Infinity Train Gallery Show
At Gallery Nucleus!
Putting on a Show!
Gallery Nucleus is hosting an 8 day gallery show celebrating the art of Infinity Train from September 25 - October 3!
I’ve been working with Ben Zhu, the gallery owner, to put together the show with original themed artwork from people who worked on Infinity Train. The gallery is based in Los Angeles and focuses on contemporary pop art, illustration, and film/TV production art.
At 5pm (PST) TODAY, advance tickets will go on sale for $10 each through this Eventbrite link.
There is also going to be a live Q&A and signing on opening night. Fun fact, outside of South America, this will actually be the first live Q&A and fan meet and greet we’ve done since the show aired! Previous Q&A’s were through zoom or online only.
Not going to be able to make it to the signing? That’s ok! It will also be broadcast live over zoom, so you can record me making a food of myself in front of a real live audience! The link will be available one day before the opening.
The Q&A will be live from 3-4pm (PST) and there will be a signing from 4-5pm (PST), after which the gallery will open.
Merch and Original Art!
Infinity Train stuff made by me, the crew, and Gallery Nucleus, exclusively for this gallery show! Worried about not being able to be at the show but you still want the stuff? After the show is over, whatever isn’t sold is gonna pop up on Nucleus’s website!
Feelin’ a little hoity toity? Original art, hand crafted by me and some of the artists from the Infinity Train crew, will be available for purchase! I’ll have a couple pieces in the collection, and also there will also be signed prints available of a piece I made that will be available exclusively through Gallery Nucleus. It will be available for purchase at the show and, I believe, online. Hopefully you’ll be able to snap one up!
Here’s a couple sneak peeks of some of the stuff that’ll be available:
Please only come if you’re vaccinated.
I have people in my household that can’t get vaccinated and are immunocompromised (to say the least). It’s honestly a little scary for me because I’ll be meeting and greeting a lot of strangers in an enclosed space for an extended period of time. So after a lot of discussions, we decided I would do this show, but it’s important to me that this show is as safe as we can make it while still being a fun and open event.
So please, vaccinate and mask up so we don’t have to test if I’m one of the 10% or so of people who can still get covid and pass it on asymptomatically. I would generally prefer not to kill my family.
While it’s a bummer that this has to happen after the show has already ended, it’s pretty cool that it’s happening, and I’m excited to use this gallery opening as a real life example showing the love for and from our fanbase.
This is a gallery show that is being put on by Gallery Nucleus, me, and the other members of the Infinity Train crew, to have fun and celebrate the show. I hope to see you there!
Infinity Train Trend Event Today!
Last thing to know is that today, August 5th, Infinity Train fans are trying to trend #InfinityTrainHBOMax on twitter! This will be an all day event starting at 8am (PST) So if you have something fun to say about the show or a piece of art to share, this is a great time to do it!
Remember, trend events DO actually help, even if they don’t feel like it. They introduce new people to the show, and also prove to execs (at various companies, not just CN) that it’s a worthwhile show with a big and passionate fanbase.
Keep it civil, and please don’t belittle other shows or fans. You’ll always catch more flies with honey, and that goes for convincing people to watch one of your favorite shows too.
Tomorrow, fans are also planning on watching the show together on HBOMax as a group and talking about it online as well. So that’s something else you can take part in too!
Origin Story Podcast
I was recently interviewed about the show on new podcast called Origin Story. I talk a bit about the business of animation, some philosophies that I have, that execs have, and what exactly is the process of creating an animated show. I feel like sometimes I got a little embarrassingly real in it, so take advantage of that while can before I can put up my emotional defense walls again. Here are the links:
As is tradition, I wanna bring some music I’ve been enjoying to your inbox!
I feel like the most important and odd piece of music I’ve put in here is one that’s feels specifically personal to me. It’s called Motivo di Giorgia pt 2. In college, when finding royalty free music was much more difficult than it is now, I had to go to the school library to find music I could use in a documentary I was making for class. They had an album that was called Cheez by a company called “Extreme Music”. It was just a CD full of royalty free music we could use on whatever projects we wanted.
I used this song. I love it. It’s a funny and very chill song.
However, for the past 15 years I assumed it was just some random song off of a royalty free album from school. It turns out, the music was from an actual movie called Gli Ordini Sono Ordini from 1972. It randomly showed up in my spotify and I flipped out while frantically searching for my phone to heart the song and try to learn its origin.
Apparently the movie is a comedy about a cheating Italian housewife who learns to live on her own, and I used its theme song for a documentary about my fish tank.
Here’s the song:
Thank you all, and hopefully I’ll see you at the gallery show!