Sunday, August 31, 2014
Here's my piece, "The Morlock Machine" which was made for the Monsterfinks show currently running at Creature Features in Burbank, CA. The piece is 3-D cut paper and is based on George Pal's classic movie, The Time Machine (1960). For purchasing information, please contact the gallery.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
The Monsterfink show opens in just a few hours at Creature Features in Burbank, California. The show, which I'm part of pays tribute to the crazy world of 60s hotrod culture and its intersection with exaggerated cars and far out monsters.
I was very excited to be part of this show since I ate this stuff up as a kid as it started to fizzle out by the early 70s. This alternative car culture had its roots in the ugly face artwork artwork of Basil Wolverton and the car and caricature creations Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, as well as the kustomized kar creations of George Barris. These horrific figures and vehicles came in the form of Weird Ohs, Nuttymads, Odd Rods, Rat Fink, Lindy Loonys and others.
This world of monsters and cars has stayed with me and has inspired two comic book series I'm currently developing. It also led me to create my own monsterfink which I will post tomorrow. In the meantime, here is a look through these precursors to the Wacky Races.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
The Creature from the Black Lagoon show at Creature Features ends its run tonight, but if you are in Southern California, you have a number of opportunities to view some of my cut paper collage work in person in the coming month.
First up is Monsterfink, also at Creature Features, paying tribute to Weird-Ohs, Nutty Mads, Rat Finks and their kin. The show opens August 30, 2014 and runs through September 7.
On September 5, 2014, Gallery 1988 will open it's tribute show to Joss Whedon, who will be attending the opening in person. It's sure to be packed, so be sure to contact the gallery for information on attending the opening.
Also opening September 5, 2014, is "Strong to the Finich" celebrating 85 years of Popeye. This show will be held at the Hero Complex Gallery .
On September 13, 2014, Museum of the Weird will open at Creature Features. This show celebrates the work of renowned Disney imagineer, Rolly Crump (who will be there in person on opening night) and the work he created which was originally intended as a walk through feature at the end of the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disneyland. This show runs through September 28, 2014.
I won't be able to attend any of these shows in person, but my artwork will be there. I hope you will too.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Here's the piece I did for the Creature from the Black Lagoon show at Creature Features. It's 3-D cut paper and has already sold. The show runs through August 24, 2014. For more information scroll down to my previous post, or visit Creature Features.
Saturday, August 09, 2014
The Creature From the Black Lagoon 60th Anniversary Show opens tonight at Creature Features in Burbank, CA. The Opening runs from 6:00 - 10:00 PM PST. The show itself runs through AUgust 24, 2014. The exhibit will feature rare, original production artwork from the classic 1954 film as well as other memorabilia and original artwork from the following list of artists, which includes myself:
Mark Alfrey, Zac Amendolia, ARF!, Zach Bellissimo, BigToe, Tara Billinger, Julie Bossinger, Andy Carey, Anthony Carpenter, Brian Crabaugh, Jesse D'Angelo, Ricardo Delgado, Haig Demarjian, Erika Deoudes, Frank Dietz, Adam Dougherty, Amanda Duchow, John Cody Fasano, Thomas Fernandez, Jason Flink, Christine Geasey, Tim Gore, David Grasso, Kenneth J. Hall, Robert Heckman, Christopher Hertrich, Mary J. Hoffman, Emma Julia Jacobs, Tom Killeen, Dave Krocker, Jimmy Lenoir, Ama Lea, Bob Lizarraga, Rebecca Lord, the Mad Masker, Danielle Manning, Chris Mason, Patrick Mathews, Woody Miller, Ken Mitchroney, Jordan Monsell, Ian Paul Montelongo, Alexander Morales, Ken Morgan, Jonathan Morrill, Robert Negrete, Michelle Nyree, Doug P'Gosh, Tim Polecat, Alex Quintero, Sam Randazzo, Todd Rex, Brian Romero, Mireya Romo-Bowen, Eric Rose, John Rozum, Bill Rude, Stephen Sandoval, Chad Scheres, John Sloboda, Mike Sosnowski, William Stout, Drew Struzan, Tammi Sutton, Dan Szczepanski, JP Targete, Pete Von Sholly, Doug Waterfield, Woody Welch, Neil Winn and many more!
Creature Features is located at 2904 West Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506
I will share my piece here tomorrow, after the show has opened.
Monday, August 04, 2014
As always, the first Monday of the month means it's 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. 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.
Please take the time to view the previous questions so that we don't wind up with a lot of repetition. 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, and #41. Answers not found following the questions can be found in the archives section for each associated month under Ask Me Anything.
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