Brendan Monroe

“Mind Over Matter” by Brendan Monroe

Eugene Kaik- Hawk and Chick

EugeneKaikA very special variant of Eugene Kaik’s “Rising Hawk and Chick” print is now available through Gallery 1988. This limited edition of 25 includes the signatures of Keisuke Hoashi and Suzy Nakamura, the voice actors of Hawk and Chick. Pick up a print of this beautiful one-of-a-kind item.

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Dogs: A Fetching Deck of Playing Cards

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“Dogs: A Fetching Deck of Creative Canines” is a plastic coated poker sized playing card set. 52 individual unique and whimsical face cards showcase dogs as authors, artists, musicians and movie stars. Set includes 2 jokers and 4 suit cards and a custom back.

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Standard poker playing card size. Casino quality, plastic coated. Each suit represents one of four areas of the arts: Literature, Art, Music and Film.

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SDCC 2015 Wrap Up

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Another great year at San Diego’s International Comic Con has come and gone. We had a fantastic week of sales, fun and time visiting with wonderful friends. The new Kaiju Baseball card sets, posters and pins were very well received, along with the Ten Tall Tales books and pop culture cats postcard sets. Below are some visual highlights from the show.

 

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One of the highlights for me was a visit from Adam Smasher, owner of Hero Complex Gallery in L.A. I’ve had the pleasure of being in several of Adam’s awesome pop culture themed shows over the last couple of years. I look forward to participating in his exciting line up of 2015 fall shows.

BoothActivityWe stayed in a storm of constant activity throughout the length of the show. This shot represents one of the calmer moments. A big shout out thank you to ALL the incredible supporters who visited with words of support and $.

KenLampaughKen Lamplugh stopped by the booth, sporting his ChetArt T-Shirt. Thanks Ken, for all your great support.

EvilBeerOur great booth neighbors Ryan and Paul. Paul shows off his new drink koozie line with “Am I in the Mood for Evil or Beer?” (Ryan appears to have made his choice.) You couldn’t ask for better neighbors and these guys always make me laugh with their great sense of humor and awesome creativity.

ChetArtBooth1Posing at the booth with my lovely and talented wife Julie of Dancing Cat Bindery. She went above and beyond this year, putting together a beautiful binding for our Ten Tall Tales.

Curio and CoOur great friends over at Curio & Co. make each trip to SDCC even more special with their friendship and support. Cesare’s awesome Tarot Deck is a thing of beauty. Get your deck HERE while they last.

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GogoSo long San Diego…till next year!!

Pichi and Avo- Shipping Crate Mural

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Mural art by Pichi and Avo on stacked shipping crates. via My Modern Met

Victorian Puzzle Pouch & Sketch Card

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The “Land of Kaiju” project meets the Victorian puzzle pouch. This folded design dates back to 1782 and were utilized in a variety of countries. The Japanese version, known as a “Tato”was used to store items such as buttons and needles. Known as a Valentine Puzzle Purse in Britain, it was popular during the Victorian era, used for love notes. One piece of paper is intricately folded to act as a container for a small item. In this case the treasure included inside is an original signed ChetArt sketch card. The pouch measures approx. 3.75″ square when folded and expands to 11.25” square with colorful creature portraits and an alliterative phrase on one side. The reverse displays a fanciful moonlit battle scene and provides a container for the sketch card. An intermediate layer displays the Japanese term “Kaiju,” translating to strange beast or monster. The folded sheet is printed in color on sturdy 44 lb. cover stock.

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Each puzzle pouch includes one signed sketch card measuring 3″ square.

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Tefi Designs

Stephanie Hindall, a.k.a. Tefi Designs, createsĀ  jewelry with a range from elegant to whimsical, all found within her Etsy shop. The above piece from her “Pea Pod” series is both clever and beautifully designed. Stephanie is a founder and tireless promoter of the Etsy Dallas team created in 2007. Thanks to her efforts, along with co-leaders Pamela Michelle and Carrie Partch, the biannual “Bash” Handmade Arts and Craft shows are a must attend event for area shoppers. If you live in or plan to visit the Dallas area soon, be sure and put the “Spring Bash” on your calendar for May 1st.