The 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.
Gallery 1988 West presents “The Power of Mattel” show, a collection of artworks based on classic Mattel games and toys. My contribution, titled “Rock ‘Em Snark’Em Robots,” is a mashup of Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots with Mystery Science Theater 3000 robots Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot. Also included are a few Kaiju references.
Show opening is Friday, September 30th and on display through October 15th.
Lucky Talisman display cards feature a Maneki-Neko inspired selection of characters with illustrations by Chet Phillips. Cards are inspired by the Japanese beckoning cat figures displayed to bring good luck and fortune.
Each card is a heavy duty thick book board, covered in a variety of Japanese papers. (Each item comes with a random Japanese paper.) Includes wooden stand with slot for card to rest in.
Cards measure 3.5″ x 5″ with rounded top corners.
Variety of 6. Click each card’s photo for link to online listing.
Two new T-Shirts available in the ChetArt TeePublic shop.
Pop culture characters matched with famous quotes from other pop culture references. Judge Dredd and Robocop proclaim a famous quote from the movie The Treasure of the Sierra Madra. Godzilla decries a quote from Kermit the Frog.
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.
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.”
“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.
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.
The ChetArt “Tokyo Terrors” Godzilla shirt: now available in TeeFury’s Monstrosi-Tees collection.
Also available as a black hoodie.
New in the TeePublic shop: “Assault on Tokyo” and “Terror on the Moon.” Available in a variety of colors and clothing options.
Signed limited edition hand bound “Pedal” books. Available Here.
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.
Guzu Gallery presents “Strange Beasts 3”: A Tribute to Kaiju & Japanese Pop Culture
The opening reception will be on Friday, November 20th from 7 to 10pm and the artwork will remain up through New Year’s Day. Limited edition prints and original artwork will be available for purchase. There will be a bone-crushing, live musical performance by Austin rock instrumentalists, Beast of Dean…and the Bedlam City Kaiju Safety Commission will be on hand to give us a rundown of safety precautions, battle techniques, and what-not-to-do’s in the event of a kaiju attack! Following the presentation will be a screening of Kaijutsu by director Adriel Jimenez. As always, admission is free and all ages are welcome!
My two contributions are titled “Assault on Tokyo” and “Terror on the Moon,” paying tribute to Godzilla (piloting a Mothra pedal car) and MechaGodzilla (piloting a Rodan pedal car.) Both will be available as signed limited edition prints plus framed versions at the gallery and later through the gallery’s online shop.
Included with each print is a translation sheet:
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!