May 16, 2016

PAINT WAS SPILT!

Wow.
I'm still reeling from the buzz that was Secret Walls this past Friday. My introduction with this artistic beast has been overwhelming & I've officially caught the bug that makes me want to participate in these events over & over again. Let's see what the future brings...
Recollecting & going back a few days, however, Secret Walls x Houston hosted their very first live art battle in the older, now empty Post Office in downtown Houston. This was a perfect venue for this show as it provided a large space filled with never ending corridors leading to dark, eerie corners reminiscent of a horror film which was especially perfect for the date (Friday the 13th). After I arrived & met the amazing artists I would be either teaming up with or going against, the building quickly began to fill up with ticket holders & supporters. The enthusiasm & excitement was contagious & infected everyone who stepped through the entrance.
The ten artists drew straws & I ended up on the "Short Straws" team alongside Nicky Davis, Pilot FX Crew, Colers Oner & Alex Arzu:
The "Long Straws" had Mez Data, Ruiz, Briks, Wiley & Gelson Lemus:
The teams were picked, each of our 20'x8' blank walls were staring us in the face & we were ready to begin the 90 minute, black & white, art battle.
To say those 90 minutes went quickly is an understatement. It was a whirlwind of spilt paint & cracked beers. We all started on our sections at the beginning of the battle & within 30-40 minutes, our team was moving all over the wall adding to each other's pieces & becoming a unspoken, collaborative monster naturally filling in areas with reckless abandon.
After the timer went off, we stepped back & simply smiled at our creation. Both teams created an awesome, spontaneous wall with all of our personal touches scattered all over it.
The time to relax & come down from this quick, intense, art session wouldn't come just yet, as organizer, Noah Quiles, jumped on stage, grabbed the mic from DJ Anthony Craig Long & started the voting process. There were two guest judges who each picked one of the walls, leaving the tie breaker up to the crowd. The eruption for the murals was the best part of the show, but realizing that it was much louder for OUR wall was the best feeling ever. All artists high fived & hugged it out as the battle came to a close. We spent the rest of the night reminiscing & talking art & wanting to do it all over again.  It really was something special. I've always heard about Secret Walls & even attended a few of the art battles, but to actually participate in it was an amazing feeling. Creating art LIVE in front of people & feeding off their energy & the inspiring energy of all the other artists invloved is my favorite thing ever. That's why I loved San Antonio's old, live art event, ARTSLAM!, so much. As i mentioned, after having this experience, I now want to do this as much as I can! Which bring me to more exciting news!....
I'LL BE PARTICIPATING IN THE SECRET WALLS ART BATTLE AT AUSTIN'S X GAMES!!!
Yessir, I'll be hitting even a BIGGER stage & this time doing a 4 on 4 art battle against some MAJOR paint slingers in the art world. I'll share more info on this later, but us Austin artists who are coming together to take on these four contenders hope to make our city proud!
Finally, I want to thanks EVERYONE who made this Secret Walls x Houston event possible: BRIKS for the invite, Noah & Elia Quiles for the organization & amazing care they took of us, ALL of the AMAZING artists I mentioned above, the volunteers & especially all of YOU who showed their support & made this event a massive success! ALL PHOTOS on this post were taken by David Miyauchi & Joey Jojo. See a LOT more photos from this night on Facebook HERE & HERE.
I'll be seeing you again VERY soon, Houston as I'll be there with my brother in a month for Comicpalooza! I'll also have more info on that later regarding our Table # & the goodies we'll have on hand!
Thanks again for all of your continued supper & love.
xo.

May 6, 2016

Sssshhhhh...it's SECRET WALLS

A week from today (which happens to fall on a Holiday: FRIDAY THE 13th!!) is something I'm super excited to be a part of. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to tell you due to it's name, but I'M GOING TO ANYWAY!: SECRET WALLS IS COMING TO HOUSTON!!
Yep, if you don't know what Secret Walls is, it's the World's premiere LIVE, black & white only, illustration battle! It first started in 2006 in a small pub in East London & has since expanded internationally. It basically sticks a number of artists against each other in a friendly, TIMED art battle where only black markers &/or paint is allowed. They're given 90 minutes to create on a giant blank area with no planning, sketching or reference allowed...just an all-out, free-for-all, art jam, yo! In the instance for this Friday, the awesome people from Up Art Studio have selected 10 local, amazing artists to go at it in  a 5 vs. 5 Battle Royale! Here's the lineup of artists that will be there:
Admission is FREE if you RSVP via Eventbrite, so do that NOW! Retrospect Coffee, the place where this is all going down, is an intimate space, so room for viewing everything will be limited. If you want to guarantee a spot to watch the whole battle unfold as well as get FREE DRINK TICKETS, I advise you to grab some of the VIP tickets also available at the Eventbrite page. Either way, if you're in or around Houston, you should be there! You can follow Secret Walls x Houston for more info & updates on Instagram, Twitter &/or Facebook, so please show your support in some fashion so more events like this will happen! See you soon, Houston!
#PaintWillSpill

May 4, 2016

Join Ussssssss....

I'm hoping most of you are familiar with a little podcast known as THE MOVIE CRYPT. It's an amazing show over at Geek Nation hosted by friends & filmmakers Adam Green (Hatchet, Holliston, Frozen, Digging Up the Marrow, etc) & Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2, Everly, Chillerama, Knights of Badaqssdom, etc). They have special guests who have all worked in film in one way or another & offers an educational, & often very emotional, look in the belly of the beast that is the World of Film. It's easily one of my favorite podcasts & has become a Monday ritual when new episodes are posted at GeekNation.com.
I've done some work w/ both Adam & Joe in the past, including THIS now sold out shirt design for their hilariously touching tv series, HOLLISTON (season three in the works!!):
A limited edition screenprint for their double feature of Digging Up the Marrow/Everly & LIVE podcast recording at the Alamo Drafthouse (available HERE for ONLY $10!):
& of course, just fan art because they rule!:
NOW, here's something NEW that you guys can wrap your torso in all the while supporting this fine podcast. Adam came to me with a rough design & I simply polished it off where it's now presented in all it's adorably, dark glory.... CULT OF ARWEN!
Arwen is the third (& most popular:) member of The Movie Crypt & her ridiculously cute bark which accompanies the claps that welcomes all guests to the show is music to my earholes. Now you can proudly parade around town with Arwen tattooed on your chest while advertising your devotion & membership to the cutest cult on this planet & beyond...the CULT OF ARWEN! 
Printed in blood red on a super soft, black tee (because seriously...what cult member would ever wear anything BUT black?!), the front has Arwen smack dab in the middle of an upside-down Christmas tree topper surrounded by the words: "CULT OF ARWEN / JOIN US. WE HAVE TREATS.":
 The back of the shirt features the same beautiful black the front offers with the red words: "LISTEN TO THE MOVIE CRYPT" printed on it as well:
These body huggers are available NOW for a special, limited preorder price of $20, so act fast in snatching one up! There are also a plethora of other goodies (including NEW, super RAD 'Hatchet' & 'Holliston' hoodies) at the Ariescope store, so take a moment to look around & throw a few things in your cart. After you check out with the high-fiving satisfaction of supporting Ariescope Pictures, make sure you're all caught up with The Movie Crypt & all the awesome, FREE short films & series that they also offer for your entertainment.
Thank you, friends for taking the time to read this & for your continued support...now I'm gonna go sacrifice a milk bone to my doggie.

April 28, 2016

NEW SHIRTS!

Local badasses, Bumperactive, have been lovingly supporting artists for years now. They've also started offering LIVE shirt printing at conventions & truly take care of who they're representing & the quality of product they put out.  So, it's exciting to announce that they're now rocking some of my designs in their online storefront! That's right, you can now wrap your torso in super soft, sexy shirt material with THESE two images on your chest:
My 'KRANG' & 'LOVESICK' designs are ready to be close to your heart, so head to the Bumperactive online store & pick them up! I'm also pumped to say that new designs will be making their way into the shop soon,  so continue to check back to expand your wardrobe!
& if you're considering printing your very own shirts, stickers & whatever else you can think of, contact Bumperactive & know you'll get awesome service & products!

April 26, 2016

4.26 - ALIEN DAY!....AND KRAMPUS!!!!

Bust out the balloons & noisemakers, my fellow scifi/horor freaks, for today is a holiday!
That's right, April 26th, or 4.26 has been labeled "ALIEN DAY" by us fans & it's global spread is being felt RIGHT NOW as you read this boring post. Let me give you on a very quick, nerdy tutorial on what exactly "4.26" is & why we're even celebrating it:

"LV-426 is one of three known moons orbiting Calpamos in the Zeta Reticuli system, 39 light years away from Earth. It was first detected by Weyland Corp astronomers on May 14, 2039. The moon's common name of "Acheron" was given by it's early human colonists (USCSS Nostromo) who settled there in 2122. LV-426 has no indigenous life forms & it is not the Xenomorph homeworld; it was simply a planet which an Engineer ship, containing Xenomorph eggs & possibly live subjects as well, crash-landed. According to Weyland-Yutain surveys, LV-426 was simply a dead rock..."

If any of this immediately makes sense to you, then we can be geeky super friends! If this is all foreign, mumbo jumbo to you, it's alright, we can still be friends..as long as you educate yourself on this material right NOW! All of that jargon above is information from a brilliant franchise that has stood the test of time & continues to be simply AWESOME! In 1979, the first film in the series landed on Earth & by now I hope you're aware that I'm talking about Ridley Scott's masterpiece, ALIEN. Followed up by a few sequels (including James Cameron's flawless film, ALIENS) & even a prequel, the utter coolness of these movies is enough to have one day of the year completely devoted to them & have everyone on this blue marble bow down to it's endless entertainment.
All over this planet people are celebrating this day in one way or another: sitting at home, curled up on the couch with warm popcorn watching one or two or ALL of the ALIEN franchise movies, retelling their favorite stories about when THEY were abducted, attending special screenings at rad cinemas(which I'm doing TONIGHT at Alamo Drafthouse - a double feature of Alien & Aliens!), sweet merchandise is being released from companies & artists from all over, ...wait, let's stop there! Yep, in celebration of this day, I'm releasing a new art print featuring the true star of these films. The Aliens(or Xenomorphs as some call them) were, of course, created & designed by dark master, H.R. Giger whose timeless art continues to, & will forever, inspire. Here's my take on this sexy creature:
Available in TWO different sizes, you can choose to cover 8x10 or 11x14 inches of your wall with this beautiful specimen. Simply head to my online store to pick one up...he really wants to (face)hug & high five you for having it's special day on your calendar!

But wait!...something super cool is simultaneously happening this day that needs to be addressed as well! Another one of my favorite Holiday Horror films is being released TODAY on dvd/bluray. & that film is Mike Dougherty's(who also wrote/directed my absolute FAVORITE film, 'Trick 'r Treat') chilling, KRAMPUS! To celebrate this awesome event, I created a NEW Monster MugShot dipicting the true star of this film, KRAMPUS himself!
This is the FOURTEENTH character added to my ongoing series of Monster MugShots & I'm caroling with excitement to feature him alongside all the other horror icons I've scribbled out for this endless collection. He's just waiting for you to rescue him in my online store, so GO BREAK HIM OUT! Not only is he available in the obvious, regular 'Monster MugShot' mini print size of 4x5.25, but he & now ALL of the current MugShots are available in a new, larger 8x10 size! Start collecting them all, my friends!

So there you have it, HAPPY 4.26 (& krampus day!)!! In closing, I'd also like to share my 11x17 "Three Ugly Motherf@*#ers" black & white print which is on a special, SALE price of only $10 for a limited time since it also features today's celebratory figures:
I also wanted to give you guys a heads up that I'll, of course, be at my FAVORITE convention that's coming up in less than two months, COMICPALOOZA, in Houston! Why is this relevant? Because the guests of honor at this show is the complete cast from ALIENS & it's the films 30 year anniversary! Some of my Alien art will be on VIP badges, special VIP prints & even on t-shirts, so I hope you can make it to this amazing show. I'll also have new, ALIEN art for this show, so please stick around for more info coming soon....
Please follow me on Instagram, Twitter &/or Facebook for reveals & fun art stuff!
Thanks again for everyone's continued support.
xo.

March 18, 2016

DAREDEVIL's here....AGAIN!

If you all have watched Netflix's first season of 'DAREDEVIL', I shouldn't have to tell you how amazing it is. They seriously got it right & know what they're doing. If you haven't watched the first season of 'DAREDEVIL', I advise you to stop reading this & immediately devote the next few days glued to your TV or computer & surrender to Hell's Kitchen. 
Anyhoo, you can tell I'm a fan. I grew up with an older brother obsessed with Daredevil & being the youngest who looked up to him, I was surrounded by his comics & dove head first into them as well. I've read a lot of Daredevil & have always appreciated the character...even wincing my way through Ben Affleck's version. Last year I painted up a bust of the red devil as a birthday gift to my oldest bro & now I'm making it available to all of YOU! Yep, in celebration of 'DAREDEVIL's second season which was released TODAY on Netflix, I've added this 11x14, full color, art print to my online store. 
For this weekend, it'll ONLY be $10! After that, it'll go to it's regular price of $15, so act fast if you're considering some new art to hang.  Blindly wander to my online shop & check it out!
Thanks for your continued support, ya devils...i truly appreciate it. Now kick back & enjoy the new season...I know I will!

February 5, 2016

FULL SCREAM AHEAD!

I am extremely proud & honored to be a part of the upcoming 30 Screaming Years Touring Art Show which is coming right here to Austin, TX this month.
I remember first seeing Jim Phillip's iconic, "Screaming Hand" image when I was very young & it forever being tattooed to my brain.  So to finally have an opportunity to reinterpret The Hand & present it in an official manner makes me as excited as a kid on a skateboard! Here's my version/vision:

"Full Scream Ahead"
12" x 12" acrylic/ink on wood panel
I hope you join the party & attend this special event presented by Spratx & Fast Forward Skate Shop on Feb. 19-20 from 6-10pm. There will be limited merchandise & pieces from the show's amazing sponsors: Santa Cruz Skateboards, Vans, Kidrobot, Juxtapoz Magazine, NHS Skate Museum & Skullcandy. All event details & info can be found HERE.
I really look forward to high fiving YOUR Screaming Hand!


30 SCREAMING YEARS!
Feb. 19-20, 6-10pm
Spratx Gallery
2400 E. Cesar Chavez #316B
Austin, TX 78702

January 14, 2016

A New Year


You guys, it's 2016. It's scaring me how fast the numbers on the end of the current year changes, but it's an inevitable thing. Despite the terribly devastating news of that disgusting killer, cancer, physically taking some ridiculously inspirational people out of our lives already,  let's focus on making 2016 our best year yet. Take that idea you've had tucked away in your head that you've been putting off for so long & make it happen. Push aside those negative distractions in your life & stare down those goals & dreams you wish to accomplish. I'm not gonna get all Shia LaBeouf on you, but I whole heartedly agree with him screaming in our faces:

Sometimes we do need a quick (& often silly) reminder & if it snaps even one person out of a funk it's totally worth it. Time IS short...

With that, I wanted to invite you ALL to the first art show I'm a part of in 2016. My friends & local badasses, Spratx, have been working incredibly hard the past few months remodeling & creating a new retail AND gallery space in East Austin & now it's time to open the doors to the public! They're throwing a well deserved party for their grand opening THIS Saturday, January 16th, 6-10pm & I couldn't be more pleased & lucky to be a part of it. Spratx expertly crafted 12 wood cut out crowns (their logo) & handed them to different artists to do with them what they wanted..

...I somehow found one in my hands & created this "Monster King":
All twelve pieces will be revealed at the opening & a silent auction will be held for them. Along with that, I'll also have a few other originals & some different art prints available alongside some super talented artists, so I hope to see your smiling faces there so i can high five it. Yes...I'll HIGH FIVE YOUR FACE so you can REALLY feel my love & appreciation! All of the info for the grand opening can be found HERE. I really hope you can make it.

Again, friends, let's not lose focus in 2016 & let's put all our energy into the things & people that really matter to us. 
xo

December 7, 2015

Holiday Horror is HERE!

It's that time of year to start watching those Holiday classics. I've already cried like a baby to one of my favorites, The Family Stone, & usually save A Christmas Story & National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation for the big day. Of course Black Christmas & Silent Night, Deadly Night need a viewing this time of year to satisfy the horror craving but we can't forget Love Actually, Frosty the Snowman & One Magic Christmas with Harry Dean Stanton as the coolest angel in existence. The list goes on & on & we all have our very own, special viewing traditions that we love to experience... Well, there's a new, AMAZING film that I saw this weekend that will definitely be a new, holiday tradition. Yessir, I plan on watching this instant classic this time each year, every year, for the rest of my life. Written & directed by the same mastermind who brought us my favorite character of all time, Sam, & easily one of my favorite films of all time, Trick 'r Treat, Mike Dougherty has done it again. Adding Christmas to his list of Holiday Horror, Dougherty brought us KRAMPUS this past weekend & it was a wonderful, whimsical world of frostbitten darkness! This movie is SO FUN & needs to be seen on the big screen. When I woke up like an excited, little kid on Christmas morning just a couple days ago on it's release date of Friday, December 4th, an image popped in my head that I HAD to get out. I pulled out my watercolors & smeared them around until THIS appeared:
I simply HAD to put these two icons together who are forever running wild in Dougherty's magically universe & inside our heads. The response to this image has been overwhelming & fans of these two movies have shown a ridiculous amount of support. With the special requests & shares that you have all provided, I'm now releasing this as a print. You can grab "HOLIDAY HORRORS MEET" as a 10"x 8" or a slightly larger 14"x 11" print at my store NOW. Again, I am truly blown away by everyone's words the past few days & you all continue to remind me why I do this "art" thing for a living (& why the horror genre has the absolute BEST fans out there!).

So, go get yourself a print for Christmas or gift one or two or three to those special friends & family members & most importantly, GO SEE KRAMPUS IMMEDIATELY! Take everyone you know & see it again & again! The opening weekend numbers were AMAZING & it debuted MUCH higher than expected which is the best news EVER for the genre! With Dougherty working on TRICK 'R TREAT 2 right now, this will guarantee him the freedom & budget to make it the best film he can for US!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

November 30, 2015

HOLIDAY ART SALE!!

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Just to let you know, I've just added a TON of new, original artwork to my online store & it's already marked down! All my existing, original art (& prints too!) have also been marked down, so head on over to codyschibi.bigcartel.com to pick a special, one of kind, piece of radness of yourself or that friend who's a fellow art lover! Art makes GREAT gifts that you can hold on to FOREVER!
I also wanted to let you know about a SUPER personal gift option I added to the sale as well. I'm taking a VERY LIMITED amount of pet portraits for the Holidays & would LOVE to do one for you! You can find more info at my shop or email me at codyschibi@gmail.com to work something out.  Here are a few examples of some awesome doggies I've painted!:


Thanks so much for the continued support, friends & I truly, truly appreciate you considering art as a gift from independent artists such as myself.
HAPPY HOLIDAYSSSSSSSSSS

September 10, 2015

THERE ARE TWO OF ME

I can't believe that we're only TWO WEEKS AWAY from me & my twin brother's art show, THERE ARE TWO OF ME. What I can believe is the human body can survive on minimal sleep for a long period of time. The sleepless nights have been ongoing as I continue to get ready for this exhibit & I'm super excited to show you all my new work. If you're interested in little hints, sneak peeks & releases from THERE ARE TWO OF ME, head to the Harlingen Arts & Heritage events page on Facebook where Lance & I are slowly adding new information & art leading up to the show. You can, of course, follow me on Instagram where I've already been sharing some process shots of my new pieces.
More info coming soooooooooon. Looking forward to seeing all your faces...
THERE ARE TWO OF ME:
Follow one man's journey as he chronicles his internal struggle with the belief that he & everyone else has a second identity. He becomes consumed with this thought & loses his real self within his other self, physically seeing his identical twin living out his own life. He communicates this belief in journals & paintings which will be on display.
...we are on display.

August 31, 2015

Have No Fear...POCKET PROTECTORS ARE HERE!

So, this past weekend I took a few hours to sketch out some of my favorite superheroes & had a SUPER fun time doing it! Actually, I had SO much fun that I decided to start a new series featuring these watercolor sketches...
Like my "Pocket Monsters", these are 5"x 7" watercolor/ink portraits of the heroes (& super villains:) we've all come to love, so please welcome: "POCKET PROTECTORS!"

To kick it off I'm taking a few commissions for ONLY $35 EACH for a limited time! Head to my online store & pick up one or two or three or MORE! You can choose ANY ONE in the "superhero" world for me to paint.
These will all be in this "portrait" style you see below, so start collecting & building your very own "POCKET PROTECTORS!"...that's SUPER!

RIP Wes Craven

I'm deeply saddened by this...

Thank you, Wes Craven ...thank you for SO much.

August 30, 2015

SWEET DREAMS!

Put the man of your dreams ON YOUR CHEST!
The next horror design to be released by the amazing Tom Holland's Terror Time is my Freddy "Faces of Death" portrait. Available in SIX different colors (yes, even black), this bad boy is a nightmare come true!
They even have this lovely mug as high quality prints at different sizes as well...even POSTER size!
So head to thterrortime.com to pick one up NOW & continue to check back, as they'll be adding more & more horrific designs VERY sooooooon....
SWEET DREAMS!!

August 24, 2015

DISTRACT ME!

Yep, it's that time again... I've been locked up in my studio painting away for my upcoming art show, so I need some fun, MONSTROUS distractions this week..
I'll be taking some "PICK A POCKET MONSTER" commissions & they'll be ONLY $35 (for a limited time)! I'll paint whatever "monster" you want & that monster will arrive at your front door shortly after to stay w/ you FOREVER! 
Head to my online store to jump on this list & get some super affordable, original art...
DISTRACT ME, PLEASE!


August 23, 2015

Dress for Halloween NOW!

You guys, Halloween is ONLY 69 DAYS AWAY! If you're like me, you should definitely be busting out your decorations now & getting ready to scatter them all over the house. I've got another thing you can do to show everyone that you're ready for the greatest holiday of all time...& that's DRESS FOR HALLOWEEN!:
http://www.thterrortime.com/product-p/s-cs-02.htm
That's right, my second shirt design through Tom Holland's Terror Time is my Sam "Faces of Death" design! Have the protector of Halloween protect you EVERYDAY! 
Terror Time has this design on EIGHT DIFFERENT COLORED T-SHIRTS, so you can choose that lovely color to wrap your torso in that goes so well with your skin tone! Head to TERROR TIME now & be sure to keep checking back as new stuff & shirt designs will be popping up EVERY WEEK!
& remember, it's NOT too early to decorate for Halloween, so grab my "King of Halloween" print for your walls as well!! ;) Get it HERE!
http://codyschibi.bigcartel.com/product/t-rt-sam-print
HAPPY HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!!

August 19, 2015

Happy Birthday, Booooooooooooy.....

Let’s ALL wish a phantastic day to the TALL MAN, Mr. Angus Scrimm, who’s 89 years young today! Happy Birthday, Booooooooooy…