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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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    The Vincent Price Signature Wine Collection

    Posted By on September 24, 2014


    Earlier this year I took part in a tribute art show to the films of Joe Dante and Roger Corman, titled “The Kings of Cult.” My tribute to Roger Corman was based on his classic “The Pit and the Pendulum” starring the great Vincent Price. Thanks to the stellar promotional efforts of The Hero Complex Gallery, news of my piece found its way to Victoria Price, Vincent’s daughter. She was developing a signature line of wines with the Edgar Allan Poe theme that her father was so famous for with his unforgettable performances. After providing some compositional adjustments and the title, I transformed my original piece into the “Bartolome Red” label. Also in the collection are the artistic talents of Gris Grimly, Abigail Larson and Aaron Lea.

     Click Here for more info about the wine collection.

     VincentLabelGroupOriginal gallery piece (top left) and label variation

    Sandro Miller

    Posted By on September 23, 2014

    Sandro Miller

    Sandro Miller recreates iconic photos using John Malkovich. via The Inspiration

    Country Life

    Posted By on September 22, 2014

    Countrylife #3: night from Aude Danset. Illustrations by Andrea Manzatti.

    Alex Pardee- Cabin In The Woods

    Posted By on September 19, 2014


    Visit Alex Pardee’s blog for his full “Cabin In The Woods” tribute.

    Lorraine Loots

    Posted By on September 18, 2014


    Postcards For Ants project by Lorraine Loots.

    J-Scott- Butterfingers

    Posted By on September 16, 2014

    Butter Fingers from J-Scott

    Darwyn Cooke varient covers

    Posted By on September 15, 2014


    Darwyn Cooke has produced a beautiful collection of DC variant covers.


    ChezEddy- Dripped

    Posted By on September 11, 2014

    Dripped from ChezEddy

    Vinyl Stickers- Pedal Car and Dapper Dan of the Dead

    Posted By on September 10, 2014


    Vinyl stickers now available in the ChetArt online shop.

    Caroline Slotte

    Posted By on September 9, 2014


    Caroline Slotte carves intricate holes in ceramic plates to create dioramas.

    Monkey Brains Bowl

    Posted By on September 8, 2014


    Finally, the proper container for enjoying strawberry Jello. via Firebox

    Martin Tomsky

    Posted By on September 4, 2014

    Martin Tomsky

    Beautifully layered laser cut wood sculptures by Martin Tomsky.

    Popeye Tribute Art Show- Strong to the Finich!

    Posted By on September 2, 2014

    SouthSeasPopeye_ChetArt“South Seas Popeye”–Chet Phillips

    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.


    Wang 2mu Animated

    Posted By on August 29, 2014


    I’ve posted about Wang 2mu’s work in the past. Check out the electric fun of this animated poster.

    Michael Kerbow

    Posted By on August 28, 2014

    Hollow Pursuits

    Michael Kerbow creates nightmarish future visions with his surreal paintings.

    James Clark- ChetArt Banner Balderdash

    Posted By 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.

    Aldo Crusher

    Posted By on August 26, 2014


    Great series of graphic cityscapes by Aldo Crusher.

    A Shop Called Quest- TMNT Show

    Posted By 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.

    ~Find the two versions available here~

    TMSTGoldDetail2Gold foiling details on print (Click image to enlarge)

    TMST Translation SheetA Japanese translator was hired for the text integrated into image.

    Field Notes- ChetArt

    Posted By 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:

    Steampunk Monkey Field Notes  &  Kaiju Field Notes



    Perfect for a back pocket or purse. Field Notes on the fly.


    Richard Mans- Abiogenesis

    Posted By on August 22, 2014

    Abiogenesis (Short Film) from Richard Mans

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