Sunday, December 21, 2008

Merry Christmas

Check it out:
Jon Beinart has put together another incredible book with "Metamorphosis 2".
Thanks for letting me be part of this collection of amazing art Jon.

Available now at Gallery 1988 San Francisco.
"Craola Mini Print Set"

There are still some Cap'n Rotnclaws left at Strangco as well :)

and now, my favorite Christmas classic:

Monday, December 15, 2008

Blisss Magazine

I have a nice little interview and cover for the December edition of Blisss! magazine. Pic up a free copy in your local surf/skate shop. (Thanks Jani.)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Your new Plans For Saturday

Saturday December 13... Go To Copro Nason for the extremely talented artist, Matthew Bone's solo show:
"Like Giving a Kid a Loaded Gun"

See You there..

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I love thanksgiving. it reminds me of being a kid again. One of those couple days a year where you can put aside most of your responsibilities and just relax with family, watch old movies and eat till your sides burst. hope you all are having a great day and remembering the things you have to be thankful for.
God Bless.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank you West Wanderers

So "It Wanders West" at Gallery 1988 was a great success thanks to all of you who came out on a Thursday night in bad traffic. It was also great talking to some of your who were able to get a piece, I am glad to know they will be going to good homes. There is some great coverage of the show here at here are some pics from the night as well:

Special Thanks to Jensen for helping make this (the show and my career) run so smoothly and for his friendship and support over the years. Many blessings to you my friend.

Also don't forget, December 13th at Copro Nason Gallery:
The extremely talented Matthew Bone has a solo show. Come out and have your minds blown.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Opening reception Thursday, November 6th from 7-10PM
at Gallery1988 Los Angeles.

For more information: 323.937.7088/

Thursday, October 2, 2008

"IT WANDERS" print

It Wanders East, Part One of Greg "Craola" Simkins' It Wanders Collection was a huge success at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York. Thanks to everyone who was able to beat the rain and join us for the opening reception. The exhibition will continue to be on display until this Saturday, October 4th. There are only a few of the "It Wanders" limited edition canvas prints left. For more info, contact

(212) 244-7415

Monday, September 8, 2008

Thank You New York

So we got back yesterday morning from a short, yet memorable trip to my new favorite vacation destination ever. I was a bit skeptical of what my first trip to New York was going to be like, especially bringing our 1 year old son with us to the busiest city on earth. What I found was a contradiction to my ignorant presumptions, which were gathered mainly from movies and other media outlets. Of course there is nothing better than to go to a place to get a true feel for it, and we were not let down with this trip. The people we ran into on the streets going around town, in central park, at restaurants in the hotels and actually starting with other passengers at the airport here in L.A. were some of the nicest strangers we have ever met. The city was safe even walking around late at night and way cleaner than I thought it would be.
This is a good opportunity to thank Joshua Liner for the hospitality and putting on a great show at his gallery. You did a great job man thanks a lot. Tim and Alix, you guys rock as well and thanks for all the help with everything.
"It Wanders East" was a great success and thanks to those of you who trudged through the horrible storm and rains to make it out.

Hanging out with David Choong Lee and his wonderful wife and seeing his new body of work Village of Wind was a big highlight from the trip. He is an amazing artist and a great guy. Check out his stuff , you won't regret it.

(above: me and David Choong Lee)
It was good to see some old friends and meet some new ones as well as meet some people that I have looked up to for years.

(above:Wikan's and the Simkins)

(above: with my friend Joe Capobianco)

(above: animator Bill Plympton, me, and legend Tony Curanaj (Sub))

pieces from show(click here)

Next Topic:
I have a new T-Shirt Design out for Saosin and Hurley. A portion of the proceeds go to Invisible Children, which is an important charity which is bringing to light what is going on in war affected Uganda.

Next Topic:
Recently our friend Johnny Bit created Jenn and I a couple custom rings of my bat bunny Logo. Thanks dude, these came out great. You can check out his work work here.

And now, get ready, "It Wanders West" will conclude this current body of work on November 6 at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. I am excited to reveal the rest of the pieces from this series and will be posting more update on it later.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Saturday Sept. 6th
Joshua Liner Gallery

548 West 28th Street
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001

(212) 244-7415

show runs from Sept. 6th-Oct.4, 2008


Friday, August 15, 2008


I have been preparing for my next solo exhibition, "It Wanders" which will feature brand new paintings that I have been working on for the past year. The story, "It Wanders...East" begins in New York on Saturday, September 6th at Joshua liner Gallery . The end of the story, "It Wanders...West" unfolds in Los Angeles at Gallery 1988 on Thursday, November 6th
Selected work from "It Wanders" will be featured in my upcoming storybook from 1988 Press. Stay tuned for the official press release.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


On Friday, July 25th from 2-4pm, Greg"Craola"Simkins will be doing a special signing to celebrate the release of his BRAND NEW vinyl figure, Cap'n Rotnclaw at the STRANGEco Booth#4629.

Greg will also be releasing a new print from a piece he created for Hot Wheels and their 40th anniversary celebration on Saturday, the 26th, at 2 PM (Mattel Booth #3445.). Better line up for this one. The print is limited to only 110 and is $125 each.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The govenment wants to rob artist of their copyrights with a new law

If you are not aware...there is a movement in congress to remove our rights to our work once we create it...basically once you snap a photo or sketch a drawing make a song....someone can take it and use it without your permission and get away with it.

you gotta see this video and please check out this page and get involved...this BS has me so pissed right now i am trying to control my words...this is just a gateway to loosing more rights and privacy... pass this on...Get involved!.

http://www. myspace. com/protectyourwork

Sunday, July 13, 2008

"Come with me
And you'll be
In a world of
Pure imagination
Take a look
And you'll see
Into your imagination

We'll begin
With a spin
Traveling in
The world of my creation
What we'll see
Will defy

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanta change the world?
There's nothing
To it

There is no
Life I know
To compare with
Pure imagination
Living there
You'll be free
If you truly wish to be

If you want to view paradise
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Wanta change the world?
There's nothing
To it

There is no
Life I know
To compare with
Pure imagination
Living there
You'll be free
If you truly
Wish to be"
(I think they did it beter the first time)
(I need to update this thing more often...sorry people)
(p.s. Alex Pardee's Show last night kicked ass!)

Friday, May 30, 2008

Upper Playground LA

My good friends at Upper Playground are opening there LA location this weekend. take a look and stop on by:

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Palm Springs

Saturday, March 15th
M Modern Gallery
2500 N.Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs CA,92262

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Yo I met Stan Lee Last Night!!!!
Nerdy Ol' Greg met one of his heroes last night at Gallery 1988.
"Stan the Man,
Stan the Man,
Does whatever a Stan the Man can"
(thank you Jack at Vinyl Pulse for this Pic)



Saturday, Jan. 12th 7-11pm
MK Melrose

Join us at MK Melrose for our first release party and artist signing for 2008. Pick up this limited Gosho by legend Greg 'CRAOLA' Simkins, enjoy music by R-Rated and DJ Colby, and grab a refreshment!

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