CA – Art of How To Train Your Dragon 2 Exhibit

Press Release:

Nucleus is proud and honored to host this special exhibition featuring artwork by over 40 DreamWorks artists all creating original art in celebration of the new film, How To Train Your Dragon 2. With select pieces available for sale and several artists in attendance, guests will have a chance to meet the creative talent behind the film as they sign copies of the new Art of How To Train Your Dragon 2 book.

Purchase a HTTYD book and receive a raffle ticket to attend the event for free and avoid standing in line to get your book signed as we will call out numbers in sequence. Keep your raffle ticket as it will allow you to win prizes at 8pm, 9pm and 10pm. (prizes to be announced)

Trade in your HTTYD movie ticket stub to attend our event for free and to receive an extra 5 raffle tickets for more chances to win!

Purchase a HTTYD book from our site or shop from now till July 7th and be entered to win a free signed Nicolas Marlet HTTYD print! Winner to be announced July 8th at 5pm on our Facebook page and blog. (shipping fees may apply)
Exclusive HTTYD prints to be released at the opening reception.
Enjoy Burnt to a Crisp, a Food Truck that serves Texas Smokehouse BBQ!
Event Schedule:
6:00pm – 7:00pm (Artists Panel Presentation)
8:00pm – 10:00pm (Artist Signing)
8:00pm (1st raffle drawing)
9:00 (2nd raffle drawing)
10:00 (final raffle drawing)

$5 Admission at the door or FREE w/ purchase of The Art of How To Train Your Dragon 2 book (seats are limited, standing room available).

Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

Featured Panelists:
to be announced…

HTTYD2Contributing Artists:
Director:
Chris Sanders
Dean Deblois
Elaine Bogan
Peter Ramsey
Rodolphe Guenoden

Art:
Arthur Fong
Christopher Zibach
Cundo Rabaudi
Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay
Iuri Lioi
Marcos Mateu Mestre
Nate Wragg
Nico Marlet
Peter Chan
Raymond Zibach
Richard Daskas
Takao Noguchi
Woon Jung
Zhaoping Wei

HTTYD2bStory:
Adam Cootes
Andy Erekson
Anthony Zierhut
Ariana Oh
Ben Juwono
Cinzia Angelini
Clio Chiang
Dave Wolter
Ennio Torresan
Glenn Harmon
Heidi Jo Gilbert
Ian Abando
Januel Mercado
Jean Kang
Johane Matte
Kenjo Ono
Le Tang
Louie Del Carmen
Mark Sperber
Megan Dong
Michael Lester
Nassos Vakalis
Natasha Wicke
Peter Paul Bautista
Phil Craven
Rikke Asbjoern
Ryan Savas
Sean Charmatz
Sharon Bridgeman Lukic
Simon Otto
Stephanie Stine
Steven Macleod
Todd Wilderman
Tom Owens
Tron Mai
Vi-Dieu Nguyen

DreamWorks Employee:
Andrew Bandong
Brittany Biggs
Chelsea Bryan
Haley Hughes
Hannah Sherman
Jackie Marion
James Baxter
Jennifer Harlow
Jessica Forer
Jisoo Kim
Joshua Caez
Justin Melillo
Marco Regina
Patrick Ian
Paul Schoeni
Sucheta Bhatawadekar
Victor Tang
more to be announced…

Tribute Artists:
Anthony Wu
Claire Hummel
Crowded Teeth (Michelle Romo)
Dan Matutina
Helen Chen
Israel Sanchez
Jeff Victor
Justin Gerard
Kei Acedera
Nicole Gustafsson
Patrick Awa
Rustam Hasanov
Seb Mesnard

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

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CA – Imaginary Friends Art Exhibition

Gallery Nucleus hosts an art show on Saturday April 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm!

Press Release:

Wrought from the depths of our creativity, imaginary friends have been steadfast companions through amazing journeys and have helped to overcome unbelievable hardships. Despite being figments of our imaginations, these fantastical comrades cultivate immense growth and represent very real bonds.

Inspired by these unreal friendships, award-winning children’s book illustrator Dan Santat‘s The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend weaves a tale about companionship, courage, and finding one’s place in the world.  Beginning on an island far away where imaginary friends are born, one patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when Beekle is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match.

In conjunction with the release of Dan Santat’s book, Nucleus celebrates these not-so-real friendships with a roster of some of our favorite artists, including noteable children’s book illustrators, who would like to introduce all of us to their very own imaginary friends. Join us opening night as we pay tribute to friends both real and imagined.

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Adam Rex
Ako Castuera
Alina Chau

Anna Chambers
Anne Benjamin

Calef Brown
Camille Andre
Corinne Reid

Cuddly Rigor Mortis
Dan Santat

Daniel Brassette
Daniella Volpari
Dave Roman

Genevieve Godbout
Israel Sanchez

Jaime Zollars
Jake Parker

Joy Ang
Lorena Alvarez

Matthew Cordell
Maxime Mary

Nate Wragg
Nicole Gustafsson
Pascal Campion

Seb Mesnard
Tuna Bora
Yohan Sacre

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – The Art of Rio 2 Signing

Meet the artists of RIO 2 one-on-one as they share rare behind the scenes stories and sign copies of the new Art of Rio 2 book at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday April 12th!

Rio 2 is an upcoming 3D computer-animated musical adventure from Blue Sky Studios, and the sequal to the acclaimed film, Rio. It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in Rio 2, after they’re hurtled from a magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. When the family leaves their domesticated life in the city of Rio de Janeiro for a journey to the rainforest, they encounter a menagerie of characters that are born to be wild! Upon arrival, the family comes across Jewel’s long-lost father, in hiding with a group of other Macaws. But things get worse when they realize that their Amazonian habitat is under threat and that Blu and Jewel’s old nemesis Nigel the Cockatoo is back for revenge!

Featured Artists:

rio2Stephen P. Neary: Story Artist
Natalie Wetzig: Story Artist
Maggie Kang: Story Artist
Mike Walling: Character Animator
Miurika Valery: Animator

more to be announced!

Event Schedule:

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Panel Presentation)
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm (Q&A)
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Signing)

$5 Admission at the door or FREE w/ purchase of the Art of Rio 2 book (seats are limited, standing room available).

Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Sparky! Signing

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Chris Appelhans appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday March 29, 2014 from 7:00PM till 10:00PM

Press Release:

Written by Jenny Offill and illustrated by Chris Appelhans, this is the first widely distributed children’s book that the artist has illustrated. The book stars a pet who has more to offer than meets the eye. When our narrator orders a sloth through the mail, the creature that arrives isn’t good at tricks or hide-and-seek…or much of anything. Still, there’s something about SPARKY! that is irresistible.

Original development paintings by Chris will be on display. Meet the artist opening night as he greets fans and signs copies of the new release.

WIN ORIGINAL ARTWORK! (shown below)

With each purchase of the new booknew print, or original Sparky! artwork, be entered to win this original Sparky! painting by Chris Appelhans. Winner will be announced on our Facebook on April 13, 2014.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

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CA – The Art of Mr. Peabody & Sherman Signing

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Press Release:

Join Gallery Nucleus on Saturday March 22nd for a very special presentation of the making of the film by the talents behind it as they share rarely seen images and reveal interesting details about the creative process.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman is a highly anticipated upcoming 3D computer-animated comedy adventure film based on the characters from the Peabody’s Improbable History segments of the 1960s animated television series The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. The film features Mr. Peabody, a talking dog who is the smartest being in the world, and his adopted boy Sherman. When Sherman’s misuse of their time traveling WABAC machine results in disastrous and comical events, it is up to them to put things on track before the space-time continuum is irreparably destroyed.

Meet the artists one-on-one as they share rare behind the scenes stories and artwork as well as sign copies of the new Art of Mr. Peabody & Sherman book!

Featured Artists:

Jason Schleifer: Head of Character Animation
Tim Heitz: Story Artist
Carlos Zaragoza: Visual Development Artist
Michael Amos: Animator
Shane Prigmore: Visual Development Artist
Featured Print:

Only available at Nucleus for a limited time and released exclusively for event: “Adventure Awaits!” by Shane Prigmore. Shane will also be a guest panelist and will be available to sign books and prints. Signed copies are limited so be sure to pre-order yours today.

Event Schedule:

3:00pm – 4:00pm (Panel Presentation)
4:30pm – 5:00pm (Q&A)
5:00pm – 6:00pm (Signing)

$5 Admission at the door or FREE w/ purchase of the art of Mr. Peabody and Sherman book (seats are limited, standing room available).

Outside books will be subject to a $10 fee.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – The Art of Final Fantasy X Release Party

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Press Release:

Gallery Nucleus and Square Enix are proud to invite you to the North American release of FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster, a dual console high-definition launch of the FFX series in one wistful collection commemorating its 10 year anniversary. Welcoming two of the games’ creators on opening night, this launch event also boasts over 50 works of development artwork. Select artworks will be available through an online art auction benefiting those immediately affected by Typhoon Haiyan. In addition to the new releases, fans can also shop the Final Fantasy X Pop-Up Shop featuring PLAY ARTS KAI Tidus and Yuna action figures and much more!

Be the first to own the game days before anyone else! Come early to be sure to get your game signed! Chairs are permitted, but tents are prohibited.

OPENING NIGHT HIGHLIGHTS:
-Free admission includes raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes
-First 300 attendees receive an exclusive FFX art print
-Meet Producer Yoshinori Kitase and Art Director Yusuke Naora as they sign the first 200 games sold (signing at 3pm & 5pm)*

OPENING NIGHT ACTIVITES:
-Themed photo booth
-Enter for a chance to win a framed art print by voting on the most memorable scenes
-Write a personal message to the FFX development team
-Demo the new releases

EXHIBITION / AUCTION FEATURES
-Artwork will be on display until March 26.
-All sales of auctioned artwork will benefit the Hurricane Haiyan disaster relief effort.
-Select pieces from the exhibit will be available for auction online.

more details to be announced…

GAME FEATURES:
-Remastered HD versions of FINAL FANTASY X and FINAL FANTASY X-2
-Includes the International versions of both games, featuring 20 hours of bonus gameplay never released in North America
-Bonus Audio Drama that continues the story
-Cross save functionality between PlayStation®3 and PS Vita versions

For the latest news and updates, visit the official Facebook page…
#listentomystory

© 2001-2004, 2013 ,2014 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
CHARACTER DESIGN: TETSUYA NOMURA
FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the Square Enix logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Square Enix Group.

RSVP on Facebook!

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Making A Living with Webcomics

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Hear from three of the top web comic creators and how they make money from their own creations. Jason Brubaker, Jorge Cham, and Ethan Nicolle appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday March 1st for an afternoon workshop which will then be followed by a Q&A and signing.

Register early to receive a discount!  Register online

The event is FREE from 4 -5 pm during the signing period

1:00 – 3:30 Workshop Seminar
3:30 – 4:00 Q & A
4:00 – 5:00 Signing

About the artists:

Jason Brubaker works at Dreamworks Animation in Visual Development. At night, he puts on his cape and doubles as an independent graphic novelist and self-publisher. Jason has worked on Kung-Fu Panda 2, Ghost Rider, Van Helsing, Blade II, Leap of Faith, Roswell, Pitch Black, Blade and more as a visual development and storyboard artist. Jason has self-published two of his own graphic novels based on his story Remind. He’s raised over $125,000 through Kickstarter to self-publish Remind in two volumes. Jason continues to create new stories and just put out a book called Unnatural Talents which is about self publishing your own graphic novel.

Jorge Cham is the creator of “Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD),” the comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in Academia. Often called “the Dilbert of Academia,” PHD has appeared in the Stanford, MIT, Caltech and Carnegie Mellon newspapers, among others, and is published online where it receives over nine million page views a month from over 1000 universities and colleges worldwide. He obtained his B.S. from Georgia Tech and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, specializing in Robotics. He was sub-sequently,an Instructor and Research Associate at Caltech from 2003-2005, where his work focused on developing “Smart” Neural Implants. He travels and presents all over the world to thousands of graduate students, faculty and administrators on the graduate student experience. Four PHD book collections have been published with over 55,000 copies sold. He has over 200,000 fans on Facebook!

Ethan Nicolle is an American comic book creator, artist, and writer. He created the Slave Labor Graphics comic Chumble Spuzz which has been released as two graphic novels. He also worked with his younger brother, Malachai, to create Axe Cop, the web comic phenomena that has nearly 35,000 fans on Facebook and an animated show on Fox’s Television’s ADHD. Ethan has also created another popular webcomic called Bearmageddon that is about an end of the world apocalypse story with mutant bears, He also have had various pitches optioned by Cartoon Network, and works on the Axe Cop TV show at FOX and is currently writing for DreamWorks Animation on the new Veggie Tales series.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

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

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

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