William Schaff has been a working artist for over two decades. Known primarily for his mastery at album artwork, (Okkervil River, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Brown Bird, Songs: Ohia, etc). Schaff is also the founder of Warren Rhode Island's "Fort Foreclosure". The building, lovingly named without the least bit of irony, serves as Schaff's home and studio as well as home and meeting place for other artists (most notably resident musicians MorganEve Swain, and the Late David Lamb, both of Brown Bird).
William, recognizing the importance of art in this world, financial earnings be damned! -- fills his days drawing works of art for private commissions, bands, and his own examinations of human interaction.
Working out ideas for the next commission...that I am thankful to have.
The Happy Reaper. Measuring roughly 2' x 4', Collage on foam core, 2021.
I figure...Why's he always got to be grim?
I am excited to announce another collaboration with my dear friend and printmaker, Peter Cardoso. This time it is a limited, numbered and signed print edition to commemorate the October 5th performance of Will Sheff of Okkervil River, and Damien Jurado.
This past month or so, I have worked on four different pieces that involved me trying things I might not normally have tried before. I am happy with how all the pieces came out. These weren't commissions but my pieces created solely from what's going on in my head and around me.
I mention this because these pieces might not have been made were it not for my supporters on Patreon. I want to thank those patrons. I don't say it enough. Thank you. Without the monthly support that comes from you good people, I would not be in a head space to make this work. I would be freaking out as I look to pay this bill or that. So again, thank you. If you're reading this, and you would like to support work like this, please consider supporting my work through Patreon even $1 a month helps, be it one dollar, five dollars, or fifty dollars a month...I can keep doing this if you are game to see it being done. G*d bless ya all.
I received a glorious package from @zak_sally. He and I did a project together years ago, an offset printed portfolio of some of my scratchboards. It was a limited, signed and numbered run that sold out. Well he sent me a box of "misprints". Prints that were unusable because of little marks in the margin. So unsure with what to do with all these prints, I'm starting by trimming off the marks that make them "misprints". We shall see what comes after that. Thanks, Zak, for both the prints and the books!