Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October = Hell....or fun times depending on my current mood.

Busy Busy Busy. This month I've participated in 5 art shows and now preparing for a Art Festival that's this weekend, always a lot of fun and great company.....

After that it's smooth sailing....for about a week. Then the printing of Le Style Moderne's "Lovely Ladies" is underway! Amazing art by Camilla d'Errico, Conrad Roset, Chamo San, Brian Ewing, and many more!

Pictures of all the art next week. Here's some teasers in the mean time. Shows include, "Bad Dads" (Spokeart), QVC3 (Spokeart), Monster Party (Project1), Promise Breakers (Syracuse), and Too Many Bills (Gallery 1988).

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Gallery 1988 x GPK

My contribution to Gallery 1988's Garbage Pail Kid Show is out! This is one of my favorite shows ever. Check out their site to see some amazing art from the show!

My print is similar to the GPK Over Sized Cards from 86, right down to the "Certificate" back and the sticker front....but these ones are re-adhesive. Big thanks to my printer Brian for making this happen.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

MadBalls Foo!

Recently I've obsessing with 80s goodies. Garbage Pail Kids...Boglins...now it's Madballs.

I also was checking out Illustration Friday and saw that the topic of the week was "Swell". Swell as in swelling? As in swelling so bad your eye popped out? Enter Slobulus.


This was a fun image to do and I think I'll be drawing more in the future.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Got that good old 80's nostalgia going on....

I've been hard at work the past couple of months on a bunch of shows and have been neglecting my blog a bit, so my apologies to anyone who cares.

Over the past couple of weeks I've drawn Pee Wee for Gallery 1988's "I Know You Art, But What Am I?" show, as well as a Garbage Pail Kid for another exhibition for that gallery and a poster for a local "Horror and Sci Fi Garage Sale".


GPK=in hiding......


All the projects have been a lot of fun...Currently, I'm designing the back card of "Cut-Up Carmen" and have full intentions of making a 5x7 giant reusable sticker card of him as a print for the show.


Check out my newly designed site at isaacbidwell.com

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

July is going to be CRAZY!!!

3 shows.July is my triple threat month....

One of them is a duet circus themed art show in Syracuse called "Wonders of a Forgotten Past"

Here's a taste....


I'm also going to be in a show in San Fran at Minna. "Humans in Traffic"



Here's a sketch. A part two/retake of my Shark Hunter image from a few years ago...

And as for the third one... it's going to be HUUUUUUUGE! It's in L.A......that's all you get.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Le Style Moderne, Atlas 2, Quentin Vs Coen, Wonders of a Forgotten Past, and the Elephant Man

As some of you may know, I've been wanting to start a publishing company for some time and now that time is here. "Le Style Moderne" has been in the works since the start of the new year, and now I'm happy to announce, my company's first book "Atlas 2" is complete.

A 32 page, little handmade book of goodness, Atlas 2 features 20 artist from 10 countries. I've been extremely fortunate with the phenomenal talent I was able to get in this collection of illustrators.

The list includes:

Ludovic Jasqz, Rudy Faber, Joy Chokchai, Sashiko Yuen, Ling Tang, Joey Potts, Pac23, Conrad Roset, Pawel Piekarski, Mansur, Lukas Brezak, Stuntkid, Natalia Pierandrei, Kraken, Michal Tarka, Charmaine Olivia, Killer Napkins, Devin McGrath, Amanda Grazini, Alexandre Wagner, and Cayetano Valenzuela

Each book includes two letterpress prints, signed by artists Ling Tang and Cayetano Valenzuela.

Big up to Omgposters to helping me get the word out.

I'm also extremely excited to see Atlas 2 get reviewed in a national magazine....but I'll talk more about that next time!


To purchase Atlas 2, check out my new store


Circus Time!

July 1st will be here before I know it. Cayetano and I are hard at work to make "Wonders of a Forgotten Past" Syracuse's Art Show of the Year. It'll be even easier due to special musical guest: The Scarlet Ending.

Oh did I mentioned Cayetano's hellbent on making this a sensory overload? The gallery will not only have illustrations by us, great music but painted Circus signs everywhere!

And finally, I'm going to be in SpokeArt's Quentin Vs Coen. I placed a "sneak peek" in various places online, but here it is in it's entirety:


Each print is signed and numbered (ed. of 30), printed digitally with Archival Ink on Archival Velvet Cotton Rag Paper for Sixty Clams.

I just added a follow button to the blog (at the bottom). Feel free to click away. I'll be having some giveaways for blog "followers" very soon.

Enjoy the weekend.

Monday, May 2, 2011

A product kind of week...

Finally after months of planning Atlas II (a collective artbook I'm organizing and producing) is almost complete. I've received all the letterpress images and now am waiting to receive the printed book interiors to have them hand-stitched. As long as nothing changes, these books will be completely finished by Mid-May.


In other news, I've been creating a Sideshow themed rag doll collectable, the first being "The Elephantman", I want to thank Texas Clothing for helping my idea become a reality. Now just to get them sewn.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Rock and Rule

San Francisco was great. Not only was the weather about 40 degrees warmer than back home, I was embraced with open arms, this city truly lovers the arts. I had an action packed week of Wondercon, Art Shows, China Town, great food, walking the piers, and spending quarters in a victorian arcade.....

Big thanks to Cayetano for flying out with me for a dudes week, Laura for showing us around, Mike & co. over at Artifact Gallery for making my first time to Cali a memorable one, and all the amazing artists and hip locals I met, thanks again.

You know I like Cali so much maybe I'll be out in L.A. next, more on that later...

Monday, March 28, 2011

I'm going going, back back to, Cali Cali...

Well, I'm off to San Fran in just a few days, for the first art show on the west coast. Artifact is opening it's doors April first with a Wondercon after party featuring Jim Mahfood, Camilla D'errico,Anthony Ausgang, N8 Van Dyke, Adam Isaac Jackson, Greg Peltz (Pixar), Sol Sallee and myself. I'm pretty pumped to be showing with so many talented illustrators.


I also just finished making some new business cards for my trip, here's some photos of the fun:


Also after years of talking about doing a Circus themed show, I'm pleased to announce Cayetano and I will be having an art show at Eve Galleria July 1st. We have very BIG plans for this show and you'll want to check it out if you're in Syracuse around that time.....

Other than that, I'm publishing the second Atlas book, which is full of outstanding art. I'll be posting more details on that next month.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011


I hate how my blog and site look, so the next week will be chaos.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

A little handmade goodness...

I had sometime to play around on some hand drawn images..this worked out nicely with Conrad Roset's contest

Conrad is an outstanding illustrator that paints beautiful women. See why I'd be interested? On top of the Conrad is going to have art featured in Atlas Book 2, showcasing yet another collect of amazing artists.

Other than that, I haven't posted in a bit, I have a bunch of great things coming up, but details on that later.