BITCHINVILLE CINEMA AND THE GENIUS OF NATE DOYLE:
Beginning in the summer of 2011 and continuing until October of that year, I ran a movie night called Bitchinville Cinema in the backyard of Roberta’s in Bushwick. It was a rough and fun affair where we’d set up seats and tables, a screen, projector and sound system, and have their mobile pizza oven set up to fire up a small menu of pizza as well as coolers full of drinks and such. Sometimes people came, sometimes they didn’t, but the most consistent element of the whole short-lived experiment were the posters, which were illustrated by my pal Nate Doyle (the man behind Crooked Teeth Comics
), who would take my “art direction” (the copy, a vague idea, some reference and a request to think about Raymond Pettibon) and come up with something amazing on short notice. I’d take the jpegs he sent, zip on down to the copy shop to make a few 2’x3’ posters to hang up and give away, and we’d move on to the next week. It’s one of the things I’ve done that I’m the proudest of and it wouldn’t have been half as good without Nate and I’m proud to say we’re working on stuff together to this day.