The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is a unique holiday shopping experience held annually in Austin, TX. The event runs from Black Friday through Christmas Eve, open every day from 10AM-10PM (closing at 6PM on Christmas Eve.) With 200+ artists on display, it’s always an honor to be included. If you’re in Austin or plan to visit during the holidays, be sure to Chet it out.
“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.
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!
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.
A selection of goods created by Chet Phillips is now available at Parts & Labour, located at 1704 South Congress Ave. in Austin, TX .Very happy to be included among the great group of local artists represented in this wonderful shop. If you’re in Austin, Chet it out!
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.
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.
Monsters included in the book:
Shelob Spider-Lord of the Rings
Pacific Rim Kaiju
Mothra and Rodan
Mars Attacks Martian
Actor in Godzilla Suit
Ghostbusters Gargoyle Dog
Six Headed Demon
Godzilla vs. King Kong
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.
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.