Thursday, October 18, 2012

White Cloud Worlds II

I'm Honored to be involved in the follow up to the award winning publication White Cloud Worlds.
'White Cloud Worlds II' features 41 New Zealand artists and is a showcase for science fiction and fantasy art in New Zealand.
The book was edited and directed by Paul Tobin who works as a senior concept designer at Weta Workshop, and the will be distributed through Harper Collins.
It will be available through all good books stores from Novmeber 2nd.
If you are in New Zealand, there will be be a book signing at the Weta Cave on November 3rd and at Whitcoulls Lambton Quay on November 24th.
Get in quick... I've seen previews of the book and it looks stunning!!!

Bewitching II at Stranger Factory Gallery

I currently have a new piece as part of the Bewitching II show at the Stranger Factory gallery.
This is their annual group show and is packed with great art and artists including Brandt Peters, Kathie Olivas, Amanda Louise Spayd, Travis Louie and Gris Grimly to name just a few.
The piece is titled 'The Masquerade' and stands around 60cm tall. It contains 8 hand sculpted and painted characters which come cased in a customised vintage clock body with an internal light.
Availability and pricing can be found here on the online presale.

Comic Con New York

I've just returned from the NewYork Comic Con which was an incredibly mind-blowing experience with 116,000 people attending and the worlds best comic, toy and movie companies all packed into the NY Javits convention centre.
I was showing my work in the Strychnin Gallery booth alongside Skeleton Heart, Cliff Wallace, Mimi S, The New English and Daniel Van Nes. Our booth recieved great feedback, and people were excited to see original art work and something a little different from the conventional comics and products.

Below are some pics of a piece which I made exclusively for the CCNY. This piece came in a custom-made display box and the character came with interchangeable arms and head to convert him into a zombie. I'm happy to say that this piece has gone to a good home to a collector in NY.

I also designed this poster for the NYCC. I still have a few left and will be uploading them onto my Etsy store in the next week. The poster is based on the DC comic's Justice League but in Colonial American times ;)

Also here are a few pics to give you an idea of the Strychnin Booth as well as the over all Comic Con. For more pics you can check out my facebook here.