#monstrousoptimism #kerrytalbott #illustration #rva #richmond if you are in Richmond tonight make sure you make it over to the Monstrous Optimism show at Artspace, benefitting the family of Kerry Talbott.

My contribution for the Monstrous Optimism show here in RVA, benefitting the family of Kerry Talbott, a teacher I had who taught me to draw what I love. This image will be available as an 11 x 17 print at Artspace Gallery in Richmond, next friday, August 22 at 7 pm. All proceeds go directly to Kerry’s family, so if you are in or around RVA and have some spare cash, come buy some great art from some other rad folks such as Chris Visions, Eric Pfeiffer, Nicole Hamilton, Richie Pope, Kelly Alder, Kendrick Drews, Sishir Bommakanti, Chris Kindred, Stephen Loveluck, Shawn Yu, Robert Meganck, Jeffrey Alan Love, Bizhan Khodabandeh, Hillary Lewis, Teddy Taylor, and tons of others.

Here is a link to the event


Working on my piece for this show.


Finished this poster for a fundraiser to aid illustrator/cartoonist, Kerry Talbott’s family. There is a huge list of well known concept artists, comic artists and illustrators contributing to this exhibit. Many of these artists were friends, students, or colleagues of Mr. Talbott. It’s looking like an amazing show and is for a great cause.

The show will be at artspace gallery. (Zero East 4th Street Richmond, VA 23224). More info below.

Info below taken from Art Space’s website:

August 22 - September 21, 2014
Monstrous Optimism
Kerry Talbott Memorial Fundraiser

Prints and original 2D work by 60 of Richmond’s artists & illustrators donated in honor of Talbott and to fundraise for his family

Main, Helena Davis and Frable Galleries

Opening Reception for the Artists
Fourth Friday, August 22, 2014 
7:00-10:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 2:00 PM

Artist Talk with August/September Exhibitors
Free and Open to the Public


If you are near or in Richmond, you have to come check out this show.


REBLOG AND WIN!!! see below —




There has been a lot of stuff going on at Out of Step Arts here in the last little bit. I’ve been adding new books and original art to the store, you can buy shirts with designs from the artists in the OOSA Bodega, and now, the OOSA Print Shop is open where you can buy high quality print-on-demand fine art Giclee prints. We have several prints available already and we’ll be adding more all of the time, including some from a few of our friends!

So to help get the word out about all of these great things being offered to you by the OOSA artists and to celebrate our upcoming 3-year anniversary, I want to give you an opportunity to get free stuff! It’s easy, all you have to do is share this post.  

How it works:

  • Anyone who reblogs this post will be entered for a chance to win a free print from the Print Shop. “Likes” are appreciated, but they won’t get you entered in the contest.
  • On 8/1/14, I’ll randomly select three (3) people as winners. Winners will be notified via Tumblr, so be sure you have your ask or mail features activated. 
  • The three people selected will let me know which print they want based on what is in the Print Shop at the time the contest ends. We have currently have 7 prints, but plan on adding more. (*Some restrictions may apply, but I doubt it.)
  • I’ll mail you your print for free worldwide! Winners will not incur any costs or fees.  
  • If the person(s) selected cannot be contacted via tumblr, do(es) not respond timely, or declines, another person(s) will be be chosen.

Not bad for clicking a button, huh? 

Out of Step Arts features Alexis Ziritt, Nathan Fox, Logan Faerber, Ming Doyle, Andrew MacLean, Toby Cypress, Liz Suburbia, Paul Maybury, Chris Visions and Greg Ruth. 

You can find OOSA on Twitter, Instagram and online at www.outofsteparts.com.

Thanks for getting the word out about OOSA. Your help is certainly appreciated. Good luck!

Tomorrow is your last chance to REBLOG AND WIN!!! That’s it, that’s all you have to do!  Good luck and REBLOG!!!

Today is your LAST CHANCE to WIN some sweet artwork to hang on your wall!!  Think of how fancy your cocktail parties will be, or how the ladies and guys will swoon when you whisper ‘Giclée' in their ear… 

All you have to do is REBLOG to WIN!!  

BUH do this thing

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sometimes i try to draw things that aren’t creepy or strange. when in doubt, sparkle. 

Identity Crisis. 

Just a weird photoshop doodle. I depend on the noise filter ultimately to make my drawings look cool. 

Illustration for a killed job. 

Kitty cat buddies.


Lord of the flies - DarKnet - With bated breath - Dreide - Helena

Cathryn Virginia

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A bunch of color comps of my cover contribution for the Weird anthology through VCU, all thanks to the great art direction of Editor-in-Chief Chris Kindred. Thanks for the opportunity, dude!