Giant Robot Time: 6.29.12 – Yukinori Dehara’s figure exhibition opens Saturday at GR

 

YUKINORI DEHARA FIGURE EXHIBITION

JUNE 30 – JULY 25, 2012

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

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ARTIST TALK & CLAY MODELING WORKSHOP

SUNDAY, JULY 1, 3-5PM

The Salaryman in Japan, is an underpaid and understated workforce who work long hours and have forged a lifestyle that is strongly responsible for the economic miracle of post World War 2 Japan. Today they wander the streets after their long day, drinking and frolicking until they head home to their family, only to face the same thing the following day. Satoshi is this person but has a friend, a beast named Morlin.

We’ll be sure to feature clay sculptures and more from Yukinori Dehara. We’ve featured Japanese artist, Yukinori Dehara annually and his exhibitions range from being touching to grotesque. Yet like most artists, he has a deep ideology behind his pieces although to the casual observer, they look like fun. >>

 

TREESON

PLUSH KEYCHAIN


Treeson maybe the sweetest looking forest fellow in the world. Now he can clip to all bags and keychains to bring his charm.

NIKKI MCCLURE

BLANK GREETING CARD


Nikki McClure creates complex, yet natural designs by cutting away from a single piece of black construction paper with an x-acto knife.

MARSHALL

ZIPPER CHARM


Marshall the marshmallow boy in zipper form! Collect all 16 styles. Clasp on anything that needs a cute charm.

TRAVIS LAMPE

TEAR DRIPS VINYL FIGURE


Make your life sadder with artist and illustrator Travis Lampe’s Teardrip vinly figures. These are blind boxed.

SHIGERU MIZUKI

NONNONBA


NonNonBa is the definitive work by acclaimed Gekiga-ka Shigeru Mizuki, a poetic memoir detailing his interest in yokai (spirit monsters).

VICE

DO’S AND DON’TS: BOOK 2


With pictures sent in from thousands of contributors around the world and captions written by opinionated cranks around Vice’s offices.

COLOR INK BOOK

TO DIE FOR SPECIAL ED.


Tattoo inspired artwork by To Die For artists: Deph, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, Adam Hathorn AKA Honkey Kong, Steven Daily, Dan smith, Annie Frenzel and many more!

COLOR INK BOOK

VOLUME 15


Features a cover by Amy Sol. This volume features works by Adam Isaac Jackson, Anjo Bolarda, Amy Sol, Brian Colin, Dabs Myla, David Lozeau, Jed Thomas, and more!

 

DAVE KIERSH

AFTERNOON SPECIAL GRAPHIC NOVEL

SUNDAY, JULY 8, 3-5PM

Giant Robot is proud to host Dave Kiersh, an indie comics hero. Kiersh has been working in the indie comics space for years and has slowly gained a loyal audience. His style is freely drawn and appears effortless and calming. It’s realistic and nostalgic.

Afterschool Special is an illustrated romance concerning two teenage outsiders navigating a suburban landscape through nostalgia and personal dilemmas.  This 132 page full color perfect bound book includes affectionate nods to abandoned parking lots, late night B-movies and trashy amusement parks.  Fully written, illustrated and published by Dave Kiersh.  First offset printing and limited to 700 copies.

Dave Kiersh was born in 1979.  He is also the creator of Dirtbags, Mallchicks and Motorbikes, his first full color book, which was published in 2009 with the assistance of a Xeric Grant.  Afterschool Special went to print as the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign.  He has been self-publishing his own comics since 1999. >>

 

 

 

 

LISA LING – OUR AMERICA

By ERIC NAKAMURA

Lisa Ling began her career at Channel One News, a news program broadcast to junior high and high school students across America. She then changed careers and joined the cast of daytime TV talk show, The View. Soon after, she went back into hard journalism and hosted National Geographic Explorer and now, on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) she hosts an hour long news show, Our America. Ling resides in Santa Monica, California, and I visited her new eco-home shared with her husband, Paul Song. The podcast began and stopped a couple of times from a visit from Ling’s mother, sister Laura and her new baby. >>

VIDEO: MEET SATOSHI – THE LAST SALARYMAN

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Yukinori Dehara’s figure exhibition opens this Saturday evening at GR2. Don’t miss out! >>

LUKE CHUEH SIGNING + TALK

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Artist Luke Chueh was on hand to speak about and sign his latest book, Bearing the Unbearable on Sunday, June 24th at GR2. Check out the photos.  >>

VIDEO: LUKE CHUEH SIGNING + TALK

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Luke Chueh speaks, shows slides, and answers questions for nearly an hour at GR2 on Sunday, June 24th. You might have to turn the volume up to hear. The live stream was set up last minute! >>

YOSHITOMO NARA – NO NUKES – FREE PRINTABLE IMAGE

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Yoshitomo Nara supposedly released this image for people to print out in protest of the reactor restart. Nara posted on his Twitter account that basically says the image appeared in his Slash with a Knife book. OK to scan it and print it, just don’t sell it.  >>

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