Nerdcore and Secret Headquarters Presents:
New Paintings by:
This Saturday, May 3rdJoin Scott for a drink from 8 – 11pm
Scott C. is Scott Campbell, art director for Psychonauts and Brütal Legend at Double Fine Productions. Scott has done numerous comics that have appeared in such anthologies asHickee, Flight, Beasts!, and Project: Superior. His story, Igloo Head and Tree Head, was awarded the silver medal from the Society of Illustrators. He draws/writes a daily comic strip called Double Fine Action Comics at doublefine.com.
Scott C. has painted many clever little paintings that have shown in such places as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Montreal, and Japan. Scott thinks you should go to theinternet and look at more of his stuff. You will get super happy.
These are some places that you can go:scott-c.blogspot.com and pyramidcar.com
Secret Headquarters will feature Scott Campbell’s one-of-a kind original works of art through May 29th, 2008.
Secret Headquarters is proud to present
Mats!?:Traveler of Time and SPACE
Ephemeral Visions brought back from various states of Psycho-Geographical Turmoil
Opening reception: Friday April 18th, 2008
MATS!? was born in France to itinerant Swedish parents. He commits his first artistic act in kindergarten in the form of a scatological graffiti on the blackboard. Rewarded as he was with corporal punishment, the artistic path was thus laid.
Mats!? past sporadic outputs of comic work, interspersed with commercial illustration work has given way to bouts of throwing paint on canvas as well as printing on glass. Through various mediums,the unifying factor in his work is his use of a visual vocabulary rooted in comics as means of expression.
Mats!? might be best known for his critically acclaimed book Asiaddict, an amazing cartoon travel log of his bizarre trip through Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. Mats!? has also created art for Last Gasp comix, Comix 2000, as well as the magazines Real Stuff (Fantagraphics) Buzzard (Cat-head comics), Hustler, Screw and BLAB!
The artist will attend the opening from 8pm to 10pm.
Secret Headquarters will feature Mats!? one-of-a kind original works of art through April 30th, 2008.
Secret Headquarters & BLAB!Present
RADIO SCIENCE FUNNIES, INC.
Comic book inspired art byRyan HeshkaAt
Secret HeadquartersFriday February 1st, 2008
New comic book inspired paintings by modern master Ryan Heshka feel familiar in an old timey and eerie way. The illustrations of monsters, pin-up girls, robots and dated comic books feel almost discarded or better yet, found among the dusty items of an estate sale. It is clear that Heshka has been inspired by pulp magazines, science images and old advertisements but he manages to go beyond these influences to deliver us to a striking new world of delicately distorted and painted dreams.
Heshka has painted for BLAB!, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Wall Street Journal, Barrons, Popular Science, Dreamworks SKG, Fast Company, PC World, Smart Money, Esquire, Harper Collins, and Newsweek.
The artist will attend the opening from 8pm to 10pm.Paintings will be available for sale / viewing online starting Thursday the 31st of January. We will provide the web site in an email Thursday morning.
Secret Headquarters will feature Heshka’s one-of-a kind original works of art through March 5th, 2008.
Bar provided by MALO-CANTINA.Secret Headquarters3817 W. Sunset BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90026323.666.2228
HORRORSHOW The Art of JOHNNY RYAN
At Secret Headquarters
Friday November 30th, 2007
Dozens of new paintings inspired by cult, horror and exploitation films. If that is not enough for you, there will be popcorn and movie inspired snacks. And if that isn’t enough for you MALO-CANTINA will be providing margaritas. An odd mix, I know, but we’ll make it work.
Johnny first developed his hilarious drawings in the self-published title Angry Youth Comix. Now published by Fantagraphics Books, Ryan’s AYC has become the international bastion of lowbrow humor cartooning. Ryan’s utterly unpretentious taboo-tackling is an infectious bombardment of political incorrectness.
Johnny will attend the opening from 7pm to 10pm.
Secret Headquarters will feature Ryan’s one-of-a kind original works of art through January 7th, 2008.
3817 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
is proud to announce the opening of
Flowering Nose: The Art of Seth Fisher
Seth Fisher, the critically acclaimed artist responsible for drawing duties on Green Lantern: Willworld, Flash: Time Flies, Vertigo Pop: Tokyo, Happydale: Devils in the Desert, and Fantastic Four/Iron Man: Big In Japan, passed away January 30th, 2006.
Secret Headquarters will be celebrating the art of Seth Fisher with a display of original work that spans his all too short comic book career. With work that channels the likes of Darrow, Moebius and Otomo, we are engulfed in a world of candy colored, calculated chaos. Fisher’s pages are oozing with complicated beasts and the visions of sleepwalking dreams. Brains are exploding and monsters are comfortable among the overgrowth of these surreal, tightly rendered environments. An Eisner award nominee, Fisher’s artwork will continue to inspire far into the future.
In addition to Fisher’s original artwork, we will have available for purchase two mini comics: Bob’s Life and The Man With a Thousand Noses. SHQ will also offer a never before seen (or printed) mini sketchbook which features Seth’s Batman:Snow concepts and layouts. Copies of Seth’s Marvel and DC work will also be on hand.
All proceeds from the art, mini’s and books will be going to Seth’s son’s educational fund. If you cannot make it to Secret Headquarters for the show, but would like to donate, Paypal payments can be made directly using the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Reception: Friday, November 9th, 2007, 8pm – 11pm
Complimentary beverages will be served.