October 30, 2014

Last Halloween

Here's what Andy's teen video game development class did last Halloween, when the holiday fell on a Thursday.

We had just watched the great documentary "Beauty is Embarrassing" about the artist Wayne White.  He also does a similar project with a high school - and we thought, let's totally make that happen!

The kids did a stellar job:















October 29, 2014

"Agatha and Courtesan au Chocolat" for Bad Dads V at Spoke Art Gallery


I had so much fun creating this piece for Spoke Art's annual Wes Anderson inspired art exhibition.

After some nice email exchanged with my grandfather (who is a film afficionado and sees everything before I do) told me what a gem 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' was, and he was right.  He said "I enjoyed the hyperboles offered" - great line, grampa.

The movie was so beautiful and the story was so well-told, I had to do it.  "Rushmore" is my favorite Wes Anderson movie, but now they are tied...

I had another idea about all the hotel keys representing people but since I only had 2 days in my schedule to paint this, had to scrap it at the last minute for something I could complete faster.

Anyway, I think I'm going to continue this painting-the-frame concept.  Looking at some William Bradley art recently and got inspired.

So here is a painting inspired by both the Irish baker Agatha and the painting from the movie "Boy with Apple" :)

Bad Dads 5 opens Halloween!  
Dress up as your favorite Wes Anderson movie character

Oct. 31 - Nov. 22nd

Spoke Art Gallery
816 Sutter St.
San Fran, CA

and check out this beautiful flyer by the incomparable Nicole Gustaffson!


Also came across this wonderful story about the faux-masterpiece "Boy With Apple" that was created for the film "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

The faux masterpiece in process. 

And a clip I like about the making of the hotel itself:


October 21, 2014

Showa 40 for Grateful Collaborative x Hero Complex Gallery Charity show


Showa 40 (1965)

11x14" gouache on Arches paper

Red Batmobile prints available via Hero Complex Gallery (contact them for purchase)

and limited edition Blue Batmobile prints available here very soon

limited edition variant:


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Recently the nice people at Darkwoods Productions and their non-profit Grateful Collaborative asked me to donate some artwork to help raise money for charity.

It's a short pop up show - I hope if you are out in the area you can go support it!

You can find this piece above there, the original is available for purchase as well as prints!

I'm also doing a limited edition print run with the Blue Batmobile so stay tuned for that.

POP 2 ACTION

Exhibit opens 
Friday, November 7th: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

One Weekend Only!
Exhibit runs 
Saturday & Sunday, November 8th & 9th: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Hero Complex Gallery
2020 S. Robertson Blvd, Studio D
Los Angeles, CA 90034


October 8, 2014

Challenger Kickstarter is up!




Above is the cover I did for the first issue of "Challenger", for Kristopher Waddell and Mirror Comics in Toronto which officially launched it's Kickstarter fundraiser today.

I originally did the interior art for issue 1 waaaay back in 2009 - WOW.  So let's all keep that in mind…

But I really had so much fun working on this project and I'm currently working on issues 2 + 3 - woohoo!

So the art may look different in issues 2 and 3, but I'm hoping in a positive way.

This cover was super fun to do - if you are interested in buying the original ink drawing of the cover you can contact me :)

The fundraiser ends on November 7th.  Thanks for checking it out!

REWARD TIERS

For $15 you get a digital copy of the comic + a random 3x3 sketch by me

sample below


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For $50 you get the graphic novel and a sketch by me

pencil sample below (may also be inked)


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For a $250 donation I'm doing 9x12 pen & ink commissions

sometimes I add limited color for funsies
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For a $300 donation I'm doing full color 9x12 painted commissions 

sample below


For $500 I'll paint you as a SUPER VILLAIN (or Hero if you like)

11x14 gouache painting





October 1, 2014

New "After Party" prints x Happy October!

Happy October!


Every year I watch lots of artists participate in "INKTOBER" and finally I'm joining in.
  
Also going to try and get back into blogging!  Been so busy with projects and home renovations it's been on the back burner almost this whole year it seems.

I updated an old artwork of mine called "The After Party" and added it to my Nuvango store.

You can find this image now on iPhone cases ( 4 - the new 6), laptop skins, Kindle cases as well as art prints.