And those mean the same things.
Here is the wonderful Daniel Riddle performing with the many talented musicians of the electric Portland, OR band King Black Acid.
Music video I edited at Wieden+Kennedy/Joint Editorial for the band Paradise.
Tomorrow, the debut picture book I did with Kevin Diller and HarperCollins imprint Balzer&Bray, will turn six months old. Over the last few months, I’ve received some wonderful pictures of Octicorn’s new fans. It’s been super meaningful. The book’s about a half octopus, half unicorn’s longing for friends, and I’m happy to say that Octi has made some great ones.
Helen Raptis, Emmy award-winning host of AM Northwest, interviews Justin Lowe, the creator of Octicorn (and co-creator of the book, “Hello, My Name Is Octicorn” written by Kevin Diller) on the struggles of fitting in, when you’re different.
“At once funny and heartfelt, this highly original, important book helps kids to think about their own place among others and encourages acceptance of others, especially those who feel left out.” – The Times Herald
“This book should be on every coffee table in America.” – Instagram comment
“Self-love is a concept that both children and adults can benefit from embracing. This book is an easy read that everyone can appreciate. Crisp white pages with thin all-caps text are flanked by simple Sharpie-like drawings. The child-like style is sure to inspire budding artists.” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Hello, My Name Is Octicorn is now available at Costco! I know this, because my Uncle Steve has been checking the one out in Hillsboro, OR pretty regularly and he just sent me a text that they’ve finally got 20 copies. So if you’re starting your Christmas shopping early and need a unique gift, get to a Costco before my Uncle Steve does.
(Huge thanks to all the friends who have supported this character and project over the years, as well as thanks to all the new friends Octi has been making.)
Bend Broadband – What We Share (commercial)
We did a series of these, all using real bubbles and without CGI.
Duran Duran – Runway Runaway (music video)
Role: writer, director
Selected as one of the best music videos shot in Portland, OR in 2011 via OPB and shown on Duran Duran’s 2011 tour.
Electric Six – Psychic Visions (music video)
Role: writer, director
This video recently crossed 100,000 views on YouTube without any advertising.
Coraline – Doll Hair (branded content, shown on IFC and YouTube)
Role: Editor (Joint Editorial)
The Blow – Knowing the Things That I Know (music video)
Voted one of the best music videos of the year by RES Magazine, and featured on the magazine’s monthly DVD.
Nike ID – Patty Cake :15
Role: Director, co-star
(producer: Jeff Selis, CD: Mike Byrne)
“This is a setback…but it is not the end of the story,” Speaker Paul Ryan said after his “healthcare” bill failed.
The end of the story will be when he is voted out of office.
Sometimes I get in a “poor me” mood. Maybe I have a hard day or week. Maybe I have a hard time letting it go.
Sometimes we’re hurting. Sometimes we feel bad. Sometimes there are real legitimate reasons to feel sorry for ourselves.
Other times, we wish it wasn’t so cold outside, or feel frustrated about the the way our shoes look. We can be fickle and moody creatures, as this Bjork song nails rather perfectly.
If you’re having a rough day, and there’s a piece of music or a band you love. Put their music on. I also find it helpful to connect with the world, since we can feel disconnected sometimes. And I don’t mean online. Look out the window. A burst of sunlight broke through the clouds as I was typing this post. How many moments like this are we missing? Try to remember that life has your back, even sometimes you may forget that, or disbelieve it. Go out in the world, with your fears on mute, and reconnect to what matters. In no time, that Poor Me voice will quiet down, and you’ll be feeling grateful again.
Chuck Hill is at it again. He recently sold out his entire show in Newport, Oregon! Congrats Chuck! Best folk artist (who also owns a video store that is still in business in 2017 – in the world!).
Oldie but a goodie.
Had found its way to ADWEEK.
For what it’s worth, W+K never wanted to have anything to do with reality TV and I respect them for that!
Clients have included, Electric Six, The Dandy Warhols, Tender Forever, King Black Acid, Dahlia, Jamie Lidell.
Commercial clients include, Nike, Coca Cola, Bend Broadband, Colin Park Photography.
Contest work, includes Duran Duran.