"Hey, Alex, a couple of the good folk who came by the Atlanta Sketch4Sketch stop said you were starting to resemble Tom Hanks in Philadelphia and almost passed out in your own filmy drool while drawing them a picture of a bulldog with elephantiasis. What the fuck man, I thought you were kinda professional!??"
Well, mysterious quotable person, I will answer your questions with sentences that have question marks at the ends but aren't really questions:
1. We have so far travelled over 5000 miles by car in less than 2 weeks, slept less than The Machinist, stopped in 8 different cities and drawn close to a thousand drawings for artists of all ages who have been kind enough to grant us with some of THEIR art. Regardless of our near-perfect physiques, rigorous daily exercise routines, and military background, we recently hit a physical, mental & financial breaking point and had to figure out how to rearrange things in order to make it home alive. As now….it is survival?
2. What gave you the impression that we were professional? Was it my pink cosmetic bag? Or perhaps my proper use of the words "Dude" and "dick"?
So, with that lengthy desperate diatribe being typed, and though please understand that we have tried our hardest to accommodate the ridiculous overambitious schedule that I originally planned, we have officially made the rest of the SKETCH 4 SKETCH tour a little more spread out, a little smaller, but A LOT MORE FOCUSED. Yes, I know a lot of the places & cities that we promised we would be are not on this list, but let's make this tour finish strong so that NEXT time, we CAN spend a little time planning it out and get to stop in more cities, spend more time with you, and continue to soak up that inspiration that we are DEFINITELY receiving on this tour. I can describe everyone we have met (except for these dudes at a Taco Time in Omaha) as something that rhymes with "zamazing" and "rinspiring".
So, check out these dates, and click on the ones with links for a little more specific info about that venue. And, as usual, follow us on Twitter for any spontaneous secret stuff along the way:) Hint: what do Mickey Avalon, Jeremy Fish, Secret Treasures, Texas Chainsaws, Kevin Hayes, and N8 Van Dyke have in common? See below and get be-lown away!
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THURSDAY, APRIL 29
MONDO TEES/ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE LAMAR
(EXCLUSIVE ALEX PARDEE SCREENPRINT SET BEING RELEASED TOO! Shhhhh)
1120 S. Lamar Blvd.
FOR MORE INFO
SUNDAY, MAY 2:
RED HOT ROBOT
14 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013-2568
MONDAY, MAY 3:
THE ARTS FACTORY
LAS VEGAS, NV
3PM-7PM (with guest famed photographer Kevin Hayes in the house!)
107 East Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89104
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5:
ZEROFRIENDS SECRET ONE DAY ONLY POP UP SHOP
LOS ANGELES, CA
We are temporarily taking over The R&R Gallery in downtown LA and setting up a full ZEROFRIENDS store for 24 hours ONLY. The Sketch4Sketch event will happen there!
STORE HOURS: 11AM - ?
SKETCH 4 SKETCH EVENT (With Alex Pardee, Dave Correia, guest artist MICKEY AVALON, PLUS maybe more secrets: it IS Los Angeles. I have to be shady about it!): 1PM-4PM
SATURDAY, MAY 8:
UPPER PLAYGROUND / 5024SF Gallery
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
FINAL SKETCH 4 SKETCH w/ Guest artists JEREMY FISH & NATE VAN DYKE!
220 Fillmore St
San Francisco, California 94117
Remember: You bring a sketch, or ANY kind of YOUR OWN art to us, and we will exchange it for a sketch that we do on the spot for you! (please keep in mind that because of the turnouts, which have been insane, we can only promise a quick sketch!:)
Also, we have raffle tickets for sale that are helping to fund our trip, as well as some other mercy like shirts and prints. Get on it!:)
For more info on the tour itself, the raffle, and all those good intentions, CLICK HERE
We will see you there hopefully!!!!