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”
I’ve got all sorts of aesthetically pleasing goodness up for sale and available to purchase right here, ONLINE! The future, baby. We’re living in it. They’ll make great Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa/Solstice/Saturnalia/”I just like you and felt like buying this” gifts for the movie, comic book, comedy, or sports fan in your life. Speaking of which, if you would like to order a custom commission as a holiday gift, get your orders in to me by Wed, Nov 27, that’s Thanksgiving Eve. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
“Dark Knight Rising” 2013, 11″ x 14″ acrylic on bristol board – $200
“R2, You Stay With The Ship” 2013, 36″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas – $650
“You’re Just A Freak… Like Me!” 2013, 18″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas – $500
“George Carlin” 2013, 14″ x 11″ pencil drawing – $175
“Samurai John” 2013, 11″ x 14″ acrylic on bristol board – $175
“Don’t Panic” 2013, 14″ x 11″ ltd. edition prints, signed & numbered by the artist – $75 each
“Obtainer Of Rare Antiquities” 2013, 24″ x 36″ acrylic on canvas – $600