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November 2017 Newsletter

Hi everyone! It’s only been a few weeks but a lot has happened! A couple of new paintings, final week of the new Kickstarter, and some upcoming events. Keep reading for details! And thanks for all the support and good vibes! Justin Hillgrove


Overwhelming Odds squid painting

“Overwhelming Odds”

Acrylics on 12″ x 16″ stretched canvas.


The tables have turned on Arthur, and he now finds himself outnumbered by the locals. This is the fourth installment of this delusional squid’s antics. See also: “Deep Cover” (2013), “The Squeeze” (2014), and “Behind Enemy Lines” (2016).

Mad Max Blockhead Road

“Blockhead Road”

Acrylics on 18″ x 24″ stretched canvas.


I’ve been wanting to re-visit my friend Chuck again for awhile but I didn’t want to do another zombie-themed painting. I sketched out a Conan x Charlie Brown piece and was considering painting it when Mad Max popped in my head. I loved “Mad Max: Fury Road” and so chortled to myself as I sketched out what I would paint. “Blockhead Road” was a joy to paint and I am really happy with how it turned out.

See also “Good Grief” (2012) and “It’s the Army of Darkness, Charlie Brown” (2012).

“JABBERWOCKY: A Nonsense Coloring Book”

My Jabberwocky coloring book is on Kickstarter for just another week (ending Monday November 13th @10PM PST) and It is already fully funded with some stretch goals. The books are being printed locally and the artwork and files are already complete, so turnaround will be quick and they will arrive by early December – hopefully in plenty of time for Christmas (US Delivery).

More info here:


I’m at Art Center Gallery in Westminster, CA this Friday, Nov 10th 2017. I’ll be hanging out and signing so come on by and say hi. We are doing a “Group Hug” and “We’re All Mad Here” limited metal edition release at the show:

“Stunning new Museum-quality metal prints bring out the luster and impact of Justin’s pieces with a mirror shine. Each metal print is hand-crafted using 1/16″ thick aluminum and is ready to hang.” This metal edition will be released during my Show at Art Center Gallery on Nov 10th 2017, but quantities are very limited (9 of “Group Hug” / 21 of “We’re All Mad Here”) and they can be pre-ordered now through Art Center Gallery. Also, ACG is offering $50 off each pre-order for my friends and customers so give them a call!

Art Center Gallery | 2075 Westminster Mall, Westminster, CA 92683 | 1-866-254-6523
Direct links (more info, photos and pricing):

Justin Hillgrove " We are all Mad Here " Metal " 16" x 32" Limited METAL A/P Edition of 25 Only

Justin Hillgrove " Group Hug " Metal " 16" x 20" Limited METAL A/P Edition of 9 Only.


Designer Con – Pasadena, CA November 11-12, 2017 | I will be sharing a booth with Jon Malmstedt of Rampage Toys for this fun event.

Art Exhibition at Art Center Gallery – Westminster, CA Friday, November 10, 2017 • 5-9 pm | 2075 Westminster Mall • Westminster, CA 92683 |

Black Friday Open Studio Sale November 24 – 25th, 2017 • 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday | 7110 184th Street SE, Snohomish, WA 98296

4th Avenue Street Fair – Tucson, AZ I won’t be attending in person, but Charlie will be representing Imps and Monsters in Tucson this December.

Art Exhibition at Tsuga Art Gallery – Bothell, WA Saturday, Dec 16 – 22, 2017 | Pop up at Tsuga Art Gallery. I’ll be there 12/16 Saturday and 12/22 Friday night live-painting and signing prints. 10101 Main Street, Bothell, WA 98011 • (206) 547-5221

NOTE: Though I usually attend “Urban Craft Uprising” every December in Seattle, I will NOT be there this year.