Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Primitiva

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— Amazon.com 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-- 

Whiskey


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 threadless.com 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

Cash

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 Amazon.com 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