Monday, December 8, 2008

Blurred Vision Art Opening

I have a piece (all 44 painted panels of my last mini, Come Back to Me) in a show at ArtLexis, the gallery affiliated with Blurred Books, the folks who publish the Blurred Vision anthology. The gallery is at 10 Jay Street in Brooklyn and the opening is this Thursday, December 11th at 7.30pm.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I will be at APE this weekend in San Francisco. I will have some artwork on display and for sale at the Sparkplug table, somewhere in the area of 360-362. Also I've just been informed that I will be signing MOME at 5 pm on Saturday with Jonathan Bennett and Tim Hensley, at the Fantagraphics table, 323-327.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Darks, Lights & Colors at Pony Club

Opening Reception October 2
6-10 PM
Pony Club
625 NW Everett St #105

Friday, September 12, 2008

Art Show and Book Release Party

There will be an opening reception for my art show at Secret Headquarters on Friday Sept. 19, combined with a book release party for Jesse Reklaw's The Night of Your Life, a Slow Wave collection published by Dark Horse Comics.

Secret Headquarters
3817 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90026

Friday September 19
8-10 pm

The show runs September 19 - October 13

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Yokai in Your Eye

Opening Saturday, June 14

Japanese Ghostly Zoology as seen through the eyes of a variety of North American Artists ... and Japanese artist Naoto Hattori.

Opening Night Festivities:
Saturday, June 14, 2008; 7:00 - 10:00pm
Join us at the opening for complimentary cold sake, sushi and other Japanese treats.
Show runs through July 26, 2008

Group show featuring original artwork by:
Alan Defibaugh; Alessandro Echevarria; Alexei Vella; Andrew Bell; Andrice Arp; Attaboy; Brandon Reese; Brandt Peters; Colin Christian; Craig Arndt; Danielle Estefan; Duane Hosein; Eric Bryan; Greg Kletsel; Helena Garcia; James “Jimbot” Demski; Jesse Reklaw; Jimmy Krimmer; Johannah O’Donnell; Johnny Winslow; Josie Devora; Mairuzu; Meg Hunt; Michael Slack; N! Satterfield; Nancie Yang; Naoto Hattori; Nathan Stapley; Rosemary Travale; Sarah J. Pierce; Terribly Odd; Todd Nolan and MORE!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I love this

The second issue of Mome has just been translated into Spanish.

This image is from the first issue.
They made fonts of all our lettering.

There is something infinitely fascinating about seeing your own comics in a language you can’t really read.

Monday, May 19, 2008

New Comic up at

My story for the "Next Door Neighbor" anthology at SmithMag just went up today:

Please stop by and make a comment, if you have a moment, and if you feel like it, and if it's not too much trouble. Thanks!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Tree Show at GRSF

Tree Show IV at GRSF, May 17, 2008 - June 18, 2008

Reception: Saturday, May 17, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

618 Shrader Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Giant Robot is proud to present Tree Show IV. In the tradition of its predecessors, this group exhibition will feature arbor-inspired pieces by painters, illustrators, and other creators from street art, indie comics, printmaking, design, and crafty art backgrounds

Artists will include:
Andrice Arp - Sasha Barr & Meagan Hall - Melinda Beck - Robert Bellm - Chris Bettig - Bigfoot - Kelie Bowman - Aaron Brown - Martin Cendreda - Shawn Cheng - Josh Cochran - Cupco - Jo Dery - Theo Ellsworth - Austin English - Jordan Fu - Matt Furie & Aiyana Udesen - Tim Gough - Katherine Guillen - Lizz Hickey - Andrew Holder - Maxwell Holyoke-Hirsch - Jordin Isip - Yellena James - Kelly Lynn Jones - Kaori Kasai - Dan-ah Kim - Diana Kwok - Olaf Ladousse - Le Merde - Little Friends of Printmaking - Munkao - Alexis Mackenzie - David Magdaleno - Jacob Magraw-Mickelson - Matt Moroz - Beci Orpin - Tyler Parker - PCP - Rohitash Rao - Albert Reyes - Brian Rush - Emilio Santoyo - Scrappers - Keith Shore - Ashira Siegel - Ryan Jacob Smith - Daniel St. George - Hannah Stouffer - Rachell Sumpter - Deth P. Sun - Daria Tessler - Matthew Thurber - Elisabeth Timpone - Jeremy Tinder - Kelly Tunstall - Edwin Ushiro - Sarah Utter - Francois Vigneault
and more...

This year's Tree Show will also be a fundraising effort for San Francisco's Friends of the Urban Forest, a non-profit organization that plants over 1,500 trees a year to keep San Francisco communities green. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of artwork will go towards their efforts. For more information, please visit the group's website:

A reception featuring many of the artists will be held from 6:30 - 10:00 on Saturday, May 17.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Mome News

Mome 11 is now available, with some stuff by me in it. You can see a preview slide show on flickr. That cover is by Killoffer.

They are also selling sets of the first 10 issues, for anyone who is interested.

And the interview with me from volume 5 is online now. Kind of embarrassing in parts, but oh well.

OK, I just re-read it and it’s really embarrassing. But what can I do?

Imaginary Civilizations at Pony Club

I didn't have time to post this before the opening last Thursday, but there’s another great group show at Pony Club this month: Imaginary Civilizations, curated by Theo Ellsworth. I have a piece in it. It’s up till May 31.

Luke Ramsey - Peter Hamlin - Tragical Beast - Sam Gaskin - Rebecca Urias - Austin English - David Wien - Zack Soto - Ryan Cotton - Tiphoni - Daria Tessler - Jennifer Parks - Lance Simmons - Luke Lamar - Sean Christensen - Chris Cilla - David Youngblood - Keegan Onefoot - Elizabeth Rose - Wally Catton - Amy Kuttab - Theo Ellsworth - Minalala - Tracy Moore - Andrice Arp - Daniel Zvereff - Stefan Saito - Catherine Peach - Jesse Reklaw - Suzanne Coady - Emily Nilsson - Ashley Armbruster - Dylan Williams - Teesha Moore - Erica Dossa

go by and see it if you’re in Portland!

Pony Club
625 NW Everett #105
Portland, OR
Tues–Sat 11-6

Monday, April 28, 2008

New Mini

I put together a new mini called 'Come Back to Me'. I only made a couple of copies but will make more for anyone who wants one. Just email me at

Here are some pages from it:

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Deep6 Studio Documentary

I've been lucky enough to be part of Deep6 Studios in Gowanus, Brooklyn, since its inception a year ago. Not long after we got settled in, a guy named Randy Gentile came around to record interviews with us, then over the following year got the help of Steve Flack to edit the footage, and linked below is the finished product. It's probably more interesting to the studio members than to the rest of the world, but skimming it can be a fun way to see how other folks work...and make fools of themselves...anyway, here ya go.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Joan has a new website!


This is to hereby officially announce that is up and running, and currently featuring my black and white illustration. I also have portfolios online at The I-Spot,, and the Directory of Illustration website. Weeeee!


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Now it is time for Magik...

With a K.

Opening first thursday, which is the day after tomorrow.


Mike Bertino - Zack Soto - Tom Neely - Till Thomas - Fay Ryu - Jennifer Parks - Jason T. Miles - Levon Jihanian - Ben Catmull - Gabrielle Bell - Theo Ellsworth - Renee French - Sammy Harkham - Rui Tenreiro - Sohale Kevin Darouian - Rey Ortega - David Youngblood - Dalton Webb - Andrice Arp - Timothy Johnson - Wendy Chin - Hope Larson - APAK - Luster Kaboom - Jesse Reklaw - Derek M. Ballard - Chris Cilla - Nick Gazin - Pete Lavigne - Roxanne Zuniga - Cord Bueker - David Wein - Kevin Abel - Seth Neefus - Miguel Porto - Calvin Wong - Justin Scrappers Morrison - Andrew Hadle - Tom Kaczynski

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Year of the Rat

Check it out, another art show!
You will notice a few of the same people in this one, including me.

March 15 - April 16
Reception: Saturday, March 15, 6:30 -10:00

2062 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 445-9276

Giant Robot is proud to host Year of the Rat, a group art show celebrating year 4706 on the lunar calendar. Pieces will include oils, pencils, prints, sculpture, and other media, all dedicated to the first sign on the Chinese zodiac cycle.

Contributors will include (but are not limited to) the following:

Andrice Arp, Derek Ballard, Sasha Barr, Gary Baseman, Robert Bellm, Chris Bettig, Kelie Bowman, Aaron Brown, Jeffrey Brown, Buff Monster, Martin Cendreda, Shawn Cheng, Jo Dery, Dutch Door Press, Theo Ellsworth, Austin English, Noel Freibert, Susie Ghahremani, Leif Goldberg, Tim Gough, Katherine Guillen, Gunsho, Lizz Hickey, Andrew Holder, Yellena James, Kaori Kasai, Dan-ah Kim, Diana Kwok, Olaf Ladousse, Jesse Ledoux, Travis Lampe, David Magdaleno, Le Merde, Thom Lessner, The Little Friends of Printmaking, Jay Ryan, Tyler Parker, John Pham, Emilio Santoyo, Ashira Siegel, Ryan Jacob Smith, Daniel St. George, Hannah Stouffer, Deth P. Sun, Daria Tessler, Elisabeth Timpone, Kelly Tunstall, Edwin Ushiro, Steven Weissman

A reception for will take place from 6:30 - 10:00 on Saturday, March 15.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

11:11 Make a Wish

David Youngblood has put together an exhibition of clocks by artists at Pony Club Gallery.

The show opens this First Thursday, March 6!
There will be clocks by:
Andrice Arp, Scott Campbell, Sean Christensen, Chris Cilla, Chowchessna, Jo Dery, Eatcho, Sara Edward-Corbett, Theo Ellsworth, Susie Ghahremani, Jason Graham, Levon Jihanian, Aidan Koch, James McShane, Emily Nilsson, Jennifer Parks, Robert Pellicer, Scrappers, Cin Shepherd, Lance Simmons, Brad Simon, Zack Soto, Brad Strain, Daria Tessler, Alisha Wessler, David Youngblood, and Daniel Zvereff.

Pony Club
625 NW Everett St #105
Portland OR 97209

March 6, 2008
6:00 - 10:00 pm

The show will be up until March 31 and the regular gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11 am - 6 pm.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Portfolio News

While the hi-horse web site languishes, updated portfolios for Joan Reilly and Andrice Arp are flourishing in other places. You can see Joan's newer work at, and you can see Andrice's on flickr.

Meanwhile, in case you were wondering, everything in the Hi-Horse store is still available.