Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It's a SMod World after all...

This is my contribution for Gallery1988's group show of art inspired by Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier's podcast.

If you are in the LA area on Friday night you should try and check it out, it should be a really great show and Kevin and Scott will both be in attendance, sadly i am on the East coast and can not make it. Read the press release below to learn more...


The Gallery1988: LA crew has been looking forward to this week all year! Friday night, our gallery will play host to "SMart: Artwork Inspired By Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier's SModcast." If you don't know about SModcast, no worries, because just like with everything I know nothing about....I can teach you....through Wikipedia.

SModcast is a weekly podcast featuring filmmaker Kevin Smith and his long time producer partner Scott Mosier, although guests occasionally feature. Released each Sunday night, the episodes are generally one hour in length and feature Smith and Mosier discussing current events and other non-sequitur topics. The name was derived from taking the first letters of "Smith" and "Mosier" and replacing the "P" in "Podcast". The podcast is distributed through Smith's entertainment website Quick Stop Entertainment. New episodes are made available for download there each Sunday night or Monday morning, and are then released through the RSS feed the following Friday in order to ease bandwidth strains on the Quickstop Entertainment.

And they've been doing it quite some time, as they are currently about to release episode #96. And this is not your father's podcast (cause your Dad LOVES podcasts). These are dirty, real, free and tremendously funny. Topics like how long it would take for Kevin to eventually make a sexual advance on Scott if they were stuck on the LOST island, how people would react if Jesus came back to fight Osama Bin Laden, what Hitler's dog was probably like and how one might confront a member of 80's rock band Foreigner if you were to see him at the supermarket are brought up on the program with extreme delight. And Titan Publishing just released "Shootin' the Sh*t with Kevin Smith: The Best Of SModcast," which takes some of the show's best bits and transcribes them into the written word. So to celebrate the book release and Kevin's Q & A event at the Orpheum Saturday night, we enlisted 25 artists to take these transcribed SMod moments and turn them into original paintings and prints for display and purchase. "SMart," hosted by Kevin and Scott, is a one-night event at G1988: LA, this Friday, Oct. 23rd from 7-11 PM and has spawned some amazing pieces. And we're excited to see the SMod-inspired pieces from:

Tom Whalen
Daniel Elson
Scott Campbell
Andrew Wilson
Allison Reimold
Dave MacDowell
Jim Horwat
Israel Sanchez
David Eichenberger
Lesley Reppeteaux
Kiersten Essenpreis
Danielle Rizzolo
Ben Walker
Joey Spiotto
NC Winters
Roland Tamayo
Scott Derby
Tom Haubrick
Dan Santat
Sean Clarity
Gideon Boomer
and 3 lucky submission winners...
Travis Kotzebue
Jen Brazas
& Razzah Wunderbar!

And one more artist Dave Perillo, who's contribution below is a depiction of SModcast episode #38, where Kevin and Scott talk about getting VERY drunk and attempting to ride It's A Small World at Disneyland (and running into some problems because of Kevin's weight).


Kyle said...

I'd love to have a print of this.

Unknown said...

print of it would be awesome...

Kendra Melton said...

This was definitely one of my favorite pieces at the show. Bravo sir! :]

Patricio OLiver said...

great piece!!!