Monster-Mania Con!


Grey Matter Art is proud to announce two new exclusive poster releases for the classic films “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” by Chris Garofalo, and “Reefer Madness” by Timothy Pittides. We are so incredibly pleased to release them as exclusive posters at the Monster-Mania Convention, running from July 31st-August 2nd, in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Chris & Grey Matter Art will both be in attendance, so please come on down, and show your support. Any remaining copies will go on sale Monday, August 3rd at 1PM EST in Grey Matter Art’s shop page. Also, as an added incentive, we will be offering a chance to win a piece of Timothy Pittides’s original artwork for “Reefer Madness”, as well as 2 original “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” novels from the 1920’s, each will include a shirt & sticker pack. To be entered to win you must purchase on drop day or at Monster-mania.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Chris Garofalo - Regular Edition

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Chris Garofalo – Regular Edition

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Chris Garofalo - Variant Edition

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde by Chris Garofalo – Variant Edition

  • “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”
  • Artist: Chris Garofalo
  • Size: 24×18
  • Regular Edition (Green): 40/$30.00
  • Variant Edition (Purple): 15/$35.00
  • Paper: Regular Mr. French Tile Green/Variant Mr. French Whitewash
  • Printed By: Fug Screen Studios

Here is what Chris had to say about “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”

To me, “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” is a film that perfectly plays on the notion that any fairly normal person at any point has the potential to become a monster under the right circumstances. The eyes are a dead giveaway when first spotting that transition, so I really wanted to focus on depicting the actual transformation inside the eye itself, which was weird, different, and a whole lot of fun. It’s always a challenge to put a unique look on a classic, so I hope you all enjoy it.

Reefer Madness by Timothy Pittides

Reefer Madness by Timothy Pittides

  • “Reefer Madness”
  • Artist: Timothy Pittides
  • Size: 18×24
  • Regular Edition: 60/$35.00
  • Paper: French Packing Chip Kraft-Tone
  • Printed By: VG Kids

Here is what Tim had to say about “Reefer Madness”

Reefer Madness” needs no introduction. The American propaganda film that follows the exploits of teens in the 30’s being peer pressured into trying “The Devils Weed” aka Marijuana and what follows is lunacy, depravity and insanity all caused by marijuana addiction. Ridiculous and often hilarious, this film needed some more poster love. I decided to veer away from the propaganda type feel as well as the cartoon like approach. The film itself was INTENDED to be serious and to scare viewers into believing these awful events were caused by pot. So I decided to go that route, giving it a film noir feel with an art nouveau flare. A young woman, pressured into trying some marijuana and being tempted by the devil with a yellow rose. The inclusion of the flowers within the piece adds a bit of depth and symbolism as well. The yellow rose symbolizes friendship and joy, while the white flower in her hair, represents her innocence and purity. By “taking” the devil’s flower she is accepting him into her making her his to control. I truly hope you all enjoy this print and thank you to Jared and Mike at Grey Matter for embracing the idea and running with it.


Daredevil Bedevils The Poster Posse!

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Marvel’s first original series for Netflix has arrived. “Daredevil” seems like it’s poised for a ratings hit and this fanboy couldn’t be happier about it!

The Poster Posse got together for a little art session to pay tribute to this awesome new series, and the following are some pics from Phase One and Two of The Poster Posse’s tribute to The Man Without Fear…Daredevil!

Daredevil by Orlando Arocena

Daredevil by Orlando Arocena

Daredevil by Simon Delart

Daredevil by Simon Delart

Daredevil by Sharm Murugiah

Daredevil by Sharm Murugiah

Daredevil by Doaly

Daredevil by Doaly

Daredevil by Salvador Anguiano

Daredevil by Salvador Anguiano

Daredevil by Salvador Anguiano

Daredevil by Salvador Anguiano

Daredevil by Joe Vetoe

Daredevil by Joe Vetoe

Daredevil by Orlando Arocena

Daredevil by Orlando Arocena

Daredevil by Rich Davies

Daredevil by Rich Davies

Daredevil by Rich Davies

Daredevil by Rich Davies

In addition to the amazing work from The Poster Posse, I created a little piece in tribute to “Daredevil”.

The Man Without Fear by David Brener

The Man Without Fear by David Brener

Make sure to check out The Poster Posse’s website for even more work featuring Daredevil, and give a follow on Twitter to all the artists featured!


Untitled at Guzu Gallery!

This spring, Guzu Gallery brings you its first artist’s choice, group art exhibition. What distinguishes this event from Guzu’s previous group shows is the absence of a specific pop culture theme. Rather, each artist was asked to create artwork that does not feature the usual pop culture suspects. The lowbrow aesthetic of the gallery’s previous shows will be familiar, but this go-round, each art piece will be unique to its creator’s imagination!

Redwood by Half-Human

Redwood by Half-Human

Mouse, Duh by Candy Status Kuo

Mouse, Duh by Candy Status Kuo

I Have Friends As Long As They Are High by Katrina Muir

I Have Friends As Long As They Are High by Katrina Muir

Feudal Jonesy by New Flesh

Feudal Jonesy by New Flesh

Emblem of An Abstract Riot by Patrick Wong

Emblem of An Abstract Riot by Patrick Wong

Easily Offended by Tony Diaz

Easily Offended by Tony Diaz

Desert Ravager by Mark Sarmel

Desert Ravager by Mark Sarmel

3 Wolf Va Voom by Devin Lawson

3 Wolf Va Voom by Devin Lawson

The opening reception will be on Friday, April 10th from 7 to 10pm and the artwork will remain up through May 11th. Limited edition prints and resin pieces will be available for purchase. Complimentary beverages will be provided on opening night. Admission is free and all ages are welcome!

Guzu Gallery welcomes everyone to the show, but if you can’t make it out, the artwork will be available for purchase in their online store on Monday, April 13 around Noon CST.

Stay tuned to Guzu’s social media outlets for more info and sneak previews as the days get closer to show time!


Birdman!

When I saw this poster by Patrick Seymour and Orlando Arocena for the movie “Birdman” showcased on Blurppy this morning, I was pretty amused. Y’know…the whole “bird” thing… Ahem…in any event, this illustration is rad and although I have yet to see “Birdman”, it is high on my list of flicks to check out.

Birdman by Patrick Seymour and Orlando Arocena

Birdman by Patrick Seymour and Orlando Arocena

Check out all the behind-the-scenes action on this print right HERE and be sure to follow Patrick and Orlando on their respective Behance pages!

Imagined Worlds 2!

Hero Complex Gallery introduces us to their latest show, Imagined Worlds 2. We love the artwork featured in this exhibit and thought we would showcase some of our favorites. Visit Hero Complex Gallery for more!

Joshua Shackleford Infiltrator Variant

Joshua Shackleford Infiltrator Variant

Vance Kelly Big Trouble in Little China

Vance Kelly Big Trouble in Little China

104 44 30 40 36 10 By Scott Hopko

104 44 30 40 36 10 By Scott Hopko

Xenomorph By PJ McQuade

Xenomorph By PJ McQuade

Terminator By VanOrton Design

Terminator By VanOrton Design

Why So Serious By Raj Khatri

Why So Serious By Raj Khatri

INTERSTELLAR By The Dark Inker

INTERSTELLAR By The Dark Inker

Intergalactic Wanker By Chris Garofalo

Intergalactic Wanker By Chris Garofalo

The Terminator By Mainger

The Terminator By Mainger

Saving Private Ryan By Robert Bruno

Saving Private Ryan By Robert Bruno

Checkmate The Return Of The King By Patrick Connan

Checkmate The Return Of The King By Patrick Connan

…And They Mostly Come At Night... Mostly By Andrew Swainson

…And They Mostly Come At Night… Mostly By Andrew Swainson

Escape From L.A. Movie Poster By La Fabrique De Posters By Maxime Crouzet

Escape From L.A. Movie Poster By La Fabrique De Posters By Maxime Crouzet

Death Has Come To Your Little Town By Matt Ryan Tobin

Death Has Come To Your Little Town By Matt Ryan Tobin

Guzu Gallery Presents Deep Cuts 2

Pretty Hate Machine by Sal Gabriel

Pretty Hate Machine by Sal Gabriel

Austin’s own Guzu Gallery has some killer work available in their online store for their current show, Deep Cuts 2. This show celebrates Austin’s musical roots by showcasing some amazing illustrations by some of today’s best talent!

The show will be up for viewing until October 25th, but you can always view the work online if you can’t make it down to Austin.

Walk In Silence by Eric Torres : Half Human

Walk In Silence by Eric Torres / Half Human

Waiting in the Sky by Alan Defibaugh

Waiting in the Sky by Alan Defibaugh

Samurai Punk Uncut by Devin Lawson

Samurai Punk Uncut by Devin Lawson

The Poster Posse Goes Interstellar

Our friends at Blurppy have debuted a new Poster Posse project for the upcoming Christopher Nolan film, Interstellar. Once again, The Posse blow your mind, and bend space and time with their amazing illustration skills!

Here are just a few samples from their latest project but fear not, you can find more over at BLURPPY.COM!!!

Moscati and Inker, Kicking Ass!

New prints from the minds of David Moscati and The Dark Inker. We love Wolverine (even though Marvel is killing him off shortly) and we’re big fans of The Dark Tower novels! Check out these prints celebrating those respective Pop Culture icons!

Wolverine by David Moscati

Wolverine by David Moscati available HERE!

I Do Not Kill With My Gun by The Dark Inker

I Do Not Kill With My Gun by The Dark Inker available HERE!

Baltimore Comic-Con 2014.

On Saturday, September 6th, it was that time of year again. My yearly excursion to The Baltimore Convention Center for what I consider to be the BEST Comic-Con on the East Coast, The Baltimore Comic-Con.

I’ve been attending the Con every year since 2007, and have had the great pleasure of meeting, and getting sketches from such Comic Book greats as Jim Lee, Adam Hughes and Kevin Maguire. This year was different. This year I was most excited to meet and speak with amazing illustrator Tracie Ching.

Fans at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014

Fans at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014

Star-Lord, Nova and Ronan The Accuser at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014.

Star-Lord, Nova and Ronan The Accuser at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014.

I arrived at the Convention Center about an hour before the doors opened to the Con floor. Once the doors rose and people began flooding onto the Con floor, I made a beeline for Tracie’s booth in “Artist’s Alley”. I recognized her booth right away, and began looking through her portfolio of display prints while she spoke with a gentleman I soon found out was none other than Dave Perillo!

Tracie Ching and I at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014.

Tracie Ching and I at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014.

Once Tracie and Dave had finished up their conversation, Tracie and I began chatting. I have to say, I have met a lot of artists and illustrators throughout the years in my visits to the Con, and Tracie ranks right up there as one of the nicest, most approachable people I have had the pleasure of speaking with. We talked all about Tracie’s work, the tools she uses to create, blogging, and of course I HAD to ask her to be a guest on an upcoming podcast! We ended the conversation with me buying a few prints from Tracie, including her “Kill Bill-The Yellow Haired Warrior” print!

Kill Bill prints by Tracie Ching at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014.

Kill Bill prints by Tracie Ching at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014.

Kill Bill - The Yellow Haired Warrior by Tracie Ching

Kill Bill – The Yellow Haired Warrior by Tracie Ching

2001 by Tracie Ching

2001 by Tracie Ching

Walker Stalker Con by Tracie Ching

Walker Stalker Con by Tracie Ching

Next, it was time to stop by Dave Perillo’s booth. Unfortunately, I did not have any pictures of floss on the streets of Baltimore, but that’s a Twitter hashtag for another time. Dave and I talked for a little while, during which time I looked through his prints and happened to spy something that I had never seen from Dave…X-Men: The Australian Years! I remarked to Dave that I HAD to have that print, as the Australian Years were my favorite X-Men period. Dave was awesome to talk to, and I purchased a bunch of 8×10 prints from him, including some Transformers and Godzilla prints!

X-Men The Australian Years by Dave Perillo

X-Men The Australian Years by Dave Perillo

Dave Perillo and I at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014.

Dave Perillo and I at Baltimore Comic-Con 2014.

Thor by Dave Perillo

Thor by Dave Perillo

Spider-Man by Dave Perillo

Spider-Man by Dave Perillo

Iron Man by Dave Perillo

Iron Man by Dave Perillo

Hulk by Dave Perillo

Hulk by Dave Perillo

Captain America by Dave Perillo

Captain America by Dave Perillo

It was then time to stop by the booth of Maryland-native and all-around awesome illustrator, Paige Pumphrey. Paige is always a hoot to speak with, and Saturday was no exception. We talked a little about her illustration work, and I purchased her latest sketchbook.

Paige Pumphrey Sketchbook Cover

Paige Pumphrey Sketchbook Cover

Sailor Moon by Paige Pumphrey

Sailor Moon by Paige Pumphrey

Dazzler by Paige Pumphrey

Dazzler by Paige Pumphrey

Storm by Paige Pumphrey

Storm by Paige Pumphrey

Bettie Page by Paige Pumphrey

Bettie Page by Paige Pumphrey

Batgirl by Paige Pumphrey

Batgirl by Paige Pumphrey

The remainder of my day consisted of walking the Con floor and checking out all the awesome Comics, Toys and Statues that the vendors have to offer. All-in-all another very successful day at Baltimore Comic-Con, and I cannot wait until next year!


Delicious Design League

We thought we would switch things up a bit for this Blog posting and focus on some Gig Posters that we really enjoy looking at, produced by Delicious Design League. Most of you know Billy Baumann (The co-founder of Delicious) from his wonderful podcast, “Adventures In Design” but we wanted to focus some attention on the stunning work that his studio produces.

Phantogram by Delicious Design League

Phantogram by Delicious Design League

Skrillex by Delicious Design League

Skrillex by Delicious Design League

Walk The Moon by Delicious Design League

Walk The Moon by Delicious Design League

Circa Survive by Delicious Design League

Circa Survive by Delicious Design League

Pelican by Delicious Design League

Pelican by Delicious Design League

Be sure to check out Delicious Design League on Twitter and hop over to their Website for more design goodness!