Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Well Comic Con is already here and I unfortunately had conflicting schedules so am missing the event. I have a couple releases but that's not the purpose of this post. I would like to highlight an event going on the week of the Con if you get a chance. My friend Tyke Witnes and co-Scared Friends compadre Alex Pardee have teamed up on the CanMan project (Which Dabs and Myla, Pose, Revok and I are also a part of) and are releasing his version of this collectable toy. They will be available at Toynami Booth #3229?

For a full list of all if Alex's releases click HERE! and don't forget to stop by the Zero Friends booth!
Also Check out Tyke Witnes' amazing work HERE!

Comic Con/ Colorink Book/ and Rayola shirt

"Imscared" T-Shirt and Monochrome Plush (Color Ink Book booth #5569)
The Brothers Washburn and their Color Ink Book art periodical are bringing some pretty cool exclusives to Comic-Con this year. First up is this awesome “Imscared” t-shirt by Greg ’Craola’ Simkins limited to 150 pieces. Second is a Monochrome Travis Lampe Rayola plush limited to 80 pieces.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The History of American Graffiti

This post is for those of you in New York. This is one not to miss.

The HOLE presents:

Featuring : TAKI 183

 July 21
7-10 pm

312 Bowery

New York, NY 10012


Forty years ago, an article in the July 21, 1971 issue of the New York Times titled: TAKI183 SPAWNS PENPALS - ignited the graffiti movement in New York. 

On the 40th anniversary of this article, July 21, 2011, TAKI 183 will arrive – for a special event with Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon, the authors of THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN GRAFFITI, to which TAKI 183 wrote the foreword.

Special guests from WRITERS' CORNER 188:

SNAKE 1 • SJK 171 • MIKE 171 • ROCKY 184 

TAKI 183 signed prints will be for sale.

Only copies of HISTORY OF AMERICAN GRAFFITI will be signed.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

NOW AVAILABLE: Greg Simkins Vannen Watch

Introducing "Always Look Down"

Greg 'Craola' Simkins is proud to present Always Look Down, a new XL time piece by Vannen Artist Watches. The colorful creatures Simkins paints into his fine art fables are absent from this canvas; their vacancy replaced by opticfal illusion and abstraction. With its repeating band of contrasting strips and hypotic swirling faceplate, Always Look Down transforms your wrist into one of Simkins' signature "rabbit holes". The watch is a portal to the dream state....

Packaging is signed & numbered

Limited to 150 pieces

$85 each

***One lucky person will find an original Simkins ink drawing inside their watch packaging!***


Vannen logo

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

SNEAK PEEK of ink drawing...

Here's a look at the original ink drawing I did which will be randomly inserted into one of the packages of my new Vannen watches being released tomorrow, July 13th at vannenwatches.com.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A chance to score an original ink drawing!

I'll be randomly inserting an original ink drawing inside the packaging of one of my new Vannen watches to be released Wednesday, July 13th. More info here.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New release for next Wednesday, July 13th

I'm getting excited for this release...

Greg "Craola" Simkins' "Always Look Down" limited edition Vannen XL artists watch. Release date: 07.13.11



a new print by

Greg 'Craola' Simkins

Limited Edition of 50

Printed on Museo Portfolio Rag

100% cotton paper

18" x 24" Image Size
21" x 28" Paper Size

Hand signed & numbered


Contact Sarah Folkman to purchase at:


(Only available at Corey Helford Gallery)

Corey Helford Gallery

8522 Washington Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232

(310) 287-2340

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

CRAZY4CULT Book Signing on Sunday, July 10th

I will be joining my fellow artists also featured in Gallery 1988's CRAZY4CULT new book for a signing on Sunday, July 10th at noon at Gallery 1988: Los Angeles. Stop by and say hi!

Monday, July 4, 2011

"Escape With Me" closes July 8th

an exhibit with:

Greg 'Craola' Simkins




On display until

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Y'ves Laroche

Galerie d'Art Yves Laroche

6355 Saint-Laurent

Montréal QC H2S 3C3 CANADA


(514) 393.1999

The Nature of Nurture

60 x 36 in. - Acrylic on canvas

Greg 'Craola' Simkins, 2011