Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary @ Gallery 1988

30. Years. ... 30. Ghostbusters celebrates a big milestone this year, and Columbia Pictures decided to celebrate by working with Gallery 1988 to put on a traveling art show as a birthday gift to the fans.

Gallery 1988 is loading up the ECTO-1 with tons of awesome artwork and hitting the road! First stop is New York City, home to the infamous Ghostbusters. The Gallery is really close to the Firestation Ray, Egon, Peter, and Winston called home.

Seeing Ghostbusters is one of my earliest memories from my childhood. I had all the toys, the proton pack that didn't look anything like the one in the movie, but my brother and I felt like we were actually busting ghosts. I'm super excited to be a part of this show, I believe this film is partially responsible (along with the Christopher Walken film "Communion") for my obsessive interest in the paranormal and all things ghosts. I guess also growing up in a haunted house that had a permanent (and often times friendly) ghostly presence probably helped add to that... I'm super excited to be a part of this show, here's my work for the Official Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Show at Gallery 1988:

Prints will be available through the gallery, and I've also created a framed album, with the official Ghostbusters Soundtrack vinyl LP included!:

Bustin' makes me feel good

I've added a custom record label to the record!

The show will be making it's way around the country, starting in New York City This Saturday, April 19th, 2014. Then it comes to Los Angeles, then Chicago, and then makes it's final destination in San Diego for the San Diego Comic Con!!!

Here are the dates of the cities it will be visiting, for more info please visit

New York City: April 19-26
Los Angeles: May 17-June 1st
Chicago: June 20-22
San Diego: Comic-Con (if you don't know when that is... it's too late to get tickets, so don't bother!)

There's an amazing list of artists for this show, so there's bound to be something for everyone! If there's something strange in your neighborhood, you know who to call.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

10 Year Anniversary Show @ Gallery 1988: Insert Coin(s)

10 years. That's a really long time, especially for an art gallery, let alone an art gallery on Melrose in Hollywood. But yet, here we are. Friday, April 11th, Gallery 1988 is celebrating their 10 year anniversary with a brand new show full of awesome art!

After leaving the Video Game industry 5 years ago, Jensen and Katie invited me to my first Gallery show at Gallery 1988, where they allowed me to hang my work on their walls. I think I sold 1 print... but it was an awesome feeling. I was sure they'd never invite me back, but... just a few months later, they did! And now, 5 years on, i'm a regularly featured artist with them, and I can't thank them enough for what they have done for me. It has been an honor working with these fine folks over the years, I can't imagine my life without Gallery 1988.

For the 10 year show, I decided to travel back to the 80's, when hair was big and fashion was bad. The Arcade is a relic of the past, but I believe, just like Vinyl, it's slowly making a comeback. There's nothing quite like a great arcade experience. For this show, I was inspired by two excellent films, "TR0N" and "The Last Starfighter", and I decided to paint arcade cabinets based off of the nonexistent arcade games from those films.

Here are my pieces for Gallery 1988's 10 year anniversary show "The Subtle Art of Pop-Culture":

"Space Paranoids" inspired by Tron
To purchase a print, click HERE

"Starfighter" inspired by The Last Starfighter
To purchase a print, click HERE

I had a chance to play "Space Paranoids" at Flynn's Arcade a few years ago when Disneyland turned part of California Adventure into the Tron-themed "ElecTRONica". I wish they had kept it as a permanent thing, but sadly, it's gone, but at least I still have my token from Comic-Con to remind me of the good times.

Atari made many mistakes over the years, one of which was never actually producing a real version of "Starfighter" like they promised in the credits of the movie... what a missed opportunity.

Happy 10th birthday Gallery 1988! Thank you for the great work you do, for helping me share my artwork with others, and for putting trust and value in what I do. Here's to the next 10 years.

I will have framed artwork of the prints above (in swanky glossy black frames!) as well as signed/numbered prints available.

"The Subtle Art of Pop-Culture"
Gallery 1988 (West)
7308 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

I'd also quickly like to direct you to two places that I feel everyone should know about.

A really amazing Arcade/Bar "EightyTwo" has just opened in Los Angeles, and it's stocked with an amazing range of arcade games from Fighters, to Classic Retro games, Pinball Machines, and sit-down racers. Check them out here: You won't be sorry.

If you find yourself in Las Vegas, do yourself a favor and visit "The Pinball Hall of Fame". It's a 10,000 square foot warehouse LOADED with pinball machines from the 1950's up to current tables. Bring some dollars, and get ready to lose some hours...

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Adventure Time @ Gallery 1988!! Mathematical!

Adventure Time
C'mon grab your friends,
We'll go to very distant lands
With Jake the Dog
and Finn the Human
The fun will never end,

Gallery 1988 is teaming up with Cartoon Network for an extremely limited time, a gallery show of artwork inspired by the amazingly incredible show, "Adventure Time"!

I remember seeing a clip of Adventure Time a few years back on a blog. The headline was something to the effect of "Adventure Time is your new addiction". How do you not click on that? The show is right up my alley. Inspired by a combination of Dungeons & Dragons (CHECK) and Video-Games (CHECK!) It has such an excellent style that is totally unique and (at the time) completely different than anything i'd seen before, and all of that is thanks to the creative genius, Pendleton Ward.

I'm very excited to be a part of this show. The great thing about Adventure Time is that it inspires creativity not only in children, but in adults too, or like in my case, adult-children. It has a great sense of fun that I hope shows through in my work.

Here are my two prints for the show: 

"The Little Adventurers - Finn and Jake"
To purchase this print, click HERE

"The Little Adventurers - Fionna and Cake"
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Both of these will be available in prints that are signed/numbered, as well as framed artwork to purchase at the Gallery!

So, c'mon grab your friends!

To attend you must RSVP! 

"Gallery 1988 and Cartoon Network presents: Adventure Time"
Gallery 1988 (West)
7308 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046