Tuesday, March 3, 2015
We've fallen far behind on our blog because we've been creating new T-shirts and art and participating more trade shows and gallery events. Till we figure out how to squeeze writing into our schedule, please visit the "Press" section at TheMightySquirm.com for our most important news. Thanks!
Posted by The Mighty Squirm at 11:33 AM
Monday, March 11, 2013
It was an honor to be included in "Venice," a group show about Venice, Italy, held at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco. I'm actually gearing up for two shows now. The next will be a "Haunted Mansion Meets Star Wars" group show at Gallery 999 in Anaheim; it will be part of the festivities at Bats Day Black Market. If you've never been to Bats Day, the events include all-day-and-most-of-the-evening shopping for dark-themed merchandise at the Black Market, followed by a "Swinging Wake" late Saturday night (a goth/industrial ball with a great DJ and a deliciously spooky atmosphere). The next day is the annual Bats Day visit to the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. We've been vending at this event for a few years now and we love it! To learn more, visit http://www.batsday.net. The later show will be held in October. More details as we get closer to the time of the show--I want the details to be a bit of a surprise!
Posted by The Mighty Squirm at 10:39 PM
Monday, January 14, 2013
What a busy time the end of 2012 was for us, with trade shows and galleries! After successful vending at Son of Monsterpalooza and Bats Day Holiday Black Market, we sold our T-shirts at three galleries in December: Cella Gallery in North Hollywood, Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, and District VII in Detroit. In January, Daniel will show his Frankenstein lab display furniture in the show "Conjoined III" at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica. Opening night is Jan. 19; the show runs through Feb. 9. Visit http://coprogallery.com for more details. Next month Thea will have a piece in the show "Venice" at Modern Eden Gallery. Opening night is February 16; the show runs through March 9. For more info, visit http://moderneden.com/pages/upcoming-exhibitions.
Posted by The Mighty Squirm at 4:40 PM
There's a reason for the big hole in this blog: I've been blogging for the NoHo Arts District since August, and got so busy doing it that I forgot about this one! I think I need to start posting the same info here that I post there. I usually have something up every 7 to 10 days at NoHo, unless everyone is off for a major holiday. Please visit http://nohoartsdistrict.com/index.php/kenzies-art-blog. Hope you enjoy the read!
Posted by The Mighty Squirm at 4:34 PM
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Another amazing Black Market! Our new Edgar Allan Poe tee was our biggest seller. Some of our newer designs, such as "London in the Rain" and "Smoking Skeletons," also sold. We saw lots of familiar faces and met some nice new people too. From several people we heard, "I came back to Bats Day partly because I was hoping you'd be here." Fantastic to hear that!! Here's a picture of our booth. Daniel designed and built the beautiful new display behind us, complete with storage drawers for our shirts.
Posted by The Mighty Squirm at 5:24 PM
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Singers/Songwriters Jessica Espinoza & Daniele Maltzman bring a wonderfully unique sound to their band Maria Sweet, described as "shock-folk with a splash of new wave." Their music is fantastic, and we were proud to see them wearing our shirts in these recent photos! To hear some of their songs, visit http://myspace.com/themariasweet.
Posted by The Mighty Squirm at 5:25 PM
Saturday, December 17, 2011
To read my blog "Steampunk Technical Institute: Professors Wanted," visit http://www.nohoartsdistrict.com/index.php/kenzies-art-blog/item/890-steampunk-technical-institute-professors-wanted. It's an honor for me to be a guest blogger for "Kenzie's Art" (hosted by Cella Gallery co-director Kenzie Alexander) on the NoHo Arts District Web site!
Posted by The Mighty Squirm at 4:28 PM
This new shirt, which actually features a prehistoric shark known as a megalodon, is doing REALLY well! It partners well with our Hungry T-Rex shirt, so that might be one reason for its success. Maybe the imaginary dangers of prehistoric creatures to humans will become a theme that we build on...
Posted by The Mighty Squirm at 4:17 PM
Thursday, November 10, 2011
It rained most of the day on Nov. 6...but rain apparently doesn't stop the die-hards of darkness from emerging from their lairs to see the handmade work of superb artists and craftspeople! Thus, Bats Day Holiday Black Market had some substantial traffic from feet in black granny boots. We had great conversations with hatmakers, corset builders, sellers of antique steampunk accessories, fellow artists, and fellow designers of creepy T-shirts. There was a bar on the premises too, so we took turns manning our booth AND shopping with cosmos in hand. (A bar is always a great tool for increasing sales! I don't regret any of the purchases I made, but I certainly was not watching my budget as closely as I do when I haven't had a cocktail or two.)
Here's a picture of our booth provided by Krisztianna, a wonderful artist with her own Web site and blog. I bought a gorgeous print of her work at DeviantArt yesterday. Visit her at krisztianna.com. Not only is the art on the site a pleasure to look at, but she also sets an example for all of us artists who should be more devoted to good blog writing and photography. On Sunday we also had very nice conversations with Eric Pigors, the creator of Toxic Toons. We've been fans of his for a long time, and it was great to meet him in person! His online store is at toxictoons.com. Talking with Juan of MTNT Mutante Leathers was also great. He sells his darkly intricate leather cuffs and jewelry at Fairfax and Melrose every Sunday (booth #122). Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/JCmtntmutante.
Other awesome people/companies we met at Bats Day that everyone should check out:
We're also planning to visit Bar Sinister this Saturday night! They're at barsinister.net. Hope we see some of our Bats Day fellows there!
And, of course, visit the Bats Day official site at batsday.com.
Sorry these URL links don't work! I tried to create links in Blogger, but they wouldn't appear in the post...gotta find out why...
Posted by The Mighty Squirm at 3:51 PM