“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

FUSION JUNCTION 2_art show



For those not in the know, I contributed images to an art book that was released at last year's San Diego Comic Con entitled 'FUSION JUNCTION'. And even though I participated, poured my unflattering, chicken scratches that I dug up from the bottom of a bird cage, the book was still a resounding success. That's probably due to, in no small part, the other artists in the book; Nox, Maggie, and Middleton. Awesome inspirations all.

Now based on the success of that first publication, I'm guessing that the book did well enough to warrant a second volume. So the guys at AB.C Publishing is putting out another book aptly entitled 'FUSION JUNCTION 2' . This time around, the book contains the work of four new (count 'em - 4) diverse, brilliant and admirable illustrators: Agasang, Taira Akitu, Stoneman, and last but definitely not least, LeSean Thomas. By contrast and comparison, the people in charge of putting the second volume together outdid themselves from the first. Great job, George, Grace, and Alan - you're all rock stars and make my work look so much more legitimate than it really is. Thank you for making me look so good!

And to commemorate the awesomeness of this new book, there's going to be a book release party and an art show! Woot! Check out the flyer above for details or, if the print is too fine to read here's the info:

September 8, 2007
Saturday, 6pm - 11pm

R O B O C O N

988 N. HILL ST. #202

LOS ANGELES, CA
90012
213.613.9032
WWW.MYSPACE.COM/ROBOCON


I'm going to be in attendance, along with Mssrs. Middleton and Thomas. We're going to be exhibiting original prints and making them available for sale through the Robocon store.

Those of you who missed out on the first publication should definitely NOT miss out on the second volume. It's so amazing and humbling. So, if you're in the area and you want to see either beautiful, exquisite art on display by Josh, LeSean, et al... please drop by and tell them how cool they are, support the effort and buy the book(s). Cool?

Thanks in advance, all. Have a great week.

3 comments:

Ash d(-_-)b said...

I was not in the know...until my wife gave me a copy of Fusion Junction for my birthday...very cool art book and wish I could have you guys sign it...will try to get a hold of vol. 2 \m/

weshoyot said...

absolutely awesome! i'm getting work off that day so i can drive down and check it all out!

shou' said...

Oooo sweet book. Thanks for sharing~