lot of visual content to go with much of this YET, but I did get a good start on a direction that I can now leisurely expand upon until I get tired of it, which, if "BUNNYWITH" is any indication, may be never.
I'll be continuing to post some of the "Thunder Babies" ideas, concepts, paintings and mythology that I have been creating when I can, alongside whatever else I'm juggling at the time, starting with this first Thunder Baby, forged from pollen, vengeance, and the godly-sperm of Zeus. 

"Bud"
Gouache, ink and digital on paper.



Read the previous Thunder Babies updates here:
THUNDER BABIES: Day 1
THUNDER BABIES: Day 2
THUNDER BABIES: Day 2.5
THUNDER BABIES: Day 3 
THUNDER BABIES: A HISTORY LESSON



Posted on 17 November 2014 | 1:07 am

THUNDER BABIES: A HISTORY LESSON

Sometimes, like now, I feel completely selfish and fairly uneducated. I never liked real world history in school, and could never seem to remember a lot of it, with the exception of some fun facts like the Abe Lincoln assassination, the invention of silly putty, and how the CEO of the Segway company drove offof a cliff on a Segway.
But FAKE history, on the other hand, I was always fascinated by. Imaginary historic events like the great Battle For the Infinity Gauntlet or the day Marty McFly saved the clocktower from lightning in 1955 are historical times I’ll never forget.

Every fictitious world has some kind of unseen/unheard private history that made that world work in the capacity that we get to enjoy it in. Star Wars, for example, started as one movie with one story, but George Lucas had an idea of events that happened hundreds of years before and after the first movie was even filmed. But even something smaller in scale like Scooby Doo has SOME kind of creative history. I mean, those oddball detention kids had to meet somewhere, and there had to be some kind of insane checkered past reason why they were more afraid of a museum curator than a fucking TALKING DOG and his crackhead homeless owner. Whatever unknown history took place before we stepped into both of these worlds as voyeurs made them palpable enough for us to accept and immerse ourselves in them.

So when creating any kind of world, story, or universe, I create and use fake-history as an art-director of sorts. As little as it may ever come into play within the actual project, if I’m creating another planet or another universe, such as I am trying to with Thunder Babies, I HAVE to make up some history revolving around it. Without history, I have no context to set the current story, and no direction as to what the current world’s “rules” are. Plus, the ability to make up historical events and inhabitants is just kinda cool. It’s like being my own Dungeon Master in a lonely role-playing game.

That being said, the only way I was going to be able to create weird elemental God-babies that were birthed from a dying planet’s core with any kind of confidence was that if I knew a little bit about that planet that birthed them, whether anyone else ever needed to know about it or not.

So that’s what I’ve been doing over the last few days. Maybe I’ll sprinkle some of that history into whatever I end up drawing over the next couple of weeks, or perhaps it will never be necessary or interesting to anyone but me and it was simply an exercise that I needed to do in order to, as I said before, “keep the troops motivated.”

For whatever the reason, I am now motivated and I know a TON of made-up shit about the made-up planet of Oo’tarus, the birthplace of the THUNDER BABIES.

In case it ever comes into play, here's a little glimpse at the history of the planet of Oo'tarus:




Follow the progress here:
THUNDER BABIES: Day 1
THUNDER BABIES: Day 2
THUNDER BABIES: Day 2.5
THUNDER BABIES: Day 3

Posted on 28 October 2014 | 11:44 pm

THUNDER BABIES: DAY 3: Elements Of Surprise

“Although its core was dying before being impregnated by Zeus’ inebriated sperm, the planet Oo’tarus still contained one of the largest varieties of elements in the universe. The number is in the thousands, which, in comparison to Earth’s 115 elements, is incredible.
As Zeus’ millions of sperms bored their way through the planet’s inner layers en route to its core, they mixed with the multiple elements of Oo’tarus, each sperm melding with these different elements before they reached the planetary womb, thus making each embryo a completely unique little baby snowflake, their genetic makeup dictated by what element (or elements) the celestial sperm combined with. This, I mean, is according to legend…”

I spent all day researching, making and re-making a periodic chart of the elements of the dying planet of Oo’tarus. I did this for 3 reasons:

Number 1: This whole project is about challenging myself, as well as directing myself. I want to give myself as much possible ammo and information and mythology as I can in order to guide the art aspect of the world. Without context, there’s no direction, and without direction, there’s total freedom, which, in some cases is good, but because I’ve felt stagnant lately and repetitive with my art, giving myself “total freedom” could just mean that there’s TOO many options and therefore I would get overwhelmed and I might default to designing the same stuff I’ve been creating that’s making me feel stuck.

Number 2: All babies need formula. And in the case of Thunder Babies, I NEEDED a formula. A creation-formula.

Which leads me to Number 3: The documentary “American Movie” is about Mark Borschardt, one of the most passionate filmmakers ever, and his 6-year LONG quest to make a SHORT film. There are a million amazing quotes in it, but one of them revolves around the crew erecting scarecrows onto a set that they aren’t even shooting on. When asked why Mark is having them do that, he assertively says “to keep the troops motivated”. That’s why I made this. I need to stay motivated while I figured things out. I woke up, and was stuck on trying to figure out how to explain what these “Thunder Babies” would look like. More importantly, I was stuck on trying to create a solid direction while at the same time giving myself a blank-enough canvas for me to explore different art techniques and an open-enough subject matter for me to experiment with different visuals. I needed to make a “controlled-but-unlimited-foundation” to build off of. Does that make sense? Or am I an asshole? I guess either way it doesn’t matter at this point. So I came up with a formula, and while I am dwelling on the visual aspects of the Thunder Babies, I made a chart to go along with the formula just “to keep me motivated.”

Here is the formula:



And here is a partial sampling of the periodic table of elements found within the planet of Oo’tarus, from which all of the Thunder Babies will be genetically forged from (in addition to the unarguable power of god-sperm).




Now, on to making babies…

Missed the previous days? Catch up here:

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:42 pm

THUNDER BABIES: NIGHT 2…THE MORNING AFTER

I knew I wanted to practice making babies.

No, that’s not a cry for attention; just hear me out. One of the things that I hate more than anything is talking baby movies. And even more hellfire is spewed from my voicebox when I’m forced to watch CGI-baby commercials or commercials featuring babies doing adult activities. Looking at those dumb fake CGI baby heads hovering above their dumb bodies doing dumb real activities like e-mailing and drinking coffee has the same unsettling effect on my appetite as it would if those CGI baby heads were Billy Crystal’s current head stuck on the body of my wet dog. It’s disgusting. So, because I like putting myself in stressful,  uncomfortable situations when being creative, I thought, “Hey, self, why not embrace what you hate, and draw talking babies.”

Plus once I thought about it, drawing babies and thinking of babies as serious characters could be really funny. Baby bodies are puffy and silly and odd and innocent and, if needed, creepy.
But the whole baby business is still in progress. So let’s move on to what I decided on for an actual origin of the “Thunder Babies”, which is the name I decided to go with before I challenged myself to build a world around it.

Given that I only have 30 days to do this (I'm friends with the skinny guy from The Running Man and I had a collar made so that my head explodes if I don't finish), I knew I didn’t have a lot of time to figure out what I wanted the direction of Thunder Babies to be, and I knew that whatever decision I made last night would dictate my life for the next 28 days. That being said, I didn’t want to overthink the idea because ultimately it will be a work in progress until day 30, but I also didn’t want to just go full force with the first idea that popped in my head, because I believe that everything should be thought about AT LEAST twice before commitment, otherwise you end up with something like TUSK, Bubble Gum Soda or that upcoming sitcom about VINE celebrities. Not that Thunder Babies is going to be any better than Tusk, but I have to try.

Using the “Thunder Babies” name by itself for inspiration, I went through a few phases:

1. Genetically modified babies existing on an island named “Thunder Island”. OK, fine, but who made them, why were they made, etc.? Even though no children ever really questioned who/what/why the Smurfs existed, Peyo (the artist creator of the Smurfs) knew that shit going into it because it added a backbone to any story he wanted to tell within that world. Backbones are important. OK, so I had to think then, why would there be an island of genetically modified babies on an island?
Maybe there’s a sad planet (called Sadurn!?) who was lonely and so it used its gravity to pull in passing ships in hopes of making friends, but its gravity kept pulling them in too hard and crashing and killing them. Until one person survived, who was a genetic scientist, and in turn offered to “MAKE” friends for this planet in exchange for letting him escape the lonely-gravity-pull of the planet. That COULD HAPPEN! 



That was my first attempt, but I knew that that was reaching, when all I ultimately wanted was a simpler reason to just draw weird babies. So I scratched that, and started over. This morning.

2. I DID like the idea of a living planet. Not “living” in a sense of just being able to sustain life, but more in an “EGO, The Living Planet” way, or, in even simpler terms, like the sun on Teletubbies. I wanted to keep that. Then I started thinking of random ideas that I have had in the past that I never fleshed out, and one of them that I always wanted to do something with (maybe it even HAS been done before) was the idea of finding out that Earth is pregnant and is slowly going into labor, with earthquake’s being contractions, volcanoes being morning sickness, etc. I not only liked the idea of an eventual giant baby monster emerging from the actual core of the earth, but I liked thinking about HOW it got pregnant, and thinking about an even bigger monster having sex with it long before we were alive. So I decided to pull from those ideas, and add the words “Thunder Babies” into the mix and decided that the Thunder Babies would be the result of a planet getting impregnated by Zeus. That makes a lot more sense to me.

So I wrote up a quick history of the birth ofthe Thunder Babies, and just to have a visual introduction to go along with it, I decided I needed to draw a drunk Zeus fucking the dying planet in the middle of space. 





I started scribbling, and I kept picturing a drunk Zeus to just look like DOG the Bounty Hunter, and I quickly realized that I don’t know how to properly have sex with a planet, nor do I know what a classic generic Zeus was supposed to look like, so I started pulling some reference photos which FINALLY gave me a reason to type in “Watermelon sex” into Google. Which, by the way, led me to discover the amazing art of Watermelon carving!!!! SO COOL!



Look how cool!

So after multiple terrible sketches, I settled on moving the leg and that made his position flow a lot better in my opinion. It’s not the best, but at least I have some experience the next time a job calls for an old man fucking a circle. OK, back to work! THUNDER BABIES!!!!!!




Posted on 21 October 2014 | 11:31 pm

THUNDER BABIES: DAY 2

DAY 2

Its already day 2 of a project that you probably aren’t aware is even happening. And that’s OK, because I’m being selfish with this project anyway. This project is for me. Over the weekend I decided that I felt a little lost and needed to give myself a challenge to create a new “world” in 30 days, starting with nothing more than committing to a name of this “project”. I wrote in detail a little more about it HERE.

Long story short, over the next 30 days I’m going to try to create and chronicle a visual world, with some narrative aspects, some silly aspects, and basically whatever I get inspired to add to it over the course of those 30 days in whatever form. My ultimate goal is to create an original property that has enough substance to continue on after those 30 days in some form or another. Worst-case scenario is that I just get a chance to draw and laugh with myself for 30 days.  I can deal with that.
I’m also going to try (given time) to share some of my thoughts and commentary online as to how I get to some of the decisions that I might make. It may not at all be interesting, but that’s why I am doing it. Just to see if it helps ME to verbalize and share some decisions and processes as I am creating them, instead of hiding out until something is, in my eyes, “ready to share”.
So, with that being said, today is DAY 2. On DAY 1 I woke up and committed to a name for this new project, and decided I would go from there. So for the next 28 days, I will be working exclusively on the birthing of “THUNDER BABIES”!




This morning I woke up and had to think (and quickly re-think) of a foundation for the Thunder Babies world. The origin story, I guess it would be. This origin story is basically my personal art direction as to what tone, style, and subject matter I’ll be scribbling over the next month to inhabit this world, whatever it is, just based on the name I chose. So here goes….


“Many millennia ago, in a desolate corner of the universe, where even Sandra Bullock couldn’t survive, ZEUS, The God Of Thunder, was drifting aimlessly through the cosmos after a long night of intergalactic drinking and gambling. As usual, Zeus was drunk, lost and failing miserably at finding his way home. Out of the corner of his one opened eye, he noticed his beautiful wife, HERA, The Goddess of Marriage, floating amongst the stars, beckoning for him to come to her. In a blurred, chauvinistic drunken stupor, Zeus awkwardly glided through outer space and immediately grabbed his wife’s hips from behind her. He closed his eyes and threw himself on her, and he proceeded to make the hardest cosmic love to her.
However, in reality, he was NOT making love to his wife. In his inebriated state, Zeus actually mistook the dying planet of Oo’tarus for his very ALIVE wife, Hera. Zeus had not only cheated on his celestial life-mate (again), but he just accidentally FUCKED A DYING PLANET! The moment he finished, when his eyes finally opened, he realized his…mistake. Embarrassed, sweaty, confused, and instantly hung over, Zeus glanced around the galaxy to make sure none of his ethereal friends were watching this shameful “big bang”. He then rewrapped his toga and drifted away into outer space, his regret-laced vomit blanketing about 2 whole star systems. Zeus had completely abandoned Oo’tarus after injecting millions of his deific sperms into her decayed core. Little did he know, that in the right conditions a planet can get pregnant; even a dying one…




A near-empty shell with a decaying crust, Oo’tarus floated alone in space, her shriveled core filled with the sperm of the Thunder God. But after a few years, on a night just like tonight, her crust started rumbling. Her surface began seeping vibrant shades of green and blue and magenta and yellow, reminiscent of before she had died. A small crack opened in her surface, and then more cracks appeared throughout her entire crust. Moments later, after what can only be described as “a scream so loud only a planet could have made it”, thousands and thousands of babies popped out from the crevices all around Oo’tarus’ surface. But these weren’t ordinary babies. Not in the least. They were Godly babies. Galactic babies. Planetary babies. Odd babies. Mythological babies. 
They were THUNDER BABIES, the spawn of a drunken God!”

The rest is unwritten baby history… (At least for now. I guess I have to get to work!)

…To be continued. Up next: Scribbles! Or something else!


Posted on 21 October 2014 | 6:15 pm

An Odd Year & A New Beginning

The past year and a half has been a little odd professionally. Not as odd professionally as Lady Jenner's hormones or the million-dollar-menopause-haircuts of Howard Wolowitz, but nonetheless odd. I have met some long-term goals and done some personally incredibly inspiring things, like finish a movie (!), travel with my Bunnywith show, and gallivant across the country to share the experience of my girlfriend excelling at an amazing new photography career.

But also within that time I've worked on collaborative art projects that will never be finished, animated cartoons that will never move, designs for movies that for all I know may have gone straight to the garbage, and I got to go places that I can never talk about. And while all of it was awesome and exciting, I've felt a little distant from my own world, my own art, my own company and my own evolution.

Then I went to Detroit with no plans and no expectations and just absorbed everything. I returned with a 5-gallon-bucket full of inspiration and a new perspective on my creativity, however vague and silly that sounds. I also saw Guardians of the Galaxy 3 times in 3 days and that added another 5-gallon bucket of inspiration. 

Now that I'm home, I'm reenergized and re-inspired. So I'm going back to doing what made me happy for years: telling stories, whether they're good or bad, and making some kind of art that goes along with those stories and worlds, whether it's good or bad. 

So, that being said, I'm giving myself a challenge: Over the course of the next 30 days, I'm going to create a new world. I don't know what that means, but I'm not going to over think it. I'll come up with a story and the general world first, and then I'll spend some time populating it and fleshing it out with paintings, drawings, scribbles, bad photoshops and even worse puns. Then, after a month, I'll collect all the drawings and paintings and scribbles and whatever else rears its head, and put them all up for sale on ZEROFRIENDS. This experiment will be a mixture of creating a new body of work for an imaginary art exhibit, creating a new IP for myself to laugh at, experimenting with materials, and pushing myself to create, build, solidify and present a cohesive and expandable world all while I share my progress (and failures) online periodically. 


If you don't already, and you're interested in watching me share scribbles and paintings of something I have yet to figure out, make sure you follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for them sweet tweets! 

OK, now I have to go figure out what kind of world I'm going to laugh at and have fun with….



Posted on 19 October 2014 | 1:29 pm

"THE ZOOLOGY DEPARTMENT" MondoCon x Zerofriends Double Release!


This weekend, myself and Zerofriends' Captain Bubbles (that's what I've been calling Patrick behind his back) are heading to our favorite part of Texas to eat things, sweat, watch movies, and HANG OUT AT THE VERY FIRST MONDO-CON! Along with a collective of the best illustrators and poster artists in the world, we will be having a little booth there with some prints, shirts, and hugs.
And, for the first time, we will be doing a DOUBLE EXCLUSIVE PRINT RELEASE this weekend! One exclusive to MONDO-CON, and one exclusive to ZEROFRIENDS.COM. See below for details on our dual release. 
And tickets are still available for Mondo Con here, so if you are in the area, come hang!
I will also be a part of an insanely cool "Designing Movies" panel on Saturday at 1:20PM




OK, so now on to the RELEASES! 
Inspired by one of my favorite movies of the last decade, "Cabin In The Woods", I managed to get 34 paintings into ONE print, and ZEROFRIENDS will be releasing two different color-ways this weekend ONLY.


"THE ZOOLOGY DEPARTMENT"
By Alex Pardee
12" x 36"
COLORWAY #1: THE WARM BLOOD EDITION
Limited Edition of 40 (signed and numbered)
EXCLUSIVE TO MONDO-CON (the ONLY way to buy this print is by attending Mondo Con)
$60 


"THE ZOOLOGY DEPARTMENT"
By Alex Pardee
12" x 36"
COLORWAY #2: THE COLD CORPSE EDITION
TIMED-LIMITED EDITION. This print will be available to ANYONE who purchases it online at Zerofriends.com  between Friday Sept 19th at Noon PST and Sunday Sept 21 at Midnight PST, but this is the only time you can buy this edition!
EXCLUSIVE TO ZEROFRIENDS the ONLY way to buy this print is by purchasing it at Zerofriends between these times. The edition size will be determined by how many are sold.
$60

Below are a few close up details of the prints, both on sale this weekend:



SEE YOU SOON IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER!






Posted on 17 September 2014 | 9:16 pm

CREATING A MONSTER IN 15 STEPS: MAN'S BEST FRIEND


1. The first thing I do when approaching a new piece is to douse myself in gasoline. The fumes give me a certain high that causes my vision to blur and the poison/danger-factor forces me to act quickly. Then, I clutch a pencil in my fist, snap my neck backward like in an early Sam Raimi film, and let the dark spirt of Gr'ocp'h guide my hand and scribble.


2. After showering the gas off and exercising the spirit from my body, I photograph the sketch using an ancient tool called a "soul-grabber". Some people call it a camera. I then invisibly teleport this photo onto another ancient device called a "futuristic Trapper Keeper". Using this ancient device, I consciously re-sketch my scribble into something that makes a lot more sense to me, such as this.



3. After the sketch is trapped inside the tiny Phantom Zone, I wave my hands around like an awkward windmill at a rave and all these colors start filling themselves in. Then I can change the colors by swiping my hands in mid-air like Minority Report until I decide on the perfect color palette. Inspired by Spawn's costume, I decided to use yellow and turquoise as the main colors.


4. In the Phantom Zone, there's only 2-dimensions. So I have to figure out how to transfer them to the 3rd dimension if I want to have any fun with them. Most of the time, as in this case, I look at the panel, then look at the computer, then look at the panel again and then the computer, and then I just stare blankly until someone comes in and goes "do you need me to help you?" And I do. So they do. Help is cool



5. When laying down the first layer of acrylics, the most important things for me are 1.) approach the painting from a new angle and 2.) wear my favorite hat.



6. When painting at this angle, I can pretend to defy gravity by making drips go upward. I learned this trick from WES CRAVEN and the famous rotating room from Nightmare on Elm St. It also helps me to imagine that I am painting with Johnny Depp's bed-blood. #waycooler

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7. The initial textures are important. Most of them will get covered up entirely by the end but they help you notice contours and shapes that you didn't intend. And they also provide me with about 7 hours of extra work that will ultimately be invisible by the end, but my goal is to subconsciously learn something in the process, just like The Karate Kid. I get a lot of inspiration from The Karate Kid. I'm currently also collecting shirts with bonsai on them and attempting to befriend every old Asian janitor I come across.


8. Trying new things when painting is really important. In this case, I tried the new Oprah Chai from Starbucks. Although I am open to trying new things, in this case I wish I hadn't. My short review: Oprah's Chai tastes a LITTLE like chai and a LOT like her broken water from Beloved.


9. I often start really regretting putting all that texture down first because it takes forever to cover it up so maybe disregard everything till now. Ok so now in this stage I just watch the static-channel on tv and fill stuff in with crayons disguised as paint brushes while doing face-exercises so that my face is in shape in case I ever need to run a face race. 



10. Use liquid colors to create solid colors. Then dance until you defecate. 💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💃💩


11. Shading and highlighting is like a game of good cop/bad cop, especially if you use both of your hands simultaneously and dress them up like a good cop and a bad cop. And you should make the bad cop REALLY bad, like make him punch people and have aggressive tattoos. And make the good cop carry around a tiny copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul, give him a cool-dad earring and make him really good at moderating. That's the best way to approach adding shadows and highlights to your painting.


12. I'm almost there! More shading, more highlights, more evening out of the color. I'm terrible at patience, so in order to get a nice, even solid background color really fast I call my friend Mola Ram who's really good at spell casting. All I do is a sloppily apply heaping spoonfuls of Nova Color acrylic paint and leave the room. Mola Ram spreads some glitter and says "Kali Ma" over and over until the color is even and I'm not antsy anymore.


13. I was pretty much done with this until I realized ANOTHER UNFINISHED ONE POPPED UP OUT OF NOWHERE BEHIND IT AND NOW IM A SLAVE TO IT. REPEAT ENTIRE PROCESS. I MUST FINISH.


14. After finishing a painting, however manic the process is, I usually ask the friendly and mystical "Guardians of the Galaxy" director JAMES GUNN to stand in front of it to make it THAT much more magical for when I show my parents. And if he accepts, as he gracefully did here, I use that time to whisper in his ear something close to "HOW DID YOU MAKE THE BEST MOVIE EVER THAT MADE ME CRY AND CHEER AND WISH I LIVED IN IT!?" And then I tear up while strains at him. And then the painting is done.


15. Say Anything you want to about it, but it's ON SALE NOW
"MAN'S BEST FRIEND"
Limited Edition Giclee Print
20x16. Signed & Numbered By Alex Pardee


Posted on 14 August 2014 | 10:06 pm

All New COMIC CON Apparel Online NOW!

ALL NEW COMIC CON APPAREL IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE HERE TO PURCHASE.
There's even more than shown here. Check it out. Your chest and head will be delighted!





Posted on 1 August 2014 | 12:21 pm

All New COMIC CON PRINTS On Sale Online ALL WEEKEND!

For the first time (at least in OUR history), you needn't worry if you can't fight your way through LA traffic and murder your way into the infamous San Diego Comic Con just to get some limited prints from us.
Although we WILL be there, along with Alex Pardee (who will be signing at our booth #5502 on Friday & Saturday at 5:50PM), Dave Correia & Jon Wayshak, you don't HAVE TO!

From July 24th at 9AM PST through July 28th at 11:59PM, in conjunction with Comic Con, ALL of our new prints that we are debuting at the con will be available to purchase ONLINE AT ZEROFRIENDS, some which will NEVER be available again in this form
Make sure you check out Zerofriends.com starting Thursday at 9AM to see all of the prints that we will have available. 



"BREATHING ARCHITECTURE"
HUGE 24" x 36" Limited Print
Limited Edition of 30
$150.00


BRAND NEW "DOPPELGANGERS" PRINTS
"COMIC-CON-THEMED" BUNNYWITH PRINTS, AVAILABLE ON ZEROFRIENDS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER!


In case you ARE going to San Diego Comic Con….here's where we will be:









Posted on 22 July 2014 | 11:36 pm

SAN DIEGO COMIC CON IS ALMOST HERE!



Our favorite time of the year is almost here! It's almost 11:51 pm as I type this, but THAT's not the time I am referring to. Next week is SAN DIEGO COMIC CON TIME!
This is the one time a year that we round up everything we can shove into creeper van, drive it 2 states out of the way for no reason before we hope to arrive in San Diego unharmed so that we can sell our gypsy-wares to some of our favorite fans and supporters in all of the land!

Hopefully, you have been following us @zerofriendsart on Instagram, Twitter, & Facebook to see all of the fun new items that we taking with us to the con, and if not, do so now because we are unveiling new items on a daily basis.

We will be set up in the same location at the con that we have been for years, Booth #5502 located right inside the Entrance "A" Door. The map system at the convention is a little wacky, so please refer to the map below if you have trouble finding us. Just look for the big red "A" and go through those doors to find us. 

ALEX PARDEE WILL BE SIGNING AT THE ZEROFRIENDS BOOTH AT 5:30 PM ON BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENING.

DAVE CORREIA & JON WAYSHAK WILL BE PERIODICALLY APPEARING AT THE BOOTH AS WELL.

CAN'T MAKE IT TO COMIC CON?? NO PROBLEM! For the first time ever, we will be selling ALL of our new featured Comic Con Prints  on Zerofriends.com for the duration of Comic Con. That's right, we are having a COMIC C'ONLINE SALE! 
From July 24-28th ONLY, you will be able to purchase all of our new Comic Con prints, some that will never be available again on the site, including new art prints by Alex Pardee, Dave Correia & Jon Wayshak, as well as new Doppelgängers and brand NEW Bunnywith Prints! 

Stay tuned for full release info and we will see you at the Con! Or we will see you C'Online!







Posted on 20 July 2014 | 12:18 am

A "DRAWING" FOR SOME DRAWINGS! WIN ORIGINAL ART!


1 WEEKEND. 10 PRIZES. INFINITE POSSIBILITIES. (that last part is for dramatic effect only).
 

We here at Zerofriends love drawing so much that we are literally HAVING A DRAWING! That's right, we are having a "Drawing" for some Drawings! This weekend (from now through Sunday night at 11:59 PM PST), anyone who spends $25 or more (before shipping and tax) will automatically be entered into a raffle to win ONE of the following prizes:


2 GRAND PRIZE WINNERS will get: 1 of these original paintings shown here ("TurKid" by Dave Correia or "Pilgrim of Death" by Alex Pardee)



8 RUNNERS UP  will receive: 1 original pencil drawing from Alex Pardee or Dave Correia (Examples shown may slightly vary from actual drawing you receive, follow @alexpardee & @davecorreia for prize updates)




No purchase necessary, to enter the raffle without purchase, send a postcard (must be received by June 29th) with your information to our ZEROFRIENDS SF retail store (419 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94102). Winners will be selected at random on Monday, June 30 and will be notified via email.


QUICK RECAP COMMENCING NOW!
1. Spend $25 on any item or combination of items on Zerofriends.com (For example, buy the new ZF art book, OR buy 2 8x10 prints, OR buy any one of our limited prints, OR buy ALL of that stuff).
2. Sit back and chill because you don't have to do anything else after your purchase. You will automatically be entered into a raffle to win 1 of 10 prizes. Winners will be chosen at random on Monday, June 30 and will be notified via email. Limit one prize per winner.

Also, in case you missed it this week, our brand new ZEROFRIENDS art book is now in stock featuring 188 pages and 14 different artists. This book comes signed by Alex Pardee, Dave Correia and Quake.

Posted on 27 June 2014 | 9:42 am

ZEROFRIENDS ART BOOK IS HERE!



Years ago, a group of 14 different artists started out as strangers living in all different parts of the world. Through various incidents, these strangers became friends. And after these friends fed off of each other's creativity, imagination and passion for years, these friends became...ZEROFRIENDS.

And these ZEROFRIENDS are now such good (zero)friends that we all decided to smoosh our artwork together and make a big ol' fancy art book! 
All that being said, we are proud to announce the release of our very first art book as a team! AND IT IS ON SALE NOW HERE


This huge 188-page art collection published by Gingko Press features some of the unique artists you have come to associate with the Zerofriends brand, as well as some that you may discover within these pages, and might even fall in love with. After all, there's over 250 paintings and drawings featured in this book!

Featured Zerofriends artists include:
Alex Pardee, Robert Bowen, Greg "Craola" Simkins, Dave Correia, Matt Ritchie, Tara McPherson, Brett Amory, Quake, Ricky Watts, Skinner, N8 Van Dyke, Jason Edmiston, Jon Wayshak & Mike Mitchell


ZEROFRIENDS
Hardcover. 9" x 11"
Published by Gingko Press
188 Pages
14 Artists. 
$29.95 
On Sale Now At zerofriends.com



Live in the San Francisco Bay Area? We will be having an in-store book signing and release party with a handful of the featured Zerofriends artists at our Zerofriends SF retail store on Saturday, July 12th! The Zerofriends Book (along with the FREE included print) will be on sale at the event (but the same signatures that come with the online edition can not be guaranteed in person).

CHECK OUT JUST SOME OF THE 250 PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS FEATURED IN THE BOOK:









Posted on 19 June 2014 | 12:05 am

Robert Bowen's "HIGH & DRY" Print Release



Last week, an an amazing art show called "DARK MATTERS" opened in San Francisco (and is currently still on display at BASH Contemporary Gallery) that featured an incredibly surreal collection of paintings from Zerofriends' Dave Correia, Robert Bowen, and our good friend Caitlin Hackett. One of the most eye-catching phenomenal pieces from the show was a giant acrylic painting from Robert Bowen entitled "HIGH & DRY". With it being one of our favorite pieces of the show, we couldn't be more excited to be releasing a limited "High & Dry" print with Robert TONIGHT! And as one of our biggest first-run limited print releases, this beast is a whopping 24" x 24" of vibrant archival printer blood and sweat. 




Robert's "High & Dry" Print will be released tonight, Jun 12, at 9PM PST exclusively on Zerofriends.com. The full info is below but BREAKING NEWS!!!! Robert Bowen just informed us that he will be painting 2 special 5"x7" mini-paintings that he will GIVE AWAY to 2 lucky people who purchase his "High & Dry" print this weekend only. Man, Robert really puts the FREE in Freelance, and we are ridiculously grateful! 
Read below for the fine print, and then get ready to buy this fine print! 



"HIGH & DRY"

By Robert Bowen
24"x24" Giclee Print
Limited Edition of 50
$85
On sale tonight at 9PM PST

BONUS OFFER THIS WEEKEND ONLY (Starting tonight at 9PM PST and ending Sunday night at midnight PST): Anyone who purchases Robert Bowen's "High & Dry" Print from Zerofriends.com will be entered into a drawing. On Monday morning, Robert will randomly pick two names (and corresponding order numbers) and those orders will automatically be shipped an original 5"x7" mini-painting from Robert along with the order.




BONUS BONUS BONUS OFFER FRIDAY ONLY! To celebrate "Friday the 13th", or as we like to call it, "Friday the SHIRT'teenth) our favorite holiday outside of Arbor Day, ALL of our regular priced T-shirts will be on sale for 13% off. One day only, Friday, 13th. START SHOPPING TONIGHT! 

Posted on 12 June 2014 | 3:41 pm

FREE BUNNYWITH PRINTS THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

From NOW through Sunday, June 8th, get ONE FREE 5x7 "Bunnywith" print for EVERY $20 spent online at ZEROFRIENDS.COM (before shipping and tax). Don't like math?? I don't blame you. Here's a handy chart: Spend $20, get ONE. Spend $40, get 2. Spend $160 dollars, get 8 FREE!*


*Final number of free prints will be based on money spent BEFORE tax and shipping. Bunnywith prints will be selected at random, chosen from over 100 different prints. 



Posted on 6 June 2014 | 11:46 am

New WAYSHAK Print Release Tomorrow!



Most of us Earthlings get one chance in our lifetime to sell our souls in exchange for ultimate power. A lot of us have already missed this chance because we weren't even aware that it was offered.
Jon Way$hak, on the other hand, not only didn't miss his chance, but he must have figured out a way to sell his soul multiple times in order to get his skills to where they are today. If you have not yet had the chance to feast your eyes on Jon's artwork, please allow this new print release to be your gateway drug. That being said, we are honored to be releasing our second collaboration with one of our favorite artists, Jon Way$hak.

Thursday night, May 29th, at 9 PM PST, we will be releasing Jon's limited "CONTRADICTION" print in 2 different editions: A "regular" edition (limited to 50) and an "ultra-limited hand-embellished" edition (limited to only 10!), both go on sale at the same time. Jon's first print that we released sold out in mere hours, so don't miss this one!
 

 
Full info:
"CONTRADICTION"
By Jon Way$hak
16" x 20"
Limited Edition of 50
Printed with archival inks on velvet cotton rag paper
Signed and numbered by Jon
$65 each.



"CONTRADICTION"
SPECIAL "HAND-EMBELLISHED" EDITION
By Jon Way$hak
16" x 20"
Limited Edition of 10
Printed with archival inks on velvet cotton rag paper
Uniquely embellished, signed and numbered by Jon
$150 each 
(Actual product may vary from photos due to the nature of Jon hand-embellishing each one differently)

ON SALE THURSDAY, MAY 29th AT 9PM PST ON ZEROFRIENDS.COM

Posted on 28 May 2014 | 5:33 pm

DAVE CORREIA'S "COLLECTOR" PRINT RELEASE TONIGHT




Zerofriends' resident demon,
Dave Correia, has been literally locked away in his studio for the last 3 months preparing an entire body of new work for his upcoming art show "DARK MATTERS" at BASH Contemporary in SF on May 31st. He hasn't seen daylight in over 90 days. He has only been able to eat the fish and bread that we shoved under his doorway and he's only had his own sweat to drink.

All of that has been motivation for Dave, however, and we can't WAIT to show you what he will be unveiling for the show. But to kick things off, we wanted to release a special "sneak peek print" to help Dave ease back into the world of interacting with society before his show. So tonight, May 22nd, at 9PM PST, we will be releasing a limited print of one of his large handful of new amazing oil & acrylic paintings, this one called "COLLECTOR" available tonight exclusively on ZEROFRIENDS

By Dave Correia
16" x 20"
Limited Edition of 100
Signed & numbered by Dave Correia
Printed with archival inks on velvet cotton rag paper
$50.00 each

Remember, the original "Collector" painting, along with over 12 more new paintings from Dave Correia will be on display at his new art show "DARK MATTERS" at Bash Contemporary in SF on May 31st. "Dark Matters" will also feature the work of Zerofriends' Robert Bowen & Caitlin Hackett.

Posted on 22 May 2014 | 9:57 am

PRINTS OF DARKNESS TIMED RELEASE PRINTS


Greetings, mortals. 
At the stroke of Midnight (EST, 9PM PST) TONIGHT, May 15th, the same moment a giant Japanese lizard is unleashed upon movie screens, our voices will unleash an equally powerful beast. 
We will gather in a circle, cloaks covering our faces, candles forming a star on the dirt ground in front of the Zerofriends HQ, and we will chant these words:

"As we do this candle spell
Bring our prints 4 nights of Hell.
Candle black, paper white,
Turn bright colors black as night.
When all 4 nights of dark have past
All will hail the Dark Prints at last"


And upon that moment, and for the following 4 nights, 5 of our colorful prints from ME(!) and Dave Correia will be transformed by the spirit of the Dark Prints, creating brand new, exciting (but hopefully not cursed) collectible prints, and will be available for you to take home and bless your walls with the archival inks of the darkest lord. This spell will only last the weekend. After Monday, May 19th these "Darkness" prints will not be available any more in our online store, as they will have transformed back to their regular form.


Welcome to our very first "PRINTS OF DARKNESS" sale. Here is the specific info:

Exclusively at ZEROFRIENDS.COM, starting TONIGHT at 9PM PST (Midnight eastern), and ending 11:59PM PST on Monday May 19th, we will have FIVE DIFFERENT SPECIAL TIMED-LIMITED GICLEE PRINTS (Plus a FREE BONUS mystery 6th print!) available to purchase ANY TIME during these 4 days. The number of prints sold determines the edition size of each print. Yes, you can purchase ANY of these prints at any point during these times.

The "Darkness" prints range in size from 16" x 16" to 16" x 20".
All "Darkness" prints are $40 each, and will be available to purchase separately, or in a bundle pack of all 5 which also includes a FREE BONUS 16" x 20" mystery 6th "Darkness" print from Alex Pardee that we will not reveal until after the sale. This mystery print is not available anywhere but in this "Darkness" Bundle of prints.
The "Darkness Bundle", containing a total of 6 Timed-Edition signed prints will be only $200 (A $240 value).

Please note that these prints will NOT SHIP until May 27th & 28th due to the Timed-edition release. 

Quick Recap:

5 Brand new "Darkness" Prints from Dave Correia and myself will be available to buy this weekend ONLY.
If bought separately, each print will be $40.
If you buy ALL 5 of the prints for $200, you will automatically get a secret mystery "6th" print from Alex Pardee for FREE shipped with your order. 

All Darkness prints will be signed by Dave or me

Here are the prints that are being released.





 




 


Posted on 15 May 2014 | 9:16 am

"THE ASTRONAUT" PRINT RELEASE INFO



I went into the year 2017 and recovered a diary of a woman whose husband went into space and got infected with an alien symbiote. You can read "The Astronaut" diary entries HERE on My Tumblr page if you want to journey into the dark future of alien possession.
Meanwhile, whether I am insane or not, I  am proud to be releasing this print based on my (and the symbiotic alien astronaut's) experience from the future.



This signed limited print might actually be simultaneously our BRIGHTEST as well as our SCARIEST print yet. And we are PERFECTLY fine with that.

Here's the release info:
ON SALE MAY 8TH AT 9PM PST
"THE ASTRONAUT"
By Alex Pardee
Limited Edition Giclee Print
16" x 20"
Edition of 200
Signed and numbered by Alex Pardee
Printed with archival inks on velvet cotton rag paper
$60.00 Each
(EARLYBIRD BONUS! Buy "The Astronaut" Before Sunday, May 11th at 11:59PM and INSTANTLY SAVE $10!!! The print will immediately on sale for $50 upon release. It goes up to it's regular price of $60 on Monday, May 12th)

Posted on 7 May 2014 | 10:42 pm

FREE 300 POSTERS!

Like a Trojan horse knocking on the front door of your castle…SURPRISE!!!!! We have a very limited supply of Alex Pardee's "300: Rise Of An Empire" Poster that he created and produced with Mondo that was only available at the movie premiere. And to make our army stronger, we want you to have one for FREE if you spend $40 or more (before shipping) HERE AT ZEROFRIENDS!




Yes, that is correct. We have 39 "300" Posters. Be one of the next 39 people to spend $40 or more and automatically receive one for FREE with your order. No need to add it to your cart, as you will automatically receive it. As long as THIS BANNER below appears on the front page of ZEROFRIENDS at your time of purchase, you will be eligible for your free poster. 




Posted on 7 May 2014 | 2:20 pm

"THEY'VE ALWAYS BEEN HERE" PRINT RELEASE TONIGHT


"THEY'VE ALWAYS BEEN HERE"
..and so the story goes….

I've wandered the land for years. I've had my share of fun. My share of love. I've made some heroic decisions (if you count the car crash). And like everyone else, I've made some despicable decisions too (if you count the second car crash). But those decisions were always MINE. Even the decision to try to wash paper plates in the dishwasher. That was MY decision. At least, I thought it was my decision. But no….because eventually, my decisions showed themselves. When my skin started tearing, and my throat started feeling filled with small hands, and when my stomach was hurting worse than normal, that's when they revealed themselves. And that's when I realized that they have always been here. That's when I realized that I will never know who I really am. Because THEY are me. They are my decisions. And I can't control them….

"THEY'VE ALWAYS BEEN HERE"
By Alex Pardee
16" x 20" 
Limited Edition of 200
$50.00 Each
ON SALE TONIGHT AT 9 PM PST
Exclusively on ZEROFRIENDS.COM

BONUS THIS WEEK ONLY! 
Anyone who purchases "THEY'VE ALWAYS BEEN HERE" through Thursday, May 8th, will automatically receive 2 of these 6 5"x5" mini "Decisions" prints (Signed by Alex Pardee) for FREE. No need to add them to your cart. They will automatically be shipped with your order as long as you purchase the print by the end of May 8th. Free prints will be chosen at random from these shown below.



Free "Decision" Prints:








Posted on 1 May 2014 | 2:07 pm