Not only were the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles radical, there were radically different versions of the characters over the past few decades. Michelangelo, Donatello, Leonardo and Raphael started as a very dark comic book series, were developed into kid-friendly toys, then a popular, bright TV show, live action movie characters and most recently CG animated characters in a film that tried to bring the series back to its roots. Now, there’s even a reboot in the works. Basically, while we all know the Cowabunga-yelling, pizza-eating, free-wheeling version of the Turtles, that’s not all they are.

To hammer home the many interpretations of the Turtles, The Autumn Society created and presented Shell Shock: A TMNT Art Show and Tribute at Brave New Comics in Philadelphia. It closes on June 29 so, after the jump, find out more information, watch a video and see some of the art. Read More »

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If you live in Los Angeles and love pop culture themed art, this weekend is Christmas, Hanukkah, Spring Break and the Super Bowl rolled into one. Saturday, 24-year-old U.K. artist Olly Moss is having his first solo art show at Gallery 1988 Melrose. You may know Moss as the guy who did Locke’s Secret, last year’s Rolling Roadshow posters, some incredible Star Wars posters, the Thor cast and crew poster and a ton of classic t-shirts. Yeah, the guy is amazing (I own seven of his prints myself) and this show will feature almost 200 new pieces inspired by the world of movies, comics, music and more.

However, Moss’s show is top secret so we don’t have anything to show from that…yet. Luckily, Gallery 1988 now has two locations and their second show is equally as awesome. Thursday in Venice they’ll be opening The 3B Show, the sequel to last year’s epic 3G Show (which we then highlighted in four parts), featuring art by The Autumn Society. This year, the show features art from Back to the Future, Beetlejuice and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (and probably Bogus Journey too). Unlike the Moss show, there are a ton of images available from The 3B Show and you can check them out after the jump. Read More »

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