Friday, April 18, 2014

the flowers are still standing


I've always wanted to do this... My newest print is based on one the very favorite, most-watched movies in my lifetime, Ghostbusters! It's 20x30, it's 6 colors, has glow in the dark and green neon ink.


It'll be part of Gallery 1988's huge art show for the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters! The show will be traveling across the country, starting in New York on the 19th. For full details, including future tour dates and how to pick up one my prints, click here!

If you can't make it to the show on the 19th, it will also be on sale online for $40 at 11am EST here.

Here's what it looks like when it glows in the dark:


There will also be a gallery exclusive, slimed variant, which also glows, in a very limited quantity. You'll have to make it out to one of the shows to grab one of those, though... the variant has another two screens and is a "slimed edition". So, another green and then I added a spot gloss varnish over the added slime areas, and over the slime on Venkman... the effect of the green overprinting the image and the gloss varnish just won't show up in jpeg like it will in real life, but this will give you an idea:



My first copy of Ghostbusters was on VHS, taped off of TV with the commercials badly edited out in real-time by hitting "pause" during the original recording.


I wore out that tape eventually and my next copy was a used VHS from a video store with the big, puffy plastic clam shell case. I watched the movie like crazy as a kid, even though a lot of the jokes whizzed right over my head and I got sort of freaked out when Louis Tully got trapped outside that fancy restaurant.


I definitely got caught up in the whole Ghostbusters craze and it continued throughout my childhood. I watched every episode of the cartoons, ate the breakfast cereals, begged for whatever toys I saw in the store and I continued to re-watch that VHS copy over and over as other movies fell to the wayside, Ghostbusters remained a constant to this day.


I also played that awful Ghostbusters game on the Nintendo Entertainment System... I'm 100% sure the composition of this poster was directly influenced by countless hours spent staring at this screen:


I don't think I ever made it all the way up the stairs...

It's a hugely quotable film... the amount of times in my life that I've said, "...a couple of wavy lines?" must number into the thousands, and that is easily the one I've spouted the least! I named the print after my most-repeated quote from the film, usually out of context and after I've witnessed or performed some kind of major screw up.


I'll most likely attend the Los Angeles show, see you there! I love this plan! I'm excited to be a part of it! LET'S DO IT!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

serigraphia discordia UPDATE



The 23rd is upon us! Tomorrow the sale of my first subscription service goes live, So I thought I'd give a bit of an update.

There is only 12 hours left to go for the Polyfather/Polymother position, the ebay link is HERE and is already nearly $5000 if you can believe it!

The links to buy each of the lower tiers will appear in this post tomorrow morning, shortly after the ebay auction ends. Chaplains first, and once they are sold out, the link will be removed and after a short period of time, the link for the next tier will replace it... and so on until all spots are taken and the madness can begin.

The Goddess Prevails.


Friday, March 21, 2014

of course it's a good idea


Bottleneck Gallery is releasing a small, 4x6, giclee handbill as a companion piece to "new eden". It's called, "of course it's a good idea".

They will cost $15 and you can buy them HERE until the Sunday at 11:59pm EST.

100% of all profits will go to my charity of choice, the Ronald Mcdonald House. My kid was born 2 months early. It was a very difficult time, the first time I saw my kid he was held up, fresh from the womb and promptly passed through a window into another room... the next time I saw him was about an hour later. He was tiny, beautiful and that overwhelming sense of new responsibility hit me right at the same time I realized he was engulfed in wires, tubes up his nose, down his throat and an IV that just looked too big for his tiny arm.

It was the most scared and helpless I had ever felt.

My newly larger family just wasn't in great shape. My wife had a major surgery to recover from and my kid was facing an unknown amount of time in the hospital. Ronald Mcdonald House offered to put us up in their facility across the street once my wife was discharged so we could always be nearby. We didn't need to take them up on it, since we lived nearby, but the place was very busy... We were very lucky to live nearby one of the best hospital for premature babies in all of CA. A lot of the babies in the same wing as my kid had been flown to that hospital to receive care, which means a lot of parents traveled hundreds of miles to be with their kid. Most all of them were being put up, for free, at the Ronald McDonald house.

My kid reacted very well to the care he received and we were all headed home in three weeks. Most kids are there for month and months under 24 hour care. Their parents are already stressed out, their newborn babies are seriously ill and they are taking time off of work to be there for their children... Ronald Mcdonald house takes a huge load off their shoulders by providing a place to stay. It's a great charity.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

new eden


My latest print, titled "new eden" comes out through Bottleneck Gallery's latest group show, When The Lights Go Out 2, this Saturday, March 22nd. There's also an online preview sale this Friday, March 21st at 12PM EST here.


I really wanted to capture that feeling of being on a beautiful beach, but something is a bit off... and you're looking for a girl, she's nearby, but you can't quite find her.



So you wander around the environment and just take it all in until you finally spot her.


It's 20 x 30, 6 colors, the dark blue of the water is metallic and there is a glow in the dark layer, which looks like this:


Poured my heart and soul into this print... I am in awe of and in love with these worlds and they deserved nothing less than my best effort. Here are some detail shots of the glow in the dark:






It'll set you back $60 for the regular, there is also a variant for $75. It's the same as the regular, but features a different glow in the dark layer, which looks like this:


The regular is a run of 200 and there are 50 variants. I envy everyone attending the actual gallery show, as they have black lights set up that they switch on periodically and all of the pieces start glowing like nuts:


The opening reception will take place from 7pm-10pm at 60 Broadway in Brooklyn, NY. Glow sticks will be available as well.

Would you kindly buy my print?

Monday, March 10, 2014

serigraphia discordia

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On the 23rd of this month, I'll be offering my first(hopefully annual) subscription service. The name of the group is "serigraphia discordia".
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There are 4 different tiers:
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1st tier, Polyfather/Polymother - 1 member, auctioned off on Ebay a couple days before the 23rd.

  • choice of one 12x36 original piece of art, drawn on watercolor paper with colored inks (I'm going to reserve the right to make a print version of the finished piece, also, it could wind up in a gallery for display)
  • 1 copy of every print put out in the 12 month period of the subscription
  • subscription exclusive print, at least 1
  • subscription exclusive print variant, at least 1
  • access to exclusive Facebook group, where group-specific votes will take place(Polyfather's votes count as triple) as well as sneak peeks at upcoming work
  • t-shirt, at least 1
  • 1 copy of "the Fist of the First Men" with handbill(only way to get a copy from me)

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2nd tier, Chaplains - 8 members, $1042
  • First choice of 1 OG created while making prints(like the ones I sold at my Gallery 1988 solo show, OG could wind up in gallery for display)
  • 1 copy of every print put out in the 12 month period of the subscription
  • subscription exclusive print, at least 1
  • subscription exclusive print variant, at least 1
  • access to exclusive Facebook group, where group-specific votes will take place(Chaplain's votes count as double) as well as sneak peeks at upcoming work.
  • t-shirt, at least 1
  • 1 copy of "the Fist of the First Men" with handbill(only way to get a copy from me)
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3rd tier, Legionnaire Deacons - 15 members, $815
  • 1 OG created while making prints(like the ones I sold at my Gallery 1988 solo show, OG could wind up in gallery for display)
  • 1 copy of every print put out in the 12 month period of the subscription
  • subscription exclusive print, at least 1
  • subscription exclusive print variant, at least 1
  • access to exclusive Facebook group, where group-specific votes will take place(Deacon's votes count as one) as well as sneak peeks at upcoming work.
  • t-shirt, at least 1
  • 1 copy of "the Fist of the First Men" with handbill(only way to get a copy from me)
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4th tier, Legionnaire Disciples - 23 members, $500
  • 1 copy of every print that I have control over the printing of(some galleries or licensees have strict allotments set for print runs, but you will get the vast majority of my output)
  • subscription exclusive print, at least 1
  • subscription exclusive print variant, at least 1
  • t-shirt, at least 1
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Rather than receiving a large tube every couple months, you'll be sent prints as soon as I receive my copies. I also will not be sticking to any kind of monthly schedule. I do have a solo show coming in the subscription period as well as a couple gallery shows lined up... not to mention the stuff I plan on doing myself.
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There will be a surcharge of $200 for international subscribers to cover the extra shipping costs.
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I have some other things planned, but I want to list here only what I can promise.
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The sub-specific Facebook group is being kept small to keep things orderly and in an attempt to keep anything sneak peeks contained in the group. All content posted in that group is to be kept within the group. If anything posted there is found elsewhere without express permission, exclusive updates will cease immediately and the group will be used for voting and other group-related issues only.
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I hope this answers any and all questions about the subscription. I'm really excited about what's to come. I've even started work on the first sub-exclusive print, featuring my favorite comic strip duo. I'll see if I can't preview that before the 23rd, until then...
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The Goddess Prevails.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

fist of the first men

My latest print is based on the A Song of Ice and Fire series of books by George R. R. Martin, or as it is more widely called, Game of Thrones. The poster will be part of a group show put on by Ltd. Gallery the will run March 1st-March 23rd as well as a final, special engagement at Emerald City Comicon, March 28-30th.

The print is titled, "fist of the first men" and it looks like this:


It's 12x36, run of 150, 4 colors(the dark blue of the fist will be metallic) and glow in the dark ink that looks like this:


They will cost $60 a piece, or, I suppose you could pay the iron price.


When Ltd. first emailed me about the show and informed that I would be based on the books, rather than the HBO show, my head started swimming. There's just so much that hasn't been covered on TV and like it or not, once it is shown on TV, that image is what winds up as the standard... rightly so.


So, I turned to my buddy Chris Piers, who was the sounding board on my last GoT-related work, "the battle at blackwater" to see if he had any suggestions. He immediately brought up the battle of the Fist of the First Men, a scene I remember missing from the HBO show and a location that was not, in my opinion, done due justice on TV.


It also made a lot of sense to incorporate a glow in the dark layer, as the battle took place at night and involved a storm of flaming arrows. It also presented an opportunity to make a call back to my prior GoT piece and incorporate the Crow into the flames of those about to lose the battle.


It's a huge honor to be involved in this show and I'm extremely happy I got to get the images I saw as I read G.R.R.M.'s books out onto paper.





Saturday, September 7, 2013

"come away o human child"


My latest print, "come away o human child" will be released tomorrow at Gallery 1988(East). I'll be there when the gallery opens at 11am and hang around for a couple hours.


It's 12x36, 4 colors, printed on black paper with a run of 200.


Besides being a movie that I really love, I was excited about the opportunity to bridge the gap between my first and second show. If you have bad memories about the flick, I really suggest going back and watching it again. It has aged really well and holds up great!


They will also be on sale online at the Gallery 1988 site tomorrow as well. I've got to say, this is one of my favorite file-to-press transitions to date... it looks amazing in person!