Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm
Free and open to the public
The Cartoon Art Museum will host artist Gary Grossi on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm as part of its ongoing Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Visitors will be given the chance to talk to Grossi, view and discuss his work. This event is free and open to the public.
Gary Grossi has been drawing hot rods since just after high school. He creates original hot rod cartoon drawings, including his own interpretation of hot rods, street rods, vintage drag racing, classic cars, custom cars, and some kustom kulture. “I was about 12 when I used to buy Hot Rod magazines and saw the ads in the back for Big Daddy Roth’s Monster shirts, I saw those and thought ‘WOW! If I could draw like that…’” After hanging around a local speed shop, Gary started drawing pictures of friend’s cars, and created advertisements for the speed shop owner, which ignited his ambition to draw more and come up with more and more ideas for hot rods, drag cars and anything car related. “All my work starts out with a pencil drawing, which is then refined and inked, then scanned into my PC were it is further refined and colored.” For more information and examples of his work visit: http://www.rodtoons.com Gary Grossi was born, raised and still resides in Santa Rosa, California.
About the Cartoonist in Residence Program:
The Cartoon Art Museum regularly hosts professional cartoonist in its galleries as part of its Cartoonist-in-Residence program. Museum patrons see cartoonists at work on their latest projects and learn everything you ever wanted to know about cartoonists–but were afraid to ask. Past featured Cartoonists-in-Residence include Paul Madonna (All Over Coffee),Keith Knight (K Chronicles, (th)ink), Paige Braddock (Jane’s World), Roman Muradov (The New Yorker) and Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules) among many others.