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

CA – The Art of Thor Panel

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**UPDATE** Director Alan Taylor has been added! Story artists Jane Wu and Bryan Andrews appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday November 16, 2013 from 3:00 till 6:00 pm!

Press Release:

$5 ADMISSION or FREE ADMISSION when you purchase the art of Thor: The Dark World book from our website or shop.

This artist panel will be highlighting the story artists of Thor 2 and the importance of visual storytelling before the film is actually shot. The artists will tell us a bit about their process as well pitch a few scenes from the film followed by a Q & A and book signing portion.

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Art of Pacific Rim Signing

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The concept artists of Pacific Rim appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday July 13, 2013 to speak about the movie and signing the new book.

Press Release:

Pacific Rim is a highly anticipated science fiction monster film directed by Guillermo del Toro.  When an alien attack threatens the Earth’s existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.  Together, man, woman and machine must stand as the human race’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they share rare behind the scenes stories, artwork and sign copies of the new Art of Pacific Rim Book!

Featured Artists:

Allen Williams - Concept Artist
David Meng - Concept Artist
David S. Cohen - Author of Pacific Rim: Man, Machines, and Monsters
Doug Williams
 - Concept Artist
Hugo Martin - Concept Artist
Stephen Schirle - Concept Artist
Simon Lee - Concept Artist

Event Schedule:

3:00PM – 4:00PM (panel presentation)
4:00PM – 4:30PM (Q&A)
4:30PM – 6:00PM (book signing)

$5 Admission at the door

Seats are limited, standing room available.

Gallery Nucleus 
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Capture Creatures Art Show

ccBecky Dreistadt appears at Gallery Nucleus for an art show on Saturday June 1, 2013 from  7:00PM – 10:00PM.

Press Release:

Nucleus is very pleased to present a prolific project by one of our favorite artists, Becky Dreistadt.  Capture Creatures is a year-long showcase of 151 creatures hand-painted by the artist, accompanied with imaginative stories by her partner Frank Gibson.  Raised on a steady diet of cartoons and comics, Japanese and otherwise, Dreistadt has always dreamt of creating her own band of unique animals.

This ambitious project will culminate with an exhibition of all 151 available original 5″ x 7″ works presented in conjunction with the release of a hardcover book compiling the creatures.

Come meet Becky and Frank on opening night as they greets fans and signs copies of her new Capture Creatures book.

Also being released at the opening will be an exclusive Capture Creatures T-shirt, poster, pins/badges, and a new Squrious vinyl toy!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet Becky & Frank and see all 151 creatures in person! Free drinks, snacks, games, and prizes!

Capture the creatures along with the rest of us on the official website: www.capturecreatures.com

More About the Artist:

Becky Dreistadt grew up wanting to be the very best, like no one ever was. Driven by her love of cartoons and animals, she has set out on a quest taking her from her home in Virginia, to school in Georgia, to life in New Zealand and now to ply her craft in Los Angeles.

Primarily a comic artist, Dreistadt’s work has been displayed in numerous galleries from Los Angeles to New York to New Zealand and Japan. She is mostly known for her online hand-painted comic Tiny Kitten Teeth and its cute companion piece Tigerbuttah. Her work has appeared on comic and poster projects with Adventure Time, animation with Yo Gabba Gabba and the fantasy comic Lookouts with Penny Arcade.

Learn more about Becky Dreistadt’s artwork and products featured at Nucleus here

Gallery Nucleus 
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Art of Iron Man 3 Signing

im3Andy Park, Bryan Andrews, Federico d’ Alessandro, Josh Herman, Phil Saunders, Rodney Fuentebella, and Ryan Meinerding appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday May 18th for a panel and signing from 6:00PM – 9:00PM!

Press Release:

IRON MAN 3 is a highly anticipated film set after the events that occurred in The Avengers, Tony Stark faces a powerful enemy, the Mandarin. Left only to rely on his instincts, he must embark on a harrowing quest to find those responsible for destroying his personal life and is confronted with the question does the suit make the man or does the man make the suit?

Come see rare behind the scenes artwork by artists from the production design, storyboards, and visual development team.

Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the new Art of Iron Man 3 book.

Some production art by the featured panelists will be on display.

$5 Admission at the door includes 1 raffle ticket for the chance to win an exclusive limited Iron Man print signed by the Visual Development artists.

Additional raffle tickets available for $2

Seats are limited, standing room available.

Featured Artists:

Andy Park (Concept Illustrators)
Bryan Andrews (Storyboard)
Federico d’ Alessandro (Marvel Head of Visual Development)
Federico d’ Alessandro (Storyboard)
Josh Herman (3-D Modeler)
Phil Saunders (Concept Illustrators)
Rodney Fuentebella (Concept Illustrators)
Ryan Meinerding (Marvel Head of Visual Development)

Gallery Nucleus 
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Art of The Croods Signing

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Arthur Fong, Christophe Lautrette, Simon Rogers, Margaret Wuller, and Steven MacLeod appear at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday April 6, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm!

Press Release:

THE CROODS is a prehistoric tale following the world’s first family embarking on a journey of a lifetime when the cave that has always shielded them from danger is destroyed. Traveling across a spectacular landscape, the Croods discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures — and their outlook is changed forever.

Nucleus welcomes five artists from the project offering a rare glimpse behind the process of production design, storyboards, and visual development.

Bring your questions for the Q&A session and meet the artists one-on-one as they sign copies of the new The Art of The Croods book.  Stay tuned for the announcement of an exclusive art print.

$5 Admission at the door.  Seats are limited, standing room available.

Featured Artists:

Arthur Fong (Visual Development)
Christophe Lautrette (Production Design)
Simon Rogers (Visual Development)
Margaret Wuller (Visual Development)
Steven MacLeod (Storyboard Artist)

Event Schedule:

5:00PM – 6:00PM (panel presentation)
6:00PM – 6:30PM (Q&A)
6:30PM – 8:00PM (book signing)

Gallery Nucleus 
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Daisy Kutter Art Show

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Graphic Novelist Kazu Kibuishi appears at Gallery Nucleus on Saturday January 26th to exhibit NEW original Daisy Kutter art work, meet fans and sign books.

(6pm – 7pm) Artists panel / Q and A.

Kazu will discuss the origins of the book and share his experience and wisdom using Kickstarter as an independent publishing and marketing tool.

Admission: $5 at the door

Gallery Nucleus 
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

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