Designer Con 2014!!!

by ncwinters on November 7, 2014

Kinda last minute, I know.

DesignerCon 2014 starts tomorrow and runs until Sunday. I won’t actually be exhibiting this year, but I will be wandering the floor, most likely in a daze. I will however, be signing at the SpankyStokes / Trampt booth, #518 on Sunday, from 1-2 PM. I’ll have a bunch of recent generation phone cases on super reduced pricing at the show, and will be happy to draw in sketchbooks, on old napkins or whatever you put in front of me. It’s a fun show and I wish I was exhibiting, but the Overgrowth show has taken all my time. Full details below, see you at the show!



DC Comics: Batman Group Show at Mondo Gallery!

by ncwinters on October 24, 2014

Very exciting!

I’m thrilled to announce my participation in tonight’s DC Comics x Mondo Gallery group show: Mondo Celebrates 75 Years of Batman. The show includes a top notch roster of talent, and I’m honored to be included. In Mondo’s words:

In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Batman, we are proud to present a gallery show featuring artwork inspired by the DC Comics hero. The exhibit will include posters and original artwork from over 30 artists inspired by various incarnations of Batman from comics, Batman 1966, Tim Burton’s Batman, Batman: The Animated Series and The Dark Knight trilogy.

My piece: “Man of Bats” is my take on the caped crusader in a more literal fashion, and is a kind of blend between Batman and Manbat. It was a fun one to make, float-mounted with a custom, hand sculpted frame (note the logo in the bottom, center) with collaged pages from actual Batman comics in the float-frame background. I won’t be able to attend the show, but if you’re in the Austin area, you should definitely check it out! Full show details at the bottom.
Enjoy the show!


“Man of Bats”
Pen/ink, ink wash & acrylic on paper, mounted to wood panel, resined.
Float-framed in custom hand sculpted frame with hand painted, collaged background.
Original painting: 9″ x 12″, framed: 14″ x 20″ x 3″ (2014)


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full show details:



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“The 13th Hour” Group Gallery Show

by ncwinters on October 12, 2014

Honored to be included in the annual “The 13th Hour” group show with such a talented roster!

The annual “The 13th Hour” show was last night at Last Rites Gallery, (oops, meant to get this out earlier!) and looked like a mega success. My piece was a direct tribute to the passing of H.R. Giger and am honored it got to hang in Last Rites, as I understand the owner, Paul Booth was a close personal friend of Giger and deeply crushed by his loss. It was a tough piece to make, as the impact of Giger’s passing was heavier than I thought. I’ve always been a fan of his work, and I guess I didn’t realize quite how much until he passed. I tried to pay homage to his works and yet still try to keep my own feel about the piece, and I think it succeeded. I am extremely pleased with the custom sculpted frame for this exact reason. Cheers to everyone who made it out to the show, hopefully you can make it out again next month where I will have my show, “Overgrowth.” Enjoy!

“Passing of the Teacher”
Pen/ink, ink wash & acrylic on paper, mounted to wood panel, resined.
Float-framed in custom hand sculpted frame with hand painted, collaged background.
Original painting: 6.75″ x 9.75″, framed: 12.75″ x 16″ x 3″ (2014)


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