Comic Con 2014

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Slip cover for the limited edition version of The Art of Greg Spalenka

The San Diego Comic Con has arrived again!

Titan Books shipped in a very limited supply of my The Art of Greg Spalenka books (standard edition and limited edition) directly from the printer in China so I will be signing at their booth on Saturday in booth 5537 from 3:00-4:00. I will also be taking orders for my three special versions at Artist Alley table- EE-23 which you can see here. The printed book looks gorgeous!!!

I am also moderating a panel 7:30, Thursday, room 8, called Artist as Brand: Rise of the Artist Entrepreneur.
Learn strategies on how to create an income from your talent on your own terms with panelists Donato Giancola (professional artist in publishing, film, and games, Tor,National Geographic, Microsoft, Vivendi/Universal, LucasArts), Daniel M. Davis (artist/designer of Steam Crow, publishers of monster books, serigraphs, and other art products), Drew Brophy(professional surf artist and ambassador of adventure travel lifestyle), Maria Brophy (art agent, author of How to Understand Art Licensing Contracts and expert on art licensing and the business of art), and Dawn M. Schiller (Odd Fae and Autumn Things, author of FaeMaker, artist/designer of sculpted handmade dolls).

See you in San Diego!

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Narnia Storyboards

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In The Art of Greg Spalenka I will be showcasing a few select storyboards I created for the The Voyage of the Dawn Treader film.

If you are familiar with the movie you will recall the dragon eye opening with Aslan reflected in it. Also the transformation of Eustace from dragon back into a boy is seen here, however the initial attack by Aslan to start the change was considered to violent for the screen.

See more highlights in The Art of Greg Spalenka

 

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Sophie

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A sneak peek of a photo shoot with the amazing Sophie Fletcher for Roxana Illuminated Perfume at the Agoura Antique Mart. Floral bouquet by Rebecca Wienholz of Flower Power Studio. More to come…

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Spalenka @ the Denver Comic Con

 

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Join me at the Denver Comic Con on Friday, June 13th, 2014 for two presentations!

Visions From the Mind’s Eye: The Art of Greg Spalenka
1:30 PM – Room 203

This presentation is a 45 minute time capsule of my art career. It highlights working for the major magazines, book publishers, and newspapers. I will talk about my projects with boxer Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard and others as my concept designer work for live action and CG animated films including The Golden Compass, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Ant Bully and Escape From Planet Earth and much more.

It is a lot to be compressed into 45 minutes. Is it possible? They will probably have to pull me from the stage.

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Artist As Brand: Rise of the Artist Entrepreneur
5:15 PM – Room 203

This is a panel discussion on art career sustainability. Learn strategies on how to create an income from your talent on your own terms.

On the panel will be Jon Schindehette (Award-winning Creative Director for Wizards of the Coast, Treehouse Brand Stores, Founder of The ArtOrder community, mentor), Daniel Davis (Artist/Designer of Steam Crow, publishers of monster books, serigraphs, and other art products), David Rapoza (Illustrator, creator of Skull and Shark! Bethesda, Hasbro, Blizzard, Universal, Lionsgate, MTV, Riot Games), Michael C. Hayes (Award winning oil painter and illustrator, Magic the Gathering, Blizzard Entertainment, LucasArts and numerous book covers).

See you there!

 

 

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Sneak Peek

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The Art of Greg Spalenka: Visions From The Mind’s Eye will showcase 32 years of my professional art career but also unknown pieces some recently created. This is one of them. “Stella Luna” was inspired by one of my favorite models, Jessica Lough.

Here she represents the Moon Star, Goddess of the Heavens, the darkness of space, the scintillating light of mystic suns. This arcane image will be married to a brand new secret product from Roxana Illuminated Perfume. It will also be available as archival prints.

Order your special versions of The Art of Greg Spalenka: Visions From The Mind’s Eye now for a limited time only.

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KANSAS CITY RECAP

I was surrounded  by a powerhouse of talented Goddesses at the Kansas City Artist As Brand workshop. The workshop was sponsored  by the Kansas City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Artist thanks to Vania Soto (behind to right) and president of the chapter, Carlos Gomez. It was also aligned with Spectrum Fantastic Art Live. This group of women artists (from left) Eva Maria Toker, Eugenia Ortiz, Vania and Pavina Tonsavanh are going to ROCK! I see amazing success in their futures.

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To present a workshop, and man a booth at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live all in one week is a lot of work but also very fulfilling.

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You can see my booth set up here. I was focusing on my new book, projecting images of the spreads on the back wall of the booth.

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“Chiaroscuro Gold” 4’x6′ print on fabric with muslin draping, silk rope and metal banner bars. $750 btn_buynow_SM

A few highlights of other interesting booth designs are below.

Awesome gallery look with lights.

Black on Black works nicely here.

A tad messy but nice use of tiering the art upward to get more real estate out of the booth.

 David Frizell was in my AAB workshop two years ago and has embraced the convention circuit by building a booth system that sets up and breaks down in a short period of time. He also has his family there as an amazing crew to help. Go David

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Order Your Art Of Greg Spalenka Book

Click above to watch the trailer on You Tube.
Click here to watch a higher rez version on Vimeo.

The Art of Greg Spalenka is hot off the press and being shipped to the U.S.! I am taking orders for three special versions of the book for delivery in August.

This book highlights 32 years of my art career. In it I will be sharing my history as a multi-disciplinary image maker with commentary on my techniques, experiences, philosophy and the art of following your muse. 

It includes many of my most iconic images for America’s major publishers of books, magazines, newspapers, comics, (Time, Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, DC Comics). You will see a cross section of concept designs for films such as, The Golden Compass, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, and others as well as personal unseen pieces and photography.

View the art of my early Art Center days featuring the “crystal clear” technique, through the social/political commentary of the 80’s, the fantastical imagery of the 90’s, into the film and photography of the 2000’s. Published by Titan Books in London, this hard bound, 9.5″ x 12″ 176 page full color book is also printed with metallic inks.

I worked with master designer Jeff Burne for a year on the entire look and am very proud of the result. Many thanks to Jo Boylet at Titan. All books will be shipped in August.

3 Versions of the book are available for order now.

I. Bronze

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Signed standard edition Shipping and handling are included.* $45

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II. Silver

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Signed standard edition. Includes a fifteen minute drawing in front of book. Request a feminine or masculine theme. Shipping and handling are included.* $95

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This Deluxe Limited Edition includes a different cover, one signed print, a signed signature plate on parchment paper that is tipped into the book, and a beautiful designed slipcase. A fifteen minute drawing of a feminine or masculine theme completes this tour de force. Shipping and handling are included.* $195

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parchment-Printsmall“Desert Mistress” is the signed print on parchment that is tipped into the limited edition book.

* Shipping and handling fees are included in these prices for U.S. addresses only. There may be an extra shipping fee for orders outside the U.S. Please inquire before placing your order. Thank you.

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IMPROMPTU

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Here is the new LookBook to celebrate the reformulation of the infamous Roxana Illuminated Perfume, Impromptu.

If you are a perfume aficionado you will appreciate that this botanical leather perfume is made with NO animal products and has great longevity. The first version was a hit and this will be more so.

Savanah Kerwin is the lovely model.

The location is the Agoura Antique Market.

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The Winner is…

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First Good News- A big thank you to the 289 people who voted for the cover of my book! The winner is Commutatio! This will now be the cover for the standard hardback edition which will be available in July. 176 pages highlighting 30 years of my career.

MindsEye Cover-03 More Good News- The other good news is that the Mind’s Eye cover has been chosen by Titan to be used for the limited edition version of my book which includes a slipcase that I designed and signed prints. You can see what is included in the limited edition version in the contents sheet below.

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Vote For Your Favorite Spalenka Cover

Thank you for voting! You can see the results in the poll box.

This art book published by Titan Books will highlight 30 years of my career. It will premier at the San Diego Comic Con in July. More exciting news to share soon.

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