Since 2017, I've been lucky enough to be able to compete in and design for Super Art Fight, a live art competition performance based in the Baltimore/DC region. Super Art Fight is best described as a combination of pictionary and pro wrestling, where two artists in stupid costumes and personas share a canvas to draw rotating topics to win over the audience. As a designer for SAF, I create, edit, and letter posters, flyers, and banner ads promoting upcoming shows and events. This also includes producing Super Art Fight NEO (Never-Ending Offseason), a show we stream on Twitch in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I am the primary producer for the show, running the behind-the-scenes processes to ensure it operates smoothly.
In 2018, I was tasked with becoming Super Art Fight's core designer, taking the bulk of the role from one of the showrunners to allow them to focus more on administration. I proposed a logo redesign and refreshed direction for the brand, which included a suite of logos and graphic elements as well as a fully-custom hand-drawn font called Super Art Font. These assets, including the new SAF website, are set to become key elements of Super Art Fight in the near and forseeable future.
Stevie Speed is my Super Art Fight character, a cocky race car driver sponsored by a major soft drink corporation that may or may not exist. Creating Stevie and SupraCola allowed my to flex both my design muscles and my "yelling at a crowd of people from a stage while making silly drawings" muscle at the same time.
In 2019, my fellow art fighter Michael Bracco asked me if I played bass. I responded that "play" was a very generous word for it, but nevertheless, he, myself, and SAF referee Adam Forejt joined together to create SEXYFUL, a band fronted by another Super Art Fight character, Baron von Sexyful. Over the course of late 2019, we wrote several songs, threw together an LP, and performed at the Ottobar alongside Super Art Fight in November 2019. I'm still not quite sure how it all happened.