Thursday, December 17, 2009

1000 Markets shop

Been slowly adding some posters and original pieces to a 1000markets store I set up. More to come.

In Goad We Trust shoppy shop

Friday, December 4, 2009


Heres my piece for a Shrinky Dink show at Signed and Numbered in Utah as well as a link to some other shrunken masterpieces...


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Toys in the Attic show

Here's some pics of my custom Mighty Mugg for the show....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Pretty amazing.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Like pees and carrots again

So over the years I've found myself becoming more and more reliant on computers while at the same time having less and less fun with the actual process of doing art. When I first started out doing art as my career, I used Photoshop minimally and for the most part did everything by hand. Then as I got more and more work and especially as I got into working on rock posters I found myself doing less and less by hand because I was trying to be more efficient and think ahead...the last couple years I had really started to notice my enjoyment slowly dwindling. The work was technically getting better but it just lost that spark that would keep me working till 3 in the morning whether I needed to or not and would send me rushing to my art desk first thing in the morning. For awhile there I was really fearing that I was losing my art mojo, but couldnt seem to connect it with the fact that I was doing most of my work staring at a computer screen. I hadn't stopped doing hand done stuff completely - a few paintings here and there and some pencil stuff but as far as my commercial illustration work it was line art by hand and then everything else in computerville with maybe a transparent watercolor splatter layer to make it look hand done. So while working on pieces for a Halloween show I decided to dust off my Dr. Martin inks and try them just for the hell of it. One of the benefits/pitfalls of working on the computer is the ability to go back in history and change things that didnt work out so good. I started to become reliant on that and the idea of doing stuff by hand where I wouldn't be allowed that luxury really started to scare me. It's kind of embarassing to admit but it's true. So I started using my inks and it was like that old spark was back. I've been churning work out and with each piece I wonder why I stopped and also look back at old pieces I did on the computer and they just look so lifeless and flat in comparison. I'm not completely swearing computers off because I never know when I'll have to do another silkscreened piece or work for Hot Wheels/Mattel but whenever possible I'm going to do it by hand. It's good to be back.
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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Back on the wagon

Been working furiously on a couple different projects including one that's been in my noggin' for a couple years now that I would work on, walk away, come back to, rinse, repeat. I'm itching to show pictures of the progress but I'm making an effort to be more patient with my work and more selective as to how I go about unveiling it and at what stage. Also working on pieces for the Beggars' Night show at C2 on the 31st. Be sure and save your pennies because Jeffie, Mike Guidone, and myself are each working on painted skatedecks to raffle off the night of the show. From what I've seen from everybody it's shaping up to be a really great show.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Beggars' Night!

C2 gallery proudly presents Beggars' Night, a halloween themed art show occurring....wait for it.....HALLOWEEN NIGHT. For more information click here.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Blood and Dust 2

This coming saturday is the second annual Blood and Dust bike race in Dayton, Ohio and I did a poster to commemorate the event. It's very bloody and dusty.

Blood and Dust info

Friday, September 11, 2009

Art commentary Part 2

For the next installment here's a couple more pieces and a little bit of insight into their backstory

Alice in Chains - Electric Factory 2006

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I was a little apprehensive about doing a poster for Alice in Chains mainly because of the death of their lead singer, Layne Staley of a heroin overdose and the feeling that the band wasnt "complete" anymore. But then I kind of gave myself a little peptalk and tried to imagine my 1992 self and how it would feel to know that I was going to do a poster for one of my favorite bands someday. In an early version I imagined an angel desperately trying to make it's way to the sun (I guess to regain power or something) and saw that as a reference to Icarus and flying to close to the sun i.e. Layne Staley and how his star had burned out....but after being art directed to make it "darker" I remembered an old piece I had done during college which coincidentally had a drug theme to it of an angel slowly sinking in water...

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So then I basically changed what at that time was a sun into light above water, added a bunch of ripples, and completely changed my color palette. One cool thing was that after all was said and done I remembered the lyrics to their song Down in a Hole and was struck by the eeriness of their connection to my imagery. Subliminal? Coincidence? Layne Staley posessing my brain? You decide.

Down in a hole, feelin so small
Down in a hole, losin my soul
Id like to fly,
But my wings have been so denied

Ozzy Osbourne shirt - 2005

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This piece is pretty self explanatory - Ozzy Osbourne as some sort of creepy religious angel.....the funny part is, those are my hands. HA

Giant Peach - Peach Asteroid ad 2008

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There's a couple little stories going on in this particular piece. First off, when I first moved back to Dayton in 2006 I figured out a little walking route so I could clear my head when needed and brainstorm for ideas. Part of it comes to a little dead end and at the time the image of that began to really define how I was feeling at the time. I also had really been thinking of wanting to get a dog and had always pictured myself getting a white lab....eventually that stupid Marley and Me movie came out and seeing that type of dog all over the place caused me to throw that idea out the window...but I digress. As for concept, one day while on my route I got these visions in my head of a huge tentacled peach creature emerging from a bank of clouds and either attacking a large suburb or one of the huge water towers I passed while walking. Then I did a little bit of research into peaches and came across some old japanese folklore about Momotaro aka Peach Boy.

"According to the present form of the tale (dating to the Edo Period), Momotarō came to Earth inside a giant peach, which was found floating down a river by an old, childless woman who was washing clothes there. The woman and her husband discovered the child when they tried to open the peach to eat it. The child explained that he had been sent by Heaven to be their son. The couple named him Momotarō, from momo (peach) and tarō (eldest son in the family)."

So basically the concept is that you are seeing Peach Boy's arrival on earth, kind of like Superman's spaceship crash landing. Also it should be noted that in the middle of working on this piece I had watched Iron Giant and it's pretty obvious how it influenced the art style and color palette.

Well, that's all for now...more to come.....

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Art Commentary part 1

Inspired by some recent podcasts and my love for the commentary tracks on DVDs, here's some back stories behind some of my pieces.

Chris Isaak - Borgata Music Box 2006

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The concept for this piece came to me after days of false starts and lots of frustration. My favorite Chris Isaak album is Forever Blue and when I thought of the color blue, the first thing that popped into my head was this painting by Picasso called "The Old Guitarist" that ushered in his "Blue Period"

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The Giant Peach Peach Monkey Ad - 2008

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This ad was inspired by a picture that was posted on demonstrating a martial arts move where you grab your opponents testicles and literally rip them off, causing them to bleed to death. The name of the move? MONKEY STEALS THE PEACH as pictured below. YOUCH.

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and last but not least

Killers - Borgata Event Center 2006

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When I saw promo materials for Sam's Town I noticed a distinctive Atlantic City Boardwalk feel to it and the first thing that popped into my head was the movie Big where Tom Hank's character makes a wish on a Zoltar fortune telling machine and becomes an adult but later becomes a kid again

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The kind of weird thing was that when the album came out my favorite song was Read my Mind......cue creepy music.....

Anyway, that's all for now...if anybody wants to know the meaning behind a particular piece drop me a line and maybe I'll have it in a future installment....

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Anudder great podcast

Ninja Mountain Scrolls. Go search for it on iTunes.

Been eyeing the huge stack of unfinished paintings laying next to my easel......for some reason with painting, I have this fear of finishing or more specifically, can't visualize how a painting could possibly be finished - seems like there is always something that can be worked on/improved. I remember in an interview with George Lucas, him saying something about paintings never being finished, just ABANDONED - pretty much sums up my train of thought. But I think it's time for me to finally come back from going to get cigarettes and reclaim my kids.

Monday, August 31, 2009

A couple great podcasts for freelance illustrators

One of the many aspects that I don't think I hear enough about freelance illustrators is the effort that it takes and the social deprivation that goes hand in hand with pursuing the profession. Anyway, while searching for podcasts on iTunes I came across a couple great podcasts focused on being an illustrator - Big Illustration Party Time and Escape from Illustration Island. Both are very informative and both - specifically Escape from Illustration Island - focus on the psychological aspect of being a freelance illustrator.

Lately I've kind of hit a block and listening to both these podcasts have really helped me get my focus back and remind me why I pursued this line of work in the first go check 'em out whether you're an illustrator or want to understand what goes on in the mind of one.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Rest is Up To You : A Boy Named Cohen Morano

Be sure and grab a copy of The Rest is Up to You featuring collaborations with Cohen Morano. I had a great time working on my collaboration with Cohen. One of those rare times where I was reminded what it was like when I was kid with my trusty stack of paper and pens and NO RESTRICTIONS.

"Like many kids, first-grader Cohen Morano likes to watercolor. What's different about his paintings is that his father, Aye Jay, sends them out into the world to be added to and altered by a stellar roster of lowbrow artists, children's illustrators, and street and graffiti artists. The resulting collaborations between Cohen and everyone from Gary Baseman to Shepard Fairey to Paul Frank form a stunning and playful body of work, with a focus on the creativity of childhood."


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

ROM Painting

Just got a new FLIP camera and turned it on for a second while I worked on my piece for an upcoming Bill Mantlo tribute show....more clips to come of various projects....

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Giant Peach shirts and hoodies!

Head on over to The Giant Peach and grab one of their Our Lady Peach shirts and hoodies based off the first ad I did for them. I just got some in the mail and the quality of the clothing and printing is ridonkulously good.

Monday, June 15, 2009

I Want Your Skull #7 is on sale!!!!

At long last, I Want Your Skull #7 is released! This one features a killer wrap-around cover by Brian Morris ( and includes a fantastic new, serigraph art print by Drew Millward (

And it wouldn’t be I Want Your Skull if we didn’t talk to a few of the creators impacting the world of skeleture expression. This time around it’s cranial designer Dan Springer ( and screen-printed poster pioneer and old school ripper, Lindsey Kuhn (

As a special treat, we’ve included a reprinted interview with the legendary original guitarist of the Misfits- Franche’ Coma, featuring brand new illustrations by Mark McCormick (

If that wasn’t enough, 34 full page artist pages grace the inside pages. It’s a whose who if super talented creators working in a variety of styles from all over the world, and all dedicated to the SKULL! Included: Cassandra Warren, Glyn Smyth, Shawn Hebrank, Geordan Moore, Rhys Cooper, Tallboy, Ashley McMullen, Albie Rock, Peter Nevins, Jason Goad, Brian Ewing, Budai, Murdoch Stafford, Jeral Tidwell, Franx, Ryan August, Dzgnbio, Horrorwood, Konnik, Jazun, Anville, Droid, Mike Sutfin, Jon MDC, Gregg Gordon, Sean Tidy, James Flames, Kenn TwoFour, Jess Guercia, Jeremi Rimel, Mike Fisher, Surge, Mictron and Joe Bonham.

The whole thing comes packed in a custom printed envelope with a logo designed by lettering genius, Henry “Loco” Contreras.

Limited to 250 copies, hand-numbered and packaged with care.


Monday, June 8, 2009

More Gigposter book love

including a mention of my Ministry poster.

GP Article

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Wonder Woman process pics

I'm going to updating photos throughout the day as I try to tame the lovely Miss Diana, here's a link to photos so far...

Wonder Woman process

Coupla things.....

First off, a week from today, C2 is going to have a a comic book themed art show featuring a ton of talented peeps.

Second, great to see the Vol. 1 book getting a lot of's links to several articles...also check out the new issue of Spin for a full page write up of the book. I remember that fateful day in November of 2001 when I went to the GP website for the first time and it's been great to see what Clay Hayes has been able to create out of a bunch of poster nerds talking about bacon and wolf t-shirts.

GP New York Times

GP Spin magazine

GP Phillyist

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

It's not yet determined how many posters I'm doing, but No Doubt just announced me as one of many artists working on posters for each show....stay tuned....

"In addition to the new line of No Doubt clothing items and accessories available at the merch booths on the upcoming tour, each show will also feature a limited edition commemorative poster of the tour date. So far three artists are contributing to the series with more to be added soon. The confirmed artists are...

2 Fowlers

Jason Goad

Us and Them Studio"

Here's my contributions...definitely a bit different then what people are used to seeing from me.

Both are A Clockwork Orange inspired with the first one based off Alex's bedspread and the second one the use of Moog synthesizers on the movie's soundtrack.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Faesthetic #11 on sale now!

Collectable and Affordable, Faesthetic is a collection of art & oddities from around the world. So much eye-candy it gives your brains diabetes!

Issue #11 showcases 128 pages of "Ghost Story" themed art from over 40 artists. Featuring high quality 2 color offset printing, original cover art by Maxwell Loren Holyoke-Hirsch, and an interview & contributions by Studio Number One.

New Format & New Price!
We've trimmed 2" off the cover size and $2 off the cover price. Faesthetic #11 is only $8 + S&H!

Featuring in order of appearance: Gluekit, Telia Suarez's 4th Grade Class, Think Faest with Studio Number One by Forest, Jason Polan, Dan Flynn, Alanna Scott, Alex Synge, Jessica Hiromi Yamasaki, Brian Walline, Miguel Carvantes, Artists Guide to Ghost Stories, Jon Wilcox, Erin Wengrovius, Chris Pottinger, Duncan Barrett, Gordon Magnin, Office Supplies Inc., Santiago Uceda & David Baker, Adam Russell, Liam Devowski, Steve Wierth, Andrew Lawrence, Jon Vermilyea, Luke Ramsey & Ben Jacques, Ulises Farinas, Ryan Katrina, Jason Goad, Miguel Arias, Patrick Gildersleeves, Laura Galbraith, Robert Hanson, Nicholas Gazin, Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic, Peap Tarr, Paul Shih, Prate™ Computer Channel, Ginette Lapalme and Sanithna Phansavanh.

Click here to order

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Original Art for sale on GP

I just posted a bunch of classifieds for some of my original art on Gigposters Check it out....

Original art for sale

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Larry's Garage Bone Shaker

The new Larry's Garage Bone Shaker I worked on for Hot Wheels is out now.....

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Alright, let's try this....

Jason Goad (ingoadwetrust) on Twitter

Hopefully it doesnt end like Synecdoche, New York.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Gigposters Volume 1!!!!!!!

Gig Posters Volume I: Rock Show Art of the 21st Century

Publication Date: June 1, 2009
11 x 14 inches
208 pages

Includes 101 perforated and ready-to-hang posters along with hundreds of other poster images and designer biographies. Packaged in an oversized 11-by-14-inch paperback, Gig Posters Volume I is a spectacular compilation of rock show art (and a great way to decorate a dorm room or apartment).

3d Glasses, Adam Turman, Aesthetic Apparatus, Alan Forbes, Allen Jaeger, Amy Jo, Andrio Abero, Andy Vastagh, Beyond The Pale, Billy Perkins, Bobby Dixon, Bongout, Brad Klausen, Brian Ewing, Budai, Burlesque of North America, Casey Burns, Cricket Press, Crosshair, Dale Flattum, Dan Grzeca, Dan McCarthy, Dan Stiles, Daniel Danger, Delicious, Denny Schmickle, Diana Sudyka, Dirk Fowler, Drew Millward, Drowning Creek Studio, DWITT, Eleanor Grosch, Emek, Engine House 13, FarmBarn Art Co., Firehouse, Furturtle Printworks, Gary Houston, Gregg Gordon, Guy Burwell, Hero Design Studio, Invisible Creature, Ironforgepress, James Rheem Davis, Jamie Ward, Jared Connor, Jason Goad, Jay Ryan, Jay Vollmar, Jeph, Jermaine Rogers, Joanna Wecht, Johnny Crap, Jon Smith, Josh Rickun, Judge, Justin Hampton, Justin Kamerer, Largemammal Print, Leia Bell, Lil Tuffy, Little Jacket, Lonny Hurley, Lonny Unitus, Luke Drozd, Lure Design, Malleus, Mark Pedini, Mat Daly, Methane Studios, Micah Smith, Michael Michael Motorcycle, Mig Kokinda, Mike King, Nate Duval, Patent Pending, Powerhouse Factories, Powerslide Design Co., Print Mafia, Rob Jones, Ron Liberti, Ryan Nole, Sasha Barr, Scrojo, Seripop, Squad 19, Stainboy, Steve Walters, Strawberryluna, Tanxxx, Tara McPherson, The Decoder Ring Design Concern, The Heads Of State, The Little Friends Of Printmaking, The Small Stakes, Thomas Scott, Tim Gough, Todd Slater, Vahalla Studios, Zach Hobbs, Zeloot

Pre-order now from and receive an exclusive limited edition screenprinted art print by Jay Ryan! Jay will be creating 3 different 10"x13" art prints for the book release. The first 1200 pre-orders get free art prints! (400 of each)
*Order the 3-pack to assure you get one of each art print!*
(Jay Ryan subscribers will automatically receive copies of the art prints in their subscriptions)

ONLY $40 USD Each + Shipping!


Monday, March 23, 2009


Coming off a self-imposed two week vacation....when you're running on about three hours of sleep a night and your eye is getting all twitchy from staring at illustration boards and computer screens it's time to take a break. But I'm getting back into the swing of things and brainstorming for some new's what's on the old agenda....

- new Giant Peach ad
- piece for the next issue of I Want Your Skull
- pieces for two upcoming group shows (info below)
- t-shirt/art print combo
- anudder Angel City Derby Girls poster

A couple things...Hot Wheels has released a fourth variant of my Impala design in stores now...

Also I spied a slighty larger version of the Bad News Travels Fast monster truck I did for Hot Wheels...from a line called Rev Tredz......VROOOOOOOM

As for upcoming shows, we are doing a sequel to last year's Four Horsemen show, replacing one member and adding two more.....we're still working out the details, but the show is going to be titled Element and will be occurring the last week of August..I'm going to be a paintin' fool this stay tuned.....

I've also been asked to participate in this year's Sideshow, a yearly event in's more info....

Sunday, March 8, 2009

LA Peeps Part Three

Be sure and go out and support the Angel City Rollergirls on March 21st.....

Friday, February 20, 2009

LA Peeps Part Deux

I will also be contributing a piece to the Hive Gallery's March group show along with a TON of other's the line-up

The Hive Gallery and Studios presents:

The Hive Gallery Group show and Performances-
March 7th 8-12:30AM
$8 at door/ $5 for those dressed in Black and Yellow
Show runs Mar.7th to 28th

Featured Artist 1: Grant Fuhst
Featured Artist 2: Christopher Ulrich
Tall Wall Artist: Snow Mack
Small Wall Artist: Prince of Cake
Installation Artist: Jason Hadley

Group show artists:

Mikolaj Wysznyski / Terri Woodward / Marlon McWilliams / Michael Pukac / Heidi Calvert / Ching Ching Cheng / Mike Bilz / Melody Duenas / Ville Kansanan /
LD Grant / Carl Lozada / Brian Smith / Kindred Gottleib / Henry F. Cram / Miss Withers / Dustin Myers / Erin Hernandez / Lauren Over / Joe Scarano / Nate Seubert / Nicole Linde /
Big Toe / Erick Rodriguez / Hembert Guardado / Vincent Sandoval / Jason Goad / Paul Torres / Taslimur / Gregory Rodriguez / Alan DeForest / Jamie Burton / Carmen Luceno /
Radhika Hersey / Amy Bernays / Skyler Gonzalez / Hikaru / Sara Brum / Kristyn Dors / Corey Smith / Birgitte Moos / Marianne Williams / Jake Roanhaus / Billy Dyson /
Carol Powell / Nick Wildermuth / Lea Vendetta / Brandt Hardin / Hikaru / Ann Mansolino / Meggie Renee / Jeff Riggan / Suzanne Shifflett / Adam Taylor / Mikolaj Wyszynski /
Marcus Howell / Nicole Linde / Christopher Arnold /more to be announced

"NEW" Non-Profit Wall:


Acid and Bass
Frontier Suck
Gonzo Jonez
Naomi Elizabeth
Pointe Claire
DJ Kronick
DJ Matt
DJ Spintelect

Resident Artists:

Travis Morley / Sensei / Tiziano Project / Nathan Cartwright / Mary Spring / Terry Kim / Greg Gould / Walt Hall / Temple of Visions /
Feminine Oddities / Shrine / Sonik / Ichae Ackso / Leyla Akdogan / Stephan Canthal / Janey Presley / Paul Torres / The Little Red Writer /
Randy Kono / Sara Hedstrom / Alex Schaefer / Macsorro / Patrick Haemmerlein / Wasmi / Radhika Hersey / Federico Hudson / Yuki Miyazaki /
Sophia Gasparian / Ink Pen Mutations Press / Laura Diamond

Sunday, February 1, 2009

LA Peeps

I'm going to be showing a piece in the group show section of the Hive Gallery's February show....if you're in the area be sure and stop by and check it out...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

X-games fingerboards

The first of 12 designs I did Mattel's new X-Games line of fingerboard designs are starting to pop up at far I've found the first two at Target......

8 years

So I just realized yesterday that as of a couple days after Christmas, I have been a freelance illustrator for 8 years now. A lot of stuff has happened both good and bad along the way, but I wonder how my life would be if I wouldnt have gotten fired from that crappy art manufacturing job right after Christmas 2000. I've been taking a break from art the past month so I could work on a new portfolio, website, and other promotional stuff and for the first time in awhile, I've been able to look at all that work (over 100 pieces not including all the hours of sketching to get to those finals) with a fresh eye and a little bit of pride. I want to take this time to thank all the people who have taken a chance on me and trusted me to do work for them, especially the ones in the beginning and I look forward to 8 more years.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Annnnnnnd DONE.

New website is's pretty straightforward and not as cluttered as the old one...go check 'er out...

In Goad We Trust

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Under Construction

For people finding themselves whisked here from In Goad We Trust, I'm working on a much needed revision of my website.

In the meantime, you can check out my work at either



Friday, January 2, 2009 2009 calender

I was honored to participate in the first calender and I have to say that this year's is even better....

So go over and show Clay Hayes some love and help support one of the greatest inventions since Star Wars,