2014 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

Buffalo Small Press Book Fair 2014

After a one-year hiatus, I’ll be back at the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair this year; it’ll be my fourth appearance at this awesome, home-grown annual event. I always have a kick-ass time at these things, meeting people and shaking hands, hope to see some familiar faces this time around. It’s been way too long since I’ve seen many of my friends from the mean streets of Buffalo. So stoked.

Here are the crucial details:

When: Sunday April 6th, 11am – 5pm
Where: Karpeles Manuscript Library, 453 Porter Avenue Buffalo, NY
Cover: FREE
Donate: If you’d like to make a contribution to the event, you can back it on Kickstarter.

Buffalo Small Press Book Fair Posters Stickers 2014

I’ll be peddling some seriously Dangerous Goods, including the Zartan poster and the Mountain King screen-print I created for the NEStalgia Art Show in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Everything will be marked down to special up-close, in-person prices. So if you live in the Western New York region, swoop in and get ‘em cheap on Sunday!

Can’t wait to come hang-out and see you guys, first one to hit me with a wicked hi-five get’s a free Street Justice sticker. See you Sunday, Buffalo!

 

Mountain King

Mountain King for ATARI 2600 Poster

I’m proud to announce my contribution to the NEStalgia art show at the Dart Gallery in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. The show’s theme is old school video games, so I went all-in on a wicked game from way back in the early 80′s: Mountain King.

Here’s some back story:

Mountain King for ATARI Box

In 1983, my parents picked up ‘Mountain King’ for our ATARI 2600. It immediately made it’s way into my normal rotation of game play, mainly for the cool, creepy music.

Music in a video game was a big deal back then.

Mountain King for ATARI Ad : 1983

In a strange turn of events, my mother became completely obsessed with the game. She played it until the wee hours of the morning night after night…after night. I can recall laying awake in the darkness, unable to sleep, and paralyzed in bed with fear. My imagination conjured up evil imagery as the game’s sinister music continuously crawled up the stairs during my mom’s relentless quest to defeat it. The sleepless nights added up, and I never played ‘Mountain King’ again.

Thanks, mom.

Alright, alright…enough picking on my mom, haha.

The reason I chose such a seemingly obscure game for my poster is two-fold. First off, it needed to be relevant to my childhood, something from my memory that held some special meaning to me. As you know, from my story above, ‘Mountain King’ fits the bill in that department. Check.

Secondly, my desire was to avoid the usual suspects like Mario, Zelda, MegaMan, and the lot. Not that there’s anything wrong with choosing any of those games, of course; I just wanted my poster to be something a little “left of center”. Something I could be relatively certain that no one else would’ve also chosen for their piece.

Outside a few contributions, I have absolutely no idea who did what for the show, but I’d be positively shocked if anyone else showed up with any ‘Mountain King’ themed artwork. Double check.

Mountain King Poster Screen Print Detail

Mountain King Poster Signature Detail

‘Mountain King’ was constructed entirely in Adobe Illustrator and is screen printed on 110lb French Smartwhite paper. Thick, sturdy stuff. Bright colors. I’m super-pumped at how these turned out.

The posters measure 16″ x 24″ and are a limited edition of 20, all hand numbered and signed by me. They will be available at the show from opening day on Friday, March 21st until it closes on March 30th. Once the show officially wraps up, I’ll be selling the remaining stock through the shop. Posters will be $25 apiece at the gallery.

For more info on the show, head on over the NEStalgia Facebook Page.

NEStalgia Art Show

NEStalgia Art Show

I’m stoked to announce my participation in another Dart Gallery art show in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. This time around the theme is old school video games; it’s call NEStalgia. Right up my alley, man.

Here’s the full lowdown:

NEStalgia is a new art exhibit inspired by vintage video games. Featuring the work of 25+ acclaimed local artists and designers, this exhibit will showcase artwork in a wide variety of mediums – from prints and posters, to paintings, jewelry, and textiles, this exciting new show is sure to inspire, animate, and evoke NEStalgia – bringing back fond memories of the video games that influenced and enhanced our lives. Exhibit runs until March 30.

For my contribution, I picked a gem of a game from my past; waaaaay, way back from the old ATARI 2600 days. I’ve just had those suckers screen printed here in Columbus, and shipped ‘em out today destined for the Great White North. Super excited about how these turned out.

I’ll be debuting the poster here on the blog the week of the show and make some available through my shop soon afterward. Can’t wait to share this one with you guys; pumped!

Keep those 8-bit-eyes peeled here and on Twitter for more…

Paul Pants + Big Cartel

It's Almost Ready - Shop

I’m super stoked to announce that this coming Tuesday, February 11th, I’ll be launching my new Big Cartel Shop.

It’s been a solid year since I’ve had an online storefront, that’s just way too long, guys. So, the logistics have been hammered out, the store room is packed with shipping materials, and I’m ready to rock.

From the jump, the shop will be stocked with my latest work, including a limited number of Zartan posters alongside those Bad Brain and Street Justice kiss-cut stickers. I’ll also be making what’s left of my t-shirt inventory available; the remaining original Lovely Junkie Tees and the Neon Buffalo threads.

For those who’ve been asking, I’m planning to add some reprints of the M.A.S.K. posters and some older Lovely Junkie prints in the near future, too. So keep your eyes peeled for those.

Here’s the lineup for launch day:

Shop Stuff!

That smirkin’ merc, Zartan and a couple of sticky dudes from the Turtleverse.

Cobra Strike - Shop

Cobra Strike!

T-Shirts Shop

A whole slew of threads ready to lovingly embrace your poor, lonely torso.

Oh, and I’ve sale-priced all threads at a measly $10 bucks for the first 48 hours, so if you’re looking to load up, do it early to save yourself some serious coin.

Here’s the full low-down:

Tuesday, February 11th at 11:11 am EST
Shop: paulpants.bigcartel.com

Pricing:

Zartan Poster ( 12″ x 18″ ) : $20 + shipping
Bad Brain Sticker ( Over-sized 8.5″ x 5″  ) : $5 + shipping
Street Justice Sticker ( Over-sized 5″ x 5″  ) : $5 + shipping
All T-Shirts : $10 apiece ( Sale-priced for the first 48 hours ONLY ) + shipping

That’s the story for now, kids. And don’t worry your pretty little heads, I’ve been feverishly schemin’ up some new goods to re-supply you with on a regular basis.

Stay tuned on Twitter for upcoming launches and be ready to gear up at a moments notice.

Zartan Poster

ZARTAN

Here is my my contribution to the HAS BROS Art Show, opening this weekend at The Dart Gallery in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The show’s theme is 1980′s toys, and since I’ve always wanted to do a big, mean, crazy close-up of my favorite bad guy, Zartan; I figured this was the perfect opportunity to enlist his ugly mug.

The poster weighs in at 12″ x 18″ and is an edition of 25. Printed by the fine folks over at Moxy Ox.

Zartan will go on sale this Saturday, November 9th at The Dart Gallery for $25. [Coordinates: 127A Portland Street, Dartmouth NS B2Y 1H8, Canada]

Any remaining stock will be shipped to me after the show and made available for purchase through my online store which should go live in a few weeks. I’ll give a heads up on Twitter when that happens.