Kevin White's Brain Factory

I am a comedian. // www.KevinWhiteIsNotFunny.com // Twitter: @ksilly

Is this a confession from the person who designed this koozie? A cry for help? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!?!?!

Is this a confession from the person who designed this koozie? A cry for help? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!?!?!

#ontheroadagain #jokelife #compassimprov

#ontheroadagain #jokelife #compassimprov

Here’s my newest poster, I made for Bobby Jaycox and his Jilly’s Comedy Showcase in High Ridge, MO.  Bobby gave me the guidelines of “Halloween” & “Badass” and he needed a larger run of posters than I usually print, so I knew simplicity was key, since I make every one by hand and deadlines are important. 

I went through a lot of concept drawings before I went with this design. Since it’s a comedy show, I didn’t want anything that might be too off-putting to the average comedy show attendee, so I toyed around a lot with the idea of a lounge singer looking ghost that would be holding a martini glass & microphone. I quickly decided this was too “cutesy” for Bobby’s tastes.  Also, I suck at drawing ghosts apparently because my girlfriend told me my “ghost” just looked like a giant SPERM holding a microphone.

Swapping out cutesy for iconic, I decided to take a simple, but very recognizable horror movie icon (recognizable = not off-putting). Next, I wanted to make Frankie look more like a pop star than a monster, so to contrast with his hallowed stare, I swapped out shadows for dots to give him an Andy Warhol pop art feel and printing the whole thing in glorious GOLD INK. I can not express enough how happy I am with how the ink turned out on this print. Perfect-o!

Lastly, I added lettering that was akin to the poster for the 1980’s horror flick Maniac that would also look right at home on a t-shirt for a band on Victory Records (which I know is something Bobby loves.)

And that’s that!  Can’t wait to make another one for their show in November!  Thanks Bobby for the work!

* If you’re in the area, make sure you check out Jilly’s Comedy Showcase in High Ridge, MO - once a month *

Making posters!

Making posters!

The evolution of my newest print. Click on the pictures to get a description of what’s happening in each picture.

Make sure to check out Marty Derosa in St. Louis at The Firebird on October 5th!

Here is the finished product!  I wish the lighting was better, though. The colors really POP in person - The RED & YELLOW against the BLACK & WHITE really make it come alive.  It came out better than expected.  Make sure you check out Action Comedy the LAST Thursday of every month @ Challenger’s Comics in Chicago, IL

IT LOOKS GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT!

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So, I’m excited to be finally getting some serious time dedicated to screen printing.  Designing is only half the fun, but putting ink to paper really makes me feel like I’m making something awesome that people will remember seeing and enjoy having.  Here is a “in the works” photo of a poster I am still working on for Action Comedy - Last Thursday at Challenger’s Comics - 1845 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 - It’s a really great show, and you should all go check it out.

So, I’m excited to be finally getting some serious time dedicated to screen printing.  Designing is only half the fun, but putting ink to paper really makes me feel like I’m making something awesome that people will remember seeing and enjoy having.  Here is a “in the works” photo of a poster I am still working on for Action Comedy - Last Thursday at Challenger’s Comics - 1845 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 - It’s a really great show, and you should all go check it out.

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Bart gets a new tattoo.

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Bart gets a new tattoo.

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