Literary Pets

Following a brief retirement, the first series of Literary Pets returns to the online shop for the third reprint due to popular demand. These famous literary figures transformed into dogs and cats are represented in a trading card set fashioned after turn-of-the-century cigarette cards. Each portrait card has a brief summary of accomplishments on the reverse, chock full of vitamin “pun.” This set of 20 cards measures 2 1/4″ x 4″ each and are printed in color both sides on 100 lb. glossy cover stock. Set is packaged in hand crafted paper portfolio with library card styled enclosure.

20 card trading set in hand-crafted paper portfolio.

Card sets and individual signed portrait prints are available in the online shop.

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Laurent Chehere

Photographer Laurent Chehere has created a wonderfully dream-like series of floating houses.

Samuel Ho

Beautifully stark portrait of Breaking Bad’s Walter White, a.k.a. “Heisenberg.”

Samuel Ho

Kathy Klein

Kathy Klein takes flower arrangement to a whole new level of beauty.

Curio and Co.–Time For Frank And His Friend

I had the pleasure of receiving my very own copy of the latest offering from Curio and Co. titled “Time for Frank and His Friend.” I can’t say enough about the endless well of creativity that springs forth from this company. Get your copy online through their site or visit the booth next month at San Diego’s Comic Con in the Small Press section. If you miss the event, consider purchasing a copy of their “Gadabout” time machine manual to manipulate time and give it another try.

Christoffer Relander

Finnish photographer Christoffer Relander really knows how to pull off the multiple exposure technique to full effect.

Gyula Pozsgay

Gyula Pozsgay creates a majestic panoramic scene for a music video stage background. See the full view of “Time to Leave” Here.

Monkopolis Badges

In honor of the brave efforts of two members of “Monkopolis,” these commemorative badges have been produced.  Elijah Bubbleshard (top) was famed for his heroics on the battlefield atop his military grade penny-farthing. Corporal Bubbleshard showed bravery beyond measure during the famed “Battle of the Bulging Sprocket.” Archibald Scorchplate served as an expert pilot during wartime then focused his efforts as a test pilot. Among the many devices of war he tested were the Sonic Doom Jet Pack, Screaming Rocket Gloves, Rhesus Roulette Torpedo Jet and the Wingless Wonder Explosive Torpedo Dragon Drone.

These 2 inch square black lacquered maple badges have been laser engraved by Ink It Labs to two different levels of depth. The reverse of each badge’s display card has additional info about the exploits of these two brave simians.

2 inch black lacquered, laser engraved maple wood badges with metal pinback clasp.

Each badge has its own sturdy pinback clasp, allowing you to further honor these heroes by displaying proudly on your lapel, hat, messenger bag or velvet lined museum quality display case.

Browse these two links in the ChetArt shop for more info:

The Bubbleshard Penny-Farthing Badge For Bravery


The Scorchplate Test Pilot Air Valor Badge


Introducing the latest limited edition book from ChetArt: Monkopolis. This field guide of sorts presents a collection of 35 monkey and ape character portraits along with amusing and informative biographical information. Interspersed throughout the book are additional illustrations representing some key moments in some of the character’s lives. Robots, ghosts, vampires, spies, magicians, zombies and so much more. You can also discover these characters, including additional royalty figures, displayed on the Simian Playing Card Set.

This soft bound, signed limited edition of 100 measures 7.5″ x 5.5″. It is sewn by hand and features a bronze, wood-grained textured paper cover. Inset Lenticular label offers a colorfully bright and cheerful dapper monkey tipping his hat in true Victorian gentlemanly form. End papers are high quality olive Thai reversible paper and interior pages are printed in full color on 100lb matte book paper. Each copy of the edition is signed and numbered by the artist. Click Here to view a sneak peek video flip through of the book.

(Click the two binding photos above to enlarge.)

Below is a small selection of pages from the book:

35 monkey and ape character portraits with biographies. Supportive simian tableau illustrations representing key moments in the history of Monkopolis. All hand bound together in a signed, limited edition book complete with “Action Lenticular” cover label.

Click Here To Visit The “Monkopolis” Online Shop Listing

8″ x 10″ signed Monkopolis portrait prints are available HERE.

In honor of the valiant efforts of the Monkopolis characters Elijah Bubbleshard and Archibald Scorchplate, two commemorative badges have been produced. Each measures 2 inches square and are laser etched, black lacquered maple wood with sturdy metal clasp.

~Click Here For Monkopolis Badges~


What do you get when you combine the awesomeness of the bat with the flavor of the Victorian goggled Steampunk world? Why the Steambat, of course. Austin, Texas is world renowned for its bats. So with a Steampunk treatment, the town’s winged residents take on an additional level of weirdness mixed with turn-of-the-century fun.

This “Dapper Darksinger” is available on a variety of apparel, tote bags, (flying) mouse pads, coffee cups and more. Choose with or without the “Austin, TX” designation.

Click Here to browse the official Steambat! merchandise shop.

Just a small sampling of merchandise available below. Dozens of colors and styles available in the ChetArt shop.

Shop Steambat! Here


Street artist Nomerz does a great job of blending character emotion into found architecture details.

Ryan Roberts Plays With His Toys

Ryan Roberts arranges and photographs hilarious toy scenes. Some play off famous films, such as the tribute to Hitchcock above.

Erik Martin

Nice “Game of Thrones” artwork from Erik Martin.

Ray Bradbury 1920-2012

Prolific and iconic science fiction author Ray Bradbury has passed away. Sad to see him go but thankful for the wealth of imagination he bestowed upon us in his long career. The world would be seriously lacking in its level of wonder and magic if not for his incredible mind.

Above is my “Stray Bradbury” tribute from 2009 series “Literary Pets 2” of dog and cats as famous authors.

Frank Buchwald

“Machine Lights” industrial lighting by Frank Buchwald.

Jordu Schell

Jordu Schell creates film magic with his incredible sculpture work. Known for his work on “Avatar,” “300,” “Men in Black,”Galaxy Quest” and “Hellboy,” just to name a few.

Jo Hamilton

Not your grandmother’s crochet, Jo Hamilton creates detailed graphic portraits with her craft. I especially enjoy the extra hanging bits that references the process and keeps it organic.