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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Book Signing for "The Blot" at Black Maria Gallery

I know I've been doing a lot of stuff lately.
But if you've missed out on my art show opening, or the book signing I did at Secret Headquarters, or if you just can't get enough of me, here's another chance to see it all:

Come join us Thursday, September 27th from 6 to 8 pm
at Black Maria Gallery.
I will be signing my Ignatz Award nominated graphic novel, "The Blot."

The evening will also be another opportunity to see my solo show "Self Indulgent Werewolf" on display at Black Maria Gallery through October 15th.

Other exclusive items available:
New limited edition box set of 13 mini-prints for my series "Self Indulgence"
Limited edition giclee prints of three paintings
Self Indulgent Werewolf black metal logo T-shirts
Limited edition vinyl record of Self Indulgent Werewolf soundtrack recorded by me

So, please come out and join us.
Have a glass of wine or a beer and get your books signed.

Thursday, September 27th
6-8 pm
at Black Maria Gallery
3137 Glendale Blvd (Atwater Village)
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Here's what the critics are saying about "The Blot":

"The Blot, marks a brilliant, blackly humorous milestone"
- Ron Garmon for L.A. City Beat

“The Blot is a meditation on intimacy, creativity and the loss of control over one's environment.”
- Tom Spurgeon for The Comics Reporter

“The Blot contains some of the most unnerving and original horror imagery I've seen in comics all year.”
- Sean T. Collins

"Days after reading The Blot, I was still thinking about it. So far, it’s one of my favorites of 2007"
- Jeff Vandermeer for Bookslut.com

“A very rich book, this. I strongly recommend it.”
- Joe McCulloch


Thursday, September 20, 2007

I'm in L.A. City Beat's Comics Annual '07

I'm in this week's L.A. City Beat newspaper. It's their annual Comics Issue and I'm one of the lead stories.

It also has a nice zombie-Popeye cover illustration by Tony Millionaire.

I come across as completely inarticulate about my art when quoted, but we talk about my art show, my book, beards, and other random things. So, go read Thimble Theater of Cruelty: Artist Tom Neely stalks his inner werewolf by Ron Garmon.


Friday, September 14, 2007

Self Indulgence...

I don't know how to add an animated gif to a blog-post.
But if you click on this link you can see an animated gif of my "self indulgence" series of paintings.
Black Maria Gallery has also made a box set of mini-prints of this series.
Limited edition of 40 signed sets for $50.

Click here to see the animated gif.

Contact the gallery to purchase a set for yourself!


Thursday, September 13, 2007

2007 Ignatz Award Nominee!

WOOHOO! The Blot is nominated for an Ignatz award.

Promising New Talent
Gabrielle Bell, Lucky, Drawn & Quarterly Showcase Vol. 4 (Drawn & Quarterly)
Scott Campbell, Flight Vol. 4 (Ballantine Books), Hickee vol. 3 #3 (Alternative Comics)
Lilli Carre, You Ain't No Dancer Vol. 2 (New Reliable Press)
Brandon Graham, King City (TokyoPop)
Tom Neely, The Blot (I Will Destroy You)

I love Scott Campbell and Gabrielle Bell's work, so they're tough competition.

Full list of nominees is here.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Self Indulgent Werewolf: Preview

Here's a couple of beautiful installation shots.

Come see it in person THIS SATURDAY at Black Maria Gallery.


The Blot has a couple more reviews...

Mondo Magazine reviews "The Blot" here.

And Bookslut reviews it here.

And you can still order a copy here.


Friday, September 07, 2007

To hell with vinyl toys!

I wanted this to be a surprise at my show, but I can't resist posting these photos of my amazingly awesome sculpture!

It's about 6 1/2 feet tall: a life-size version of the character from my book.

Designed by me.
Sculpted by Walt (under my supervision) at the Mannequin Gallery.
Photos by Sam Sagasian.
It's in a limited edition of 3 if you want one.


Thursday, September 06, 2007

Paint it black!

I'm on the cover of Art Scene (Southern California edition) this month! Jody Zellen gave me a really nice review for the publication. You can read it here.

I especially like the last paragraph: "There is irony as well as humor in Neely’s work. He is able to fuse disparate styles. Being able to tell stories as well as illustrate them is a gift, and Neely excels as a draftsman. Working with various modes of presentation--drawing, painting, sculpture as well as the book format--Neely may represent the next step in the fusion of high art with the comic book."

I finished up all my paintings for the show last week.

This week, I've been busy getting the show put together over at Black Maria Gallery. I'm painting the gallery black!

And a big wolf head by the door to greet you!

See you next week!