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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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    Childhood- ChetArt Hand Bound Book

    Posted By on June 11, 2014

    BookCoverBlog48 Page Book- 20 Color Illustrations with Text and Haiku Poems

    Childhood is a hand bound book of Japanese styled illustrations paying homage to nostalgic activities and toys. Each image showcases playful parodies of a variety of characters from films, TV and pop culture. This 48 page book contains 20 full color illustrations. Haiku poetry and reflections on youthful amusements accompany each piece of art. Written, illustrated and designed by Chet Phillips with binding created by Julie Sullivan of Dancing Cat Bindery.

    The book measures 8.5″ x 11″ printed on 80 gloss text. Front and back covers are richly textured 100lb. Espresso cover stock with a window on front cover revealing a peek to the interior orange cover stock page. Each cover is gold foil stamped with Japanese characters (translates: childhood) and is sewn with a Japanese stab binding technique using green ribbon. The last two pages translate the Japanese titles and text within each illustration.


    Book and a select number of prints available in the ChetArt online store HERE.

    CoverDetail500Gold foil stamp and cover window showing through to orange interior.


    Character parodies represented in Childhood:

    Godzilla • King Kong • MST3K • The Hulk • The Thing • Totoro •  Catbus • Cthulhu • Nosferatu • The Terminator • Robo Cop • Alien • Mothra • Ultraman • Ultraman Zero • King Ghidorah  • Bender • Baragon • Gremlin • Mogwai • Astro Boy • Tetsujin 28 • Robby the Robot • Optimus Prime • Cyclops • Martian • Metaluna Mutant • Mechagodzilla • Gamera • Bubo • Kraken • Tardis • Daleks • Space Godzilla

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    T-28 Open

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    TranslationPage2(Examples of the illustration’s translations, all available in the back of the book)

    ~Click Here to Browse the ChetArt Shop for the Book and a Selection of Prints~

    Aliza Razell

    Posted By on June 10, 2014

    Aliza Razell

    Captivating image manipulation from Aliza Razell.

    Helene Marchal- Sea bird

    Posted By on June 9, 2014

    Sea bird from Hélène MARCHAL

    Movie Monster Size Chart

    Posted By on June 6, 2014

    Monster Chart

    Movie monster size relationship charts. via Short List

    Yeojin Shin- Memory Stream

    Posted By on June 5, 2014

    Memory Stream from Yeojin Shin

    Mike Mignola- Bride of Frankenstein

    Posted By on June 4, 2014


    The Bride of Frankenstein poster by Mike Mignola.

    Gregory Halili

    Posted By on June 3, 2014

    Gregory Halili

    Gregory Halili carves skull heads within mother of pearl shells.


    Posted By on June 2, 2014

    Parade from Dpt.

    Book Predicitions

    Posted By on May 30, 2014


    Great infographic exploring how authors correctly predicted the future.

    (via printerinks)

    Kings of Cult- Trailers From Hell

    Posted By on May 29, 2014

    Trailers From Hell

    Check out this great set of photos from the “Kings of Cult” show opening.

    via Chris Condon of Trailers From Hell.

    Father’s Day- Give The Gift of ChetArt

    Posted By on May 25, 2014


    Father’s Day is just around the corner. Shop from hundreds of items in the ChetArt online store for fun images Dads will love.

    ~Click Here To Browse the Store~

    Previewed above, starting top left: Monkey Trek  Monkey Wars  Breaking Bad 

    The Big Lebowski  Sanctuary  Lord Cthulhu  MST3K Attacks!  The Wagging Dead


    Richard Wilkinson

    Posted By on May 23, 2014

    Richard Wilkinson

    Illustrations by Richard Wilkinson.

    Lori Nix

    Posted By on May 22, 2014

    Lori Nix

    Lori Nix creates surreal worlds with doll house sized dioramas of abandoned spaces.

    Jake Fried- Headspace

    Posted By on May 21, 2014

    Headspace from Jake Fried

    Kings of Cult- Hero Complex Gallery

    Posted By on May 19, 2014


    ~Click Here To See The Print In The Online Shop~

    Hero Complex Gallery, in collaboration with Trailers From Hell, presents an event honoring the work of film legends Roger Corman and Joe Dante.

    From the “Kings of Cult” show page:

    HCG is proud and honored to present this pop-art tribute to the two legendary directors and Trailers From Hell Gurus, Joe Dante and Roger Corman. All artwork in the show will pay tribute to the entire body of work of both directors.

    This tribute will begin with a double feature screening at The New Beverly Cinema of Joe Dante’s Matinee (1993) and Roger Corman’s The Masque of the Red Death (1964) on May 23rd at 7:30pm. Joe Dante and Roger Corman will be in attendance for a Q&A prior to the show along with other special guests.

    The events will continue the next night at Hero Complex Gallery for the opening of the Kings of Cult exhibit, on Saturday May 24th at 7pm. Joe Dante and Roger Corman will be in attendance. Original props from their classic films will be on exhibit as well.


    My two contributions honor Joe Dante with “Gremlins” and for Roger Corman, “The Pit and the Pendulum.” I saw Mr. Corman’s Edgar Allan Poe inspired film as a kid. Vincent Price’s speech at the end of the movie before the pendulum was put in motion was the essence of pure madness and horror.


    ~Click Here to See the Print In the Online Shop~

    Along with framed versions and signed limited edition print runs of each, there will also be a batch of 4″ x 4″ “Gremlin Speed Demon” vinyl stickers available at the opening.


    ~Click Here to See the Sticker In the Online Shop~

    Matthew Wilcock

    Posted By on May 16, 2014

    FMK / Launch Film from Matthew Wilcock

    Sasha Vinogradova

    Posted By on May 15, 2014

    Sasha Vinogradova

    Game of Thrones imagery from Sasha Vinogradova.

    Evan Lorenzen

    Posted By on May 14, 2014

    Evan Lorenzen

    Tiny books have a big creative punch from Evan Lorenzen.

    Don Moyer

    Posted By on May 13, 2014

    Don Moyer

    Great series “Calamityware” features the artwork of Don Moyer on dinnerware.

    Patrick Poelchau- Journey Alpha

    Posted By on May 12, 2014

    Journey Alpha from Patrick Poelchau

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