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

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

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