The Art of James Jean

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Opening Friday, April 8th from 7-10pm at the Super 7 store will be Eisner Award Winning Cover Artist James  Jean's Process Recess -- an art show consisting of his original drawings, paintings and prints.

In the  current wasteland of contemporary art, filled with the tired repetition of iconic characters, styles and motifs, James Jean is one of the few inspirational artists out there. Just one look at any of his works will immediately win you over.

And he's definitely already wowed the comics industry, receiving the Eisner Award (the comics industry's equivalent to an Oscar) for his groundbreaking cover artwork on both "Fables" and "Batgirl;" breaking all the rules in terms of perspective, composition and color palettes. You've probably even already seen his work without knowing, the great illustration used on the Donna's recent "Gold Medal" album or San Francisco's own Stratford 4's forthcoming major label debut cover art, and spot illustrations in a variety of high profile publications. We're also proud to help spread the word on his new book, published by AdHouse Books, "Process Recess," which collects much of his work, including his amazing sketchbooks.

The artist will be on hand to meet and greet, as well as for signings. As usual free refreshments will be served. The show will run until May 11th.

About the artist:
James Jean was educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York and earned his BFA in 2001. He currently lives in Los Angeles. Past clients include DC, the New York Times, the Washinton Post, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, Atlantic Records, Elektra Records, Interscope Records, NYLON, Playboy, SPIN, Men's Health Germany, TOR Books, ESPN the Magazine, Baseline, Security Management, Archaeology, the New York Academy of Sciences, and more. Awards include Gold Medal Society of Illustrators LA, 2004 Eisner Award Best Cover Artist, American Illustration 22, 23, Society of Illustrators 45, 46, 47. For more info visit www.jamesjean.com.

About the Super 7 store:
The Super 7 store is a one-of-kind retail lifestyle gift shop in the heart of San Francisco's Japantown at 1630 Post Street. It carries vintage and new Japanese toys, designer vinyl toys and plush figures, exclusive stationery from Japan and Europe, housewares, t-shirts, artwork from local and international artists, and even its own exclusive toys and apparel.
For more information visit www.super7store.com.

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