To ring you up to speed, Art V Cancer, run by Chris Thornley (aka Raid71) & Julia Hall, is a fantastic cause. When you buy a poster from Art V Cancer, they promise to donate a large proportion of the profits which equates to at least £10/$15 per print to Cancer Charities. Only a small amount will be used to cover costs of running/developing Art V Cancer. Personally affected by Cancer, Julia and Raid do a fantastic job for a truly worthy cause.
Over the past couple of years Art V Cancer have been working with Joshua Budich on an extremely popular Star Wars print series. This Friday they bring that series to a close with the final piece, inspired by Return of the Jedi and titled “Like My Father Before Me”. Xombie Dirge had the official reveal today.
With Gallery 1988’s ‘Crazy 4 Cult’ opening this weekend we are starting to see some great prints pop up on the web. One of the most exciting is Joshua Budich’s The Princess Bride print, ‘Is This A Kissing Book?’.
Joshua also kindly took some time out to have a little chat with us about his tremendous year!
‘Is This a Kissing Book?’ (Princess Bride), is an 18″x24″, 4-color screenprint on French 100lb Madero Beach paper; signed and numbered limited-edition of 100 (50 will be available at the show). The print was expertly produced by Danny Askar.
Firstly, congratulations on what has been a fantastic year for you. Both Of your Star Wars prints for ‘Art V Cancer’ have been exceptionally well received and you have contributed towards a number of gallery shows this year including ‘Hero Complex Gallery’s’ Jaws inspired gallery, ‘Smile You Son Of A Bitch’ and ‘Gallery 1988’s’ ‘Say Hi To The Bad Guy’.
For Gallery 1988’s Crazy 4 Cult, what led you to choose The Princess Bride for your print ‘Is This A Kissing book?’
After 6 years of being in this crazy print-game, I had yet to pay homage to what is undoubtedly one of my favorite movies of all time, “The Princess Bride”. So, when I was asked to participate in C4C this year, and PB was on the list of movies to choose from, I jumped on it!
Having tackled a number of famous movies with great results, what is left that you are dying to take a crack at?
I’m dying to finish up my Star Wars OT print series, and perhaps tackle the Prequels; debatably one of the least favorite topics for any print designer. But, now that Eps 7-9 are on their way, we all need to come to grips with Ep 1-3. There’s parts of them I really really love. So, I’m hoping, that if I just focus on them… well… it’s a challenge to say the least! I’m also a huge fan of comedies, so perhaps something under that topic. And, of course, there’s always more Wes Anderson. 😉
You have a knack for capturing great likenesses in your pieces, has there ever been a character that has given you particular difficulty?
Harrison Ford is known for having a very weird face to draw and get a good likeness. Now that I’ve tackled him about half-a-dozen times, I’d have to agree. What an awkwardly handsome man.
With 2013 having been such a great year, what would you say has the been the highlight for you?
The OSCARs print for 88, working with the Apatow folks for charity, various projects for Spoke Art, beginning the Star Wars and Indiana Jones series. It’s been a fantastic year! I can’t complain.
So, give us a tease. What does 2014 have in store for Joshua Budich fans?
More Star Wars. More Indy. More of my Bad Guys series. More of what I want to do… personal pieces, for myself and my family. My son is a constant source of inspiration for me, as I vicariously relive my childhood through him. There seems to be an endless fountain of great ideas when I picture prints I’d love to hang on the walls of his room.
Thanks for taking the time to complete this Joshua! Have a great time at Crazy 4 Cult.
What a nice bloke! Joshua will also be attending Crazy 4 Cult on it’s opening night which is this Friday, December 13th, with an opening reception at 355A Bowery (at Bowery & 3rd) from 7-10 PM. Regular gallery hours will be 12-7 everyday from Saturday, December 14th, through Saturday, December 21st.
To keep an eye on what else is coming to Gallery 1988’s Crazy 4 Cult, check out #Crazy4Cult on Twitter and Instagram
Today certainly has been a busy day for Thought Bubble announcements. The guys over at Blurppy exclusively revealed some of Art V Cancer’s line up for the festival, including Joshua Budich’s much anticipated follow up to ‘I Love You, I Know’; ‘We’re Doomed’.
To give you a bit of background, Art V Cancer are an art forum who donate profit’s made from the art that they sell to cancer charities. A very worthy cause that is supported by many talented artists. Art V Cancer was set up by Chris Thornley and Julia Hall. Chris is perhaps better know as Raid71, a very talented and established artist who also produces work for Art V Cancer including two new pieces for Thought Bubble.
Head on over to Blurppy for the full article as well as additional release information by the likes of Jay Shaw and Tony Hodgkinson. You can find out more about Art V Cancer by visiting their Website, following them on Twitter or ‘Like’ them of Facebook.
You can also find Raid71 and Joshua Budich on Twitter too! You will be able to find Art V Cancer at this coming weekends Thought Bubble festival at booth 137 in The New Dock Hall. Swing by and grab a great print whilst donating money to a very worthy cause!