Thursday, February 1, 2018

Jim B. Artist Shop at Threadless

I now have a line of garment designs, over 40 in all, available in a variety of colors and styles for men and women— Check out the entire line here

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Peggy Lipton

Commissioned acrylic portrait of Mod Squad-era Peggy Lipton— 14 x 18 inches on cradled hardboard—

Monsters Of Ink Interview

I did a brief interview with Dustin Krcatovich for Riot Fest’s new “Monsters Of Ink” series about visual artists, designers, and craftsmen who work in the realm of Rock ’N’ Roll— Read it and see it here. Thanks, Dustin!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Blue Moon

Acrylic portrait of Keith Moon, crazed drummer for The Who-- 20 x 20 inches on stretched canvas--

Roy Scheider

Acrylic portrait of actor Roy Scheider from the 1977 film SORCERER-- 20 x 20 inches on stretched canvas--

LaWanda Page

Acrylic portrait of comedienne LaWanda Page, who played Aunt Esther on the TV show Sanford & Son-- 30 x 24 inches on stretched canvas-- 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

WATCH IT, SUCKER! at The Cabin Nov. 3, 2017 - Jan. 3, 2018

I’ll have some new paintings on the walls of my favorite Bellingham, WA watering hole The Cabin from November 3, 2017 through Jan. 3, 2018— For info about The Cabin, see their Facebook page

Friday, October 13, 2017


Commissioned graphite portrait of Cash, my pal Carl's wonderful French Bulldog (with acrylic grey background)--

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Nick Cave

Commissioned acrylic portrait of Nick Cave-- 14 x 18 inches on stretched canvas-- 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Trucker Fags In Denial

Out-of-print since 2007, my comic book with writer Jim Goad, TRUCKER FAGS IN DENIAL is now available in a brand new, magazine-sized edition— The signed and numbered deluxe edition with original ink drawing on inside back cover is available for $20 postpaid here— The standard unsigned print-on-demand version is available from here

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Barbara Steele

Acrylic portrait of famed British horror movie actress Barbara Steele-- 20 x 20 inches on stretched canvas--

Monday, August 7, 2017

Charlton Heston

Acrylic portrait of Charlton Heston from the film The Omega Man-- 24 x 24 inches on cradled panel--

Bob Wills

Commissioned graphite portrait of Country Swing legend Bob Wills--

Silver Leaf Barbie Head

I bought a Barbie head at a garage sale for $3.00 and decided to “customize” it with some acrylic blisters and silver leaf—

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Greatest Coloring Book Of All Time

My portrait of Muhammad Ali appears on the cover of a new book: The Greatest Coloring Book Of All Time, which collects Ali artwork by 35 artists, all suitable for coloring— Introduction by noted African-American author Darius James— Published by Feral House— More info here

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Al Davis

Commissioned portrait of NFL legend Al Davis-- Graphite and acrylic on bristol board--

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Nina Simone

Commissioned painting of Nina Simone-- Acrylic on 11" x 14" cradled panel--

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Denzel Washington

Commissioned ink portrait of Denzel Washington—

Visual Abuse at Floating World Portland June 1 - June 30

Through June, I'll have art on display at the fabulous FLOATING WORLD COMICS store in Portland, Oregon + will be there for the opening/book signing Thursday, June 1-- Please spread the word and stay tuned— See the Floating World website here

What’s Up! May, 2017

My Shirley Jones painting appears on the cover of the May issue of Bellingham, WA music mag WHAT’S UP! See the WHAT’S UP! website here

Visual Abuse review at Blurt Online

Fred Mills at Blurt Online writes a short but thoughtful review of my latest tome Visual Abuse— Read it here

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sid Haig

Commissioned painting of character actor Sid Haig— Acrylic on 14” x 18” cradled panel—

Interview with The Comics Reporter

Old pal Tom Spurgeon interviewed me for The Comics Reporter, and writes about my new Visual Abuse book— See the interview here

What’s Up Magazine April, 2017

I did a squid cover for the April issue of Bellingham's long-running WHAT'S UP! magazine, and am profiled in the issue, as is my wife's band The Dts-- See the online version of the interview here

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Kinski / DT’s at Green Frog April 29

11" x 17" poster for a rock show at Bellingham, WA's Green Frog Tavern-- See an earlier Kinski poster I designed here--

Book Signing at Comics Place in Bellingham, WA April 22

I’ll be signing books and whatever else is put in front of me at Bellingham’s excellent comic store The Comics Place on April 22 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM— More info at the Facebook Event page

The Glory Of Eyeball Assault

Eugene Robinson writes about my art and my new Visual Abuse book for online magazine OZY— Check it out here

Sir Coyler & His Asthmatic Band 45

Cover art for a 7-inch 45 by Seattle garage rockers Sir Coyler & His Asthmatic Band— The songs are “Invincible Blues” and “Pink & Blue”— Pre-order from Pig Baby Records here

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Michael Jackson

Commissioned ink portrait of Michael Jackson--

Gene Wilder

Commissioned portrait of actor Gene Wilder— Acrylic on panel, 6 x 7.5 inches—

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Marvin Gaye

Commissioned ink portrait of immortal soul singer Marvin Gaye--


Commissioned graphite portrait of Reggae "toasting" pioneer U-Roy--

Friday, December 30, 2016

Ron Asheton

Commissioned portrait of Ron Asheton, guitarist for Iggy & The Stooges— Acrylic on cradled hardboard, 14 x 18 inches—

Answer Me! Anthology

Cover art for new anthology of Answer Me! magazine, which collects all 4 issues for the first time— To be co-published in 2017 by Answer Me! creator Jim Goad, Nine Banded Books, and Underworld Amusements—

Friday, October 28, 2016

Visual Abuse Book Release Party/Art show at Fantagraphics Bookstore Nov. 12 - Dec. 8

Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood will be hosting a book release party and art show for VISUAL ABUSE: JIM BLANCHARD’S GRAPHIC ART 1982-2002— The opening reception and book signing will be Saturday, November 12, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, and the art show will be up until December 8— The show will focus on Rock Art artifacts including flyers, posters, and record covers— Lots more info at the Facebook Event Page, and the Fantagraphics Blog

Thursday, October 20, 2016


Portrait of my friends Erin and Matt’s power pup “Ebey”— Scratchboard, 9” x 12”—

Whitman Mayo

Painting of actor Whitman Mayo, who played “Grady” on TV’s Sanford And Son— Acrylic on stretched canvas, 30” x 40”— This painting and more will be on the walls of Bellingham, Washington’s Redlight Bar until November 30, 2016—

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Jim Blanchard/Sonny King at La Luz De Jesus Gallery Oct. 7- 30

I’ll have a selection of original drawings and paintings, as well as posters and prints on the hallowed walls of the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles from October 7 through October 30— Also in the show is Australian sculptor and artist Sonny King— I will be there for the Opening Night shindig on Friday, October 7 from 8:00 to 11:00 PM— I will also be there the following day, Saturday, October 8 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM for a book signing— Advanced copies of my new Fantagraphics hardcover VISUAL ABUSE will be available for purchase. Preview the show here, and check out the La Luz De Jesus website here— Looking forward to seeing some of my So Cal homies!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Visual Abuse

Here’s a sample look at VISUAL ABUSE: JIM BLANCHARD’S GRAPHIC ART 1982-2002, published by Fantagraphics Books— It turned out great! The 200-page hardcover will be in stores in October, 2016. Pre-order from Amazon here, or do the right thing and pre-order directly from the publisher here--