Go check this out!

 Kent State splits with Airlooms, Doleful Lions, and At The Heart Of The World up now to order/ download!

I did the artwork, sang some things, and played some things, but Nick did most of the work. For fans of Guided by Voices, serial killers, pizza, and psychedelic death-pop.


Kent State do the splits

Lately I've been putting together the artwork and layouts for the next three Kent State releases. Can't wait to see them all pressed and put together!


Ten Paces, Heavy Metal Edition

So this week on Ten Paces and Draw, the topic was heavy metal. So glad that guest curator Niv Bavarsky gave me a rad sketch by Nick Iluzada to work from! It's of Shredder from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles playing in a metal band with some rat mutants. Check out the post on the blog here.

Please click to look at it larger, it gets proportionately cooler.

Also, look at what Julianna Brion did to my sketch! She took it to another level. I love her as always.


Pizza Party

I made this gif infinitely more obnoxious, I hope you enjoy it.


Testing, one two

I love gifs. Here is one I made this weekend, I'm going to add color to it soon.


Big Jesus

For a t-shirt. Big Jesus.



California Schemin'

So this has been a hectic month. Somewhere toward the beginning of it, I decided I was going to drive to California, with my boy and our cat. We're planning on never coming back.
See you in Los Angeles!


Hairy Baltimore

For the Baltimore Book Festival this year, illustrator Alex Fine curated a little book called Hairy Baltimore. It compiled drawings from over 20 differentlocal Baltimoreans with famous hair.  I drew this dude Adam Meister, a Political Examiner, and his tousled pomp. Drawing sooo many pomps lately.


Ten Paces and Draw

I was so excited when I was asked to participate in this week's Ten Paces theme... Greasers!

Check out the full post here, where you can see a beautiful original sketch by the talented Lindsay Nohl.  Her sketch was certainly a little different than my final... but I tweaked it into a wolfie boyfriend for my batgirl blog header!

Also make sure to check the post in which my original sketch of greaser slugs was taken to final by the perpetually amazing Julianna Brion!


Just a few sketches

in collage form.

the last three quick photo-assemblages will likely be used for the next three Kent State EPs.

listen up!


Paranoid Futures

A new look for Paranoid Futures, the blog home for all of Nick Vance's musical projects.

... Pizzyramid.


Baltimore Artscape

This is Baltimore's 30th Artscape. This year the theme is 1982, the year the first festival was held.  I contributed the images from the Words of Wisdom greeting cards I made a few months ago. The one image in particular of Randy Savage was used in promotions for the event (undoubtedly due to his untimely passing, RIP Macho Man) and the Baltimore Sun even ran a story about Artscape on their website and featured my image!

Yesterday I went and took pictures of the 8-foot tall vinyl banners they made for the event. They were on the outside of the karaoke tent, which was a pretty busy area... the easiest the way to get people out of my way to take pictures was to pose like dorks in front of them.

I think they turned out super clean, especially considering the 4"x6" size of the original image! Nice of them to put my name on there, too.  And to my surprise, Randy was incorporated into the huge 40-foot signage tower at the entrance.

Artscape continues today and Sunday, so go eat some funnel cake (for $$) and watch some live acts for free!


Ten Paces and Draw

I was very happy to be given the opportunity to take part in Alyssa Nassner's ongoing project called Ten Paces and Draw. Illustrators are given a theme, asked to create a sketch based on it. Then, the sketches are exchanged, and each artist takes another persons sketch to the final stage, with about a three day turnaround.

This week's theme was "Dream Date."

My sketch was of a girl on an interstellar motorcycle ride with Glenn Danzig. In an interesting turn of events, Danzig was morphed into Robert Pattinson in Rachel Dougherty's final version!

The final I worked on was about a nerdy scientist time-travel dino date!
Check out the post on TPaD to see Michele Rosenthal's original sketch!



I've been working on lots of different projects lately.  Here is one that I completed recently, artwork for the crusty hardcore band Ruptures from Los Angeles.

Click the images for a better look. I had lots of fun drawing this.


Vend Send Mend

Vend Send Mend is a project started by two of my former classmates, Craig Bowers and Jee-Shaun Wang.  It is a fundraiser for disaster relief in Japan, and over 60 artists contributed work to be auctioned off for the cause.  Here was my piece for the event, I decided to an experimental collage piece:

Hieronymus Bosch figurine not included.


Wrinkles in: Depth Perception

The second installment of the Wrinkles saga is complete. This comic is printed on an 11x17 piece of paper, cut and folded into a meandering accordion booklet. They are black and white, with black laser-cut museum board covers.

I only printed a small run of these (20!) so get them while you can. Send me an email at egmaatman@gmail.com if you are interested.


"Sleepy Dog" will do.

This is an animation I completed in part with Ian Ihrig and Ellie Howson in December 2009. I made the dog character (he is now a showpiece in my dog-themed bathroom,) supplied/designed the set (bonus points if you can find the items in the background which have found new life in my my last post) and shot most of the footage, while Ian and Ellie did most of the animating, film editing and sound editing.


Thesis Complesis

My thesis is finally done! What started off as something experimental has developed into a skill and a style that I am glad I can have as part of my portfolio. I'm not sure how it's going to fit into the overall scheme of my career as an artist, but I've gotten a lot of positive feedback from friends and faculty. And, now I can say I'm an amateur woodworker, electrician, and taxidermist.

So here it is, the story of Egor the Brave:


I'm planning to move out of Baltimore in the coming months, so I'm selling these bulky things. Numbers 2 and 8 are gone, but if you're interested in any the others, please contact me at egmaatman@gmail.com for prices. Graduation is Monday. Eep!


Sincerity vs. Irony

Another "Hipster Handbook" illustration I neglected to post earlier. meh. 

Only one more week of classes... ! I've enjoyed school, but I've definitely had enough for a while.



Better colors! I think.

Disco Rollerskate

My cousin is having a 70's themed roller-rehearsal dinner party! 
So I managed to sneak this guy in tonight.
Tomorrow I'll resume scramblin' to get my finals done by spending all day building a little man out of wood and sheet metal. 


Website is up!

I'll expand it in the future, separate things into categories, etc. But for now, a condensed portfolio.