Hi! My name's Chris. I've lived in Los Angeles since 1995, when I came out here for grad school. I 'm originally from the north side of Columbus, OH.

I'm a creative writer and artist and have shown my work in galleries in Los Angeles. Check out my art here.

I've also written a graphic novel! You can check out some sample pages here.

I like graphic novels, Christmas, tide pools, grilled cheese sandwiches, reading, biker moustaches, dudes, football (Ohio State and the New Orleans Saints), sea monsters, painting, pine trees, bookstores, tennis, Chiddy Bang, going to the gym, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cricket Magazine, gloves with the fingers torn off, the "Gemini's Twin" sketch on Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, illustration, rugby players, Trina Schart Hyman, Stephen King, horror films, Hillary Clinton, film history and unexplained phenomena.

I blog about illustration, painting, Atari, Christmas, books, style...and things from my favorite era: the late 1970s/early 80s. As well as assorted other stuff!

Email: Cobbler3@yahoo.com
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CURRENTLY READING : The Troop by Nick Cutter

 

I went to a really great opening yesterday - at Richard Heller Gallery in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica — of collaborations between Canadian artists Michael Dumontier & Neil Farber. The pieces were so funny and endearing.
These images give you a taste of what their work is like. Check out www.richardhellergallery.com for more info.

Excerpting the Andy Warhol Diaries - April 7

Saturday, April 7, 1984

Benjamin and his roommate Rags heard that there was a birthday party for Julian Lennon at the Be-Bop Cafe so we decided to crash that. Got a limo that was $3 per person ($20.) Got there and pretended we thought it was open for regular business. And somebody tried to introduce me to Julian Lennon but he just looked at me and didn’t have much reaction, so we left, and then on the street we ran into a kid who asked us if we were going to Area and we said yes and took him with us. And at Area I held up the walls for a few hours.

Cricket Magazine - December 1978
“Old Man Winter” by Michael Hague

Cricket Magazine - December 1978
“Old Man Winter” by Michael Hague

Excerpting the Andy Warhol Diaries - April 6

Monday, April 6, 1981 - Paris
Saw the Christian Dior show and the Valentino show. With the male models, all the really straight-looking models are gay, and all the really gay-looking models are straight. And Christopher and I decided that we should start telling people that despite how we look and talk, that we’re not gay. Because they they don’t know what to do with you.

Making art through sickness and health | Which Way L.A.?

My pal Dominic, an artist who is battling cystic fibrosis, was interviewed by our local NPR station here in LA . I’d love for you to take a moment to listen. He is the bravest person I know.

Stoked about tonight’s purchases with my Barnes and Noble gift card!

Check out this sweet painting I scored from the Salvation Army tonight!

Check out this sweet painting I scored from the Salvation Army tonight!

Here’s Ravishing Rick Rude! I’m trying to decide whether to apply gloss or not. His chest is painted pretty thinly and it might make him pop out more. His trunks are actually dark blue and black because I took the first pic with a flash. I think I’ll leave the background as is - 8” by 10” wood panel.

(Source: christopher-stanton.com\)

Manila Terrace
2013
Oil on panel
24” x 36”Tom McKinley

Manila Terrace
2013
Oil on panel
24” x 36”
Tom McKinley