.: Chet Phillips Illustration Blog-o-rama :.
Posted By Chet on July 29, 2015
I received my business card custom flash drives from USB Memory Direct today. Measuring in at the size of a standard business card, (3.25″ x 2″) the plastic card has a detachable USB stick with 64 GB file capacity. Great for sharing data, a presentation or portfolio. Check out their site for this and more customizable promotion items.
Posted By Chet on July 28, 2015
Show your support for the Tokyo Terrors and keep your drink cool with the Kaiju Baseball Can Koozie. Image of Godzilla from the Tokyo Terrors on both sides. One side promotes Kaiju Baseball while the other side displays Godzilla’s name in Japanese with his team number. Fits standard cans and bottles.
Posted By Chet on July 24, 2015
My contribution for Guzu Gallery’s High Scores art show is titled “Would You Kindly?” It pays tribute to the video game Bioshock as well as the film industry art form of lobby card advertisement. Along with emulating the design of a 40’s lobby card I assigned some of the characters to Hollywood actors from the 40’s. The piece measures 11″ x 14″ and is a signed limited edition giclee of 50. A framed version and the unframed edition will be available at the gallery with the reception and afterwards in the online store, beginning Monday, July 27th.
Posted By Chet on July 23, 2015
Guzu Gallery presents “High Scores,” an art show inspired by video games. In conjunction with Classic Game Fest, Guzu will serve as the official pre-party to the event. What better time for the gallery to host their first video game themed art exhibition! Thirty artists will pay tribute to their favorite video game icons. Heroes and villains from all eras of gaming will adorn the gallery walls.
My piece for the show pays tribute to one of my all-time favorite games- Bioshock. Stay tuned for more as the opening approaches.
The opening reception will be on Friday, July 24th from 7 to 10pm and the artwork will remain up through August 31st. Limited edition prints and original artwork will be available for purchase. Also, if you’re in town, be sure to check out the Classic Game Fest on July 25-26 — two days of exciting classic video games, retro game tournaments, costume contests, live video game music and more!
- Featured Artists:
Forces of Dorkness
Alice Meichi Li
Posted By Chet on July 21, 2015
Q Pop Shop in L.A. celebrates all things Doraemon this Saturday with a Fujiko Fujio art tribute show. For my contribution I had a bit of fun creating a bamboo copter version of Doraemon with real world cat features titled “Time Traveller.” Find the show’s official Facebook page HERE.
Posted By Chet on July 17, 2015
Gallery 1988 in L.A. presents “Both Sides: An Art Show Celebrating Heroes & Villains” featuring artwork by Dan Mumford and Jeff Boyes. I’m proud to be included as a cameo artist with a limited edition run of prints featuring both Leonard Smalls and H.I. McDunnough from “Raising Arizona.” Other artists providing work include Ashton Gallagher, Clark Orr, Dave Quibble, Jeffrey Everett, Ryan Binkerhoff and Sam Gilbey. Reception kicks off on Friday July 17th, 7-10PM.
Prints available in the online shop:
Posted By Chet on July 15, 2015
Another great year at San Diego’s International Comic Con has come and gone. We had a fantastic week of sales, fun and time visiting with wonderful friends. The new Kaiju Baseball card sets, posters and pins were very well received, along with the Ten Tall Tales books and pop culture cats postcard sets. Below are some visual highlights from the show.
One of the highlights for me was a visit from Adam Smasher, owner of Hero Complex Gallery in L.A. I’ve had the pleasure of being in several of Adam’s awesome pop culture themed shows over the last couple of years. I look forward to participating in his exciting line up of 2015 fall shows.
We stayed in a storm of constant activity throughout the length of the show. This shot represents one of the calmer moments. A big shout out thank you to ALL the incredible supporters who visited with words of support and $.
Ken Lamplugh stopped by the booth, sporting his ChetArt T-Shirt. Thanks Ken, for all your great support.
Our great booth neighbors Ryan and Paul. Paul shows off his new drink koozie line with “Am I in the Mood for Evil or Beer?” (Ryan appears to have made his choice.) You couldn’t ask for better neighbors and these guys always make me laugh with their great sense of humor and awesome creativity.
Posing at the booth with my lovely and talented wife Julie of Dancing Cat Bindery. She went above and beyond this year, putting together a beautiful binding for our Ten Tall Tales.
Posted By Chet on June 25, 2015