“Worst of the Worst” Rolls Into Toronto May 12th

This Friday, May 12th 8-11pm is the opening for “Worst of the Worst” in Toronto’s Blue Tile Lounge.  Sponsored by Vans, the show features tons of decks and original artwork from my decades of work with Antihero, as well as studio drawings, paintings and sketchbooks. John Cardiel aka DJ Juan Love will be spinning tunes, and there will be limited edition decks and screenprints available. It’ll be a great time, bring your mom… see you there!  

Limited Edition Decks and Prints Available at Worst of the Worst Shows

Available only at my ongoing “Worst of the Worst” art shows are a limited run of decks and screenprints. I’ve made a run of 100 Stranger “K9” decks (originally released in 1997) in a new colorway, signed and numbered, as well as a signed edition of 150 “Worst of the Worst” screenprints, printed at Oakland’s Bloom Press.  Both are only available at the art shows (Brooklyn, Toronto and Los Angeles), and once they’re sold out, they’re gonzo. The K9 deck is probably my single favorite board graphic i’ve ever made, and the screenprint features a who’s who of the horrible, ridiculous …

Worst of the Worst: Brooklyn Went Well

With over 800 attendees, the first stop of my “Worst of the Worst” art retrospective was a good time for Brooklyn’s funsters.  HO99O9 played an incredible set, and all the beer got guzzled.  Thanks to House of Vans Brooklyn for hosting a really great night. Next stop: Toronto!  May 12th-19th at Toronto’s Blue Tile Lounge.

“Worst of the Worst” Art Retrospective Opens at House of Vans Brooklyn Friday, April 28th

Friday, April 28th at House of Vans Brooklyn is the launch party for my Worst of the Worst art retrospective.  Sponsored by Vans and Antihero, the exhibition features original drawings and over 100 decks from more than two decades of graphics for Antihero, plus studio paintings and drawings. For you thrillseekers out there, there’ll be a full pigeon painting section, as well as limited edition prints and decks available. Music by HO99O9 and a dj set by The Blackouts, it’ll be a great time for most.  8-11pm. Saturday at 4pm i’ll be doing an artist talk at House of Vans …

“Worst Of The Worst” Art Shows Announced

Vans is pleased to partner with iconic skateboard brand Antihero to present a touring exhibition of “The Worst of the Worst”, a Todd Francis art retrospective. Launching at House of Vans Brooklyn, the exhibition will feature over 50 works of art including original drawings and over 100 iconic skateboards showcasing two decades of signature graphics created for Antihero. The Todd Francis “Worst of the Worst” traveling Art Retrospective will open at the House of Vans Brooklyn on Friday, April 28 from 8-11 pm, then hit the road with stops at Blue Tile Skateshop in Toronto and Subliminal Projects Art Gallery …

New Fun Page for May Issue of Penthouse

The May issue of Penthouse comes out any day now, and inside you’ll find my latest Fun Page. Inside you’ll also find great new work from fellow Penthouse contributors Porous Walker, Leah McSweeney, Chris Nieratko, Dave Carney, Sam Phillips, Rafie Aronowitz and many, many more.  Dry your eyes and get yourself a copy.  

Where Are They Now, asks Antihero

A lil’ peek at a new set of Antihero board graphics that takes a walk down memory lane and steps in dog poo. April will be a big month for my history of art with Antihero, so stay tuned for lots of announcements on this pressing subject.  And these graphics will all tie into that…

TF Pigeon Toes Socks Out Now from Stance

New from Stance is my signature collection of Pigeon Toes. If you’re down in the dumps, big bossman got you down, or stuck with a bad batch of the clap, well, these socks won’t fix all that, but they will impress your dirtbag friends. Get yours at your favorite shop, and if you go to stance.com you see the full collection and watch a goofy video we made too.

New Work for Antihero Coming Soon….

You’ll be shocked to learn i’m working on a whole new batch of board graphics for Antihero. This one might be for Peter Hewitt.  Keep your eyes peeled for these to hit the shops.

Fables Pro Set Coming Soon From Antihero

The new Spring Drop 1 from Antihero lands in a few days, and my newest pro set “Fables” is part of it. Decks for Daan, TNT, Pfanner and Cardiel, its a cocktail of timeless lessons with a modern kiss of doom. In skateshops soon, see them here first. The entire Antihero Spring Drop 1 will be at antiheroskateboards.com in the coming weeks.