July 2017

Another year, another San Diego Comic Con, and it’s right around the corner.

Happy to be back at booth 4716 with my parter in crime Anthony Petrie, all the way over from New York. I’m looking forward to this year’s SDCC for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it’s the end of several months of projects. I can see people, show what I’ve been working on, and then take it easy afterwards for awhile. Here’s hoping anyway! I’ll be bringing a couple special exclusives that I’m pretty excited about, so let’s just dive in and check ’em out.

*UPDATE: I’ll also be participating in a live art jam/silent auction again this year at Bar Basic on Thursday, July 20. I’ve participated in the last several years and I’m honored to be back again, painting alongside some amazing artists. No admission, it’s always a blast, come on by!

In addition to some small originals and prints, one of my two super-special SDCC exclusives is a select few (see: only SEVEN) hand-embellished versions of my recent Mondo-released, officially licensed “Alien” print variant. The original variant is a one color black on white stock screenprint, but I designed these in part with the intent to do some hand-colored versions. “Hand embellished” may be a bit of a misnomer, as the prints are each fully hand-painted over the original screenprint, and truly one-of-a-kind. A ton of work, but I’m thrilled with how they all turned out. I’ll only have seven, and there’s been lots of excitement, so if you’re interested, get there early. $250 each, ink, acrylics and varnish on one-color screenprint.

“ALIEN” Officially Licensed Screenprint Poster
(hand embellishment of limited variant edition)

Print size: 24″ x 36″ ONLY SEVEN AVAILABLE!
One color screenprint on paper.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $250 each.

My next exclusive, well, you first should first know that I’m a huge Rick and Morty fan. If you’re not aware of the show, it’s a hilarious sci-fi cartoon on Adult Swim, but there’s really no good way to describe it. Go watch an episode or two online. If you’re not hooked right away, the show probably isn’t for you. It is definitely for me, and I often get several commissions during SDCC for R&M characters. So this time, to try and save my wrists during the convention, I’ve done a bunch in advance, which will be available for purchase, but with one caveat. You won’t know which one you’re getting. That’s right, the drawings will all be “blind-boxed” and sealed and paying the $75 lets you pick randomly for which one you’ll end up with. Adds an air of mystery to the event, as even I won’t know which one you end up with until you open them up. It’s an experiment, like everything else I do, but so far, the response has been pretty positive. We’ll find out at the con! Each drawing is 8″ x 10,” ink on paper and available for $75 each. 

Rick and Morty blind-boxed drawings (30 different).
Pen & ink on paper.
8″ x 10″ (2017) $75 each, available “blind-boxed”

All 30 drawings: for better views, swing by my Instagram page.

Each drawing is sealed in a “blind box” so even I don’t know which one you’ll be getting until you purchase and open it up!

I’ll try and get a couple more done before the end of the convention. It’s a mystery!

In addition to the han- embellished Alien prints, I’ll also have some recently sold-out prints available, including prints of “Mortal Coil” and my recent Primus gig poster.

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“Mortal Coil” limited edition screenprint
Print size: 18″ x 24″
3 available out of the original limited edition of 80.

Four-color hand-pulled screenprint on Madero Beach speckletone 100# cover stock.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $100 each.

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“Mortal Coil” (variant colorway) limited edition screenprint
Print size: 18″ x 24″
2 available out of the original limited edition of 40.

Four-color hand-pulled screenprint on Madero Beach speckletone 100# cover stock.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $150 each.

PRIMUS gig poster May 20, 2017 Grand Rapids, Michigan
Print size: 18″ x 24″
3 available out of the original limited edition of 250.
Seven-color screenprint on white 100# cougar cover.
Printed by InHouse Silkscreen.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $100 each.

PRIMUS gig poster Foil Variant
Print size: 18″ x 24″
3 available out of the original limited edition of 20.

Six-color screenprint on rainbow foil.
Printed by InHouse Silkscreen.

Each print is hand signed & numbered. $200 each.

See you there!

*NCW*

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Moleskine Project VI

by ncwinters on July 8, 2017

The Moleskine Project is back, in its sixth incarnation.

Good friend and fellow PRISMA Collective artist Rodrigo Luff has invited me once again to the annual Moleskine Project at Spoke Art. I’m excited to once again partake in this project, where artists are asked to create an original piece of art in a Moleskine sketchbook, which will then be framed and shown in a gallery setting. It’s an interesting take on a gallery show, as many artists keep a sketchbook (or several) and this venue showcases the sketchbook as art object in itself.

As one who doesn’t usually draw at length in a sketchbook (though I own several) this is always a fun excersise, and I do my best to treat the medium as originally intended, and fill the pages with an elaborate detailed rambly drawing. I always end up on the fence of wanting to do this on a regular basis after this project, but ultimately, I would prefer to work on individual sheets of paper rather than in a book. One of thse days I may actually fill a sketchbook, but this gallery show project is also telling for me in that most of my sketchbooks only end up with a drawing or two inside anyway.

The show opens Satuday, July 8 at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco. My contribution to the show: “Lucid Dream,” pen & ink and ink wash in moleskine notebook. Please contact Spoke Art for purchase inquiries. For those intrigued by the Moleskine Project, there’s also a hard back book available with previous Moleskine Project works in for your purchasing pleasure. I’m honored to be included. You can find out more about that here.

Enjoy!

“Lucid Dream”
Pen/ink and ink wash in Moleskine sketchbook.
8″ x 10″ (spread size) (2017) $1000
For purchase inquiries, please contact Spoke Art.
 

detail views.

*NCW*

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