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”
Here’s some new Star Wars art from me (actually, all Empire Strikes Back. I just realized that). See them all 7pm this Monday at Northern Soul (557 1st St, Hoboken, NJ) at the opening reception for my new “Portraits Of Awesomeness” show. If you’d like to purchase one of them and can’t make it to Hoboken, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
“I Don’t Know Where You Get Your Delusions” – 18″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas
“Join Me” – 36″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas
“Boba Close-Up” – 8″ x 10″ acrylic on canvas board
“Do Or Do Not” – 11″ x 14″ acrylic with colored pencil on bristol board
On behalf of Northern Soul and the Northern Soul Art Project’s curator Narciso Espiritu, Jr., I invite you to the opening reception for “Portraits Of Awesomeness: The Pop-Culture Art of Craig Mahoney” on Monday, October 20th at 7pm. Nearly two dozen new, original drawings and paintings celebrating my favorites from movies, music, TV, and comedy will be on display, with most being shown publicly for the first time.
All artwork will be available for purchase. In addition, there will be drink specials, free snacks, and some of the movies and music that inspired the artwork playing throughout the night. I’m also hearing a rumor that there will be cookies. No promises, though.
If you’re the type of person who enjoys promoting other people’s work (and if you are, THANKS!), here’s the link to the facebook event page and below are some promo pics for your Instagram, twitter, and facebook feeds. Feel free to tag me on instagram (@yerolepalCraiggers) or twitter (@CraigMahoney) and hashtag it #PortraitsOfAwesomeness (Is that a long hashtag? Yes. Do I have a better idea? No. We’ll just have to live with it.).
I’ve been derelict in keeping up this blog, but not in drawing and painting new pics. Here’s a bunch of recent ones. Most of them are available to purchase or available as prints. If interested, e-mail me at email@example.com or visit my Society6 store.
“Audrey” – 9″ x 12″ pencil on paper
“The Bat, The Cat, The Clown, and The Car” triptych – Each painting 11″ x 14″ acrylic on bristol board
“Boba Close-Up” – 8″ x 10″ acrylic on canvas board
“Cash” – 9″ x 12″ charcoal and colored pencil drawing
“Captain’s Farewell” – 9″ x 12″ pencil drawing
“Frank” – 9″ x 12″ charcoal and colored pencil drawing
“Suntory Time” – 9″ x 12″ drawing
I have some new art up for sale at my Society6 shop. Click on the pics below for links to each one.
“Say My Name”
“HULK SAVE BALLOON”
If you’re on tumblr, please give me a follow. In my attempts to penetrate and permeate as much of the web as possible with my li’l doodles and jokes, I’ve created a few specific tumblr sites dedicated to my various activities. Some of these are brand new, a few have been around for awhile, but all will be updated near daily from here on out with new material and old.
At Yer Ole Pal Craiggers you’ll find updates on all my comedy comings and goings.
Portraits Of Awesomeness is dedicated solely to my geek and pop culture art.
The Art Of A Champion is nothing but my sports art.
Last but not least, Sketch(ing) Comedy will be sketches, drawings, paintings, and poster/flyer art I do of or for various comedians, some famous, some legendary, some just friends of mine.
There’s gonna be some cool stuff (I promise!). So check it all out. Thanks!
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