Kaiju Man Accordion Book

“Kaiju Man” is an accordion style book measuring 4.75″ x 6″ folded and approx. 37″ x 6″ when opened and expanded. Through words and pictures it tells the story of a man who experiences a dramatic transformation with ultimately tragic results.

Packaged in a paper sleeve with Chiyogami paper strip, signed with Japanese chop that translates to “Chet.”

Purchase in the Online ChetArt Shop Here

San Diego Comic Con 2017

San Diego Comic Con 2017: ChetArt table in the Small Press area, table O-01. 2017 was a great year in San Diego for us thanks to the great support of everyone who came by to purchase and visit. Thank you all for the fantastic time! Here are some highlights of the show floor with exhibits and cosplay.

Preview night! Jeffrey Vaca presented me with a vintage game cartridge version of my Parzival’s Quest artwork that I created in tribute to Ready Player One. Thank you Jeffrey, for the wonderfully creative gift!

Another great highlight of the show was a visit from Cory Doctrow. Cory has been a great supporter over the years, highlighting several of my projects on boingboing. Thank you for taking the time to come by for the visit, Cory!

Our great neighbors Paul Friedrich and Ryan Claytor in Small Press.

The first time in seven years straight without our good friends Cesare and Kirstie of Curio and Co. They sat out this year and were truly missed. Check out their site of amazing things.

Thank you San Diego for a great year. Hope to see you again in 2018!

SDCC 17- ChetArt Small Press Table O-01

Find ChetArt at San Diego Comic Con 2017 in the Small Press section, table O-01 on the aisle right across from Oni Press.

This year at the ChetArt table there will be an abundance of Matchbox art prints, the “Monster Zen” book and a selection of prints from the book, “Imaginary Friend Field Guide” book, new vinyl stickers and greeting cards.

Monster Zen Book by Chet Phillips

The “Monster Zen” book is a collection of monster illustrations and haiku poems by Chet Phillips. 16 Monsters are showcased. Now available in the ChetArt online shop. A selection of prints from the series available here.

Each book is hand bound in a Japanese style with a variety of Chiyogami paper labels and ribbons. Measures 9.25″ wide x 8.5″ tall. Covers are 100 lb cover stock and pages are printed on 80lb glossy text. Japanese chop translating to “Chet” and artist signature on the inside back cover.

~Visit The Online Shop Link Here~

Book measures 9.25″ x 8.5″

Monsters included in the book:
Godzilla
Xenomorph Alien
Shelob Spider-Lord of the Rings
Cthulhu
Pacific Rim Kaiju
Mothra and Rodan
Mars Attacks Martian
Actor in Godzilla Suit
Predator
Ghostbusters Gargoyle Dog
Gremlin
Werewolf
Six Headed Demon
Terminator
Mechagodzilla
Godzilla vs. King Kong

16 illustrations and haiku poems in all.

~Visit The Online Shop Link Here~

~A Selection of Prints Available Here~

ChetArt- Fan Expo Dallas 2017

Thank you to everyone who came to Fan Expo Dallas 2017 and showed their great support.

Blue Genie Art Bazaar 2016

chetartbluegenieboothsmThe ChetArt Blue Genie Art Bazaar booth is ready for shoppers!

The 2016 Blue Genie Art Bazaar is an Austin, TX tradition. The event opens on Black Friday/November 25th at 10AM and will be open from 10AM-10PM every day forward until Christmas Eve (6PM.) With almost 200 artist’s spaces filled with local and handmade goods, this is an event well worth attending for all your fun and unique holiday gifts. This year Blue Genie will be at a new and beautiful location- 6100 Airport Blvd. across from ACC Highland.

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Monster Trucks on Toy Break

A big thanks to the folks at Toy Break and especially Brandon Griffith for reviewing his ChetArt Monster Truck accordion book purchase from San Diego Comic Con. (Book review starts at the 10:36 mark)

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Imaginary Friends: A Field Guide

ifbookcover640On a crisp November morning in 1889, our world was transformed with the appearance of a dimensional rift behind the sleepy cottage of Conrad Rookwood Corrigan. The mysterious world populated by Imaginary Friends was revealed and humankind would never be the same.

Imaginary Friends: A Cross-Dimensional Field Guide introduces the basics of this monumental event with facts and details of the discovery, character studies, the formation of an exploration team and even pop culture influences.

This 31 page pamphlet book written and illustrated by Chet Phillips focuses on the magical revelations gathered from the “Age of Imagined Enlightenment.”

“A must read for anyone interested in the future of cross-dimensional alliances.”
— Argus Pringlesheet

“The quintessential introductory guide for learning about Imaginary Friends.”
— Primble Quackenwise

characterspread2A selection of 24 notable Imaginary Friends included with biographies, classifications and quotes.

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Brady Whitney- Codex Silenda

Brady WhitneyWooden puzzle book by Brady Whitney. Each “page” is a puzzle that must be solved in order to continue reading.

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San Diego Comic Con 2016

ChetBoothOur Small Press table for San Diego Comic Con 2016. Complete with Ryan Claytor photo bomb accessory. We had a wonderful time catching up with friends and fellow vendors as well as meeting lots of new awesome attendees. Thank you everyone for a great and prosperous event! Here are a few photos from the exhibit floor.

WD2Hands down the most effective and popular display on the floor was the Walking Dead lineup. Many of the figures looked so lifelike you expected them to blink and move.

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TMNTSuicide SS1JesterBatman4 Batman3 Batman2 batman1 AntManScoobyDooA lot of fun cosplay wandered by over the course of the show.

JeffGreat friend and supporter Jeff Vaca. What’s in the box? I’ll never tell!

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SuicideSquadThe crowds went wild as the cast of Suicide Squad, led by Will Smith, entered the exhibit floor and greeted the screaming crowd from the DC balcony.

JimClarkFellow exhibitor Jim Clark hired me to create a steampunk frog themed banner for his booth. He proudly poses next to his “ChetArt.”

ChogrinOn Friday I received a pleasant surprise as the fantastically creative Chogrin stopped by with his son to say hello. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Chogrin on a number of gallery shows, but up until now we had never met.

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paulWe have the best neighbors in Small Press. Across from us is the incredibly talented and funny Paul Friedrich.

RyanRyan Claytor of Elephant Eater comics creates comics goodness and a flair for pinball flavored fun. He’s also an expert level 5 ninja photo bomber.

ShingShing Yin Knor, a.k.a. Sawdust Bear creates work that is detailed, beautiful and infused with lots of humor.

LianaJoshLiana Hee completed her first SDCC in Small Press to great success. I caught this picture as Josh Shalek, another Small Press hero was visiting.

CurioCoOur great friends and infinitely creative duo Cesare and Kirstie of Curio Co. We were so happy to have them next to us again this year. They have raised the bar for success with an exciting Hollywood deal that’s in the works. Watch their space for an upcoming movie based on one of their books.

BoothCrowdThank you to all the fans and great supporters who came by to make this year a giant success for ChetArt!

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Monster Trucks- Prints & Accordion Book

GodzillaPrint“Monster Trucks” is a collection of ten classic Japanese Kaiju creatures riding in tricked out trucks. The group comprises the “Rolling Thunder Kaiju Club” est. 1954.

Member roster:

“Barrel Roll” Baragon, “Sky Wheelie” King Kong, “The Hammer” Mechagodzilla, “Belly Dragger” King Ghidorah, “Wheelie Freak” Gigan, “Mud Flap” Mothra, “Freestyle” Gamera, “T-Bone King” Godzilla, “The Cyclone” Anguirus and “McFlip” Mechani-Kong.

~”8 x 10″ prints of each available here~

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Monster Trucks Accordion Book

Get the entire group as they pose for their annual rally in this compact little handmade accordion book. Measures 4.75″ x 4.75″ with a variety of beautiful Japanese paper covers.

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Guzu Gallery- High Scores II

ParzivalsQuest_ChetArtFor Guzu Gallery’s High Scores II event my contribution is an imaginary video game cover based on the thrilling climax to Ernest Cline’s wonderful book “Ready Player One.”

~Limited edition prints available here.~

Flabbergast Field Notes Book

FlabbergastNotes1Thanks to ChetArt Industries, you can now walk in the footsteps of Phineas H. Flabbergast by using your very own Official Steampunk Monkey Nation Field Notes book. Record wondrous sights and experiences just like the most famous Steampunk Monkey Nation explorer. You too can transcribe your adventures to the mysterious land of Lambada, The Unholy Guano Caverns and the jungles of Tepid Terror as you search for the Bronze Cog of Redemption.

Trek the online wilderness to this link:

~Phineas H. Flabbergast Field Notes~

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Superlative/Nefarious Leather A/P Book

Leather_SidexSideIn 2011 I introduced my Union of Superlative Heroes/Order of Nefarious Villains back to back book. The original limited edition was bound in book cloth and has since sold out.

Thanks to Julie of Dancing Cat Bindery there are now 3 artist proofs bound in leather. Books measure 7.25″ x 5″ with beautiful black and tan goat leather with foil stamped leather labels.

~AVAILABLE IN THE ONLINE SHOP HERE~

The book includes portraits and biographies of Marquis Le Bat, Stupendous Gent, Arachno Kid, Lord Wolverton, Daring Diablo, Major Marvelous, Duchesse La Bat, The Purple Jester, SCORN, Lily Nightshade, King Congo, Boss Plaid, Baron Paradox, Count Telsakoff plus 34 more! Among the 12 episodes include “The Perilous Visit,” “Jack and the Bat,” “Night of the Ghoul,” “Double Trouble” and “The Brooklyn Bridge Brawl.”

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Leather_ZBindingDos-à-dos black and tan goat leather hard cover binding.

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~AVAILABLE IN THE ONLINE SHOP HERE~

Woodland Wisdom- Artist Proofs Books

BrownFloralCoverWWSMWoodland Wisdom is a limited edition, hand bound book showcasing illustrations and haiku poems by Chet Phillips, based on a selection of Aesop’s Fables. This hard cover book measures 10″  x 11.5,” bound by Julie Sullivan of Dancing Cat Bindery.

The original edition has sold out, however these 3 artist proofs are now available. The original contents remain the same, but with 3 hardcover with decorated paper variation covers: brown floral, copper and green. Each is signed and marked as artist proof on the edition info page.

~Brown Floral Version Available Here~

~Copper Version Available Here~

~Green Version Available Here~

 

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ChetArt Coloring Books

ColorThisWPencilsBlogMonkeysMonsterCoverBlogChetArt coloring books offer worlds of imagination waiting to be colorized. Each book measures 8.5″ x 11″ collected in a metal coil binding format. With each page blank on the back, it allows the colorist to detach, trim and display. The pages are super sturdy 80lb. cover stock, ready to take on color pencils, crayons and markers alike. Each book offers 15 pages to color.

Color This! offers a variety of ChetArt imagery from cats, dogs, monkeys, monsters, mythological beasts and more. The Monkeys and Monsters coloring book offers 8 Steampunk Monkeys surrounded by their gear and 7 crazy kaiju beasts, all from the slightly off-center mind of Chet Phillips.

ChetArt Online Shop link

 

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~Shop Here For Coloring Books~

Curio & Co.- AZR-0 Robots in the Wild

AZR_Splash_Behance_v2_Title_WEB1400Our good friends – and booth neighbors for this upcoming San Diego Comic-Con – have put together a project right at the intersection of art and science. It’s called AZR-0: Robots in the Wild, and takes the form of a scientist’s illustrated journal of her field study observing wild robots on a distant planet – they’re thinking of it as Gorillas in the Mist meets I, Robot. Like all of the Curio & Co. products, the book will have their sweet sense of humor and an insane attention to detail – like 100% handwritten entries – so that it will feel like you’re holding an artifact or a prop from a film.

More about Curio & Co.:

Curio & Co. is a small studio, founded in Vienna in 2010 to create pop culture collectibles from a fictional universe. From animation and comics to vintage advertisements and games – they are kind of keeping the game of make believe going and thinking of their products as immersive experiences, with all of the details (down to the names of fictional artists or production companies) and the choice of materials carefully chosen to be both as believable and silly as possible. They don’t even use their real names on the products, using a series of pseudonyms that fit the setting in order to keep the illusion going. It must drive their lawyers crazy.

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They’ve just launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring their book to print. Visit the project page to take a look at the video (I can firmly attest that Cesare and Kirstie are actually that charming in person!)

AZR-0 Robots in the Wild Kickstarter Link

Be sure to share the link with the robot fans in your life, and look for Curio & Co. (Small Press table O-02) right next to us at San Diego Comic-Con this summer!

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ChetArt – Wondercon 2016

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If you plan to attend this year’s WonderCon, be sure to visit the ChetArt table in the Small Press Area.

Staple! 2016

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ChetArt will have a table at the 2016 Staple! Independent Media Expo, March 5th and 6th. Find me in the Main Hall at table #4, on the right hand wall as you enter the room. I’ll have lots of signed prints, posters, books, card sets, stickers and more. Visit this LINK for more info, a list of exhibitors and floor map. Bumperactive will be in the lobby creating custom art t-shirts. Get a ChetArt shirt made just for you.