Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Camilla D'Errico Limited Edition Print Release

If you are in town for the Stumptown Comics Fest, stop on by and kick the weekend off in style. The print, t-shirt and tote bag look amazing.

Camilla d'Errico is a product of her split heritage, Italian and Canadian rolled into one: Italian fiestiness, Canadian politeness, and an early addiction to Saturday morning cartoons and comics. Her first love was and still is comics. Growing up she was more often doodling sexy damsels and dragons on her textbooks than reading them. In 1998, Camilla first attended her first San Diego Comic Con where upon the moment she walked through the doors she realised that a 9–5 day job would kill her and this was what she wanted to do.
After a few years in the comic industry Camilla expanded her style into a variety of other ventures: snowboard decals, magazine covers, toys, clothes and the pop art gallery scene. Thanks to her relentless energy, dedication, and sleep deprivation, she has followed her dream of working creatively for a living. She is part of what may be the first art movement in Western History where women are not second-class citizens, but have an edge in the mind of the public, especially when it comes to capturing the essence of the modern woman.
"Its about expressing what they feel and feeling what they express"

Monday, April 6, 2009

Portland Hanami

I think this will be the last hanami this year. The blossoms looked great on the waterfront today. Beautiful warm weather, onigiri, friends and shochu.......... Good day.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

J Shea and Ippei Gyoubu opening at Compound

Thursday was another super night at Compound. The economy be damned! Ippei and Joe made some incredible art. It was a beautiful spring night in Portland and hundreds of people came out to show their love for the artists. It was the first time that I had back to back shows with Japanese artists. Both shows were a great success. This year I want to keep pushing forward in promoting Japanese artists as well as artists from all over the world. It's been really positive so far. Upcoming this year we have some awesome artists from Japan. Look for shows with Rei Mochizuki, Hooky, Kana Ohtsuki, Katsuya Terada and "strange bedfellows" Japanese/American collaboration show. Stay Tuned!!!