Monday, December 3, 2012

Back from LA

So this past weekend was a dream come true.  I had my first gallery show, and people actually showed up! :)  It was held in the new Century Guild Gallery in Culver City and will be up until the end of next weekend so there is still some time to go see some original pages from the book as well as some other pieces Tom picked out for the show including the enormous CPG piece I did for the Kickstarter campaign.  I was really bad about taking pictures during the event, I sort of didn't take any... heh heh... but, Tom took a bunch before the show of the gallery and in one shot you can see the exhibit from across the room.  I'm working on trying to get more pics of the show and maybe of some of the pieces hanging there.  In the mean time check out Tom's gallery he put up on Face Book.  And here is a page just for the opening  that might have some more pictures you can check out too. 

We asked Archaia if they could get us advance copies of the book and they were able to fly in 100 of them.  I created a special limited bookplate and spent a whole day putting them in each copy myself.  We had to alter the original image I did for it due to them being letter pressed, which really means Tom had to zoom in to something like 800% to erase a bunch of stippled dots.  I heard it was a bunch of fun.  So here's the original image and the finished bookplate.


You really have to see it in person though.  The indent of the linework on that really nice cardstock is quite impressive.  Tom even made up bookmarks to give away with each copy.  I took a bunch home but he didn't give me tassels, I will have tassels soon though.  Oh, if you want to see the machine the bookplates were made on here is a link to them being made.  I guess there is a really nice letterpress shop just down the block from the gallery. 



I was also fortunate to be interviewed by USAToday.com about the book and the show, here's a link to that.  And an interview for Newsarama here.  It's great to see so many people as excited about this as I am.  I am so thankful so many people came out to the show, it really gets me excited to work on new stuff.  Thank you, thank you everyone who came out to show your support, I will keep striving to create strange new things for your entertainment... and mine of course. 

4 comments:

  1. Hi! Just half way through Cursed Pirate Girl and I am really loving it! It looks fabulous! the paper, the presentation, everything, not to mention the exquisite art!

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  2. The people that ran this show were great. They were able to ship CPG, and the Lucky Book to me while I'm in Afghanistan. Thanks, Jake-

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  3. I love love loved everything about the book! It was like Alice in Wonderland + Neverending Story + something I never would've imagined before. Thank you for the freakin breath-taking/amazing art and your imagination.

    Cursed Pirate Girl kicks ass.

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  4. Yet another admirer here. The book is incredible!! At the NYCC you had mentioned it was coming out on Christmas. I put in my order during that week and got the book on Christmas Eve. What an amazing piece of work. I've savored every minute of it. Great job!!

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