Wednesday, October 14, 2009

APE 2009

I’m getting ready for APE this weekend at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. I’ll be signing Mome at the Fantagraphics tables (323-327) on Saturday from 5 pm - 7 pm and Sunday from 3 pm - 5 pm. The rest of the time I will be at a sliver of table space in the Sparkplug compound, tables 360-362.

The most exciting thing is that I will have wallets again! After 5 years, I finally got a new sewing machine and have been making wallets and other items using images from my artwork. I will also have some stuffed bunny guys and octopus dolls, as well as some small drawings and paintings for sale, and probably some of the wall sculpture heads.

APE 2009
(Alternative Press Expo)

Saturday, Oct. 17 11am - 7pm
Sunday, Oct. 18 11am - 6pm

The Concourse Exhibition Center
620 7th Street
San Francisco

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Giant Robot Biennale

I have a piece in the Giant Robot Biennale exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum:

Giant Robot Biennale 2: 15 Years
October 24, 2009 - January 24, 2010
Opening reception: Saturday, October 24, 2009, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Japanese American National Museum
369 East First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 625-0414

The main hall will include installations by David Choe, Theo Ellsworth, James Jean, kozyndan, Stella Lai, Jack Long, Albert Reyes, Souther Salazar, Rob Sato, Jeff Soto, and Deth P. Sun. A second hall will include the contributions of more than 50 others.

Aaron Brown, Aiyana Udesen, Ako Castuera, Allison Cole, Andrew Holder, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Andrice Arp, Ana Serrano, Apak, Ben King, Bigfoot, Brian Rush, Bwana Spoons, Christine Castro, Christopher Bettig, Dan-ah Kim, Daria Tessler, Ed Trask, Edwin Ushiro, Eleanor Davis, Emilio Santoyo, Esther Pearl Watson, Hannah Stouffer, Hellen Jo, James Kochalka, Jay Ryan, Jeffrey Brown, Jen Corace, Jeremy Tinder, Joe To, Jon Burgerman, Kaori Kasai, Katherine Guillen, Kelly Lynn Jones, Kerry Horvath, Luke Chueh, Marci Washington, Mari Inukai, Mark Todd. Matt Furie, Megan Whitmarsh, Mike Perry, Munkao, Nikki McClure, PCP, Phil Lumbang, Prodip Leung, Rama Hughes, Renee French, Robert Bellm, Scrappers, Sidney Pink, Steven Weissman, Yellena James

The photography of longtime magazine contributor Ben Clark will also be featured in a retrospective.

The roots of Asian popular culture--the kaiju scene introduced by Godzilla, Gamera, other giant monsters, and the toy industry they spawned--will be paid tribute to by a run of collaborative works made by Japanese indie sculptor and artist Yukinori Dehara, UglyDolls co-creator David Horvath, and Portland, OR-based underground toy legend LeMerde.

In addition, five custom videogames have been developed by the Attract Mode collective in conjunction with some of Giant Robot’s favorite artists. Many games were made exclusively for the Game Over/Continue? show at GRSF (March-April, 2009), and they be available for play once more throughout the exhibition's stint. The artist and developer pairings include Hellen Jo, Calvin Wong, and Derek Yu; Saelee Oh and Anna Anthropy; Souther Salazar and Petri Purho; J. Otto Seibold and Kyle Pulver; and Deth P. Sun and Jonathan “Cactus” Soderstrom.

The show will run from Saturday, October 24, 2009 to Sunday, January 24, 2010.

Info from Giant Robot
Info from the Japanese American National Museum