Forgive me for my lack of posts on the blog. I feel really bad for not having time to post… things have been crazy busy with travel and the opening of the Poketo Store. Excuses, excuses… I’m going to be better! Just a heads up though, we are headed down to San Diego this week… so, expect some Comic Con goodness! To keep up, we are always posting on Instagram… find “Poketo” there.
Here are some photos from our recent trip to SF… this from the Jean Paul Gaultier show at the De Young Museum. A must see.
One of our Forest Fables artist, Kristina Collantes is one amazingly talented artist whom we’ve admired for a long time. So when she emailed us last fall, we jumped at the chance to work with her. We love her beautiful landscape and fantastical landscapes she created for us in the wallets and mousepad.
For our Illustrated Interview series, We asked her a several questions and asked her to illustrate the answers and we got some interesting answers. See if you can figure out for yourself.
Check out her work for Poketo here.
Find out more about Kristina here.
Our friends, Ben Jones (Paper Rad) and the Problem Solverz team (John Pham, Jon Vermilyea, and Martin Cendreda) will be opening an exhibition November 19th at Giant Robot 2, West Los Angeles. You may have seen our studio visit at Cartoon Network HQ with these guys. We got an exclusive tour of their studio, a behind the scenes and glimpse into putting this innovative show on the air. This is one of the most visually arresting cartoons on Cartoon Network right now. The stories and characters are awesome and it’s the team of indie comicbook artists behind this program that is most significant to me. The show is different, the art is current… when you watch it, you’ll understand what I’m talking about.
Giant Robot has teamed up with the crew for an exhibition titled, “Art of Problem Solving”. If you’ve seen the show, you understand why it’s worthy of an exhibition. It’s art on national television. And if you know the history of Ben Jones and Paper rad, you see his influence all over this… it’s Ben Jones, 100%.
Below are some images of a super limited zine that our friend, John Vermilyea (lead artist of the Problem Solverz) gave me. These are more like sketches and ideas in this zine, I’m sure you’ll be seeing concept art at the show as well, but, probably tons of finished, vibrant, tripped out pieces. Info on the show below.
Here is Jon Vermilyea… thanks for the zine Jon!
and, the show info…
Love this collaboration. Geoff’s drawings are on Heath’s signature tabletop. Many of the pieces are one of a kind paintings on ceramic, some of the silhouettes totally new to Heath’s 60 year existence. Here are some of my favorite pieces from the show, I couldn’t stop taking pictures, everything was so amazing. I’m not the only one to think so, judging by all of the red dots on everything.
The exhibition is at the Heath LA store until the end of the year. You can read an exclusive interview with Geoff McFetridge from our friends, Bobby Solomon and Kyle Fitzpatrick, of LAImYours.com. For the Angelenos, Geoff McFetridge along with potter/director of Heath LA, Adam Silverman, will be doing a studio talk on December 3rd. Mark your calendar.
Even more images from the show at our Flickr.