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Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012


listened to this almost everyday when I was 17. I also had an Aus Rotten "Fuck Nazi Sympathy" backpatch on my jacket. One day I came home to find my mom holding a black marker and the word "fuck" blacked out. I tried to explain to her what she had done, but she couldn't comprehend it bc to her the word "fuck" spoke louder than the message. I think I walked around with a "nazi symptathy" backpatch for a week before I covered it up - RR

Germination has been stuck in my head for 10 years. -RR

These Vids are a byproduct of Rob Ruzicka's wasted youth and wasted time

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dwarves Gig Poster- Jert NSFW

I was commissioned by the opening band The Scam to create this gig poster for the upcoming Dwarves concert in St.Louis, Mo. My instructions where "it needs to have Coke and Boners...oh and Tits". So I obliged. I have to admit it's pretty cool to get paid to make "blue humor" art. It's exactly the opposite of working with most of my illustration clients. Most of my notes are to "tone it down" or "needs to be more accessible" whereas The Scam gives me notes like "dude, no nudity? we paid for nudity". 

*Oh and for the record I'm not a fan of Cocaine, it's a shitty drug that makes people do shitty things,
but I believe grown adults should be allowed to do what they want as long as it doesn't directly harm others. Drug Violence is caused by the black market, plain and simple

Monday, November 26, 2012

Characters From Memory Game (by Marlo)

This is a game to play alone or with friends: try to draw existing characters or people from memory. They end up being really funny or stylized... sometimes better than the original. The best is when someone playing never even heard of the character and then draws it from a rough description... ends up being hilarious but also really high concept. Here's some of mine... recognize anyone?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

What is Internet? (1994)

William F. Buckley's 1987 interview with Milton Friedman - (Philby)

 Buckley: His book is in stores. It's called "The War on Fiscal Capitalism." Milton Friedman joins us now. Thank you so much for sitting down with us today.

Friedman: I'm happy to be here, Bill.

Buckley: Let's get right into it. What, if any, are the underpinnings of a free market franchise under the guise of the current administration's T-bill initiative?

Friedman: Well, I have to say, the current administration faces certain, if any, questions, as to the job creation, the private sector, and so on, but particularly, with the approval rating, and finally the Dow Jones at 6%, these questions have yet to be answered. And that's not-withstanding Governor Clancy's foreign policy debacle. Where is this money coming from? That's what I want to know. Who has the troops in mind?

Buckley: It feels like "too little, too late."

Friedman: I tend to agree, but the dialogue is very one sided, needless to say. I can't imagine that the administration would have any kind of vested interest in anything else, though, what with their offices being closed on Tuesday.

Buckley: Well then, you probably know what my next question is...where does that leave Fanny Mae?

Friedman: Well, it's not a question of Fanny, I like to say. It's a question of funding. Who's funding the T-bill? What can be accomplished with another four-year filibuster? Why is the president at Martha's Vineyard? The reports need to be made public so there can be accountability, Governor Clancy not-withstanding, of course. You can't gut the military and then expect social security to be there 30 years down the road. What about the housing bubble? What about Medicaid?

Buckley: --and Medicare

Friedman: --Not so much "Medicare."

Buckley: Is there any other way, though, is what I'm asking. Isn't this ultimately a question for gay marriage? This is the states deciding for the states' special interest groups. Is it not? Are they not more or less legislating from the bench in this case? Is this not the issue? What do you see as being the real issue here as far as the troops are concerned?

Friedman: The real issue is interim spending.

Buckley: But what about abortion on demand? Could the president, for example, get an abortion at Martha's Vineyard?

Friedman: It's something for the voters to keep in mind, definitely. An abortion can be something to chew on. It's food for thought.

Buckley: You've definitely given us some food for thought. Thank you so much for your time, Mr. Friedman.

Friedman: Thank you, sir, for having me.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Dropout Boogie weekend Playlist #14

These tracks are recommended listening from the Kansas City .45 RPM DJ collective:
 Dropout Boogie

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I Don't Like Girls- Philby

Hunter Thompson Archival Jert Print

Visit the Jert Store and grab one of these dudes for Christmastimes. Perfect Gift for weirdos
Super high resolution, high quality 10x10 giclee print on 12x12 archival watercolor paper, suitable for framing. Signed and numbered by the artist. Shipped in the US via Fed Ex ground

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Seo in battle stance

from last week's ISCA Live stream, Seo was drawing people across the room... I spend a couple nights sketchin' people at the Caricature convention from the streaming live cam. I couldn't see the faces very well so I focused on quick gesture...just fun little exercises to keep me loose. I really missed going this year, but I'll be back in 2013

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Oi! Cat

We here at Very Underground aren't really into posting cat pictures, but our contributor Rob Ruz posted this photo that he took on his Instagram feed (@beat2life). I personally can't stop laughing. This looks like every kid that went to punk shows in the 90's where I grew up.

Dropout Boogie Weekend Playlist #13

Dropout Boogie is a collective of .45 RPM DJ's from Kansas City
this is recommended listening

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Quick Sketches from the 2012 Isca Convention live stream

these are all quick sketches from watching the ISCA convention live stream. I try to make it out to this event every year but alas, this year wasn't possible. Drawing from the webcam is pretty fun though, nobody has any idea your watching them at all. These are just quick little pencil sketches scanned and colored using the bucket-fill tool, something like 5 to 10 minutes each.