The TV Guide
Last night I attended the 10 year anniversary of the pop culture art gallery iam8bit here in LA last night with Eileen and we enjoyed a really nice night of video game-inspired art, free booze and food & drink afterward. I’ve been a huge fan of the iam8bit gallery for years now. The last big exhibit I went to see there was back in 2013 when they installed a life-size Scrooge McDuck bank vault (from Duck Tales) that visitors could play in (remember THESE fun photos?). The show last night was a neat overview of what iam8bit has been showing for the past decade, we had a lot of fun. More »
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The TV Guide
Last night I met up with Eileen and Tamar for a dinner hang where the three of us were able to get together and catch up. Eileen and I have been talking about getting together with Tam forever so last night was our night. Tamar has been out of town for the past week on a yoga retreat in Mexico so it was great getting to hear about the amazing week she had on holiday. We met up at Tam’s new place and then made our way to Sunset Junction to have dinner at The Black Cat (which is quickly becoming my fave new restaurant). Our night was really great, really fun, really delish. More »
Along with hubby Alan Ferguson and son Julez Smith
While Beyoncé and Jay Z were off promoting their new music streaming service TIDAL somewhere, Solange took her niece Blue Ivy to the Museum of Contemporary Art – Los Angeles for a day of culture and art with her husband Alan Ferguson and son Julez. As you can see below, Solange snapped a series of very cool-looking photos from her family excursion to the museum and shared them on her official Instagram profile. Solange has a great eye for photography, as is clearly very evident below. More »
Makin' mama proud
Our dear Britney Spears is proudly showing off a drawing that her eldest son Sean Preston drew on her official Twitter profile because, duh, she’s a proud mother. When last we heard from Britney, she had just returned home from a quick getaway trip to Hawai’i with her boys (sons and boyfriend Charlie Ebersol, that is). It’s unknown when, exactly, Preston drew the illustration of Spongebob Squarepants below but my guess is that he drew it very recently and Britney snapped a pic and shared it almost instantly. Click below to see how talented little Sean P. is with pen and paper. More »
Someone get me to Manchester, please
Back in November, Trent made me sick with jealousy when he went to see the great and powerful FKA twigs in concert. I’m actually still mad at him for going without me, but I vow to witness this artist in the flesh the next chance I get. And if you’re in or anywhere near Manchester, you’ll likely get the chance sooner than I will. FKA twigs is taking part in the Manchester International Festival, and it promises to be incredibly dope. Click inside for more!
THEIR SONGS ARE BETTER!!!!!!!
While we await news of just how horribly the new live-action Jem and the Holograms movie turned out, I bring you really fun, really amazing news about the forthcoming Jem and the Holograms comic book series that will be released next month. As you may recall, back in November we first learned that IDW is publishing a comic book series that stars Jem and the Holograms — Jem, Kimber, Aja and Shana — and their musical rivals/foes The Misfits and today we get to see new artwork from the series. For the first time, we get to see what The Misfits — Pizzazz, Roxy, Stormer and Jetta — look like in comic book form, alongside Jem and the Holograms. Click through the gallery to see this really fun comic book art and get excited, Jem and the Holograms #1 will be released very, very soon.
Comic Book Resources nabbed an interview with Jem writer Kelly Thompson and artist Ross Campbell about this new comic book series, click below to read excerpts. More »
Just in time for the Oscars
Street Artist Plastic Jesus has unveiled his latest artwork just in time for the Academy Awards which will take place this Sunday in Hollywood, CA. Titled Hollywood’s Best Party, this new street art installation features an Oscar statue on his hands and knees snorting lines of cocaine. Last year, Plastic Jesus unveiled a street art installation of an Oscar statue shooting up with a needle of heroin shortly after Phillip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of a heroin overdose … the piece was titled Hollywood’s Best Kept Secret. A few weeks ago, Plastic Jesus unveiled a street art installation that paid homage to the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. Personally, I really liked the Hebdo sculpture (which you can see HERE) but the Oscar statues seem a bit obvious to me. Click through the gallery to see this new piece along with a few photos of the piece when it was under construction. Does this piece of street art make you feel any kinda way?
You gotta have (f)ART
A street artist by the name KATSU has painted a portrait of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg using poop as his medium of choice. I suppose a lot can be said about a portrait of a person that was created using human excrement but it’s probably better to let the artwork speak for himself. According to KATSU, he had to “wear a respirator and burn organic [incense] during rendering” because, obviously, it is very difficult to paint with feces. I would assume it’s shitty work. See what I did there? Of course you did. Click below to see what this literally shit-stained portrait of Mark Zukcerberg looks like and learn more about the art piece and it’s artist itself. More »
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Coming in October
Back in 2010, we first learned that the entire Harry Potter book series was being republished in a new full-color illustrated series of books. Today we get our first look at some of the artwork that is featured in the first book of the illustrated series of books. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone here in the US) will be released in October and the artwork and sketches included in the gallery presented here will be featured in this new book. The artwork was created by Jim Kay and as you can see, the illustrations are warm, charming and very fitting of the Harry Potter mythos. While I’m certain that many (if not all of you) already own the Harry Potter book series, I have a feeling that many (if not all of you) are planning to procure copies of this new illustrated version of the books as they are released annually. Am I right?