Thursday, May 28, 2015

More Carjus!

The mighty "carju" small painting series continues with interpretations of Airwolf and Ark II. I went too far on the Ark II kaiju background, but wolfie is making me smile. He looks ready for action. Working on wood panel has been an absolute joy, but I'm missing the textured canvas board surface used for the first three of the series.

Today, a certain blue Pacer gets the carju treatment. I can't wait to dive in and get to work on it.
#karju #kaiju #carju #monsters #japanesemonsters

The Funk of 40,000 Years Artzine

Good news! I am having a new limited edition printing of The Funk of 40,000 Years zine produced for release in early June. It will have a laminated color soft cover with perfect binding and black and white interior pages. This is an artzine of sorts featuring over 30 sci-fi-inspired interpretations of many of my favorite funk and soul songs of the 70s and 80s. The proof arrives later this week...

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Carju Series

This week, I'm continuing with the "carju" series. The idea started with a series of sketches done for QUICKDRAW SF based on turning my favorite cars and vehicles from various 80s TV shows into kaiju (generally hybrid creatures from the Japanese monster movies, TV shows, manga, anime, etc.).

 I currently have my rendition of Airwolf in progress on a wood panel with most of the underpainting done. The smoother surface has me leaning toward a more graphic approach, emphasizing the shapes and the negative spaces. More to come!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Down the Rabbit Hole / AL1C3

AL1C3 Tactical Fighter Top View / Aluminum and polymer clay.
 Thank you everyone who came out to support the Down the Rabbit Hole 150th Anniversary of Alice in Wonderland show at Bergeron's Books in Oakland, California. Here are some images of the Alice-inspired AL1C3 Tactical Fighter concept I created for the show and a few snapshots from the reception. I was amazed to see so many people come out to support the show.
AL1C3 Tactical Fighter Top View / Aluminum and polymer clay.

Artist Brie Spielman.

Artist Stephanie Law.

Matt Harding, creator of Pop Apocalypse and Jason Furie of Neverending Radical Dude.

Jerarde Gutierrez.

Addison Duke with his work.

Shayna Yasuhara of Paint Pens Collective.

Curator and participating artist Steven Russell Black.

Megan Lynn Kott and her piece.