Bergamot Station Arts Complex
2525 Michigan Ave , Unit T5, Santa Monica , CA 90404
What: BLABWORLD No. 1 SHOW … scenes from THE HEREAFTER
Opening Reception, Saturday, September 11 - 8:00 - 11:30 p.m.
Dates: Exhibit runs; September 11 - October 2, 2010
Contact: Gary Pressman, Gallery - Director Copro Gallery
BLABWORLD No. 1 is a 128-page, full-color, hardcover published by Last Gasp featuring a cover by SHAG. Contents include: ARTPOCALYPSE--artists interpret END TIMES, featuring Mark Ryden, Ron English, Kris Kuksi, Joe Sorren, Natalia Fabia, Alex Gross, Gary Baseman, Gary Taxali, Sue Coe, Travis Lampe, Femke Hiemstra and many more; SKULL: a history of the skull motif in pre-code comics, pulps, and paperbacks; a loving analysis of R. Crumb's WEIRDO Covers by Steven Heller; AX THE AXIS: Propaganda Caricature Art of WW2; the debut of CJ Pyle and Kari Laine McCluskey, and much, much more.
BLABWORLD No. 1 -- a deluxe anthology of art, illustration, found graphics, and sequential art -- is the brainchild of BLAB! founder and Chicago-based art director and designer Monte Beauchamp, whose work has appeared in GRAPHIS, PRINT, COMMUNICATION ARTS, AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION, and THE SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS. He has received numerous design awards for Excellence in Print and Television Communications. His books include: STRIKING IMAGES: Vintage Matchbook Cover Art (Chronicle), THE DEVIL IN DESIGN (Fantagraphics), THE LIFE & TIMES OF R. CRUMB (St. Martin's Press), NEW & USED BLAB! (Chronicle), and DEVILISH GREETINGS (Fantagraphics).