is this thing on?

"Pug Life"

I got to do a portrait of Ron Funches as a pug, and everything about that makes me happy. 

Gallery 1988's comedian themed show "Is This Thing On?" opens this Friday, February 20th, and it is going to be great. Gallery 1988 always puts on an amazing show, and all of the work I've seen so far has been spectacular.


Artists on Board - Kaumaha


My latest piece is a new hand painted skate deck for Art Deck Co's recurring "Artists on Board" show. Keeping with the tiki motif of my last deck. I just really like the way they look on the boards, it seems like an appropriate use of the material.

I really like how this one turned out, the colors and contrast are exactly where I wanted them, and the form is really clear.

I don't have specific details on the show just yet, but I'll keep you all posted. Check back soon for more info.


"Genius at Work" now available as a limited edition print!

I am happy to announce that my Wile E. Coyote inspired piece "Genius at Work" is now available as a limited edition print from ChuckJones.com!

The edition will be limited 65 hand signed prints, so get yours while you can!


New Website Up and Running!

That's right, it finally happened. I've finally built myself a new website. What's more, you can actually see it on a mobile device! Will wonders never cease?

Check it out for yourself at www.mikebilz.com


My skate deck is now available as a limited edition!

Amazing news! The skate deck I designed for ArtDeckCo has been selected for a limited edition print run!

The run is limited to just 150 prints, and each deck will be hand signed and numbered by me, so get yours quick!

Visit ArtDeckCo.com to see all the details, and check out the all other boards now available for purchase.


Koukai music video...

Check out "Koukai", the awesome new video from Tiger Love Triangle.

A few months ago I was asked to create a series of eight-bit style sprites of the band and various other characters for the video. It's amazing to see how it all came together in the final edit. You can check out some of my original sprites below.

In the video the band gets sucked into a Rock Band style game, where they play to a sold out arena...

But something goes wrong, and the band has to fight their way out to make it home...

Man, sprites are fun. I especially love how all of the attack animations turned out. It definitely takes me back to the days of playing walk right brawlers on my Sega as a kid (16 bit I know, but nostalgia's nostalgia).

I just want to say thanks to the band and everyone else involved, the video turned out fantastic and it was a ton of fun to work on. 

Check out more from Tiger Love Triangle on their website, and be sure to see them the next time they're in your town.


Bronies: The Musical

Check out my latest commission.

The fine folks at Oddbird Theatricals asked me to create a prop for their upcoming show "Bronies: The Musical!" in the style of Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night".

Definitely one of the cooler and weirder projects I've gotten to work on lately. About 20% cooler.

The show officially opens as a part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival on June 7th and runs through June 28th.