Sunday, March 20, 2011

Save The Date

I've been working on save the date designs for my wedding. Here's the one I'm happiest with, sans text.

Friday, January 21, 2011


I went to watch Tim Schweiger play some acoustic songs at County Claire here in Milwaukee last night and made a few drawings while I was listening. I also recommend the Sugar Stems here in town if you haven't heard them by now. I didn't realize that a few tracks from a mixtape Tim made me were from the band, and Betsy from Sugar Stems played them in amazing form last night.

Friday, November 12, 2010

"Here to There"

I currently play bass in the midwest folk band Conrad Plymouth.
A few months ago I created a video for our song "Here to There" from our self-titled 10" clear vinyl EP. The amazing visual geniuses over at Urbagrarian captured our performance of the same song live at the High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI.

Here are both pieces for you to enjoy!


Conrad Plymouth "here to there" Live @ the High Noon Saloon from ryan heraly on Vimeo.

Music Video:

Conrad Plymouth "Here to There" from Whitty Remarks on Vimeo.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

"Daydream Johnny"

A little over two years ago I holed up inside my house and spent two weeks with a four-track cassette recorder with the goal of recording a loop journal intuitively. The end result of these attempts have surfaced in various formats, but none more exciting to me than its return to cassette. The Daydream Johnny EP will be available for the first time on a limited run of 50 cassettes to everyone when Golden Coins plays at the Cactus Club here in Milwaukee on October 4th with the spatially-resounding Strand of Oaks.

You can listen to and download the Daydream Johnny EP here:

I would also suggest giving Strand of Oaks the old college try over @ eMusic.
It's a wonderfully crafted album that dives in and out of folk-ish black metal and 80's-style synthesizer work. "Pope Killdragon" is the baby of the bearded one they call Timothy Showalter.

Monday, June 14, 2010

"The Crooner"

I forgot about his guy, which I finished around Valentine's Day for a window display right before leaving the store. I should have taken the photograph in color, but I neglected that notion. This was sketched out in pencil and then finished in India ink. The background texture is red acrylic.

Friday, June 11, 2010

"For the Record"

I used to work a record store here in Milwaukee and forgot that I had these. Just thought I would post them to show you the kind of pieces I did towards the end of my time spent working there. Nothing too special, but I would consider these relatively acceptable portfolio pieces.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

"The Big Let Down"

Here's a design for the upcoming Tim Schweiger+ the Middlemen show featuring my band Golden Coins as the opener. This design feels a bit Van Halen-esque, but I like the way it tends to lean toward the punctuation style of drawing I've been working with. Let me know what you think...