Thursday, May 28, 2009

a sneak peek.


Like Ivan said, "its all coming together now... see... just put the pieces together then WHAMMM!"

I just thought I'd post this .

This is not an open call for artists. We will be having many people turn in work soon. I just thought I'd post this so all of our artist participants could read it over once again.

Here's the official invitation. (if your a personal friend of mine, and you didn't get this eail, I'm sure i told you about it in one way or another so don't complain, there's plnty of time, give me your art by the due date.)

Greetings esteemed comrade and fellow artist.
Co curator: Leftyjoe (a young but well seasoned professional character designer) and Chloe Akana (the cutest lil caricature artist ever aka Panda-Montana) , and Brado James (event promoter and entrepreneur also highschool english teacher) would like to formally invite you to participate in the 1st annual "Mawnstirrs and Rowboughts" at a huge space in Downtown LA.

Monsters and Robots have most likely left an impact on everyone
throughout the world and time. The participants of this group show will try to express just how those two icons of human culture have touched and influenced them as creative individuals. This is not a versus show between robots and monsters, it's merely a compilation of pieces from both subjects. Monsters AND Robots. We'll try to show our own individual takes and styles, and stay away from the norm, that's why we're spelling it "Mawnstirrs and Rowboughts". No known characters will be shown. And hopefully, all the pieces in the show will be pushed to the fullest potential of the artists skill, talent and creativity.

Requirements for acceptance into Mawnstirrs and Rowboughts.

- All works most be completely original, no parodies or homages of any known characters. Try to express the feeling that Monsters and Robots give you and how that has influenced your life and your creativity. Each artists should have a balanced amount of Monsters and Robots in their submission. THIS IS NOT A VERSUS SHOW, You don't have to show the monters and robots fighting, but you can if you want. It is Monsters and Robots, just spelled funny to help express the unconventionality of each of our individual expressions. Try to really push the envelope to the fullest potential. Make it as fun and dark and scary or sad as you want. This will be an older crowd, so feel free to have some boobs or wangs in your pieces.
Please, no offensive material.

- All works must be of a traditional medium. Mixed media is fine. All styles are also welcome. However, no digital media or sculptures please.

- All works must be wall ready. Ready to hang immediately upon delivery.

- There will be various artists in this show so try to limit the size and amount of your works. Just consider that others will be sharing wall space with you.

-Also, this is a very independent show, we'd love to recieve help from each artist as much as possible. We'll take $20 or $40 for the printing or the flyers for the show. Flyers will be given to each artist to help promote all over town.

- Works are due June 31, but can be delivered at the very latest July 15. Artists invited by Leftyjoe are to deliver works to 1649 S. La Brea ave. LA. CA. 90019. call for an appointment at 626-623-9757

Please Contact me at, or text me at 626-623-9757 for any questions or concerns.
(only local artists will be able to drop off the art work at 1646 S. La Brea Ave. apt 10, LA CA 90019 call for drop off appointment at 626-623-9757)

Gallery will split 60% for artists, and 40% for the gallery as usual.

The gallery space is huge. The place is really nice and artsy. It's known as "THE CHURCH". Woodberry university used this place for their graduation party a few years back. It's been used in films very often.
Plenty of parking with security available to watch the vehicles. Two full bars and a great scene all around.

Please contact me as soon as possible if you wish to participate. Plan on finishing you piece or pieces as soon as humanly possible so we can have at least a month to market the show around on all the forums and get the press excited about it. The deadline for artwork to be turned in will be June 31st.

The day of the opening will be July 11.

no digital work, only traditional media.

This will be a very unconventional show though. Things will sell, first come first serve online. We're gonna put up a blog to post all the artwork's progression to get potential buyers to get excited about coming to the show and purchasing the art that night, or even as the piece is posted. We'll moderate and handle a bidding war for the art that people are interested in. The art will go to the highest bidder and will be available to take home the night of the show at the very end. The paintings themselves will be up for one night only at the reception party. The space that is allowing us to that one night because they have other events that have go up.

Patrons will be asked to donate a $2 entry fee with the art show flyer at the door. There will be other people attending that night for different shows going on. Other attendees will be paying $5 at the door, so please remind your guests to bring the flyer for our event. Flyers will be given to the artists to mass deliver to at galleries and other cool places that we may be able to advertise in. Artist can please donate some money to the printing of the flyers. The promoter for the night of our show has a sweet hook up for 1,000 flyers full color front and back for a very low price. Our participant Jeremy Rusnak will be designing the flyers.
As soon as flyers are ready we'll give you all a bunch so you can all help us promote the show everywhere!!!

We'll also give you web flyers to post everywhere like myspace and facebook. Please, start talking about the show now everywhere. Robert and I will start threads on various sites and you all can please participate in commenting on the threads. We may even put up youtube videos.
Example, maybe put up a camera while you paint your piece, and maybe sell the dvd video with the piece.

Please feel absolutely free to promote the hell out of your art for the show by any means. Make sure you state that it is for the "Mawnstirrs and Rowboughts" show on July 11 at 606 6th st. LA CA. On the corner of 6th and Crocker

Get as much buzz on this show as you can. We'll supply all the links to the treads that we start for the show so you all can comment.

Oh, save your preliminary sketches for all you pieces. Fans may want to buy those too. And please post them on the blog and links.

There will be some bands playing in the outside lot. A band that is playing there is looking for an artist to design their album cover, so that night will be a good chance to network for that. There will be vendors of all sorts up in the warehouse level of the building.

Here's a thread I started for our show on, join the site, comment on the thread and post pics or vids to get people excited about the show.

Oh, once again, here's the blog I started to post our pics and vids for our art show.

and on satellite soda.

Also, guys, in june, i'll be having a booth at a breast cancer fundraiser. I was wondering if you all would join the Pink show that I will be doing for the event in June 13ht.
I was thinking of doing a bunch of little paintings, all mostly in pink hues or variations of pink. I will be having a booth at a breast cancer fundraiser. I myself, being a survivor of testicular cancer, think the cause worthy and important. My friend Barbara Boswell is also a cancer survivor, she is the organizer of the event. I'll attach the flyer for her event too if you'd like to join us for a good time.
Well, so at my booth, I'll be selling art that relates to the celebration of life. Celebrating moder medicine, even remembering friends that passed from cancer. Basicly, the art should be light hearted, and inspire good feelings in those that purchase it. The art will be sold at the artist's desired price. 50% for the breast cancer cause, and 50% for the artist.
If that is agreeable to you, please write me and let me know if you are interested in this.

Here's more development stuff from me, LEFTYJOE!

As I said in my previous posts, I'm trying to show you all the things that I used to play when I was a kid. I would imagine Monsters and Robots of all kinds. Here's what a garden variety "monster plant" or "swiss cheese plant" looked like to me as a kid playing in the garden. It looked like a voodoo shaman zombie elephant plant monster!!!

Dude, so here's Lindsey's first finished piece!!!

Her bio will be up soon. :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


its all coming together now... see... just put the pieces together then WHAMMM! 

Monday, May 25, 2009

Some more concept stuff for ya.

I was trying to do some stuff for my "Lil joey and the plant monsters" piece. Here's what I did today.
plant monster
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lil joey and the plant monster
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Also, we have another addition to our show.

Lindsey LaMont,
Here's a lil taste of her stuff.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

First Part to my piece...

Heres the first part to my piece... theres more to come. Hope you all like it so far. Cheers!

"the church" in downtown LA.

This is where the "Mawnstirrs and Rowboughts" show will be held this july on the 18th.
Once again, the address is 606 6th street, LA, CA. on the corner of 6th street and Crocker.

Here are pics from the site.

This is the main lot, there will be a DJ spinning right here I assume.
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more pics from the outside, do you recognize any of these spots, "the church" is used in movies and tv shows very often. (this last week, we had a meeting with the promoter that is helping us put together our art show, but we had to reschedule because there was a film scout and a crew checking out the lot. BJ, our gracious representative of the site, our awesome promoter and a good pal: says that the building's purpose is usually for film, that's most of the revenue. So, if you happen to want to shoot here, I'll (leftyjoe) put you in contact with the right peepz.




Here are pis of the inside, where the art show will cover the walls of the entire premesis.


Our show will momentarily push aside the art of Michael Godard that currently adorns the walls.


Here's where a great live band will be performing, (hopefully they don't rock the art rigt off the walls)



And, the awesome upstairs area will also hold art, along with a small independent bazzar. Merchants and artisans will be selling their unique swag.



Check it, Jack Rossi's finished piece!!!

Here's Jack Rossis's enry for our show, one of many I hope!!! :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Dude!!! There's a lot of stuff out there called Monsters and Robots!!!

check this out,

and also,


LOL, cool check out my marketing campaign!!!

Feel free to steal the letter itself and change it to fit you personally, or just do as I did and forward this to anyone you know. I just looked up Monsters on google web search, found a monster related site, and I sent the contact people this letter. Please help me do this.

Greetings, I'm Leftyjoe, a Latino San Gabriel valley artist transplanted to the Wilshire district of LA hoping to continue working in animation and pop art.

I'm co-curating a great pop art show in Downtown LA this July, on the 18th.
It will be held at "the church" building (address 606 6th street. LA CA- downtown on and Crocker) near the "brewery".

It's a group show containing tons of artists, famous and undiscovered. The show's theme may catch your eye, "Mawnstirrs (monsters) and Rowboughts (robots)"

The artists will show just how those two icons of human culture touched each of their lives and influenced their creativity.
This will be a fun pop art show that will continue to be shopped around to galleries all year long, check us out and please, forward this to anyone you know that is a fan of either subject.

(feel free to contact me or peruse my pages)

Below are links to places where we've posted stuff about our show to start the buzz, please help us promote this show so that the artwork can reach the hands of Fans, or connoisseurs of Monsters and or Robots. Hopefully the works of art will touch someone's life as art and the subject matter has touched the artists themselves. And, hopefully what the artists are conveying in there art will have the same affect.

Here's a thread I started for our show on, join the site, comment on the thread and post pics or vids to get people excited about the show.

Oh, once again, here's the blog I started to post our pics and vids for our art show.

and on satellite soda.

and on Frederator,

"Iron Puppy" vs "The Dark Shadow" Time-lapse...

Submitted for your approval... 40min. condensed into 3:17...


Monday, May 11, 2009

Stirrs 'N' Boughts...

I'm sitting here, chilled out at my desk.. I got the Uhh Yeah Dude streaming on the interweb.. and I'm drawing some Mawnstirrs and Rowboughts.. and uh, that's how I do.. ya know, Wanted to let you know.. anyhow... Check out the progress:
"Iron Puppy" vs. "The Dark Shadow"

**seat belts**

Khylov Development Sketches

One idea is confirmed, the other is still in the works. Damn cephalopods...

Some monsters,

Just for fun, and to get you all excited!!! These were in a show in '08. It was a 50/50 charity show. All the paintings were sold at $100 bucks, half to the artists, half to the charity that the gallery chose. Alphacult gallery in Long Beach.
(hey Kyle, remember that gallery whose name i couldn't remember, this was it)
Well, enjoy,

Leftyjoe, over and out.


Too bad, lol

Too bad the "Mawnstirrs and Rowboughts" art show won't allow us to have known characters in it. I did some lil paintings with some alternate character designs for some of my favorite Transformers. Good ol' Optimus Prime, Megatron, and Soundwave.
I may reveal why I made these sometime later, check my personal blog later on.
I'll share these anyway since they're monster related, and these were in another art show I did this year.

Leftyjoe, your friendly LA area art slinger. :P


Thursday, May 7, 2009


Check it guys, so this is my first development stuff for the "Mawnstirrs and Rowboughts" show in July 11. Monsters and Robots.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Confirmed Participant Chris Daylo

So on my end, (Leftyjoe) co-curator of the show, I have friends and friends of friends on board. Chris Daylo, (old friend, one of the leads of our old MON graffitti crew, and Rowland animation school chum) is confirmed for the show and working on some pieces already. Woo!!!