Giant Robot founder Eric Nakamura will also be at the event where he and Jean “will reflect on their shared histories and discuss new practices for the future.” What does that mean? I guess you’ll have to attend to find out!
To coincide with the signing, a mini-exhibition of 10 sketchbooks and select paintings will be on view until September 7. Also, a limited edition silk scarf by the artist will be available for sale.
Following his epic solo show in Los Angeles, James Jean is coming out with a new book this year. Published by Chronicle Books, Rebus will showcase new works as well as Jean’s past creative milestones. Rebus will be in bookstores on October 1, and is available for pre-order here.
At San Diego Comic-Con, the first 250 pre-orders made in person at the Chronicle Books booth (#1506) will receive a signed bookplate. The book will be shipped directly to the buyer when it is available in the Chronicle Books warehouse in September.
San Diego Comic-Con is the only way to get the bookplate. One pre-order per person.
Opening night at James Jean‘s solo show “Rebus” was as packed as you would expect. It was easy to find Martha Otero Gallery because you just had to look for the crowd outside. (The gallery is on the same street as Oki Dog.)
I was really fascinated by the way the walls were illustrated and spent a lot of time looking at them.
The OVM x James Jean Limited Edition Silk Scarf is more art than fashion and looks great framed like this. (There is also a black and white edition.) By the way, James Jean is donating 100% of the proceeds to the Red Cross.
I love his sketches and ink drawings; this was one of my favorites. Slightly creepy but really cool.
This is some kind of prototype. Not sure what it’s made of but it looks amazing.
Here is a video made by Jason Jaworski on opening night. [You can spot my boyfriend and me towards the beginning, and the back of my head makes a cameo appearance. Woohoo!]
See more from my Flickr set.