USA Today interviewed four artists at the Comic Con, one of which was Brian Ewing. It’s a great interview and really gives insight into the artist. Check it out below. If you would like to see the rest of the interviews, check out The Daily Find
While I was running around this past weekend trying to see all the shows I could, the Toy Toyko Underground Gallery in NYC opened “The Crazy Monsters” art show on May 6th. This group show featured work by Jason Edmiston, Stephen Blickenstaff, Brian Ewing, Gary Pullin, Justin Erickson, Frank Russo, and many more. This is the kind of art that really got me hooked on this contemporary art scene, and I am happy to see that there is still a few artists creating monster works such as these. Jason Edmiston created three acrylic paintings that are out of this world. “Joey”, “Axl”, and “Tommy” are all monster versions of these well known musicians. The colors are so vibrant and intense, I would love to have seen these in person, the whole show honestly. Jason has some photos over on his Flickr site of the reception, and in one of those photos you’ll see John Cebollero. Maybe the two will work on a collaboration painting soon?
Opening this Saturday, December 18th at Copro Nason is the second showing of the Playboy Redux Group Exhibition. The first showing was at Rotofugi Gallery, and from the looks of it there is a few new artists added to the show this time around. This second showing will feature work by Bob Doucette, Glenn Barr, Isabel Samaras, Frank Kozik, Tara McPherson, Brian Viveros, Scott Anderson, TIN, Vincent Cacciotti, Luke Chueh, Dan Quintana, Keith Weesner, William Wray, Gary Baseman, Leslie Ditto, Lisa Petrucci, Lang Leav, Brian Ewing, Andrew Schoultz, Shaunna Peterson, Jennybird Alcantra, Ken Keirns, Ain Cocke, Jeremiah Ketner, Travis Lampe, Anthony Ausgang, R. Black, Jeremy Tinder, Erik Alos, Bonni Reid, Mark Bodnar, Nouar, Shag, and more. I like Bob Doucette’s painting, with inspiration taken from “Venus Anadyomène” by Ingres. I also really like what William Wray, Leslie Ditto, Glenn Barr, and Ken Keirns created. Take a look at the preview and then over to the galleries page for the full show.
Brian Ewing has added a new print to his online shop. “Mr Cleese” was originally a pencil study Ewing created while corresponding with a friend. The remaining prints, left over from NYCC, are now available on the site. The print is 5″ x 7″, 8″ x 10″ framed, on German Etch Watercolor paper, signed and numbered in an edition of 20.
Get it here: Brian Ewing Shop
The Play Enterprise and Warhol Museum asked over 20 artist to reinterpret the classic bunny imagery. The show as first shown at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, but has been given a second go round at the Rotofugi Gallery. The participating list of artists is amazing: Jennybird Alcantara, Glenn Barr, Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Brian Ewing, Jeremy Fish, Mike Giant, Ken Keirns, Jeremiah Ketner, Frank Kozik, Travis Lampe, Tara McPherson, Lisa Petrucci, Bonni Reid, Isabel Samaras, Andrew Schoultz, Jeremy Tinder, and many more. Many of the paintings look pretty spectacular, and fit the Playboy theme very well. I especially like Glenn Barr’s, Jeremy Fish, Tara McPherson, Keith Weesner, Ken Keirns, and Isabel Samaras all of which are shown below. After you take a look at these, keep your eye on the galleries site for the full show to surface.
Brain Ewing and Buff Monster teamed up to make a poster for Faith No More just a while back, and now they have collaborated again. This new poster “Eye of the Serpent” is an 18″ x 24″ screen print on Coventry rag paper, signed and numbered by both artists in an edition of 200.
Brain Ewing has just released a new print. “Innsmouth Study” (previously featured) is from a drawing done about a year ago. This print is 5″ x 7″ on German Etch Watercolor Paper, and comes in an 8″ x 10″ frame. Signed and numbered in an edition of only 10 for $50 each. I was hoping the drawing would be turned into a print.
Get it here: Brian Ewing Store
Brian Ewing just added two new prints to his online shop. “Hasta La Muerte” and “Dead Spring” sold out quickly from the last show that Brian was involved in, but he saved a few of the prints for the fans that couldn’t make it.
Each print is 18″ x 24″ on Sunset Cotton Etching Paper 285g, signed and limited to an edition of 25 for $100 a pop.
Get em here: Brian Ewing Store
I Want Your Skull Issues 1 & 2 have been reprinted in one volume. The zine is now 80 pages and “features all the artwork and interviews from the first two issues of I Want Your Skull, as well as, a brand new, full color, wrap-around cover by Geordan Moore.”
There will be interviews with artists such as Brian Morris, Drew Millward, and art from Brian Ewing, Angryblue and many more.
Each issue will also come with “(2) silk-screened art prints distributed randomly from a selection of all the prints we have previously published, and the whole thing comes poly-bagged and packed in a custom printed envelope with a logo designed by Tanxxx.”
This issue is limited to 100 for $25 each, get em here: IWYS 1 & @ Reprints
Brian Ewing just added a print to set to his online shop. The set was originally sold at the Comic Con and sold out the first day. He had a few sets left over, so those that missed it or couldn’t attend can now get them. The set includes 5 screen-printed 6″ x 9″ prints, limited to 40 sets. The “Milo” the nerd skull comes in a different colorway than was available from the Con. This set only costs $25.
Get it here: Brian Ewing Skull Print Set
The 2009 Comic Con is San Diego is now underway. There is so much to post its ridiculous, so I’ll just point out some of the highlights.
James jean’s new book, Kindling will be released at the Chronicle Books booth #1506. He will be signing there this Saturday from 2-3pm. The book is $29.95. It can be had here as well (Pre-order). His PR3 book will also be coming out, with advanced signings at Last Gasp, Booth 1616
Arrested Motion has a good list of signings not too miss. Artist Signings
Brian Ewing will be at BOOTH #433, with some new prints and t-shirts. These can be seen Here
Travis Louie’s new book “Curiosities” will be released at the Baby Tattoo, Booth 601
I’m sure there is so much more to post, make sure you stop by the artists alley and check out what they have to offer as well.
Brian Ewing has just released a new giclee print. It’s based off of a skull study drawing that he did a little bit back. The original sold instantly, so for those that missed it here is another chance. The print is 5″ x 7″ on German Etch Watercolor paper, and is all framed (8″ x 10″) and matted. The print is signed and numbered in an edition of just 10 for $45.
The print quality looks outstanding, and seems to have retained all of the qualities that graphite drawings have. Head on over and get it here, won’t last long. Brian Ewing Store