March 4, 2015
by Kaebel JK Hashitani
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Nightmerriment: Snapshot, by M.R. Hopkins

Sequential Art Gallery reopens for 2015 with “NIGHTMERRIMENT: SNAPSHOT”, a new soft-sculpture installation by M.R. Hopkins. The exhibit opens First Thursday, MARCH 5th with an opening reception from 6pm to 10pm.

Star Gazing

According to Hopkins, the monsters of NIGHTMERRIMENT: SHAPSHOT represent our fears, and act as our defenders. They warn that something is watching you, something is wrong, and to not look under the bed for fear of what lurks beneath. Each of Hopkins pieces in this series provides a snapshot into the life of one of his Nightmerriment creatures, giving the view a glimpse as to who they are, what they’re doing or what they’re feeling.

Portland-based Hopkins is a storyteller and world-builder. His imagination is filled with images of various creatures and places, and immediately begins to piece together the fragmented pictures in his head, all the while asking “What is this? Why is it here? What is it doing?” His search for meaning allows him to bridge the image to one another, until the details that make up the lives of his monstrous menagerie fall into place.

Hopkins has a Bachelor of Arts in theatre, with a preference for working behind the scenes to acting. His prop-work for theatre, film, and television productions include “Star Trek Into Darkness”, “Robocop” (2014), “Portlandia” (Season 3), “Grimm” (Seasons 1 & 2), and the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Opening Ceremonies. He also created education puppet programs for Sesame Street Workshop.

“NIGHTMERRIMENT: SNAPSHOT” will be on display throughout the month of March, with gallery hours on Mondays from 2pm-6pm, Saturdays from 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit will close at the end of business on Monday, March 30th.

March 4, 2015
by Kaebel JK Hashitani
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The Art of “Terra Tempo” by Christopher Herndon

Herndon_Terra Tempo

Sequential Art Gallery presents the art of “Terra Tempo” by Christopher Herndon. The exhibit opens this Thursday, December 4th with the artist’s reception from 6pm to 10pm.

​Published by Craigmore Creations, ​”Terra Tempo” tells the story of three children who, upon unlocking the secret to time travel, journey into the past to witness grand historical events like the great Missoula Floods, or take a tour through the Cretaceous period. Throughout the three volumes, writer David Shapiro, Herndon, and colorist Erica Melville send the book’s time-travelling trio on a multitude of adventures. They visit the not-so-distant past when the Pacific Northwest was home to giant mammoths and saber-toothed cats, witness the beginnings of prehistoric life, and team up with noted historians like Herman Melville, Annie Montague Alexander, and Andrew Carnegie, all while working towards becoming full-fledged Time Explorers.

​​Herndon ​has been working in the comics industry for over a decade. He is the co-creator of the acclaimed series “Living With Zombies”, and has professionally drawn a range of subjects from extinct animals, monsters, sassy ladies & cowpokes, and even the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. ​”Terra Tempo” is the most recent and herculean of his illustration career, and has provided him with an outlet for his love of science and dinosaurs. Herndon’s work can also be found in
numerous comic books, album covers, games, magazines, children’s books, national parks, and natural history museums.
Herndon’s “Terra Tempo” artwork will be on display throughout the month of December, with gallery hours on Mondays from 2pm-6pm, Saturdays from 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit will close at the end of business on Monday, December 29th.

March 4, 2015
by Kaebel JK Hashitani
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Aliens: Fire and Stone by Patric Reynolds

Aliens Fire and Stone

Sequential Art Gallery presents​ the artwork from Dark Horse Comics’ “Aliens: Fire and Stone” by series artist Patric Reynolds. In addition to the pages from this new series, Reynolds is also exhibiting pages from his earlier attempt at an Aliens book that was halted mid-production. The exhibit opens this Thursday, October 2nd, with the artist’s reception from 6pm to 10pm.

“Aliens: Fire and Stone” is Dark Horse Comics latest foray into the Aliens/Prometheus/Predator universe. Written by critically-acclaimed author Chris Roberson, the series follows engineer Derrick Russell’s attempt to lead a group of survivors to safety when their colony is overrun by xenomorphs.

​​Tapping into humanity’s inherent fear of the dark, Reynolds work on “Fire and Stone” honors both H.R. Giger’s original, terrifying xenomorph designs, and the on-screen horrors from Ridley Scott & James Cameron. Using Roberson’s script as a blueprint of terror, Reynolds focused on the darkness (the xenomorphs) vs. the light (humanity), and chose to represent that dichotomy through traditional pen, ink, and brush techniques.

Reynolds moved from Las Vegas to Atlanta, leaving his job as a high school teacher to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design. While enrolled in the Sequential Art MFA program, he was offered the opportunity to draw an 8-page short story for a Dark Horse Comics online feature. He continued to work consistently for Dark Horse, and with some of the most recognizable names in the business.

​”Aliens: Fire and Stone” will be on display throughout the month of October, with gallery hours on Thursdays from 3pm-7pm, Saturdays from 11am-5pm, and by appointment. The exhibit will close at the end of business on Saturday, November 1st.