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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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    bif- Playgrounds Titles 2014

    Posted By on November 14, 2014

    Playgrounds Titles 2014 from bif

    Jingle Bash Holiday Show

    Posted By on November 12, 2014

    JingleBash~Click image for event page with map~

    Saturday November 15th marks the annual Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash Holiday Market. ChetArt will be represented among the dozens of talented artists for this fun selling event. Show runs from 11Am-5PM. If you’re in the area, put it on your “to do” list for a fun day of gift shopping. See the list of artists here.

    Kung Fu Theater Art Show- Hero Complex Gallery

    Posted By on November 10, 2014

    MysteryScienceKabuki“Mystery Science Kabuki” (click image to enlarge)

    Hero Complex Gallery presents the “Kung Fu Theater” (*not limited to Kung Fu) art show, opening November 14th. The show encompasses a variety of Asian themed pop culture imagery. I’ll have two pieces for the show: “Mystery Science Kabuki,” is a send up of Japanese printmaking and drama with Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot from Mystery Science Theater 3000 at center stage.

    Both images now available as signed limited editions:

    “The Kaiju Man”

    “Mystery Science Kabuki”

    KaijuMan“The Kaiju Man” (click image to enlarge)

    For my second piece I created a Godzilla themed image with a twist. Titled “The Kaiju Man,” it illustrates a story I wrote and incorporated into the piece about an actor transformed into a giant from nuclear radiation. He uses his new found abnormality to don enormous monster suits and act in Kaiju movies. This new career was cut short after the radiation’s second stage turned him into an actual Kaiju monster. His malevolent rampage was filmed in one last battle against the army in which he was ultimately destroyed.

    The Kaiju Man translation key(click image to enlarge)

    Both images now available as signed limited editions:

    “The Kaiju Man”

    “Mystery Science Kabuki

    New ChetArt Print- Courage

    Posted By on November 7, 2014


    New in the ChetArt online shop: “Courage” is available as an 11 x 14 signed print. Nestled in a field of poppies in the land of Oz, this flying monkey enjoys an exciting ride on a coin operated cowardly lion.

    ~Shop for the print here~



    From The Toy Box Art Show- Ltd. Art Gallery

    Posted By on November 6, 2014


    Ltd. Art Gallery in Seattle presents “From the Toy Box” art show. Artists were asked to represent cherished toys from their past as the theme. I chose both the iconic Rat Fink character created by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth (as a child, I carried a plastic Rat Fink toy as a totem everywhere I went) and Hot Wheels cars. I loved every aspect of Hot Wheels cars, from the tricked out designs, bright shiny colors, springy wheel suspension and the challenge of engineering layouts with the orange track pieces. The show opens November 13th at Ltd. Art Gallery’s new location. Visit the event’s official Facebook page for more info.

    Minimalist Horror Posters

    Posted By on November 5, 2014

    They Live

    Fun collection of posters depicting famous horror movies. via Chrome Yellow

    Adam Osgood- Animated Alphabet

    Posted By on November 4, 2014

    Spooktacular: An Animated Alphabet from Adam Osgood

    Dragon Ball 30th Anniversary Show- QPop

    Posted By on November 3, 2014


    QPop Shop celebrates the 30 year anniversary of Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball Legacy with a tribute art show. Curated by Chogrin, it opens November 15th. My contribution pays homage to the power-mad Emperor Pilaf with a Game of Thrones mashup. Visit the official event Facebook page for more info.


    Dragon Ball artwork from this show now available HERE

    Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six

    Posted By on October 31, 2014

    Twenty-Four by Thirty-Six – Teaser Trailer #2 from Post No Joes Productions

    Scenes from this preview include shots of the “Kings of Cult” art show held at Hero Complex Gallery and a word from the gallery owner Adam Smasher.


    Cinderella Story- Caddyshack Tribute Print

    Posted By on October 27, 2014


    The Harold Ramis comedy “Caddyshack” hit theaters in 1980. The stellar cast included Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Michael O’Keefe and Ted Knight. Brian Doyle-Murray called upon his own memories, working as a caddy, and also starred. This cult classic was Harold Ramis’ first feature film and after the end credits rolled, the audience never thought of gophers or Baby Ruth candy bars the same way.

    ~Caddyshack Prints Available Here~


    CarlStagesClick to Enlarge

    The Evolution of Carl Spackler.

    Ervin Loránth Hervé- Ripped Up

    Posted By on October 27, 2014


    Ervin Loránth Hervé created this outdoor sculpture for Art Market Budapest.

    via My Modern Met

    HouseSpecial- A Tale of Momentum & Inertia

    Posted By on October 24, 2014

    A Tale of Momentum & Inertia from HouseSpecial

    Steve Wintercroft- Masks

    Posted By on October 23, 2014

    Wintercroft Mask

    Steve Wintercroft sells plans and instructions to create unique masks.

    FutureDeluxe- Mothership

    Posted By on October 22, 2014

    Mothership from FutureDeluxe

    Kasana- Life Cycles

    Posted By on October 21, 2014

    Life Cycles from Kasana

    Day of the Dead

    Posted By on October 20, 2014


    Nice article by John Picacio showcasing a variety of Día de los Muertos styled pieces, including ChetArt, over on i09.

    View article here.

    Guzu Gallery- Icons of Horror Show- Rumble in R’lyeh

    Posted By on October 16, 2014

    RumbleInR'lyeh“Rumble in R’lyeh” by Chet Phillips

    Guzu Gallery presents “Icons of Horror: A Haunted Portrait Show,” in cooperation with Blood Over Texas & Gore Noir Magazine. This Halloween season, Guzu dead-icates its gallery walls to the icons, heroes, and villains of the horror genre…but mostly the villains! The exhibition will feature all new, all horrifying portraits by over twenty-five artists — each carefully selected by Guzu Gallery. Original paintings, mixed media artwork, and screen prints will be available for purchase.

    My contribution, titled “Rumble in R’lyeh,” imagines a special event announcement with Cthulhu at center stage.

    Now available in the Guzu Gallery online shop.

    Guzu Gallery is located at 5000 N Lamar Blvd. in Austin (next door to Austin Books and Comics) Opening reception is Oct. 31st, 7-10PM.


    Princess Bride Quote-Along

    Posted By on October 15, 2014


    The Long Center and Alamo Drafthouse present “As You Wish: The Princess Bride with Cary Elwes Live in Person, October 20th in Dell Hall. More about the event here.

    Purchase your own “As You Wish” tribute print here.

    Jake Fried- Brain Lapse

    Posted By on October 14, 2014

    Brain Lapse from Jake Fried

    Hero Complex Gallery- Imagined Worlds- The Thief

    Posted By on October 13, 2014


    Hero Complex Gallery presents “Imagined Worlds: The films of  Cameron, Carpenter, Jackson, Nolan and Spielberg.” For my contribution to the show I’ve paid tribute to Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” with a piece titled “The Thief.” The show opens Friday, October 17th and runs through Nov. 2nd. Stay tuned for the online shop link that will go live on Saturday after the opening.

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