.: Chet Phillips Illustration Blog-o-rama :.
Posted By Chet on February 7, 2014
If you’re in the Austin area on Saturday, come on over to the Austin Flea event and take care of all your Valentine’s Day shopping. 40+ ultra-talented artists will be presenting their handmade creations, including ChetArt. Located at Opal Divine’s Penn Field from 11AM-5PM. Skip the stale gas station box of chocolates for something truly unique and fun. (We all know you’re better than that.)
Top 5 Reasons to Attend Saturday’s Austin Flea:
1. 40+ artists offering amazing handmade creations.
2. Complete your Valentine’s Day shopping early, allowing you to concentrate fully on your plans for world domination and/or cleaning out the garage.
3. Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, New Year’s Eve and the Super Bowl are over. The Austin Flea fills the void with fun until your celebration plans ramp up for Canadian Heritage Day.
4. The sad gas station box of chocolates just won’t do it for you.
5. 4 out of 5 doctors say it’s good for your heart to attend. (the fifth is sullen, heartless bastard that takes joy in nothing.)
Posted By Chet on February 4, 2014
I had the pleasure of supplying 16 portraits of famous literary figures in the guise of dogs for “Classic Poetry for Dogs: Why Do I Chase Thee.” The talented Jessica Swaim expertly expands on my series concept Literary Pets series trading cards with her own hilarious character bios. In addition, the book is filled with her outrageously clever poems with a decidedly canine twist. She has a wonderful talent for crafting puns. Published and beautifully packaged by Gibbs Smith, it’s 88 pages of fur-faced fun for dog and poetry lovers alike.
Get your copy now via Gibbs Smith
Available Here on Amazon
(Click examples below to enlarge)
Posted By Chet on January 31, 2014
Happy Birthday to Zane Greyhound, born on this day 1872. He was a popular American writer known for his adventure novels of the old west. Greyhound presented his idealized vision with such classics as “Riders of the Puppy Sage,” “To the Last Dog,” Tails of Lonely Trails” and “Code of the West Highland Terrier.” (from Literary Pets 2)
Posted By Chet on January 27, 2014
Posted By Chet on January 23, 2014
Ltd. Gallery in Seattle will be opening its CATZ! show with a reception Feb. 1st. 6PM-10PM. I’m proud to be a part of the event with 2 pieces. The Star Wars mashup “Grumpy the Hutt” (pictured above) and my feline version of tom cat Daryl Dixon pays tribute to The “Walking Dead” and is titled “The Wagging Dead.” (below) Both will be available at the opening and later in the Ltd. Gallery online store.
From the Ltd. Gallery CATZ! event page:
Cats; they don’t JUST run the internet. Come celebrate your love of kitties IRL at this new art show! Featuring your favorite feline friends mashed up with your favorite Pop Culture characters/moments/worlds.
Featuring the Art of:
Arlene Asuncion, Cory Benhatzel, Barry Blankenship, Daisy Church, Christopher Clark, Shawn Cross, Alex J. Cox, Devon Devereaux, Braden Duncan, Phillip Ellering, Frank Forte, Christopher Gutiérrez, Aubrey Harding, Blain Helner, Leen Isabel, Suzanne Kaufman, June Leeloo, Brian Miller, Aaron Nester, Chet Phillips, Clay Sisk, Nan Lawson, Gabi de la Merced, Timo Meyer, MIKEATRON!, Catherine Moore, Melissa Monosmith, Mike Oncley, Jenny Parks, PHESHA, Meghan Stratman, Jackie Williams