Wednesday, January 29, 2020

R.I.P. JIM’S INFO BARN 02/28/20

After 13 years, JIM’S INFO BLOG will be obliterated as of February 28, 2020— I’ve had my site redesigned and it now conveniently includes the contents of this blog in the NEWS tab— For future news/updates please make note/bookmark—

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Get That PMA

PMA magazine editor/publisher Matt Johnston resurrected a dense rapidograph piece I did in 1986 for inside front and back covers of his excellent third issue, which features Jeff Ament, Jennifer Loomis, and Tim Kerr— Buy it/learn more at the PMA website

Friday, January 10, 2020

Di Young Combo Red Rum Posters

I did a couple posters for Di Young Combo shows at Bellingham, WA tiki bar Red Rum--  

Monday, November 4, 2019

Keanu Reeves

Commissioned portrait of Keanu Reeves as John Wick-- Acrylic on stretched canvas, 15 x 30 inches--

Friday, November 1, 2019

Stereo Donkey "Jump The Wall"

Stereo Donkey are a happenin' Bellingham instrumental trio-- Here is artwork I created for their latest release, JUMP THE FENCE-- Listen/buy it here

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Sixto Rodriguez

Commissioned graphite portrait of Sixto Rodriguez, profiled in the excellent documentary Searching For Sugar Man--

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Charlie Rich

Graphite portrait of music legend Charlie Rich, "The Silver Fox'--

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Alan Vega

Commissioned acrylic painting of New York rocker Alan Vega from the legendary band Suicide—

Value Ape T-shirt

T-shirt design for Seattle punk band Value Ape— They have an excellent new LP out called Live From the End of Civilization, which you can access here

St. Cloris “Worm Knockers” Aldrovandi

This is my contribution to the spectacular new 10th anniversary hand-bound silkscreen book from Lille, France’s Le Cagibi, which comes with a 10-inch record— Check out the Le Cagibi Facebook page here

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Brand new 28-page full-color art book by Jim Blanchard— Features an assortment of devils, skulls, pin-up girls, bugs, and abstract primitive designs, all rendered over the years in acrylic and ink— Signed and numbered limited edition of 200, 5.5 x 5.5 inches on thick 100# glossy stock and 300# card stock covers— Get a copy from the publisher, Noreah/Brownfield—

Friday, April 26, 2019

Smokes, MKB Ultra, Stereo Donkey

“Fast and dirty” flyer design for a May 18 show in Bellingham, WA—

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

John Severson

Commissioned graphite portrait of Surfer magazine founder John Severson (background cribbed from a Rick Griffin airbrush painting)

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Limited Edition Coaster Sets

Two new limited edition coaster sets: “Drunkoasters,” and “Pop Cult Coasters”. Signed and numbered editions of 50. Buy Drunkoasters here, buy Pop Cult Coasters here.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Howard Schultz For The Stranger

I did an ink portrait of Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz for this week’s edition of Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Kurt Russell

Commissioned acrylic portrait of Kurt Russell from John Carpenter's The Thing-- 15 x 30 inches on stretched canvas-- Get a large poster print of this art here--

Meat Warp: Collected Sex & Violence Comix by Kegel & Blanchard!

Fantagraphics Underground recently published Meat Warp, a 100-page collection of twisted collaborations by C. Kegel and Jim Blanchard circa 1983-1997— has refused to sell this book because of the intensity of some of the imagery, but you can get a signed copy directly from the artist here

Monday, November 5, 2018

Nina Simone For Oxford American

My portrait of Nina Simone will grace the cover of the 20th annual Southern Music Issue of Oxford American magazine— The magazine comes with a compilation CD/download— Order a copy here-- 


Commissioned scratchboard portrait of Whiskey, a Rhodesian Ridgeback— 

U.K. Killers Mini Book

A new 20-page mini book featuring portraits of infamous British murderers, with bios— Signed/ numbered edition of 200— More info/buy one here--

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Black Panther

Scratchboard black panther portrait for a group show called Le Carnaval Des Animaux at Seattle’s Creatura House gallery— Creatura House’s website is here

Hillbilly Logo for The Cabin

I designed a hillbilly cartoon and typography to be used on t-shirts and coasters for The Cabin tavern in Bellingham, WA— See The Cabin’s Facebook page here 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Jim B. on Instagram

I'm now on Instagram, posting a little bit of everything-- Check out my page here--

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Custom Helicopter Canopy

My old pal Rob requested a custom painted canopy for his model helicopter, and I went with a traditional nose cone shark design— Matte acrylic paint, approx. 3.5 inches long—

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