Tuesday, March 20, 2012

All Together Now...@ Gallery Nucleus

I'm thrilled to announce that the Beatles Sketchbook has spawned a huge show at Gallery Nucleus!  After showing the sketchbook to many friends and family members, I kept getting the question, "What are you going to do with this thing?"  Well I thought it'd be great if I could somehow use the sketchbook to generate some money for one of the many Beatles charities out there but there's no way I could get the rights to publish this thing.  I also love that the Beatles have inspired creative folks in every medium, from music, art, movies, video games, etc... so my wife Dawn and I pitched the idea of a Beatles Tribute Art show (with part of the proceeds benefiting Doctors Without Borders) to a friend at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA.

The show will (ideally) have a live tribute band, and include original pieces from artists across many different disciplines and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ringo joining the band to form the Beatles as we all know them.  It turns out that the Nucleus crew are pretty big Beatles fans and were considering the concept already!  So we all mashed our brains together and out came "All Together Now: A Tribute to The Beatles" happening July 7, 2012 - July 29, 2012.

Part of the proceeds WILL go to benefit:


Here is the current roster (it's quickly expanding)

Exhibiting Artists:

Becky Dreistadt 

Benjamin Butcher
Brittney Lee

Brun Croes
Chris B. Murray
Chris Turnham
Cuddly Rigor Mortis
Dan Santat
Edward Kinsella

Felt Mistress
Griselda Sastrawinata
Hermann Mejia 

Israel Sanchez
Jackie Huang
Jake Parker 
Jeremy Costello
Joey Chou

John-Paul Thurlow
John Solimine
Kevin Dart
Leuyen Pham
Michelle Romo 

Nimit Malavia
Pat Perry
Patrick Hruby
Perry DixonMaple

Scott Balmer
Scott C
Sebastien Mesnard


Here is a link to Nucleus All Together Now Blog (to which Dawn and I will also be submitting)

Stay tuned for more news!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Four FAB Quickies (by Legendary Comics Artists)

Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy! 
Dustin Nguyen, amazing penciller of various Batman comics!

Kent Williams, world renowned painter of (among MANY other things) "The Fountain!"

Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo!

 One of the greatest joys of the Beatles Sketchbook project is meeting legendary artists who've greatly inspired me over the years.  Above are four quick-sketches done by some GIANTS of the comics and illustration world.  Marvel at the mastery of design and economy!