“Up All Night Before Christmas” Movie Tribute Window Display

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Here’s a holiday window display I did at the ModCup coffee shop in the Jersey City Heights. It’s a tribute to Christmas movies that are a little more offbeat, dark, or rarely thought of as Christmas movies. I started with the idea of John McClane jumping from a giant explosion as though the tree itself were the Nakatami building, and the whole thing grew (no pun intended) from there. All in all, it’s 15 separate hand-drawn illustrations on a hand-built cartoon tree. The movies are: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, A Christmas Story, Gremlins, Scrooged, Home Alone, Iron Man 3, Trading Places, Jingle All The Way, Ghostbusters 2, Batman Returns, Bad Santa, and The Empire Strikes Back.

You can check it out in person at 479 Palisade Ave in Jersey City, NJ from now through New Year’s, and see more detailed photos at the end of this post.

A few behind-the-scenes tidbits: Continue reading ““Up All Night Before Christmas” Movie Tribute Window Display”

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CALL FOR ART: “A Cartoon Cavalcade” group show at UCB East

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The Hot Chicks Gallery at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, East Village is currently accepting submissions for their next group art show, a tribute to animated comedy from Bugs Bunny to Bob’s Burgers.

“A Cartoon Cavalcade” will open on Tuesday, August 12th, and run until Monday, September 8th.

All art must be ready to hang. Artists will receive 70% of all sales. Email submissions to cm@craigmahoney.com by Friday, August 8th.

Other upcoming group shows at the Hot Chicks Gallery:
SEPT – “Seinfeld” 25th anniversary show
NOV – Harold Ramis 70th birthday tribute

New Art For Sale: Star Wars, Yankees, Breaking Bad, Marvel

I have some new art up for sale at my Society6 shop. Click on the pics below for links to each one.

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“Joltin’ Joe”

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“Say My Name”

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“HULK SAVE BALLOON”

Works In Progress: Kill Bill, Bill Murray, Guinness, Jameson, 80’s Cartoons

Here are bunch of new pieces I’m working on that will hopefully all be finished by the end of the month. The Uma Thurman “Kill Bill” piece, Bill Murray triptych, and 80’s cartoon hero group shot will all be available for purchase. The Arthur Guinness and John Jameson portraits are special commissions for the 9th & Coles Tavern in Jersey City.

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Call For Art: “World’s Finest” Batman/Superman tribute show

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“World’s Finest”, a group art & comedy show celebrating the two greatest superheroes of all time, will open at Northern Soul in Hoboken on Friday August 9th. The opening reception will start at 6pm, followed at 8pm by a comedy show featuring Luke “Clark Kent” Thayer and me, Craig “Bruce Wayne” Mahoney.

I’m currently accepting submissions for art depicting Batman, Superman, or other villains and ancillary characters from their mythos. All works must be at least 8″ x 10″ and ready to hang. Submission deadline is 5pm on Monday, July 29th. All work must be received by 5pm on Wed, August 7th.

E-mail pics of submissions, along with size, medium, and price to cm@craigmahoney.com

Northern Soul takes a 30% commission on every sale, so please price accordingly.

Feel free to share this event with any other artists you know. Thank you!

– Craiggers

Sketchbook: I Believe I Can Fly

I got a call for submissions to an art show with the theme “Dreams Of Flight”. Being the overgrown 10 year old that I am, my thoughts naturally turned to superheroes. Here’s a few of the ideas I’m messin’ around with.

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First Sketches For New Paintings

Here are the initial sketches for a pair of paintings I’ll be working on this week. One is a Star Wars/Sesame Street mashup, with Bert & Ernie as C3-PO & R2-D2. The other is a piece commemorating Johan Santana pitching the first no-hitter in Mets history. Check back for updates.

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