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HUGE "DOPPELGANGERS" Print On Sale SOON!

Over the course of 6 years, I would occasionally paint a quick watercolor portrait of one of my favorite movie “monsters” as a little therapy break. This side project quickly became an obsession in revisiting every movie I loved growing up and making myself smile along the way. Last year, all 185 paintings were collected individually and published in my latest art book, called “Doppelgängers”. However, now, all of these maniacs are finally hanging out at the same party. All 185 of my favorite monsters on one giant horrific print.

 

“DOPPELGÄNGERS” Limited Timed-Release Print
Designed (and signed) By Alex Pardee (ME!), inspired by a lifetime of horror.
36” x 24”
Printed with archival inks on bright cold press cotton rag paper.
$80 each

On sale online for ONLY 13 DAYS, starting JULY 20 at 6AM PST through AUGUST 1ST at 11:59PM PST, after which we close up the Vault of Horror and lock this print away in the dungeon it was birthed in. 

It will be available online exclusively here on my site on July 20: http://www.alexpardee.com

BONUS COMIC CON EXCLUSIVE: A limited supply of this print will also be available in person at San Diego Comic Con. Anyone who purchases this print at my booth at San Diego Comic Con (BOOTH #5502) will receive a little EXTRA fun: A pair of signed and numbered exclusive “Event Tickets” as well as a cheat-sheet/legend to be able to easily identify each monster and the film they inhabit (both items seen here). The Comic Con price is also $80 each. (NOTE: If I have any extra cheat-sheets or tickets left after Comic Con I will randomly insert them in some online orders).

Thanks so much in advance. This print means a lot to me.

THE ASTRALNAUTS HAVE LEFT THE PLANET...FOR NOW

Well, "THE ASTRALNAUTS" art show has officially ended, and there's not much more to say aside from THANK YOU!!! It was an amazing ride, and Matt and I can't wait to continue expanding the Astralnauts universe. If you couldn't see the show in person, or if you would like to visit it again in 2-Dimensions, our good friend PAUL ANTHONY put together this awesome video walkthrough of the gallery and of opening night. 

Greg Aronowitz sculpts my GHOST!

The incredible Greg Aronowitz and his magical team of fabricating wizards created the centerpiece for our "ASTRALNAUTS" art show at Gallery 1988 in LA (which is still on display until June 25th, check out the whole show online HERE). The work Greg usually does in the movie and TV industry is phenomenal, but I was BLOWN AWAY by how amazing this WYATT sculpture he did was. So so so great. Watch him and his team at Barnyard FX create Wyatt from scratch in this video below. If you have a chance to see Wyatt in person at the gallery YOU SHOULD GO! HE WILL LOVE YOU!!!! (so will we).

Check it out:

"ASTRALNAUTS" Opening Photos

"The Astralnauts" Art Show was a complete success, and we can't thank everyone enough for supporting such a weird new world. We are still gathering our senses and decompressing, but please feel free to take a look at all of the artwork that is NOW FOR SALE HERE ONLINE at Gallery 1988, and take a look at a few photos from opening night, courtesy of BEAU RYAN. 

For a full gallery of 100 photos from the opening, check out my Flickr here

The gallery show will be on display at Gallery 1988: West (7308 Melrose Ave, LA, CA) for the next three weeks so please take a stroll in and enter the weird spacey world of mine and Matt Ritchie's "The Astralnauts".

 

 

My Name is MUD...BABY! New "PRIMUS" Poster On Sale Feb 3rd!

“My name is MUD….BABY!”
Yes, “Mudbaby” is my name. Or rather, I wish it was. Which is why I decided to portray myself, as “Mudbaby”, in the artwork of a brand new poster I created for the best bizarre awesome band in history, PRIMUS!

Fortunately for me, Primus has been letting me get weirder and weirder with my…well…weirdness lately, and because of that, this poster is my favorite design I have done for them so far. Created for their recent show in Orlando, Florida (that they co-headlined with TOOL!), this poster sold out at the show, but I have a limited number of copies left to sell online THIS WEDNESDAY, FEB 3rd at 1PM Eastern exclusively here in MY SHOP

Wonderfully gooey, and beautifully screen-printed by the wizards at Mama’s Sauce, these 5-color screen-prints are repulsive enough to keep any nosey neighbors away from your house. 

The main edition (shown here) measures 18” x 24” and I will only have 50 of them to sell (for $50.00 each) and don't miss the Ultra-Limited Mirrored Variants (shown below) that will be on sale tomorrow too! 

See you on this Weds! (at 1PM Eastern here on MY SHOP)

MAIN TOUR EDITION
Limited Edition of 250 (only 50 available to purchase here)
5-Colors on White French Paper Stock
Signed & Numbered By Alex Pardee
$50 Each

"GOLD" Variant
Limited Edition of 15
4-Colors on GOLD Mirrored Reflective Paper Stock
Signed & Numbered By Alex Pardee
$75 Each

"EMERALD" Variant
Limited Edition of 15
4-Colors on GREEN Mirrored Reflective Paper Stock
Signed & Numbered By Alex Pardee
$75 Each

"PLATINUM" Variant
Limited Edition of 15
4-Colors on GUN-METAL GRAY Mirrored Reflective Paper Stock
Signed & Numbered By Alex Pardee
$75 Each

"MEET THE MISTERS" New Ongoing Series

Collections of “things” have always left an impression on my imagination. Variations of something that lives within the same uniform universe always gave me a place to escape to. Everything within a “collection” belongs there. It exists there. It evolves there. And it dies there. Whether it was a collection of Garbage Pail Kids, or something more vague, like a collection of “technology-gone-bad” films, I love the idea of exploring a collected world. It’s always inspired me to imagine “what else exists here, given these parameters of this world that’s collected?” When I was younger I made up my own Garbage Pail Kids using whatever parameters I imagined TOPPS had made when they produced them. I also invented people, animals and creatures that I would hope would show up inside Gary Larsen’s “Far Side” comics. I created Smurf-spinoffs that didn’t exist, like “Mutant Smurf” and “Guilty Smurf.” I imagined mysteries that Scooby Doo and the gang would have to solve, and I imagined what other monsters Dr. Frankenstein would make if he had a second chance. To me, all of the universes that I loved growing up were just collections of things that had variations among them that jumpstarted my brain to live inside those places for a while. 

Short stories, anthologies, and serials are also “collections” that have always had a lasting effect on me, whether it’s comics like EC’s Tales from the Crypt, books like Stephen King’s Skeleton Crew, older television shows like Twilight Zone or even newer television series like American Horror Story. I love the idea of multiple events or characters existing within the same universe. And it’s for that reason, I decided to start a new ongoing series of illustrated stories inspired by two of my favorite (and drastically opposite) “collections”.

Partly inspired by “Scary Stories To Tell In the Dark” (by Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell), partly inspired by “Richard Hargreaves’ MR. MEN” children’s books, and partly inspired by ONE SCENE in one episode of Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories”, "MEET THE MISTERS" is an ongoing collection of short stories and illustrations exposing some American boogeymen that you might not have heard about....yet. Written and illustrated by me, MEET THE MISTERS can be seen and read HERE on my website. I’ll be updating it off and on as I write some more stories, but I just wanted to share the first two chapters of “MEET THE MISTERS” because these new paintings will be on display as part of Jason Edmiston’s “IN OUR VEINS” group art show at the NUVANGO Gallery in Toronto. Jason personally curated a collection of artists and had us create new original work inspired by things that they love. These paintings seemed to fit perfectly amongst the other inspired works. The gallery show opens Feb 11-March 11, Heart of Toronto at Nuvango (639 Queen Street). More info on that show very soon. And stay tuned for more of my new “collection” of boogeymen.

Click here to read the first two chapters of “Meet The Misters”