Hero Complex Gallery presents an art show devoted to the films of director John McTiernan. My contribution imagines a portrait of the creature from Predator creating havoc in ancient Japan. Framed version including gold foiling pen details will be available in the gallery.
Smaller 11 x 14 signed Giclee prints (without gold foiling) now available in the ChetArt shop.
Black Light sensitive prints with a tin toy theme. Each print has been hand inked details using fluorescent inks. Each measures approx. 11″ x 17″ on 13″ x 19″ sheet. Rocket Raccoon, Cthulhu, Mechagodzilla and Godzilla available in the Etsy shop.
“Road Rage” showcases a trio of Japanese Kaijus enjoying a carefree Saturday afternoon. 11″ x 14″ signed prints available.
Japanese text on left translates to: “Spending the afternoon gliding along the polished surface, these masters of destruction take time out from terrorizing the countryside to enjoy some harmless spinning, bumping and crashing.”
“I’m Your Density” pays tribute to the Robert Zemeckis time travel comedy classic “Back to the Future.” The first of the series debuted in 1985 and still remains a smart fun thrill ride over 30 years later.
June 11th, 1986 saw the premiere of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” a classic John Hughes comedy. 30 years later it remains a classic love note to the city of Chicago and expertly defines “carpe diem” with humor and insight.
My tribute to the film with quotes, icons and a portrait of Ferris is available HERE.
Celebrating a true sequel success, James Cameron’s “Aliens” was a white knuckled thrill ride when it was released in 1986 and still holds up years later. The film is full of catch phrases (thanks mostly to Bill Paxton’s character) on top of the terrifying action. My tribute print combines some of the better known quotes and phrases, mixed in with notable icons and a portrait of Ellen Ripley.
Alien Day (4/26/16) honors exmoon LV-426, where the xenomorphs were first found in Ridley Scott’s original classic, Alien. Celebrate with a tour through the garden with my “Big Wheel” Alien print, found HERE.
Everyone’s favorite car repair funnymen Tom and Ray Magliozzi are presented in this loving tribute to Car Talk. Bobble head versions resting atop the dashboard of a 1965 AMC Ambassador, a.k.a., “The Sleek Black Beauty.” Figures are surrounded by a selection of the famed end credit puns.
“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.
Standard poker playing card size. Casino quality, plastic coated. Each suit represents one of four areas of the arts: Literature, Art, Music and Film.
“Pedal”- a limited edition book written and illustrated by Chet Phillips
“Pedal” is a collection of pop culture characters riding in pedal cars. 18 illustrations accompanied by a collection of quotes, catch phrases and a haiku poem for each. Presented in a hand bound book, limited edition of 100. The book, bound by Julie Sullivan of Dancing Cat Bindery, measures 6″ square. Cover paper is a sparkly aqua paper with die cut revealing silver “grill” textured paper for the title. The reverse has an inlaid pedal car illustration and the spine is yellow book cloth. Inside end papers are bright green pearlescent paper. Each book is signed and numbered. A selection of images are also available as signed prints.
A Shop Called Quest brought together a collection of the evil side of Star Wars for the show “The Dark Side of the Force.” My contribution is a mash up of Yoda and Darth Maul. The signed 12 x 12 print on wood is available at the gallery.