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GHOSTBUSTERS + COMIC CON

In honor of my first booth ever at this year’s San Diego Comic Con next week, I’m premiering a new set of Ghostbusters Silhouettes. If you were hoping to get a hold of them before they’re unleashed down there, they are in my store TODAY ONLY! Get ’em while they’re hot!!

Egon Spengler Winston Zeddemore Ray Stantz Peter Venkman

DUOS

Show Logo

Well, It’s here. Today is June 1st. Tonight will be my very first solo art show. I knew I wanted to do a solo show and I am glad it worked out that my first one is this fun of a theme. Why “DUOS” you ask? I’ll tell ya. It’s the “buddy” thing. It’s how much fun it is when you have a better half to get into shinanagans with. And even more fun to watch in movies, tv, theater, etc. It’s the way they bounce off each other. And how you sometimes think one is your favorite, and for some reason the next time you watch the movie, it’s the other one. I guess it depends on the mood. Sometimes Harry Dunn is funnier than Lloyd Christmas. It happens.

So obviously there is an entire universe of Duos to pick from. So I had the awesome challenge to narrow it down to my favorites. Once the theme was decided, it was my personal goal to produce 100 Duos to display in the show. Well, I’ll be the first one to tell you I failed. I had abut half that. Then I hit a lull, I had about a few weeks left and wasn’t sure who to do as the last min additions. After nerding our with a few of my friends about who the MUST HAVES are, that lit a fire under my ass and I sprinted towards the finish line with a whopping 69 Duos. For some reason, it just seemed like a fun number to showcase.

This process included the people around me throwing in their ideas about who I need to have. As good and as helpful as those ideas were, most did not meet my qualifications on ‘WHAT IS A DUO?”. To me, it’s more of what a Duo is not. If there the main thing that makes them a Duo is because they are in a relationship, that is NOT a duo. Sorry Ricky & Lucy Ricardo. And if the 2 are arch nemeses or they hate each other, but are always seen together, they aren’t a Duo either.  But for example, Brennan and Dale from Stepbrothers hate each other, but the movie ends when they are friends. So it passes my strict demands. Another thing I had to deal with to narrow it dow was that if there was more than 2. For example, I couldn’t just pick John Lennon & Paul McCartney. I wouldn’t do that to George and Ringo. Another example of that is Ghostbusters. I had to represent it somehow, and luckily there were 2 characters from the film that would make a great Duo. Gatekeeper and Keymaster. (Lewis & Dana). And in the case of Harry Potter. I’d love to do Harry and Ron, but the hell I would break up that threesome with Hermione. I looked for things like that to make sure my requiremets were met. And don’t be surprised if someday I decide to add some more to this set. No reason not to. And if this show is a hit, a trio show might be in the cards. Lots of good trios out there as well. It’s friggin endless.

You still with me? OK then. Let’s see some art. Hope you like it. If you get a chance, head on down to the F+ Gallery in Santa Ana California. The show runs until early July. But it’s all about opening night, hope to see you there. Here is some important info for the pieces themselves. I only have 1 limited edition print per Duo for sale night of. First come first serve, starting at 7pm. Once that sells it is only available on the website. Thanks to Amy and Micah from F+ for helping me out with getting this show on it’s feet and giving it a great home. Going to kick ass.

Wayne&Garth Walter&Jessie Trent&Mikey Tommy&Richard Tim&Eric theDude&Walter Shaun&Ed Seth&Evan Scooby&Shaggy Roger&Eddie Rocky&Bullwinkle Ren&Stimpy Randolph&Smoochie R2D2&C3PO PrinceAkeem&Semmi Pinky&theBrain Pain&Panic Neil&Del Napoleon&Pedro Mike&Sulley Michael&KITT Max&Carol Mario&Luigi LoneStarr&Barf Lewis&Gilbert Laurence&Freddy Launchpad&Darkwing Larry&Jeff Kevin&Paul Jules&Vincent JB&KG Jay&SilentBob Jake&Elwood Jack&Tyler Itchy&Scratchy Honeydo&Beeker Hogarth&IronGiant Harry&Lloyd Happy&Chubbs Geroge&Yorkef George&Stanley GateKeeper&KeyMaster Gadget&Penny FukYu&FukMi Fred&George Fred&Barney Ferris&Cameron ET&Elliot Eddy&Patsy Doc&Marty Derek&Hansel Daniel&Miyagi Craig&Smokey Chunk&Sloth Cheech&Chong Charlie&Grandpa CaptainKirk&Spock Calvin&Hobbes Brian&Stewie Bret&Jermaine Brennan&Dale Billy&Josh Bill&Ted Bert&Ernie Beetlejuice&Lydia Beavis&Butthead Batman&Robin Atreyu&FalcorAce&Gary

 

Beware of Hitchhiking Ghostbusters

It was the perfect marriage. Ghosts & Ghostbusting. And if you are doing a pop art tribute to Disneyland, this had to be a part of it. I’m not sure where the idea came from, but I am just surprised it hasn’t been done yet. I’ve wanted to do something with it for a while. Attraction Posters for the Parks have always been one of my favorite things. So are the The Haunted Mansion and Ghostbusters. So it was good times to mash the two up. This piece proved pretty popular at the Rat Trap show last Saturday, I sold out of the prints I had for the night. but good news. There is more where that came from. If you are interested in getting a print Email me at Sam@Samcarterart.com or click here.

13″ x 20″ print goes for $25.

13″ x 20″ stretched canvas giclee $75

18″ x 24″ print goes for $50

18″ x 24″ stretched canvas giclee is $200

Plus tax and shipping. If you want some other size, email me and we’ll figure out a good price. Thanks to all the interest on it, it’s a fun piece. One of my favorites. Hard not to be when it combines my 2 favorite things. Thanks to Ricky from Inside the Magic for the plug. Any new visitors, I hope you check back often, I always try to crank out new art. One of the hardest things about painting is coming up with good idea. So if you have an awesome idea, let me know. So what say you? You like?

Yes Have Some

“Gozer the Traveler. He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!”

This is me trying to step it up a notch. Rather than painting, this is a combination of Photoshop and Illustrator. I may never paint again, good thing I just bought a bunch of canvas. No, not really, I just really dig doing this kind of stuff on the ol’ ‘Puter. I’ve wanted to do a painting based of Louis since i cranked out the other 2 Ghostbusters paintings, which can be found in the Gallery section of this site. I suppose this can still be a trio even though it’s in a different medium.

There is no Dana, there is only Zuul

This is the 2nd in what might be a Triptic, Or Holy Trinity of Ghostbusters if you will. Not sure if I want to donate that much time to this movie at once. Don’t get me wrong, it’s in my top 5 favorite movies of all time, but I need to spread it out a little. Maybe someday I will come back and do one of Zuul herself, and one of the Demon Dogs. Lewis would be fun to do to. But anyway, here is Dana Barrett at the top of Spook Central. It would be fun to do a series of babes from movies in this style.

GALLERY UPDATE: talking to some people about having a show in Old Town Orange. At first I was thinking early fall 09. But the space might not be available then, so it may get moved up to August. Which is the main reason for me to be cranking so much work out lately. As long as work stays at a normal level and doesn’t get too nuts I can keep up this trend of a painting a week. I’ve been a real slave to the canvas lately…. so I got that going for me, which is nice.