An Asteroid Crashed and Nothing Burned

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I’ve just released my newest print, inspired by lyrics from the Phish song “Tube”. This was originally going to be my poster for their shows in Atlantic City.  I was halfway through with the drawing when it seemed obvious that there were no concerts happening this summer, but wanted to finish it (mainly for therapeutic value!)  It’s drawn using micron pens, with the smaller details created using a .005 sized pen.  I had a lot of fun with this, and it includes many hidden Phish references, as well as some randomness here and there.

I’ve drawn this image several times throughout the last 10 years or so.  The first one was an 18×24 ink and watercolor illustration, and several others were simpler 8×10 canvases, as well as some hand drawn sticker versions.

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Prints are signed and numbered, limited to an edition of 50, printed on 13×19 high quality glossy paper (110# cover).  Each order ships with extras.

Purchase here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/827956648/an-asteroid-crashed-art-print

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Holiday Fundraiser

I’ve recently added some new original artwork to my fundraising site, www.phishart.com .  As some of you know, I’m also an elementary/middle school art teacher in North Philly.  With essentially no money for a budget, I’m forced to fundraise in order to get supplies for my classroom.  I created this site in order to sell some of my original artwork that I use for my digital prints.  Half of sales are donated to my DonorsChoose fundraiser, which helps me purchase supplies.  All prints are original ink and watercolor, which ship with extra prints and/or originals, as well as a thank you drawing from my students!  Direct donations can also be made here: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/help-our-classroom-keep-creating/3787371/ . DonorsChoose is currently offering to match donations up to $50 if you use code LIFTOFF from now until 11/30! Any orders placed via phishart.com  would also have it’s donation matched during this time period, so purchasing a $50 print would result in a $50 donation!  Own some art and help a good cause! 
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Phish Fall 2018 Series- Las Vegas

The fifth and final print in my fall tour series.  Inspired by several posters for ” The Astounding She Monster” (1957) and lyrics from Pebbles and Marbles.  The images were all hand drawn, inked (pens and brush) and painted with watercolor.  I then scanned them to create a digital painting that is true to the original poster.  The prints are 13×19 on card stock, signed and limited to an edition of 150.   Available now in my shop,  and during the run ( October 31st-Nov 3rd ) shipping is free!

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Phish Fall Tour 2018 Series- Rosemont

The fourth in my fall tour series.  Inspired by the poster for “War of the Worlds” (1953) and lyrics from Scent of a Mule.   The images were all hand drawn, inked (pens and brush) and painted with watercolor.  I then scanned them to create a digital painting that is true to the original poster.  The prints are 13×19 on card stock, signed and limited to an edition of 150.   Available now in my shop,  and during the run ( October 26th-28th) shipping is free!

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Phish Fall Tour 2018 Series- Nashville

The third in my fall tour series.  Inspired by the Italian poster for “Tobor the Great” (1954) and lyrics from Tube.  The images were all hand drawn, inked (pens and brush) and painted with watercolor.  I then scanned them to create a digital painting that is true to the original poster.  The prints are 13×19 on card stock, signed and limited to an edition of 150.   Available now in my shop.

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Pantoja Art Fundraiser

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When I’m not drawing Phish related things, I’m an elementary and middle school art teacher.  I want nothing but the best for my students (all 750 of them), and lately our budget has shrunk to almost nothing.  Sadly, as a teacher it is expected to raise funds for your classroom, since most school budgets won’t cover everything that’s needed to ensure successful learning.  While most of my coworkers opt for some great websites such as DonorsChoose, I decided to do things a little differently.  Almost all my art starts out as ink and watercolor illustrations that are then scanned and digitally arranged.  Some are randomly given away, but must are put in a portfolio where they are forgotten.  Rather than let them sit and collect dust, I came up with an idea to get them out of my house and help out my classroom!  I’ve reopened up my old shop,  www.phishart.com where my original artwork can now be purchased, with 50% of what I sell going directly to purchase art supplies for my classroom.  All orders will ship with extra original illustrations or prints, and a thank you drawing created by my students.  We appreciate your support in ensuring my students can have the proper supplies to create some awesome artwork!

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Phish Fall Tour 2018 Series- Albany

The series continues! The 1st in my series of fall tour posters, This print was inspired by the poster for “The Colossus of New York” (1958), and lyrics from Waking Up Dead.  I was inspired by elements from the original US poster, as well as a UK Quad version.
The images were all hand drawn, inked (pens and brush) and painted with watercolor.  I then scanned them to create a digital painting that is true to the original poster.  The prints are 13×19 on card stock, signed and limited to an edition of 150. Available now in my shop

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Phish Summer 2018 series- Austin TX

The fifth print in my summer tour series.  For the Austin show I was inspired by the poster for The Giant Gila Monster (1959).  This was a simple one, basically a recreation of the original poster that I hand drew and colored.  I used lyrics from Shafty, since they were similar to the poster quote (“Only Hell could could breed such an enormous beast!”)  Prints are 13×19 on cardstock, signed and limited to an edition of 150.  Prints are currently available for sale in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com , and prints will be available on lot before the show.

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Phish Summer 2018 series- The Forum

The fourth print in my summer tour series.  For the Inglewood show at the Forum, I was inspired by the poster for the Japanese kaiju film “Yog:Monster From Space (aka Space Amoeba)” (1970).  This was probably my most complicated illustration to date in the series.  I had to create quite a few different paintings to get all the elements I needed to recreate it.  Instead of the Earth, I opted for an Inglewood landmark, the Randy’s Donut sign.   Prints are 13×19 on cardstock, signed and limited to an edition of 150.  Prints are currently available for sale in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com , and prints will be available on lot before the show.

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Cars Trucks Buses

I’m happy to present my latest poster, this time for Phish’s 2016 Fall Tour.  Printed on multiple blocks, these prints are hand pulled, printed on 11×14 paper, and limited to a small edition of 20.

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I hadn’t planned to do any posters for this tour (aside from the illustrated setlists)  after having created 13 posters for each show/run of summer tour (having summers off gives me a lot of free time).  With school back in session, and a bunch of new responsibilities (guess who’s mentoring the gifted students!) I didn’t think I’d have time to work on anything for this tour.  That mentality didn’t last too long.  I ended up creating this poster idea, inspired by the song “Cars Trucks Buses”.  I wanted to try something new for this poster, the summer tour ones being ink and watercolor as well as digital.  I decided to go back to block printing, having enjoyed working in that medium for my 2016 Riviera Maya posters.

I decided to try something new for this poster, so I opted for a multi block linocut.  I had never done this before, so it was a bit of a challenge.  I used 3 blocks, first one for the background, a second for the color of the car, truck, bus, and the banner, and the final for the linework.  Registration was the trickiest thing, trying to make sure all the blocks lined up on the final print.

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I had some fun with the background color, mixing around colors in the yellow-red range, the end result being that every background is unique for every print.  Registration issues made the edition small, but I now have lots of freebies to give out with orders!  I might also do a small color variant edition, as well as some hand colored version if there is a demand for them.  Prints are available at www.phishart.com, as well as my etsy shop (where you can also check out my summer tour setlist posters.

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