Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Old School Video Game Art Show @ Gallery 1988 - "The Mortals"

Prints are available to purchase by clicking HERE.
Framed artwork has already sold before the show even opened! Thank you whoever you are :)

I'm not gonna lie... as much as I loved Street Fighter II, I was absolutely blown away the next year when Mortal Kombat was unleashed on arcades across America. I was 12 years old in 1992 when I met my new friends Scorpion, Sub Zero, and the rest of the fighters engaged in Mortal Kombat in Earthrealm. I can't pinpoint exactly what it was that drew me to the game, was the easy to learn moves? The mysterious Reptile character? The amazingly realistic graphics (for 1992) or was it the announcers voice? " FIGHT!" "FINISH HIM!" "FATALITY".

As soon as I saw the game at my local comic book store , I was hooked. Scorpion became my go-to fighter. I anxiously awaited Mortal Monday so that I could save my quarters and play the game at home on my Sega Genesis. When Gallery 1988 asked me to create some artwork for "The Old School Video Game Art Show: Level 2" I went with an instant classic. 

"Out of the arcades and into our hearts, it's the new hit album "Fatality" from The Mortals! Join Sub Zero, Scorpion, Liu Kang, and the rest of the gang as they punch out hit songs such as "Get Over Here!", "Toasty!" and "Finish Him". You're spine will tingle with glee, your heart will pound out of your chest, your soul will be theirs. So get ready to Test Your Might with The Mortals!"


In addition to prints of the artwork, I always create a one of a kind framed album. For this show I was able to get my hands on a pretty rare, and pretty special record:

Vinyl test pressing of The Mortal Kombat theme "Techno-Syndrome 12" Mix"

Yes... This record contains the amazing Mortal Kombat song from the opening of the 1995 film. Anytime I play this song, once is never enough... it usually goes on a loop for at least 6 playthroughs.

The framed album and artwork will be available to purchase exclusively at Gallery 1988 either in person or through their online store HERE.  **Artwork has sold**

"The Mortals" signed and numbered prints will be available only through Gallery 1988.
"The Mortals" framed album will be available exclusively at Gallery 1988
"The mortals" front and back prints will be available exclusively at my etsy store HERE

***This post will be updated when artwork becomes available***

If you're a fan of video games, or were a fan of old school video games, this is a show for you. A lot of very talented and passionate artists have created some amazing artwork that you would be proud to hang on your wall. Come on down to The Old School Video Game Art Show: Level 2 at Gallery 1988 in Santa Monica! You don't even have to bring your quarters because it's free!

The Old School Video Game Art Show: Level 2
Gallery 1988 Venice
Friday October 26th. 7-10PM
214 Pier Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

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