Monday, July 2, 2012

Between Heven and HellboyUnderground, Alternative and Urban Artists Take on Comics, Superheroes and Super-Villains







Press Release For: Between Heaven and Hell: Underground, Alternative and Urban Artists Take on Comics, Superheroes and Super-villains.


Urban Light Studios presents a Kevin Law production.  Curated by David Champeau (Booty Resin, MC/Producer/Event Management), Xavier Lopez Jr. (P.I. Culture Blogs, Artist, Echo Echo Gallery) and Zachary Sofia (Rock the Terminal, Art Promotion)

Between Heaven and Hell: Underground, Alternative and Urban Artists Take on Comics, Superheroes and Super-villains.

July 13th, 2012 from 6pm to close at Urban Light Studios, the Greenwood Collective and the Echo Echo Gallery.

Short Text

Come join us at Urban Light Studios on Second Friday, July 13th from 6-close for “Between Heaven and Hell: Underground, Alternative and Urban Artists Take on Comics, Superheroes and Super-villains.”  Join the best and brightest in Seattle’s Underground Art Scene as we celebrate four-color fantasy and history.  Judges from various Art Galleries and Comic Book Websites will help us pick the best artworks and we will have raffles and prizes to give away to the public as well.  Please join us—especially if you can’t make it to San Diego Comic Con—you won’t want to miss this!

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Sponsored by Comic Booked.com, Calamity Jane's Restaurant and Bar, Comics Bulletin, Dreamstrand Comics & Such, Fantagraphics (judging), United Reprographics, Utrecht Art Supplies, Zanadu Comics and others.

Long Version:

Come join us at Urban Light Studios on Second Friday, July 13th from 6-close for “Between Heaven and Hell: Underground, Alternative and Urban Artists Take on Comics, Superheroes and Super-villains.”  Join us as we celebrate the best alternative artists from Seattle, California and Europe as they come together to take on the forces of good and evil in an art show dealing with all aspects of comics, Superheroes and Super-villains. This group exhibition will focus on an alternative interpretation of all things that come from the four-color world of comics—a theme that has a long tradition in the art world.  This will be a huge show, with artists hailing from as far away as Italy and California—but will have as its primary focus Seattle’s best alternative artists; including Augie Pagan (who designed our awesome poster image), Ego, Carl Faulkner, Ryan “Henry” Ward, Larkin Cypher, Margaret Organ-Kean, Kaja and Phil Foglio, Damon Conklin, Carlos Aguilar, Xavier Lopez Jr. and others (including, possibly Jeff “Weirdo” Jacobson [a full list follows]) and will include a hugely esteemed list of judges, including Greg Lundgren of The Hideout, Rob Orr of Comic Booked.com and Larry Reid of Fantagraphics Comics and Books and others from local art galleries.

In total, We plan to have approximately 100 of the best alternative artists in this show and we have created a coalition between art stores like Utrecht Art Supply Stores (who will be donating gift certificates to give away as awards to artists at the show,) comic book shops (including Zanadu and Dreamstrand Comics) (who are also donating space to put up posters and sharing toys and signed comics to give away and to raffle,) and we even have a few comic book websites covering the events of the show—Comic Booked and Comics Bulletin, we will have many posters around the city and even more postcards—but I won’t bore you with that—what I am trying to say is that we are working hard to make this a very big show and an awesome introduction to what we are all working on in the alternative art scene here in Seattle.


List of artists:

Artists involved include Aaron Winnenberg, Adric Hicks, Alexandria, Sandlin, Andrew Miller, Angelina Villalobos, Augie Pagan, Braden Duncan, Brandon “Narboo” Baker, Brian White, Bryan K. Ward, Carl Faulkner, Carlos Aguilar, Chani Murat, Chris Cook, Christopher J. Olson, Chris Sheridan, Crystal Barbre, Courtney Putnam, Curtis Ashby, “Cus”, D. Alexis Lopez, Damon Conklin, Dave “Starheadboy” Bloomfield, Debora Scott, Don DeLeva, S.L. Grice, Ego, George Long, George Jennings, Grym, Hera Won, Hillary Gore, Hunter, Jeff Mihalyo, Jeff Taylor, Jeremiah “dear earthling” Hammer, Jesse Link, Jenny Dayton, Joe Nix, Joe Vollan, Jonathan Wakuda Fischer, J.P. Farquar, Justin Hillgrove, Justin Kane Elder, Kaja Foglio, Kevin “Sensei23” Sullivan, Kyle Abernethy, Levi Hastings, Maj Askew, Margaret Organ-Kean, Mark Thompson, Mark Tracy, Mark Walker, Marty Gordon, Mary Clymer, Matthew Lewis, Matt Savage, Maxx, Maya Uemoto, Meister Wu, Micheal Leone, Mike Capp, Morgue Anne, Neil P. Doherty, Oscar Molof, Patrick Duffy De Armas, Phil Foglio, Photocoyote, Rob Ripley, Ronnie Taylor, Ryan “Henry” Ward, Scot Porter, Siolo Thompson, Solace Wonder, Stephen Lestat, Tessa Huls, 13fngrs, Tiny, tnglr, Urban Soule, Uwe Arendt, Xavier Lopez Jr., Yvette Endrijautzki and hopefully Jeff “Weirdo” Jacobson will throw down a piece to complete the show!






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