I watched a lot of cartoons and movies. I draw incessantly and carry a sketchbook everywhere. I work in animation and self-publish my books. There are monsters in the streets, don't wear red. Mad bulls and monsters hate that color. I still watch cartoons.

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

"FRAGMENTS" Gallery at Meltdown Comics



A Gallery, man! It took a while and loads of vigilant support from Gaston and Felicity, but here it is finally! A "Fragments" show in the premier comic book shop in L.A., Meltdown Comics.

Fragments began as a conversation between Enrico and I musing about a gallery of work from both of us--a physical place where you hang framed artwork and people visiting and talking, your basic wine and cheese get together but with us as the featured artists. Wouldn't that be neat? Well, rather than wait to have that happen we decided to do a color book of our sketches that simulates that gallery on paper. We also agreed to make it about the various doodles and sketches that were never purposed to be anything other than an inadvertent window to our wandering minds and itchy sketch habit; they filled files and tucked into envelopes of most artists and never have their day to shine--we will make those unconnected pieces, fragments, the core of the book!

So, in a demonstration of how active daydreaming and acting them out eventually results in the universe conspiring to make it true, here it is--a gallery! A modest one, really. Actually, since Fragments was published we had all but forgot about framing any of our work and are now just scrambling to get the show together. But we have a good number of the work in the book represented in their natural state--sans Photoshop--and you can see how a good number of the pieces were published without embellishment. Like this collection:





Hope to see you all there.

The details:
The Fragments Show
October 2, 2004 Reception at 6 p.m.
Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Ph:323.851.7223, 323.851.7283


9 Comments:

Blogger Dean Trippe said...

Man, I was just telling Enrico on the Flight Boards, how I wished I didn't live on the opposite side of the freaking continent, so I could swing by this awesome-ness.

I hope it goes well, dude.

7:12 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish I could go! I'd go if I could. But, the drive from TX is just too far. I hope it goes well!
--Eddie
Atomicpanda.com

9:48 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, this is great! Two of my favorite artists displaying their work in my favorite comic book store!
This is one of the reasons why I'm glad to live in LA.
Good luck with the show!

See you there.
Régis

3:37 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, this is great! Two of my favorite artists displaying their work in my favorite comic book store!
This is one of the reasons why I'm glad to live in LA.
Good luck with the show!

See you there.
Régis

3:37 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always on the wrong side of the continent, too.
I got Paper Biscuit 2 from Ng books, it was great as expected.
I’ve noticed post-it has started to bring back the more unique colors you mentioned in Fragments. They seem to have short packed them with the usual yellow, pale blue notes. Have you ever tried those clear post-its?

-Jeff B.

8:18 PM

 
Blogger Ronnie said...

Dean, maybe someday we can bring a gallery over to your neck of the woods.

Eddie, we'll post many pictures. Thanks.

Regis, we'll be expecting you then. Maybe everyone should have a post-it name badge. Hmmm, not a bad idea.

Jeff, thanks for the heads up. I must get my hands on those clear post-its. Can you draw on them? Where can I buy those. Office Depot might have it. There's one near the studio.

R.

10:36 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have any of the fragment books left over or are you sold out?

1:56 PM

 
Blogger Ronnie said...

We had to count what remains of the first printing of Fragements to carry with us to Meltdown. We have a scant number, around 35, that will be it for the moment.

We have to find a way to distribute this book to a larger scope of the book buying public before considering a second printing.

We are both a little wistful about these last copies. When we ordered the thousand copies it seemed like an endless supply, and we even worried that we might be stuck with most of them for a long time. But here we are, just a little over a year and it's almost gone.

Write us after this weekend and let's see where we stand.

R.

4:21 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ronnie -
Hope the show went well this weekend.
I have sent an e-mail to your paperbiscuit address.
Thanks -
Tim

8:49 AM

 

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