Order Dave’s brand new “BOOK 8″ this weekend for a chance to win...





Order Dave’s brand new “BOOK 8″ this weekend for a chance to win one of his ORIGINAL SKETCHES! We’ve got three drawings to giveaway and we will be inserting them randomly in to books ordered this weekend. Similar drawings by Dave sell for $100 each on our website which means we are GIVING AWAY $300 WORTH OF ORIGINAL ART! Get your order in before 11:59pm pst Sunday 3/29/15 for a chance to win, you won’t wanna miss out!

No purchase necessary. To enter without purchase, send a postcard (must be received by March 29th) withyour information to our ZEROFRIENDS SF retail store (419 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94102). Winners will be selected at random on Monday, March 30 and announced on instagram.

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Posted on 26 March 2015 | 6:30 pm

Coming tonight! “Book 8” by Dave Correia!“Book 8” Features...



Coming tonight! “Book 8” by Dave Correia!

“Book 8” Features nearly 30 recent black and white works from Dave including several of his “Mr. Snowflake” drawings, the initial charcoal drawings from his “Stricken” and “Krampus” prints, as well as many new drawings which have yet to be released! A must have for anyone who like’s Dave’s work

Available tonight at 7pm pst 
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Posted on 26 March 2015 | 12:56 pm

Pre-sale for Alex Pardee’s highly anticipated book...





Pre-sale for Alex Pardee’s highly anticipated book “DOPPELGANGERS”
ends tonight at 11:59 pm pst.

That means today is your last chance to pre-order the book and receive FOUR FREE 5"x5" prints featuring the cover artwork from all four variant covers of the book! Books start shipping tomorrow, and you don’t wanna miss out on these Zerofriends Pre-Order Exclusive Prints!


Find out all the details HERE

Posted on 22 March 2015 | 4:27 pm

Alex’s new book “DOPPELGANGERS” will begin...



Alex’s new book “DOPPELGANGERS” will begin shipping next week, and this weekend will be your last chance to pre-order a copy! All pre-ordered books will include a set set of four Zerofriends-Exclusive Prints featuring the art from each of the variant covers of the book. These prints are FREE and will only be included with pre-ordered copies. Be sure to place your order by Sunday March 22nd at 11:59pm PST if you want to get this awesome set of prints FOR FREE! Check it out online at zerofriends.com!

Posted on 17 March 2015 | 3:41 pm

Now available online at zerofriends.com!Introducing our brand...



Now available online at zerofriends.com!

Introducing our brand new “Skullage” shirt by Alex Pardee! Skullage is a “killer” collage of monsters and bad guys from Alex’s “DOPPELGANGERS” universe, some of which are featured in his upcoming “DOPPELGANGERS” book! Check it out on our site! 

Posted on 10 March 2015 | 7:21 pm

“Space Ogre” Shirt in NaturalDesigned by Alex...





“Space Ogre” Shirt in Natural
Designed by Alex Pardee

Now available online at Zerofriends.com

Order by 11:59pm pst Sunday March 8th and get a FREE 5"x7" “Space Ogre” Giclee print!

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 5:31 pm

Coming to Zerofriends.com this evening at 5pm pst, Our latest...





Coming to Zerofriends.com this evening at 5pm pst, Our latest #ZerofriendsTBT-Shirt! “SPACE OGRE” by Alex Pardee! 

Posted on 5 March 2015 | 1:58 pm

We are still taking pre-orders for Alex Pardee’s upcoming...





We are still taking pre-orders for Alex Pardee’s upcoming book “DOPPELGANGERS” over at zerofriends.com! Order during the presale period and receive a set of four Zerofriends Exclusive 5"x5" prints! Order now to be sure you get the free prints!

We still do not have a firm shipping date for the books, and we appreciate your patience while we wait. The books have been printed, and are currently waiting to be unloaded at the Port of Oakland. Due to a recent labor striker the port has been closed. However it is my understanding that the Port has re-opened and has resumed their duties, so we are hoping to begin shipping within just a few more weeks.  Again we appreciate your patience as we sort this out!

Posted on 2 March 2015 | 3:04 pm

DOPPELGANGERS: A Look Inside the Book Part...









DOPPELGANGERS: A Look Inside the Book Part 3

“DOPPELGANGERS”
A New Book By Alex Pardee
172 Pages
6 1/4” x 8 1/2”
$24.95

Now Available for Pre-Order online at Zerofriends.com.
All copies ordered from zerofriends will be Hand Signed by Alex.
All Pre-Ordered Copies from zerofriends will include a set of four Zerofriends-Exclusive Giclee art prints (details/pictures here.)

Posted on 26 February 2015 | 4:07 pm

We have put up some of the remaining merch from our Tour Through...









We have put up some of the remaining merch from our Tour Through The Marrow up for sale over at zerofriends.com

These items are extremely limited. If you want to make sure you get them, head over to zerofriends.com ASAP!

Posted on 23 February 2015 | 4:06 pm

TOURING THROUGH THE MARROW RE-CAP

Almost 5 years ago, I stopped writer/director Adam Green in the hallway of a Fangoria Convention in LA after he was exiting a panel discussion where he had previewed his then-new film "HATCHET 2". I was a huge fan of his previous films and, even earlier than that, a "fan commentary" track that I had stumbled upon for Friday The 13th Part 4 that he had done with Joe Lynch (who is another ridiculously cool writer/director). After I stopped him, as I had genuinely wanted to just say hello, I nervously did just that, introduced myself, and out of instinct I guess, I handed him a little art book that I had made and said something along the lines of "thank you for the inspiration, here's something I made". That little art book that I handed him was called "Digging Up The Marrow."

Last Thursday, in Berkeley, California, Adam Green and I got to show the very first public screening of "Digging Up The Marrow", the film that we have made inspired by that little book that I handed him 5 years ago. That was, in short, fucking COOL. 



Over the following week, leading up to this past Friday, Adam & I (and Zerofriends' own Proak the Fire Hydrant) got to travel across the country, continuing to show our film to new audiences in Boston, New York City, Austin and Los Angeles. That was also, in short, fucking COOL PART 2.

During what felt like the longest and shortest week I have ever had showcasing our monster movie, Adam and I also brought along merchandise, an art display that showcased some of the design work on the film, one of the actual monsters from the film (by the magical Greg Aronowitz), and some answers to some questions regarding the long and amazing process of making a film with about 20 great friends, including my new friend, the one, the only, the impeccably best appropriate hugger ever…. William Dekker himself…RAY WISE!!!

Even though we not-so-bravely fought against blizzards, cancelled flights, cancelled trains, too much luggage, snow-blind driving and basically surviving through a potentially horrific reality-show version of "Planes, Trains & Automobiles", the tour went perfectly. Every crowd was great. Every theater manager was great. Every questionably drunk cab driver was great. And every hotel that we didn't have time to sleep in was great! 

If you weren't able to make one of the tour-screenings, "DIGGING UP THE MARROW" is available now on iTunes and all VOD formats (Hulu, Xbox, Playstation, VuDu, Xfinity, etc) in the United States. It will be released in other countries soon! 

If you haven't seen anything about the film, I would suggest going into it blindly, but if you must, here is the trailer for the film:



Thank you to anyone and everyone who bought tickets to the screenings and picked up some MARROW Merchandise along the road, as that was pretty much how we paid to go on the tour! It turns out we have a small handful of "Marrow" exclusive signed tour prints (along with some Marrow Doppelgängers and the original Marrow Booklet that I handed Adam years ago) leftover from the tour and they are now for sale here on ZEROFRIENDS ( and Adam Green has the Marrow TOUR SHIRTS for sale and BluRay pre-order HERE) for a limited time.

Below are a few photos from the tour (there's a BUNCH more on my Facebook page), and although there were a ton of great questions asked during the Q & A sessions (including a super-fun Q&A hosted by AINTITCOOL's Harry Knowles at the Alamo Drafthouse), the one question that Adam and I keep asking OURSELVES is….HOW AWESOME DOES THIS FEEL TO MAKE A MONSTER MOVIE TOGETHER?! In short, it feels REALLY fucking cool!

Thank you everyone. Expect more journeys into The Marrow in the future. We loved it down there. And thank you to Paul Bustamante for a lot of these photos and the photos on my Facebook page.













Posted on 22 February 2015 | 11:53 pm

DOPPELGANGERS: A Look Inside the Book Part...







DOPPELGANGERS: A Look Inside the Book Part 2 

“DOPPELGANGERS”
A New Book By Alex Pardee
172 Pages
6 1/4” x 8 1/2”
$24.95

Now Available for Pre-Order online at Zerofriends.com.
All copies ordered from zerofriends will be Hand Signed by Alex.
All Pre-Ordered Copies from zerofriends will include a set of four Zerofriends-Exclusive Giclee art prints (details/pictures here.)

Posted on 15 February 2015 | 10:01 am

“DOPPELGANGERS”A New Book By Alex Pardee172 Pages 6...



“DOPPELGANGERS”
A New Book By Alex Pardee
172 Pages
6 1/4” x 8 1/2”
$24.95

Now Available for Pre-Order online at Zerofriends.com.
All copies ordered from zerofriends will be Hand Signed by Alex.
All Pre-Ordered Copies from zerofriends will include a set of four Zerofriends-Exclusive Giclee art prints (details/pictures here.)

Posted on 14 February 2015 | 8:01 am

“DOPPELGANGERS”A New Book By Alex Pardee172 Pages 6...



“DOPPELGANGERS”
A New Book By Alex Pardee
172 Pages
6 1/4” x 8 1/2”
$24.95

Now Available for Pre-Order online at Zerofriends.com.
All copies ordered from zerofriends will be Hand Signed by Alex.
All Pre-Ordered Copies from zerofriends will include a set of four Zerofriends-Exclusive Giclee art prints (details/pictures here.)

Posted on 13 February 2015 | 8:00 am

This weekend on Zerofriends.com…Join us as we celebrate...



This weekend on Zerofriends.com

Join us as we celebrate FREEDAY THE 13th! 

Everyone who spends $24.95 or more (before tax/shipping) will get the two pictured 5"x7" Giclee prints FOR FREE!

No need to add them to your cart, we will take care of that for you. 

Offer good on all eligible orders until 11:59pm pst Sunday February 15th.

Posted on 13 February 2015 | 1:14 am

“DOPPELGANGERS”A New Book By Alex Pardee172 Pages 6...



“DOPPELGANGERS”
A New Book By Alex Pardee
172 Pages
6 1/4” x 8 1/2”
$24.95

Now Available for Pre-Order online at Zerofriends.com.
All copies ordered from zerofriends will be Hand Signed by Alex.
All Pre-Ordered Copies from zerofriends will include a set of four Zerofriends-Exclusive Giclee art prints (details/pictures here.)

Posted on 12 February 2015 | 8:00 am

“DOPPELGANGERS”A New Book By Alex Pardee172 Pages 6...



“DOPPELGANGERS”
A New Book By Alex Pardee
172 Pages
6 1/4” x 8 1/2”
$24.95

Now Available for Pre-Order online at Zerofriends.com.
All copies ordered from zerofriends will be Hand Signed by Alex.
All Pre-Ordered Copies from zerofriends will include a set of four Zerofriends-Exclusive Giclee art prints (details/pictures here.)

Posted on 11 February 2015 | 8:00 am

“DOPPELGANGERS”A New Book By Alex Pardee172 Pages 6...



“DOPPELGANGERS”
A New Book By Alex Pardee
172 Pages
6 1/4” x 8 1/2”
$24.95

Now Available for Pre-Order online at Zerofriends.com.
All copies ordered from zerofriends will be Hand Signed by Alex.
All Pre-Ordered Copies from zerofriends will include a set of four Zerofriends-Exclusive Giclee art prints (details/pictures here.)

Posted on 10 February 2015 | 8:01 am

DOPPELGANGERS: A Look Inside the Book Part...







DOPPELGANGERS: A Look Inside the Book Part 1

“DOPPELGANGERS”
A New Book By Alex Pardee
172 Pages
6 ¼" x 8 ½"
$24.95

Now Available for Pre-Order online at Zerofriends.com.
All copies ordered from zerofriends will be Hand Signed by Alex.
All Pre-Ordered Copies from zerofriends will include a set of four Zerofriends-Exclusive Giclee art prints (details/pictures here.)

Posted on 9 February 2015 | 4:38 pm

MOVING SALE FAQ



MOVING SALE FAQ

Q: What will you have for sale?
A: A lot of things that have embarrassed me at some point in my life. Old zines I made when I was angry, comics, a few paintings I’ve never shown anyone, some rare prints and artist proofs, CD’s I’ve designed, vinyl records, and a toy or two.



Q: Can I buy anything online?
A: For the most part, NO. This sale is like a weird garage sale, and I’ve checked with about 14 weird garage sales, and none of them have sold things online, so we aren’t either! HOWEVER, I am keeping some things aside and will be putting a small number of rare items on eBay starting MONDAY, Feb 9th so that people outside of the Bay Area don’t miss out on EVERYTHING. Stay tuned for the link to the online auction.

Q: How much is stuff gonna be?
A: A little bit more, a little bit less. Plus dollars.



Q: Will you sign something for me? Then will you sketch me something crazy if I buy something?
A: Some things are signed already, but I would be happy to sign anything you buy if you want. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to draw at this event because I GOTTA HUSTLE AND MAKE MONEY TO MOVE TO A NEW PLANET! Space ships aren’t cheap, you know?!

Q: Why is that yellow “Awful Homesick” book so expensive?
A: That is a first edition printing of the book from around 2008. There were only a couple thousand books printed with that cover. After it sold out, Gingko (the publisher) reprinted a lot more, but with a different cover and in a larger edition size. In the Book World, this version would be considered an “older one”.

Q: Will you be selling any original paintings?
A: There are a few small paintings for sale, but I will have one LARGE 3-piece painting that will be part of a “Silent Auction” throughout the day during the sale.

Q: What is a silent auction? Can I still place a bid if I am not a mime?
A: Of course. The way a silent auction works is that you just place your bid on a piece of paper and keep checking back throughout the auction to see if you have been outbid. If your bid is the winning bid, we will contact you at the end of the sale if you aren’t present.



Q: Can I be part of the silent auction if I can’t make it to the store?
A: Technically, yes. You can call and place a bid. However, the silent auction will be for IN-STORE PICK UP ONLY! So if you win, you have to come pick it up! The painting is too big to ship.

Q: How long will the sale last?
A: 11AM – 6PM Saturday, Feb 7th. If there are any left over items, they will still be available to purchase in the store all weekend, but I will not be there after Saturday.

Q: Do you take credit cards?
A: Yep. Thanks to technology, shout out to Square and iPhone, I will accept credit cards as well as cash.

Q: Do you take trades, like in Bartertown? I love that movie!
A: I love it too, and sometimes in the past I have taken trades, but not this time. I’m trying to move and condense what I have, not get more! Trading time will happen again sometime! Thanks for understanding!



Q: What are you talking about?
A: I don’t know, I’m tired!

Zerofriends SF is located at
419 Haight St (right around the corner from Upper Playground in Lower Haight)
San Francisco, CA
(415) 872-9109


The Moving Sale starts at 11AM and goes until 6PM or until supplies last. See you soon!


Posted on 7 February 2015 | 2:02 am

I'M MOVING! AND SELLING MY LIFE!


It's time to call The Lucas Bros, because I'M MOVING! And what's the number one most stressful thing that goes along with moving? Survey says……CRYING! Wait, ok, what's the number TWO most stressful thing that goes along with moving? That's right: CLEANING! Cleaning under beds. Cleaning out closets. Cleaning out whatever is underneath the molded zebra blanket that's still covering the shopping cart in the backyard for some reason. Wait…is that blanket…also…moving? Ha, what irony! 

Anyway, amongst my extreme-hoarder-style cleaning I came across literal haystacks worth of rare art prints, personal samples of products that I've made, zines, first-print books, toys, prototypes that NEVER got made, and other random morsels that have collected microscopic dust-creatures for a while. So I dusted them off, hugged each one of them, said thank you to them for allowing me to make them, and then figured that it was about time that they all went and visited other peoples' homes for a while! That's you! You're "other people"! 

So I'm having a MOVING SALE! All of these items, plus more that I'm finding throughout the week, will be on sale at ZEROFRIENDS SF (our San Francisco retail store) THIS SATURDAY! 

Here's the full details:
Saturday, Feb 7th from 11AM - 6PM
At ZEROFRIENDS SF
419 Haight St (Lower Haight around the corner from Upper Playground)
San Francisco, CA
415-872-9109

*Sale will be IN STORE ONLY. First come first served! Nothing can be held over the phone. Nothing will be put online (although there MAY be a couple of silent auctions that anyone can participate in so stay tuned). You have to come to the store! It will be fun! My inner gypsy will be frolicking as I desperately try to raise some money to help with my move! 





Make sure you follow my instagram @alexpardee and the store's instagram @zerofriendssf to see some more individual items that will be up for sale on Saturday! 

See you SATURDAY! Meanwhile, watch this trailer for one of my favorite movies because THIS IS EXACTLY WHATS HAPPENING IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW.


Posted on 3 February 2015 | 10:56 pm

pardeemonster:Over 7 years in the making. 172 pages. Over 150...



pardeemonster:

Over 7 years in the making. 172 pages. Over 150 paintings. Over 800 hours worth of horror movie inspiration. Under 10 actual words. My new art book “DOPPELGANGERS” is now up for pre-sale at ZEROFRIENDS. $24.95. All pre-sales will receive FOUR FREE VARIANT cover Giclee prints that are only available through this pre-sale!

Posted on 2 February 2015 | 12:30 pm

“DOPPELGANGERS” PRE-ORDER EXCLUSIVE...



“DOPPELGANGERS” PRE-ORDER EXCLUSIVE PRINTS!

“DOPPELGANGERS”
By Alex Pardee
172 Pages
6 ¼" x 8 ½"
$24.95

Over 150 Paintings.
Under 10 Words.

Published by Gingko Press

Pre-Orders begin Monday February 2nd at 12 noon pst.
Pre-Ordered books will include FOUR FREE 5"x5" Prints
EXCLUSIVE TO ZEROFRIENDS (Available during pre-sale ONLY)


Posted on 1 February 2015 | 5:09 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

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

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