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my favoritest movies of 08 [28 Dec 2008|05:42pm]
1. Let the Right One In:
It's as if Kubrick rose from the dead and took on Vampires,
I don't like horror movies, but this was tops story-wise this year. fantastic. makes you feel soo cold.
go see it in the theater. even idiots talking next to us didn't distract me from loving this film.
http://www.moviefone.com/movie/let-the-right-one-in-lat-den-ratte-komma/33855/video/let-the-right-one-in-clip-no-1/2291637

2. In Bruges: genre bending awesomeness. Un-PC and daring, kept me guessing, love and hate the characters at the same time. shakespearian. so good.

3. The Counterfeiters:
Suspenseful, funny, awesome.

4. Wall-E: Pixar has the Balls. Everytime i think they'll shrivel them up, they hangem out for the world to see.
We happened to see this at Pixar, surrounded by Pixar folks in their awesome theatre of sound, so there's no way not to be biased. Veddy good shtuff.


Honorable mentions:
1. Iron-Man: so much fun, Downey rocks it. kinda anti-climactic ending with the other similiar, yet different robot baddie, but all in all great.
2.Loved the Batman, except for that stupid voice. sooo dumb!
Man on a Wire: great doc. with rushed ending.
3. Zach and Miri: was good, and their big sex scene was the most touching sex scene i've seen on film. Wish i didn't know some of the jokes from the trailer tho. and the poo joke really wasn't funny.
Xtra points for using that MC Chris song!
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Hi-Fructose in City Pages [28 Dec 2008|03:47pm]
So happy to be named artists of the year by Chris MArs in the Minneapolis City pages:
http://www.citypages.com/2008-12-24/news/hi-fructose-magazine/
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The Pound and upcoming book (for kiddies) [06 Aug 2008|09:56pm]
You Might Be A Monster & Other Stories I Made Up
new kids and adults book im finishing up, sorta.! cover may change a little. Arrives in March 2009. It will make your pee turn yellow.
you can pre-order on amazon.com here:
http://www.amazon.com/Might-Monster-Other-Stories-Made/dp/1597020176/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1217442705&sr=1-7
that'll make the publisher happy!
and....
Just released six resin cast hand painted Pound figures:
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New tee to premiere at the HF Copro Nason Show [08 Jul 2008|10:57pm]
Heres a new tee i designed for the HF Copro Nason show
this saturday:
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they'll be rad tees from Noferin and Chris Ryniak as well:
http://www.hifructose.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=151
havent taken photos of my pieces for it yet either... We'll have the new Vol.8 there as well which is good, because the issue is now sold out!
here's the show info:
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Hi-Fructose Group Show at Copro Nason in LA.:

Artist reception & opening party Saturday, July 12, 2008 from 8:00-11:30pm with musical guests, Cabinet of Curiosities. Many artists will be present.

Featured artists: Amy Sol, Anthony Ausgang, Attaboy, Brian McCarty, Boomer, Brian Viveros, Chris Peters, Christopher Ryniak, Christian van Minnen, Dan Quintana, Daniel Lim, Dan May, Dave Cooper, David Stoupakis, Erik Alos, Esao Andrews, Germs, Gris Grimly, Jeff Gillette, Jeff McMillan, Jeff Soto, Jim Woodring, Josh Keyes, Keith Weesner, KMNDZ, Kukula, Lola, Luke Chueh, Makiko Sugawa, Mark Covell, Martin Witfooth, Matt Dangler, Michael Page, Michelle Mia Araujo, Naoto Hattori, Nathan Spoor, Laurie Lipton, Noferin, Oksana Badrak, Ray Caesar, Shag, Scott Belcastro, Stella Im Hultberg, Tin, Travis Louie, Winston Smith, Xiaoqing Ding, Yoskay Yamamoto and more!
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Neighborwood Customs [26 Jun 2008|08:48pm]
Ill have a buncha wooden figures and handpainted boxes for Comiccon.
heres one:
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other side of head;
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back of box
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for love of Wall E [22 Jun 2008|04:45pm]
Annie and I saw an advanced showing of Wall E at Pixar last friday and it was simply wonderful.
It was so much better than the least common denominator trailers they've been showing.
It's as good as Ratatouie, if not better, although completely different of course.
It makes alot of the other 3D stuff look like formulaic tv shows, or just other Copy/Paste 3D stuff.
After watching, it wasn't like "hey we just saw a great cartoon" but "that was a great film".
there were so many oppurtunities where they could have gotten the cheap laugh or the "easy sell" but didnt.
The short they had before the flick was slapstick awesome as well.

That's coming from a surly fuck like myself.

Atta
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Kyuketsuki Brine [14 Jun 2008|10:33pm]
Heres a framed drawpainting i did for Bear and Bird Gallery's
Yokai Show. Its a Japanese Vampire Brine.
Unlike most vampire spirits, the Kyuketsuki Brine
sucks on the blood of flowers and can turn itself into a bee.
more on the piece and the show here:
http://bearandbird.mybisi.com/product/47947/Kyuketsuki-Brine-Attaboy_176573.html

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1000 Robots Theme for Strike TV [10 Jun 2008|02:31pm]
The Attaboy and Burke Song "1000 Robots" is the theme for Strike TV, the rad
Hollywood 2.0 reduxed creator driven nexxus of entertainment.,
Check out behind the scenes previews from new pilots from writers from the Office, the Daily Show , Die Hard and
even see Bob Newhart in the mix, as well as Strike TV founder Peter Hyuguchi
you can check it out here and below.:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6907496065984547086&hl=enembed i
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Baseman's Dying of Thirst Book [09 Jun 2008|04:18pm]
Ok, so i received an advance copy of the Baseman book i designed. Published by Last Gasp it's large , over-sized and in-charge.
it was a fun book to work on, with lotsa vintage postcardsof nekkid ladies (now probably dead!) , paintings, and drawings.
Lotsa weird sex positions too, skeletons with masks, snowball men shedding their skin, rabbits, rabbit skeletons in disguise and more in a trance state. Not sure howmany more art books ill design, but this and the Ron English book just had to be done. We just put the pre-order for the book here:
http://www.yumfactory.com/dyingofthirst.html

heres some photos:

I originally wanted this to be the cover (and have it all sewn round the edges) but it ended up as the title page:
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this is the book, wish i had an "in-scale shot" it's big.
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onea my favorite Baseman paintings in the book:
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Pink Party:
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Drawings on Books:
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Painting Intro:

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For Eyeballs sake [24 May 2008|08:11pm]
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Been hard to get the head clear lately. Too much thingies going on.
We got Hi-Fructose vol.8 is off to press. Hi Fruct Collected Edition almost there.
Been working on my first kids book, since im signing a contract, that means it'll get done!
The little company is great and giving me a great amount of freedom to do some
weird, fun stuff for kids and adults. more on that soon.
I designed a book for Gary Baseman which is coming out in June called Dying of thirst,
Its a tidy, fun book with lotsa nekkid paintings in it.
New Skatedecks, Buttons, prints, and Lip Balm on the way!
craziness.
here's two drawings for eyeballs sake.
rawk!
atta

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New SprayPaint Art at Berman Gallery in LA [22 Mar 2008|02:07pm]
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Hello!
Ill be showing my new spraypaint on hanging plastic plastic art made from meticulously detailed
stencils art in a group show called Sideshow in LA in April. Each piece is one of a kind
and project shadows when hung properly. They're not the easiest to photograph
but here's a few..
Heres info on the show:

ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY PRESENTS
BRAD BENEDICT'S SIDESHOW
"Moods for Moderns"
April 5th - April 26th, 2008

Opening Reception:
Saturday, April 5th, 6:30 - 8:30pm

featuring works of art by:

Van Arno
Attaboy
Anthony Ausgang
Colin Christian
Sas Christian
Ron English
Andrew Foster
Brian Taylor
Bob & Val Tillery
Mark Dean Veca
Eric White
Robert Williams
and many more!

ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY
at Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite C2
Santa Monica, California 90404
Tel: 310.315.1937 / Fax: 310.315.9508
Web: www.robertbermangallery.com
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 11am - 6pm

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Recession Bribes [24 Jan 2008|09:29pm]
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Cant believe that recession bribe they passed in congress.
It's as transparent as my photoshopping skills on the above image.
print more money and make the us dollar worth even less, inflate the cost of
pampers and
further hurt working peoples!
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New Sketches on Arches Paper [16 Dec 2007|07:48pm]
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If interested in Purchasing, email Abbie at : Yumfactory@aol.com Starting Monday Dec.17
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Things Can Be Rough [12 Dec 2007|10:41pm]
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Vinyl Frontier, New Paintings, New Plastic, and horchata. [24 Oct 2007|11:20pm]
Whew, head gonna 'splode.
too many things, butnothing lamer than someone saying "im Buuuuusssy", is there?
Hi Fructose Vol.6 is at press ., soon on shelves and its real nice.and were premiering it at a show in LA called Bitters and Sweets at the infamous Gallery 1988 with a spactacular line up of artists from all realms.
HIFRUCTOSEEVITE
This nice guy Daniel Zana is directinga rad doc. bout vinyl toys. and the trailer looked so good at
comiccon when he showed annie and i on an ipod. it really ahd a great feel to it.
reminded us of Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control, my favorite documentary.
heres a lil interview preview he did with me to peep.


Been doing some new paintings lately. and getting them custom framed too:
heres one for the Botters and Sweets show for November:
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and heres one that was at gallery '88 in SF but is now headed for a museum show called "Rome is Burning"
in Wisconsin of all places, its like 50 inches tall and hangs from hooks.:
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and heres the front of a Unipo Custom figure..:
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and #13 Qwezshun Custom, all in cosmos black:
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been working on some kids book idears for a great small book company, some bizarre projects for toy companies, and of all things, i happened to design Ron English's first coffee table art book.(200 plus pages!)
More on that soon.

Until then, as promised...
HORCHATA !!! the breakfast of champions and the huntched over types.

atta
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Strange Axtrx Sightings [22 Sep 2007|10:20pm]
Axtrx is popping up in weird places lately:
Fuzzy and Green versions On Cnn on the desk of a teen millionaire:
http://www.cnn.com/video/...ce.million.WXYZ
and in this neo classical oil painting:
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20 Qwezshuns [14 Aug 2007|08:57am]
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Heres Qwezshun, Axtrx's menace of a big brother.

Each 6" Qwezshun Figure is hand casted by Pete! and painted uniquely by Attaboy.
The boxes were done by my friends at becausewecan.org, each with its own cut thru number
with Cliff Base display stand and a lid hand painted by Attaboy

Theyre available in edition of only 20 sets.
heres a url to peep at:
http://www.yumfactory.com/20qwez.html
RAwk!
Atta
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Semi Update is Go! [06 Aug 2007|06:08pm]
Long time since update means chaos is winning.
I fight back with this plea from the center of the Errf.
Just finished a new painting, with an actual background! It's about 8x11"
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it's for the literartistry show at Corey Helford Gallery, Opens August 11.
Mines a misinterpretation of Lord of the Flies, a book i read cliff notes for in school, then right after read it
and kicked myself it was so good.
If you want it, you can own it by calling 310.287.2340

Another thing;
This Friday at 12pm, Ill be putting up the first batch of 20 Qwezshuns available to everyone.
Theyre hand casted, hand painted, have tehir own stands, and individually numbered carved boxes and certificates.
theyre 300$. Even the lids are different and hand painted. Itll be posted on the yumfactory.com site when theyre available first come first served. One per Person.
Boxes made by the folks at
http://www.becausewecan.org

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Thats it for now. more soon!
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More than meat for your eye [09 Jul 2007|07:14pm]
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Hey if you see that megalomovie Transformers,
look for theGlow Axtrx in the scene where there's serious Dance Dance revolution going on
at the hacker's house. Axtrx is to the right for like 15 seconds, hanging out with a Malfi.
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Palace of the Brine Online! [12 Jun 2007|01:02pm]
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Palace of The Brine Exhibition by Attaboy
at Rotofugi Chicago.
Pieces just made available online!
A temporary site has been put up to view the show and inquire about available work:
http://web.mac.com/kirbykerr/iWeb

Rotofugi gallery says:
"If you want to purchase a piece or have any questions (such as size
or medium used on a particular piece) please email Kirby at
kirby@rotofugi.com.
Pieces are first come, first served until we get the final gallery up
on The Rotofugi online store at which time all purchases will be through
there....so don't sleep if you like something!"

What a great time it was, Starting with a harrowing plane ride of shake m' up
turbulance which the formulaic inflight movie of Wild Hogs could not distract from,
there was the convection oven like heat of Chicago, the insane and slow and always on the phone cab drivers,
but most of all the sheer awesomeness of Kirby and Whitney and the Rotofugi staff
who put on a great show and retail operation. Annie and Atta had a rawking town in the windy city
where a fine establishment makes the bestest pierogies EVER to be tasted. And long live Uncle Fun!
Thanks to everone who came out for the Palace of the Brine!

P.s. here's a little movie of installing the spray painted walls
http://forums.rotofugi.com/images/attaboyrotofugisetup.mov
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