Webuyyourkids is Sonny Day & Biddy Maroney, from Sydney, Australia. We are exhibiting artists as well as commercial illustrators, operating as a small design studio. We combine hand-made and digital techniques to create our work. We consider this to be a conversation between two individuals, played out in colour, shape, texture and drawing from our shared influences of comic books, skateboarding, music and film. Our exhibited work is often based on witchcraft, mishaps, misdemeanours, black cats and voodoo.
As individuals our commercial illustration experience goes back over fifteen years, but we began working together in 2006 creating screen-printed posters for local Popfrenzy tours. We have worked as a team ever since. Today much of our work is still for the music industry, as well as commercial clients, big and small, across the globe.
We’ve exhibited around the world and had solo exhibitions in Monster Children, Mart and MTV Galleries in Sydney, Lamington Drive in Melbourne and the Mondo Gallery in Austin Texas.
As commercial illustrators we are represented by The Jacky Winter Group, and have been commissioned by publications such as Business Week, Rolling Stone Australia, Wired USA , The New York Times, Little White Lies and Huck.
We’ve illustrated and designed for clients and brands including Pitchfork.com, Sydney Opera House, Adidas, Sneaker Freaker, XXXX, Tourism Victoria, Qantas, Urban Outfitters, V Energy Drinks, Mountain Dew, MTV, Skateboarding Australia, EMI Australia, St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, and a long list of local and international bands.
We love Danzig.
“Sonny and Biddy are awesome illustrators. Good thing that – because they’re total assholes in person.” ~ Lorena Mercado
“Harsh Majical”…. “Fresh as Fish In Restaurant” ~ Computer Arts
“An unstoppable force of darkness” ~ Jeremy Wortsman
“If you don’t like the work of WBYK, then to paraphrase from Lux Interior, “you’re a turd.”” ~ Rob Jones
The Jacky Winter Group
Kluster Magazine (online), August 2010
Made by HK (Heath Killen’s blog) (online), June 2010
Groupie Magazine (online), June 2010
Magnation Blog (online), April 2010
The Blackmail (online), April 2010 Interview by HeSheItTheyI
Throw Shapes (online), March 2010
Motionographer (online), February 2010
The Blackmail (online), October 2009
Monster Children – WBYK by Lincoln Caplice (Vimeo) October 2009
The Design Files (online), July 3 2009
Cyclic Defrost, Issue 22 April 2009, Pp 4-5
Computer Arts China November 2008
Empty Magazine August 2008
Monster Children July 2008
Blanket Mag (online) April 2008
Time Out November 2007
Desktop October 2007
JMag September 2007
Mess and Noise November 2006
2012: Tina’s Mom’s Boyfriend Mondo Gallery, Austin, Texas.
2011: Webuyyourkids’ John Carpenter Nine Lives, Brisbane, QLD.
2010: Blackmarket. The Social, London W1, UK
2010: Bootleg. Mart Gallery , Surry Hills, NSW
2009: Trials. Monster Childrem. Darlinghurst, NSW
2009: Black Magic Tricks. China Heights. Surry Hills, NSW (with Greedy Hen)
2008: Photocopulist. Crate 59, Cairns, QLD
2008: Some Kind Of Mushroom. Incu City Stores Windows, Galleries Victoria, Sydney, NSW
2008: Surrender. Lamington Drive, Fitzroy, NSW
2007: WBYK Posters & Prints MTV Gallery. East Sydney, NSW
2007: Tragedies. Pigeon Ground. Camperdown, NSW.
2005: Death Metal Hands. Outskirts. Fitzroy, VIC SD
2003: The Young Ghosts. Firstdraft Gallery. Surry Hills, NSW (SD)
2003: Jesse James Murder Tree. Firstdraft Gallery. Surry Hills, NSW (BM)
2002: My Children Beware. Firstdraft Gallery. Surry Hills, NSW (SD)
(Select) Group Exhibitions
2013: In Progress Mondo Gallery, Austin, Texas.
2012: New Empires VSTR, Byron Bay, NSW.
2012: Who Shot The Serifs He Made She Made, Darlinghurst, NSW.
2011: 75 Peters
2011: Bi Somedays, Surry Hills, NSW.
2011: Next (Outpost Festival) Cockatoo Island, NSW.
2011: Life East Gallery, Bethnal Green, London.
2011: Fuck Up Lincoln, Nebraska.
2011: Information Is Currency The Book Club, Shoreditch, London
2011: I Used To Skate Once 7 The Outpost, Brisbane, QLD
2011: LWL70. Kemistry Gallery, Shoreditch, London.
2011: Semi-Permanent Sydney Group Exhibition. Papermill Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2011: Stop Flooding My Record Collection. Limestore, Brisbane, QLD / Smiley McSlidey, Brunswick East, VIC
2010: “Back In 5.” Monster Children, Darlinghurst, NSW
2010: Project 5. Cockle Bay Wharf, NSW
2010: Go Font Urself. Nine Lives, Brisbane QLD / No Vacancy Melbourne VIC / Roller, Sydney NSW
2010: I Used To Skate Once 6. Nine Lives. Brisbane, QLD
2010: There’s Always A Last Time For Everything. China Heights, Surry Hills, NSW
2010: Faxhibition. China Heights, Surry Hills, NSW
2010: Fuck Up. Screen Ink, Lincoln, Nebraska
2010: Look See. Market Square, Newcastle, NSW
2010: Mixed Business. Ambush Gallery, Waterloo, NSW
2010: Australian Design Mueum Exhibition. Shapiro Gallery, Woollahra, NSW
2009: Small Fry – End of Year Show. Nine Lives Gallery. Brisbane, QLD
2009: Conspirators. Concrete Playground Launch Party. Installation with Joseph Allen-Shea. Waterloo, QLD
2009: Wall To Wall. Orange Regional Gallery. Orange, NSW
2009: Happy Endings. Nine Lives Gallery. Brisbane, QLD
2009: I Used To Skate Once 5. The Zoo. Brisbane, QLD
2009: New Eyes Open. Ambush Gallery, Waterloo, NSW
2009: Hand Made Edtn. Gorker Gallery. Fitzroy, NSW
2008: Alphabet. Monster Childrem. Darlinghurst, NSW.
2008: The On-going Moment / Alpen’s Working Bee. Underbelly Festival. Carriageworks, Darlington, NSW.
2008: 20/20/20. Palmer Projects. Darlinghurst, NSW.
2008: Now Showing. Cosh Gallery. Soho, London.
2008: Now Showing. Vallery. Barcelona, Spain.
2008: Kids Today. MTV Gallery. East Sydney, NSW.
2007: In The Company Of The… Dead. China Heights. Surry Hills, NSW.
2008: Board Art 2008. Centre of Contemporary Art. Christchurch, NZ
2008: The 40 Thieves. Gorker Gallery. Melbourne, VIC
2008: Localism. Sedition. Darlinghurst, NSW.
2007: The Jacky Winter Group Extravaganza. Carlton Studios & Gallery. Melbourne, VIC (BM)
2007: China Heights’ 100th Show. China Heights. Surry Hills, NSW.
2007: Across The Board. Wallspace Gallery. Surry Hills, NSW. (SD)
2007: Post Wood / Monster Children End Of Year Show. Monster Children. Darlinghurst, NSW.
2006: Broken Records. China Heights. Surry Hills, NSW.
2006: The Tonight Show. The Rehearsal Room, Alexandria, NSW (SD)
2005: Curvy 2. Orson & Blake. Surry Hills, NSW. (BM)
2005: The Ink Runs Deep Down, Down Underground. Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW. (BM)
2004: Illos: the Art of Contemporary Illustration. New Contemporaries, QVB. Sydney, NSW. (BM)
2004: Atrocity Exhibition. Firstdraft. Surry Hills, NSW.
2003: An Intimate Affair. Phat Space. Darlinghurst, NSW.
2003: Resistance Is Useless. Firstdraft. Surry Hills. Darlinghurst. NSW (SD)
2003: Firstdraft Exchange. Bus Gallery. Melbourne, VIC. (SD)
2003: On Paper. Side-on Gallery. Annandale, NSW.
2002: Surveillance. Firstdraft. Surry Hills, NSW. (BM)
2002: The New Erotic. Phat Space. Darlinghurst, NSW. (SD)
2002: Schatz. Cruise Bar. Circular Quay, NSW.
2001: How Big Is Small? Firstdraft, Surry Hills, NSW