Thursday, October 24, 2013


The holidays are on there way!  My next big art show pop-up shop extravaganza will be opening Sat December 14th at the Red Pipe Gallery in Chinatown.  Lots of original art, prints and sculptures just in time for the gift giving season.


 The show poster above will be available as an open edition UV printed 11"X17" poster on heavy paper.  The process that I used to create the image is pencil and ink on paper scanned in to Photoshop then digitally colored.   The old comic anthologies, or special issues always had a style that I'm still attracted to.  I'll drop some more sneak peeks soon.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


So my wife Lisa gave me a wonderful gift for my birthday this year.  Several years ago we were talking about the future and technology, I said if in my lifetime any kind of tourist space travel becomes a reality that is the one thing I would love to do.  Lisa said she has no interest in going to space, but would gladly send me if it became a reality.   So last May she gave me a ticket to go on Space Ship II on Virgin Galactic.   A more amazing girt I can't imagine.   The most exciting part to me is not just the ultimate trip in the future, but the historical adventure myself and about 700 other people are taking part in.  I've started a separate blog to journal the story: Dave Pressler Going To Space.   As things happen, exciting, mundane or amazing I'll make entries with plenty of pictures since writing is not my favorite thing.  Maybe I will be the second artist in Space after Allan Bean.

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Stranger Factory art space is proud to present the 3rd year anniversary of our annual Halloween show. Bewitching III the third of an annual invitational group exhibition of new works in the theme and culture of vintage Halloween. The show will feature over 2 dozen local, national, and internationally recognized visual artists and designers.

For the show I wanted to do a piece that was reminiscent of the classic monster creator relationship, with all of it's unmet expectations and misunderstood intentions.  Also ultimately being killed by your own creation.  This piece titled "Betrayed By My Creation" is 12"X16" Acrylic on  wood block.  Drop by the gallery and check it out this weekend.

Thursday, October 3, 2013


As I have mentioned in other posts occasionally I act in movies.  Acting and improv comedy were two things I did before art took over my life.  The theatrical work and study of improvisation helped me in my character design.  One of those films I was happy to be a part of is 2 Jacks an independent film written and directed by Bernard Rose.  2 Jacks is getting a North American release starting  Oct 18th.  It will also be screening at the San Diego Film Festival this Friday Oct 4th.

I will be there for the Q & A afterwards.  A list of the cities and theaters were it will be opening.

CITY                            THEATRE
1. Lancaster                   Zoetropolis
2. Scottsdale                  Harkins
3. New York                  Cinema Village
4. Los Angeles               Downtown Independent
5. San Diego                  Digital Gym
6. Fort Lauderdale         Cinema Paradiso
7. Philadelphia               Tin Angel Screening Room
8. Stroudsburg                Living Room Theater
9. Chicago                      Facets Theater
10. Gloucester, MA        Cape Anne Community Cinema
11. Columbia, MO          Ragtag Cinema
12. Hollywood, CA         Arena

Here is nice review from the Raindance Film Festival Also the trailer and behind the scenes moviette.  Check this out if you get a chance, hope to see you in San Diego!