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BLE, 2014 - digital
Did you know that there’s a comic within the Adventure Time universe? It’s called BLE and is only seen briefly in 3 episodes and one comic (at least last time I checked). Since I discovered this via a twitter conversation a few months ago, I’ve been imagining what BLE might be like on the inside. And to start, I wanted to make a print of the cover!
I’ll have some of these at SPX if you wanna grab a print of a pleasant looking burger!

BLE, 2014 - digital

Did you know that there’s a comic within the Adventure Time universe? It’s called BLE and is only seen briefly in 3 episodes and one comic (at least last time I checked). Since I discovered this via a twitter conversation a few months ago, I’ve been imagining what BLE might be like on the inside. And to start, I wanted to make a print of the cover!

I’ll have some of these at SPX if you wanna grab a print of a pleasant looking burger!

— 1 day ago with 65 notes
#illustration  #adventure time  #food  #burger  #ble  #comics 

kevinjaystanton:

September Progress Post!

Pictures

1. The main focus for September is SPX of course! I’m racing around trying to get things together and will make a big post of all the things I’ll have. Expect Shakespeare, Adventure Time, and FEZZINE! Come see me at C7A!

2. I’m hard at work finishing Act II, my debut book for SPX based on the second act of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A bit more info here. I’m planning a couple ways to make these special! (Also if you look here you can see all of the debut books, and also that my cover is tantalizingly close to one of my definite upcoming purchases - Roman Muradov’s (In A Sense) Lost and Found) 

3. Close-up of a print I’ll reveal tomorrow, which is potentially the start of a bigger project. Really excited with how this one turned out! For now let’s call it fanart though. 

4. Still working on some packaging deign for bars of chocolate!

5. I’m in Chogrin’s latest show and it’s about Popeye! I used to watch Popeye on VHS and reruns on TV as a kid, so this is’ll be a cool way to revisit it!

Also

- One Thousand and One Knights is happening! Annie and I are hashing out full details tonight and will be in touch as we figure it all out soon!

- Started sketching stuff for Bartkira finally (sorry James!). Doing cut paper comics will be interesting!

- Another TMNT show, this time for Bottleneck Gallery. Probably gonna riff off of my last piece but focus on Michaelangelo (the last one was sort of unconsciously Raphael)!

- My brother Brian and I were invited to another show with Gallery Nucleus, this time for Naughty Dog’s 30th Anniversary. Ridiculously excited about it. Brian and I are gonna do something from Jak & Daxter, and I’m gonna try to finish a piece from Last of Us or Uncharted!

- I have two illustrated books in pitch phase that are hopefully going somewhere!

I think that’s it for the moment (although I’m probably forgetting things…). Thanks for reading, and I hope to see some of you at SPX!

Morning repost! Also gonna show off that print in a moment!

— 1 day ago with 38 notes

September Progress Post!

Pictures

1. The main focus for September is SPX of course! I’m racing around trying to get things together and will make a big post of all the things I’ll have. Expect Shakespeare, Adventure Time, and FEZZINE! Come see me at C7A!

2. I’m hard at work finishing Act II, my debut book for SPX based on the second act of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A bit more info here. I’m planning a couple ways to make these special! (Also if you look here you can see all of the debut books, and also that my cover is tantalizingly close to one of my definite upcoming purchases - Roman Muradov’s (In A Sense) Lost and Found) 

3. Close-up of a print I’ll reveal tomorrow, which is potentially the start of a bigger project. Really excited with how this one turned out! For now let’s call it fanart though. 

4. Still working on some packaging deign for bars of chocolate!

5. I’m in Chogrin’s latest show and it’s about Popeye! I used to watch Popeye on VHS and reruns on TV as a kid, so this is’ll be a cool way to revisit it!

Also

- One Thousand and One Knights is happening! Annie and I are hashing out full details tonight and will be in touch as we figure it all out soon!

- Started sketching stuff for Bartkira finally (sorry James!). Doing cut paper comics will be interesting!

- Another TMNT show, this time for Bottleneck Gallery. Probably gonna riff off of my last piece but focus on Michaelangelo (the last one was sort of unconsciously Raphael)!

- My brother Brian and I were invited to another show with Gallery Nucleus, this time for Naughty Dog’s 30th Anniversary. Ridiculously excited about it. Brian and I are gonna do something from Jak & Daxter, and I’m gonna try to finish a piece from Last of Us or Uncharted!

- I have two illustrated books in pitch phase that are hopefully going somewhere!

I think that’s it for the moment (although I’m probably forgetting things…). Thanks for reading, and I hope to see some of you at SPX!

— 2 days ago with 38 notes
#illustration  #process  #upcoming  #progress post  #september  #spx  #artists on tumblr  #A Midsummer Night's Dream  #amnd  #act ii  #popeye  #food  #ble  #adventure time 

Murder of Crows and Charge, 2014 - 6x8”, cut paper and ink

Last night was the opening of Ltd. Art Gallery’s “Press Start III”! I sent the cut paper originals of both of my Bioshock Vigors for it. If you’re in Seattle or nearby and are looking for some amazing art, go check out the show! Event info here!

— 3 days ago with 7 notes
#gaming  #gallery work  #illustration  #vigors  #bioshock infinite  #cut paper  #papercraft  #video game art 

Bell Tower Corruption, 2014 - 11x14”, digital

Matt Hawkins invited me to be a part of the annual show that he puts on at PAX, this one called “Fangamer ♥ Attract Mode" (event info here!). The lineup of artists participating is insaneeeee and I’m really humbled to be a part of it!

I decided to riff off of one of my favorite rooms in FEZ - the corruption/glitch room located under the bell tower. I replayed FEZ, this time on the Vita, scoped out all of my favorite parts from the game and crammed them in! There will be 25 prints of this available, so go check out the show - you can’t go wrong with that artist list!

— 1 week ago with 744 notes
#illustration  #kevin jay stanton  #art  #fez  #prints  #gallery work  #fangamer  #attract mode  #matt hawkins  #fangamer ♥ attract mode  #digital  #vector  #gomez  #gaming  #game art  #indie games  #polytron 

Preview snippets of a piece I’m doing for the always amazing show that Attract Mode and Fangamer put on at PAX! This year’s show is called “Fangamer ♥ Attract Mode” and is packed with a ton of amazing people, and I’m really humbled to be a part of it! And of course, I’m doing a piece about FEZ!

If you’re gonna be in town for PAX (I wish I was!!) then I highly recommend you go check this out! Event info here!

— 1 week ago with 49 notes
#attract mode  #fangamer  #illustration  #fez  #pax prime  #kevin jay stanton  #gallery work  #print  #digital  #game art  #gaming 
Act II
I mentioned I’d be trying for this in my August Progress Post, but I’m taking the plunge and committing to this now.
My debut book at SPX will be Act II, an illustrated zine version of the second act of A Midsummer Night’s Dream! It’s my favorite act of the play visually, but I’m also thinking of this as a sort of Act II for my Shakespeare plays in general after the Signature books wrapped up. It’s a bit cheesy but nonetheless true, heh. 
I think I’ll be printing and making about 100 of these, and hope to make them with this die-cut cover (unless there seems like a crazy surge of interest in which case I’ll try my best to make more). For anyone who has asked if the series would continue, this is for you! So if you like pipe dreams and are gonna be at SPX, come say hello!

Act II

I mentioned I’d be trying for this in my August Progress Post, but I’m taking the plunge and committing to this now.

My debut book at SPX will be Act II, an illustrated zine version of the second act of A Midsummer Night’s Dream! It’s my favorite act of the play visually, but I’m also thinking of this as a sort of Act II for my Shakespeare plays in general after the Signature books wrapped up. It’s a bit cheesy but nonetheless true, heh. 

I think I’ll be printing and making about 100 of these, and hope to make them with this die-cut cover (unless there seems like a crazy surge of interest in which case I’ll try my best to make more). For anyone who has asked if the series would continue, this is for you! So if you like pipe dreams and are gonna be at SPX, come say hello!

— 1 week ago with 31 notes
#illustration  #cut paper  #crafts  #zines  #A Midsummer Night's Dream  #amnd  #act ii  #shakespeare  #william shakespeare  #flowers  #moths  #night 

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Kevin Jay Stanton, Paper Cut Illustrations.

Artist Kevin Jay Stanton uses cut paper to create his “Illustrations” that depict topics from nature to pop culture.  See more below!

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Holy crap, Zach Tutor featured my work on Supersonic… Thank you!!

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I have a lot of pieces in recent shows, and I thought I’d combine them all into one place! If you’re interested in nabbing any while they’re online, here are the links: 

LSP/Fionna and Cake

Garnet/Rose’s Sword

Moly/Mandragora

Throw Kirby/Freeze Kirby 

Vetebröd/TMNT (this is on tees that will be available soon!)

— 3 weeks ago with 40 notes
#artists on tumblr  #gallery work  #gallery  #cut paper  #digital  #Kirby's Adventure  #kirby  #gaming  #illustration  #art  #steven universe  #garnet  #rose's sword  #moly  #mandragora  #magic market  #farmers market poster  #fionna and cake  #lsp  #lumpy space princess  #Adventure Time  #crafts  #design 

I sorta sent a ton of stuff to tonight’s Adventure Time/Steven Universe show at Gallery Nucleus, but I was too excited not to do so! Here is everything that will be showing tonight! If you’re in LA, hie ye to Gallery Nucleus for what is sure to be an amazing experience! (event info!)

(More info on each piece: Rose’s Sword, Garnet, Adventure Time #24 Variant Cover, Fionna and Cake, LSP)

— 3 weeks ago with 521 notes
#crafts  #illustration  #art  #gallery work  #gallery nucleus  #adventure time  #kevin jay stanton  #cut paper  #wooden sword  #lsp  #fionna  #fionna and cake  #adventure time 24  #Garnet  #paper crafts  #papercraft  #steven universe 

Kirby’s Adventure series, 2012 - each is 5x7”, cut paper.

Tonight is Bottleneck Gallery’s opening for 8 Bit and Beyond 2, curated by Chogrin Munoz! I’ve been swamped with work but they let me send in the two remaining pieces I did from a Kirby’s Adventure series couple years ago. This is the full set of nine (seven of which have already gone to good homes), but Throw and Freeze will be available for sale starting tonight!

If you’re in NY and looking for something fun to do, check out Bottleneck tonight at 7 for the art show, and head to Videology afterwards to see a special screening of The Wizard (more info here)!

And either way, go check out Kirby’s Adventure again - the art in that game needs to be studied intensely to be believed. It’s incredible!

— 3 weeks ago with 42 notes
#gaming  #crafts  #illustration  #art  #artists on tumblr  #kirby's adventure  #bottleneck gallery  #cut paper  #paper craft  #paper art  #kirby  #game art 

In addition to my cut-paper mandala of Garnet, my little brother and I made Rose’s Sword from Steven Universe! This is maybe one of my favorite swords we’ve ever made together! This is a lifesize sword - it measures 36” in length, made from layers of baltic birch plywood and cut by Brian. He did some of the painting and then I finished it up and added some tight details with hand-cut stencils for the thorns!

Event info here!

— 3 weeks ago with 686 notes
#crafts  #steven universe  #brian stanton  #kevin jay stanton  #The Slivered Blade  #wooden sword  #rose's sword  #crystal gems  #gallery nucleus  #gallery  #gallery work 

Garnet, 2014 - cut paper, acrylic paint

I’m really enjoying doing these sort of mandala-like pieces lately (starting with TMNT). And when Gallery Nucleus asked me to be in their Steven Universe/Adventure Time show I knew exactly what character I wanted to do one of. For research I looked at optimal cuts for gems (this is a triangular brilliant cut, if you were wondering) and watched the pilot episode for SU which I’d never seen before (go hunt it down if you haven’t either - it’s weird and cool!). 

I’m sending five pieces (my AT #24 cover, Fionna and Cake, and LSP) as well as a brand new sword that Brian and I made which I’ll reveal later this week (and I think it’s one of the best things we’ve ever made)!

Event info here!

— 4 weeks ago with 133 notes
#illustration  #art  #steven universe  #gallery nucleus  #adventure time  #gallery  #gallery work  #cut paper  #paper craft  #papercraft  #crafts  #kevin stanton  #kevin jay stanton  #the great windmill 

August Progress Post!

Here’s some snippets of what I’ve got on the books at the moment!

1. Color study of a cut-paper Garnet for the Steven Universe/Adventure Time show at Gallery Nucleus next week.

2. Still trying to figure out the best way to do this Super Mario 2 print, but the deadline has been pretty significantly moved back so I have some time to work on it.

3. Sketches for A Midsummer Night’s Dream! I’m going to be making a special booklet version of just Act II for SPX. It’ll be chock-full of illustrations and may have a die-cut cover! I just reread The Sandman and seeing Charles Vess’ gorgeous interpretation provided some great inspiration for this too.

4. My pitch of a creation myth book didn’t really go anywhere (as of yet anyway, but I might do it on my own some day), but I’m trying a new tactic - a really awesome mythical bestiary!

5. Working on some very cool food packaging and logo designs for a start-up company. Learning lots of new things along the way!

6. Finally almost done with these wedding invitations! This is just a mock-up - the finals are going to have the white flowers die-cut. 

7. Snippet of my portrait of Bessie Smith for John Lee’s Delta Zine project. Still kinda unsure about how it turned out but I think I’m into it.

8. Studies and sketches for “Strong to the Finich”, the Popeye show happening at Hero Complex Gallery in September, curated by Chogrin Muñoz. Did you know that originally Popeye gained his powers from a magic hen? And that his dog-like sidekick was an interdimensional being with psychic powers?

9. For an upcoming show at LTD. Art Gallery, I’m revisiting Bioshock Infinite’s Vigors (which I love). I’m pairing the original Murder of Crows I did with a new cut-paper piece for Devil’s Kiss.

10. Side project - working on a sort of tongue-in-cheek look at a freelance artist’s life as an RPG. Might be offered as a reward of a big Kickstarter happening soon!

Also on the books

- I’m in the new Attract Mode show, but still gotta choose a game and get prints made!

- Still figuring out my Bartkira stuff, just gotta shove a ton off my plate!!

- One Thousand and One Knights is still happening with Annie Stoll, and it’s bigger and better than ever!

AND

I’ll be at SPX in a month, bringing a ton of books - all four Signature Shakespeare, my Adventure Time #24 cover, my secret zine (not yet sure if this is gonna be for sale), FEZZINE 2nd Edition, and the Forever Green zine too! Hope to see you there!

— 1 month ago with 49 notes
#illustration  #process  #upcoming  #progress post  #august  #forever green  #spx  #danielle and adam  #green ranger  #lettering  #handlettering  #artists on tumblr  #delta zine  #hero complex gallery  #A Midsummer Night's Dream  #shakespeare  #devil's kiss  #vigors  #bioshock infinite  #freelancer  #popeye  #eugene the jeep  #bernice the whiffle hen  #portraits  #chocolate  #food  #packaging design  #ramen  #bestiary  #grimoire 
My brother and I were joking about this thing we read about a guy who carried cards that said “stop talking” printed on them. And since my little brother is essentially Rigby from Regular Show, I’m surprising him with these cards I made for him tonight! I’ll probably carry around a few myself haha.

My brother and I were joking about this thing we read about a guy who carried cards that said “stop talking” printed on them. And since my little brother is essentially Rigby from Regular Show, I’m surprising him with these cards I made for him tonight! I’ll probably carry around a few myself haha.

— 1 month ago with 52 notes
#illustration  #rigby  #regular show  #business cards  #stop talking