Thursday, November 22, 2012

Cartoon Art Museum !!!





I'm BACK... with some great news too.

 I dug out this old cover because i've been fortunate enough to have the Cartoon Art Museum do a retrospective of the last 50 years of my work!  Here's a blurb for it on their web site.  It'll be in the San Francisco, from Feb 13th thru June 16th. About a third of it will be creator owned originals like (Maxx, Bimbo, Ojo), one third work for hire, Marvel and DC (wolvie and joker art).. and one third my newer Paintings and Trout related antiques.



Most of art you've probably seen before online... or in comics... but if you happen to be in the area it's a kinda cool chance to see them in person.  I'll probably pop in for some opening night thingy too. There's also a Museum/ book IDW's printing, sorta a catalogue or what's in the show and an interview with me.



Getting something like this for a dweeb like me means you probably have some sort of cult following... or it means your getting old... or since it's a museum, means your probably kicked the bucket.

Since i'm not currently dead, i assume it's the other two.



All sarcasm aside, I have someone very special I wanna thank though: ..... YOU.  All of my fans over these many years. No fans means no moldy dusty pile of art work to even get noticed!  No art work to get seen, then no one to enjoy it ( or flea in terror of disgust,  the *other* reaction my art inspires) - so no one to see/enjoy it, no museums will know who the heck you are to begin with.

I'd also like to than Scott Dunbier & Albert Moy for getting the ball rolling, Andrew Fargao at Museum for being so down to earth, patient and welcoming.

I also wanna thank the Head Gardener for putting up with my moody bastard ways for all these years.. and seeing things in me i'm apparently too blind to see myself.



Okay - enough of that crap. One last 'sam's finally throwing himself out there in public' opportunity is, if you happen to be near the Sacramento area....

 i'll be doing a signing at Dave Downy's comic shop: Worlds Best Comics... on Saturday, January 12th, from 2pm to 4pm. This is something i've been promising Dave i'd for *ever*... so we may as well get it out of our systems once and for all, eh?


The last sacramento signing i did was... well... way back when the first issue of Maxx was released, so it's been a while.  Don't worry if you don't happen to love in Sac or the SF area... i'll be in San Diego next year too and we can meet up there.


You know, if you didn't know my work... and you looked at this wolvie cover i did above, then looked at that little girl below?

You'd probably think they were drawn by totally different people, eh?

Weird thing is, it's kinda true.  I am different, for better or worse.  Time manages to have it's way with everyone, eventually.  I don't even think it's bad or good, but it's easier than beating yourself up over it, right?




Okay, it's been a long three weeks between posts, and i'm sorry for that.  Several balls in the air at once, finishing the last of Hollows, the Museum art book, the Worlds art book for next July...

so i'll see about getting some new stuff online again soon.

- Sam




16 comments:

jennifer kraska said...

Congratulations! Very happy for you. Wish I was going to be around in Jan (will be busy moving back to the states). I have however made a promise to myself to go to San Diego next year, so my fingers are crossed that I will get to see some of you there. Thanks for continuing to inspire!
Jenn
(love the Maxx cover and the tree)

ant said...

way to go sam! wish i could make it to the show...

Tytus said...

Hey Sam, that's amazing! So good to hear you're doing a signing... although I just moved out of the Sacramento area. Glad to hear you'll be in my new town, San Diego, some time.

Mas said...

Sweet! My current finances tells me I'll be able to swing a train ticket up that way so it looks like I'
ll get a New Year's gift/late X-mas present.

Derek Oberg said...

Congrats! You deserve it. Pretty good reason to take a trip to California.

chain said...

WOW, Im glad to see I will finely get to meet you and ask in person if you received my package with a trout pained on it.

Alexandra Nash said...

OH NO!! I wish I could be there to meet one of my biggest influences for my own art D : still trying to figure out you're watercolour skills ; ) Come to canada! hehe... Congratulations for the exhibit! You're work should be displayed in a museum, even if we all know you're awesome even without that!!

cody said...

This is so awesome sam, congrats. Cant wait to see it.

theend43 said...

right on, Sam! if i were on the left-coast i'd come and swing down to check this out, and maybe get an autograph or 2 (would a beer be outta the question? probably...). but, i can't think of many other artists whom rightly deserve a museum showing!!! congrats, man!!!!

Anonymous said...

man I love that Wolvernine/Cyber cover you did. I miss that detailed style you had back while during Marvel Comics Presents. You could draw one bad ass Wolverine and a lot of people who grew up reading during the 90s remember your Venom, which I think was really good.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sam,

Really excited about your museum exhibit. Definitely long overdue. I know you have fans constantly pestering you about your art book release and I was curious if the IDW book you mention being published that catalogs the work on display is THE art book you're planning to release or if that's something else and the art book is still on its way.

Steven

Anonymous said...

more I Before E (pt II) paleez!

Sam Kieth said...

Thanks for the attaboys gang!

On the Museum book vs. Worlds Art book? Two different animals. The Museum books will mostly be sold at the Museum, and it a smaller book mainly showing pieces in the Museum show.

The Worlds of Sam Kieth (first of 3 volumes) is a 250 hard cover big-ass 'art book', signed numbered, lots of goodies, unseen art too. If it's too pricey, you can wait and a soft cove will be released of it later. This will come out near San Diego next year.

If your on the east coast, i'll try to make my way out there sometime during vol. 1, 2 or 3... (over the next three years. )

Pete Prochilo said...

Sam, please do visit the East. Kudos on your show and cool on the books.

One of the things that's awesome is the range of your work (although I do admit, I love the way ya draw the Wolverine).

Erik Arreaga said...

YES! You're doing appearances again?!!! Will you be at the Zero Friends store in Oakland with Alex?

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