The opening of the October Shadows exhibition of Halloween-inspired art at Nucleus Gallery (see my website’s “Appearances” section) went extremely well on Saturday night. Tim Curry (Rocky Horror, Legend, etc.) showed up, as well as many of the Hollywood horror film industry’s make-up and effects stars. Model extraordinaire Jennifer Fabos Patton organized a life drawing session upstairs which was very well attended (No, I didn’t draw; I was there to meet-and-greet).
If you go, be sure to visit the upstairs space as, in addition to the six works I have downstairs, I also have two more pieces upstairs. The book dummy of the forthcoming October Shadows art book is on display at the gallery, too.
My signing on Sunday of the BOMP! 2 book at the incredible record/CD shop FreakBeat Records in Sherman Oaks was also packed with a variety of music and art fans. After I signed his BOMP! 2 book, I had my friend Andrew Sandoval sign his latest and greatest Rhino collection, Where The Action Is, for me. It’s an incredible box set (with book) documenting the Los Angeles rock scene from 1965 to 1968. I was there and everything reported in the book is true!
Suzy Shaw made a big batch of her amazing cookies for the event (my lunch that day) and cheerfully answered questions regarding her late hubby and the fire behind the rock fanzine movement, Greg Shaw.
I brought the original art to the BOMP! 2 cover with me, as well as my recent Smithereens CD cover and a painting I did of the TMQ pig.
Signing the BOMP! 2 book with me was Suzy, plus her co-editor on the book, Mike Stax (San Diego publisher of the great “Ugly Things” magazine) and the brilliant long time rock scribe Ken Barnes.
A good time seemed to be had by all!