giant robot time: 4.12.13 | art by: james kochalka BARTHOLOMEW PUNCHYFACE RELEASE PARTY LUKE CHUEH AND SCOTT TOLLESON SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 5-8PM The official release of the first plush collaboration between artists Luke Chueh and Scott Tolleson. Bartholomew Punchyface is the collaborative efforts of artists Luke Chueh and Scott Tolleson. Chueh’s cynical narratives combined with Tolleson’s nerd chic culminate into a character anyone who’s had a hard time in school can empathize with. The most pathetic nerd bear you’ll ever meet. Buy him to bully him or save him from the other bullies out there. This limited edition plush bear produced by 3DRetro is making its debut at Giant Robot 2. Giant Robot will also have a set of two prints edition of 50 by Luke Chueh and Scott Tolleson. There will also be a special drawing contest with a prize! MORE INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT SHUNJI IWAI EXHIBITION OF DRAWINGS AND PHOTOS APRIL 27 – MAY 2, 2013 OPENING RECEPTION: SAT., APRIL 27, 6:30-10PM Shunji Iwai will be in attendance at the opening reception. More information is forthcoming. GIANT ROBOT BIG BOSS ROBOT WINDBREAKER JACKET Represent Big Boss! Robots since 1994. Believe it. Cool grey and white on black windbreaker jacket. JAMES KOCHALKA AMERICAN ELF: BOOK 2, 3 Kochalka invented the daily diary comic strip, spawning a grassroots comix movement that has swept across the globe. JAMES KOCHALKA SKETCHBOOK DIARIES VOLUME 2, 3, 4 James Kochalka draws a comic for every day of the year, and what emerges is a touching, disturbing, introspctive, sometimes raunchy, but ultimately cute, semi-autobiographical look into the life of the artist. GAMA-GO MAGIC MUG (KITTY CONDO) Heat-sensitive mug magically reveals playful cats when hot liquid is poured into it. GAMA-GO MAGIC MUG (RISE AND SHINE) Heat-sensitive mug magically reveals the woods waking up when hot liquid is poured into it. It was fun shooting Edwin Ushiro who is equally entertaining. His interview reveals that his recent work is about small regrets from his past. From Elementary, middle and high school in Hawaii. He makes it perfect in his art. The interview took place at his home studio in Culver City. LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL MAY 2 – MAY 12, 2013 Visual Communications (VC), the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, presents the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) on May 2- 12, 2013 at the Director’s Guild of America (DGA), CGV Cinemas located in Koreatown, the Tateuchi Democracy Forum at NCPD in Little Tokyo, and the historic Art Theatre of Long Beach. We are Co-Presenting two films: COMRADE KIM GOES FLYING SUNDAY | MAY 05 | 5:45 PM | CGV CINEMAS 2 INFO | TRAILER Like the dizzying art of trapeze and acrobatics that is the stuff of this film’s brave young heroine’s dreams, the light-hearted comedy COMRADE KIM GOES FLYING will amaze you. Feel free to use the following discount code: GIROVC2013. SAKE-BOMB SATURDAY, MAY 04 | 4:00 PM | DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA...Continue reading
Art by Mark Todd and Matt Furie are online now! We’ll make every effort to get James Kochalka’s 143 pieces online today by 5pm. (Giant Robot – Facial Recognition)Continue reading
Facial Recognition Reception at GR2 was a fun night with an array of visitors.
That’s Matt Furie, Jeremy Fish, and Albert Reyes.
James Kochalka and frequent GR2 visitor, Flora.
Mark Todd and Crew, many are his students!
more pics below.
While James Kochalka in from Burlington, Vermont was installing art, a young woman walked in and said, “this looks familiar” When she found out James Kochalka did American Elf, she got excited and said she was a fan. Fans get hugs. That’s Mari Naomi who happened to be there too. It was a cute moment. Minutes later, the young woman’s mom came and said, “we have to go!” That’s Matt Furie and Aiyana Udesen measuring out the wall. Mark Todd… where are you?!Continue reading
FACIAL RECOGNITION April 6 – Apr 24, 2013 Three Person Group Exhibition featuring James Kochalka, Matt Furie and Mark Todd James Kochalka is a comic book artist, musician, and more hailing from Burlington, Vermont. His well known works include a new animated cartoon called Superfuckers. Matt Furie is well known for his illustrative character works, at times featuring super heroes and villains in a world that’s all his own. Mark Todd is an illustrator and instructor at Art Center College of Design. His works are often amalgamations of layers that often comprise his own takes on classic comics covers. All three artists are involved in some type of published work, some of which will be available at Giant Robot. For any other information on or about any of the artists or anything else contact Eric Nakamura at Giant Robot. Seasonal Changes April 6 – Apr 24, 2013 Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6, 2013 6:30 – 10:00 PM GR2 2062 Sawtelle Boulevard Los Angeles CA 90025 http://gr2.net/ eric (at) giantrobot.com 310 445.9276Continue reading