.: Chet Phillips Illustration Blog-o-rama :.
Posted By Chet on October 16, 2014
Guzu Gallery presents “Icons of Horror: A Haunted Portrait Show,” in cooperation with Blood Over Texas & Gore Noir Magazine. This Halloween season, Guzu dead-icates its gallery walls to the icons, heroes, and villains of the horror genre…but mostly the villains! The exhibition will feature all new, all horrifying portraits by over twenty-five artists — each carefully selected by Guzu Gallery. Original paintings, mixed media artwork, and screen prints will be available for purchase.
My contribution, titled “Rumble in R’lyeh,” imagines a special event announcement with Cthulhu at center stage. The edition of 50 will be available at the opening through Dec. 1st and also in the Guzu Gallery online shop.
Guzu Gallery is located at 5000 N Lamar Blvd. in Austin (next door to Austin Books and Comics) Opening reception is Oct. 31st, 7-10PM.
Posted By Chet on October 15, 2014
The Long Center and Alamo Drafthouse present “As You Wish: The Princess Bride with Cary Elwes Live in Person, October 20th in Dell Hall. More about the event here.
Posted By Chet on October 13, 2014
Hero Complex Gallery presents “Imagined Worlds: The films of Cameron, Carpenter, Jackson, Nolan and Spielberg.” For my contribution to the show I’ve paid tribute to Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” with a piece titled “The Thief.” The show opens Friday, October 17th and runs through Nov. 2nd. Stay tuned for the online shop link that will go live on Saturday after the opening.
Posted By Chet on October 7, 2014
In the mood for a “Schöfferhofer Chimpin Dunkel?” This well-aged premium dark lager mixes burnt banana aromas with a perfumy palate of strict simian Prussian overtones. It’s just one from the variety of six paper drink coasters featuring fictitious beer brands created by ChetArt. From “Dreaming Cat Pale Ale” to “Flying Luchador Bridge Bat Beer,” each screen printed design is showcased on an ultra thick 110 pt. 4″ round pulpboard coaster. Dress up your table or bar with these whimsical designs presented in a variety of colors. Packaged in a clear round plastic container.
Posted By Chet on October 5, 2014
The 2014 Austin Comic Con wrapped up on Saturday and it was a great show. Lots of wonderful folks came by to visit and purchase my art and I was overwhelmed with the fantastic support and friendliness. Thank you to everyone! Just when I thought that the record breaking sales day on Saturday would be my best memory, it was trumped by a visit to the booth by none other than Norman Reedus. He spotted the feline Daryl “Wagging Dead” tribute and along with it, snagged an Alien Big Wheel print. He’s an awesome person and offered up a kind compliment for my work. Thank you Norman and Austin Comic Con, for a great experience.
Posted By Chet on September 30, 2014
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show “Turtles in Time,” sponsored by Nickelodeon and curated by Chogrin, opens Friday, October 3rd at Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn. My contribution for the show is the second in a series of Samurai Turtle Warriors. This Giclee print has been transformed into a monoprint with gold leafing pen details.
Posted By Chet on September 24, 2014
Earlier this year I took part in a tribute art show to the films of Joe Dante and Roger Corman, titled “The Kings of Cult.” My tribute to Roger Corman was based on his classic “The Pit and the Pendulum” starring the great Vincent Price. Thanks to the stellar promotional efforts of The Hero Complex Gallery, news of my piece found its way to Victoria Price, Vincent’s daughter. She was developing a signature line of wines with the Edgar Allan Poe theme that her father was so famous for with his unforgettable performances. After providing some compositional adjustments and the title, I transformed my original piece into the “Bartolome Red” label. Also in the collection are the artistic talents of Gris Grimly, Abigail Larson and Aaron Lea.