Monday, August 23, 2010

Crazy 4 Cult's Kirk Demarais & Dave McDowell!

Kirk beaming in front of his work at Gallery 1988

The poster for the first Crazy 4 Cult show by another one of my favorite artits; Dave Perillo

Kirk's submission for this year's show; The McFly's from... well, if you didn't know, you probably wouldn't be reading this ;-)

If I remember correctly, I think this one of the Torrence's was bought by actor Michael Rappaport

This one from "The Jerk" is my favorite!

My online buddy and incredibly talented artist, Kirk Demarais has submitted his newest creation in his "movie family portrait" series based on various cult classics for this year's Crazy 4 Cult IV at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. Kirk also posted a great and inspiring story on his blog about how he came to be a professional artist whose work is snatched up by the rich and famous!It's a must-read for anyone like myself, who is trying to break into the biz.

Dave McDowell's submission; "The Breakfast Fight Club"

On a related note, I was recently contacted by one of my favorite pop-surrealist artists and fellow Crazy 4 Cult participant Dave McDowell. Dave emailed me to tell me that he had seen the post I did on him awhile back, and it turns out that he's a big fan of my blog AND my artwork! I emailed him back, asking him for some tips and advice for working in the art world, and he took the time to send me a really long and comprehensive email with some of the best advice I've ever heard! Man, I was walking on air for a week after! He's a great down to Earth guy who really loves to create art, and I really appreciate him taking the time to help me out.


  1. It's probably super uncool of me to comment on this post, but.. thanks! I'm glad you found inspiration in the tale, and I appreciate the post.

    And that's awesome about the Dave McDowell email. I wish I could hear his advice.

  2. Hi Kirk - actually, I think it's really cool of you to comment on this post. You were very helpful to me when I started this whole blogging business, and I haven't forgotten that.

  3. AwwwThanks mann-Just post the advice email=itll melt everyones brains:)