Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Pop Euphoria

I certainly want to encourage all of you to come out here to the Big Woo for POP Euphoria featuring work from all around the world;

Some highlights (at least for me)

*Comic artist Jim Mahfood who has done everything from CLERKS to Spider-Man will have pieces in the show.

*Comic maestro (and one of my mentors) Paul Ryan who beat Jack Kirby for the record consecutive number of issues illustrated of the Fantastic Four-- he also worked on the Death and Marriage of Superman (same thing isn't it?), The Marriage of Spider-Man and is currently the artist of the Phantom daily and Sunday strips running in papers all over the world. Paul is putting in an entire issue of the Swedish Phantom comic book-- which is AMAZING.

*KAIJU BIG BATTEL will have a full display of costumes and toys, plus possibly an appearance by Dr Cube!

*Brian Butler and his Ice Cream people paintings are outstanding!

*Mr Roosh provides Godzilla wrecking a school in "School's Out Forever"

*Our own Lindsay Small who is going to be big someday!

*Matt Furie - really incredible and creepy work which has been featured in Juxtapoz, Giant Robot and galleries world wide!

*Liz Artinian whose animation designwork, color supervision, and background illustrations have all been part of the cartoon fabric that is Doug, MTV's Daria, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and most recently Cartoon Network's The Venture Brothers.

*Paul Clarke-- the guy who supplies ROBOT CHICKEN with dolls, and who has started a line of retro Mego toys will debut his KHAN (from Star Trek) doll and a couple of other really cool items.

*Original art painting from comic book legend Dick Briefer (If you don't know who he is shame on you!)

*An incredible array of collectibles, vinyl toys (some for sale) and of course the original Batman Cowl from the 1966 TV Series.

And I'm not kidding you when I say this show blew me away when I walked the floors Monday, and it wasn't even hung yet.

If you make ONE art gallery show this year (and the year is almost over). THIS IS IT.

Where; The ArtsWorcester Gallery at the Aurora Hotel
660 Main Street, Worcester Ma

When; Saturday Dec 6th from 6pm - 9pm

Why; Sales from the show benefit Toys for Tots-- you are also encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for donations.

Food and refreshments will be served.

I recommend parking at the Meters (they will be free) in front of Coney Island Hot Dogs at 158 Southbridge Street (they have great cheap hotdogs) and then walking to Madison Street (Department of Motor Vehicles and a Shell Gas Station are on each corner), turn left up Madison Street for two blocks, Main Street will be at the traffic light, cross and go left up Main Street 1/2 a block. Look for the Bouncer standing outside the ArtsWorcester Gallery (big guy, bald, leather coat), and come on in.

Hope to see everyone there.

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