Punk Rock Entrepreneur is a guide to launching your own business using DIY methods that allow you to begin from wherever you are, right now. Caroline Moore talks (and illustrates!) you through the why and how of business operations that she learned over years booking bands, sleeping on couches, and making a little go a long way. Engaging stories and illustrations show you the ropes, from building a network and working distribution channels to the value of community and being authentic.
But if you're still not sure if the book is for you, there's a handy flowchart on the back cover to help you figure it out.
Jason Chandler asked me why I hadn't made a Frustrators shirt yet, and so I made this Frustrators shirt. Inspired by their song "Brown Mercury Comet."
Let it Go
I pulled some lyrics that I really liked from a White Wives song called "Let it Go." Not to be confused with the hit song from Disney's Frozen.
I wanted to work on illustrating people (and making those illustrations actually look like specific people). I happened to have a magazine with Billie Joe Armstrong on the cover, so I used that and Frankensteined together a few other reference photos to get it set up the way I wanted.
So now I have this illustrated portrait that is not at all stalkery, Mr. Amstrong, honest. I'm a big fan of your work, sir, please don't call the police.
I made this as a one-off for myself. PHGP made a point of not releasing much merch, and encouraged fans to DIY it. So I designed this graphic inspired by their song New Blood.
Carney + Co
I spent the afternoon taking some behind the scenes shots at Carney + Co in Greensburg for them to use on their website and social media accounts.
The guys started playing vintage baseball - effectively, baseball played by 1840s rules - and John wanted to dress the part. So he grew out a Snidely Whiplash mustache. He then declared that he was never, ever doing it again, so I best get some photo documentation. We set up the studio gear in the living room, and as you can see, he took it very seriously. I also made sure to get some good shots of the 'stache in action.
Festival Unrecord Poster
Illustrated poster for Unrecord's Festival Game. See the post on their website.
The idea was to have music bloggers create their dream festival, picking a location, MC, and bands from a few different categories.
Payload icons illustrated for Astrobotic, site by Carney + Co.
The site was finished shortly before their presentation in Budapest. As such the binary info in data translates to "Budapest? More like BudaBEST."
404 Page - Snacks Not Found
Custom illustration I created for a 404 page. We were having a bit of a raccoon problem at the time.