“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, March 23, 2010


Remember how I said that Eric would be back in a month? And that he needed to take all of March off so that he could focus on his other projects and that he couldn't update his blog as much as he used to? Yeah, that's still true and March is almost over, but I think his "return" is going to take a whole lot longer than previously expected. Exactly how long is still unclear, but please bear with him as he's going through a slight transitional period.

So he's going to be gone for a little bit longer and we're hoping the soon-to-be lack luster frequency of art updates on this blog won't put you guys off too much from coming back to visit. We'll be updating you on the conventions that we'll be attending during the year and I have a few more images outside of this one that I'll be able to post during the interim, so it won't be a complete drought. Until then, here's an AWESOME (the original measures 17x22") commission image Eric did while he was in MegaCon, Orlando.

Thanks for checking in, one and all!

-Jon Tsuei

Thursday, March 18, 2010


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Galerie Daniel Maghen


Serge Pellé et Eric Canete
Du 24 mars au 10 avril 2010 
Galerie Daniel Maghen, 47 quai des Grands Augustins – 75006 Paris 

La galerie Maghen a le plaisir de mettre à l'honneur deux artistes : Serge Pellé et Eric Canete. 

Cette exposition présentera une cinquantaine de planches en couleurs directes de Serge Pellé, ainsi que des illustrations inédites tirées de sa série phare Orbital, publié chez Dupuis. S'appuyant sur un scénario solide et brillant de Runberg, nous découvrons le trait fin et assuré de Serge Pellé. Sa virtuosité et la douceur de sa mise en couleur, nous invitent à entrer dans un univers de science-fiction riche et envoûtant. 

A cette occasion, il sera accompagné d'Eric Canete, auteur américain travaillant pour les célèbres maisons d'éditions Marvel et DC. Nous exposerons de nombreuses planches de sa série Iron Man : Enter the Mandarin ainsi que des illustrations en noir et blanc. À travers le trait nerveux et dynamique de cet auteur se révèlent des figures emblématiques de la culture Comics : Elektra, Thor, The Watchmen, le Surfeur d'Argent et bien d'autres ...

Galerie Daniel Maghen
Société Arts Graphiques
47, quai des grands augustins
75006 Paris 
Métro St Michel
du mardi au samedi de 10h30 à 19h
Tel: 01 42 84 37 39
Fax: 01 42 22 77 86
mail: info@danielmaghen.com
Pour vous désinscrire : news@danielmaghen.com 

Select original pieces of Eric's sequential work, as well as some of his illustrations are being exhibited in Paris for a few weeks. For more information regarding availability and purchasing or to attend the gallery, pleaser refer to the information above. Thank you.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Last post for March.

We have a few things to talk about:

1) As the title of this post implies, this will be the last entry for the month of March. Eric now has to concentrate on work that will have an impact on the future of his art career and he says he shouldn't do any more new images. Besides, we gave you guys a pretty damned good February with almost a new post/image per day. We figured, taking March "off" is pretty justifiable, right? I'm sure this is all temporary, so please stay tuned.

2) People have asked about Eric's new art book as well as where they can get their hands on sketchbooks from the past. The new art book is forthcoming and as soon as it's ready for sale we will talk about them here. Let me just tell you that the new one puts PREMIER[e] to shame - in both production and price tag. As far as old art books go, the first few (Copper:HEXAGON, Titanium:CYLINDER, Nitrogen:CUBE, Halogen:HALO... there's a pattern here with the titles. Eric is nothing if not pathological) were limited as limited as can be and are no longer available for purchase. You can probably buy the most recent one, Element:SHAPE, (see what I mean?) from Jason Schachter. Please see sidebar for contact information or click on his name and e-mail him directly. But as a special treat and sort of a "Thank You!" to the die-hards, we give you the images above. They are from the aforementioned Titanium:CYLINDER book and are all part of Eric's pre-prodcution work for Obelisk. Congratulations, you just got an old book for free. Lucky you!

Actually, we're trying to bamboozle you with old art. There's nothing in the studio he's allowed to show just yet and we're taking a month break, so you get old sh*t. Shut your mouth. It's free, for crying out loud.

3) For those of you in the Orlando area this upcoming weekend, Eric and Stephane Roux will be attending MEGACON 2010. Please see the link for more details. Come visit Eric and laugh at his embarrassment because Stephane is so much faster at doing commissions.

4) Last but not least, we'd like to give our undying thanks, love and respect to our dear and talented friend -  Valerie Nunez. She did an unbelievable and kick-ass work on the blog's new header video. WE LOVE YOU, VAL! Not only did you plus up an already great buzz reel, but in adding all of your hyper-kinetic flavor, you almost made us swallow our tongues while we were watching it! Argh! You're so AWESOME and invaluable beyond belief! Get it? In-VAL-uable? Ha! For that joke, I'm pretty awesome too, I guess.

I think that this is the longest and most extensive I've ever written on this blog. And I'm sick to my stomach about it. I don't do this much writing even for myself! F*ckin' stupid Eric Canete art blog! Anyway, that's all for now. We'll see you in a month.

-Jon Tsuei

Friday, March 05, 2010

"I can tell you one truth..."

"... when I open my mouth, I will lie to you.
I will promise you honesty, until it isn't convenient for me anymore -- then I will plead for forgiveness and confess that I am confused.
I will talk about courage in adversity, until I am actually faced with it -- then I will be weak with cowardice and admit that I don't know what I'm doing.
I will testify to my commitment, until I have to be accountable for it -- then I will say nothing at all and pray everything will just go away.
I can tell you one truth. I will lie to you when I open my mouth."

I saw this original in the art pile with the text above written on the back. I find that sometimes the non-superhero images that Eric does turn out to be the most interesting and engaging. And just in case you can't make it out, he rendered the whole thing using the word "LIAR".  Yes, he gets fancy once in a while.

-Jon Tsuei

Monday, March 01, 2010

CLOAK & DAGGER_90 minutes

"She's got a smile that it seems to me, reminds me of childhood memories, where everything was as bright as the bluest sky. Now and then when I see her face, it takes me away to that special place. And if I stared too long I'd probably break down and cry... Her hair reminds me of a warm safe place where as a child I'd hide and pray for the thunder and the rain to quietly pass me by. She's got eyes of the bluest skies as if they thought of rain. I hate to look into those eyes and see an ounce of pain..."