Friday, July 20, 2012

Sullen Art Collective : Art Driven : Work in Progress II

"Art Driven" opens up tomorrow- a one night only event this Saturday in Los Alamitos, California at the Sullen Clothing Headquarters...

I am doing my best to finish this piece in time for the book, but at the very least you'll be able to check out some original artwork from yours truly this weekend. In the meantime, I promise to keep you all posted on the development for this artwork in progress...

Please enjoy...

 Thanks again for checking in,
and maybe we'll meet for the first time
at Sullen Clothing Headquarters...

Take care until then...


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Gallery Nucleus : Power in Numbers Series I

Well, once again, San Diego Comic Con International has blown my mind out into the stratosphere of nerd space... so happy to finally come out of the geek closet and share my nerdiness with all of you. 

I'd like to take a moment to thank everyone who stopped by the booth this year- much love to my returning fans as well as the new fans I had a chance to meet and greet... You are all so so awesome and I wouldn't be able to continue on if it wasn't for all of you! 

Thank you again, from the bottom of my geeky heart.

But enough lovey-dovey, stuffy-wuff... I have some announcements for a new series debuting at Gallery Nucleus for their "Power in Numbers" project. The "Power in Numbers" project was designed by Gallery Nucleus to showcase some amazing original artwork at affordable prices... not to mention the fact that a part of the proceeds from the artwork helps certain non-profit organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund, UNICEF and Red Cross. So not only can you purchase something original and beautiful, but you can feel good about it too!

I intend to create nine new pieces for a series of "Little Spirit Masks" inspired by various flora and fauna. Each illustration will be approximately 5" x 7" and priced at $100. I have one of the nine completed and she's already available at the "Power in Numbers" website at Gallery Nucleus. Below are the photos of my new work.
"Incandescent Eyelids"

Ballpoint Pen, Watercolor & Gold Ink

5" x 7"

 "I tried to imagine what the spirit of a blue poppy might look like 
when attempting to hypnotize someone into an eternal sleep."

 Thanks for checking in and hopefully my work will 
someday appear on the walls of Gallery Nucleus... 
in which case, maybe that's when we'll meet for the first time.

Take care until then...


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sullen Art Collective : Art Driven : Work in Progress I

July is slowly unfolding into one insanely packed month filled with art shows as well as the San Diego Comic Con International. Once again I've been asked by Mr. Tim Shelton to participate in group art show with the Sullen Art Collective. The list of incredible artists participating in this event keeps growing along with my excitement for what's to come...

No pun intended.

Until the climax of this grand spectacle, please enjoy my work in progress for the show. I'm also going to do my best to include a second piece for the Art Driven show... but we'll see what happens...

 Thanks for checking in and maybe we'll meet for the first time,
at Sullen Clothing Headquarters...

Take care until then...


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cartoon Network 20th Anniversary Show : Mark Murphy : Jett Gallery

Cartoon Network’s 20th Birthday Exhibition and Celebration 
brought to you by Mark Murphy!

“So what’s this all about?” 

Cartoon Network is celebrating a milestone birthday with over 100 world-class artists. 
Each artist has been personally invited by San Diego art curator and publisher, 
Mark Murphy and has been presented with the distinguished opportunity to commemorate the different shows and characters of Cartoon Network with their unique style.

Each artist represents distinct creative categories including: painting, sculpture, print making, typography, design and illustration and have been paired up with a 
Cartoon Network show or character.

A limited edition collectible mini zine 
will be freely distributed at Jett Gallery, 
and the Murphy Book Comic-Con Booth 
No. 4833.

Join us in the celebration at Jett Gallery, 
in the heart of Little Italy, Wednesday July 11 through Saturday July 14 
and enjoy over 75 unique art pieces created in honor of 
Cartoon Network’s 20th Birthday Exhibition and Celebration.
Each Day is Free to the Public & All Ages:

WED : July 11 : 11AM to 5PM
THU : July 12 : 11AM to 5PM
FRI : July 13 : 11AM to 5PM 
SAT : July 14 : 11AM to 8PM 

See you at the exhibit! 

San Diego vs. Portland vs. Tokyo Showdown : Hellion Gallery

Here's another amazing show, coming your way, during San Diego Comic Con International week! Wouldn't you like to be part of the lucky few in San Diego who get to enjoy this art overload? Matt Wagner of Hellion Gallery, Don Hollis of Subtext Gallery, Neil M. Perry of Antler Gallery and many more... have brought together an incredible line-up of artists to create a piece of artwork commemorating their hometown.

Hellion Gallery (located at 433 3rd Ave, San Diego, California 92101)
will feature this work from July 10th through the 15th.
Gallery hours are from 11 AM to 7 PM
and the reception will take place Friday the 13th at 6 PM! 

Be sure to stop in and marvel at some homegrown works from San Diego, California, Portland, Oregon & Tokyo, Japan

Here's a sneak peak at my piece...

"Exorcising or Exercising the PiƱata Demons"

Ballpoint pen, Watercolor, and Gold Ink
with a Walnut Ink Stain

9" x 12" (unframed)
12" x 16" (framed)

"Once upon a time, the invisible gods of Tijuana
walked among us in our stolen city..."

Thanks for checking in...
and maybe we'll meet for the first time at Hellion Gallery 
for the San Diego vs. Portland vs. Tokyo Showdown!

Take care until then...


San Diego Comic Con International 2012 : Exhibitor Table J-06

Comic Con's "Preview Night" opens tomorrow from 6 PM - 9 PM and I hope you all managed to finagle a ticket... the more dubious means of attainment, the better... or at least that's my personal motto when it comes to planting yourself among comic mayhem in tightly confined spaces. The board swears they're within Fire Marshal regulation... but we'll just see about that this year...  
fingers and toes crossed...

Anyways, this year proves to be a hallmark indeed,
because now I officially have my own table
among the other exhibitors at Comic Con!

"My New Home"
is exhibitor table:

Here's a map: I'm on the right hand side of the convention floor
in the center of the big red circles under the tiny "x" so please visit me...

Unfortunately I will miss my good friend Randy Christopher (genius mastermind behind the increasingly popular "Bear & Fox" as well as "Kleeman & Mike" comic books). He will be in the same place, table F-11, so let's all pay him a visit and make sure he knows how much we love him and his work. He's got a new cartoon debuting this year, and word on the street is that it should be pretty epic!

In addition to Randy's awesomeness, I will have a new comic debuting at the Con this year entitled For all the Pretty Birds. It's a sneak peak/prelude to a story about mass extinction, existential anonymity, the pains of being pure at heart and some sexy bird speak... tweet tweet. My table will also feature lots and lots of original, framed art for sale, prints, t-shirts, stationary and relationship advice...

So please come get some, because I'm sure you need all of these things...

Thanks for checking in 
and maybe we'll meet for the first time 
at San Diego Comic Con International! 

Please, take care until then...