Monday, December 27, 2010

SKETCHBOOK PRO

My first iPad drawing in SketchBook Pro. Wondering if I can get away with having this under my desk at work...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

THE BLIRDS


Thursday, December 16, 2010

REINPIG

Monday, December 06, 2010

HOG

Sunday, December 05, 2010

SHARK TANK

Some sketches for Height's new project: Shark Tank featuring him, Lord Grunge, Mick Free and Brendan Richmond http://sharktank.bandcamp.com/

Saturday, November 27, 2010

LOWSIDE

My good friend Rich recently launched a quarterly magazine dedicated to custom car and motorcycle  culture called LowSide . The magazine and hardcover book chronicling Q-Ball's time with 'Dirt That Moves' are worth a look even if you aren't into bikes... gorgeous photos and characters.

He mentioned that since most of the magazines on the topic are west coast oriented, he parodied a Baltimore icon for the launch but wants me to help develop a more original look for them. Here is my quick take on that icon parody, until I have a chance to work up something new...

GATE

Sold this painting today, that I nearly forgot making in 1999.  34" x 42" acrylic and marker on canvas with painted frame.  And the person that bought it seemed very nice.  That is always a plus.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

SAN ANTONIO

I took some pictures in San Antonio.  See more here.  Then on the flight back, I dreamt that dolphins started coming on land to eat pets out of people's yards.  Dolphins in dreams are said to represent communication between the unconscious and the conscious mind.  I am affraid that my unconcious mind wants to eat people's pets.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

THE 2011 BAKIES

I nominated some of my recent projects for a Baker Artist Award... Bakies, as I call them.  Click here to view and/or vote:

http://www.bakerartistawards.org/nomination/view/mike_riley OR MAYBE! I'll repost this when people are actually allowed to vote. Doh!

Monday, November 08, 2010

ROCK & ROLL HOTEL 12/10/10

Flier made from one of my drawings for an Imperial China show at Rock & Roll Hotel 12/10...

Friday, November 05, 2010

2011 CALENDAR PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The unexpected commercial success of the first calendar, and all of the legal wranglings associated with a project of that magnitude prevented the already controversial 2010  calendar (
Steve Boone 12 Months of Uncut Dick) from seeing the light of day, but we are pleased to announce that all camps have agreed to put aside these differences for the sake of the art. 

You will not have to white out the days on your 2009 calendar again, in order to use it for the third year in a row because the 2011 calendar is almost here! Steven Boone 2011 Cauliflowlendar!  You are going to wish that 2011 was forever.

* Note that the calendar is not 3-D. I was going to make it 3-D but figured everyone would have a headache by March.

Friday, October 29, 2010

HALLOWEENS

Quick holiday sketch done while wondering wat pomp julle?

Monday, October 25, 2010

GAS GIANTS

Last night I dreamt that I lived back in my childhood home. One night from the front porch I could see Saturn and Jupiter massive in the sky, 3 to 4 times the size of the moon. I ran in to get my mom, dad and Pop to come see. By the time they all came out, the planets appeared bigger still, close to the horizon, and began to flicker and pulse wildly. I tried to take some pictures with my crappy Blackberry camera phone, but neighbors had gathered and were crowding the shots. Some of the blue planets also seemed to be falling in line, but it was mostly about Jupiter and Saturn.

FROSTY

Drawing of a dog I knew briefly.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

BRIDGE

Here is a picture I took of a bridge coming home from DC (slightly shopped).

Last night I dreamt that I lived with some friends and family in a luxury resort home, seemingly some place tropical.  It was a tranquil environment except for a 12 foot tall ravenous bear that kept smashing through the fences and walls to attack us.  Her cub was very fond of me, and would show up anywhere I went, follow me to the store, into the bathroom, etc.  Hyper-protective mama bear, wasn't feeling it. 

I think I had six or seven coffees today.  It's awesome! 

Eventually, I had to find the bear's cave and draw some peace-offering-type images on the wall for her to understand my intentions and keep her from attacking the resort.  There was a bridge to the cave, the next island over.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

THE GREEN LINES

reality is not a very useful word to chainsaw-cat

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

HEART-BONE

This is a detail from a larger composition in progress...

Monday, October 04, 2010

Saturday, October 02, 2010

LIKE

I think all the shows on BBC America should be made with American people doing fake British accents. Don't touch the grill.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

WWFF

"It is usually just WWF. It also usually just has one head... I've taken some liberties." -- in response to angry and confused young people on Deviant Art.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

FISH BOX

Sketch for series of upcoming paintings based on some recurring dreams I've had about fish in buckets and boxes...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

PHOTOGRAPHY

I made a tumblr account for my clunky-appless-cellphone photography.  I don't think these warrant regular updates on here, or in my gallery, but I did want to collect them online.  None have been Photoshopped, color corrected or cropped… just things I’ve noticed sent straight from the phone, like these.(It really is not a great camera... the fake shutter noise it makes sounds more like a cartoon character eating an apple.)

Friday, September 17, 2010

TONIGHT AT THE HEXAGON


Awesome show tonight at the Hexagon now with Witch Hat.
Nuclear Power Pants http://vimeo.com/6893303
Height With Friends http://vimeo.com/13989497
Microkingdom http://www.myspace.com/microkingdom
and Witch Hat http://www.myspace.com/witchhat

I also have some work on display as part of the Hexagon Members show.  Come see all of this.

Friday, September 10, 2010

LAST RESORT

Working on some geometric acrylic paintings, just to get my brushes wet again. Here is a detail from one +shopped.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

COMPRESSION SHIRTS

Limited Edition t-shirts I designed for Compression now available. $10.00 in navy, black or brown. Email mikealbi@yahoo.com if you are interested. Compression

Thursday, September 02, 2010

HEXAGON MEMBERS SHOW

Though I've had limited involvement with the space this year, the organizers were nice enough to include a few of my pieces in the Hexagon Members Group Exhibition which is up now.  The opening reception is Saturday, September 11th from 6 to 8pm at The Hexagon, 1825 North Charles Street.  Go!  
Also, check this show out on Friday September 17th:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136893596353342

Sunday, August 08, 2010

CHURCH OF VOLTRON

From photos of a glass block wall.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

SEW BELOW

Taz above, sew below. About acting like a spaz, then putting things back together.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

MASSES

Monday, July 12, 2010

IMP CHIN AUGUST SHOW

Patrick from Imperial China asked if he could use one of my cartoons for a show flier when they come to Baltimore next month, so I said sure, then jumped ahead and made a full-blown flier for them. They are dope. Check them here, [link] or Saturday August 14th at the Metro Gallery in Baltimore. [link]

Thursday, July 08, 2010

UNCOVERED

Here is my recent interpretation of the cover of Appleseed Book Three, Volume Four by Masamune Shirow that I originally purchased in 1990.  I submitted it to Covered, who passed, but it was a fun exercise. You can see the original cover here.

Friday, July 02, 2010

GORILLA FACE

Thursday, July 01, 2010

BEST OF JUNE

I've posted another full month of daily-ish entries to my webcomic, http://www.itastesound.com/. Here are few of my June favorites: