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"Mars Phoenix Warrior"
For Meltdown Comics/Nerdist Showroom’s MEATBALL HEAD Sailormoon show. I designed this wraparound phoenix armor when I was 18-years-old, for a comic project that never came to fruition. So when I decided to paint Sailor Mars, I just thought it was the perfect opportunity to use it as an enhancement to her existing badassery. :) I like to envision Rei’s transformation sequence into the Mars Phoenix Warrior as being similar to Iron Man, as their Awesome levels are pretty much equivalent. Also, I never realized before I painted this how much Sailor Mars has in common with Katniss Everdeen.
[Click here for framed view.] Email Alice@alicemeichi.com for InquiriesPress for the Exhibition + LAist: Photos: Celebrate 20 Years Of Sailor Moon With ‘Meatball Head’ Art Show + Anime News Network: Artists Celebrate 20 Years of Sailor Moon With L.A. Art Exhibit

"Mars Phoenix Warrior"

For Meltdown Comics/Nerdist Showroom’s MEATBALL HEAD Sailormoon show.

I designed this wraparound phoenix armor when I was 18-years-old, for a comic project that never came to fruition. So when I decided to paint Sailor Mars, I just thought it was the perfect opportunity to use it as an enhancement to her existing badassery. :) I like to envision Rei’s transformation sequence into the Mars Phoenix Warrior as being similar to Iron Man, as their Awesome levels are pretty much equivalent.

Also, I never realized before I painted this how much Sailor Mars has in common with Katniss Everdeen.

[Click here for framed view.]
Email Alice@alicemeichi.com for Inquiries

Press for the Exhibition
+ LAist: Photos: Celebrate 20 Years Of Sailor Moon With ‘Meatball Head’ Art Show
+ Anime News Network: Artists Celebrate 20 Years of Sailor Moon With L.A. Art Exhibit

"Antlers"
Inspired by NBC’s Hannibal series. Will Graham, shedding the dark influence of Hannibal and the Wendigo. Painted for Hero Complex Gallery’s "I Am the Law / A Life of Crime" show. (Limited edition prints available at the link!)
Press for the Exhibition + Nerdlocker + Cromeyellow
"Antlers"

Inspired by NBC’s Hannibal series. Will Graham, shedding the dark influence of Hannibal and the Wendigo. Painted for Hero Complex Gallery’s "I Am the Law / A Life of Crime" show. (Limited edition prints available at the link!)

Press for the Exhibition
+ Nerdlocker
+ Cromeyellow
This is my cover for the Sherbet Trade Paperback, a collection of every existing Sherbet Lock story +100 pages of new material.
You can check out the official Tumblr for some existing webcomics of Sherbet’s capers.  If you’re into paranormal mysteries with a clever dark (and vaguely British) humor, you might like Sherbet!
Think of her as Sherlock Holmes meets Fox Mulder, but as an ethnically-ambiguous lesbian.
 Help make this happen by pledging to the Kickstarter now :)

This is my cover for the Sherbet Trade Paperback, a collection of every existing Sherbet Lock story +100 pages of new material.

You can check out the official Tumblr for some existing webcomics of Sherbet’s capers.  If you’re into paranormal mysteries with a clever dark (and vaguely British) humor, you might like Sherbet!

Think of her as Sherlock Holmes meets Fox Mulder, but as an ethnically-ambiguous lesbian.

Help make this happen by pledging to the Kickstarter now :)

m-v-b:

http://bit.ly/sherbetkick

It seems as though a lot of people share in our enthusiasm for bringing the world’s first lesbian paranormal detective from the retro-future to the printed page.

We’ve already run out of the Early Bastard Special and many of the limited prints are selling…

Not only have we run out of the early-bird special, but the Sherbet Trade Paperback also been chosen as a Kickstarter Staff Pick!  Wheee!

But we still need your help in making this book happen, so make sure to check out the awesome art & rewards and consider being a part of the Next Big Thing in comics. ;)

As Howard Kleinman says, “Fans of female lead characters, Sherlock Holmes, paranormal mystery, comedy, steampunk, crazy monsters. You should totally check out Sherbet.”

nicocolaleo:


About 2 years ago when I first started planning art show curating, one theme in particular was at the top of my list. And now it’s finally happening!!

MELTDOWN COMICS & NERDIST SHOWROOM PRESENT

MEATBALL HEAD: An Art Gallery Celebrating Over 20 Years of Sailor Moon

For Love and Justice! Meatball Head is an artistic celebration of the beloved Japanese phenomenon Sailor Moon, brought to you by over 100 talented artists from around the industry. Curated by Nico Colaleo!

After fighting evil by moonlight, you are coordially welcomed to join us for the opening reception at Nerdist Showroom at Meltdown Comics (7522  Sunset  Blvd, Los Angeles) from 7pm-11pm, Saturday, August 16th 2014! Enjoy free beer and wine, along with Sailor Moon-themed entertainment, decor, surprises, and photo-ready backdrops. Start planning now, because in the name of the Moon, you’re not going to want to miss this fantastic evening!

Poster by W. Scott Forbes and Benjamin Anders!


Featuring work by Kelsy Abbott, Aaron Alexovich, Natasha Allegri, Benjamin Anders, Kim Arndt, Whitney Avalon, Atomikitty, Jessica Borutski, Matt Brailey, Kaitlin Callahan, Heather Carlton, Emily Choi, Tony Christopherson, Daisy Church, Jenny Colaleo, Nico Colaleo, Victor Courtright, Alexandra Coward, Dave Crosland, Nick Cross, Cheyenne Curtis, Jack Cusumano, Teri Cusumano, Zan Czyzewski, Becky Dreistadt, Brianne Drouhard, Rachel Dukes, Julianne Eckert, Michelle Fealk, Jenny Fine, W. Scott Forbes, Kate Freund, Phylicia Fuentes, Gyimah Gariba, Andrea Gertsmann, Tais Ghelli, Carson Giles, J.R. Goldberg, Lorraine Grate, Jessie “Velociraptor” Greenberg, Gina Gress, Monica Grue, Sarah Harkey, Haylee Herrick, Brenda Hickey, Starline Hodge, Geneva Hodgson, Robert Iza, Henrique Jardim, Jert, Ke Jiang, Josh Karp, Valerie Keiser, Jisoo Kim, Seo Kim, Natasha Kline, L.M. Knight, Chris Korn, Kate Laird, Jess Lane, Max Lawson, Melissa Levengood, Alice Meichi Li, Kevin Sukho Lee, Joanna Leitch, Jean Liang, Troy Little, Lindsey Lydecker, Kathryn Marusik, Perin McClean, Erin McGathy, Kali Meadows, Carly Mizzou, Csenge Kara Molnar, Zoe Moss, Megan Nairn, Daron Nefcy, Brent Noll, Rocky Olivares, Hannah Nance Partlow, Shadi Petosky, Elisa Phillips, Chris Pianka, Sara Pocock, Whitney Pollett, Julia Prescott, Emily Quinn, Sandra Rivas, Willy Roberts, Jennifer Ruiz, Austin Salmi, Katie Shanahan, Sarah Simes, David C. Smith, Bob Suarez, Thom Foolery, Babs Tarr, Arica Tuesday, Julia Vickerman, Jamie Vickers, Jeff Victor, Lynn Wang, Jason Whetzell, Jeremy Wojchihosky, Eddie Xu, Jessica Yost, zero., and more!

My Sailor Mars-inspired piece, “Mars Phoenix Warrior”, will be premiering in Los Angeles this Saturday at MEATBALL HEAD, a Sailor Moon tribute show! I will be posting the piece online after the show opens, so be sure to attend the opening party to be one of the first people to see it. :)

Here’s the official Facebook event page

LAist also posted a pretty rad write-up of the show, with some preview pics from some other talented artists!

The Sherbet Kickstarter is Finally Live.

m-v-b:

After a lot of planning and collecting of amazing work from amazing people, we’re finally launching the Sherbet Kickstarter. Our goal is to print a run of the first Sherbet Trade Paperback. I wrote it, Joshua Mathus drew it and you want to read it, even if you don’t know it yet. 

CLICK HERE TO BACK US!

It’s about a lesbian detective from the future who solves paranormal mysteries. 

You deserve this. 

If I didn’t do the cover for this book, I’d still totally back it because it’s hilarious, clever, and amazing. 100+ never-before-seen pages of Sherbet Lock comics!

alicemeichi:

Aensland
Morrigan and Lilith, of Darkstalkers fame, recline in what can only be assumed as their natural environment. Partially inspired by Henry Fuseli’s The Nightmare, this piece portrays the pair of succubi in a somnolent position reminiscent to The Nightmare’s woman being attacked by an incubus. This begs the question: Are the succubi victims, or seemingly unassuming predators laying in wait?

Prints of this piece have been officially released for Bottleneck Gallery’s “8-Bit & Beyond: 2” exhibition!

alicemeichi:

Aensland

Morrigan and Lilith, of Darkstalkers fame, recline in what can only be assumed as their natural environment. Partially inspired by Henry Fuseli’s The Nightmare, this piece portrays the pair of succubi in a somnolent position reminiscent to The Nightmare’s woman being attacked by an incubus. This begs the question: Are the succubi victims, or seemingly unassuming predators laying in wait?

Prints of this piece have been officially released for Bottleneck Gallery’s “8-Bit & Beyond: 2” exhibition!

chogrin:

Super excited to announce 8-BIT & BEYOND 2 (https://www.facebook.com/events/1445970375668797/), an art show paying tribute to classic & modern video games (anything from Super Mario Bros to Halo). Check out the official poster by artist, Nick Runge (http://rungeart.blogspot.com/)! The show will feature artwork of artists that I’ve selected from around the world. Going to be a rad show this Friday (August 8th) @Bottleneck Gallery! 

Tonight in Brooklyn! My artwork and I will be there. :) Will you?

chogrin:

Super excited to announce 8-BIT & BEYOND 2 (https://www.facebook.com/events/1445970375668797/), an art show paying tribute to classic & modern video games (anything from Super Mario Bros to Halo). Check out the official poster by artist, Nick Runge (http://rungeart.blogspot.com/)! The show will feature artwork of artists that I’ve selected from around the world. Going to be a rad show this Friday (August 8th) @Bottleneck Gallery

Tonight in Brooklyn! My artwork and I will be there. :) Will you?

"Gravity"
One-Shot Gallery asked me to do a piece inspired by an Image comic for their FROM SPAWN TO SAGA: Image Comics at 22 show, and I knew I wanted to pay tribute to the amazing Rocket Girl by my good friends Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder.

"Gravity"

One-Shot Gallery asked me to do a piece inspired by an Image comic for their FROM SPAWN TO SAGA: Image Comics at 22 show, and I knew I wanted to pay tribute to the amazing Rocket Girl by my good friends Brandon Montclare and Amy Reeder.

Long Hidden illustrations

I was honored to be asked by Daniel José Older to do a few illustrations for the incredible anthology, Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History. This book features short stories and artwork from some of my favorite people of color and woman creators/friends, including (other than the superlatively talented writers I illustrated for): Julie Dillon (who did the cover!), Nilah Magruder, Ken Liu, and more. :)  The pieces I contributed are below…

"Numbers" written by Rion Amilcar Scott

"Free Jim’s Mine" written by Tananarive Due

Oh, and NPR reviewed Long Hidden! Rock!
Magic From The Margins In Long-Awaited ‘Long Hidden’