OR – Arm Eyes Art Show

Press Release:

Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is proud to present local artist RON CHAN, and his exhibit “ARM EYES”, a collection of his original art, prints, and a new series of watercolors focused on Yang Ren, an obscure character from Chinese folklore . The exhibition begins with an artist’s reception on Thursday, August 3rd from 6pm-10pm on opening night, and will be available for viewing throughout August.

Ron Chan was born and raised in Portland, OR and works as a freelance cartoonist, storyboard artist, and illustrator. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005, and his comics work has been published by Dark Horse, Marvel, and Image Comics. He is best known for drawing Plants vs Zombies comics for Dark Horse.

CHAN: “While I was on a trip to Chicago, I stopped in to the famous Field Museum of Natural History, known best for Sue, the most complete and best preserved T-Rex skeleton yet discovered. While Sue was surely a sight to be seen, what truly caught my eye was much smaller: It was a mask of a Chinese man, with arms sprouting from his eye sockets, and then eyes on the palms of those arms. His name was Yang Ren. He came from the Chinese story Investiture of the Gods, and I knew from the moment I saw him, that I couldn’t allow myself to not draw him. Without any real direction, or guidelines, I drew nine drawings of Yang Ren. Needless to say, things got weird.”

“ARM EYES” will be on display the entire month of August. The gallery is open for viewing Mondays 2pm-6pm, Saturdays 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit closes on Saturday, September 2nd, at the end of business.

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Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
328 NW Broadway, Apt 113, Portland, Oregon 97209
(503) 916-9293

TX – Shin Beasts Art Show

Press Release:

The Big G is coming back to Austin…and this time it’s personal.

In celebration of the home video release of SHIN GODZILLA, Guzu Gallery has teamed up with anime hotshots, Funimation, and the Kaiju King himself, Matt Frank, to bring you the latest installment of their annual Strange Beasts art exhibition!

Guzu and Matt Frank have enlisted the combined talents of thirteen heroic artists and one fearless tag team to challenge the King of the Monsters to a face-off of gargantuan proportions. Leading the charge will be legendary sci-fi and fantasy artist, Bob Eggleton, who will be signing in person at the gallery on opening night. Additionally, Matt Frank will be signing limited edition prints provided by Funimation. There will also be a Tamashii Nations collectible toy display on view, courtesy of the fine folks at BlueFin.

The opening reception will be on Friday, July 28th from 7:00 to 10:00 PM and the artwork will remain up through August 21st. Limited edition prints and original artwork will be available for purchase. As always, admission is free and all ages are welcome!

Guzu Gallery welcomes everyone to the show, but if you can’t make it out, the artwork will be available for purchase in their online store on Tuesday, August 1st around 2pm CST.

Stay tuned to Guzu’s and Funimation’s social media outlets for more info and sneak previews as the days get closer to showtime!

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Featured Artists:
Preston Asevedo
Dan Brereton
Kevin T. Chin
Tim Doyle
Bob Eggleton
Matt Frank
Half-Human
Josh Hoskins
Alexander Iaccarino
Hiroshi Kanatani
Timothy Lim
New Flesh
Nick Pitarra
Jeff Zornow

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Guzu Gallery
5002 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

WA – Pop Gun War: Chain Letter Signing + Art Show

Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple appears at the Push/Pull on Thursday, August 17th at 6:00 PM for an exhibition opening of original from his latest comic POP GUN WAR: CHAIN LETTER.

Farel Dalrymple is a cartoonist. His book, The Wrenchies, from First Second Books is an original 304-page watercolor comic book/graphic novel. Farel’s Eisner nominated webcomic, IT WILL ALL HURT is completed and out in three comics book issues from Studygroup comics. Delusional, (Adhouse, 2013) is a collection of personal work, comic short stories, illustrations, and sketches. Farel was also the artist on Omega the Unknown (Marvel Comics 2010), with writer Jonathan Lethem. His creator owned comic book, Pop Gun War was a Xeric Grant recipient and won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. Farel is a co-founder of the comic anthology, Meathaus and has worked on a several Illustration and cartooning projects.

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Push/Pull
5484 Shilshole Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 98107
(206) 789-1710

WA – Into the Cult Realms Art Show

Artist Michael Koehler opens an exhibition of art at the Ballyhoo Curiosity Shop on Thursday, August 17th at 6:00 PM.

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Ballyhoo Curiosity Shop
5445 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 98107
(206) 268-0371

CA – Ravina The Witch? Signing + OVUM Art Show

Press Release:

In celebration of the english release of Junko Mizuno’s graphic novel: Ravina The Witch?, Gallery Nucleus is proud to host an exhibition of original paintings from the pages of this beautiful and austere fantasy comic on Saturday, August 5th at 6:00 PM.

Junko will be in attendance to use her wand to bewitch guests and sign books. There will also be fun treats, activities and new exclusive releases on opening night.

ABOUT RAVINA THE WITCH?:
Ravina The Witch was originally published in French by Soleil, and tells the story of a little orphan girl who is turned into a witch after receiving a magic wand from a strange old woman. Ravina is granted great power that she can use to make the world bend to her will — if it doesn’t corrupt her first.

Mizuno is a highly sought after visual artist, and it’s always exciting to see more of her work made available in English. The presentation of Ravina The Witch brings to mind the worlds of Cinderella or Labyrinth, but Mizuno’s work is decidedly more mature than those, so readers should not expect something suitable for an all-ages audience

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OVUM EXHIBITION
Opening Reception: Aug. 5, 6 – 9 PM
Art on Display Aug. 5 – 20

Join us for our opening reception of our latest exhibition curated by Junko Mizuno.

FEATURED ARTISTS
Bedelgeuse
David Jien
Elizabeth Mcgrath
Heather O’Shaughnessy
Hellen Jo
JoKa
Junko Mizuno
Miso
Motohiro Hayakawa
Thu Tran
Yellena James

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

CA – Mike Mitchell Art Show

Film Director Mike Mitchell appears at Gallery Nucleus for a Closing Reception on Saturday July 29, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.

Film Director Mike Mitchell will be exhibiting his personal illustrations of various people from found photos. Not quite caricature, not quite slice of life drawings; these images exist in a grey area between parodied character studies and endearing portraiture.

About Mike Mitchell:
Mike Mitchell was born in Oklahoma city. He graduated from Putnam City North High School, having been deeply involved with their arts programs. He then left behind his small town and moved to Los Angeles to attend the California Institute of the Arts. During his time in college, animators were in high demand. This led him into television, working for distinguished filmmakers such as Tim Burton and Spike Jonze.

Some films Mike has directed:

  • The Lego Movie Sequel
  • Trolls
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (live-action sequences)
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
  • Shrek Forever After
  • Sky High
  • Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

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

WA – Courtney Huston Art Exhibition

Artist Courtney Huston opens a solo exhibit at Ballyhoo Curiosity Shop on Thursday, July 20th at 6:00 PM. Courtney’s work will be on display July 20th – August 15th.

About the artist:
Courtney Huston is an illustrator who strives to make fantastical narratives while exploring her own domestic story. By intertwining a piece of herself in every piece, she hopes viewers are able to feel the same emotions felt at the time of creation. Her work is highly inspired by screen printing and other printmaking techniques. Her pieces are made with traditional ink and watercolor. These materials allow her to play with the juxtaposition of hard geometric lines and watercolor washes.

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Ballyhoo Curiosity Shop
5445 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 98107
(206) 268-0371

Walt Disney Family Museum Exhibits at the D23 Expo

Press Release:

The Walt Disney Family Museum is proudly participating in the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA this Friday, July 14 through Sunday, July 16th.

Find us on the show floor, where we will have special photo opportunities with large-scale Eyvind Earle artworks, a special showcase of exclusive merchandise—including original Eyvind Earle serigraphs—, and special guest appearances throughout the weekend. We hope to see you there!

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Special Guest Appearances:

Friday, July 14th
Tony Anselmo (voice of Donald Duck)| Meet and Greet | 4:00 PM
Andreas Deja (animator of films including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, Lilo & Stitch, and more | Signing | 5:30 PM

Saturday, July 15th
Don Hahn (producer of films including Beauty and the Beast, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and more) | Special Announcement | 4:00 PM

11th Annual CAM Sketch-a-thon at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Press Release:

The Cartoon Art Museum is pleased to announce its programming for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, to be held at the San Diego Convention Center from July 19-23, 2017. This year marks the eleventh annual CAM Sketch-a-thon, which features a host of artists donating their time and talents to support the museum in its fundraising efforts for exhibitions and programming.

This year’s roster includes professional animators, graphic novelists, newspaper strip cartoonists, political cartoonists, comic book illustrators, webcartoonists, underground cartoonists and self-publishers, providing the Cartoon Art Museum’s booth with one of the most diverse artistic populations at Comic-Con. Featured artists include Astro City co-creator Brent Anderson, syndicated comic strip artist Lalo Alcaraz (La Cucaracha), Hugo Award-winning webcartoonist Phil Foglio (Girl Genius), Deadpool artist Scott Koblish, Lucas Turnbloom (Dream Jumper), Jen Vaughn (Adventure Time), plus dozens more.

Artists will draw for visitors during one-hour sessions at the Cartoon Art Museum’s booth, #1930 on the convention floor. In exchange for a donation of $10 or more* to the Cartoon Art Museum, supporters will receive a customized convention sketch from a professional cartoonist. Please stay tuned to our website for an updated list and schedule as additional artists confirm. A complete schedule will be posted at the Cartoon Art Museum’s booth at Comic-Con International.

*See booth for details. Some artists and sketches will be sold at a premium.

MD – World War II Comics Lecture

Mark Fertig discusses WWII, comics, and Nazis during a lecture on his latest book “Take That, Adolf” at Stevenson University on Wednesday July 12th at 7:00 PM.

Stevenson University
School of Design Sound Stage
Owings Mills North Campus
11200 Gundry Lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117

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