La Luz de Jesus Book Signing PHOTOS from last night's event!

Check out a photo album of photos taken at last night’s bursting at the seams book signing for the Art of Sketch Theatre: Volume One at La Luz De Jesus in Hollywood, CA. It was great fun, hope to see you at the next one! Read More

Art of ST Book Signing this Thursday August 11th @ La Luz de Jesus in Los Angeles

This Thursday evening August 11th from 6-9 PM La Luz de Jesus Gallery and Wacko Bookstore will host a signing reception for the artists of The Art of Sketch Theatre: Volume One!! This will be a fun and FREE event and the biggest gathering of ST artists thus far, the following artists are confirmed to be in attendance. Check the link and join us!

Aimée Kuester*
Alex Alvarez*
Ana Bagayan*
Apricot Mantle*
Axel #13*
Brandi Milne*
Brian Smith*
Cameron Davis*
Charles Hu*
Chet Zar*
Christian Lorenz-Scheurer*
The Chung *
Daphne Yap*
Greg “Craola” Simkins*
Gris Grimly*
Jessica Ward*
Kali Fontecchio*
Luke Chueh*
Marshall Vandruff *
Meats Meier *
Michael Broom*
Michael Hussar *
Miss Mindy*
Munk One*
Nate Frizzell*
Rick O’Brien*
Sam Shearon*
Steven Daily*

Event Details Page is Here

Art of Sketch Theatre Group Show @ Gnomon Gallery through Sept 2011

If you missed the big opening reception on July 16th do not despair! The show is open through September 2011 and all available work will be priced for purchase through the store. Check out the link here



Sketch Theatre at San Diego Comic Con 2011 Booth #4712

ST will be returning to San Diego Comic-Con for its third consecutive year! Please come by and say hello while you watch some of the magic happen in a rare open environment (usually it’s just me, the artist, a few drinks and some very loud Slayer)  😀

We will also have copies of the newly released  Art of Sketch Theatre: Volume 1 for sale and a ton of artists stopping in to sign, you won’t want to miss out! I’ll post the artist sketching and book signing schedule Wednesday … check back!

July 21-24, during show hours

The Sketch Theatre / Baby Tattoo Books Booth #4712


The Art of Sketch Theatre: Volume 1 celebrates four years of bringing various industry leading artists together to inspire creativity in others. Sketch Theatre has hosted more than 120 artists worldwide as they create original pieces on camera. The videos, time lapsed and set to mood matching music, include talents from a variety of art backgrounds including traditional, comics, digital visual effects, entertainment and even tattooing. Regular video contributors include Ron English, Nat Jones (Dark Horse Comics’ “The Nail”), Christian Lorenz Scheurer (“The Fifth Element”), and Marc Gabbana (“War of the Worlds”).

Mari Inukai releases a long awaited vinyl toy line with Inner Sanctum and Giant Robot

“I want to let you know that  one of my big dreams come true today!” – Mari


ST artist Mari Inukai‘s Sekaiseifukudan vinyl toy series was released on  May 7th
Designed by Mari  7 different figures were meticulously created by Inner Sanctum in methods new to the toy making world. These pieces are treated like works of art!

For purchasing info visit:
Giant Robot Store

LA, its Wed night… want to see some art?

My old school pal Eric Yahnker is currently riding that wave of unstoppable popularity (he was last month’s cover artist for Juxtapoz) and tonight he is featured in a group show opening in Culver City. Get out there, and expand the senses 🙂

FACEMAKER (a group show)
April 13—May 31, 2011


8910 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

Tonight at Royal/T in Culver City, Ben Jones, Shepard Fairey, Takashi Murakami, Barry McGee, Kenny Scharf, Eric Yahnker, Jane Moseley, Olaf Breuning, and others will explore interpretations of the most universal element of human perception: the face.

Kathy Grayson of The Hole NYC is curating the show. And, as you may know now, Yahnker is our May 2011 issue cover artist, and Olaf Breuning has a 14-page feature. The show opens at 8PM.

“The exhibit explores the inherent tendency to see faces in all objects, which drives each artist to re-imagine the basic figure—whether idiosyncratic, fragmented, collaged, psychological, or geometric. With works from several New York and West Coast-based graffiti artists as well as those from The Hole, all the pieces on display—for the first time ever at Royal/T—will be for sale throughout the duration of the exhibit.”

Featured in the show are works from contemporary young artists including the title piece by Ben Jones, in addition to Barry McGee, Kenny Scharf, Joe Grillo, assume vivid astro focus, Tomoo Gokita, Eric Yahnker, Jane Moseley, Olaf Breuning, KAWS, Ted Mineo, David Shrigley, Shepard Fairey, Eddie Martinez, Taylor McKimens, Francine, Speigel, Avery Newman, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Robert Lazzarini, Aurel Schmidt, Kembra Pfahler, Rivas & Tullie, Aaron Johnson, Brian Belott, Matt Leines, SWOON, Allison Schulnik, Clare Rojas, Jules de Balincourt, Michael Williams, Takeshi Murata, Anders Oinonen, Justin Samson, Misaki Kawai, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Dennis Tyfus, Katherine Bernhardt, Todd James, Matt Greene, Stefan Bondell, Spencer Sweeney, Nate Lowman, Mat Brinkman, Jakub Julian Ziolkowski, Billy Grant, Adam Tullie and FriendsWithYou.

LA Art shows this weekend, don't miss Henry Lewis and Adam Wallacavae @ Corey Helford and "Dystopia" at Copro

Henry Lewis
Absence of Light

Adam Wallacavage
Dreamhome Heartaches

Opening Reception: March 19, 2011, 7—10PM
March 19—April 6, 2011
Corey Helford Gallery
Culver City, California

Henry Lewis 2011

Check out Juxtapoz preview here Read More

Baxa original art for sale

ST artist Tom Baxa has updated his website with a ton of original art including classic D & D spot illustrations and Magic The Gathering work. Check out the links below and hook yourself up!
Paintings series here

Zombie Infestation / Tom Baxa 9 x 12 Oil  – $800 (prints also available)

Mark Ryden + Marion Peck Valentine's Day Book Signing (Los Angeles)

If you are near LA this is a good opportunity to come out and meet Mark and Marion!

MARION PECK & MARK RYDEN: A Valentine’s Day Signing Party!


Marion will be signing her recently published
“Animal Love Summer” monograph book and Mark
will be signing his book of “The Snow Yak Show”.

Monday, February 14th
From 5 pm – 7 pm

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
phone: 323-666-7667

– ST

Early influences, the films of Winsor McCay

Ain’t it Cool News recently dug some pretty good gems out of the History of Animation Archives, here is a brief introduction to the grandfather of animation Winsor McCay, with a glimpse of what could be considered the first known sketching video of all time! Little Nemo from 1911.

incidentally, Brad Bird recently received the The Winsor McCay Award via the 38th annual Annie Awards, he wasn’t present to receive said honor – and here’s why.

– ST

LA Art Show Round up!

This coming weekend presents lots of great opportunities to go out and see some art, many artists featured here on Sketch Theatre. Here are a few suggestions. Get out there!

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Photos from Steven Daily's "Covenant" and Alex Pardee "Vertigo" openings this past weekend!

Hey all … check out this past weekend’s big art show events, Steven Daily’s “Covenant” at La Luz De Jesus in Hollywood, CA and Alex Pardee’s “Vertigo” at Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, CA.

All through the keen eye of ST artist Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, who recently updated his blog with some great pics!


click here or pic above to see gallery. 

TRANSILVANICON opening Sat Dec 4 @ Hyaena Gallery featuring ST artist Tatomir Pitariu!

Tatomir Pitariu “TRANSILVANICON”


Tomorrow Night is the opening reception for TRANSILVANICON, if you are in the LA area, go check out new paintings from ST artist Tatomir Pitariu

“it has become more than stories about Transilvania, it can resonate with cultures from lands
across the forests everywhere!”

Hyaena Gallery
1928 W. Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA 91506
go to Hyaena Gallery for more info

Ron English "Status Factory" Opens TODAY Nov 12 @ Frank Doyle Arts Center, Costa Mesa CA

Ron English “Status Factory”
opens tonight November 12th 2010
6PM @ Frank Doyle Arts Center
2701m Fairview Road, , Costa Mesa CA
click here for show info


One of the most prolific and recognizable artists alive today, Ron English has bombed the global landscape with unforgettable images, on the street, in museums, in movies, books and television. English coined the term POPaganda to describe his signature mash-up of high and low cultural touchstones, from superhero mythology to totems of art history, populated with his vast and constantly growing arsenal of original characters, including MC Supersized, the obese fast-food mascot featured in the hit movie “Supersize Me,” and Abraham Obama, the fusion of America’s 16th and 44th Presidents, an image widely discussed in the media as directly impacting the 2008 election. Other characters carousing through English’s art, in paintings, billboards, and sculpture include three-eyed rabbits, udderly delicious cowgirls and grinning skulls, blending stunning visuals with the bitingly humorous undertones of America’s Premier Pop Iconoclast.

Check out Ron on Sketch Theatre here