Sunday, February 27, 2011

Subway Pass Commissions

Back of Subway Pass #21
Back of Subway Pass #20
Back of Subway Pass #19

For over a year now I've been sporadically doing drawings on the backs of Argentine Subway passes. Sometimes they're of people I see, other times they're based off of images I find, and some I just make up. A few weeks ago a fellow artist, welder Josh Welton, commissioned me to do the above passes. You can check out the entire gallery of Subway Pass drawings here.

To get your own custom Subway Pass, or to purchase existing passes contact me at jimmy@jimmydanko.com and we'll make it happen.

You can check out Josh's work at browndogwelding.com.

Currently Listening To:
Song: I Like the Way This Is Going (listen)
Artist: Eels (official website)

Currently Reading:
When I Grow Up
by Juliana Hatfield

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Face From Home

There's a knock at the door.
It's an old school friend.
A face from home,
laden with giant pack and sketchbook in hand.
Smiles and beer pour.
A couch is made crashable.
The weary ocean crosser rests.
In the morning we conspire.
Then attack. The city.
By wooden subway train.
To a barbers straight-edged dance,
then back down the line,
to eat steak sandwiches with garbage men,
and climb cranes with falcons.
Gary Coleman briefly rears his head,
as British cannon fodder floats above.
We launch paper airplanes at the sun
and send Gorillas over the fence.
A 50ft naked woman briefly distracts us,
and by dusk marching band guards are closing in.
We flee to the other side of town.
Into night by taxi,
to rainy cobbled streets
and half empty bars,
where years of tales are told and unfold.
His stay ends at sunrise,
when he heads out again.
And then, like an unfinished movie,
the city holds one less.
One less face from home.


above photo by A. Wicklund
above photo by A. Wicklund






Currently Listening To:
Song: Swang On 'Em feat. Lupe Fiasco (listen)
Artist: Bun B (myspace)

Currently Reading:
When I Grow Up
by Juliana Hatfield

Monday, February 14, 2011

Richie + Margot







I went for a walk on Valentine's Day...with a can paint in my hand and the Tenenbaums in my head.


From the Archives
My previous walks with gorillas and ghosts.

Currently Listening To:
Song: Needle In the Hay (listen)
Artist: Elliott Smith (website)

Currently Reading:
When I Grow Up
by Juliana Hatfield