Thursday, December 31, 2009

thank you.

i felt i should thank everyone out there on my final post of the year. thank you to all who have supported my art by either showing up to shows, purchasing art, visiting this blog, or any other way that i haven't mentioned. it's been a very good year for me, and i'm looking forward to this coming year and whatever good surprises it may bring.

on another note, i thought i'd remind anyone that might be reading in the san diego area to come to our show on the 15th at subtext.
this is a pic with my good friends that i'll be showing with: tom haubrick(middle), and eric davison(right), and bandit(eric's partner in crime).

once again, thank you and please keep reading!


Thursday, December 24, 2009

i painted this as a gift for someone on christmas. i know she never reads my blog, so i can post this without worrying that she'll see it.
merry christmas!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

updated flier

ignore my previous flier for our upcoming subtext show. this one is much fancier, designed by our good friends at subtext.
come party with us!
we'll see you soon, san diego.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

web designers?

i mentioned that i illustrated a cover for penguin books in a previous post. the book is called "light boxes", and it's a very good book. I've also read that it will be made into a film soon, and it's getting a lot of hype. now, i'll get to the point of mentioning all this.
shane jones, the author of this great book, asked me if i knew anyone who has web design skills, who can help to make a website for this book. these are his words:

"hey ken,

a quick question - do you have any friends that are savvy/work for cheap website designers?

i need an "official" site. penguin books doesn't pay, and i can pay only $200-$300. it would be good exposure for a designer - with all the hype on the book and all.

let me know if you have any leads.

i want the site to be fairly simple, but really fresh and modern. if that makes sense in any way."

if you're interested, send him an email to:

Monday, December 14, 2009

LOST art.

as i posted below, i'll be participating in a LOST themed show at gallery 1988. it's supposed to be a big deal celebration kicking off the last season of the show. check it out if you're in Los Angeles tomorrow. i figured most people who might read this blog wouldn't be able to make it to the show, so i'm posting my contribution a little ahead of time...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

la weekly.

thanks again to the good folks at la weekly!

Monday, December 07, 2009


i just had some silkscreens made of my piece "lust" (pictured below). it's an edition of 50, and they're available in my etsy store.
this is the first silkscreen i've released. they're 18"x24" on cream colored paper.

more news soon...

Thursday, December 03, 2009


this post is fresh from the gallery 1988 blog. I'm a big fan of the show, so i'm thrilled to be involved!

Monday, November 30, 2009

strange days

if you're in the san diego area, you should come by and check this out. i'm getting to show with two of my good friends(and great artists). i'll post a reminder as the date gets closer.

Strange Days
New Works by Ken Garduno, Eric Davison, & Tom Haubrick
January 15th – February 21st, 2010
Opening Reception with the Artists: Friday, January 15th, 6-10pm

Subtext is very happy to announce that we will kick off our 2010 season with a triple-threat showing of Ken Garduno, Eric Davison, and Tom Haubrick. We’ve had the pleasure of showing their work a few times over the years, but have always wanted to do something on a larger scale. Although their styles vary, their concepts and narrative work share a common quirkiness. Stay tuned for more details.

more to come soon!

Thursday, November 19, 2009


i'm sending some pieces over to miami for the aqua art fair during art basel. i'll have four pieces(posted below) in with black maria gallery.

check out the show if you're in miami. i wish i could be there!

more soon...

Monday, November 09, 2009


it's taking me a while to get my etsy store completed. i've got some stuff up there ready to go, but i'm still updating whenever i get a chance and adding prints and tshirts. check it out.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

la weekly.

this is a piece for the upcoming issue of la weekly. i'm not sure if it's going to run in black/white, or color.

thank you again to jason and darrick at la weekly.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


i made this as a possible image for a print show coming up. i'm thinking i'm going to have this image silkscreened for prints...

Monday, November 02, 2009


this is a commissioned piece i just finished tonight.

Sunday, November 01, 2009


i opened up an etsy store a while back, but haven't had a chance to get it going. i'll be getting that going sometime this coming week. i'll have the items that i have posted from previous blog entries available to buy through my etsy store.(zines, shirts, small original work...etc).

check back at the end of next week for the link.


Thursday, October 29, 2009


it's been 2 years. i was LONG overdue for an update on my website. i wanted my new site to be much more simplified.
please visit

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


this doesn't come out until next year, but i thought i'd post about it early.
i was contacted by paul buckley from penguin books a while back. he asked me to do a cover for a reprint of this book, "light boxes" by a very talented writer by the name of Shane Jones. i had a chance to read the book a couple of times before i did the illustration, and it's amazing. i'm excited that my work will be on the cover of his book.
i'll keep you all posted to let you know when it comes out. thanks paul, and thank you shane!

Monday, October 19, 2009

one more thing

i just made some tshirts. i have a limited supply of these. contact me at if you're interested. they're $15(+ shipping)

ape paintings

i've posted below an assortment of mini paintings i made for/at APE.some are still available. if interested, please check out my flickr page for availability, ( and send me an email at

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I'm going up to the Alternative Press Expo this weekend with my good friend Tom Haubrick ( Drop by table 541 if you're going to be up there. I'll be selling tshirts, prints, and a series of small original paintings i'm making to sell for a very affordable price.
I'll see you in San Francisco!

Thursday, October 08, 2009


the show i posted in my previous blog is this weekend. you should all check it out if you're in L.A. it's going to be pretty amazing.these are the pieces i made for the show:

Sunday, September 27, 2009


this is not to be missed.if you're in LA, you should drop by. it's going to be a pretty big event with lot's of galleries involved.
i'll have some work up again this year.

Monday, September 21, 2009

problems, and stuff.

i've been trying to get logged into blogger for the past week, but i've been having problems on both safari and firefox. i haven't been able to post anything because of this. for some reason, safari just let me sign on. i hope whatever problem i'm having with this site are over!

i was asked a while back to contribute to a book project called "the ark project". each artist was asked to illustrate an animal to be rescued on the ark. we weren't allowed to discuss anything about the project until now.(the book is coming out soon).below is my contribution...a vulture.

for more info on the book, go here:

what have i been up to lately, you ask?
alot. please keep reading. i have a bunch of stuff i'm working on right now for gallery shows and commercial work.

see you soon.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

la weekly

i was pretty excited when jason jones from la weekly approved this one.

i hope i get to do more stuff like this in the future.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

cd cover

i mentioned this in a previous post, but i thought i'd post an image of the actual cd and vinyl cover with my painting from the band AS TALL AS LIONS. i was fortunate to have my copy signed by the band...
the cd also comes with a poster inside.
i was really excited to see the album at amoeba, so i posted a pic of that too.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


i just saw that some tshirts i designed for a skate company awhile back are available for purchase.
the shirts and link are below:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


i've had a sketch of this lying around for awhile, and i had time tonight to go to finish on it...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

album cover/village voice

i've posted the top image before, but i never mentioned what it was for. since the album is coming out next week, i can reveal that it is an album cover for the band AS TALL AS LIONS. i'm pretty excited to have my first album cover. a special thanks go out to sherri, blaze, and of course the band!
you can check out the band at:

the bottom image is a spot illustration i just did for the next issue of the Village Voice. (thank you ivylise)!

more stuff soon!

Saturday, August 01, 2009


i have some stuff leftover prints and sketchbooks available from my comic con setup. i have a limited supply left, so get 'em while you can! i only made 30 sketchbooks, and they are $5(+shipping) and i'll do a sketch on the inside cover for ya'!
all the prints i have available are shown below, along with details...

contact me at if you have any questions about this post, or any interest in the pieces down below!