'I was going to be a stand-up comedian.'
Planet Terror (2007)
BOOM! 4 more pieces from our traveling art show to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters!!
In conjunction with our friends at Sony Pictures, we open the first stop of this exhibit in New York City, only blocks from the film’s famous firehouse, at 69 Leonard St. in Tribeca, THIS SATURDAY from 7-10 PM. And the show will stay open through April 26th, everyday, 11-7 PM. Trust me, the show is VERY, VERY good. We didn’t keep everything hidden this long for nothing.
Remember, a lot of the info for purchasing you need is here - http://g1988.tumblr.com/post/82724173383/this-saturday-night-gallery1988-will-begin-its.
Later today, we’ll debut the Ghostbusters 30th x G1988 t-shirt collection, with VERY LIMITED designs from our friends at Johnny Cupcakes, Homage, LRG and Rebel8!!
Agents of SHIELD Mike Del Mundo
Indy by Mark Brooks
Sighted! In #Chicago. #carmensandiego #drawing #illustration #red @sketch_dailies #sketch_dailies
Wednesday Adams Ilya Kuvshinov
Lilo and Stitch by Heather Theurer
Avengers selfie by Fran Solo
Heroes by Alberto Mielgo
Jabba by Iconic:a
Anonymous asked: You're an extremely talented artist that could represent anything. Why do you choose to depict celebrities and iconic figures? I believe your artwork could have so much more merit and can contribute much more to society then just entertainment. You even have your symbol as the golden spiral, which I find rather smug for an artist who creates "fan art". I don't intend to offend, it just greatly bothers me to see such a talented artist create advertisement and I would like to know why.
"Smug" is arbitrarily thinking that one entire genre of art is less than another.
"Smug" is anonymous back-handed compliments that insult an entire group of artists while trying to police what I choose to make.
"Smug" is thinking that you bestow merit to art and decide its value or contribution to society — or that it needs to do that to begin with.
"Smug" is believing that advertisements are something that automatically lessens art when some of the best painters and works throughout art history, from Leonardo to Caravaggio to Rockwell and Leyendecker have worked in advertising for clients (churches included).
"Smug" is looking at my portfolio of hundreds of paintings over 3 years that cover dozens of genres, styles, subject matters, clients, and sits everywhere from the internet, to billboards, album covers, magazine covers, galleries, newspapers, movie posters, bus-sides, books, homes of friends, strangers, and celebrities, and still choosing to think that I am one thing — a thing that is just as valuable to me as everything I’m paid for professionally.
"Smug" is being a smug dicklet and throwing in “I don’t intend to offend” to cushion the smug dickletishness of it all.
"Smug" is not seeing a simplistic connection between realism in painting and the golden rule that is genre-irrelevant, but again insulting an entire group of artists while commenting on something you haven’t bothered to understand.
But most of all, “Smug” is thinking that I, or any artist, owes you anything. We can make whatever we want, however we want to. I will keep making advertisements, I will keep making album covers, I will keep making posters for games and movies, I will keep making all that I’m hired to do and choose to take on, but I will also keep making fan art because despite the merit or value that you’ve decided it has — I want to — and that’s all the reason I need.
Take your soggy waffle compliments and fuck the fuck off. Viva la fan art.