Home from one of the coolest places ever... Bird and Bear Gallery/ Tate's Comics! First off, any comic fan will get a giant nerd boner when walking into this place. If you are ever in the West Palm/Ft. Lauderdale area you MUST see this place to believe it! Sas and Colin Christian
have work in the store. Colin's work is actually part of the store! Crazy! They have a killer selection of graphic novels, lowbrow art books, star wars stuff(vintage and new), statues, props, new comics, weird japanese snacks, manga, DVDs, GI Joe, Thundercats, apparel etc. they pretty much covered all the bases. If you are into gaming, they have a satellite store a couple shops down. All kinds of tiny figures, paints,gaming books, multiple sided dice...Nerd heaven I'm tellin' you! They won an Eisner award
for God's sake! How cool is that?
The Bear and Bird is a fantastic gallery/ boutique that's located in a loft above the comic store. The show looked great! The lighting was good and the the pieces were hung very well. The turnout was great and I even sold a couple pieces! Its nice meeting the people who buys one of your paintings. Met some really cool folks. Met Juxtapoz regular Skot Olsen
and didn't know it till now. I was in awe going up and down the stairs splitting my time up between the gallery and the comic store. It was totally worth the drive to see this place!
To see all the pieces of the show individually, check out the Bear and Bird's Flickr
click here to see my blurry pics of the show
. I really need to learn how to use a camera...