Brian Despain Art


Brian is so Fine!

September 19, 2004

First, I have to apologize for missing the August update. I had promised at least one new item each month and I dropped the ball.

Alright, let's move on to the new stuff. Brian has been hard at work since returning from Comic Con International 2004 in San Diego. He did well there and had a great time and was really glad to see everyone that was able to come by. He even ate sushi. (Brian doesn't go in much for the sea food in general, so this was a huge gastronomical adventure induced by spirits). Thanks to all of you who were able to attend and stop in Artist Alley to see Brian.

Brian is so Fine!
This news started in August and I'm actually glad that I get to tell it all at once, even though it makes me late with the update. Brian was approached by designer and Lunar Boy Gallery owner Troy Winterrowd about his art. Brian had never shown his work in a gallery and was excited about the opportunity. In the last week of August, Brian and I drove to Astoria, Oregon in a torrential downpour to meet Troy and his partner Jimmy Pickering at the gallery. Even though we feared for our lives on the winding, heavily wooded road into Astoria, we were able to occupy ourselves by looking for landmarks from the fabulous movie, "The Goonies" (set and filmed in Astoria). Even more exciting was our first look at the gallery. Nothing much was up yet, but it was beautiful and ready to house wonderful images and ideas. Brian signed the limited edition Giclee prints of the five robots ("Mr. Bubble's Birthday", "Blendboy 2000", "Piscis Ex Machina", "Icarus Fish", and "Paper Fish"). If you are interested in acquiring one of these gorgeous pieces, contact Troy Winterrowd by email or phone at Lunar Boy Gallery. Unfortunately, Brian had so much work waiting for him back home, we had to leave that same evening, driving in the same steady downpour, only then in the dark.

Fast forward to September 18, 2004 and the Grand Opening of Lunar Boy Gallery. We traveled back to Astoria and even took some friends along for support and good company. The weather was a bit kinder this time and we didn't have to rush back that night. We arrived at the opening to a full house. It was great to see so many people interested in seeing what Troy and Jimmy had to offer. They have a great section of illustrated books at the front where I watched 2 young boys read a book together. People were milling all around obviously enjoying the variety in the work and comfort of the space. A large print of each robot is matted and framed on the partial wall at the center of the gallery. Brian had plenty of people to talk to all evening and we all had a great time. Greatest thanks and congratulations to Troy and Jimmy on a fantastic opening. If you are ever in the area, you really ought to check it out.