Exhibition announcement: Jay Howell, with Christopher Kardambikis

Opening Reception: July 22, 2011 (6-10PM)


SAN DIEGO, July 2011– It gives us great pleasure to welcome two fantastic artists into Double Break for our second exhibition: Jay Howell, with Christopher Kardambikis. A perfect match for Comic Con 2011, both artists will present new work- Howell with his trademark hilarious paintings and drawings reminiscent of the work of Al Jaffee; Kardambikis with paintings and illustration that draw inspiration from Jack Kirby and other great comics artists. We’ll also have two brand new books by Jay Howell: the latest issue of his hysterical zine Punks Git Cut and, hot off the presses, Pages from Books- Vol. One.


Along with designing the characters for Fox Television’s hit animated show “Bob’s Burgers,” L.A.-based artist Jay Howell has illustrated for Vans Shoes, Burton Snowboards, GNU Snowboards, Anti-Hero Skateboards, Creature Skateboards, OJs Wheels, Lifetime Collective clothing, Rebel-8 clothing and more. With art openings in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Tokyo before the end of the year, Jay has spent the last 10 years showing his art around the globe. He co-runs the Mt.St.Mtn. record label and publishing project and is currently developing an animated children’s show for the Nickelodeon network.


Christopher Kardambikis is exploring an absurd mythology for the future through drawings, paintings, and books. He has co-founded two artist book projects: the Pittsburgh-based Encyclopedia Destructica (with Jasdeep Khaira) and the San Diego-based Gravity and Trajectory (with Louis M Schmidt).  He has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Millay Colony, and the Pittsburgh Center of the Arts. Kardambikis received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005 and is currently pursuing an MFA at the University of California, San Diego.



Music and refreshments courtesy of M-Theory Music and Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer!

Exhibition runs July 22- August 28, 2011

Come back on July 23rd (6-10PM) for a book signing and release party for Ed Luce’s comic book, Wuvable Oaf #3, and the debut of a new Goteblüd print! The first 25 people to arrive will receive a free mini-poster!

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*Image courtesy of Jay Howell