Tuesday, July 27, 2010

very long post

comic con was a blast! it was great meeting so many cool new people, and indulging in some of the best mexican food that california has to offer.i've posted my remaining images from the group zine that i mentioned in the previous post. i'll post a pic of the cover as soon as i get a chance, as well as make the remaining copies available to those interested. the greyscale images below are from the zine, and the color portraits are mini paintings that i had available for sale.

i have some prints leftover from the following 4 images. the prints are archival on hahnnamuhle fine art paper. the first two are approximately 8.5"x11", $20 (+$5 shipping in the us, $8 international). i'll send along a copy of my limited edition zine with an order of either of these first two prints...

these next prints are on 4"x6" hahnamuhle fine art paper postcards, $10(with same shipping rates as above).

contact me through email if you're interested in any of these prints.my email is kengarduno@yahoo.com.
i've also added the remaining original paintings from the convention to my etsy store. i have a link to my etsy store on the right in my links...

thanks for reading this ridiculously long post!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

see you in about a week?

i won't be posting to my blog for about a week, while i'm down at comic con. i thought i'd post a preview of a few things i'll have available at table F1. first, this is a piece that will be in our group zine "fauna vs. flora". the zine has work from some good friends, as well as a couple new friends. The artists included in the zine are Tom Haubrick, Travis Jackson (who also did a great cover for the zine), JAW cooper, lacy mccune, katherine brannok, and myself.a mini painting,
and a small 8 page zine that i put together by folding this painting. it's a limited edition of 38.

i hope this blog entry isn't too confusing. i'm too exhausted to go back and edit! see you all soon...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

comic con...and a cool show tonight!!!!!

it's less than a week away... i'll be sharing the booth again with my good friends tom haubrick and eric davison. drop by our booth and say hi! our booth number is F1. if you've dropped by our booth before, we're at the same space.
i've got a bunch of stuff that i'm bringing down with me, so come check it out.

i'll post a bunch of new work soon.for now, i'll post this piece. it's for a show i'm in at WWA gallery in culver city. my piece is posted below the flier...

Monday, July 12, 2010

i should mention this...

i've been holding out on posting this until it was confirmed. this has to be one of the coolest things i've been asked to do. i was contacted by Shauta Marsh of the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art to take part in a group show put on by the museum. I'm really excited to be a part of this. I've copied the following text from the museums website:

The Private Collection of Ginger Gaylord in Mt Comfort Gallery
This show will bring to Indianapolis three of today’s top illustration based “pop surrealist” artists, Ken Garduno (http://www.kengarduno.com/), Angie Mason, (http://www.angiemason.com/), and Christopher Umana.
Ginger Gaylord is one of the pseudonyms a Chicago-based art collector uses when she purchases a piece of art. Gaylord prefers to use a pseudonym because she desires to keep the contents to her collection private. As Gaylord frequently says, “If people don’t know who you are or what you have, people won’t want to steal it.”
Gaylord has long had her pulse on who will take off as an artist being one of the first people to buy a Jackson Pollock and Robert Williams piece.
Curator, Shauta Marsh, met Gaylord in 2008 while working at International Tattoo Art Magazine on a piece about an artist Gaylord had recently collected.
When given the offer to curate the show, Marsh contacted Gaylord looking for artists with an illustration base. “I find illustration, narrative art most appealing,” says Marsh. “Most of us start as children with picture books, then graduate to chapter books. We make pictures in our head as we read. With these works of art, it works in reverse. I see a picture and develop a story in my head. On a well done piece of narrative art, it interacts with your mood or what is going on in your life so a different story emerges each time viewed.”
The artists in this show are a few of the most recent artists Gaylord has collected with an illustration focus. iMOCA is pleased to offer Indianapolis patrons the opportunity to own the work of these artists.

thanks, Shauta! i wish i could be there to thank you in person! check out indymoca.org for more info about the museum, and if you are by chance in the area, check out the show!

Friday, July 09, 2010

crazy for cult

the show is tonight, at 1988 gallery. i thought i'd post my piece for those of you who can't make it to the show tonight. i chose one of my favorite movies from one of my favorite directors...

thank you to all who read and comment my blog!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

weekly dig

my piece "three love" is on the cover of the "weekly dig", an alternative weekly out of boston, MA. if you're in the area, pick one up. i've included the cover image below.

i'd like to thank tak toyoshima for the opportunity. i hope to visit boston someday!

Monday, July 05, 2010


because i had some extra time yesterday, i decided to make another piece to donate to a show for a great cause that is coming up. "in darkness"

here is a link to the event in case anyone is interested:


Thursday, July 01, 2010

just in case you can't make it to the show tonight...

these are my two other pieces for the laguna show posted below. the first one is "incident" and the second is "enhanced".