UK – Ring of Roses Signing

ring of rosesDAS PETROU and JOHN WATKISS will be signing RING OF ROSES at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 29th July from 6:00 – 7:00 PM.


This is London, 1991. Lawyer Samuel Waterhouse investigates a ghoulish murder mystery set in alternate English history that’s all religious mania, secret societies and the plague. Imagine an England under religious rule – a rule so iron-fisted that science and technology has been set back decades…

Das has worked in both film and advertising as a conceptual artist and writer for clients as varied as Walt Disney, Saatchi & Saatchi, Universal Pictures, BBH, and the BBC. He also worked at Neal Adams’ Continuity Associates in New York, and wrote a JAMES BOND series for Dark Horse, as well as being an art director at Cartoon Network. When writing RING OF ROSES he was working on a feature for Steven Spielberg, and developing the TV series, TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER. He is currently completing his first novel, a supernatural thriller called WINTER OF THE SUCCUBUS.

John is a respected fine art painter, comic book artist, and visual development artist in film. After working on Ring of Roses, he moved to LA to develop TARZAN and ATLANTIS for Walt Disney. He has also worked for world-famous companies, including Saatchi & Saatchi, Ridley Scott Associates, Francis Ford Coppola, Dreamworks, Twentieth Century Fox and Disney. John drew SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE, BATMAN, and DEADMAN for Vertigo. He is now living in the UK, and working on SURGEON X, a project he is developing as both a comic book and TV series for Sony Pictures.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

CA – The Art of Sherlock Holmes

December 10, 2009 by  
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John Watkiss returns to Gallery Nucleus with an exhibition featuring development art as well as brand new work from Guy Ritchie’s upcoming film Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, and Rachel McAdams.

December 12, 2009 – January 18, 2010
Opening Reception:
December 12 7:00 – 11:00 PM

Gallery Nucleus, 210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

CA – Quinquennium Exhibitum

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Bill Presing, Kazu Kibuishi & more at Gallery Nucleus

Quinquennium Exhibitum: Nucleus 5 Year Anniversary Exhibition
November 7, 2009 – November 30, 2009
Nov 7, 7:00PM – 11:00PM

We reflect upon our first five years while looking future forward. To commemorate this benchmark, we’ve invited many from years past to contribute in their own declaration of growth. We are proud to present a roster of notable talent. We humbly welcome you to join us for the celebration lasting late into the night with inspiring artwork, camaraderie, as well as gratitude for your support. We hope that you will join us.
With select original work by the legendary Bob Peak