Saturday, October 2, 2010

Badly Drawn Boy video

First post in 6 months!

Great song, and fantastic video to match. The whole thing looks like an old tinted postcard. I get really tired of seeing super slick, CG, Maya video stuff that moves so quickly you can't actually really see it. I love all the intentional flaws in this, I imagine special effects lovers would hate it. I think it's perfect. Check out Sam Mason's other movie on Vimeo, its excellent.

TOO MANY MIRACLES from Sam Mason on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Panic Pure_ RayGun_Vic

This picture is from way back in the mid 90's. It was one of my first pics for Ray Gun magazine. The image was for the Sound in Print section of the magazine. Artist's, illustrators, photographers were invited to contribute an image based on music they liked. I chose Panic Pure by Vic Chesnutt, I was ( am still ) a big fan of his music. If you like good song writing (that is a little odd, dark, and funny ) you will like Vic Chesnutt.

The song is from his second album, West of Rome, it's a great record...still one of my favorites.

My illustration isn't that good, I wrote the lyrics on the picture because they were better than any art I could make..

Vic Chesnutt died this past December.

The Cover lettering and scratchy hand written text inside the CD inspired me to do my own hand lettering on other projects...The American Illustration book, a CD cover for The Cowboy Junkies....and more.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

More Japanese Match Labels

More from a scrapbook I bought.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Wowza! I love her paintings, and the sad "Hobo Clown" animation.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Thursday, July 2, 2009

How do you get out of that?

Another page from my book "Prayer Requested"
Read about ( and buy ) here and here

Monday, June 22, 2009

Prayer Requested book description

Here is the book description from Amazon. BUY BUY BUY!

Succinctly stated and punctuated with a sharp-edged visual style, Prayer Requested presents a narrative of illustrations and collages, each one accompanied by a found or scavenged prayer. First excerpted in Nicolas Robel’s B.ΓΌ.L.B Comix, the works of Prayer Requested are equal parts inspiring, amusing, enlightening, and in some cases entirely peculiar, each marrying heartfelt intent with frank, unflattering interpretation.

With a roster of clients that includes The New York Times, Playboy, and Rolling Stone, Christian Northeast provides illustrations that are honest and without reservation. They represent a creativity and freedom of thought and form, cleverly depicting the intimacy, urgency, and absurdity of these found prayers with a sense of explicit surrealism.

I'm not sure what "explicit surrealism" is, but I think it's good.

New Dentist

Another page from my book. This book has it all, laughs, tears, giggles, a cover, pages, pictures, words....and it's strategically priced. A must have!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Send his angels

Here is a page from my book. I'll post some more soon ( if you promise to buy it ! ) I have received some advanced copies, Drawn and Quarterly did a great job with the printing. This will be a book you hand down to your kids, and they will hand it down to their kids...I'm pretty sure of that.

Order it HERE

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Prayer Requested

Here is the cover of my Prayer Requested book. I haven't actually seen the final product, but I think it's out later this month. It's 96 pages of pure magic. I'll post some interior images soon.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Here comes the van man

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Japanese Match labels

I posted a bunch of these when I used to be on Drawger. I have a scrapbook full of them. They seem to be from the late 20's to late 30's. I think they would look great blown up as posters.