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  • .: Chet Phillips Illustration Blog-o-rama :.

    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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    Ashley MacKenzie

    Posted By on July 3, 2014

    Ashley MacKenzie

    Fluid surrealism from Ashley MacKenzie.

    Phil Postma

    Posted By on July 2, 2014

    Phil Postma

    Norman Rockwell and Batman mashup. via Phil Postma

    Greg Klassen

    Posted By on July 1, 2014


    Furniture design with a river theme from Greg Klassen.

    Let’s Try Something Different

    Posted By on June 30, 2014


    Steam Ark Playing Cards

    Posted By on June 25, 2014


    Steam Ark is an alternate universe of Victorian, Steampunk flavored animal characters. Each group is comprised of a particular type of animal: Aerie Clan- Birds, Simian Clan- Monkeys and Apes, Woodland Clan- Forest Creatures and Predator Clan- Big Cats. 52 individual portraits of characters from each Clan are represented in a casino quality, plastic coated poker deck. The card deck sports a custom designed red back. 2 jokers and 4 additional suit cards are also included.

    Click Here to Shop for Steam Ark Playing Cards

    SteamArkDeck and Box


    Click the images below to enlarge.




    Click Here to Shop for Steam Ark Playing Cards

    Steam Ark Trading Cards

    Posted By on June 25, 2014


    The Steam Ark trading card set delves into the lives and occupations of the inhabitants of a Victorian Steampunk alternate universe. 52 cards in all, each has a full color portrait with name, affiliations, Clan motto, rank, specialties and quote on the reverse. Cards measure 2.25″ x 3.75″ and are printed on 100 gloss stock. Presented in a Japanese styled paper portfolio. The set showcases 4 Victorian Steampunk animal Clans: Predator (Big Cats), Simian (Monkeys and Apes), Aerie (Birds) and Woodland (various woodland animals.) The set serves as a companion piece to the Steam Ark playing card set.

    Click Here to Shop for the Trading Card Set


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    Below is a sampling of cards from the set. Click the images to enlarge.




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    S.Q. Schwartz- Every Chicken in This Room

    Posted By on June 24, 2014


    S.Q. Schwartz’s take on “Every Chicken In This Room” scene from Game of Thrones.

    Curio & Co.- Spaceman Jax

    Posted By on June 20, 2014


    Discover a wealth of creativity with “Spaceman Jax” over at Curio & Co.

    Simon Delart- Penny Dreadful

    Posted By on June 18, 2014

    Simon Delart

    Beautiful “Penny Dreadful” Vanessa Ives portrait from Simon Delart.

    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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    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


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