Sunday, November 29, 2009


In the spirit of the holiday, I'm posting about some terrific spending opportunities for you, the consumer. The first bit of news is that I have opened up an "Etsy" store. I have enrolled in a printmaking class, which gives me an opportunity to create prints. Printmaking is something I enjoy very much. It's been great to learn more about lithography, a printing process that I wasn't very familiar with before. I'd like to post more about my class later, because printmaking is very interesting and widely misunderstood. But to get back on track. The image above is a print for sale on my Etsy store. Here is another print for sale.

You can find these prints and more here.

GR Post-It Show!

The other bit of news is that I will be in the Post-It Show 4 at the GR2 gallery. This is perfect if you want to pick up some beautiful and horribly underpriced artwork. $20 per post-it and it's cash and carry, which means you take it home with you once you buy it. Make sure you get there early because the good stuff will go fast.

Post-It Show 4 at GR2, December 5, 2009 - January 13, 2010
Reception: Saturday, December 5, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

'Tis the season... TO SHOP!!!!!!!!

ljihanian Etsy store
Post-it Show 4 event page on Facebook

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Los Angeles

Los Angeles has become such a blur to me now, that I look up places of interest based upon friends recommendations and realize these are all places I have been. One gets the sense that Los Angelenos have a rolodex or catalog of hangouts but it's more of a hazy drifting dream.

More Danger Country coming eventually but at the moment I am working on another comic called Exodus from the Spiral City. That's the tentative name anyway.

If your name is Scott Fortier and you ordered a drawing from me, please contact me.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Sharklops on Threadless

An old drawing of mine has been posted on as a contender for $2500 in cash and prizes. Go ahead and click there and vote on it if you like it. I would consider it a personal favor! Thanks!

Sharklops Speaks in a Precise Language of Melancho - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

New Strip: Danger Country

Starting today I'll be posting up a new serialized comic strip story, occurring twice a week. It ties in with a larger form graphic novel set in the same setting. Hopefully I'll stick with the schedule and you'll like the story. Any way, I'm pretty excited about it. Here's the first strip!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Flock it up you Flocking Mother Flocker

Flock it up all over the place, indeed. If you're going to be anywhere in the northern hemisphere between March 27 and March 29, you need to experience the Flock Yeah II Moped Rally: Bird is the Word: A Moped Rally: Held by the Latebirds of Los Angeles. You don't need a moped to partay but it helps! Check out this promotional video, which is the undisputed most badassiest moped rally promotional video ever created. Then, register at the website:

The Los Angeles Latebirds - Flock Yeah II from Brian Sowell on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 08, 2009


The drawing above will be a part of the Year of the Ox show. It is my largest crosshatch piece yet. Here's the info for the show.

March 14 - April 15, 2009
Reception: Saturday, March 14, 6:30 -10:00

2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 445-9276

Giant Robot is proud to host Year of the Ox, a group art show celebrating year 4707 on the lunar calendar. Pieces will include illustration, oils, pencils, prints, watercolor, sculpture, and other media-all dedicated to the hardest-working animal of the Chinese zodiac cycle.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Blogg links

the two best things on the internet are on Jeff Soto's blog. The first thing is his non-boring report on Art Basel, and the second thing is the amazing and hilarious video of his daughter, Shannon.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

BEASTS! signing @ Secret Headquarters

I almost forgot about this! If you're in L.A. on Friday night, there will be a signing for the new BEASTS! book. There will be many artists from the book in attendance, and maybe a beast or two.

Friday, February 13, 2009
8:00pm - 10:00pm

Secret Headquarters
3817 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

This Friday the 13th, the Secret Headquarters presents "Night Of The BEASTS!", an artists signing of the hardcover release of book two, and the paperback edition of book one.

BEASTS! is a beautiful book that features 180 artists depicting mythological and folkloric creatures.

Several artists including Derek Albeck, Ron Rege, Martin Cendreda, Billy Reynolds, Jordan Crane, Johnny Ryan, Levon Jihanian, Mark Todd, Christopher Lee, Tony Millionaire, Joe Vaux, Ester Pearl Watson, Tom Neely, Steven Weissman, Laura Plansker and Tessar Lo will be in attendance to sign or otherwise distinguish your books!

Come on down for your copy of BEASTS! or just drop by to say hello and share a cocktail with us...

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

A Boy Named Charlie Brown

There are YouTube videos you want to E-mail to all of your friends, and there are YouTube video you never want to end.

via Fantagraphics blog, who found it on the The Daily Cartoonist.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Levon on

One of my drawings was just posted on

I love watching how people draw and even though most of the stuff is different than how I draw, it's still fun to see how other people approach drawing. It's also interesting to me the music they picked for accompaniment... I think i was listening to Elliot Smith or something at the time.

Levon Jihanian + Motorhead video