Sequential Art Gallery presents LAUNCH!, an exhibit celebrating “Maiden Voyage”, Periscope Studio’s first successful Kickstarter campaign. The exhibit features art by Ron Randall (Trekker), Paul Guinan (Boilerplate), David Hahn (Erfworld), Natalie Nourigat (Home Is Where the Internet Is), Erika Moen (Oh Joy, Sex Toy), and Benjamin Dewey (The Tragedy Series). The exhibit opens this Thursday, March 6th, with the artist’s reception from 6pm to 10pm.
Back in November 2013, Periscope Studio launched it’s Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of six limited-edition full-color art books, each representing the work of Randall, Guinan, Hahn, Nourigat, Moen, and Dewey. The six artists included signed graphic novels, original comic pages, and personalized art. The fan response was overwhelming, and campaign was successfully funded by its mid-December deadline. The art books scheduled to be received this month, then sent out to reward backers.
Periscope Studio is a Portland-based collective of cartoonists, illustrators, writers, concept designers, graphic novelists, and storyboard artists; the largest collective of its kind in the US. You can learn more about the studio’s history and upcoming projects at www.periscopestudio.com, and follow them on Twitter and Facebook. But be advised: they are prone to antics and tomfoolery.
LAUNCH! will be on display throughout the month of March, with gallery hours on Thursdays from 3pm-7pm, and by appointment. LAUNCH! will close at the end of the month.
Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is located in Old Town Chinatown at the Everett Station Lofts, 328 NW Broadway #113. Our regular gallery hours for 2014 are Thursdays (3pm-7pm) and by appointment. The gallery showcases local artists who explore the concept of sequential art, which is loosely defined as using consecutive images to tell a story. Curated by Kaebel JK Hashitani and Merrick Monroe.