Friday, October 19, 2007

Something From The Cave


I've been without a scanner for awhile so I won't be able to post any new stuff until next week. For now here is the 3rd panel of a triptych I did the other week for an L.A artshow called "Mutation Nation" at the DIY Gallery. I've got a stack of new small paintings that I've been working on the past week that I look forward to putting examples of on here. It's been a crazy week as I've gone to a hospital for my brother's child being born and a few days later a funeral showing for someone I've known half my life that died of a heroin overdose. And I was recently surprised to find out that I'm apparently a nominee in the International Horror Guild for the category of art works from 2006 at the World Fantasy Convention next month in New York? I was really impressed with who I was stacked against, scroll to the bottom of this list to see... http://www.lastsfa.org/wfc2007/program.php
Moebius is apparently the guest of honor so I really wish I could go to this if only to shake his hand. If anyone around here is going I need to find someone to accept my award in the event that I actually win as I won't be able to go. I also got an amazing spot in an upcoming art book, I'll explain more as the details are finalized.
I've also been working on a full novel for my Land Of The Moth project which I'll be illustrating in incredible detail and hopefully publishing in several beautiful and giant art books some years down the road. Work for my epic graphic novel code named "Hob Bob" is slowly moving along as well, so we'll see which gets done first! Staring at a dead person you get a real sense of urgency with the work you have left before you, so I really need to push these projects along.

6 comments:

Sean "Goblin" Aaberg said...

cool stuff aeron. i really like the fucked up colors on this one. the pink & blue elephant demon is fantastic. if someone is smart, they'll have you do some lovecraft reissue covers. also, congrats on the horror nomination, best of luck.

Aeron said...

Thanks Sean, and doing Lovecraft covers would be a lot of fun.

Robert Adam Gilmour said...

I think that's great about you being nominated, I really hope it gets you as well known as you should be. Great Painting.

Human Mollusk said...

Yeah, congrats on the nomination, Aeron!

Paleo said...

The colors on that thing are vibrant in such an eerie way, lovely!
And that’s some big name, stiff competition you got on that prize, PFFFT! i’ll have you win in a second, but then again i have perfect taste, you know? good luck!

And i’m thrilled to hear that the slow march to Hob Bob completion marches on, ha, when THAT thing sees print, rat cartoonists pretenders will run, jump and drown in the ocean in droves!

Aeron said...

Thanks again, and yeah, Hob Bob is going to be insane. It's a weird balance in world building between it and the Moth project, Hob is the whimsical goofball fantasy world in my head that started as a joke and The Land of the Moth is the serious, grotesque, horrifying nightmare world in my head that originated in a time of huge depression.