Full Circle
October 20, 2013

A&D

I recently got asked to be a guest speaker at the High School of Art & Design in NYC, it was a special honor for me since I graduated from the school back in 1995. The actual building that housed the old A&D I went to was demolished earlier this year, so I was given a full tour of the new school and facilities.
photo 1 photo 2Although I barely ever used them, nothing says art school like these little guys, lol.

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One of the coolest things that stuck out to me at the new High School of Art & Design was the tiling on one of the hallways, it’s a pixelated version of jimmy Palmiotti’s countdown 51 cover.  As you can see in the floor lay out above, Superman is clearly depicted on the hallway floor. For more pics of the new A&D click HERE, note: these are early work in progress pictures.
showsI’m usually so busy doing my art hustle thing, that I often over look how the animated projects I’ve worked influence younger artist coming up.  The three shows I’ve worked on that got the most reactions from the A&D animation students where “Batman The Brave and the Bold”, 4kids “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “codename: Kids Next Door”. It’s awesome to see the reactions from the demographic that they’re intended for first hand. I look forward to building and connecting more with the High School of Art & Design for future projects and lectures.

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Tristan Eaton Bodega (BAIT Exclusive)
July 27, 2013

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The Bodega artist series continues with art power house and fellow B&A rep artist Tristan Eaton! Tristan is one of those inspirational artist who is always on the move… from murals, toy design, corporate branding to fine art in a high end galleries, he’s got it covered. Tristan Eaton’s orange Bodega features his classic Amazon Queen, which should be familiar to many of his fans. Limited to 100 pieces, the Bodega was released at BAIT’s flagship store in Diamond Bar, CA.

001TristanxkaNOnewdate2_bait_tk_bodega4_bait_tk_bodega3_bait_tk_bodega21_bait_tk_bodegaIt’s always fun to meet peeps that collect our work, thank you for the support!

002kaNOXTrisshirtflyerAs part of the evenings events, we collaborated on this T-shirt promotion for the first 30 fans to purchase a Bodega.

7_bait_tk_bodegab1151adee02b11e291b222000a1f98fa_711_bait_tk_bodegaBait did a great job on the shirts, and if you missed out…you can cop it HERE!

…and if for some weird reason you know who I am and don’t know who Tristan Eaton is? well, CNN did a feature on him just for you!

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Citizen kaNO at the MoMA
June 10, 2013

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I’ve been going to Art museums since I was a kid, a credit I owe entirely to the NYC Public School system. Those class trips had a profound influence on what I do till this day. As a kid one of my favorite parts of the trip was ending up in the gift shop checking out books and souvenirs.

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The Museum of Modern Art is one of my favorite art museums in NYC. While back home on a short trip, I managed to land a meeting with one of the MoMA Design and Book Store buyers. The meeting resulted in them officially carrying my book –“CITIZEN KANO, The Art of The Hustle”!

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The MoMA Design and Book store is located in the actual Museum of Modern Art on 11 W53rd Street in midtown. The museum averages 2.5 million visitors a year, so I’m definitely psyched about the exposure!

CK-book-at-MoMAFront and center with some really good company! I’d be fronting really hard if I said I wasn’t super psyched about this. For those of you who don’t have the book, it has forwards by Jackson Publick creator of Adult Swim’s The Venture Brothers, super cartoonist Stephen Destefano and Ray Wong from Intricate Concepts.

Picture_3CITIZEN KANO is the first official published collection of my work, mainly capturing my works from 2007/08. This book has a little bit of everything, character designs, illustrations, paintings, Graff sketches, toy designs and toy customs.

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The book retails for $25 USD, if you don’t have a copy yet, show your support and pick one up from the MoMA store the next time you visit the Museum 😉

A special thank you to Brand Studio Press for making the book happen and to my awesome sister Izay for snapping these pics for me.

Hannah-Barabarians show
April 9, 2013


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Earlier this year I was invited to participate in this pretty cool art show curated by the Studio Miners. I don’t usually do theme shows, but this one was right up my alley. The show focuses on paying tribute to all the cartoons characters we all enjoyed watching as kids. I chose to pay tribute to Dennis the Menace, the cartoon was cool, but the comic was way better! Hank Ketcham is still one of my favorite comic strip artist of all time. My painting is featured as the front of the show flyer, if you’re in NYC, swing by and check out an awesome show, myplasticheart gallery never disappoints!

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Too Art For TV 6
November 5, 2012

“Too Art For TV” is back with it’s 6th annual art show, ready to exhibit the animation industries finest off screen artist! The opening is this Friday, November 9th and kicks off at 6-10 PM. Here is my piece for the show.

Title: 3 The Hard Way!
medium: Acrylics, enamel & ink on wood.
dimensions: 20″ x 20″ x 1.5″
price: Please contact Liz at bunnycutlet (at) gmail (dot) com