Display spin racks are ready for upcoming shows. A selection of 60+ prints that emulate the feel of vintage matchbox labels pay tribute to a variety of pop culture characters and objects. Each display is topped with a giant matchbox, complete with matches. Look for these soon at: FanExpo Dallas, Comicpalooza and Alamo City Comic Con.
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.
Thanks to ChetArt Industries, you can now walk in the footsteps of Phineas H. Flabbergast by using your very own Official Steampunk Monkey Nation Field Notes book. Record wondrous sights and experiences just like the most famous Steampunk Monkey Nation explorer. You too can transcribe your adventures to the mysterious land of Lambada, The Unholy Guano Caverns and the jungles of Tepid Terror as you search for the Bronze Cog of Redemption.
Trek the online wilderness to this link:
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.”
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.
If you plan to attend this year’s WonderCon, be sure to visit the ChetArt table in the Small Press Area.
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.
A big thanks to Andy over at Geeky Nerfherder for the great shout out and showcase of several of my pieces. View the blog post HERE.
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.
Excited to have Spain show some love for ChetArt. I was recently interviewed by the art and culture magazine Mind the Gap. Loads of art samples (as well as an English text version.)
UB&B Productions is proud to present the 4th Annual Summer Show in Austin, featuring Austin Craft Riot™ on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 11a-6p. Held downtown at the Austin Music Hall, this premiere craft show is jam packed with talented artists, DIY, fun activities for the whole family, swag bags, food trucks, cash bar, and so much more. All while staying cool as a cucumber and out of the hot Texas sun.
ChetArt will be exhibiting at the show with loads of prints, card sets, drink coasters, drink koozies, stickers and collectible pins.
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.
In addition to signed prints, stickers and the Childhood Book, new for this year’s San Diego Comic Con from Chet Phillips:
- Ten Tall Tales– a collection of characters and stories in the tradition of American Tall Tales. 22 page hand bound book, each with its own signed original sketch
- Kaiju Baseball card set– 36 baseball players (plus 4 team cards) as Japanese monsters
- Kaiju Baseball Poster– The set of Japanese monster players presented as an 18″ x 24″ poster
- Kaiju Baseball cloisonné enamel pin. Measures 1.75″ high x 1.5″
The Chet Phillips Small Press table- O-01 is located across from Oni Press
Our first exhibition at this year’s Comicpalooza in Houston was a great success. Lots of friendly shoppers showed their support for ChetArt in a big way. Thank you all for coming out and showing your support!
Visiting with fellow artist and exhibitor Lance Schibi.
ChetArt T-Shirts available at TeePublic.
Steam engine motorcycle “Black Pearl.” via Laughing Squid