Saturday, August 30, 2008

Laverie Vallee makes erotic film for Thomas Edison

I'm doing research for what i think will be my next big series of drawings. Growing up my father loved everything that was the worlds largest, smallest, neatest, fastest etc. In fact, if we ever found or saw something REALLY cool he would introduce it by saying "it walks, it talks, it crawls on it's belly like a reptile..."

Laverie Vallee, Charmion, was a Sacramento born trapeze artist who possessed strength and a physique most men would be envious of. However, she was most well known for her risqué striptease performances.

The act opened with Charmion taking the stage in full Victorian attire. She would then mount the trapeze and proceed to undress to her leotard while performing impressive and strength-dependant stunts. The act was incredibly impressive and provocative for the era. However, the controversy created by her performances did not prevent the formulation of a devoted, and mostly male, fan base.

One of her greatest fans was Thomas Edison. As a result of that adoration, on November 11, 1901 Charmion committed a simplified version of her act to film for Edison. The film, simply entitled ‘Trapeze Disrobing Act’ focused more on the erotic aspect of the performance, though a few remarkable feats of strength are featured.

Charmion eventually retired to Santa Ana, California. She passed away on February 6, 1949 at the age of 73.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

new poster

New stickers lead to a new set of posters. These will stay and go up in DC!

The horse is a drawing I did at the beach.

The quote is from Bukowski.

horses are always for barb and mitch

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

DECOY stickers on way to Chicago

New Decoy stickers ready to head out to Chicago.
Swaffie, and DEBT along with a bunch of other friends are heading to Chicago for the North American currier Championships. Good luck!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

New fonts

new projects sometimes lead to new fonts.

why, sometimes i've believed as many as six impossible things before the complete quote.
All ties into Alice in Decoyland.

Friday, August 22, 2008

For Swaffie's birthday

we did something i've always wanted to do, ask the pizza guy to make the pepperoni in a smiley face.

I hope it made them smile as much as it did us.

Happy Birthday Slavko!

plus Alice in Decoyland painting in progress. Potential new mural.

here is an old mural.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


If you're looking for something fun and a little different, then you should come Saturday Aug, 23 to the GALA Theater (near the new target).


and more

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Vacation is good

Getting ready for the next show.

Went to my favorite place ever in dc tonight. Top Secret right now.
PLUS web site coming along well, potential banner...

new sketches

From vacation.

first time seeing a wild horse.

first time camping on the beach.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Courtesy of Mr. T,

DECOY stickers up in Austin, Texas.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


THIS JUST IN painting

not finished but started.

plus, PERFECT STARTER WIFE. still working.


There are six new DECOY ties getting ready to go out to stores. I'm happy to announce that the new ties will be for sale at my favorite shop to buy buttons, SMASH!
These are the new tags that will be attached to the ties. Each tie has a name. My favorite are the charlie brown NINJA tie and the LILI tie, named after my favorite bartender in DC.


Every now and then videos of mi amigo RATON show up online various places. This is circa 94. He is in the 8th min. 08 second. Go Little RAT go.


new painting i've been working on. it is the third piece of the series. PERFECT STARTER WIFE, ALL STAR CUTTER and YOU KILL ME.
I've had these drawings for quite some time. They all seem to be of pretty heavy subject matter and quite personal, so it took me a while to put them on canvas.

Monday, August 11, 2008


This is not the finished flyer...but I wanted to get the info out!

The show benefits the People's Media Center and the Washington Peace Center's Cross-Country Convention Journey.

Sunday, aug 18

Peoples' MEDIA Center
4132 Georgia Ave.
Washington D.C., 20011
Phone (202) 722-0150


Sunday, August 10, 2008


Today RELAX and I went on a hunt for the perfect frame for my print from BOOKISH LADY.
A little red and black spray paint and the frame is great!

Saturday, August 9, 2008


Today Bookish Lady won the title of Best Surprise EVER! I opened my door and there, hanging, was this amazingly perfect print she had made. Bookish Lady, in my heart, is like the tooth fairy, easter bunny and santa combined.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


the colors are totally off here, but the new DECOY ties are out for this year!



* all ties were found in an old chest once owned by a local banker.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


A little while back i had made HIP a special I LOVE PARIS painting.

We had decided she would repay me with a painting i had fallen in love with at El Tamarimdo. Today was the day I got it!

'Corazones' It is perfect.

David Amoroso

Sunday, August 3, 2008

SHARK ATTACK 08 welcomes Ryan Seacrest

I'm a firm believer in things happening in life and them being signs that you're on the right track. After this weekend I feel even stronger about SHARK ATTACK 08.

Ryan Seacrest was bitten by a shark at the weekend while swimming a few feet from the beach in Los Angeles.

Seacrest, the American Idol host was bitten on the toe, by a shark he bizarrely described as being about the size of an average cat.

The cat-sized shark apparently left a tooth in his foot. No word on whether it was cat-tooth sized.

"I thought it was a stick!" said Seacrest. "I wasn't quite sure what had happened. I saw it swim! He took a bite, and he left."

Seacrest did not need hospital treatment after the attack, but did take an Advil.

Ryan Seacrest: 'I Was Bit by a Shark'


Friday, August 1, 2008


The night I came back from Atlanta my friends and I went to the Black Cat. I wore a DECOY tie and ended up meeting a man who wanted one just like mine, but boy size.
Here it is.

Request for one tie, lead to an assembly of many more new and cute cute cute ties!
These are the new Robots in black. You can buy them in grey at Capitol Hemp in Adams Morgan.

While home, MAC N DEEKS also went shopping for new lace and such. This lead to the newest DECOY girlie tie. It's the LILI tie. First one going to the real LILI herself.

Cut out