SEPTEMBER 9 – 30, 2023
OPENING RECEPTION + MAGAZINE RELEASE PARTY/SIGNING : SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 6-10 PM
For the eighteenth year in a row, BLAB! magazine founder, editor, and curator Monte Beauchamp, and Copro Gallery presents THE BLAB! SHOW — an eclectic array of paintings, sculpture, and illustration by contemporary artists the world over.
PLUS! — A BLAB! BOOK SIGNING WITH MONTE BEAUCHAMP, GREG CLARKE, and RYAN HESHKA for the premiere issue of: “Comics and Stories That Will Make You BLAB!” (published by Dark Horse/Yoe Books).
“The new edition of BLAB! is so filled with great stuff. It’s a KNOCKOUT!”
—Emil Ferris, My Favorite Thing is Monsters
OVER 80 EXHIBITING ARTISTS, INCLUDING: Amandine Urruty- Andy Kehoe- Anthony Ausgang- Bennett Slater- Benz and Chang- Bill Mayer- Buck Shanty- Brady Willmott- Brandi Milne- Caia Coopman- Camille Rose Garcia- Casey Weldon- Cathie Bleck- Ciou- Charlie Immer- Chet Zar- Chris Buzelli- Chris Guest- Chris Mars- Corinne Halbert- Craig LaRotonda- Daniel Peacock- Dave Cooper- Dave Lebow- Dierdre Sullivan Beeman- Dewi Plass- Femke Hiemstra- Frank Forte- Frau Sakura- Gabi de la Merced- Gary Taxali- Glenn Barr- Greg Clarke- Gregory Hergert- Jana Brike- Jeff Nentrup- J Henry- Joe Vaux- John Brophy- John Rego- Jonathan Queen- José Luis López Galván- Lori Nelson- Lucia Heffernan- Mab Graves- Marc Burckhardt- Mike Egan- Nathalie Tierce- Naoto Hattori- Nouar- Nova Czarnecki- Owen Smith- Paul Barnes- Peca- Rachel Bridge- Renee French- Richard Ahnert- Rob Sussman- Robert Steven Connett- Ross Jaylo- Ryan Heshka- Scott Bakal- Scott Musgrove- Scott Rohlfs- Seamus Conley- Sean Mahan- Simona Candini- Sonya Palencia- Syd Bee- Tarsila Schubert- Thea Saks- Tim O’Brien- Tom Ascott- Travis Lampe- Travis Louie- Victor Castillo- William Wray- Xue Wang & MORE
Curator Monte Beauchamp: is an award-winning art director and graphic designer who has served as a juror for American Illustration, The Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, and Lürzer’s Archive. He is the founder and editor of the graphics-illustration-comics annuals BLAB! and BLAB WORLD. His books include A SIDECAR NAMED DESIRE: Great Writers and the Booze that Stirred Them (co-authored with Greg Clarke, HarperCollins-Dey Street), MASTERFUL MARKS: Cartoonists Who Changed the World (Simon & Schuster), and KRAMPUS: The Devil of Christmas (Last Gasp), among others. In 2012, Beauchamp was awarded the Society of Illustrators prestigious RICHARD GANGEL ART DIRECTORS AWARD (for outstanding contributions in promoting and advancing the art of illustration).