Tuesday, January 22, 2008

4 Soren Art Show

Last Saturday night's 4 SOREN Benefit Art Show at Monkeyhouse Toys was a big success, bringing together some of L.A.'s finest artists and animators for a worthy cause:

Leana & Paul Rudish, Roger Webb, and Amy Keating Rogers (Soren's Mom!).

Brianne Drouhard, my lovely wife Eiko, Mariko Ukai, Leticia Lacy.

Nick the Ring keeps the joint bumpin'.

From FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS Director Lauren Faust comes the original pencil cover art for her book Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls.

Special pen & ink drawing of the entire cast of FOSTER'S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS by creator Craig McCracken.

Andrew Brandou, brilliant as usual. From his "Hell" half of the "Heaven & Hell" show.

Anna Chambers rocks the plush.

More stunning work from Brianne Drouhard, aka The Best Kept Secret in Animation.

Paul Rudish works out his painterly side on a cardboard canvas.
Is there anything the guy can't do??

The low angle on this Lynne Naylor gal makes her look even leggier than she is already! I think they hung this one up so high just to keep people from trying to walk out the door with it.

Original pen & ink comic strip from DEXTER/PPG alum Chris Savino.

From HI HI PUFFY AMIYUMI Director Shellie Kvilvang.

A fine tradition of cartoon bears continues with this cool ad marker art
from Andy Suriano.

JOHNNY BRAVO creator Van Partible's tribute to ABC's 70's era
Saturday morning PSA's. Watch some of 'em HERE.

My man Joe Orrantia, painting scenes of an older world lost to us modern technlogical types.

Cool pen & ink piece by Mari Inukai. Kawaii!

I don't know this artist, but I like this one :)

...and finally, a picture by some guy.

Some of the art will still be on display until February 3rd and can be viewed online HERE. There's even a closing night party Saturday, February 2nd from 3:00 - 7:00pm, so if you're in the area, you should drop by!

*Check out more pics on Soren's blog!



I know I've been telling you for the past few months that THE MIGHTY B would premiere in January, and you probably noticed it hasn't aired.... that's 'cause they're bumping the premiere back to Saturday Morning, APRIL 26 @ 9:00 AM. So try not to get too wasted that Friday night so you can wake up early for it.

If you wanna get another sneak peek at the show, check out the giant NICKTOONS: NOT JUST CARTOONS book by Jerry Beck. At the end of the book is a big section on Mighty B, with tons of art from the pilot, along with early pre-production drawings.


Drake Brodahl (pumml) said...

Those are some great pieces. That Rudish and Naylor are bloody marvelous. Did you have a piece in the show?

I saw that Mighty B was delayed... bummer. I guess we can wait till then.

Chris Battle said...

Check the previous post for a pic of my contribution to the show. (Mine is the one picture from the night that didn't want to upload) It sold to an animator in town from New York, so that was pretty cool.

Jay D Smith said...

looks awesome!

wish i was there!


Aurore Damant said...

I think it's a fantastic idea to have organized this Benefit Art Show. Besides, it seems that there were really good pieces.
I bought the Nicktoons book 2 months ago, it's really great. I already love the Mighty B.

Drake Brodahl (pumml) said...

Oh yeah! Sorry about that, Chris. I was operating on too few hours of sleep and I'm not a real "strong reader".

Dave said...

Hey Chris,

Your work is awesome. I've always been a big fan of you and your stuff and I loved what you did on Coconut Fred. I'm glad I got to talk to you at Matt's party. This blog is great also. Keep up the good work and I hope you don't mind if I add your link to my blog. All the best,

Anonymous said...

Looks great, I'm familiar with Lauren Faust's Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls from her blog. I'm glad the art show was successful, it was for a good cause.

Anonymous said...


Looks like you had a great time. I hope you raised enough for Soren.

Awesome work from everyone. If I had been there it would have hurt my eyes and forced me to snap all of my pencils.

Heard about Mighty B being delayed....which sucks, but I'm sure you guys will just be able to make the show even better then.

Mike Nassar said...

some really sweet ass artwork!
I really dig on craig's inked Fosters image.

JustMe said...

Cool stuff. Man, one day I wanna be in a show. It looks like fun.

Mukpuddy said...

Wow, amazing stuff aye!
I got that Nicktoons book for me birthday and its awesome. The Mighty B stuff is freakin rad!!!


Hobo Divine said...

Wowie! :)
I wish I was there. :(

Unknown said...

Awesome report! A chock full of amazing artwork! Sorry to hear about the delay.

paublo said...

dot damn.. looks like fun. wish i was down there with all the cool kids.

Anonymous said...

The Mighty B's design looks too Spumcoish.

Chris Battle said...

.... and by that you mean it looks Clampett-ish?

Anonymous said...

Heh Heh, yes :)

Nelson Noel Luty said...

Hey .Good job!!