Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Guillermo Del Toro: In Service of Monsters Video

For those of you who couldn't make the show, here's a nice video of the opening. To see all of the art (including the piece above by Audrey Pongracz) visit Gallery 1988's website. You can view my own piece by scrolling to the previous posts.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Guillermo Del Toro: In Service of Monsters Art Now Online

Guillermo Del Toro: In Service of Monsters opened this past Friday at Gallery 1988 (West) in Los Angeles. Curated by Chogrin Munoz and Gary Deocampo, this was the first art show that my work has appeared in that I actually attended the opening for.

Since the show was hosted by Gallery 1988, for whom I've been creating work for several years, it also gave me the opportunity to finally meet in person the Gallery owners who have graciously included me in so many terrific shows in the past. A kinder group of people you couldn't ask for.

It was also great to see so much outstanding art in person and meet so many of the genuinely nice artists who created work for their show, as well as their friends, spouses and family who came out to show their support.

Then there was this guy:

The man who inspired so many artists to really produce some incredible artwork; Guillermo Del Toro, himself, who generously appeared to give his appreciation to the creators of the work filling the gallery. Naturally, the aspect of my work he appreciated the most (beyond how much work he intuited went into the piece) was the color coding that I used in grouping his characters, which he checked to make sure was correct.

The following three photos were all taken by Gary Decamp (the third on my crappy phone). The first also features curator, Chogrin Munoz.

The gallery was decked out with the arches from Crimson Peak (2015), and the opening was officially marked with the cutting of the Cronos device cake, which was red velvet and delicious.

The show runs through October 3, 2015. If you can make it in person, I urge you to do so. The art is really impressive and looks even better in person.

If you can't attend in person, all of the art is up for viewing/purchase here.

There's also a brief article on the show at io9, and more photos of the opening can be seen here.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Opening Tonight

Guillermo Del Toro: In Service of Monsters opens tonight at Gallery 1988 (West) and runs through October 3, 2015. To see the piece I did for this show, scroll down to the previous post. I will be attending the opening in person, so if you are in Los Angeles, please stop by and say "hi" and check out the show. I guarantee it will be worth the visit.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Guillermo Del Toro: In Service of Monsters Show Opens Friday.

Here is the piece I created for the "Guillermo Del Toro: In Service of Monsters" show which opens this Friday at Gallery 1988: West. Based on the other art I've seen for this show, it's going to be fantastic. I'm honored to be a part of it, not only because I'm a tremendous fan of GDT's work, but because I'll be sharing space with so many artists whose work I admire. I'm also excited that I'll be attending this show in person, so if you're in Los Angeles, please stop by and check it out.


Monday, September 07, 2015

Ask Me Anything #50

It's the first Monday of the month meaning it's once again time for "Ask Me Anything". 

You can ask me any questions you'd like, whether it's about my work, opinions, influences, favorites, least favorites, or anything else you think I might have an answer for. Since this is the 50th edition of this, feel free to ask me some big questions, too. Questions can be posted in the comments section below, and I'll either answer them there, or in a separate post sometime later in the month.

I've been asked a lot of good, thought provoking questions in the past as well as some really banal ones, all of which I tried to answer. You can see the previous questions by visiting Ask Me Anything  #1#2 ,  #3#4#5#6 , #7 , #8#9,  #10,  #11,  #12 , #13#14,  #15 , #16#17 , #18 , #19,  #20,  #21#22,  #23#24#25#26#27#28#29#30#31#32#33#34#35#36#37#38#39#40#41#42,  #43#44#45,  #46#47,  #48, and #49.  Answers not found following the questions can be found in the archives section for each associated month under Ask Me Anything.

Now ask away. 

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Guillermo Del Toro Preview

Guillermo Del Toro: In Service of Monsters opens this Friday at Gallery 1988 (West). Above is the highly detailed sketch I used to create my piece. I will post the finished piece later this week.

Friday, September 04, 2015

Static Action Figure

It won't be available until next Spring, but pre-order information is now available for the 6" action figure of Milestone's Static. My time on the comic book series might have been a miserable one, but I still love the character, and think this action figure is a nice representation.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015