Great gig poster work from Charles Crisler.
Clever interactions from Rafael Mantesso with Jimmy the Bull.
In addition to signed prints, stickers and the Childhood Book, new for this year’s San Diego Comic Con from Chet Phillips:
The Chet Phillips Small Press table- O-01 is located across from Oni Press
Along with the release of the ChetArt Kaiju Baseball card sets, poster and t-shirts comes a collectible Kaiju Baseball cloisonné enamel pin. Pin measures 1.75″ x 1.5″ and comes with a butterfly clutch. The king of monsters is displayed on a 7 color + polished gold design. Japanese characters across the top translate to Kaiju Baseball and characters within baseball graphic translate to “Godzilla.”
Kaiju Baseball pin comes on display card. U.S. penny shows size relationship.
Display card back also shows butterfly clutch.
Display on clothing, hat, messenger bag, bulletin board and more!
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“Ten Tall Tales” is new take on the time-honored tradition of the American tall tale. Written and illustrated by Chet Phillips and hand bound by Julie Sullivan of Dancing Cat Bindery. This mighty tall volume mirrors the idea of outlandish tales with its unusual 6.5″ x 14.5″ size. Bound in blue book cloth with cut out title revealing a rich textured blue paper beneath. Surrounding the title area are silver foiled stamped stars. In addition to the characters, writing and hand bound richness, each book includes an original, hand drawn sketch on the inside front cover.
Stories and characters include: a mythical Jackalope and his horned toad sidekick, a cosmic repairman, the sharpshooting monkey that saved the world, a Luchador’s legendary match with death, the human Ouija board, the “Cryptid Whisperer,” a valiant Victorian lady that walked among the Old Ones, an odd man in a bird suit, a fox that talked his way to immortality and a feline pirate with an addiction to catnip.
Original signed marker and pencil sketch included with each book.
Available at this year’s San Diego Comic Con and afterwards in the online shop.
I had the pleasure of meeting Libby and John from Lux Cups at Houston’s Comicpalooza. Libby creates fun taxidermy-themed jewelry pieces of critters and pop culture icons.
Intricate metal animal head sculptures by Selçuk Yılmaz.
This Saturday June 13th marks the opening reception for Gallery 1988’s “No Sad Stuff” Tom Hanks art show. My contribution is titled “To Protect and Drool” showcasing “Turner and Hooch.” Signed limited edition Giclees and a framed version available at the gallery and online shop.
Kaiju Baseball imagines an alternate universe in which kaiju creatures from the Godzilla and Ultraman worlds play baseball. The Demon Monster League is comprised of 4 teams with 9 players represented for each: Tokyo Terrors, Matsumoto Mutants, Fuji Fiends and Kyoto Kaijus. This parody mashup of Japanese monster and baseball fun is represented as a collection of baseball trading cards, an 18″ x 24″ poster and a selection of t-shirt designs. Each are listed below with details and links to browse in the online shop.
Each card measures approx. 2″ x 3.75″ with the character’s portrait, name, team name, number, and field position in Japanese on the front side. The backs pay tribute to the famed Menko card style with fighting numbers and rock, paper and scissor symbols that allow for playing a version of the card game War. Also on the card backs are English interpretations of the character’s name, nickname, team and field position with a few player stats. 40 cards in all that includes 36 player cards and 4 team cards. Set is packaged in a hand crafted green paper portfolio and gold foil stamp of Kaiju Baseball in Japanese characters on the label. Printed on thick sturdy 14 pt. premium uncoated card stock.
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An 18 x 24 poster of the entire set is also available. This colorful display of all 36 players (plus 4 team cards) is offered as an offset printing on sturdy 100 lb. glossy card stock with a rich aqueous coating.
18″ x 24″ Poster on 100lb. Glossy Card Stock
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A selection of players are available on T-Shirts. Each design is available in a variety of shirt colors and shirt styles.
Along with the release of the ChetArt Kaiju Baseball card sets, poster and t-shirts comes a collectible Kaiju Baseball cloisonné enamel pin. Pin measures 1.75″ x 1.5″ and comes with a butterfly clutch. The king of monsters is displayed on a 7 color + polished gold design. Japanese characters across the top translate to Kaiju Baseball and characters within baseball graphic translate to “Godzilla.
Pop Culture vehicle series by CJ Johnson.
Beautiful fungi photography from Steve Axford.
The Dark Knight Returns by Chris Stevens.