BS_Final-1200px.jpg
BIG SCHOOL finishing touches
BIG SCHOOL finishing touches
BS Kickstarter Video
BS Kickstarter Video
closeup-3.jpg
closeup-4.jpg
BIG SCHOOL color progression
BIG SCHOOL color progression
watercolor from 9-21-16
watercolor from 9-21-16
watercolor from 9-21-16
watercolor from 9-21-16
Reissued pencils form 1998
Reissued pencils form 1998
set of 3 cloisonee pins as pledge rewards
set of 3 cloisonee pins as pledge rewards
Sept. 17, 2016 end of day progress
Sept. 17, 2016 end of day progress
Day in the studio - making BIG SCHOOL
Day in the studio - making BIG SCHOOL
BS Coloring book proof
BS Coloring book proof
3 months of inking
3 months of inking
9-2-16watercoloring.jpg
FINAL INK!
FINAL INK!
Number Classrooms
Number Classrooms
super close to ink completion
super close to ink completion
nearing ink completion phase
nearing ink completion phase
How It's Made: venus fly trap drooling hot gum
How It's Made: venus fly trap drooling hot gum
BS 5 - cafeteria drawing
BS 5 - cafeteria drawing
  Studio assistants inspecting the first layer of ink on Big School on 7/19/16
  Studio assistants on the move today (7/19/16), collecting tubes from the framer in order to transport BS to the photographer.
NUMBERS-9-line-web.jpg
NUMBERS-8-line-web.jpg
  Period 7: typing class. When I was in 7th grade in Milwaukee we had a typing class (it was 1985) and we used these super rudimentary computers. Our weird old lady teacher's name was actually "Ms. Hacker," though I don't think "hacker" meant then what it does now (back then there were "phone phreaks"). I had a broken arm and was in a full arm cast during the class so I kind of fucked around since I   couldn't sit and type properly - which drove her absolutely crazy. One day (it might have been the second day) I crumpled up some paper to discard into the waste-paper bin (no recycling in 1985) and I received my first detention for wasting space in the bin (crumpled paper takes up more room that nearly placed, organized sheets of paper).
NUMBERS-6-line-web.jpg
NUMBERS-5-line-web.jpg
NUMBERS-4-line-web (1).jpg
NUMBERS-3-line-web.jpg
NUMBERS-2-line-web.jpg
  When I was in high school in Mequon, Wisconsin in 1988 a portion of the drivers' ed class required a certain number of hours in the driving simulator before we could begin our actual behind-the-wheel lessons in a real car. It was completely ridiculous. There was a retrofitted trailer next to my high school that contained a line of fake drivers seats/dash boards with foot pedals (maybe 10 in a row?) and we all faced a single movie screen on one end of the trailer. The instruc  tor would run a 16 mm film and we were led to believe that as we watched footage of (from the POV of someone in a car) a car driving down a road, the actions on our individual simulator units were being scored and would affect our final grade of the class. No one ever scored better than a D, from what I saw. Being the out of control kid that I was, I got to the simulator early one day and noticed the large fiberglass backing of one of the units was loose. So I pried it up and saw a bunch of those rainbow flat ribbon cables. I quickly unplugged a bunch and plugged them into the wrong slots and closed it up. That broke the whole system and for the duration of my 4 week class (and several classes after mine) nobody had to use the simulator any more. I heard that the school had to call in a "simulator Doctor" in from Ohio to fix the thing.
NUMBERS-0-line-web.jpg
7-6-16 ink progress
7-6-16 ink progress
tesla coil inking in BIG SCHOOL
tesla coil inking in BIG SCHOOL
Inking introduction to Big School
Inking introduction to Big School
final BS logo (haha - GET IT?!)
final BS logo (haha - GET IT?!)
Logo color animation
Logo color animation
Rejected BS logo
Rejected BS logo
Failed BS logo sketches
Failed BS logo sketches
June 1, 2016
June 1, 2016
inking the BS logo with sketches behind it
inking the BS logo with sketches behind it
me, drawing
me, drawing
May13-2016-BS.jpg
me, drawing BS
me, drawing BS
early stages
early stages
Study in sketchbook
Study in sketchbook
Study in sketchbook
Study in sketchbook
Study in sketchbook
Study in sketchbook
Study for playground, pencil
Study for playground, pencil
Preliminary study
Preliminary study
Preliminary study
Preliminary study
Schools - 20 years in the future
Schools - 20 years in the future
Schools - 40 years in the future
Schools - 40 years in the future
Schools - 60 years in the future
Schools - 60 years in the future
School lunch, sketchbook
School lunch, sketchbook
finished ink/watercolor for KS reward
finished ink/watercolor for KS reward
BS_Final-1200px.jpg
BIG SCHOOL finishing touches
BS Kickstarter Video
closeup-3.jpg
closeup-4.jpg
BIG SCHOOL color progression
watercolor from 9-21-16
watercolor from 9-21-16
watercolor from 9-21-16
watercolor from 9-21-16
Reissued pencils form 1998
Reissued pencils form 1998The Dept. of Ed in Plainview, NY had to recall these pencils once they saw what they looks like sharpened. I had a bunch recreated for the campaign.
set of 3 cloisonee pins as pledge rewards
set of 3 cloisonee pins as pledge rewards
Sept. 17, 2016 end of day progress
Sept. 17, 2016 end of day progress
Day in the studio - making BIG SCHOOL
BS Coloring book proof
3 months of inking
9-2-16watercoloring.jpg
FINAL INK!
FINAL INK!
Number Classrooms
Number ClassroomsEach one of these 8" x 10" pen and ink and watercolor classrooms, which I made to accompany my BIG SCHOOL drawing has a story which I'll reveal during the BIG SCHOOL Kickstarter campaign in Fall 2016.
super close to ink completion
super close to ink completion
nearing ink completion phase
nearing ink completion phase
How It's Made: venus fly trap drooling hot gum
BS 5 - cafeteria drawing
  Studio assistants inspecting the first layer of ink on Big School on 7/19/16
Studio assistants inspecting the first layer of ink on Big School on 7/19/16
  Studio assistants on the move today (7/19/16), collecting tubes from the framer in order to transport BS to the photographer.
Studio assistants on the move today (7/19/16), collecting tubes from the framer in order to transport BS to the photographer.
NUMBERS-9-line-web.jpg
NUMBERS-8-line-web.jpg
  Period 7: typing class. When I was in 7th grade in Milwaukee we had a typing class (it was 1985) and we used these super rudimentary computers. Our weird old lady teacher's name was actually "Ms. Hacker," though I don't think "hacker" meant then what it does now (back then there were "phone phreaks"). I had a broken arm and was in a full arm cast during the class so I kind of fucked around since I   couldn't sit and type properly - which drove her absolutely crazy. One day (it might have been the second day) I crumpled up some paper to discard into the waste-paper bin (no recycling in 1985) and I received my first detention for wasting space in the bin (crumpled paper takes up more room that nearly placed, organized sheets of paper).
Period 7: typing class. When I was in 7th grade in Milwaukee we had a typing class (it was 1985) and we used these super rudimentary computers. Our weird old lady teacher's name was actually "Ms. Hacker," though I don't think "hacker" meant then what it does now (back then there were "phone phreaks"). I had a broken arm and was in a full arm cast during the class so I kind of fucked around since I couldn't sit and type properly - which drove her absolutely crazy. One day (it might have been the second day) I crumpled up some paper to discard into the waste-paper bin (no recycling in 1985) and I received my first detention for wasting space in the bin (crumpled paper takes up more room that nearly placed, organized sheets of paper).
NUMBERS-6-line-web.jpg
NUMBERS-5-line-web.jpg
NUMBERS-4-line-web (1).jpg
NUMBERS-3-line-web.jpg
NUMBERS-2-line-web.jpg
  When I was in high school in Mequon, Wisconsin in 1988 a portion of the drivers' ed class required a certain number of hours in the driving simulator before we could begin our actual behind-the-wheel lessons in a real car. It was completely ridiculous. There was a retrofitted trailer next to my high school that contained a line of fake drivers seats/dash boards with foot pedals (maybe 10 in a row?) and we all faced a single movie screen on one end of the trailer. The instruc  tor would run a 16 mm film and we were led to believe that as we watched footage of (from the POV of someone in a car) a car driving down a road, the actions on our individual simulator units were being scored and would affect our final grade of the class. No one ever scored better than a D, from what I saw. Being the out of control kid that I was, I got to the simulator early one day and noticed the large fiberglass backing of one of the units was loose. So I pried it up and saw a bunch of those rainbow flat ribbon cables. I quickly unplugged a bunch and plugged them into the wrong slots and closed it up. That broke the whole system and for the duration of my 4 week class (and several classes after mine) nobody had to use the simulator any more. I heard that the school had to call in a "simulator Doctor" in from Ohio to fix the thing.
When I was in high school in Mequon, Wisconsin in 1988 a portion of the drivers' ed class required a certain number of hours in the driving simulator before we could begin our actual behind-the-wheel lessons in a real car. It was completely ridiculous. There was a retrofitted trailer next to my high school that contained a line of fake drivers seats/dash boards with foot pedals (maybe 10 in a row?) and we all faced a single movie screen on one end of the trailer. The instructor would run a 16 mm film and we were led to believe that as we watched footage of (from the POV of someone in a car) a car driving down a road, the actions on our individual simulator units were being scored and would affect our final grade of the class. No one ever scored better than a D, from what I saw. Being the out of control kid that I was, I got to the simulator early one day and noticed the large fiberglass backing of one of the units was loose. So I pried it up and saw a bunch of those rainbow flat ribbon cables. I quickly unplugged a bunch and plugged them into the wrong slots and closed it up. That broke the whole system and for the duration of my 4 week class (and several classes after mine) nobody had to use the simulator any more. I heard that the school had to call in a "simulator Doctor" in from Ohio to fix the thing.
NUMBERS-0-line-web.jpg
7-6-16 ink progress
7-6-16 ink progress
tesla coil inking in BIG SCHOOL
Inking introduction to Big School
final BS logo (haha - GET IT?!)
final BS logo (haha - GET IT?!)
Logo color animation
Rejected BS logo
Rejected BS logo
Failed BS logo sketches
Failed BS logo sketches
June 1, 2016
June 1, 2016
inking the BS logo with sketches behind it
inking the BS logo with sketches behind it
me, drawing
me, drawing
May13-2016-BS.jpg
me, drawing BS
me, drawing BS
early stages
early stages
Study in sketchbook
Study in sketchbook
Study in sketchbook
Study in sketchbook
Study in sketchbook
Study in sketchbook
Study for playground, pencil
Study for playground, pencil
Preliminary study
Preliminary study
Preliminary study
Preliminary study
Schools - 20 years in the future
Schools - 20 years in the future
Schools - 40 years in the future
Schools - 40 years in the future
Schools - 60 years in the future
Schools - 60 years in the future
School lunch, sketchbook
School lunch, sketchbook
finished ink/watercolor for KS reward
finished ink/watercolor for KS reward
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