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    This blog serves as a collection of past, present and future projects from the illustration studio of Chet Phillips. There will also be spotlights on creative people I admire and how-tos, mixed with an occasional bit of silliness culled from the Intertubes added in for seasoning. Thank you for visiting.
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    Drink Koozies- MST3K Attacks! and Rumble in R’lyeh

    Posted By on August 6, 2015

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    Drink Koozies to keep your cold beverage cold- Mystery Science Theater 3000 Attacks! and Rumble in R’lyeh designs now available in the online shop.

    Find them here:

    MST3K Attacks!

    Rumble in R’lyeh

    Penny Byrne

    Posted By on August 3, 2015

    Penny Byrne

    Penny Byrne creates uniquely odd and wonderful sculptures.

    Harry Potter Films Rated Worst to Best

    Posted By on July 31, 2015

    Prisoner

    Adam Chitwood looks back on the Harry Potter movie franchise and rates the films on their merits. I’m in total agreement with his ranking and have always loved Alfonso Cuaron’s magical and artistic take on “The Prisoner of Azkaban.”

    via Collider

    Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

    Posted By on July 30, 2015

    Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki from dono

     

    USB Memory Direct- Card Tab Flash Drive

    Posted By on July 29, 2015

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    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.

    Kaiju Baseball Can Koozie

    Posted By on July 28, 2015

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    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.

     

    ~Available Here In The Online Shop~

     

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    Light Calligraphy

    Posted By on July 28, 2015

    Light calligraphy Indian session from kaalam

    Calligraphy : Julien Breton
    Photography : David Gallard
    Technical assistant : Boris Collineau
    Vidéo : Yannick Leboeuf

    Eric Giessmann- Typewriter Head

    Posted By on July 27, 2015

    TYPEWRITERHEAD from Eric Giessmann

    A man with a typewriter-head tries to get rid of his out-of-control thoughts.

    High Scores Show- Would You Kindly?

    Posted By on July 24, 2015

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    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.

    ~Purchase prints here~

    Guzu Gallery High Scores Show

    Posted By on July 23, 2015

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    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:

      Daniel Aranda
      Nate Bear
      Breanna Boone
      Nicole Cantú
      Alan Defibaugh
      M. Fersner
      Forces of Dorkness
      Half-Human
      Mark Hammermeister
      Gabrielle Hoggett
      Craig Holloway
      Jenkins2d
      Kachi
      David Lamplugh
      Devin Lawson
      Alice Meichi Li
      Mark80
      Daniel Moll
      Tessa Morrison
      Andrew Neal
      Brandon Peterson
      Chet Phillips
      Isaak Ramos
      Roshi K
      Francisco Salinas
      Mark Sarmel
      Scrain
      Jamie Sichel
      Zachary Taylor
      Wade Thompson
      Nathan Walker
      Elisa Wikey

    QPop Doraemon Show

    Posted By on July 21, 2015

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    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.

    Embroidered Zoetropes

    Posted By on July 20, 2015

    Embroidered Zoetrope from Elliot Schultz

    Both Sides: Heroes and Villains Show- Gallery 1988

    Posted By on July 17, 2015

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    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:

    H.I. McDunnough

    Leonard Smalls

    SDCC 2015 Wrap Up

    Posted By on July 15, 2015

    ChetArtSetUpPhoto courtesy Brandon/Austin Books and Comics

    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.

     

    AdamSmasherHCGpictured: Dion Rogers of Blizzard and Adam Smasher

    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.

    BoothActivityWe 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 $.

    KenLampaughKen Lamplugh stopped by the booth, sporting his ChetArt T-Shirt. Thanks Ken, for all your great support.

    EvilBeerOur 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.

    ChetArtBooth1Posing 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.

    Curio and CoOur great friends over at Curio & Co. make each trip to SDCC even more special with their friendship and support. Cesare’s awesome Tarot Deck is a thing of beauty. Get your deck HERE while they last.

    BatmanstatueBaitBareBearsBustDeliveryFrankHotWheelsHulk_HulkbusterHulkbusterKeith1Keith2Men In BlackmonkeypirateR2D2_1R2D2_2R2D2_3R2D2_4R2D2_5R2D2_6R2D2_7WalkingDead1WalkingDead2Warcraft3A_13A_23A_33A_4AsheSmallPressGangOur great Small Press neighbors!

    GogoSo long San Diego…till next year!!

    Salavat Fidai- Pencil Carving

    Posted By on July 6, 2015

    Eiffel Tower Pencil Carving by Salavat Fidai

    Ghosts

    Posted By on June 30, 2015

    Alagoas “Ghosts” / Music Video from Dvein

    Charles Crisler

    Posted By on June 30, 2015

    Charles Crisler

    Great gig poster work from Charles Crisler.

    Wave Cabinet

    Posted By on June 29, 2015

    Wave from Sebastian Errazuriz Studio

    Rafael Mantesso

    Posted By on June 26, 2015

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    Clever interactions from Rafael Mantesso with Jimmy the Bull.

    Joe Mangrum- Sand Painting

    Posted By on June 25, 2015

     Sand Painting #8 Doe Museum, Zuidlaren, Netherlands from Joe Mangrum

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