Thursday, August 13, 2015

Lost Comedians series

This time last year I made a proclamation. I only want to work on stuff that I love. I want to be involved in comedy. I didn't really know how specifically I would wedge my Chuck Taylor into this world but soon enough I was able to get in with San Francisco comedy clubs (and SF Sketchfest!), making show posters. I'm even getting up for some open-mics. It's kinda nuts how quickly things have moved since then. After getting to know the folks at Cobb's Comedy club and Punch Line, they asked me to help them redecorate the green room at Cobb's with a series of caricatures. These are the comedians who left us too soon. So I launched into painting these iconic comics in watercolor and inks. 

When I was first commissioned, I had visions of these pieces being ultra-simplified Hirschfeld-esqe caricatures but strangely enough they are turning out to look more like my drawings. Oh well, the world already has Hirschfeld-esque drawings. They were drawn by Al Hirschfeld.

Check out the first seven pieces comedians, Robin Williams, Joan Rivers, Mitch Hedberg, Patrice O'Neal, Greg Giraldo, Redd Foxx, and Robert Schimmel

By the way, this is an image dump because stuff on Blogspot shows up in Google searches and not on my current, Squarespace site. It's a bum out. For all the latest bookmark

Monday, February 2, 2015

Better Off Dead 30th Anniversary Live Read

There is ONE film that sums up my youth. My brother and I watched this one over and over, more than Star Wars, more than Raiders, even more than Pee Wee's Big Adventure. It's still a Christmas tradition in our home: 

Better Off Dead

Sunday Feb. 8th SFSketchfest is hosting a live read of the script by creator Savage Steve Holland and (much of) the original cast like Curtis ArmstrongKim DarbyDiane FranklinAmanda Wyss plus super-cool understudies like Eddie Pepitone and Jon Heder! I managed to get myself involved with this event, drawing this here poster. It will be available at the show along with prints of my other Better Off Dead artwork, including a surprise piece that will be revealed at the event! 
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Recent stuff

I have noticed that a Google Image search for Ben Walker Art brings up mostly old work of mine, and other Ben Walkers out there. So here is an image dump of what I've been working on recently. For more info go to Thanks!