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.
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.
A very special variant of my “Hawk and Chick: Monster Slayers” 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.
Keisuke and Suzy were so gracious to join in on this fun and I owe a huge debt of thanks to them both. The event couldn’t have happened without the efforts of fellow artist Eugene Kaik, who also created a wonderful Hawk and Chick variant the actors signed. Thanks also to Jensen Karp and Amber of Gallery 1988 and the folks at Bob’s Burgers for making it a reality.
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.
ChetArt 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.
Four new t-shirt designs available at TeePublic.
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.
For a limited time, save big on ChetArt apparel.
Over 100 designs to choose from.
ChetArt Kaiju Baseball players now available on….Baseball Tees!
I received my business card custom flash drives from USB Memory Direct today. Measuring in at the size of a standard business card, (3.25″ x 2″) the plastic card has a detachable USB stick with 64 GB file capacity. Great for sharing data, a presentation or portfolio. Check out their site for this and more customizable promotion items.
Show your support for the Tokyo Terrors and keep your drink cool with the Kaiju Baseball Can Koozie. Image of Godzilla from the Tokyo Terrors on both sides. One side promotes Kaiju Baseball while the other side displays Godzilla’s name in Japanese with his team number. Fits standard cans and bottles.
Kaiju Baseball imagines an alternate universe in which kaiju creatures from the Godzilla and Ultraman worlds play baseball. The Demon Monster League is comprised of 4 teams with 9 players represented for each: Tokyo Terrors, Matsumoto Mutants, Fuji Fiends and Kyoto Kaijus. This parody mashup of Japanese monster and baseball fun is represented as a collection of baseball trading cards, an 18″ x 24″ poster and a selection of t-shirt designs. Each are listed below with details and links to browse in the online shop.
Each card measures approx. 2″ x 3.75″ with the character’s portrait, name, team name, number, and field position in Japanese on the front side. The backs pay tribute to the famed Menko card style with fighting numbers and rock, paper and scissor symbols that allow for playing a version of the card game War. Also on the card backs are English interpretations of the character’s name, nickname, team and field position with a few player stats. 40 cards in all that includes 36 player cards and 4 team cards. Set is packaged in a hand crafted green paper portfolio and gold foil stamp of Kaiju Baseball in Japanese characters on the label. Printed on thick sturdy 14 pt. premium uncoated card stock.
An 18 x 24 poster of the entire set is also available. This colorful display of all 36 players (plus 4 team cards) is offered as an offset printing on sturdy 100 lb. glossy card stock with a rich aqueous coating.
~Get the poster here~
A selection of players are available on T-Shirts. Each design is available in a variety of shirt colors and shirt styles.
Along with the release of the ChetArt Kaiju Baseball card sets, poster and t-shirts comes a collectible Kaiju Baseball cloisonné enamel pin. Pin measures 1.75″ x 1.5″ and comes with a butterfly clutch. The king of monsters is displayed on a 7 color + polished gold design. Japanese characters across the top translate to Kaiju Baseball and characters within baseball graphic translate to “Godzilla.
The “Fast & Furious” vinyl sticker measures 4″ x 3.5″ and is appropriate for indoor and outdoor use. Display this happy little Vespa ridin’ Kaiju in a variety of places.