Our 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.
Fellow exhibitor Jim Clark hired me to create a steampunk frog themed banner for his booth. He proudly poses next to his “ChetArt.”
On 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.
We have the best neighbors in Small Press. Across from us is the incredibly talented and funny Paul Friedrich.
Ryan 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.
Shing Yin Knor, a.k.a. Sawdust Bear creates work that is detailed, beautiful and infused with lots of humor.
Our 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.
In 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.
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.”
Four new t-shirt designs available at TeePublic.
April 1st through the weekend, all ChetArt TeeFury items are on sale for 20% off. Use Coupon Code- KEEPONCOUPINON Visit the selection via this link.
If you plan to attend this year’s WonderCon, be sure to visit the ChetArt table in the Small Press Area.
Story by Jake Oliveria and art by Kyle Armstrong, check out the “Ghosts in Space” prologue here. Comixology online series coming soon.
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.
Teenage Mutant Samurai Turtle portraits are now available on t-shirts and phone cases. Several phone case styles to choose from and a variety of colors for t-shirts along with choices of hoodies, sweatshirts and more.
Now available in the ChetArt TeePublic shop: a selection of ChetArt images on a variety of phone case styles.
Four Japanese print styled images of everyone’s favorite fighting turtles are now available as a 5″ x 7″ postcard set. Each member is given a glorious samurai battle armor makeover. Printed on sturdy 14 pt. premium uncoated cover stock. Presented in a cello bag with Japanese paper band. Set of 4- $6. Also available individually as signed 11″ x 14″ signed prints for $25. each.
Also available as signed 11″ x 14″ prints.
For a limited time, save big on ChetArt apparel.
Over 100 designs to choose from.
ChetArt shirts on sale for Black Friday at TeePublic.
The Blue Genie Art Bazaar will open on Black Friday 10AM in Austin, TX. The holiday shopping event runs 10AM-10PM every day through Christmas Eve. Over 200 artists will be represented with a wide range of products. Learn more about the event on their official web page here.
Gallery 1988 celebrates the magical and monstrous films of Guillermo Del Toro with the art show: “In Service of Monsters,” curated by Chogrin Muñoz and Gary Deocampo. I was invited (and thus excited) to create an image for a promotional poster for the show. A variety of creatures emerge from a book, including characters from Blade 2, Pacific Rim, Hellboy, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Pan’s Labyrinth and The Devil’s Backbone. The poster measures 11″ x 17″ and in addition, a signed limited edition Giclee print run and framed version will be available at the gallery and their online shop. I also created “Death Match” for the show. It’s a mash up of the Angel of Death from Hellboy 2 with a the Otachi kaiju and Gipsy Danger from Pacific Rim. For this entry, a print on wood and limited edition Giclee run will be available.
Show reception is Friday, September 11th- 7-10 PM
Limited edition prints are available for both of my pieces through these links:
12 full color illustrations from the “Childhood” series have been brought together to create a whimsical 2016 wall calendar. A variety of pop culture characters exhibit nostalgic childhood activities, from kite flying, catching fireflies, playing with a favorite toy or game and much more. Calendar page spreads measures at 11″ x 17″ vertically. Along with indications of major holidays, there are also fun pop culture milestones sprinkled throughout. Cover is printed on sturdy 100 lb. cover stock with high gloss finish with interior calendar pages printed on 80 text stock.
Don’t attempt to function in 2016 without a Childhood calendar on your wall!
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.
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.
We 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 $.
Ken Lamplugh stopped by the booth, sporting his ChetArt T-Shirt. Thanks Ken, for all your great support.
Our 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.
Posing 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.