At the end of the Summer, I was asked by Chris Bentzen, if I wanted to do an art show at his new gallery space, Hot Art Wet City. It had been almost 5 years since I had last done an art show. It was a lot of fun, but also a lot of work. But since it had been so long. I thought I would give it a shot and do it again. I had a concept that popped into my head called A Horror Hangover. Since the show was going to be in late November, I was missing out on something Halloweeny. I thought with an open concept there would be a lot of room for folks to play in what they came up with. The idea, was to think of something horrible, and picture what happened afterwards. I want the show to be diverse and eclectic, with cartoonists from a number of different back grounds and styles. I was really blown away by the response of folks that wanted to be involved. Special thanks go out to Daniel Giantomaso, Robin Bougie and Rebecca Dart for helping me hang, and to Max Clotfelter for bringing a group of fine Seattlites together. And thanks to everyone that came out to the show. It was a blast!!!
One of the things I wanted to do with the show, was have a zine that collected the work, since it would only be up for 2 days and there was a lot of amazing work. I will only be making 100 of them. They are going to be 8 and a half by 11 with a mix of colour and black and white pages, depending on the work. If you are interested in getting the zine, you can purchase it here. It is $10 plus shipping.
The artists include Keith Jones, Marc Palm, James Stanton, Aidan Fitzgerald, Tom Van Deusen, Ben Horak, Max Clotfelter, Roman Muradov, Gabby Schulz, Malachi Ward, Jim Rugg, Joel Rich, Lale Westvind, Charmaine Verhagen, Sean Esty, Brian Fukushima, White Swallows (Daniel Giantomaso & Morgan Spry-Young), Josh Bayer, Sean Ford, Robert Dayton, Jordyn Bochon, Tracy Widdess, Jen Vaughn, August Lipp, Michael Deforge, Aidan Koch, Sophie Franz, Luke Ramsey, Bald Eagles, Betty Liang, Al Columbia, Tim Root, Jason T Miles, Rebecca Dart, Kaz Strzepek and Tin Can Forest aka Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek
And now, on to the art. Many of the pieces are still available for sale. The ones that are available, will have paypal buttons. All art is $100. All the work is hung with earth magnest, not pinned. In case you were worried I put holes through the art!
Ben Horak – Down Will Fall Baby
Marc Palm – Indigestable (sic)
James Stanton – Gnartoons
Aidan Koch – Brick Wall
Tim Root – Worth Tha Fun
Luke Ramsey – The Tourist
Max Clotfelter – Smasher B. Durand
Lale Westvind – PAM/SMETH
Tom Van Deusen – Drunk
Tracy Widdess – Petra
Rebecca Dart – Three Titans
Betty Liang – Runner Up
Sophie Franz – Aftermare
Malachi Ward – Carrie At the Laundromat – The art did not show up on time for this, so I hung print. Art was sold even without having it there.
Charmaine Verhagen – You Never Paid Attention to Me
Sean Ford – Dogs
Al Columbia – Flesh Eaters
Jordyn Bochon – After Everyone Is Plant Food
Sean Esty – Expunged
Jim Rugg – Hannie Caulder
Aidan Fitzgerald – La Machina
Jen Vaughn – Without Harmony – The art did not show up in the mail on time, so I put up a print – original showed up a week later and is available for purchase.
Michael Deforge – drawing from the movie Safe by Todd Haynes
Bald Eagles – The art did not show up in the mail on time, so I put up prints – originals showed up a week later and are available for purchase.
Top – ABE blur Linky – SOLD
Bottom – JFK ASSASS939
Josh Bayer – dual thing
Keith Jones – untitled
White Swallows (Daniel Giantomaso & Morgan Spry-Young) – Il Serpente ed il Vetro Rotto
Top Kaz Strzepek – Untitled
Bottom – Robert Dayton – Untitled
August Lipp – Raw Batter
Brian Fukushima – The Camp
Gabby Schulz – Summerville, WV
Roman Muradov – Funny Faminals
Jason T Miles – Corridor
Right – Marek Colek – The Salting Of Sacrament At The Precipice Of Transcendence
Left – Pat Shewchuk – Post- Apocalypse Rushnik
Joel Rich – Brood, mother and father – Joel was late to the space with his art, so i didn’t get a photo of it when hung
and now for some photos of the space and evening