Drink & Draw Social Club at SDCC 2014

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Mark your calendars, Saturday July 26th is DRINK AND DRAW SKETCH NIGHT at COMIC-CON 2014!

There will be bar set up. Food provided by KIND and Harvey Milk’s American Dinner.

Music by DJ Jim Mahfood, world famous raconteur and amazing artist!

Hourly giveaways and demos from Wacom Tablets!

Come and meet/greet the Farrago Comics team.

Gallery Girls will Model

MORE DETAILS TBA

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Boom Shop of Comics
Hide Map 835 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 732-9154

CA – Road to Comic Con Mega-Signing

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Jaime Hernandez, Gilbert Hernandez, Natalie Hernandez, Jim Mahfood, Felipe Smith, Tom Pinchuk, and Caleb Monroe have been added to Meltdown Comics’s mega-signing along with previously announced Gerard Way, Becky Cloonan, and D.J. Kirkbride on Saturday July 19th!

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223

Hartford Comic Con 2014

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Press Release:
Hartford Comic Con, May 31st-June 1 2014,  is excited to announce- limited available space on the selling floor!
This is your opportunity to participate with one of the fastest growing conventions in New England!
Hartford guests will include-but not limited to:
  • Comic artists like Ed McGuinness, Tim Sale, Jimmy Cheung, Joe Benitez, Jim Mahfood, Jason Pearson and many more
  • Publishers like Big Dog Ink
  • TV and Film actors like Giancarlo Esposito from Breaking Bad
  • Cosplay Celebrities like Riddle1, Bellechere, and Echo Endless
  • Charities like Inkwell Awards, local children’s groups, and comic affiliations
Our projected attendance will reach up to 20 thousand our first year !
We would love to have you along for the ride on our maiden voyage. It is going to be one heck of a ride!
Register now!   Simply contact us at:
www.hartfordcomiccon.com and submit either an Artist Alley application or Vendor Application.
(Click on the Registration link at the top of the toolbar)

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 – Titmouse Exhibit Opening

Titmouse Inc. (the animation studio behind Metalocalypse and Black Panther, among others) are about to publish a follow up to their popular comic/magazine “Titmouse Vol 1″

In celebration of the release of “Titmouse Vol 2″, Nucleus presents an art exhibition of various personal work by artists from the animation studio. Check out a sample of their first book HERE

Artists will be in attendance to chat and sign books. Free refreshments served!
Opening Reception / Apr 7, 7:00PM – 10:00PM

Exhibiting Artists Include:

Antonio Canobbio
Chris Prynowski
Rev. Dave Johnson
David C. Smith
Gabe Swarr
Israel Sanchez
Jim Mahfood
Jon Schnepp
Matt Danner
Matt Taylor
Paul Harmon
Richard “DIKO” Mather
Travis Millard

Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main St, Alhambra, CA 91801

CA – Marijuanaman Signing

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Ziggy Marley and Jim Mahfood discuss and sign at Book Soup on Nov. 19, 2011 at 7pm!

Marijuanaman: A new hero for our times – from the fertile imagination of music superstar, Ziggy Marley! A noble champion has arrived on Earth, and he brings an important message even as he struggles to save his own planet. Joe Casey (GODLAND, Butcher Baker) and Jim Mahfood (Kick Drum Comix, Mix Tape) join forces to bring you this all-new jam, telling a tale of high adventure! We guarantee: This is not the comic you think it is!

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069

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