Thursday, August 31, 2006

Just a few layouts I did for the "Streets" short. We're still chuggin' along on this thing. We estimate wrapping on this thing in 2-3 months tops. The animation is looking really sweet! You guys will be able to view the finished short at
By the way...this is my 100th post!!!
I wanted to do something a little more fantastic to celebrate this momentus occasion (ala Todd Kauffman) but it's been a long week & I'm feeling a bit lazy.
Oh... & when you get a chance, swing by Garnet's blog & congratulate him on his new baby boy!!! Congrats dude!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Gettin' ready for the wax tooling & detail, can't wait to see the next stage!

Thursday, August 17, 2006

OK guys, here's a big old post for ya. I apologize to the artists for the quality of some of these pics. If you see anything you like contact Vashti for pricing info. Remember this is the last week you can get your hands on any of this stuff.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

O.K. guys, this will be the last week you can purchase any of the "Shady" artwork from the gallery. So if there's a piece you've been eyeing up, now's the time. I've been slacking on the posts... I'll try & get more up soon. But also feel free to contact the gallery if you've seen something & are curious about price. Most of the art falls in the $200.00 - $400.00 range. Also we will be having a BBQ at the gallery on Sunday for all you local kats. It'll be from 2pm-7pm... you should come... yes YOU! Same spot as the show... 210 Kent. For any art inquiries contact vashti at ...
Oh and on a side note, my good buddy Stephen Destefano recently got hooked on blogging...
  • SD's Blog

  • This dude is amazing... puts us all to shame, yes ALL of us. I only worked with him for a short while, but learned soooooo much. Keep rockin' the interweb Stephen D!

    Tuesday, August 15, 2006

    The Harriet sculpt it coming along quite nicely. She is now finished the rough stage. Next is wax... where all of the detail will be added. Rock on Eric, you're doing a great job! Buzzs' mom is quite the looker, ain't she?

    Thursday, August 10, 2006

    The Buzz figure & Carnival Cartoons will be featured in the soon to be released
  • "Dot Dot Dash"
  • hardcover book. The book is to be released October 12, 2006 in Europe & soon to follow in the states. The book is 296 pages & features up around 1800 pictures & 380 artists. Garn & I are lucky to be in such great company in this book with the likes of artists such as James Jarvis, Pete Fowler, Sam Flores, etc. Here's what the website has to say...

    "Dot Dot Dash! is brought to you by the editors of Pictoplasma and Pictoplasma 2. Expanding on the widely popular subject of contemporary character design, this definitive volume showcases an up-to-date survey of the personalities and characters that have entered the third dimension.

    Vinyl figures, plush dolls, designer toys and action figures can be seen as a new movement in contemporary design, art and popular culture. Interest for these three dimensional toys have surged, drawing on pop culture, graffiti and visual art. The new generation characters appear cute, cuddly and innocuous at first but are often elicit, subversive and politically incorrect. Not intended for child's play, they are highly esteemed by teens and adults alike. Each is a work of art often created by world famous artists and many of them are produced independently in limited editions and become highly sought after collectibles.

    A recent trend of character applications aspiring from inherent crossovers of the character and art worlds, is also taking form in sculptures and objects, creating a new art market where artists are progressively moving beyond the boundaries of the gallery and extending their work to a largely disparate audience.

    This voluptuous volume exhibits the expansive scope of designs and objects in the ultimate compilation of contemporary character design. Jim Crawford the co-founder of Strange Co, one of the largest distributor of designer toys has contributed to the making of this book."

    More gallery posts to come soon guys, just bear w/ me.

    Wednesday, August 09, 2006

    Hey guys & gals... Be sure to pick up your copy of the New York Press today for a write up on the "Shady Characters" exhibit. The article also touches on the rapidly expanding art blog community. If you're not in the city & can't get a hold of a copy, you can read the
  • article
  • here on the New York Press website. Special thanx to C. Edwards for the great write up & also for coming to the opening... hope you had a good time. And also a shout to Jerry Portwood as well.

    Sunday, August 06, 2006

    (Sorry, I'm starting to run outta clever little titles)
    Here we have Mark Ackland with...
    "King of the Jugle".......... Cut Paper & Felt w/ Googly Eyes on Japanese Paper.... $200.00
    "Skunk Puking Blood"..... Cut Paper & Felt w/ Googly Eyes on Japanese Paper.... $200.00
    "Fox Puking Blood"......... Cut Paper & Felt w/ Googly Eyes on Japanese Paper.... $200.00

    Then we have Tim Shankweiler with...
    "Bipedus Giganticus"....... Acrylic on Skatedeck..... $600.00 (set of 2)
    Tim also has a solo show in Hoboken this Tuesday, check it out...
    Show starts at about 8pm and the address is 230 Brunswick(corner of Brunswick and Pavonia).

    Saturday, August 05, 2006

    Sorry guys, I'll get back to the gallery postings tomorrow, just been crazy busy. But... here's a sneek peek in to the "Shady" after party. That's Jason back there gettin' us all nice & ripped. Rock!!!

    Wednesday, August 02, 2006

    Todays gallery post starts with Jason Levesque (otherwise known as the Stuntkid). This guys stuff is so rad! I just picked up his art book
  • "Girls are Pretty"
  • this piece of art is actually featured in it. The giclee print is already sold... suprise, suprise, it was one of the most asked about pieces. the original is still up for grabs though...
    Jason Levesque.......... "Cephalohottie"........... Pen on Paper............ $100.00

    And this is Danny (Kano) Kimanyen with...
    "Chaotic Fusion"......... Spraypaint & Acrylics on Canvas.................... $350.00 each
    (the third piece in the series "the girl" is already sold)

    Tuesday, August 01, 2006


    Today we have Clio Chiang with
    "Biker Chix From Hell" .....Water Colors and Ink on Paper........ $400.00
    and Randy Ramos (Ranny) with
    "Shady Sisters" ....Marker on Paper......................................... $300.00
    Also let me break out of gallery mode a second to show you an update of the Harriet sculpt...
    Thanx for the
  • press
  • Brian!!!