Sunday, June 10, 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier Show at the de Young

Just saw the Jean Paul Gaultier show at the de Young museum in San Francisco and it was fantastic! My wife and I have seen the previous two fashion exhibits of Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga , and this one was definitely the most entertaining. You can tell that Gaultier has a lot of fun doing what he loves and it comes across in his work. The coolest part of the show is that he has projected faces onto the mannequins like the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland, so they talk and sing to you during the exhibit! There are amazing works of art in these fashion pieces, including a leopard print that is actually made up entirely of beadwork @ over 1000 hours of work to create. It is a must see, even if you don't follow fashion you will come out inspired and with an increased respect for the work of Haute Couture...I highly recommend it!

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Avengers 04 Cover Recreation Commission!

I was honored to be asked to do an "Avengers" commission for Paul and Terri Dunlap's son Noah for his 8th birthday (they are great people who have been extremely supportive of my strip Clumsy Love since the very beginning)! I was asked to do Captain America, Thor, The Hulk and Iron Man in my style and decided to do a cover recreation of Avengers #4 (but changing Giant Man into the Hulk)...and it was a blast! I am thinking I will do some different covers to sell at the San Diego Comic Con at my Artist's Alley table (July 11th to 15th), they are so much fun to do and I am really happy with the result (I hope that Noah is too) :)  I did this on 8.5" x 14" comic book blue line bristol paper with a prismacolor 08 premier pen, a micron Graphic pen size 1, a brush pen, and prismacolor color markers.

Friday, June 01, 2012

The Cartoon Crier

I am really proud to be a part of the "Cartoon Crier" newspaper highlighting the work of National Cartoonists Society Members like myself and The Center for Cartoon Studies community in a 36 page newspaper tabloid focusing on cartoons about sorrow and woe!  I'm on the same page as "Wizard of ID!"  There was also an article on Juxtapoz online recently as well!