Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A highly recommended book for Pirate Fans!!!

The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain KiddThe Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd by Richard Zacks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mr. Zacks wrote this so well, I felt like I was there. The historical research he did on this was spot on! I could smell the smells of the wretched streets in old England. I could not put this book down and you won't be able to either!

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The Highly Anticipated BOOK 02 - QUALA Escape from Headhunter Island

FRIDAY, December 10, 2010 - The exciting next chapter to Quala - The Plush Planetary Takeover will be released.  This one picks up right where the last story ended, this time landing on a mysterious island, Quala is knocked out, and Kimi confronts HEADHUNTERS!

On Friday, visit www.quala.ws to download the new Chapter!  Thank you all for the continued readership.

- Mark

Monday, December 6, 2010

Nanotech Conference & Expo - Boston June 13 - 16, 2011

The future Bristol Bennington's will be here... = )

QUALA references - you just may see me there!


Neurology Nanotech

Special Symposium

Nanoscale technologies have a potential revolutionary impact into the basic understanding, visualization and therapeutic applications of neuroscience. The special symposium on Nanotechnology to Neuroscience will deliver the state of the art in nanotechnology applications towards the development of therapies and pharmaceuticals for the treatment of neurological disorders, taking advantage of the nanoscale structure of neural cells (both neurons and glia).

Artificially Intelligent Robots are being disguised as Plush toys for kids

Find out why with this free adventure e-book. Formatted for Apple ipad, Sony ebook, Kindle and many others!

Armed only with squirt guns and water balloons, A 10 year old, orphan girl, and her Artificially Intelligent toy Koala, take on thousands of rogue Ai toys, deceitful humans, and gods to save the universe. 

Available Ebook reading formats:

This book is free. 
FormatFull Book
Online Reading (HTML)View
Online Reading (JavaScript)View
Kindle (.mobi)Download
Epub (open industry format, good for Stanza reader, others)Download
PDF (good for highly formatted books, or for home printing)Download
RTF (readable on most word processors)Download
LRF (for Sony Reader)Download
Palm Doc (PDB) (for Palm reading devices)Download
Plain Text (download) (flexible, but lacks much formatting)Download
Plain Text (view) (viewable as web page)View

Quala 2010 Holiday Desktop - Widescreen

This year’s Holiday desktop features Quala himself, before the takeover of course. I don’t know exactly how he stays warm, but I assure you he is doing just fine. That isn’t australia either, I think this snapshot was taken somewhere near Big Bear in 2009.
You can click on the image above, then right click to "save image as..."
Happy Xmas and Merry New Year!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Mark Richmond's Original's at Coffee & Art - December Specials

Directions to Coffee & Art

These originals consist of Mark's Tribal series along with some of his new Japanese style pieces. All for below $500, great economic, collectible prices! Check em out, and grab a coffee from Wayne or Rui at Coffee & Art!

Cyber Monday Sale - Arches Watercolor Print Specials for Holidays

Mark Richmond Art HOLIDAY SALE - Cyber Monday Sale

Special pricing just for the holidays! These prices will be good through December 31st, however, if looking to give as a gift, or in time for Christmas, please order before December 14th. Or send me a message with your wish, and we'll work with you to make it happen!

These prints are giclee prints on Arches Watercolor paper - Mouldmade in France by ArjoWiggins, this stock is 100% cotton and acid free (neutral pH) with a semi-rough texture. Mark has brought this paper back from France and has printed his art on it just for you!

22" x 30" - $189 (regularly $300)
34" x 46" - $389 (regularly $600)
40" x 60" - $589 (regularly $900)

Choose which piece in gallery

View Gallery - http://richmondart.moonfruit.com/#/art/4545168813
View Sale Page - http://richmondart.moonfruit.com/#/holiday-sale/4546108212

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Free ebook download - Action Adventure story - QUALA - The Plush Planetary Takeover

Ebook Description

Armed only with squirt guns and water balloons, A 10 year old, orphan girl, and her Artificially Intelligent toy Koala, take on thousands of rogue Ai toys, deceitful humans, and gods to save the universe.

Free to download in these various formats:
Online Reading (JavaScript)
Kindle (.mobi)
Epub (open industry format, good for Stanza reader, others)
PDF (good for highly formatted books, or for home printing)
RTF (readable on most word processors)
LRF (for Sony Reader)
Palm Doc (PDB) (for Palm reading devices)
Plain Text (download) (flexible, but lacks much formatting)
Plain Text (view) (viewable as web page)

For graphics, posters and wallpapers!

QUALA - Escape from Headhunter Island - Book 02 - Coming Soon!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pancho Villa Mural - Pancho Villa Farmers Market - El Cajon Blvd & 805 FWY

This mural can be seen at Pancho Villa Farmers Market - 3245 El Cajon Blvd., check out the piece, and don't forget to stock up on awesome meat and vegetable specials!! On top of that, a tortilla factory is right inside.

This mural took about 2 weeks to do, after doing some research on Pancho Villa, Las Soldaderas, and Adelita, I combined it all into one mural. I sort of guessed at the coloring since every photo i found was in B&W or Sepieatoned, I wanted vivid.
Thank you to all the shoppers that gave so many nice comments during the creation of this piece!

You can see more of the progress of this piece at www.skidone.com

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Artwalk on the Bay - Sat/Sun Sept. 18 & 19 - New Originals

Please come on down to the 2010 Artwalk on the Bay this weekend, September 18 & 19, 2010  10 AM - 5 PM  Hilton San Diego Bayfront Park

Booth #207 - 30 New Original pieces, some sneek peeks below...

Dragon Lady III

African Elephant

King for a Day

Rock Lobster




Friday, September 10, 2010

Mark Richmond Postcard Set - Now Available!!

4" x 6" Postcard Set - $20 plus shipping

Product Information
12 different Mark Richmond pieces on thick card stock with a matte finish.
All images above are included in the set.
Allow 3 to 5 days for shipping.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

QUALA - Book 01 - Now available in various ebook formats

Using only water balloons and squirt guns, a 10 year old orphan girl, and her artificially intelligent toy koala, take on life threating robot toys, corrupt humans and gods, to save the universe.

For the graphics that go with this ebook, and the soon available book 02. visit www.quala.ws

Monday, August 2, 2010

Plushemz - The Cast of Characters to the Epic Story

Available soon in Figurines...
(Left to Right)
Spider Monkey
Chinese Panda
Arctic Wolf
Grizzly Bear
Koala Bear
Silverback Gorilla
Sumatran Tiger
African Elephant
African Lion

Download Chapter 01 for Free at WWW.QUALA.WS

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Comic Con 2010 - Launching QUALA Graphic Novel

Comic fans get ready, Comic Con is here and there is art galore!!
I will have a table in the small press area, please come by row O, table 11 in the Small Press area. Also will be hosting a 3 night artshow fund raiser for children's art programs in schools.

Wild Monkey Works, Skidone & McGills Skateboards presents

Suture Gallery
Located at 10th & G - downtown

8pm - midnight July 22nd - 24th

Over 75 Artists - Headlining contributing artist - literary icon Ray Bradbury

Custom painted vinyl toys, skateboard decks, and 12" x 12" panels
Silent Auctions, Raffles and donations

Beer bar hosted by PRIMO

Free w/ suggested $5 donation if not bidding on art

Thank you so much for the support, hope to see you there!

Here's a free desktop background of my new Graphic Novel QUALA

Comic Con 2010
Small Press area
Table O - 11

Friday, July 9, 2010

Tribal Series Continues and then some...

This one was painted during the "Art on Adams Street Fair", as well as the purple one that sold that day...

Two of these were painted live at The Office Bar

This Tribal piece was painted live at the grand opening of 57 Degrees Wine Bar.

This is an Island inspired piece painted for my friend and neighbor Kimo, while drinking and eating BBQ in the back yard of course!

This Koi piece was painted live at the Beer & Sake festival 2010, an auction quickly kicked off, before I could even get the paper out for the silent auction, it sold.

This Frida Kahlo piece was painted on Cinco De Mayo, she was an inspiration for sure!

This tribal piece is currently available at Coffee & Art - 777 6th Avenue Downtown SD

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Beer and Sake Festival - June 25, 2010

This is an absolute fun event! The cover charge is well worth the amount of Sake, Beer, and Sushi you'll be experiencing, and you can enjoy all that while watching me paint a custom KOI piece live at the event!!! My friend Aya Ibarra is the co-organizer of this amazing festival.  GET TICKETS