Tuesday, December 27, 2016

illustrationISM TOP ALBUMS of 2016

Here's my Top Ten Fave Albums of 2016, 
(consider, these are what i enjoyed listening
to this year. These have nothing to do with
top pop radio, Rolling Stone, MOJO, or
Eugene Weekly influences.

starting with Number 10... .      .

10. Daniel Lanois - Goodbye to Language
‘Trippy, listen to loud-in-the-dark' slide guitar. 
Who needs to pay
half a million to 

9. Brad Mehldau - Blues & Ballads
The master of tone, notes and skill has, once again, taken the
keys of a piano where NO ONE has gone B4.

8 & 7. Kerosene Halo - House on Fire and Live Simple
2 albums from Roe & Daugherty, automatically in the top 10!

6. NF - Therapy Session
NF is much better than Chance the Rapper in my book this year, big cheer,
hear, hear! Hammer on my head, hope is not dead. Many rivets in arenas have
rattled loose and fists want to punch the devil and the scorching he unleashes on this planet!
NF will lead the charge!

5. MIA - AIM
This is where it starts to get difficult
about thetop 5, for me. 
AIM is a creative chant of big rhythms and
complaints of big biz and the problems going on in this world.
Turn it up!

4. Jack White - Acoustic Sessions
What a great trip of Jack tunes that have spanned all these years.
Only Jack can write the words down and pull out the guitar to make
them gems. 
(remember the beginning of IT MIGHT GET LOUD?)

3. U2 - Live in Paris
Had to put this in. The concert is big and bright! 
A lot of the songs
were tweaked and improved 
to catch your attention. The lights and digital, another
new experience.

2. Ben Harper - Call It What It Is 
This was played so much by me this year. The songs were so timely with BH’s
protest against shootings, killing and injustice of 2016. His singing flies with his soul as 
a psalm and lament toward heaven. 

1. Heath McNease - Who Knows? Who Cares?

I have another Heath album as another #1! 
He’s such a writer and musician that
needs to be heard more. The melody’s and layers are so catchy, 
The production is very professional and creative. 
Why are there so many other albums out there and 
not this one that every1’s liking…loving! 

many of these albums!!

old penny!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Young Penitent concert poster

here's a poster inked for a rap friend's concert.
Young Penitent
Russian Orthodox Christian Rap Concert
September 23, 2016
7 p.m.
@ Imagine Coffee
Corvallis, Oregon
Like Salvation, It's FREE

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ytttm's #8

my envelope illy for 
(notice the detailed taste buds)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

envelope #7

just script/typography for this weeks
REGISTER GUARD 'Your Ticket to the Movies' Contest

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

guest illustrator!!!

For my Register Guard'Ticket to the Movies' contest envelope this week,
i asked a guest illustrator and shoe designer create an envelopefor me! 
The artist was willing to render another shoe and his name is
Daniel Jaquette
Thanx Daniel, i'll share the prize w/ you!
Nike Shoe Designer 2B!

Monday, July 18, 2016

ytttm's envelope #5

TRUE STORY from last week (july 14) in The Register Guard
Softball team raffles off ASSault rifle!
A Portland area girls softball team is raffling off an AR-15 rifle to raise $$
to compete in a California tournament later in July! 
google to see more...

Sunday, July 3, 2016

envelope #3...

...for The Register Guard
'Your Ticket to the Movies Contest'

Happy 4th of July
point the bottle rockets away from your friends
a new fire-bug on a bottle-rocket illy

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

A Dessert Father saying...

A Dessert Father saying... .   .
A Desert Father saying

Wardell Steph Curry vs. The Blazers

i drew this while listening to the Warriors and 
Blazers game last Wednesday...
Stephen is his middle name,
Wardell is his real first name!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Last summer when i was in 
Grand Junction visiting old friends,
Ralph told me that my 
dad, Frank Jaquette, was 'STRONG AS A HORSE'!

(i totally agree [in the voice of Andrea Crouch])

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


i read a great graphic novel; the story is convicting, 
the pen work is awesome and all 
done without dialogue.
here's the publishers link:
and here's some sample pages
(click on the BORB cover)