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 – Visual Funk Art Show

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Jim Mahfood opens an art exhibition at Hero Complex Gallery on Friday November 15 at 7:00pm.

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Press Release:

Hero Complex Gallery is proud to present the FIRST SOLO exhibition and the book release by Jim Mahfood AKA FOOD ONE entitled VISUAL FUNK. The exhibit and book spans an almost two decade career highlighting the artist’s work in comics, illustration, animation, advertising, murals, gallery shows, body painting, and live art.

Visual Funk is more then a defiant moniker for the artist. Visual Funk is a way of life. With constant beats in his head, Mahfood’s work has the distinct timing mismatch of funk, hip-hop, and jazz. By utilizing a classically-based fundamental understanding of the human form (particularly that of the female) and translating it in to a controlled frenzy of free-form paint-and-ink-driven language, Mahfood has created a definitive style all his own, making his work revolutionary, recognizable, and relatable while staying true to his internal rhythm.

This event is an opportunity to meet the artist and view the works that have solidified Mahfood’s multi-faceted career. The exhibit at Hero Complex presents a diverse body of work from the Mahfood archives, along with selections of new works, comic pages, and a collection of prints.

“Food One’s formidable pace and inimitable style asserts him as a major voice in underground art as well as in mainstream media. The style is the brand and the brand is the style. Mahfood’s got a name for it. It’s called: Visual Funk.”

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

CA – Visual Funk Exhibit & Signing

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Jim Mahfood appears at The Last Bookstore on Saturday, November 16th, 2013 from 3:00PM till 5:00PM!

Press Release:

Hero Complex Gallery and The Last Bookstore are proud to present the solo exhibition and book release by Jim Mahfood AKA FOOD ONE entitled VISUAL FUNK. The exhibit and book spans an almost two decade career highlighting the artist’s work in comics, illustration, animation, advertising, murals, gallery shows, body painting and live art.

Visual Funk is more then a defiant moniker for the artist. Visual Funk is a way of life. With constant beats in his head, Mahfood’s work has the distinct timing mismatch of funk, hip-hop, and jazz. By utilizing a classically-based fundamental understanding of the human form (particularly that of the female) and translating it in to a controlled frenzy of free-form paint-and-ink-driven language, Mahfood has created a definitive style all his own, making his work revolutionary, recognizable, and relatable while staying true to his internal rhythm.

Both events are an opportunity to meet the artist and view the works that have solidified Mahfood’s multi-faceted career. The exhibit at Hero Complex presents a diverse body of work from the Mahfood archives, along with selections of new works, comic pages, and a collection of prints. The Last Book Store event will be an intimate setting with the artist, including a presentation (with visuals), a Q&A, and signing of the book VISUAL FUNK.

The Last Book Store
423 S. Sprint Street Los Angeles, CA 90013

CA – Punk to Funk Art Show

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Jim Mahfood and Dave Crosland open a gallery show at Meltdown Comics on Friday June 3rd from 7:00 till 10:00 pm!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

MO – Tank Girl Signing

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Illustrator extraordinaire Jim Mahfood returns to his hometown of St. Louis for his ONLY in-store signing for his newest project, EVERYBODY LOVES TANK GIRL. Don’t miss your chance to meet Jim Mahfood at Star Clipper on Friday, May 3rd from 7:00 to 9:00 pm!

Mahfood collaborated with Tank Girl co-creator Alan C. Martin to bring you Tank Girl as you’ve never seen her before: wild, raw, foul-mouthed and rockin’ in Mahfood’s signature style. Finally, everyone’s favorite outback anarchist is back to blow things up, swear profusely and offend the elderly!

DJ Mahf will be will be spinning records the whole night and the event is sponsored by Boulevard Brewing Company.

After the Tank Girl release, make sure to catch Jim Mahfood and DJ Mahf at the Gramophone for a late-night after party. Star Clipper will also be hosting a special midnight screening of the film adaptation of TANK GIRL at the Tivoli Theatre right now the street. But don’t stay out too late: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY is the next morning at Star Clipper!

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Star Clipper Comics
6392 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 725-9110

CA – Gunning for Trouble Exhibition

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Jim Mahfood and Justin Hampton open an exhibition at SubSpace Art on Saturday, November 13 at 7:00pm.

SubSpace Art is proud to announce an exhibit of works from Justin Hampton and Jim Mahfood – AKA Food One. The exhibit will feature new works from both artists, widely known for their illustrative, poster, graffiti and comic-based art. Their collective images pull from a wide variety of popular and underground elements of music, visual art, comic art, manga and film.

Doors open Saturday November 13th at 7pm with a free live concert from the supergroup, Sweethead, comprised of Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age) with Norm Block and Eddie Nappi (Mark Lanegan band) and vocalist Serrina Sims. Also included are performances from Lonie Marshall and The Lil’ Big Ups plus local L.A. funkateer, DJ Expo, will be serving up an original mix of 1960s – 70′s classic R&B and soul.

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SubSpace Art
3855 Hughes Avenue, Culver City, CA

Boston Comic Con Brings More Guests

Boston Comic Con is pleased to announce yet another round of guest additions for their April 2010 show. New England’s largest comic book conventions bring even more stellar creators to meet their fans! More details about Q & A panels, art portfolio reviews, and costume contests to be announced soon!

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Joseph Michael Linsner is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of creating Dawn with a stop at the Boston Comic Con! To commemorate the occasion he is offering a limited edition print that is sure to sell out. His pinup style is a huge hit with fans and collectors worldwide. Linsner has also worked on Wolverine/Black Cat: Claws and is the current cover artist for Dark Horse’s Conan series.

JH Williams III is an amazing illustrator known for his work on Promethea, Desolation Jones, Seven Soldiers of Victory, and many, many covers. With an art style that is constantly evolving, Williams continually pushes the boundaries of storytelling and design. His recent work on Detective Comics featuring Batwoman has garnered a heap of critical praise. Don’t miss this rare talent!

Eva Hopkins collaborates with fellow guest Joseph Michael Linsner as the co-colorist on Dawn and co-creator of Dark Ivory. Additionally, Eva has self-published Fear of Flight, an anthology of indie comics, and established Luna Muse Studios.

Mike Norton is one of the hardest working artists in the business. He is currently penciling both Green Arrow/Black Canary and Booster Gold. And when he finds the time, he does the occasional issue on titles such as Queen & Country, The Power of Shazam, and many more.

Franco Aureliani is the writer of the popular kid-friendly DC Comics title Tiny Titans. He is also the co-creator of Patrick the Wolf Boy. Make sure to bring the kids!

Mike Huddleston is the co-creator and artist of ONI’s Coffin. Huddleston’s work has been featured in Image’s Deep Sleeper, DC’s Harley Quinn, and Vertigo’s Mnemeovore. Mike’s most recent books include Gen 13 and When Zombies Attack!

Boston Comic Con is working diligently to bring the very best comic book show to New England fans. Previously announced guests include Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Eric Powell, Ben Templesmith, Bill Sienkiewicz, Billy Tan, Cameron Stewart, Christopher Golden, Craig Rousseau, Jim Mahfood, Jim Starlin, Joe Jusko, Joe Quinones, Mark Chiarello, Michael Golden, Norman Lee, Skottie Young, Steve Rude, Pat Broderick, and many more! Tell your friends!!

The Boston Comic Con is in its fourth year of producing independent comic book shows and is committed to bringing the biggest and best comic book show to New England. The Boston Comic Con hosts over 22,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia. The event will be held Saturday April 10th and Sunday April 11th at the Westin Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $15 each day. For more information please go to our website.

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Boston Comic Con Hosts Comic Stars

The latest additions to Boston Comic Con’s guest list are Ben Templesmith, Billy Tan, Pat Broderick, and Cameron Stewart. Come out and meet the stars of past and present at New England’s largest comic book convention. More additions will be announced soon!

Read more about our guests:

BEN TEMPLESMITH is an Australian illustrator best known for his horror work including the co-creation of the vampire series 30 Days of Night, which was subsequently adapted into a motion picture, and Fell with collaborator Warren Ellis. His other projects include the critically acclaimed serial Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, Welcome to Hoxford, and Singularity 7, all of which he also wrote.

BILLY TAN is making a big splash at Marvel penciling titles like X-23, Uncanny X-Men, and New Avengers. His latest project is drawing the Asgardian Thunder God, Thor. Billy began his career at Top Cow in the mid-90s after emigrating from Malaysia. Besides drawing comics, he also freelances in illustration, design, and storyboards.

CAMERON STEWART comes to Boston all the way from Montreal. He frequently works in collaboration with writer Grant Morrison on Seaguy, Seven Soldiers: The Manhattan Guardian, and, most recently, Batman & Robin. His art has also graced the pages of the critically acclaimed series Catwoman and The Other Side, for which he travelled to Vietnam for extensive research.

PAT BRODERICK began his career in the early 70s and made a name for himself illustrating long runs on Captain Marvel and Micronauts. Pat has also worked in animation for Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and other shows. Be sure to check out his new series Man-O-War from Bluewater Press.

Unfortunately Gene Colan has cancelled his appearance at Boston Comic Con.

Boston Comic Con is working diligently to bring the very best comic book show to New England fans. Previously announced guests include Jim Lee, Mike Mignola, Bill Sienkiewicz, Christopher Golden, Craig Rousseau, Eric Powell, Jim Mahfood, Jim Starlin, Joe Jusko, Joe Quinones, Mark Chiarello, Michael Golden, Skottie Young, Steve Rude, and many more! Tell your friends!!

The Boston Comic Con is in its fourth year of producing independent comic book shows and is committed to bringing the biggest and best comic book show to New England. The Boston Comic Con hosts over 22,000 square feet of vendors selling comic books, toys, posters, trading cards, and other pop culture memorabilia. The event will be held Saturday April 10th and Sunday April 11th at the Westin Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA from 10am to 5pm. Admission is $15 each day. For more information please go to our website.

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