Giant Robot Time: 6.1.12 – New Format! Game Over Art Exhibition pens Saturday at GR2


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GAME OVERVIDEO GAME CULTURE ART EXHIBITION

JUNE 2 – JUNE 27, 2012

RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 6:30-10PM

Artists include:

Aaron Brown, Albert Reyes, Alex Chiu, Ana Serrano, Andrice Arp, Aska Iida, Bradford Lynn, Brian Luong, Bryan Wong, Bubi Au Yeung, Cam Floyd, Carlos Donjuan, Christopher Chan, Cory Schmitz, David Horvath, Devin McGrath, Elizabeth Ito, Elliot Brown, Eric Broers, Erin Althea, Gabe Gonzales, Gary Musgrave, Grant Reynolds, Heidi Woan, James Chong, James Kochalka, Jarrett Quon, Jay Horinouchi, Jeni Yang, Jeremiah La Torre, Jeremy Tinder, Jeremyville, Jeromy Velasco, Jesse Balmer, Jesse Fillingham, Jesse LeDoux, Jesse Moynihan, Jesse Reklaw, Jesse Tise, Jiyoung Moon, John Lau, Kerry Horvath, Kevin Luong, Kio Griffith, Kwanchai Moriya, Lawrence Yang, Linda Kim, Louise Chen, Luke Chueh, Luke Rook, Maiko Kanno, Mare Odomo, Mari Inukai, Mark Ingram, Martin Hsu, Matt Furie, Meatbun, Miso, Nick Arciaga, Patrick Kyle, Peter Kato, Philip Koscak, Renee French, Sana Park, Sara Saedi, Sarah Lee, Sean Chao, Shawn Cheng, Shiho Nakaza, Shihori Nakayama, Sidney Pink, Silvio Porretta, Stasia Burrington, Stephanie Kubo, Theo Ellsworth, Tru Nguyen, Yejin Oh, Yoskay Yamamoto, Yumi Sakugawa and more.

Also there will be playable indie games including the works of programmers Beau Blythe and Shelby Cinca who are creating a game with Sean Chao and Jeni Yang. It’ll be a welcome back to ArtxGames series. More info.

THE ART OF DANIEL CLOWES: MODERN CARTOONIST


The book is the first monograph on this award-winning, New York Times–bestselling creator, compiled with his complete cooperation.

GAMA-GOORIGAMI CRANE LED LIGHT


A calming and cool way to light up your desk, table, or bathroom.

GAMA-GOLEOPARD NAP T-SHIRT


A nice nap can’t be beat. Especially if you’re a snow leopard in a tree.

UGLYDOLLSALT & PEPPER SHAKER


Make your kitchen table cute with these ceramic Babo and cookie salt & pepper shaker.

JAPANESE MYTHICALCREATURES BOOK


Book includes, illustrations of Kappa, Kirin, Baku, Nue, Kitsune and Tsuchigumo from over 120 different artists from around the world!

GAMA-GO – UNICORNPENCIL SHARPENER


“Sharpen your pencil with magic.”

UGLYDOLL CERAMICCOIN BANK – WAGE


These ceramic coin banks are vividly colored and feature the helpful Wage who will keep your

pennies safe!

GAMA-GO – SNOWGLOBE SALT & PEPPER SHAKER


Have fun adding seasoning to your food with these snowglobe inspired salt & pepper shakers.

LEGO MINIFIGURESSERIES 4


Awesome array of everyone’s favorite mini figures, Lego people!

GAME OVER INTERVIEWBy ERIC NAKAMURAAlejandro Quan-Madrid interviewed me for the upcoming, Game Over exhibition at Giant Robot 2. It’s me blabbing about the art of games that’ll be showing at GR. The energy and effort of people making media is always awesome. ARTISTS DROPPING OFF WORK FOR GAME OVERBy ERIC NAKAMURAI wish I shot them all. Maybe I will from now on. Many are fine and smiling. It’s a nice day out and if you’re self employed, you can go bike riding, but it is deadline day at Giant Robot for Game Over. FREE SHOW REVIEWS: DUM DUM GIRLS AT THE GETTY, GIZELLE AT AMOEBA HOLLYWOOD, GOH NAKAMURA AT ELOISE’S HOUSEBy MARTIN WONGDownloading free MP3s is strictly for bootlegs, demos, and so on. But I have no qualms about attending free shows–especially ones that I can take my four-year-old daughter to.
JOE ESCALANTE OF THE VANDALS FOR LOS ANGELES JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT OFFICE #3By MARTIN WONGEveryone has friends who are in bands. But who hangs out with judges? Next week, original O.C. punk Joe Escalante (The Vandals, and more recently the Sweet and Tender Hooligans) is on the ballot to serve on the bench as Judge of the Superior Court for the City of Los Angeles. GIANT ROBOT PODCAST: MEI MELANCONBy ERIC NAKAMURAYou saw her for too short of a moment as Psylocke. She was the jilted “Hello Moto” bride. Recently she was Jamie Chen on The L Word. In numerous commercials and assorted roles alongside of her modeling career, I catch up with Mei Melancon at Giant Robot 2 on a recent morning for a podcast. We cover topics that begin with her appearances in high profile commercials, X-Men, L-Word, relationships, and her little known upbringing in a commune in Japan. HK MOVIE REVIEW: JOHNNIE TO’S LIFE WITHOUT PRINCIPLE (U.S. RELEASE MAY 29TH)By MARTIN WONGLife Without Principle is a very different movie by Johnnie To. Namely, there are long stretches that showcase nothing but dialogue. Bankers, thugs, and cops talking about money. This is in stark contrast to the lengthy, wordless, and stylized tracking shots that the Hong Kong director is known for.
TONGUE AND GROOVE VIDEOBy GIANT ROBOT NEWSThat’s Franny Choi, Traci Akemi Kato Kiriyama, Ed Lin, and Chiwon Choi in the “Monsters of Reading” photo. TONGUE AND GROOVE EVENT PHOTOSBy GIANT ROBOT NEWSThank you for coming through. When the idea of a “reading” was happening, I was picturing Ed Lin reading out of his book, or perhaps notes or anecdotes, but it turned into something else. A reading event with poets. At first it was a strange thought. In reality, it’s merely art form. MOTHERFUCKERLAND: INSTALLMENT 20By ED LINRead author Ed Lin’s new serial novel, Motherfuckerland. New installments will be released weekly. His latest book, One Red Bastard, has been recently published by Minotaur in April 2012.


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