Friday, November 21, 2008

$399. & Under! Black Cat Art Sale Sat Dec 6 w Music+Fashion+DJ+Film

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Jennifer Hart Biagiotti
11523 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City CA 90066 310 313 4931

For Immediate Release: November 17, 2008

For Press Contact: 310 313 4931

“$399. & UNDER!”

Buy ART for Holiday Gifts That Will Never Be Thrown Away!
A fine Art Reduced Priced Sale, Fashion, Film, Music, Performance, Design Riot
Make Warhol’s Ghost Proud: Eccentric-Stylish-costume Hair & Dress Encouraged!
Black Cat Gallery December 6-January 20 Hours: Friday & Saturday 11-6pm & By Appointment
Opening & Artists’ Reception Sat. December 6, 2008 7pm-Midnight

Live music (12 Midnight): FANGS ON FUR



Live Gothic Fashion Divas : fatal impact

Indie Films (7-12 Midnight): “The Three Sisters” and “Portals” by JUN TIANGCO III

The Black Cat Gallery in Culver City, presents “$399 and UNDER!” a multi-creative outburst with extremely reduced prices on artworks by LA’s best artists.
Opening night for “$399 and UNDER!” is Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 7pm-12 Midnight and will feature the Artists’ Reception, Live Fashion models, Live Music and DJ mixing, Live Action Painting, Indie Film, and Architecture, all of the violently original. There will be $399. And Under priced Artworks by JAMES MATHERS, NORTON WISDOM, TERRELL MOORE, TIMOTHY WILLIMAS, ORION, ANGIE MASON, ABRIL ANDRADE, GEZA X, TIM MOHAWK, CHRISTOPHER MOONLIGHT, TIM TIMMERMAN, STEVE BALDINO, HERWIG MARURER, JEREMY CORBELL, DAWN LAUREEN, ERIC FOBAIR, TIM TIMMERMAN, KEVIN ROLLY, JOSE WANTLAND, RALPH BONILLA, MICHAEL CASEY, JUSTIN KALMEN, KATRINA BEA, EDWIN BETHEA, MICHAEL SPITALETTO, and many more artists TBA.

FANGS ON FUR will be assaulting the eyes and ears of all with their ferocious and well-crafted music delivered with a style all their own @ midnight. Fangs on Fur combine their Gothic/New Wave melodies and tight slamming Punk attack with a Diva Art Fright stage show. If you want to hear something ORIGINAL and you like the Goth/Punk guitar sound of TSOL, wild stage antics of Iggy Pop, and the haunted singing style and visuals of Siouxie Sou, Fangs on Fur are for you. With a lineup featuring ex members of Christian Death, 45 Grave, Faith and the Muse, and The Leaving Trains comes a talented sound and fury by musical artists who know what the hell they are doing. They even design and create their own clothes! Look for their Fangs on Fur EP on Pachinkore Records. To eject from your life the corporate filth of Blink 182 and Greenday that’s been shoved down your throat see Fangs on Fur live at Black Cat and visit & You’ll get immediate results.

DARREN REVELL, the visionary DJ, creator and host of Big Sonic Heaven on Indie 103.1 will be administering his favorite musical meds all night within the gallery.
By combining Ethereal Dreampop, Shoe Gaze, Goth/Industrial, and Dark Romantic Rock for masterfully created sets Revell will be spinning his musical menagerie of sounds for 399. & Under! by mixing the timeless songs of yesterday-Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, Portishead, Bauhaus- with the songs of the here and now:
Panda Riot, The Verve, Sigur Ros, Autolux, and Goldfrapp.

JMARTIN, artist/custom clothing designer for J-Low, Gwen Stefani, Dave Navarro, LA Laker Smush Parker, P Diddy, Ayu Hamaski, etc. will be airbrushing fashion models throughout the evening. For the first time in NBA history, an NBA player, (Smush Parker), is wearing custom painted shoes by J. JMartin can paint on anything under the sun and make it electric.

JUN TIANGCO III will be projecting two of his silent films “The Three Sisters” and “Portals”. “The Three Sisters”, starring Rainbow Underhill, explores the inner disturbing spaces of a schizophrenic woman who isn’t aware of her three separate sides. “Portals is a color visual story about the creative flow in artists and following the connection to the source where it comes from.

FATAL IMPACT the online Gothic, Punk, and Dark Counter Culture clothing and accessorie store will be featuring Drop Dead Gothic Fashion Divas all night.
Fatal Impact is owned and operated by the highly-creative and soon to be married duo Goth Model, Fashion Designer and Musician Kitty Corey and Post Punk/Goth DJ Jamey Wheeler. Look for Fatal Impact discount coupons for clothes and accessories that shock, scare and inspire during the opening reception.

Complimentary AGWA BUZZ cocktails, (a new LEGAL liqueur distilled from coca leaves from Bolivia), ALIZE’ fruit cognac cocktails, and organic BLISS tea will be served on the outdoor smoking patio by the Saints and Sinners bar blessing godz.

Door: $10

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Press Release: "Night Gallery" Sat Nov 15 T.Williams, J.Mathers, Geza X

11523 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City CA 90066 310 313 4931


Saturday, November 15, 2008 7pm-12 Midnight
Main Room Fine Art Exhibit featuring:

Sub-Gallery Fine Art Exhibit featuring:

Live Gothic/Acoustic Music by:
MICHAEL BERG (10:30 pm)


Make Warhol’s Ghost Proud: Eccentric Dress Encouraged!

Triad birthday bash for Timothy Williams, James Mathers, Eric Dhyrsen


Like Willem DeKooning, Artist/Musician TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, supported his art making by house painting. Finding discarded vintage doors and windows from the houses he painted and off the street, distressing them further and placing his oceanic-stained glass paintings behind the glass Timothy’s work gained notoriety and started selling in famed Venice artist Terrell Moore’s Westminster Garage Gallery in the 90’s and is now included with the likes of Picasso and Matisse in Hammer Museum owners Michael Hammer Collection, Weinstein Gallery Director Michael Miller, Bauhaus/Love & Rockets Bass Man David J, and film producer Alan Mindel. "Timothy has hit upon an original style. I haven’t seen anything that looks quite like his work. I appreciate the way his art looks old and mysterious yet new and never seen before." -Michael Hammer. Timothy and actress wife, Rainbow Underhill, opened the seminal Culver City Black Cat Gallery known for it’s melting cauldron of creativity. Since 2000 Black Cat’s shows have included fine art, music, dj’s, architecture & fashion shows. Los Angeles Times listed Black Cat as one of LA’s best galleries.

Since Andy Warhol gave JAMES MATHERS his first one man show at New York’s famed Paige Powell Gallery, where Jean-Michel Basquiat also made his start, the World of Art has undeniably recognized the fierce talent and genius of this LA based Soul Attacking, Mind-Bending Master Painter. Mather’s collectors include the famous
Corsini Family of Florence, Actors Nicholas Cage, Eric Idle (Monty Python) and Beverly D’Angelo, Crowded House singer Tim Finn, and Dublin’s famed Guinness Draught Co. Owner Marina Guinness. The Art of Mr. Mathers will arrest your vision, flex your convictions, slap and somehow soothe your soul. James has shown at Edgemar Center for the Arts, Turskin Whitney, Phoenix, Sponto, Attack, Zero One, Charley Cowles, Gracy Mansion, and Nature Mort Galleries in the states and has also shown internationally in Zurich, Rome, Berlin, Dublin, and Amsterdam. Adding to his prolific art career James has also directed 3 independent feature films, "Crushproof", "Bungalow 19", "Karmageddon" and had a major role in "Malibu Song"- a documentary film about the state closure and destruction of the homes of the Topanga Arts Community.

Legendary platinum music producer GEZA X helped invent Punk Rock producing seminal acts Black Flag, The Germs, Dead Kennedy’s, etc. and performing/recording his own art damaged music since punk’s beginning in the late 70’s. His productions of "Holiday in Cambodia" for the Dead Kennedys and "Lexicon Devil" for The Germs separated California's punk sound from others at the time with its eccentricity, humor and spunk, making Los Angeles very different than the scene in New York or London. In the 90’s Geza produced Meredith Brooks’s song "Bitch" which went platinum ranking #2 on the charts and the musical bible Billboard Magazine voted Geza "Best Producer of the Year" in 1997. Since the 80’s Geza began taking pictures of the early punk scene. Geza now takes those pictures, such as a 1979 photo he shot of Red Hot Chili Pepper singer Anthony Keidis, dramatically alters it via computer, prints the altered photo on canvas, adds paint to the canvas and frames the completed works with copper tubing. He describes his artworks as "Biomorphic Shutterings." The neo-Warhol, pop-iconic, and vibrantly colorful style work comes across as contemporary to the core with harrowing whispers of yesterday. Geza has shown in several group shows including Track 16 and Black Cat Galleries. Geza’s art collectors include Tool manager Victoria Blake, Philanthropist Cameron Melville, and famed artist manager and collector Peter Hursch.

MICHAEL BERG will be performing his musically superb and highly original dark folk/nighttime cafÈ ballads at 10PM.
David J of Bauhaus/Love and Rockets has recently produced Michael’s new album "Lights Down", which gives shades of Nick Drake and Jacques Brel sung with Michael’s own unique storytelling style. Against the backdrop of his fingerpicked guitar or piano you will find this is real music by a real artist! If you are ailing from the C-grade "singer/songwriter" musical impostors who shove insipid music into our lives via big media, Michael Berg is your new medicine man! Give "Save Me" a listen for immediate relief, musical inspiration and hope from the evening shadows.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Event: Night Gallery: "Studio Art Party" @ Black Cat Gallery

Event: NIGHT GALLERY: "STUDIO ART PARTY" at Black Cat Gallery

Saturday November 15, 2008 7pm-12 Midnight Free Admission


and in the Sub-Gallery: CHRISTOPHER MOONLIGHT

Triad B-Day Bash for Timothy Williams, James Mathers, Eric Dhyrsen



Eccentric Dress Encouraged!

Timothy WilliamsARTIST 310 * 488 * 9166 BLACK CAT GALLERY DIRECTOR 310 * 313 * 4931 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City CA 90066

Flier by Christopher Moonlight & Moonlight Art Magazine and tell them we sent you.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Outside The Lines: An Art Show

This is the latest art show I'm in, where I will be displaying my works on wood. I may put up more of the classic Christopher Moonlight stuff, but I'm not sure how much space I'll have. As you can see there are nine people in the show, including myself; all teachers at Art Is Our Passion. I really do hope you can come. All the info in in the flier below.

Christopher Moonlight Art Show 02/03/2008

Friday, November 2, 2007

Super-Goths in Progress

My four page Black Lipstick Curse story, Super-Goths goes well, I think. These are of course more work in progress photos of this, my first fully painted comic. So far I'm very happy with it, all though it's not quite what I intended it to be. Having said that, I also should point out that it is an experiment. I am by no means done educating myself about my craft, and find the learning experience to be every bit as interesting as the stories themselves. You may be asking yourself why I am painting comics rather then just plane inking them. Not to say that I won't ever do black and white again, but I do want to make sure that every comic I do is special in some way or another. I may not be among the greatest of today's artist, but I do think of myself as one of the more original and exciting. I've found that some of my favorite artist as of late, have relegated themselves to some of the driest of subjects, from my point of view... Or maybe they've just taken interesting subjects and found ways to make them dry and uninteresting, because they think that somehow that will make them more acceptable to the comic illiterate. It's not going to make people who don't read comics, want to read them any more you know, or gain us more respect, so quite trying to impress boring old people, and remember why you got into comics in the first place. Right, I'm logging off and getting on with my day. I've said far to much already, and the web has dulled my judgment enough already.

Thanks to Eddie Campbell, Batton Lash, and Dan Brereton for there insight. I see your influences on my work. Do you?

Friday, October 12, 2007

New Black Lipstick Curse Pencils

These are the pencils for one of many Black Lipstick Curse projects I'm working on right now. It's a four page superhero spoof, that I wrote a while ago for a friend of mine who never got around to drawing it... so I did. Anyway, I have one other six page story, and Frank Kane has come up with two more eight pagers. He also has a 160+ story that he's working on for me, but I don't get to see that until it's done.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Shrine Report

So, as many of you may know, I had a table for my comic, The Black Lipstick Curse at the Shrine Auditorium, this past Sunday. Over all the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention was collectibles show, with low attendance, but it was still nice to have a presence there, and having said that, I really didn't do to bad. Nor was I the only person there pushing their own comic book.

Of course we have to start with me. Aren't I just the cutest thing you ever saw?

...and the table. I think it turned out rather nice.

Here's Bill Bronson with his line of rather cheeky comic strips. This was his first time at the Shrine, too.

Blazin Brandy had a very nice booth, and I'm told that they're there every show. They were also pushing the novel Of Another Kind.
And here are the nice folks at Tumble Creek Press with their book 13. They seemed to be having a good time, while selling prints, having drawings for prizes, and giving out ashcans
And of course those damn Jedi (this time from are always acting up. Here they are fighting over the last copy of my comic. But really, these guys were just awesome, from there willingness to pose for photos, to the attention to detail in their costumes. I was very impressed, and happy to see that there would be people dressed up, even at a small convention like this.
People I forgot to photograph, include the Bridges, of Pendant Productions (Your Source for Original Radio Dramas!) who do wonderful fan, superhero radio shows. Comic dealers Eliot & Josh Spero, and staff, who we had the table next to ours (and bought work off of me) as well as my friend Dan, who knowing nothing about comic books, helped me out all day long, without complaint or pay. Thanks also go out to Heidi MacDonald for making an anouncment about my table on her blog for Publishers Weekly, called The Beat.
Lastly I'd like to thank Bruce Schwzartz for providing me with the table at an amazingly low rate.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Big 2007 San Diego Comic Con Wrap-up: One Month Later

What? I've been busy. You try sitting down and writing about that monster of a convention, right after getting back. Okay, you're right, a lot of people did, but they were ether payed to do it, or just out of their damn mind. Even Heidi MacDonald took a breather after the con before writing over 40,000 words on the subject, and and I'm sure she would tell you that it could have taken more.
Anyway we were there, pushing our new comic The Back Lipstick Curse.

Two things: One, I forgot to take pictures while I was there, so I'm going to find ways to substitute them with other things (and there are plenty of photos on line anyway) and two, my hearts really not in this. I love comic con, but it was so big this year, so overwhelming, that I came away with a feeling of isolation, that I believe was shared by many a comic book (and graphic novel) creator. I know that sounds odd, with over 150,000 people in attendance, but with so many other things to compete with, that had nothing to do with comics, and so many people going this way and that, it all kind of started to feel a little meaningless.
Right, let's start with the arrival, where we first got our badges and souvenir books. Great news on that front. All of my students Star Wars 30th anniversary pin-ups made it in. Great job kids.
Then it was on to:

10:30-11:30 From Fan to Creator: Goal-Setting for Creative Types—Which side of the convention table do you want to be on, artist or fan? If it’s artist, what’s keeping you from getting there? If you have an idea in your head that you’ve had trouble bringing into reality, you might benefit from this practical goal-setting workshop. Teacher and leadership trainer Douglas Neff will show you techniques for setting and achieving your most important goals. Whether you want to write your own screenplay, draw your first comic, or shoot your independent film, you’re sure to get something useful from this informative workshop. Room 30CDE

On our way we got to wave hi to our passing friend Pan Noles as she shuffled Neil Gaiman to some unknown event. She came an went so quickly, it made me feel a little sad. Anyway, the room was full. Took a peek in, to see what it was all about, and lost interest very fast. Listening to the man talk, I realized I'm living the goal-setting lifestyle as it is, so it was off to the exhibit hall for us, where our little girl Katelyn met her first celebrity.

As you can see, it was love at first sight. As we rolled wee lass away, she kept turning around for one last look. Damn cute.

Now, where did we stop? In no particular order.

Exhibit A Press:
...where we picked up the Supernatural Law Companion. It's a wonderful little book written by artist and writer Batton Lash's wonderful wife (and SL editor) Jackie Estrada, who was kind enough to note my small contribution to their comic within. Jack also had the presence of mind to take photos.

Then it was on to Eddie Campbell, whom I also didn't get to see for very long, and for the stupidest reason. By the time we got to see him, we weren't sure if we had enough money to stay parked where we we're, and thus cut short our last day at the con. I hate being broke.

Neko Press. Wonderful people. Great art. Took some video of artist and owner Billy Martinez, doing some fantastic live painting. Enlarge the picture to see when his next show is by the way. I did a piece on them, in this blog, which you can read here.
I'd like to thank David Mack for this poster and the copies of Kabuki that he gave to my students at Art Is Our Passion. David, I will not forget your continued kindness toward my students, and your support of their education.
We also go to spend some time with another great comic book painter, Dan Brereton who is going to be coming out with a whole bunch of new stories for his book The Nocturnals. I cant tell you how much I love his work, and I really recommend you pick it up.
Cecil Castellucci and Jim Rugg where on hand, signing their book The Plain Janes. I think this is a very good book to put into the hands of any young person.
My wife Faith, and baby Katelyn watch as am unidentified ego goes by.
I stop to say hi to one of my fans.
Also stopped and traded coming with the folks at Bleeding Edge, who I'm quite a fan of. Believe it or not, I really like the comic they're putting out, to tell the story of their toys. It's sincere, and unashamed of what it is. A quality sorely laking in a lot of things goth.
We also had the pleasure of meeting up with Dame Darcy, for a nice chat about our upcoming projects. She's a very nice woman with an imagination to match, and I love her work.
Another victim of the parking lot cures were our friends at Penny-Farthing Press, whom I've written about here, and who have just debuted there first animated film, The Lock.

...and that was it, I think. I don't know, I'm sure there was more, but I was beat.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Two New Christopher Moonlight Prints

Ah, and now the new prints are ready. Here they are. Only two of them I'm afraid, but I have a lot of projects going at this time, and so I don't paint as much as I'd like to. I'm also trying to pull together some new artist spotlights for everyone who reads here, just so this blog doesn't become all about me, all the time, and because I've discovered some extraordinary talent as of late. I'm hoping I can get them to talk to us, and let me post some of their work here. Here's 60's Dream which I've talked about before, here. I think we all know what this is from the posts below, but my ego is big enough that I think that some of my admirers may want a print of it.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

New Postcard

Here are the images for my new promotional post card, featuring The Black Lipstick Curse on one side, and my newest mermaid on the other. Please, feel free to save the later as your newest desktop.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A Trippy Little Mermaid

As promotion time grows nearer, I keep coming up with images which are easy to do black and white T-shirts with, as well as color. For this image the main goal was to do a picture that would ID me, while still keeping with my style. I've also been experimenting with that 1960's, San Francisco, psychedelic, rock and roll poster look, which I adore so much. The computer has been great for coloring like that. Anyway, you can see by the work in progress pics that I did the original drawing in pen and ink, and then colored it in the computer. It's good for those sorts of things.