Saturday, July 30, 2011

And They're Up!

UPDATE: A tough weekend for the website, so we're back up and running and everything is viewable, and available for purchase. Sorry for any inconvenience, but we've been working that site pretty hard. I think it just needed a spa weekend.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Coverage Of Us

As we enter the last few days of Cult, we were happy to see coverage from our homies over at Electric Playground...

And in just a few minutes, we'll open "I Know You Art, But What Am I?" at the Venice location, celebrating comedic icon, and 22-time Emmy winner, Pee-Wee Herman. We're so excited to be doing this show, and to have the blessing of Pee-Wee himself!!!! ARGHHHH!

And we've gotten some great coverage too! Click the pictures to read the full articles and check out the preview pics...

And our friends at SlashFilm got into the mix too...

Stay tunes for more press, and you can see, and purchase, all the prints and originals starting tomorrow on our website, but we'll announce it here as well!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I Know You Art, But What Am I?

Get ready, here is a BIG blog post with lots of Pee-Wee sneak peeks. This show is so great...

Oliver Barrett

Jason Edmiston


Audrey Pongracz

Bruce White (on black velvet)

Chris Tezber

Ryan Sanchez

Tom Whalen

Phantom City Creative

The show opens this Friday, July 29th from 7-10pm at Gallery1988 Venice. Don't miss it!!

G1988 Venice

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mr. Herman

This week is Pee-Wee Herman week at Gallery1988 as we set up our new Pee-Wee tribute show. And the secret word of the day is... this is a TOTALLY AMAZING, INSANELY GOOD SHOW!! If you like Pee-Wee Herman and grew up watching him, you MUST come see this show. It's really really good. Here's Jason Liwag's contribution, a print set of three of our fav characters from the playhouse: Pee-Wee, of course, Cowboy Curtis, and Captain Carl.

There are so many great pieces in this show, we'll be posting sneak peaks throughout the week, so stay tuned...

G1988 Venice

Monday, July 25, 2011

G'd Up

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Zerofriends booth during San Diego Comic-Con to get their Crazy 4 Cult book signed! And thanks to all the artists who participated, and Alex Pardee and the Zerofriends staff for housing us! We'll see you again next year.

Check out G4's recent coverage of this year's Crazy 4 Cult exhibit. The show runs throughs the end of July, so make sure to swing by the Melrose location.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

and the winner is....


Leontine Greenberg's "Ferryman" painting won the most votes to turn into a limited edition print. So keep a lookout for the release, along with prints of her Crazy 4 Cult painting "Hello, Mr Skeksis" based on the Dark Crystal. More info coming soon!

G1988 Venice

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


CLICK ABOVE to check out the LA Times article that talks about the pop culture art movement and G1988!


Sunday, July 17, 2011


It's that time of the year again. The Nerd Mecca has returned to San Diego and this year we'll be putting together some great book signings for our new release with Titan Publishing, "Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art." We've put together a great line-up and teamed up with Alex Pardee and our friends at ZeroFriends to bring it to the convention hall. We'll be at booth #5502, which Alex was nice enough to give us a map for...

Here's a little warning from Alex about the booth -

"BEFORE YOU GET STARTED, PLEASE NOTE: Our booth number is 5502/5503, which, logically, would be in the 5500 aisle. HOWEVER, there IS NO 5500 aisle. Instead, the 5500 aisle is the FRONT ROW OF BOOTHS. See above, we are actually located in the FRONT RIGHT CORNER of the convention center, in row 500/400!!"

And now for our signing schedule:

Friday - 3 - 4 PM - Alex Pardee, Misha, Eric Tan, Carlos Ramos, Wade Schin
Saturday - 10:30 - 11:30 AM - Luke Chueh, NC Winters, Scribe
Saturday - 3 - 4 PM - Scott C., Mike Mitchell, Kevin Tong, Dan "Mr. Toast" Goodsell
Sunday - 3 - 4 PM - Ken Garduno, Travis Louie, Tom Haubrick, DrilOne

Gonna be fun times! Come pick up the book, or just bring your book, and get it signed by these superstars and say hello.

G1988 (Melrose)

Friday, July 15, 2011


The Venice gallery is going to be closed this weekend because of "Carmageddon." For those of you who don't live in LA, basically the city is closing down the 405 freeway this weekend for construction. The media has made us believe that this is the worst thing to ever happen to LA and that no one should leave their homes. They've seriously been preparing us for this catastrophe for months, and their scare tactics totally worked because we are not going to brave the mean LA freeways this weekend. None of us Gallery1988 staffers live in the Venice/Santa Monica area, and we know how bad commuting is on a normal day, so we don't want to see the carmageddon chaos up close.

Instead we will all be at the Melrose gallery! So Venice is closed, but Melrose is open Saturday & Sunday from 11am - 6pm. We do apologize for this inconvenience. If you need us, please contact the Melrose location at 323-937-7088.

G1988 Venice

Thursday, July 14, 2011


We need your help in deciding which Leontine Greenberg painting to make into prints. We are definitely making prints of Leontine's Crazy 4 Cult piece...

BUT we also want to make a print from the new work in her solo show at G1988 Venice. So, take a look at the show at let us know what you think.

We have to make a decision by the end of this week, so post a comment with your choice or shoot us an email at All votes received by Sunday at 6pm PST will be counted!

G1988 Venice

Saints & Variants

Shipments are already starting to go out for orders from Crazy 4 Cult 5, so be on the lookout. But in the meanwhile wanted to thank Boondock Saints writer/director Troy Duffy and actor David Della Rocco for stopping by the CFC 5 opening reception and checking out their movie in the book.

It's always great when the people who create the movies seen in these art shows stop by and are actually able to be honored in person. Fun stuff.

And our friends over at American McGee's Alice have released a color variant for Kevin Tong's stunning sold-out screenprint he made for the recent G1988 event. Love this colorway. You can CLICK HERE to pre-order this limited edition before it sells out too.

G1988 (Melrose)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Entertainment Weekly!

We waited to post this because we didn't want it to get lost in the Crazy 4 Cult madness...

A recent Entertainment Weekly had a huge spread on Wet Hot American Summer, and guess who got a nice little quote from Joe Lo Truglio? We did!! A lot of buzz came from this article because it mentions the possibility of a prequel to the movie. Although it's a long shot, if a prequel ever happens we will absolutely do another Wet Hot art show! (Fingers crossed).

G1988 Venice

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


New article about the Crazy 4 Cult book hits the the pic to read...

Also, if you haven't bought the Crazy 4 Cult book yet, you can now from our website. If you buy it from us, you are promised one or more artists signatures inside. So that's awesome.


Monday, July 11, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Some pictures from today's Crazy 4 Cult book signing, where over 50 featured artists showed up and scribbled their names and cool drawings (even some NSFW images) onto them.

And remember, you can buy the book now, BY CLICKING HERE. If you buy it from us, the book is guaranteed to be signed by one of the featured artists (maybe more than 1 even).

If I die from exhaustion, have a tribute show where people paint my cat.

G1988 (Melrose)

LeonTIME *nailed it*

We want to thank everyone who came out to, and purchased the beautiful pieces from, the Leontine Greenberg show. Leontine is one of our FAVORITE artists, so to see everyone else agrees is always a great feeling. Leontine, came out to the show, and is really fun to hang out with (I know that seems like a weird detail, but SHE IS!). You can hang with her too at the Crazy 4 Cult signing today, just to make sure we aren't lying.

We also want to thank our friends at NotCot, for this great feature of the exhibit. Click the picture below for the article.

And a reminder, you can see all of the Leontine's show by CLICKING HERE.

Also, be on the lookout for two new Leontine prints, one from her solo and one inspired by The Dark Crystal from Crazy 4 Cult 5!

G1988 (Melrose)


Last night, we had so much traffic coming in once we posted the Crazy 4 Cult artwork, for the first time in our 7 year history, we had our website account suspended. Over the past year, we've been averaging 8 million hits a month, so as we wait for the numbers from last night alone, we can only imagine what happened.

I know a lot of people see stuff like that as an "EPIC FAIL," but in all truth, it's kind of why you open a business in the first place. For people to hear about it and want to see what's going on. We're working with our hosting service to make sure it never happens again, but in the meanwhile, it's back up and running and we've made sure all the prints have the correct inventory listed.

Our friends at The Hundreds covered Crazy 4 Cult, and here's their video!

One reason for the website explosion is also being featured on the WIRED homepage. You can read the whole article by clicking the picture below.

Today (Sunday), we'll be having our book signing for Crazy 4 Cult (Titan) at the Melrose gallery from Noon to around 2:30/3:00. Stop by and hang out, and get your book signed by a ton of artists (many who traveled to LA just to meet you). There will be food trucks.


Saturday, July 9, 2011


UPDATE - we've gone through orders and we're able to restock some prints! Ones you definitely want!



G1988 (Melrose)

Friday, July 8, 2011


We're just a few hours away from Crazy 4 Cult while we run around the gallery, arms flailing, trying to put the last touches together, here's your last preview from SlashFilm. CLICK THE PICTURE to see A LOT of pieces, including ones from JC Richard, Iron Jaiden, Dan Goodsell, Max Dalton, Veronica Fish, Jeff Boyes, Kevin Tong, Scott Derby, Chris DeLorenzo and MORE.

AND if you're on your way to the Melrose gallery tonight for the opening (7-11 PM) you'll be getting some pretty sweet swag from our friends at GelaSkins have created special, limited edition FREE iPad and iPhone skins with Alex Pardee's Cult Skull on them that you can take home tonight!

They are awesome, and they're only available while supplies last tonight!


G1988 (Melrose)

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Click the pic above to see SlashFilm's third and final preview of Crazy 4 Cult 5, which includes your first look at pieces from Michael Ramstead, Joey Spiotto, Mike Maas, Matt Owen, Aaron Jasinski, Casey Weldon, Derek Deal, Drake Brodahl, Justin White and Scott C.

THIS OPENS TOMORROW NIGHT, 7-11 PM at the Melrose location. Do you not know this by now?

G1988 (Melrose)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Click the pic above to see SlashFilm's second exclusive preview of Crazy4Cult, this time with pieces from Eric Braddock, Velvet Geek Bruce White, Joey Spiotto, Steve Seeley, Tom Whalen, DKNG, Andrew DeGraff, Allison Sommers and Bobby O'Herlihy!


July 8th, 7 - 11 PM, Melrose gallery for Crazy 4 Cult 5!

G1988 (Melrose)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Click the picture above to see SlashFilm's exclusive art sneak preview of Crazy 4 Cult 5! The preview includes work from Matt Owen, Dave Perillo, NC Winters, Alex Pardee, Mike Mitchell, Jim Horwat and Eric Tan.

As you can see, this is going to be a sequel that rocks. Don't miss the opening, this Friday night, 7-11 PM at the Melrose location.

G1988 (Melrose)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Kevin Smith RADIO!!!

Ok, this is NOT SAFE FOR WORK, but I sat down with Kevin Smith and his wife Jennifer Schwalbach for their daily radio show, Plus One Per Diem. We talk Crazy 4 Cult, Gallery1988, Joe Francis,, Olly Moss, Greg Simkins, Luke Chueh, my dead rap career, writing pro wrestling, my possible work addiction and Ashley Madison. It's all over the place, but really fun. Also, we revealed some 2012 schedule secrets. Click the picture below and listen to the July 1st archive program if you have seasoned ears.

G1988 (Melrose)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

We've Been Covered

More Crazy 4 Cult book and show coverage for all around the globe. Click the images to read the articles...

It's all approaching! July 8th - Crazy 4 Cult and July 10th - the official book release party with SO MANY artists from the book ready to sign their respective pages or your body parts!

G1988 (Melrose)