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Be Your Own God – Unar Car’das – Sam

Be Your Own God – Unar Car'das - Sam

Unar Car’das
Specialization/Class: Wizard
Weapon: Staff
Transport: Wagon
Familiars: Dragonflies
Misc. Stats: +2 to Tallness
Spirit Animal: Whale


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Be Your Own God – Justin S.

Be Your Own God – Justin S.

Justin S.
Specialization/Class: Priest
Weapon: Crossbow shaped like a cross
Transport: Giant Otter
Allies: Papal Guard, Swiss Orphans
Spirit Animal: Giant Otter


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Be Your Own God – Jared

Be Your Own God - Jared

Jared
Specialization/Class: Evil Cleric
Weapon: Broadsword/Magic Dagger
Transport: Your Mom
Familiars: Battle Stag
Misc. Stats: +5 Charisma -10 Dexerity

A project that depicts my friends as deities, weirdos, or whatever else they describe themselves via cryptic surveys.


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Be Your Own God – Raynore McGillicuty – Jacob Nerney

Be Your Own God - Raynore McGillicuty - Jacob Nerney

Raynore McGillicuty
Specialization/Class: Dwarf Barbarian
Weapon: Dual Wielded Long Swords
Transport: Shetland Pony
Allies: All Dwarves, Halflings of all Lands
Spirit Animal: Toad


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Be Your Own God – Ronaldo Hickabod

Be Your Own God - Ronaldo Hickabod

A project that depicts my friends as deities, weirdos, or whatever else they describe themselves to be via cryptic surveys.

Ronaldo Hickabod
Specialization/Class: Manhunter
Weapon: Colorful Language
Transport: Stolen Bicycle
Allies: None
Misc. Stats: Lvl 50 Borderlander
Spirit Animal: Sloth


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Be Your Own God – Ben “The Ice Cream Man” Houck

A project that depicts my friends as deities, weirdos, or whatever else they describe themselves to be via cryptic surveys.

Ben “The Ice Cream Man” Houck
Specialization/Class: Bamboozler
Transport: Rusty old truck
Weapon: Poison
Allies: Lots o cats be followin me
Misc. Stats: always high


Just added to the shop – New Prints and Paintings!

 

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Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Evil Dead poster

Brand new print for Steel City Secret Cinema, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Evil Dead!!

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Evil Dead


New Poster for The Golden Grass, Carousel, Lost Realms Show

Screeech

 

 

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“ZA” The Art Show all About PIZZA! Pizza Party Pics!

Pittsburgh’s Pizza Party: “ZA” The Art Show all about PIZZA!

Actual pizza making a guest appearance

Actual pizza making a guest appearance

Jes: Pizza Mastermind

Jes: Pizza Mastermind

Space Pizza

Space Pizza

ZA

ZA

Super Realistic Slice

Super Realistic Slice

Jes - Pizza Wizard

Jes – Pizza Wizard

Jes - Pizza Wizard

Jes – Pizza Wizard

Jeshaka Hand Chair

Jeshaka Hand Chair

Jacob Brentzel

Jacob Brentzel

Ronnie Hicks' Donatello

Ronnie Hicks’ Donatello

Just hangin with Donatello and a giant hand pizza chair.

Just hangin with Donatello and a giant hand pizza chair.

ZA!

ZA!

Caitlin Boyle, awesome. I need one of these prints!!

Caitlin Boyle, awesome. I need one of these prints!!

Pizza Pies Disco Dance!!

Pizza Pies Disco Dance!!


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Art All Night in Lawrenceville!

Are ya’ll going to Art All Night in Larryville on the 27th / 28th? You should. Better yet, you should submit some art-stuff. Fun.

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Art All Night turns Sweet 16! Take a stroll into Lawrenceville to celebrate the arts and community. Daylight, black of night, or wee hours of the morning: you can stop in and see the show. Come for the art on display, stay for the live art created before your eyes, for the art you can make, the music, the performances, and children’s activities!

Art All Night is FREE to attend and FREE to participating artists. YOU ARE THE ARTIST. We want you to submit ONE of your works of art. Early online registration will be available in early April at www.artallnight.org. Artists submitting work must show a photo ID during both registration and pickup. All artwork must arrive ready to hang or otherwise be displayed. As always: No Fees, No Jury, No Censorship!
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Free shipping on all PRINTS through this weekend!

Now’s your chance to grab a slick print! FREE shipping on all printed artwork through December 9th! Click the shop image below or go to http://society6.com/mrkoehler for details on how to acquire the gnarliest of paintings reproduced onto dead trees.

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Diggin through some old artwork… and thoughts on what’s to come.

No-Compute---Drumbreak

No Compute Drumbreak!!

I did this painting a few years back for the show Bogus Journey at Moxie Dada here in Pittsburgh. Looking back at some of my older paintings, I can see myself progressing technically, which comes with time, experience, and praying to sun god. The stories that I find myself telling through my paintings have gotten more layered and have become more of an autobiography. This last year especially with the series of paintings included in the show: Lost, Found, Somewhere in Between. I feel like things have gotten a bit darker too, which really, has been a reflection of my life. I’ve had a strange couple of years.

With the new stuff that I am working on now, while still slightly autobiographical, I am focusing on telling a more “put together” story of these characters that inhabit my pieces. What I’m doing now is creating a story of experiences, encounters, and conflicts that we all face, just through the eyes of  otherworldly creatures and weirdos. I’ve tried to address issues and experiences that we go through as people in the past. Be it, through my own weird, warped view. But things have always seemed fragmented. Always being compelled by fables, folklore, and the artwork that comes with them, this time around, I am trying to focus on series of stories that will all be accompanied by various forms of artwork. I’m not sure where this will go or if it will work at all, but I think that this is the direction that I need to go right now in order to tell a bigger story. So keeeep your eyes peeled for a new batch of lovably hysteric characters and the magically tragic tales they tell.

-Michael


Happy Turkey Madness!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING


Up next in New series. Mystic Skull AKA Mystr Skullington

Coming soon. Mystr Skullington, the wretched baboon man. While beaten and battered, he is still able to control the forces of his own dementia…


Crazy new painting: Dimensionaut, the Wizrd.

First in a series of 4 new paintings, is Dimensionaut. He’s a Wizrd dude that is weary after long barefoot travels on an unforgiving path. With him he keeps the impossible triangle, which guides him on his quest for light. And above him are two Death’s heads who like to hang out but also remind the old Wizrd of his grand purpose.

Dimensionaut has traveled through a horrible place, one of hellish despair. Still he is guided by his impossible faith that he will persevere. His future path is unknown. But his added eye, given to him by the triangle, grants him an insight. With help from death’s vicarious heads he treads forward.

This and other paintings to come will all be a part of an awesome storybook that’s in the making.


The Wizrd, Dimensionaut painting nearly finished!

So here’s a detail shot of the Wizrd, Dimensionaut. He just needs some last details and he’s all done. At this point I’m probably in at about 12 hours. This is what happens when I have a day off and nothing to do!

Keep your corneas peeled for the final version coming real soon.


New ART PRINTS!! starting at $18

sJust added today, New ART PRINTS starting at $18!!
Click on SHOP and for the PRINTS page.

Printed on Super high quality paper that was mined from the ocean floor by deep sea dudes and Poseidon himself!

Don’t forget, Original art is still available too! For more info go to CONTACT, where you can send me a message about what you’re interested in.


Sneak Peek Sketches

Here’s a couple sketches for a group of new paintings coming soon. . .


Character Sketches for Short Stories

These are a few drawings I did to accompany some short stories I’ve been writing.  They’re sort of like modern fairy tales or fables.  Only with robots and deaths heads.

Old Man wearing Bear Mask

Individuals wearing masks are hiding their true selves. There are two sides to this. Some wear masks to fool others into thinking that they are something different. They are afraid to reveal who they really are. Others wear masks in the hopes of becoming the character that the mask embodies, absorbing the traits that the mask holds. Some fall somewhere between the two.

The Collector
The Collector lives through his possessions. He has the features of a bird but his objects weigh him down making him unable to fly.
Deaths Heads
Deaths Heads are winged skulls sent to accommodate for pending expiration, but also assist and guide individuals in the transformation from one state to another.
The Hermit
The Hermit lives away from all others in the swamp. He is the only one capable of living there. The swamp’s difficulty and stubbornness is matched only by the Hermit’s.
The Robot
These are just a few, I have more in mind. I’ll post more soon.

New Painting – "Dopplegang" or "Robots Be Crazy"

This is a new-ish painting that I did for a show at Fast>>Fwd Gallery down in Lawrenceville. It’s titled Dopplegang.

To me it is about a sort of mental blockage that can then skew your vision, taking a form that gets in the way, and eventually pulls you to the ground.  I think that each “doppleganger” would think that’s it’s the original, and all of it’s connected siblings would simply be it’s clones. This would cause a conflict within the clustered automatons, every bot thinking that he is the only one worth being heard and taken seriously.  But all the time the one who is the REAL original would know just that, but with the all madness going on, he could barely speak, let alone make any sense of it all.  Eventually he would have to find a way to collapse all of these shadow selves back into each other, or remain planted, while his identity hangs above his head shifting from one stubborn monotone voice to another.


Cannibal Flower Pics


Modern Hooligan Comic


BOGUS JOURNEY!

Exhibit with Thad Kellstadt at Moxie Dada.

 

The Pittsburgh City Paper Wrote a
Cool review of our show!

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