Tuesday, December 23, 2008

STIRRING CREATURES

This is what I made my Mom for Christmas:

Monday, December 15, 2008

FEZZY BEAR




Wakka-wakka-wakka! Thank YOU, thank YOU, and thank YYYYOU!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

2009 STEVE BOONE CALENDARS AVAILABLE NOW!

Excellent gift idea for those hard-to-shop-for people on your list. 12 months of breathtaking images of Steve Boone. $11.99 while supplies last! Contact me for details:

Friday, November 21, 2008

TORONTO ICEMEN

In August the Toronto Icemen contacted me to see if I could rework the logo I created the for Baltimore team of the same name. Today, I received my honorary RILEY 23 Toronto Icemen jersey in the mail! So, thanks to Dave and the rest of the Icemen... and if you need team jerseys make sure you contact Jordan at Big Sticks Hockey in Ontario.

Friday, November 14, 2008

ROTO-ROOTING

I think it would be funny to call roto-rooter, then when the guy shows up, take him to the guest bedroom and show him the cold spot and the door that swings open by itself at night. Pipes?! No, there is nothing wrong with my pipes?

Sunday, November 02, 2008

ORANGE TAIL

I'm not particularly anti-hunting, but I think if someone were so inclined, they could save a lot of deer by dressing them in florescent orange jumpsuits.

For several years now, I have dreamed of making a role-playing video game based on Andy Dick's life. Players would have to do lots of drugs to keep their power levels up, and still try to control motor functions. There could be lots of missions where you pretend your not gay, or try not to fall off the stage during talk show tapings to advance levels. I am completely serious about this. I think it would revolutionize the industry.

Speaking of drugs, I do not sell them but "END SCHOOL ZONE" signs really make me want to. It seems like a sale on crime.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

BALTIMONSTER! FRIDAY OCTOBER 24th



Friday is the last chance to BALTIMONSTER ! Art show, We Are The Seahorses and costume contest: Friday, October 24th, 8 p.m. at The Echo (14 W. North Avenue directly next to The Windup Space.) The place is massive, 6,600 square feet, and filled with art!

There will also be Sparks, which I do not recommend anyone drink because i
t will make you act like a complete ass.



The Survivors of Camp Crystal Lake, Scary River and Mr. Moccasin will also be playing.
Artists include:
Brian Ralph
Alex Fine
Daniel Krall
Nolen Strals
Daniel Albrigo
Josh Sisk
Chase Lisbon
Dan Janssen
Scott Archer
Ghostfreehood
Sam Bosma
Ramsay Antonio-Barnes
Kevin Sherry/Squidfire
Rick Kercz
Tony Weber
Toddfather
Kali Ciesemier
Jimmy Giegrich
Andrea Kalfas
Mike Riley
Brady Starr
Jereminus
Peter Goode
Sean of the Dead
Shaun Bingham
and many many more

Thursday, October 09, 2008

BALTIMONSTER! OPENS SATURDAY, OCT. 11

I have a lot of work in this show! There is also good work... and there will be free beer and 'Sparks', which if I'm not mistaken is like an energy drink with a high alcohol content, so you can run in place even after you pass out.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

TEMLEH EVID


Commissioned painting I finished today. 40" x 30" acrylic and marker on canvas. Here are some details...



Wednesday, August 20, 2008

JELLYPHISH


this is a page from a children's book I am writing called "You Can't Smoke Drugs Underwater". Should be out in time for the holidays.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

POTWHEEL JIDNARIF

Last night I dreamt that I was playing in a hockey tournament in Toronto with my old team. I had to run out front to get some equipment from my truck, where I found a hippie-girl spray painting cars in the parking lot, including mine. I confronted her, mostly for using low-grade materials and not giving any consideration to composition. Her name was Potwheel Jidnarif. I helped her rework the cars.

Coincidentaly, I received an email from a shop owner in Toronto a few moments ago, informing me that someone had attempted to have jerseys made with the logo I designed for that team, after pulling it off of my website... a recent trend.

COPYRIGHT (C) MIKE RILEY, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED!

Friday, August 08, 2008

LOWER CASE T

Saturday, August 02, 2008

STOOGES VS. DRACONIANS

This is how the Bowie TV listing described my and Steve's most recent appearance on The Green Light... though I wish I had been invited to appear on 'Abrakadoodle'. 8:45pm:

Saturday, July 12, 2008

INVISIBLE CAR


pen and marker on notebook paper with digital color and text for a children's book i'm writing about a monkey who drives over top of commemorative plates in an invisible car.

Monday, July 07, 2008

OCTOPOP


pen and marker on notebook paper with digital color and text for a children's book i'm writing about a giant octopus that wants to be the second gay mayor of Shreveport.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

PRAGUABLY NOT

I don't remember many details from my dream Friday. The situation, and the people were very unfamiliar. What I do remember is that I was in a busy town square, and I had a gray blanket wrapped around me. I also remember that the entire dream was in a language I don't know. Every word I said, and even what I was thinking to myself in the dream was in a language that I didn't recognize. It sounded eastern European, but since I only speak English and the slightest bit of Spanish, it might be safe to say that it wasn't a real language.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

CAN HAZ BRUSH FIREZ?


pen and marker on notebook paper with digital watercolors. It's from a children's book I'm writing about a blue cat who loves pyroclastic surges.

Monday, June 30, 2008

YELLOW PTERODACTYL

I seem to have unsettling restaurant dreams whenever I eat hot wings after 9:30pm. Last night I dreamt that I was having dinner at some horrible place… a lot like Ruth Chris, but with just a hint of Beyond Thunder-Dome; more studded leather, fire and blood-thirsty snarling than the actual Ruth Chris.

The featured dish of the night was giant squid, paraded around alive in a 30 foot long aquarium by two brutish waitresses (in studded leather) while it writhed and splashed. The other patrons seemed to delight at the site, but when I looked into it's eyes I had a moment of horror and ordered chicken instead.

On the way out, I got a peak at the following nights featured dish; a sickly yellow Pterodactyl with the face of a person, splayed out on a bed of ice, and decided to never go back.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

PHARAOH'S SIDE CHAIR


pen, highlighter and digital watercolor on notebook paper. another test of materials and effects on the informal paper.

Alpha Ursae Majoris, Dubhe, is the star in the corner of the Big Dipper, known as the thigh of a bull to ancient Egyptians.

WATERCOLOR BUFFALO




pen, highlighter and digital watercolor on notebook paper done as a test for an upcoming project. I wrinkled and folded the paper to accentuate it's informality.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

TATTUCANS

Last night I dreamt that two birds flew down with needle guns and gave me a tattoo across my shoulders while I was standing in a meadow. If I remembered what it was of, and I knew birds that could tattoo, I would totally have it done in real life.

Monday, June 23, 2008

BLUE STREAK


I took this with my phone out front of my house. To my eye it looked like a stripe cut out of a cloud. I don't know how this happens.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

ILLUSIONS


i've been playing with some simple optical illusions... now I need to lie down.

Monday, January 21, 2008

89.7 WTMD Interview

I keep missing it, but WTMD has been running an interview I did with them a few weeks ago about the club. Though I didn't think it went very well at the time, the reaction has been good. I just missed it again...