Wednesday, July 20, 2011

TR!CKSTER / San Diego

In case you haven't already heard the news, I'm curating a small gallery show in San Diego this weekend. Criterion is partnering with the TR!CKSTER crew to present this one-night-only show at the TR!CKSTER space. I think you'll agree it's a pretty stellar pool of talent: Mike Allred, Scott C., Josh Cochran, Francesco Francavilla, Robert Goodin, Victor Kerlow, Ted Mathot, Scott Morse, Sho Murase, Bill Presing, Jim Rugg, Yuko Shimizu, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Connor Willumsen have all generously donated their time and talent to pay tribute to the films of Akira Kurosawa. The show starts at 7:00 PM this Friday night and runs until 1:00 AM. It's free to enter, but proceeds from the sale of the artworks will go to benefit the Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund.

There's also going to be Criterion DVD and swag available at TR!CKSTER throughout the weekend, and Kent Williams may be stopping by at some point to sign Rashomon posters. For those not already on the bandwagon, TR!CKSTER is the spot across the street from Comic-con where all the "cool kids" are going to be hanging out all week. With talks and "symposia" and rock shows and specialty cocktails, not to mention lots of cool exclusive stuff to buy, TR!CKSTER is the place to be in San Diego. And when I say "across the street"…

…I really mean it!

So if you're one of the 125,000 people descending on that city for Comic-con, hop across the street Friday night for what should be one hell of a great show--and hopefully a pretty good party, too!

(Below: a sneak preview of Josh Cochran's Throne of Blood piece and Victor Kerlow's I Live in Fear.)

Also: just a reminder that I'll be in San Diego myself this Friday and Saturday, splitting my time between TR!CKSTER and the Top Shelf table at SDCC proper, hawking Liar's Kiss. I'll try to update the tweetymachine with my location at any given moment if you want to try to track me down. Hope to see you there!