Images copyright 2020 Christopher Wayne Griffin / That Darn Head Studio
I am an artist currently residing in Seattle or at least what's left of it. I spent most of my early years in and around San Diego (I'm a VQ-1 Navy Brat) and have been published in the San Diego coffeehouse newspapers North Park News and The Espresso. In the 1990s I was employed at Distributel, a silk screen studio located in the Kearny Mesa suburb of San Diego, designing custom logos for promotional products and sportswear and at Wherehouse Records as an airbrush and 3D artist, creating oversized promotional displays promoting new record company releases.
I spent a year in Portland, Maine and drew (drawed?) cartoons for The Casco Bay Weekly and have recently been contributing twisted images to Michael Koehler's Mortimer Megapress of Tacoma Washington. I've also designed ads published in Seattle's free weekly The Stranger.
I designed the logo for The Neptune Music Company in Seattle’s University District (AND created the outside wall signage) and have designed spot illustrations, album covers and posters for music acts and events. I have also worked as a custom picture framer, freelance comic book inker and sign painter. - Chris