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The Gallery Always Open with No Overhead…

Here is the latest show this Winter. Come down to Pasadena and check it out!

 

Remember to keep coming back to check on our latest shows at our gallery. Let us know if you want to submit your work for our next show. Also, why don’t you go in person and see all of our fabulous paintings yourself!

How and Illustration is Made: Behind the Scenes of Danny and the Tree of Life

The latest tale within Tales from Mr. Pelinger’s House is Danny and the Tree of Life. It’s about a boy who grew up in the shadow of the largest tree in the world at the top of the temple on top of the largest mountain in the world. Read about his journey to climb the fabled Tree of Life as it spans through the galaxy. Travel up this tree with him to see all its wonders!

Before you do, let us see how this tale was made.

First I draw and paint the backgrounds in graphite and then colored pencils. Then I will draw and paint a very large head to be added to a smaller body… Well, when it is done, the head won’t be so large or the body so small. Photoshop allows me to put these drawings together like that old toy called Colorforms. This process allows me to get more detail into the faces, but still, be able to save money by working on sheets of paper under 9″ x 12″. It is also easier to store the paintings since I will be moving them from place to place (nobody else is buying them…). Below is an example:

 

Keep coming back and see how the rest of the book was made. You can also find Danny and the Tree of Life within the pages of Tales from Mr. Pelinger’s House. I welcome you to get your copy now.

Another Tale within the Mr. Pelinger’s House Series

Danny and the Tree of Life

This is the tale of a two-year-old that grows up quickly! Danny within the temple on top of the tallest mountain in the world has been living in the shadow of the tallest tree in the world. Not only is it the tallest tree in the world, but it is the tallest tree in the galaxy, the fabled Tree of Life. He leaves his home to climb to its top through the galaxy to learn all of its secrets.

Journey with Danny and meet the Moon Smith, Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, Hermetical Hymie, and many more people.

Danny and the Tree of life and the other great stories are available in Tales from Mr. Pelinger’s House available now! Buy your copy here.

Celebrating the New Year with Fresh Talent: Candace Tang

Welcome Back to The Summer Street Library’s Winter Interstitial

and Happy New Year!

 

This week, we are welcoming in the new year with the breath of fresh air that is Candace Tang.

Also known by her artist signature CTANG, this spectacular up-and-coming artist pulls references from the world around her, whether that be from comics, movies, or ancient myths. Tang then depicts her varied muses traditionally or digitally using software such as Adobe Photoshop.

Regardless of her choice of subject material or medium, Candace Tang skillfully renders in a signature style that I cannot get enough of.

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Arkham: Tales from the Flipside Fall 2020

The latest Arkham: Tales from the Flipside is up!
We have tales from Edgar Allan Poe, Clifford D. Simak, Lisa Dechenes, Christopher Jon Luke Dowgin, and Philip K. Dick for the Fall Issue.
Henry Sinclair meets the famous detective C. Auguste Dupin, We have another tale of mystery in The Salem Cemetery series of finding one’s self, a murderous cuckoo, a tormenting raven, and an alien that gets drunk on people’s sorrows.

Rising Star Parruh Dox

Welcome to The Summer Street Library’s Winter Interstitial!

There may be snow on the ground, but The Summer Street Library’s blog lives and breathes (albeit chillily and wrapped up in a scarf).

While we often start our spotlight artist articles with a brief introduction to the work or its artist, this week we are diving right into the poetry. Powerful and poignant, these three poems by rising star poet and spoken-word artist Parruh Dox stand alone.

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New Issue of Arkham: Tales from the Flipside

Jinn and Bass River Beverly Ma

A bit of Comedy and Horror this Season!

Read the latest issue of Arkham: Tales from the Flipside. In this season’s issue, we have six illustrated stories. The first story is The Land of .Oz, the latest in The Sinclair Narratives, where everyone’s favorite immortal, Henry Sinclair, fights off a horde of jinn before Cecil Rhodes (Debeers Diamonds and apartheid) floods America with gold to crash our economy and England invades from the Thousand Islands. In the next tale, Robert Bloch’s (author of Psycho) Creeper in the Crypt tells about a critter that stalks through the tunnels in Arkham. Followed The Gathering by Lisa Deschene, the latest from The Salem Cemetery series, where a man goes up against nature’s crafty squirrels in a game of death. Then in Evelyn E. Smith’s tale Man’s Best Friend, a slacker has been appointed by a machine at random to kill the previous overlord to become the new leader. Our final tale is about what happens when you get a wishing machine beyond your credit level in Something for Nothing by Robert Sheckley.

New Story from The Sinclair Narratives and Arkham!

The Land of .OZ

Mark Twain, Henry Sinclair, Teddy Roosevelt, and Nikola Tesla

Welcome back to another story from everyone’s favorite immortal, Henry Sinclair, and his third-generation Viking ragtag crew.  In this installment, Henry has to fight back a horde of jinns working with John Hammond and Cecil Rhodes (DeBeers and Apartheid notoriety) before England stages an invasion from the Thousand Islands and floods America with gold crashing our economy. He is helped along by his crew, Nikola Tesla, Theodore Roosevelt, a young FDR, Keno Crowninshield, and Mark Twain once again.

To read Land of .Oz click here!

To read the latest issue of Arkham: Tales from the Flipside Summer 2020 click here!