CA – Wicked Crispy Signing

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Jeff Victor appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday January 25th from 2-4pm for an art exhibition and book signing.

Press Release:

Join us for the release of Jeff Victor’s NEW book, Wicked Crispy. He will be here signing and doodling copies of his new book, as well as exhibiting a few pieces of original work! Prints will also be available.

ABOUT THE BOOK

The new book features over 80 pages of hilarious and articulate character evolutions, inventive re-imaginings and comical caricatures, and informative behind-the-scenes details, brought to you by the illustrious Jeff Victor. This beautifully bound hardcover would make an excellent addition to the collection of anyone interested in pop culture, films, societal observation and creative satire.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Jeff Victor studied art and design at the University of Kansas and has worked as an illustrator ever since. Some of his clients include Warner Bros. Animation, HBO, Playstation 2 and Universal Studios: Hollywood. Currently, he is working full time as a designer for Nickelodeon Games and as a freelance illustrator. His work has been displayed in galleries all over the world.

FREE Admission

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

OR – Play Dead Art Exhibit

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Julia Gfrörer signs at Floating World Comics on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm!

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Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 9720

NM – Full Disclosure/Perfect Machine

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Press Release:

Stranger Factory is thrilled to present two new exhibits for February from artists Phil Noto and Jim Mahfood.

Phil Noto’s “Full Disclosure” finds Noto’s signature style in top form, as the artist deftly brings beautiful new characters to life. Few artists are able to capture the subtleties of Full Disclosureuman expressions like Noto, and it’s impossible to look at his works without being drawn in immediately. Beautiful understatement is the name of the game with Noto’s work, from a slightly raised eyebrow to the tiniest of smirks. We are huge fans of Noto’s paintings, and thrilled to be able to present another solo show by this modern master.

In the Project Room we have the frenetic illustration style of Jim Mahfood. His new exhibit, “Perfect Machine”, brings to Stranger Factory an exploration of sense and sensuality couched in his trademark chaotic style…heaps of black ink seem to explode within and around his subjects as they struggle for a handhold in an unsure world. Mahfood’s illustration style is dense and rich, and carries an intense load of sex, comedy, and violence.

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Please contact our Press Manager with any additional requests for artist information or show images.

Both exhibits run February 7th – March 2nd, with an opening reception on Friday, February 7th from 6 – 9 PM.

Stranger Factory
109 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-508-3049

CA – Adventure Show

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Artists Nicole Gustafsson and Meghan Stratman open a new exhibition at the Hero Complex Gallery on Friday, February 7th, from 7-10pm!

Please join us on this special two-artist show with acclaimed artists, Nicole Gustafsson and Meghan Stratman, as they journey through Adventure-themed lands. Both artists will be in attendance, with 10-15 new original works each, as well as limited-edition prints.

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Hero Complex Gallery
2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, Los Angeles, CA 90034
323-334-0035

SF – Sandman: The Worlds’ End

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The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes artists Gary Amaro and Steve Leialoha for its ongoing celebration of the 25th anniversary of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. This special presentation will be held on Thursday, January 23 from 7:00 to 9:00pm.

In 1993, Neil Gaiman embarked upon one of the most ambitious Sandman storylines with Worlds’ End. Reminiscent of Chaucer’s legendary Canterbury Tales, THE SANDMAN: WORLDS’ END is a wonderful potpourri of engrossing tales and masterly storytelling. Improbably caught in a June blizzard, two wayward compatriots stumble upon a mysterious inn and learn that they are in the middle of a “reality storm.” Now surrounded by a menagerie of people and creatures from different times and realities, the two stranded travelers are entertained by mesmerizing myths of infamous sea creatures, dreaming cities, ancient kings, astonishing funeral rituals and moralistic hangmen.

To fully realize the different realities depicted in this storyline, Gaiman selected several of his favorite artists and tailored stories specifically to their talents. Artists Bryan Talbot and Mark Buckingham illustrated the framing sequence, and pencilers and inkers from A to Z (Allred to Zulli) rendered the six different reality-spanning tales authored by Gaiman. Gary Amaro and Steve Leialoha both contributed to the final issue of Worlds’ End, with Amaro’s story foreshadowing the series’ conclusion.

Amaro and Leialoha will discuss their collaborations with Neil Gaiman on this classic Sandman story, as well as their other work for DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint. The two artists will collaborate on a limited print for VIP ticket buyers, available as an attendees-only exclusive.

Tickets for this event will be sold on a sliding scale, and can be purchased here…

General Admission: $10.00 (Cartoon Art Museum members will receive two-for-one admission and an exclusive print). VIP Admission is $25 and includes an exclusive print created for the event by Gary Amaro and Steve Leialoha.

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Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

OR – Snakebomb Comix Release Party

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Press Release:

Join Floating World Comics on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm for an evening with the publisher and artists of Snakebomb Comix. We’re celebrating with a group art show and triple book release of the Snakebomb Comix 3 anthology, Tom Toye’s Illogical Comics Dailies and A. Degen’s AREACC reprint! Jack Hayden, Pat Keck, Ryan Dirks, Karissa Sakumoto and more will be in attendance.

Snakebomb Comix is a Portland-based comics publisher and risograph print studio founded by cartoonist Jack Hayden. His flagship anthology series “Snakebomb Comix” has seen three issues and over twenty artists since its 2011 debut. The all-new SB3 showcases eight cartoonists drawing comics that range from barbarians battling robots to young punk romance, suburban demon resurrection, mutagenic bar fights and more. Tom Toye’s Illogical Comics Dailies is a collection of hilarious, gory, monster-crazy one pagers stealthily drawn at the artist’s day job. AD’s AREACC has been hailed as a “modern comics masterpiece” and follows the adventures of heroine CoCo as she travels through the dystopian megalopolis Nova Zomia in search of paradise.

Artists featured in this show include SB3 contributors Patrick Keck, Pete Toms, Marc Palm, Leah Wishnia, AD, Jack Hayden, Ryan Dirks, Eric Benton, Tom Toye as well as frequent Snakebomb collaborator Karissa Sakumoto.

Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 9720

CA – Art of Frozen Signing

_frozen_web2Brittney Lee, Lisa Keene, and Paul Briggs appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday December 7, 2013 at 7:00pm!

Press Release: 

Join us for a very special presentation of the making of the film from the talents behind it as they share rarely seen images and reveal the interesting details about the creative process.

In Walt Disney Animation Studios upcoming film, Frozen, the fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff—to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. “The Art of Frozen” features concept art from the making of the film—including character studies and sculpts, color scripts, storyboards, and more—alongside interviews with the film’s artists about the making of this comedy-adventure.

$5 Admission at the door or FREE w/ purchase of the art of Frozen book (seats are limited, standing room available)

Featured Artists:

Brittney Lee (Visual Development)
Lisa Keene (Visual Development)
Paul Briggs (Story Artist)

more to be announced…

Event Schedule:

4:00pm – 5:00pm (Panel Presentation)
5:30pm – 6:00pm (Q&A)
6:00pm – 7:00pm (Signing)

Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Kim Jung Gi Art Exhibit & Signing

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Artist Kim Jung Gi, flying all the way from South Korea, appears at Gallery Nucleus on Wednesday December 4, 2013 at 10pm to greet fans and exhibit a few original drawings.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet this highly prolific artist during his rare LA appearance.

FREE Admission

Outside books not purchased at Nucleus are subject to $10 signing charge.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

OR – Delusional Signing

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Cartoonist Farel Dalrymple appears at Floating World Comics on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm!

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Press Release:

Delusional is a 232 page book of comics and drawings by cartoonist Farel Dalrymple. You might have seen them in various anthologies, or posted on the internets, but now they are collected into one beautiful tome published by Adhouse Books. Farel’s previous work includes Pop Gun War, Omega the Unknown, and the occasional Prophet.

Join Farel December 5th for an art exhibit and book release party at Floating World. Farel will also read a chapter from his eagerly anticipated forthcoming graphic novel, The Wrenchies.

Farel Dalrymple’s newest book is Delusional, a collection of comic short stories, illustrations, and sketches out now from from adhouse books. Farel is the artist that drew Omega the Unknown (Marvel Comics), for author Jonathan Lethem. His creator owned comic book, Pop Gun War (Dark Horse Comics) 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 range of illustration and cartooning projects for book publishers, magazines, studios, ad agencies, and comic book publishers such as Marvel, DC, and Image Comics. Farel just completed an original 300-page watercolored comic book story, The Wrenchies, out in 2014 from First Second Books. He is currently residing in Oregon where he working on his long neglected Pop Gun War follow up (pop gun war : chain letter) and drawing his Eisner nominated webcomic, IT WILL ALL HURT for studygroupcomics.

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

NYC – Kim Deitch Art Show

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Kim Deitch opens an art exhibition at the Scott Eder Gallery on December 6th from 6:00 till 9:00pm!

Scott Eder Gallery
18 Bridge Street, Suite 2-i, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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