.: Chet Phillips Illustration Blog-o-rama :.
Posted By Chet on September 2, 2014
Hero Complex Gallery presents “Strong to the Finich! An Official Popeye Tribute Art Show” with an opening on Friday September 5th. I’m proud to be a part of this great event, celebrating the 85th anniversary of the squinty-eyed, spinach eating icon. The show is curated by Chogrin and is in collaboration with King Features Syndicate. My contribution (above) is titled: “South Seas Popeye.” Stay tuned for more info and a link to the online shop after the opening reception. In the meantime, visit the official event page and the preview Tumblr page.
Posted By Chet on August 27, 2014
I had the pleasure of meeting fellow exhibitor James Clark at SDCC 2014. He hired me to work up an illustration and design for a banner that showcased his various talents. James requested a frog and ukulele with a turn-of-the-century Victorian feel. The resulting character (above) came about. Be sure to check out his wide array of creative talents HERE.
Posted By Chet on August 25, 2014
A Shop Called Quest presents a “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” show with reception Saturday August 30th. My contribution is titled “Teenage Mutant Samurai Turtle.” The finished piece is a form of monoprint: Giclee print with gold leafing pen details added to enhance the yellow and orange details in the armor.
“A Shop Called Quest” has sold the framed version at the opening reception. Two unframed versions are now available in the online shop: Signed 11″ x 14″ and Signed 11″ x 14″ monoprint with gold foiling details.
Posted By Chet on August 22, 2014
Whether you need to make a grocery list or take notes on your latest Kaiju or Steampunk Monkey sighting, ChetArt Field Notes can come to your rescue. These compact and handy notebooks measure at 3.5″ x 5″ and contain 32 lined pages appropriate for an infinite number of note taking, random thoughts or memory enhancing recordings. Each book is hand bound with thread stitching. Choose between the Steampunk Monkey Nation portrait of Genevieve Octavia Starksparrow and the mighty Kaiju versions. A number of interior pages include small decorative icons. Each version comes in the variety of colors including, yellow, orange, parchment blue and oatmeal.
You can find them in the online shop through these links:
Perfect for a back pocket or purse. Field Notes on the fly.
Posted By Chet on August 20, 2014
Coming soon to Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle: Press Start III: Turbo Edition Art Show. Opening reception is August 29th and will run during the PAX Prime Convention. The theme of this show focuses on the modern age of video games. I paid tribute to one of my all-time favorites, Bioshock with my entry titled: “One More Game?”