Wednesday, February 23, 2011
In honor of Women's History Month this year, Guapo comics & coffee proudly presents an art show featuring a selection of female artists that they love!
All of the artists are women currently residing in Portland, who weave with an array of different textures their ideas and creative powers within the comics and illustration community.
Andrice Arp is a comic book artist, graphic designer, and fine art painter. She is regularly featured in the Fantagraphics anthology series Mome, the walls of giant robot galleries, and is co editor of Hi Horse comics. Her comics have a dream like quality that cover all ends of magical myth with a touch of romance.
Julia Gfrorer is a comic book artist, printer & fine artist. She is the author and artist most famous for her short comic Flesh & Bone of sparkplug comics. Julia makes possibly the most intense, dark, erotic, romantic and brutal, modern comics in print, yet they have a visual quality that lends them to a time that could lay anywhere between the 1700's to the future.
Natalie Howard is a comics artist and illustrator. She most recently put out quite possibly one of the most disgusting, mind melting, face twisting and thought provoking master works of gnarleyness in the mini comic variety. If you have not experienced "Mighty Twat Shot".................. Nothing can prepare you.
Amy Kuttab is a fine art oil painter, comic artist and is a witch who fly's not on the broom but on the paint brush handle. She is a co-member of the Pony Club gallery. She was most recently featured in the comics anthology study group 12 in a comic adaptation of a middle eastern folktale of her heritage.
Katy Ellis O'brien is a cartoonist, comic artist and fine art painter. Katy is a teacher of cartooning to the youth, and she is one of the main organizers behind the monthly zine Stumptwon Underground. To meet her is like meeting a familiar character you grew up with, except that character was an animal in human clothes on your t.v and in your story books. Her work shows more control and dominance over the line then one could dream of achieving.
Jennifer Parks is a comic artist, illustrator, and Co-member of the pony club gallery. Her world is filled with ghosts, charcoal, and ornamental gatherings. Her work without compromise tells the tale of that world in intensely rendered darkness. Jennifer was most recently featured in the comic anthology Study Group 12 with a tale of spirits that lurk someplace between your dreams and your window.
Elizabeth Pusack is a comic artist and illustrator. She makes powerful dreamy flashes of a past that has fallen out of modern society where emotions and attention to physical beings and textures beyond smooth plastic live and are alive with vibrating lines.
Pam Cameron - Snyder is a interdisciplinary artist. She meticulously crafts flowing strands of lines into mysterious symbols and life structures that deepen your sensory perspective on the elements of your life. She exudes darkness where there are no dark voids but with a hope in light where it barely peeks through thin lines in compositional harmony. Pam is currently working on a long format experimental graphic novel titled Wave Forms.
Daria Tessler is an illustrator, cartoonist, fine artist and master printer. Her fine detailed hand made prints can be found the world wide. She is regularly shown on the walls of Giant Robot galleries with her work that evokes other worlds and universes undiscovered by the human race aside from Daria.......... That is if Daria herself is even human? She aside from completing a childrens book, was most recently featured in the comic anthology Art Bureau.
Rebecca Artemisa Urias is a cartoonist, maker of magic trinkets & fine artist painter. She makes intimate spooky puzzles layed out like constilations, that evoke a danger and fear underneath a vail of a story book fantasy that draws you in and forces you to want to know its secrets. She most recently was in the comic anthology Art Bureau.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
It has arrived!!! In honor of and to help Jesse Reklaw the man out for his coming birthday I and several others to come were aske to guest on his weekly comic strip Slow wave! Jesse completed the coloring and it is now up to read on his official Slow Wave comics page:) (just clik the image above to go there) I am glowing with radness gazing into this reality! Happy Birth month Jesse you are a magical man of radient mind & beauty:)
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
TAKE ME ON!!!
Above is an image I made for the upcoming 1st Thursday art openning at The Pony Club gallery. I have made 3 pieces in total to be part of the show celebrating one of the most sensational music videos of the 1980's for "Take on Me' by Aha. The music video (for those of you to young to remember, or low on memory) featured the band luring a young woman reading a wordless comic over coffee, to dive streight into the the comic itself to hang out, dance get shiny and romanticly gaze at eachother. I wont spoil where it goes from there.
Above is an oil painting of the band Aha made by Amy Kuttab that will also be featured in the show to make you swoon! I have also been able to see an animated flipbook made by Andrice Arp that I cant believe is real!!!
Each artist was given a set of stills from the video to vibe on and interpret in whatever medium they choose. I got real proggy with mine:)
The openning show party is This 1st thursday of Febuary from 6 to 10, and is open to see every Teusday through saturday 1pm to 6pm
Pony Club Gallery
625 NW Everett St