CA – Pixar Art Collection Opening

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Press Release:

PIXAR and Disney Fine Art are proud to announce the release of a signature series. Seventeen images hand picked by John Lasseter, one image to represent each Pixar film. Each print will be signed and numbered on archival paper and will include a Certificate of Authenticity.

Nucleus is honored to exhibit and have this collection available for the first time anywhere on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

ARTISTS IN ATTENDANCE
Steve Pilcher
Dominique Louis
…more to be announced.

PIXAR COLLECTION ARTISTS
Bob Pauley
Tia Kratter
Randy Berrett
Pete Docter
Ralph Eggleston
Teddy Newton
Bill Cone
Dominique R. Louis
Lou Romano
Robert Kondo
Harley Jessup
Steve Pilcher
Ricky Nierva
Sharon Calahan
Daniel López Muñoz

ABOUT THE COLLECTION
Computers don’t make movies. People do: the artists, editors, animators, and technical directors. People are the life behind everything that gets created at Pixar. While animated films are technically complex to make, they each begin with the simplicity of putting pencil to paper.Many people don’t realize that Pixar has almost as many artists working in traditional media-hand drawing, painting, pastels, sculpture-as they do in digital media. Most of their work takes place during the development of a project, when they are working out the story and the look of the film. The wealth of beautiful art created for each movie is rarely seen outside the studio, and the finished film sent around the world would never be possible without it.

Pixar believes that a film is a contract between the filmmaker and the audience. The filmmaker offers an imagined world; the public interprets the creation. With just the right amount of realism, a film becomes perfectly believable. This belief hinges on the consistent application of the rules of the filmic world. These rules are explored and defined through concept art formats, including character studies, background paintings and color scripts just to name a few. The result is a world both new and recognizable; fictitious yet intuitively real.

The Pixar Art Collection is the first time a coordinated assortment of Pixar concept art has been released, celebrating each milestone film release in Pixar’s history. The pieces were hand-picked by a select team at Pixar and represent a wide range of media, from marker to pastels to digital creation.

The Collection is a love letter to Pixar and to Pixar’s fans – to each of us who found adventure, soared through space, changed our fate and renounced capes forever. To infinity and beyond!

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

 

event image “Losing Dory” by Daniel López Muñoz ©Disney/Pixar

OR – Urotsukidoji Release Party

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Toshio Maeda appears at Floating World Comics for the Urotsukidoji release party and exhibit on Thursday December 8th from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

FAKKU is pleased to announce our release of the classic erotic manga Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend by Toshio Maeda. Like all FAKKU releases, Urotsukidoji is made with the original, untouched art. For the worldwide release of this book, we created a re-mastered edition alongside Toshio Maeda. The first of four volumes is available for the first time at the Floating World opening where you can meet Maeda himself! The event is co-sponsored by the CBLDF and Tim Goodyear will host a Q&A with the legendary artist, Toshio Maeda.

Urotsukidoji follows the story of Nagumo, a boy who unknowingly contains the god of the demon realm, Urotsukidoji within him. His power is sought after by demons both good and nefarious, but Nagumo is clueless as he deals with puberty. Both the anime and manga have a cult following internationally, known for their dark humor and beautiful, lewd ink illustrations.

Toshio Maeda is the proclaimed “tentacle master” of erotic manga. Aside from Urotsukidoji, Maeda is known for several series, most notably La Blue Girl, and Adventure Kid. Recognized internationally, Maeda has made a significant mark on expanding the erotic genre.

FAKKU is the largest hentai website in the United States began publishing hentai manga two years ago under its manga imprint FAKKU Books. To date FAKKU has released 29 books and continues to release three monthly magazines digitally.

**Exhibit will contain mature content.**

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

UK – Transformers: Lost Light #1 Signing

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James Roberts and Jack Lawrence will visit Orbital Comics on Friday, December 16, 2016 to sign the first issue of Transformers: Lost Light from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The store will also host an exhibition of Lawrence’s artwork.

Orbital Comics
8 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA, United Kingdom
020 7240 0591

OR – Workhorse Art Show

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Press Release:

Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce Work Horse: Art by the People Who Make Your Comics, an employee art exhibition at Sequential Art Gallery + Studio in Portland.

Dark Horse staff members are always working with art in some capacity, but contrary to popular belief, not all are in-house illustrators. After several discussions between employees, it was discovered that there are many talented, artistic employees in all departments who work outside of the office in mediums ranging from paint, photography, and digital art to sculpture and embroidery.

Sequential Art Gallery + Studio, which has previously shown artwork by illustrators Tyler Crook (Harrow County, Bad Blood), Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer, Dr. Horrible), and Ben Dewey (Husbands, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9), has teamed up with Dark Horse to showcase the artwork of those who produce, promote, and sell our comics. The exhibition gives Dark Horse staff the opportunity to put their own awesome work on display, including pieces by Conley Presler (Digital Art), Ethan Kimberling (Design), Rhiannon Rasmussen-Silverstein (Production), Melissa Martin (Digital Art), Rick DeLucco (Design), Kelly Woessner (Marketing), and more!

“Dark Horse is known for nurturing artistic expression in our creators and artists. I’m proud to extend Dark Horse employees the opportunity to showcase their artistic excellence in the Dark Horse art show. We don’t just make comics; we make art,” says Dark Horse publisher and president Mike Richardson.

The exhibition will run December 1–26, 2016. The opening reception is December 1, 2016, at 6 p.m. at Sequential Art Gallery + Studio, 328 NW Broadway #113, Portland, Ore.

CA – Amblin 35 Art Show

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Drew Struzan appears at Creature Features

Press Release:

Steven Spielberg’s iconic production company Amblin Entertainment is in its thirty-fifth year and over three decades has created many of the most beloved movies of all time, spanning every genre. From the Oscar-winning masterpieces Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan to adored pop culture classics that defined a generation – Back to the Future, The Goonies, Gremlins, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and so many more.

Founded in 1981 by Spielberg and producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, the company has brought to life so many stories on the silver screen – from its very first production Continental Divide to this fall’s The Girl on the Train. On the small screen, the company has also created countless hit series, from ER to Amazing Stories and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

This December, Creature Features will pay tribute to Amblin with an unprecedented gallery exhibit featuring imagery from, and inspired by, the company’s extraordinary history. The show is headlined by Drew Struzan, the legendary artist who painted so much of Amblin’s most iconic movie poster art, including Hook, An American Tail, The Goonies, and the Back to the Future Trilogy. Drew will display a selection of original, never-before-seen art from his personal archive.

Alongside Drew, dozens of gifted artists will exhibit original paintings and sculptures that honor the Amblin films and television shows that have influenced them.

Participating artists include:
Christian Alvarez
Ammo
Nathan Anderson
Blake Armstrong
Orlando Arocena
Josh Blake
Bonnie Bozell
Joshua Budrich
Jenny Calabro
Barret Chapman
Joey Chou
Lee Coleman
Patrick Connan
Jeffrey Delgado
Amanda Dempsey
Eric Diaz
Archer Dougherty
John Eaves
Andy Fairhurst
Thom Foolery
D.W. Frydendall
James Gibson
Aurora Gordon
Gris Grimly
Cole Harrington
Joshua Kaestner
Kemo
Mainger
Marko Manev
Paul Mann
Bill Mudron
Arian Noveir
Eric October
Leah Olbrich
Orioto
Ruel Pascual
Andrea Rawson
Michael Raymond
Jeff Rebner
Stephen Sandoval
Christopher Shy
John Sloboda
Javier Soto
Mark Tavares
Josh Viers
Chad Waters
Lyndon Willoughby

AMBLIN 35: AN ART TRIBUTE FEATURING DREW STRUZAN opens at Creature Features on the evening of Friday, December 2nd and will exhibit through Thursday, December 15th. The exhibit is curated by Taylor White and Jack Morrissey.

Creature Features is a genre-themed art gallery and pop culture store with a twenty-year legacy of celebrating the best in science fiction, fantasy, horror and animation. Owner Taylor White and his team have hosted gallery shows themed on such iconic titles as The Wizard of Oz, Planet of the Apes, The Iron Giant, and Godzilla.

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Creature Features
2904 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 842-8665

NYC – Greg Hildebrandt Signing

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Metropolis Gallery will be hosting a very special event for fans of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Comic Book art as world-renowned artist Greg Hildebrandt will be making a personal appearance at our Midtown Manhattan gallery, where he will be painting, chatting, signing comics, books, art, and more for his loyal fans. The lucky few who acquire our VIP package will have an opportunity to speak with Greg, and watch him work on a painting to be published, from 11am-12pm, an hour before general admission ticket holders will be admitted, at which time he will continue to paint, answer questions, and sign comics.

Greg Hildebrandt first achieved international acclaim along with his twin brother Tim when they published their series of Lord of the Rings calendars in the late 1970s. The duo went on to create a vast variety of paintings and illustrations for a veritable who’s who of pop cultural legends: Star Wars, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Magic the Gathering, and even the rock band Black Sabbath have commissioned works by the Brothers Hildebrandt, over seventy pieces from their body of work are currently on display for sale at Metropolis Gallery.

For fans looking to get their comic books signed and CGC Signature Series graded, VIP pass holders will be admitted early, from 11am-12pm, and general admission pass holders from 1-2pm. Greg will be on the premises painting and greeting his fans until 5pm.

The event will be taking place on Saturday, November 19th from 12-5 pm at Metropolis Gallery, located at 36 w. 37th St., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10018.

We look forward to seeing you all as we welcome one of the true living legends of the Comic Book and Fantasy Art world to our gallery.

Tickets available at the link…

VIP Ticket: $25 11-12pm Early Admission
*Intimate Meeting with Greg Hildebrandt from 11am-12pm
*Comic Books Signed, Witnessed and Readied for CGC Submission
*Hildebrandt Show and Metropolis Permanent Art Gallery Access
*Painting Demonstration

General Admission Ticket: $10 12-5pm, Signing from 1pm-2pm
*Comic Books Signed, Witnessed and Readied for CGC Submission
*Hildebrandt Show and Metropolis Permanent Art Gallery Access
*Painting Demonstration

The gallery is open to the public Tuesday -Friday from 11am-5pm and the exhibit will run through December 30th.

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Metropolis Gallery
36 W 37th St, New York, New York 10018
(212) 260-4147

CA – Spectrum 23 Launch Party

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Gallery Nucleus is proud to host Flesk Publications’ launch of their annual collective illustration book Spectrum 23. Come join us in the celebration for their 23rd year of releasing the finest collection of art in the illustration and entertainment art industry. Meet the exceptional and talented artists whose works are featured in the book. Event starts on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm.

Event Highlights:
Free refreshments
Artist Signing
more to be announced!

Featured Artists:
J.A.W. Cooper
William Stout
Alina Chau
Craig Elliott
Tooba Rezaei
Chuck Grieb
Waiji Choo
Julia Blattman
Tuna Bora
Chris Ayers
Bruce Mitchell
Vin Teng
Shane Stover
Richard Pini
Wendi Pini
more to be announced!

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

OR – The Order of Things Signing

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Reid Psaltis appears at Floating World Comics to present The Order of Things book release & art exhibit on Thursday November 3rd from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Press Release:

The Order of Things, from rising star Reid Psaltis, is a subversive spin on the medieval bestiaries and animal encyclopedias that have fired the imaginations of children for centuries. Take a trip back in time through the natural world, but don’t let those breathtaking paintings distract you from the Order of Things. Psaltis’ humor is dry as those dinosaur bones.

A field guide to spotting and identifying mystery fauna, this fancifully illustrated work illuminates a menagerie of creatures, from the possibly extinct Ivory-Billed Woodpecker to the impossibly ubiquitous Jackalope.

Reid Psaltis majored in oil painting at Western Washington University and completed the science illustration graduate program at California State University, Monterey Bay. He interned in the Exhibitions Department at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, participating in the creation of the museum’s world famous dioramas.

His work as an illustrator has been featured online at the Rumpus, and in print in Science Notes, Scout Books’ Good Ink series, and in Dan Berne’s novel the Gods of Second Chances. His comics have appeared online and in eBooks from Top Shelf 2.0, Study Group Comics, Trip City and Alternative Comics. The Order of Things is Psaltis’ first book in print.

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 241-0227

MA – Hanna-Barbera Exhibition Opening

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The Norman Rockwell Museum opens an exhibition of Hanna-Barbera animation art on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 5:30 PM with commentary by Jesse Kowalski, Exhibition Curator, and special guest Tony Benedict, Hanna-Barbera Writer.

Press Release:

Remember Saturday morning cartoons with cereal on a TV tray? From the late 50s through the 80s, animation powerhouse Hanna-Barbera created most of America’s favorites.

Before the rise of basic cable, Saturday mornings for many children in America were spent watching cartoons on one of three available television channels. From 1958 through the 1980s, a majority of those cartoons bore the Hanna-Barbera imprint. Creating hit shows such as The Flintstones, Jonny Quest, Scooby-Doo, Super Friends, and many others, Hanna-Barbera was an animation powerhouse. Join us for the opening of this special exhibition, explores the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations.

Explore the creation of beloved characters and television programming that spans generations. More than two hundred works are featured, including original animation art, sketches, model sheets, archival materials, toys, products, and interactive activities.  Read more…

Special Exhibition Preview Talk at 4 p.m. with Jerry Beck, animation historian and author of The Hanna-Barbera Treasury

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-4100

OH – What a Hoot! Exhibit Opening

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Join The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, November 12th for the opening celebration of What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective curated by Lucy Caswell.

What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective examines the life and work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and creator of the King Features comic strip Mother Goose and Grimm. Between his popular strip’s host of hilarious animals and a body of editorial cartoons spanning nine presidencies, visitors will learn about Peters’ world-view as well as his fervent sense of humor.

Peters’ early work will also be featured, from his time as a student and in the Army. This retrospective celebrates the energy, intelligence, and laugh-out-loud humor that have characterized Mike Peters’ work for nearly 50 years. Curated by Professor Emerita Lucy Shelton Caswell, with Peters’ donations and loans to The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Co-sponsored by King Features Syndicate.

Free Event: Opening Celebration!

The following events  are free and open to the public – no RSVP required:

3:00 – 4:00 pm – Galleries: Curator’s Tour with Mike Peters and Lucy Caswell

4:00 – 5:30 pm – Jean and Charles Schulz Lecture Hall: Mike Peters Chalk-Talk

5:30 – 7:00 pm – Will Eisner Seminar Room: Catered reception for What a Hoot! A Mike Peters Retrospective

Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
1813 N High Street, Columbus OH 43210-1393
614-292-0538

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