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UPDATE: Both the Watchmen Regular and Variant have sold out. There was a slight mistake in labeling the items in my online store as both regular and variant are labeled as “regular”. Thank you for your purchase and rest assured that is not going to be a issue as you were charged correctly and the item number beneath the title is unique (Regular is WDM-REG-001, variant is WDM-VAR-001). As long as that and the price are accurate, you’re all set.

UPDATE: The Watchmen poster variant is sold out

UPDATE: The REGULAR and VARIANT Watchmen poster are now up for sale.

This poster was released back in 2013, but things got so hectic with the Disney show, my show with Martin Ansin, and other work, that I had to put this release on hold. I’d like to thank everyone for being patient as I wanted to do it right and to share some great photos and a new process video.

The REGULAR Version (blue color at the top) is a 24 x 36 inch six color screen printed poster printed with both metallic and glow in the dark inks. I’m selling my limited stock of a signed and numbered AP edition for $60 ($9 US shipping, $12 intl shipping) at a random time on 3/26/14 in my online store. Please make sure your paypal shipping address is updated and accurate.

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The VARIANT Version (red color at the top, previously released exclusively in the UK) is a 24 x 36 inch six color screen printed poster printed with both metallic and glow in the dark inks. I’m selling my limited stock of a signed and numbered AP edition for $70 ($9 US shipping, $12 intl shipping) at a random time on 3/26/14 in my online store. Please make sure your paypal shipping address is updated and accurate.

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Here’s a process video I made. This poster is the most intertwined, in terms of combining traditional and digital drawing techniques, into one illustration.

The concepts surrounding the Dr. Manhattan character are very compelling, as he can bend matter and experience time simultaneously.

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My goal was to attempt to capture that idea by using a collage of different moments in the Dr. Manhattan’s story.

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To see more photos, as well as photos of this poster glowing in the dark, please check out my flickr photo set.

Lastly, take a look at the original Dr. Manhattan drawings and others at the Mondo Gallery. They’ll be for sale for a limited time.

Thanks!

Mondo/Disney Show

March 19, 2014

I wanted to take a moment to share some background on my pieces from Nothing’s Impossible, the group art show that Mondo and Disney collaborated on. It was a real honor to be in a show with so much amazing talent.

The posters I did were Wall-E

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… and UP

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Both posters are 36 x 24 inch screen prints with metallic inks.

I’d had the ideas for years, having initially sketched them in France while my Iron Giant poster was debuting at the Mondo Mystery movie in LA. There was talk of possibly doing a Disney show then, so they wanted to see my ideas. Though they worked diligently, it took over two years to solidify everything.

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In order to make them visually cohesive, I used a prominent design grid for both posters. I thought they’d make good companion pieces, so I flipped the grid on one side, making the two posters would correspond side by side. The reasoning behind graphically linking those films together is that I feel like they have recurring themes and ideas that appeal to me.

Here’s a process video for Wall-E:

Here’s a process video for UP:

If you’d like to see photos of the actual posters, please check out my flickr photo set

UPDATE: Gravity posters are sold out online.

UPDATE: The GRAVITY posters are currently for sale HERE

Getting to do a poster for Gravity shaped up into something I believe will stand as a milestone in my portfolio of poster work. The film is considered by many to be the best film of 2013, which is quite a tall order.

The poster is a 24 x 36 inch seven color screen print on 100 lb Blu Raspberry French Cover Paper in an edition of 375. I am selling my signed and numbered artists’ copies for $110 each ($7 US Shipping, $12 International Shipping. LIMIT ONE PER ADDRESS: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PAYPAL INFORMATION IS ACCURATE AND UPDATED.

The GRAVITY Poster will be for sale at a random time on 12/4/13 HERE.

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In order to capture the theme of a lack of orientation in the movie, I developed the “no true orientation” concept for this illustration. This poster was intentionally designed to have no true up or down side; it can be taped to your bathroom wall either way. In keeping with the theme, the signature and numbers will randomly alternate between the upper left and lower right corners.

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To see additional photos of this poster, please check out the Flickr Photo Set.

A lot of comments were made about the amount of detail in the poster, specifically in the space suits and debris, much of which was too fine to print. The reason I went in that direction is because the design has a huge amount of black space that has nothing in it.

Previously, I had done vastly detailed posters for Pacific Rim and The World’s End. Normally I’m happy to fill every square inch of a poster with detail, but this time, I felt that approach would be doing “GRAVITY” a disservice.

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When I saw the first “GRAVITY” trailer, I remember thinking George Clooney was going to be the lead actor and immediately began making assumptions. As the trailer played, I kept waiting for the invading alien ship or the secret armed Iraqi satellite to pop in and the movie to devolve into a popcorn flick. To my surprise, it depicted the most unexpected antagonists, the vast emptiness of space and the potential for emptiness in the human consciousness (I came to the second conclusion after seeing the film AFTER I made the poster). When I read that Alfonso Cúaron was the director, it all made perfect sense to me.

That idea of emptiness being the real enemy is suffocatingly abundant in the film so I felt compelled to go in that direction versus putting stuff everywhere. That’s how I also came up with the no orientation concept because as I doodled sketches, I kept moving things to different corners of the page and flipping them around until I realized that every idea I had worked compositionally in all orientations. Since I had so much black space, I made the debris scene as detailed as I could to make it feel more real, to heighten the drama, and to contrast the blackness as much as possible. Also, I had never seen that done before in commercial illustration and it seemed like a cool idea.

Please have a look at this process video I put together that shows the steps that went into drawing this poster:

The last thing I want to say is something that I hope will inspire other illustrators. I’d like to state that I agreed to take on the “GRAVITY” poster months before it actually came out. At that time, I was deciding which films I’d like to do posters for and “GRAVITY” (without knowing anything about it) was easily the least promising of the choices. There was only one teaser trailer out for it on a few blogs and I didn’t even know it was Alfonso Cúaron directing it (loved his previous films). Needless to say, I was dubious about doing it. I had no idea it was going to be the ground breaking film that won the admiration of not just filmmakers, but the general public.

What made me take it on was the amazing trailer, the simple/direct/new concept, and Cúaron’s already impressive filmmaking career. Those things didn’t convince me that it was going to be a successful film, I just knew it was going to be a great film that I would enjoy seeing, so I went with it. Even if the film was ignored by the critics and audiences, I would have felt just as happy having done the poster.

My point is that I, like any other illustrator, covets the Star Wars and Avengers jobs, but every now and then, it pays to just believe in something and go on that alone.

Thanks for reading this everyone.

2013 LIVE EVENTS!

November 15, 2013

2013 is certainly going by quickly. It’s hard to believe it’s almost over. Thankfully, there’s still time for us to do sweet hangs in Leeds (UK), Los Angeles, and San Francisco this year.

For the first time, I’ll be having a booth at Thought Bubble in Leeds, UK (essentially the Comic-Con of Great Britain) . I’m really excited because I’ll be in the company of many talented artists, friends, and everyone’s who’s done it says it’s the most fun ever.

WHAT: THOUGHT BUBBLE
WHEN: 11/23/13 – 11/24/13, 10-5 pm
WHERE: Booth 134 -135, Allied London Hall, Leeds, UK (Floorplan)

Purchase Thought Bubble Tickets Here

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In December, I have booths at two California events (My specific booth numbers are TBA, but I will announce those later and that info is readily available at the event:

WHAT: UNIQUE LA
WHEN: 12/7/13 – 12/8/13, 11-6 pm
WHERE: California Market Center: 110 East Ninth St, Los Angeles, CA

Unique LA charges a $10 entry fee.

WHAT: RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR WINTER MARKET, SAN FRANCISCO
WHEN: 12/21/13 – 12/22/13, 11 – 6 pm
WHERE: Concourse Exhibition Center: 635 8th St, San Francisco, CA

Renegade Craft Fairs are always free.

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Here’s to another great year. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible, so LET’S DO THIS THING.

THE WORLD’S END

September 24, 2013

UPDATE: Both of the World’s End posters are sold out online. Thanks everyone.

UPDATE: The World’s End poster’s are currently for sale HERE.

Hiyo folks! Just wanted to drop a quick note about my latest poster that I am releasing for sale.

THE WORLD’S END!

Man, who didn’t like that movie? I’m such a huge Edgar Wright fan, so to be able to do a poster for his films again is just spectacular. To top it off, he asked for me specifically to do a “The World’s End” poster.

This time, I got the rare chance to see the film before I did the poster, so I got a sense of the non stop motion and alien killing, both of which I hoped to instill in this poster.

The regular color version is a 7 color (printed among six screens via a split fountain) screen print on 24 x 36 inch 100 lb white cover paper in an edition of 290. I’m selling my signed and numbered (AP Edition) artists’ copies for $60 each ($7 US shipping, $12 International Shipping) at a random time on 9/25/13

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The variant color version is a 7 color (printed among six screens via split fountain) screen print on 24 x 36 inch 100 lb white cover paper in an edition of 115. I’m selling my signed and numbered (AP edition) artists’ copies for $70 each ($7 US shipping, $12 International Shipping) at a random time on 9/25/13

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To see more photos of the posters, please check out my flickr photo set.

UPDATE: The Metropolis Poster is sold out online. The MGMT Poster is currently available.

UPDATE: The MGMT posters and Metropolis Posters (limit 2 per address) are currently up for sale. Please make sure your paypal addresses are updated and accurate.

This is going to be an exciting week. I’m dropping two new posters. Before I get into the information about the posters, I’d like to repost that I’m doing Renegade Craft Fair Chicago. I’ll have both of these new posters, as well as the posters from the previous blog post (of which The Eagle Has Landed is sold out) at my booth.

KEVIN TONG ILLUSTRATION X RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR CHICAGO

BOOTH NUMBER 294 (closest to intersection of Division and Damon St)

Chicago is one of my favorite places to be and I can’t be more excited. If you live in the Chicago area and are interested in either of the above posters, I’m reserving copies of both posters for my booth, so why not SAVE on shipping AND get a nice chat out of me?

WHAT: RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR CHICAGO
WHEN: September 7-8, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Along Division Street (Between Damon and Paulina) in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
WHY: Renegade Craft Fair is the place to be for like minded people who love unique art, craft, and makers. Every year I do Renegade Craft fair and it gets more and more fun because of the people involved and the growing number of people that attend. I’ll be there the entire time with a full booth, so please come by!

METROPOLIS

Metropolis, which was delayed due to some unforeseeable issues with printing, has finally arrived and I have to say, it was worth the wait to make sure they came out right.

My Metropolis poster is a five color screen print with metallic inks on 24 x 36 inch 100 lb White Cover Paper in a signed and numbered edition of 200. They will be for sale for $60 ($7 US shipping, $12 International shipping) at a random time on my site (click here) starting Tuesday 9/3/13. Please make sure that your paypal address is updated and accurate. Each address/name is limited to 2 posters.

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In addition to the gorgeous metallic inks, the poster sports the credits and tagline in German as well as dense imagery that I intended to reflect the oppresive and industrial feeling of the film.

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To see more photos, please check out my flickr photo set.

MGMT

This MGMT poster for their San francisco show is exciting for a few reasons. It’s the first band poster I’ve done in a while and although it’s the second MGMT poster I’ve done, it’s the first screen printed MGMT poster I have done. Also, I LOVE drawing robots and sci fi elements.

MGMT is a four color (3 screens, the line art is a two color split fountain) screen print on 18 x 24 inch 100 lb with cover paper. I’m selling signed and numbered artists’ copies on my site (click here) for $35 each ($7 US, $12 International shipping) starting at a random time on 9/3/13. Please make sure your paypal address is updated and accurate.

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I can’t believe how strong the colors came out on these.

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To see more photos of this poster, please check out my flickr photo set.

UPDATE: THE EAGLE HAS LANDED IS NOW SOLD OUT ONLINE.

UPDATE: Both BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL and THE EAGLE HAS LANDED are now available for purchase

I’d like to thank everyone for their patience as details of both these prints have been shaky since post Comic Con work catch up has been grueling. Finally, I’m starting to get on top of things and I’m happy to put up the remaining copies of these posters for sale online.

Just a heads up, 12 x 36 IS a standard frame size, just not as common as other sizes. If you’re framing the poster, you don’t need to pay extra for custom framing is you don’t want to, there are plenty of great 12 x 36 pre-made frames on Amazon.

BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL

This handsome poster is a 4 color screen print with metallic inks on 12 x 36 inch 100 lb Cream Cover paper in a signed and numbered edition of 200. It’s available for sale at my online store for $40 ($7 US shipping, $12 International Shipping) starting at a random time on 8/29/13.

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If my first print for Friedrich Nietzsche (Thus Spoke Zarathustra) didn’t tip you off, I’M A NIETZSCHE FAN. “Beyond Good and Evil” is my follow up for the book of the same title.

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To see more photos of this poster, check out my flickr photo set.

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED

5, count em, 5 color screen print on 12 x 36 inch 100 lb Cream Cover Paper in a signed and numbered edition of 100. It’s available for sale at my online store for $50 ($7 US shipping, $12 International Shipping) starting at a random time on 8/28/13.

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“The Eagle Has Landed” which was part of “SPACE! The Gallery Show” at Gallery 1988 on July 20, 2013. The subject, the Apollo 11 Mission that put the first men on the moon, seemed fitting since the show was around the time of the 44th Anniversary of that momentous occasion.

The design of the poster is an info graphic the highlights key moments in the mission timeline. Countless hours were spent poring over pages of mission logs and data to pick out the best moments and information to present. All in all, almost 100 unique facts are depicted on this poster, most in chronological order to present the best idea of the precision and heroism required by that mission.

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To see more photos of this poster, check out my flickr photo set.

KEVIN TONG ILLUSTRATION X RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR CHICAGO

BOOTH NUMBER 294 (closest to intersection of Division and Damon St)

Chicago is one of my favorite places to be and I can’t be more excited. If you live in the Chicago area and are interested in either of the above posters, I’m reserving copies of both posters for my booth, so why not SAVE on shipping AND get a nice chat out of me?

WHAT: RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR CHICAGO
WHEN: September 7-8, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Along Division Street (Between Damon and Paulina) in Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
WHY: Renegade Craft Fair is the place to be for like minded people who love unique art, craft, and makers. Every year I do Renegade Craft fair and it gets more and more fun because of the people involved and the growing number of people that attend. I’ll be there the entire time with a full booth, so please come by!

CARDS FOR HUMANITY?

August 27, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to read my treatise and analysis of the psychological, sociological, and philosophical implications of a business card.

Since I started out as a professional illustrator in 2005, I have directly helped people with their freelance illustration/design careers to varying degrees of success. The help has ranged from a few words of advice to pretty much having an apprentice to giving lectures/public meltdowns at universities.

It’s no secret that many art students don’t go on to pursue a job related to art. One could read into this somber fact and assume that they got an art education, went into the field, things weren’t cutting it, so they moved on to something more stable or less competitive. Brace that brain of yours, because even that person I described, the one who tried and failed, is in the minority.

I can say with confidence, that many art students don’t make it because they never tried in the first place. Many, never even get past…

…THE BUSINESS CARD.

Even when I was a student, I had a business card. It linked to a website that was hosted by the Republic of Nauru (Pleasant Island on some maps) for free, touted my email address, and lauded my phone number on it.

Succeeding in illustration was very important to me. Without question, as soon as I could afford it, I got business cards made. Before that, I actually remember dreaming of them and even took advantage of the school printer malfunctioning and printing 8.5 x 11 sheets for free. Using the school computer lab, I scanned my work in and used Blogger as my very first website. I didn’t even have a phone at the time, I put my landlord’s phone number on there and asked her everyday if I had any calls.

That’s why it always seemed odd to me when I tried to help people and I suggested they get business cards, they never did. Every time I saw them, I’d ask if they made cards and the answer was always some overly explained and unimaginative version of “I don’t have time/money”.

How hard can it be really? If the art is already made, just resizing it and adding contact info on the back is all it takes (hell even a blank card with just text on it is fine). Plus, I would see these people who professed to have no time upload pictures to myspace (it was that long ago) of themselves partying or going on trips. As for money, that excuse dissipates more and more since business card printing is so competitive that bargain shopping on business cards is a waste of time, any deal usually nets the cards for less than a cent each. For everyone wondering, I use gotprint.com for all my commercial print needs. Most places can print 1000 business cards that cost as much as one night of mixed drinks. This is a far cry from my father who was a graphic designer in the 70′s and having a business card with color on both sides was a sure sign of being successful.

As time wore on, it would get upsetting because I would help friends only to find that they couldn’t even help themselves by spending 30 minutes on a basic design (some business card printers offer online pre made templates for Christ sakes) and $40. Seriously, I had a friend who was with me two separate times and was asked by a major band and director if they were available for freelance work and they didn’t have a card. Again, someone who asked for my advice, to whom I suggested getting a business card , and they didn’t for months on end despite my constant inquiries. It doesn’t seem like a big deal, because you can always enter info into a smart phone or get a scrap of paper, but it sends a message about you.

True to my nature, I try to develop possible reasons behind seemingly non sensical behavior.

The question I posit:

“What is so terrifying about getting a business card?”

My theory:

A business card isn’t as simple as I was suggesting earlier. That “simple” 2.5 x 3 inch rectangle (or rectangle with rounded corners if you’re a baller like me, woo! woo!) is intimidating and unattainable to the uninitiated. In many developed cultures, like America, fears and limits are often more imagined than real.

Getting a business card makes it all too real. Most people in the situation I have described previously have never truly been on their own or had to work to survive. Most have never built something on their own, something that being a self employed artist is all about.

You can only have a business card if you feel like you have something worth while. Not to say that everyone who has a card has something worthwhile (I have a pile of cards that lead to creative voids), but they think they do. Many people who can’t get to that business card stage might actually have something worthwhile, but don’t think so or let fear turn them. The card has to link to something, usually a website. The website must have content and inevitably, that content must lead to you (contact page).

Think about business cards from the point of view of a person who isn’t totally serious and confident in their abilities but isn’t aware of their own lack of commitment or self assurance. People have difficulty lying to others, hence the various “tells” that police interrogators pick up on, yet we can flawlessly lie to ourselves. What is the lie? Not wanting to admit to being afraid or weak.

If you get a business card, that means a few things. You need to go to ad agencies, conventions, art shows, client offices, etc to hand them out. If you don’t do that, the business cards will remain in a box, tucked away in a closet. Despite being out of sight, that box of unused cards can reflect your guilt and shame through lead doors and concrete walls.

You can’t quit your art career though, your parents had a going away party when you left for college and your arthritic aunt traveled from some state that teaches Creationism to wish you good luck. Maybe even your parents paid for your education, so the pressure is really on. What’s the other choice? If you try to succeed, that means standing among people who are better than you, making a case for yourself, making a bad decision when bad and worse are your only options, making compromises, breaking away from friend groups, changing your lifestyle. All that for absolutely no guarantee you’ll make it. So what do you do? I channel Fyodor Dostoevsky in my belief that people at large don’t want freedom because they don’t want the burden of making decisions and being responsible for those decisions.

You do what is plaguing this entire country. You do absolutely nothing and hope something happens to guide you along (when you expect those things to happen, that’s entitlement, another thing ruining this country). People with bigger elbow patches than I have written extensively on the prolonged adolescence of the American adult. Lacking commitment and indecisiveness are becoming more and more acceptable, but that type of person needs a salve to heal the gash that is the void created by their inactions. To convince themselves they haven’t given up, they seek advice from successful people, because that’s the next best thing to actually doing something. As I said before, you can lie to yourself, but as time progresses and more and more friends start getting jobs in art, the fracture that is the lie becomes a canyon. So when those friends discuss their design jobs, that person can say they are still trying by asking for advice from successful people who are a few times removed. If they asked their friends for advice, the lie would split open. Asking a person like me doesn’t reveal the lie, because I don’t know them too personally, so there’s no context.

In short, a business card is the blade that can cut open that lie, for others and themselves. If they don’t use those cards and they sit around unused, they reveal the lie to that person. If they actually use them, then their perceived fears of rejection, not being good enough, etc might be realized if, Heaven forbid, a client should contact them.

For me, I can’t remember a time I ever got work from business cards. Most of my work comes from my work (ad agency emails usually start with “We have your ______ poster in our office and thought it was about time we worked with you!) Usually my business cards are for these groups of people: 90% People who are cheap and/or want free things, 7% Human parasites that sign people up for their newsletters/junk mail which is why I don’t have my email address on cards anymore, 2% People who stepped in something that need a scraper, 0.5% People who compulsively steal things, 0.5% Die hard fans who like and support my art. Most business card interactions are for people to try to act like big shots to their friends or some girl they want to do sex on who probably just wants to be friends (Hey, my company is exploding and we can pay you big time. Rather than discuss actual numbers or make a deal in person at this trade show exhibition that I paid money to get into, I’ll just take your card). Using Google analytics, I can see where traffic to my website comes from and it’s 97% blog, social media, and womenwholikesociallyawkwardmen.com links. The remaining 3% is from people directly entering my domain name or doing a search for my name. I did loose math and determined based on this that if I hand out 1000 business cards, only a handful of people at most will use it to go to my site.

Despite how useless a business card is compared to everything else in the world of self e-promotion, it’s still crucial. It’s about sending a message. A message that you can afford to have something REAL to give away that costs money yet is superfluous. That when you’re at a convention and everyone pulls out their cards and trades them (think American Psycho, but we’re all wearing t-shirts with comic book characters on them), you’ll never be that guy who says he left his at home, but we all know he doesn’t have one and judge him for it. That you can look a person in the eye and confidently hand them something that will lead them to your achievements. It sends a message that you make decisions and stick with them.

In summation, I would like to hold up the business card as a rite of passage for those in the artistic professional field who have started from the bottom and worked their way up. If you see me at a convention, trade your card for my card and in an instant, we’ll both have a baseline amount of respect for each other. Don’t get cocky, I said BASELINE.

It’s that time of the year again, where many of us come close to dying, but feel more alive than ever. Kevin Tong Illustration will be exhibiting the entire time at San Diego Comic Con international 2013.

KEVIN TONG ILLUSTRATION, BOOTH # 631, (Lobby A Entrance)
SAN DIEGO COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL 2013
San Diego Convention Center
111 W. Harbor Dr.,
San Diego, CA 92101

Wednesday July 17 (Preview Night)
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

In addition to being there, I’m sporting a full booth with some fresh new posters and some that were previously sold out.

“BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL”

Some of you may remember my “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” print for the book by Friedrich Nietzsche that was part of the “Required Reading” show. I still get compliments to this day about that poster.

Well, me and ‘ol Freddy have teamed up again for the exciting follow up! (Now imagine me and Nietzsche in a 80′s buddy cop film, you’re welcome). I’m really excited about the symbolism I managed to work into the imagery.

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“Beyond Good and Evil” is a 12 x 36 inch screen printed poster, signed and numbered in an edition of 200. Click here for some closeups. It will be available at my booth (631) at SDCC 2013.

“METROPOLIS”

You could say I’m on an all German kick at the moment. The Deutsch train rolls along with this poster I created for the 1927 landmark science fiction film Metropolis, directed by Fritz Lang.

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This poster will be released at a random time at my booth (631) at SDCC 2013. For now, I’m playing all other information close to the chest. (I know, I know, I’m a terrible person, just roll with it) Click here for some closeups. It will be available at my booth (631) at SDCC 2013 at a random day and time.

“PACIFIC RIM” (For sale 7/17/13 at the Mondo Booth (936), not my booth)

Being able to work with Guillermo Del Toro and to create a poster for such an incredible film is what would happen if an honor and a dream mated and their kid had a kid with destiny. Not since Avengers have I been floored so hard by a film. It took me a whole night to fully process everything I had seen.

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There’s a regular color and gold variant version. Both are 24 x 36 inch screen printed posters with metallic inks and possibly glow in the dark inks. (no one tells me anything)

Click here for some closeups.

“THE CHEAT SHEET”

I took the liberty to make a Kevin Tong Illustration Cheat Sheet for SDCC 2013. It gives a limited preview for some of my releases and the day they’ll be released. Hopefully it can help organize the madness we’ve all come to know as COMIC CON.

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Download a full size hi res version HERE.

I look forward to seeing everyone there!

UPDATE: BOTH REAR WINDOW POSTERS ARE SOLD OUT.

UPDATE: The GOLD VARIANT IS SOLD OUT.

UPDATE: The Rear Window Posters are up for sale now. Click to go to store.

UPDATE: Quantities of both posters are limited to one of each per household. Both a Regular and Variant can be ordered as long as it’s one of each.

One of my favorite Hitchcock films is Rear Window, so this was a definitely a treat for me to be a part of. Going into it, I thought it would be a breeze because I had seen the movie so often that the ideas would come to me. What makes that movie great is it’s sparseness but that also made coming up with ideas a bit of a challenge.

These posters were first released at WonderCon 2013 in Anaheim, CA at the Mondo booth where I also did a signing.

REGULAR COLOR VERSION

This is a 4 color (with metallic inks) screen printed poster on 100 lb white cover paper in a limited edition of 250 (I’m selling signed and numbered artist copies). For sale in my online store at a random time on 4/16/13: The price is $60, shipping is $7 US and $12 International. Please make sure your paypal address is updated and accurate. Limit one per household.

VARIANT COLOR VERSION

This is a 4 color (with metallic inks) screen printed poster on 100 lb white cover paper in a limited edition of 125 (I’m selling signed and numbered artist copies). For sale in my online store at a random time on 4/16/13: The price is $85, shipping is $7 US and $12 International. Please make sure your paypal address is updated and accurate. Limit one per household.

To see more photos of these posters, please check out my flickr photo set.

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