Giant Robot Time: 7.27.12 – Theo Ellsworth’s solo exhibition opens Saturday at GR2!

 

THEO ELLSWORTH SOLO EXHIBITION

JULY 28 – AUGUST 15, 2012

RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JULY 28, 6:30-10PM

Theo Ellsworth draws obsessively detailed drawings and self-publishes comics, mini comics, and zines about imaginary people and places. The cosmic imagery, subtle geometry, and implied animism in his works recall the epic, heroic, and odd imagery of Jean “Moebius” Girard, Mayan ruins, and the Nazca lines, filtered through the jam-packed and often psychedelic lens of underground comix from the ’70s. (Ellsworth’s first “real” book, Capacity, was weird, wordy, and wonderful, and published by Secret Acres in 2008.) Taking part in art shows affords the Portland, OR-based artist opportunities to experiment with color, explore larger frames, and let his imagination fly–or spelunk or dive, depending on his mood. >>

RISOGRAPH PRINTING WORKSHOP II

SUNDAY, JULY 29, 1-6PM

If you don’t know what Risograph is, here’s your chance. The fine folks at Never Press will bring their Risograph machine for you to try. Basically Risograph looks like a photocopier, but it’s not. It’s more akin to a silkscreen press since it runs like a printing press – complete with plate and ink (not toner). They will change the inks so you can layer multiple colors as well. Suggested donations of $3, but if you want to print more, you can do that too. >>

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Theo Ellsworth is having a solo art show at GR2 and you can get your Capacity graphic novel signed by the man himself!
Theo Ellsworth is having a solo art show at GR2 and you can get your Slepper Car graphic novel signed by the man himself!
The book walks you through familiar corridors in the house of martial mayhem, but still smashes your face through walls of wonder and into rooms where kung fu is afraid to go!
Inspired by the incredible stories of real-life hackers, Wizzygig is the thrilling tale of a master manipulator – his journey from precocious child scammer to federally-wanted fugitive, and beyond.
Peter Kato hand sculpted and hand produced this resin toy! He warns, to not eat these! Each come with a slightly varied rainbow paint job.
SDCC 2012 Exclusive!! Buy the new Nekomitaina glow-in-the-dark figure and receive a Mari Inukai print. Both Signed by the artist herself!
Random assortment of either microphone, boombox, turntable, mixing board or head phones!

ANOUK RICARD

The book features the adventures of a little girl named Anna and her gang of animal friends.

THE TRADING TORTOISE

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2-5PM

1. Bring us something special that you’re willing to trade.

2. Fill out a tag (we will have them out near the Tortoise) with your name, location, and as much info about your trade as possible (leave the number blank).

3. Sit down and trade with us!  Tell us about your object you brought: where did you find it? did you make it? what’s the story behind it? We will present a few different options for you to choose from. We will do our best to connect you with something we think you might appreciate.  (If you decide you would rather keep the item you brought, that is always totally OK too)

4. Track your trade online. We will assign a number to your item that will allow you to see where it eventually finds its new home. >>

 

 

 

 

TOTALLY BIASED MUSIC REVIEWS (FRIENDS EDITION): THE ONE AM RADIO, THE MAKEUP SEX, IT’S CASUAL B/W EARLY MAN

By MARTIN WONG

Besides the camaraderie and the creativity of making the print version of Giant Robot, what I miss most is getting free music. I loved opening bubble mailers full of review CDs with bios, stickers, and other stuff. Sure, 90 percent of it was shitty but I got exposed to a ton of great bands and people that way. Now I have to seek out new music just like everyone else. That being said, sometimes I still get hooked up. Here’s some stuff I got from friends during my recent Comic-Con trip, with a radical split 7″ as a bonus. >>

SHOW REVIEWS (SAN DIEGO EDITION): THE MATTSON 2, VIVIAN GIRLS, GRASS WIDOW, THE BABIES, THE ZEROS,

AND THE MUFFS

By MARTIN WONG

This roundup of shows begins in San Diego, where I spent a long weekend for Comic-Con. Sorry, no partying with Dethklok or Andrew WK, but there happened to be a couple of rad shows at one my favorite venues of all time: The Casbah. Of course, there was Vivian Girls but first came The Mattson 2. A perfect way to cap off Comic-Con’s preview night. >>

WEST LA BUDDHIST TEMPLE OBON FESTIVAL

SAT, JULY 28, 4-10PM

SUN, JULY 29, 3-9PM

Just one block away from GR, the festival will feature exhibitions, great food, games, and more. O-bon or only Bon is a Japanese Buddhist holiday to honor the departed spirits of one’s ancestors. >>

 

2015 Sawtelle Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

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