Meltdown Comics // The Art of Kung Fu: Myths & Legends

After recently designing a logo for the blog Punching On Paper for writer Ryan Gattis, I was asked to be a part of his upcoming show (in conjuction with ISM) at Meltdown Comics in LA to celebrate the new year.

It is generally believed that modern Chinese martial arts derived from two separate mountains: Shaolin and Wudan. Yet, before these two traditions established themselves, the development of kung fu is shrouded in a rich and mysterious past, rife with magical beasts, angry gods, and fearsome warriors.

“To celebrate the coming Chinese New Year (the Year of the Dragon!), I reworked sixteen myths and legends and paired each one with sixteen different artists and illustrators from diverse artistic and cultural backgrounds.
Each was asked to work solely in black ink on white paper to create pieces that honored the tradition of kung fu manuals…”

Tony Philippou
Aaron Jasinski
Christopher Brand
Jenikah Joy  

7:30-9:00 p.m. on January 20th, 2012 @ Meltdown Comics 7522 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles CA 90046

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