Here’s my contribution to the Pee Wee Herman group show at Gallery 1988. The opening reception is this Friday July 29th, 7pm - 10pm at Gallery 1988 Venice, 214 Pier Ave, Santa Monica, CA. I’ll be in LA at the end of the week and plan to attend the opening on Friday night. Looking forward to seeing all the art in person and hope to meet some of the other artists and if I’m lucky Paul Reubens too.
I’m super excited about this show. I love Pee Wee, when I was eight years old I quit my karate classes because they took place at the same time Pee Wee’s Playhouse aired on TV. I may not be able to chop wood with my hand but the creative spark that show ignited in me lasts to this day. There are very few things that truly amaze but for me this is one of them.
There will be a few signed prints available from Gallery 1988.
(via Ryan Snook)
Stephen King being Stephen King
Britt Wilson Nominated for an Eisner
Congratulations to Britt Wilson on her fresh Eisner Award nomination in the Lettering category for her work on kaBOOM!’s Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake comics. Winners will be announced in July down at Comic-Con.
Great stuff, Britt, and best of luck.
If you’re going to read just one wonderful Adventure Time write-up today (and you should), make it this one by Maria Bustillos. In it, she talks with the key creative gang of Pen, Adam, Pat, Kent, Rebecca, Nick, and Jack, making for a fairly definitive overview of the series. Read it here. Thanks, Maria!
The resolution of each eleven-minute episode is anything but tidily triumphant; each one is as likely to end on a question or a joke as on an answer. Yet one comes away satisfied, a little bit the way one might at a David Lynch movie. The narrative is endlessly malleable, and includes all the possibilities granted by the existence of wizards and magical creatures, time travel, and a huge, ever-evolving cast. It’s a canvas and a story big enough for dozens of artists to make their own way. Even the drawing style is inconsistent, handmade-feeling; longtime fans may learn to detect the hand or voice of a favorite storyboard artist or writer. The goal of the show seems to be exploration, not uniformity.
Keanu Reeves by Deborah Feingold.
#it looks like joff is jammin to some 90s rap but marg is more into grunge