Illustrator, Designer and friend of I Got Birds, Tracie Ching, has produced three tribute prints for the films of Quentin Tarantino, to be shown at the upcoming “Young Guns” show at Hero Complex Gallery. Now, I don’t know about you but it appears to me that this has the potential of being some of the best work of Tracie’s career. I mean, it looks like Samuel L. Jackson wants to leap right out of that print and yell “MMMM-MMMM BITCH!!!” to me. These are really stunning prints and Tracie has returned to her blood-spatter embellishing for some prints in the series, making them true originals much like one of my favorite prints of Tracie’s, “The Yellow-Haired Warrior”.

Jules by Tracie Ching

Jules by Tracie Ching

Here’s a little of what Tracie had to say about the series…

“I was asked to participate in Hero Complex Gallery’s Young Guns Invitational, a show featuring emerging artists. Each artist was asked to submit a small body of work featuring a subject of their choosing. I decided to create portrait studies evocative of old tintype photographs for three of Quentin Tarantino’s most memorable characters – Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction, Aldo Raine from Inglourious Basterds, and Django from Django Unchained. They have been printed on French Paper’s gorgeous Steel Grey 100C and each study has a small variant run, each featuring totally unique blood splatter embellishments.”

Django by Tracie Ching

Django by Tracie Ching

Aldo Raine by Tracie Ching

Aldo Raine by Tracie Ching

The “Young Guns” show opens at Hero Complex Gallery on Friday, January 30, 2015 with prints to go on sale the following week.

To keep up with Tracie’s work, give her a follow on Twitter and Instagram, and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Hero Complex Gallery “Young Guns” drop!

Jules - detail 001

Jules – detail 001

Jules - detail

Jules – detail

Aldo Raine - detail

Aldo Raine – detail

Django - detail

Django – detail

Aldo - Blood Spatter Variant

Aldo – Blood Spatter Variant

Jules - Blood Spatter Variant

Jules – Blood Spatter Variant

Django - Blood Spatter Variant

Django – Blood Spatter Variant

Tarantino Tintypes Set

Tarantino Tintypes Set