CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- As part of the promotion for the blockbuster comic book film "The Avengers," Californian pop culture-themed art gallery Gallery 1988 hosted "Assembled," a show inspired by the Marvel comics characters appearing in the film, from May 3-6.
Marshall University graduate and Huntington-based artist Glen Brogan was one of the artists handpicked to show his work during the event, which also included a reception attended by the film's cast and crew.
Brogan's work, "Avengers Assemble," features the superhero team lounging in their clubhouse. Gallery 1988 offered 30 signed and numbered digital prints of the painting -- all of which sold.
The gazz spoke to Brogan about the show and how he broke into the world of pop-culture art.
Q: How did you get started in art?
A:"I've been interested in arts my whole life. As far as getting started doing gallery shows across the country, that's because of a freelance job I got doing T-shirt designs for a company called Split Reason. They're based in Canada and do video game and pop culture-themed designs."
Q:What was the job?
A:"In 2009, I submitted a T-shirt design for something called 'Mario's Closet,' which had the 'Super Mario Brothers' video game character standing in front of a closet with all of his outfits. The design took off. The next day, my in-box was full, and I believe interest in the design crashed Split Reason's site."