“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.

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New Art: Star Wars

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 cm@craigmahoney.com

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“I Don’t Know Where You Get Your Delusions” – 18″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas

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“Join Me” – 36″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas

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“Boba Close-Up” – 8″ x 10″ acrylic on canvas board

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“Do Or Do Not” – 11″ x 14″ acrylic with colored pencil on bristol board

“Portaits Of Awesomeness” Art Show Opening Mon 10/20 in Hoboken

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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.).

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New Art: Batman, Star Wars, Yankees, Music, Movies, and More…

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 cm@craigmahoney.com or visit my Society6 store.

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“Audrey” – 9″ x 12″ pencil on paper

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“The Bat, The Cat, The Clown, and The Car” triptych – Each painting 11″ x 14″ acrylic on bristol board

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“Boba Close-Up” – 8″ x 10″ acrylic on canvas board

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“Cash” – 9″ x 12″ charcoal and colored pencil drawing

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“Captain’s Farewell” – 9″ x 12″ pencil drawing

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“Frank” – 9″ x 12″ charcoal and colored pencil drawing

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“Suntory Time” – 9″ x 12″ drawing

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”

New Art For Sale: Batman, Star Wars, MST3K, Calvin and Hobbes

Here’s a bunch of recently finished pieces that I hope you like. If you’re interested you can either purchase the original paintings below directly through paypal, or you can order custom prints and reproductions at over my new Society6 store, where you can find these pieces and a few of my older ones as well. Enjoy!

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“Judge Me By My Size, Do You?”

11″ x 14″ acrylic on bristol board, 2014 – $350

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Purchase prints at Society6

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“In The Not-Too-Distant Future”

11″ x 14″ acrylic on bristol board, 2014 – $350

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Purchase prints at Society6

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“Get Rid Of Slimy Superheroines”

11″ x 14″ acrylic on bristol board, 2014 – $200

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“Bat Skywalker & Robin-D2”

11″ x 14″ acrylic on bristol board, 2014 – $200

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Purchase prints at Society6

Works In Progress: Bill Murray, Alien, Yankees, Easy Rider, and more…

After a few weeks spent tending to other matters, I am currently in the middle of SEVERAL different pieces. I didn’t get that Bill Murray painting done in time for the opening of the Legends Of Laughter show at the UCBeast, but I’m hoping to have it done and up on the walls there by next week. I’m also finishing up an Alien drawing I started awhile ago for a Halloween-themed solo show I’m having at Boca Grande in Jersey City at the end of the month. The rest are all commission pieces. There’s the initial sketches for an Easy Rider piece with Hopper, Fonda, and Nicholson riding camels (long story), some repeat pieces where I’ve been asked to do my old Lou Gehrig drawing and recent Quint painting again, and finally a nice li’l beach scene and wedding portrait. A fairly wide variety of pieces hanging around the Batcave right now, waiting to get finished. As always, I’ll post ’em when they’re done.

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