Every year, thousands of technically inclined minds descend on Las Vegas for Blackhat - the largest hacker conference in the world. I was there to support the team at F5Labs and check out how my artwork separated F5 Networks from the myriad of boring booth designs.
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During the summer of 2015, one of my favorite neighborhood hangouts opened its doors, the Ballard Beer Company. One afternoon, I was sitting at the bar enjoying a cold glass of suds from one of the ten local breweries on tap when I met the owner.
I recently had the honor of penning an article for COAX, the online magazine of the amazing duo behind Louder Than Ten.
Initially, they had contacted me to inquire if I would be interested in doing an illustration or two for their upcoming Spring-ish issue. I was interested. But after I was told what the theme of the issue would be, I casually mentioned that I might also be interested in writing a few words about the subject myself. I pitched my general idea for a story over the phone, then submitted a rough outline.
Amazingly, I was given the opporunity to write my story and do some drawing.
The theme of the issue, broadly-speaking, was "Burn it down, build it up".
Four years ago this week, I launched VILE Inc.
This afternoon, I buried it.
Due to a rather unfortunate (read: completely shite) turn of events this past summer, my lawyer recommended that I rebrand. After months of cerebral agony, numerous mediocre potential names, and one really good name that would have offended a fair number of people, I've taken the path of least resistance and chosen a name that retains an element of "fun" and incorporates my surname.
Please welcome ...
With a new name comes a new approach to rebuilding my business and this site will be a work-in-progress for the foreseeable future. I may even decide to design a logo.
In the meantime, I've got a big project in the works and will be making a formal announcement in the very near future.
Cheers and here's to a (another) new beginning** in 2016.
**I don't plan on rebranding again. Ever.
EXCLUSIVE ECCC2015 VILE-SKINNED GNU DRAWING
I'D LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS GIVEAWAY. AND LET YA'LL KNOW THAT YOUR ODDS OF WINNING WERE BETTER FOR OUR INAUGURAL YEAR AT ECCC THAN ANY ODDS YOU ARE EVER LIKELY TO SEE AGAIN. EVER. 1 IN 21. THAT'S RIGHT, THERE WERE ONLY 21 SNOW RIDERS AMONG ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS FOR THE WEEKEND WHO TOOK THE CHANCE THAT EVERYONE ELSE WOULD THINK THERE WAS NO CHANCE.
WHOSE ENTRY SLIP GOT PULLED OUT OF THE HAT?
CONGRATULATIONS: DAVID JAMETSKY
Someone will be walking away from EEEC2015 with a big ol' smile on their face. Under that fantastically VILE skin is a bomber GNU Carbon Credit BTX from Washington's favorite local shredstick manufacturer. This isn't your average giveaway board.
This drawing is only open to ECCC attendees ... who purchase a VILE product. You'll get one entry.
The winner will be announced on March 29 immediately after ECCC powers down the lights for 2015. Check the home page. We'll be contacting the winner via email and making arrangements to ship (or pick up) the board.
Emerald City Comicon is completely SOLD OUT.
We've got two 3-Day passes to ECCC 2015 we'd like to give away to a couple people who are lousy at planning their schedules.
If you'd like to enter to win one of the two tickets, please visit our Home Page and enter your name and email address. We'll announce the winners on March 20th.
Congratulations Mary-Lousie Hawthorne and Jimmy Prom.
So yeah, we're new to the Emerald City Comicon this year. Brand new. Shiny-ass object new. And we don't expect anyone to know who the hell VILE Inc. is. Please, stop by our booth and say hello. Find us at ...
If you need an incentive, we'll be giving away a snowboard. You heard that right. A brand spanking new snowboard with custom VILE artwork.