Aidan Koch, Zack Soto, and Ephameron appear at Floating World Comics on Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 6:00pm until 10:00pm.
Floating World Comics
400 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209
Katie Cook appears at Challengers Comics on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm!
Katie Cook returns to Challengers for a month-long art show featuring thousands* of mini paintings! Katie is the creator of the weekly web comic GRONK, the writer of the brand new MY LITTLE PONY comic book, beloved by STAR WARS fans world-wide, co-creator of GRAYSON The MIGHTY and is also the masked pro-wrestler SIN CARA!** We will also have an exclusive print available for the opening.
*actual number TBD; may be less than thousands
**this one is a complete lie
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Artist Brian Hurtt and writer Cullen Bunn appear at Challengers Comics on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st!
The first day of a two-day SIXTH GUN event! Brian Hurtt returns to The Rogues Gallery for a special one-week art exhibition! To celebrate the release of the fourth collection of the award-nominated series The Sixth Gun, “A Town Called Penance”, Brian will be displaying every page of art from the silent issue of The Sixth Gun, #21. Alongside writer Cullen Bunn, Brian will be meeting fans at a 21+ opening event. No books will be signed, but plenty of merchandise will be available for purchase, including an exclusive bookplate edition of “A Town Called Penance”. After the opening night, the artwork will remain on display through December 6th.
The SIXTH GUN two-day event continues on Saturday at noon, when Brian and Cullen will be signing for fans until 3pm.
1845 N. Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Jeremy Bastian opens an art exhibition at Century Guild on Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Century Guild, the leading Art Nouveau and Symbolist gallery in the world, is opening a West Coast location with a Grand Opening December 1st with an exhibition celebrating one of the most intricate artists of any century, Jeremy Bastian.
Jeremy Bastian (b.1978) uses an ink well and brush to create works that reveal the influence of early American comic art and classical engravings (Winsor McCay, Albrecht Dürer, and Piranesi are all present) while ending in a place that is absolutely contemporary, brilliantly sensitive, and wholly unique. Like something from a cabinet of curiosities, Bastian’s artworks are only inches in size; the figures and nautical scenarios contain details only visible with a magnifying glass. For example, one artwork- The Sacking of the Royal CIty of Cub- is the artist’s largest work to date at only 13.5 x 19 inches and took over 500 hours of brush work. For the very first time, work from the artist’s graphic novel Cursed Pirate Girl will be on display, and 100 advance copies of the new hardcover collected edition customized with an event bookplate will be available at the reception.
The exhibition will be up for viewing for two weekends, then the gallery will be rehung for a special Holiday Sale featuring period works on paper by Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Mucha, Egon Schiele, and styles from Arts & Crafts through Expressionism.
Century Guild is a fine art gallery founded in 1999, specializing in Art Nouveau and Symbolist works dating from 1880 through 1920. After thirteen years of success in Chicago, this exhibition marks the debut of the Culver City location. Century Guild has placed artworks in museums and top collections around the world; works previously in the Century Guild inventory are on permanent display in The Art Institute of Chicago, The Detroit Institute of Arts, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
6150 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
Celebrate the art of comics during this exciting afternoon of artist talks and demonstrations, workshops, signings, comic book appraisals, and tours of “Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross” on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Artists scheduled to appear include Howard Cruse (Stuck Rubber Baby) and Jack Purcell (DC, Marvel, “Heavy Metal”). Come dressed as you favorite superhero and receive half-off admission. Free with Museum admission, members free.
Newly Announced Guests
Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
October 15, 2012
STOLEN FRAZETTA, SUYDAM, ARTWORK !!! REWARD!
These artworks, among others, were recently stolen from the studio of artist Arthur Suydam. If you see these artworks or have any information on their location, please contact Arthur at firstname.lastname@example.org, 212 475 4840.
All personal information will be kept confidential.
Description of Two of the Pieces:
Alien Genocide by Arthur Suydam ( gouche painting )
Little Devil by Frank Frazetta ( ink drawing 8 1/2 x 11”)
Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to announce Machine Sabbath, a series of new works by Australian artist Ashley Wood, in what will be his debut solo exhibition in the United States. On Saturday, October 20th, there will be a print released at 1pm, and the opening reception for the exhibition will be held from 6—9pm.
Ashley Wood applies an expressionist approach to erotic imagery. His female subjects and their surrounding environments are partially obscured and fragmented by extreme contrasts in light and shadow.
Wood’s vigorous painting technique combines multiple layers of oil, acrylic and glazes, resulting in a painterly quality and high-gloss, drippy aesthetic. In addition to works on panel and canvas, Machine Sabbath also features two mixed media collages consisting of photographic Polaroid images as well as two sculptures of shapely right legs wearing strappy high-heeled sandals, each adorned with paintings of nudes on the outer calf.
In the artist’s words, “Machine Sabbath is an inquiry into the ambiguity of silent suburban backyards, the conversations that take place between the denizens of those private spaces and the machines that think for us.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Ashley Wood was born in 1971 and is currently based in Perth, Australia. An award winning artist and illustrator, he is highly regarded for his work in many mediums.
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10010
Take a look at who is playing and at what time at Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend October 26-28 at The Hilton Orlando 6001 Destination Parkway Orlando, FL 32819!
See the Schedule here!
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Artists Ronnie del Carmen, Bill Presing, Erik Tiemens, Eli Harris, and Dice Tsutsumi appear at the Cartoon Art Museum on Saturday October 20, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.
The Cartoon Art Museum proudly presents Sketchtravel, a unique collaborative project bringing together 71 talented artists from around the world.
Acclaimed artists Dice Tsutsumi of Japan and Gerald Guerlais of France originated Sketchtravel as an international charity art project. A simple red sketchbook was passed from one artist to another, not unlike an Olympic torch, in an artistic relay through 12 countries over the course of four years. The end result was a beautiful sketchbook containing the personal visions of 71 exceptional illustrators, animators and comic book artists including Bill Plympton, James Jean, Rebecca Dautremer, Glen Keane, Frederick Back, and Studio Ghibli founder and animation legend Hayao Miyazaki. This sketchbook was sold at auction in 2011, raising funds for Room to Read, an international literacy non-profit, and helping to build five libraries in five third-world nations so far.
The Cartoon Art Museum’s latest exhibition, Sketchtravel, features full-sized reproductions of this material, painstakingly recreated as giclee prints to allow the highest quality presentation of the original Sketchtravel paintings and illustrations.
Cartoon Art Museum
655 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Jon Klassen exhibits art from his new book at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday November 3, 2012 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM. Wear a hat to the signing and get a free gift!
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801