I Am 8-Bit is a an exhibit of artist paying homage to classic video games. Everyone has their own takes on the characters, and the list of contributors is amazing. So far, there’s:
Erik Alos, Attaboy, Anthony Ausgang, Crystal Bedford, Leanne Biank, Brandon Bird, Blinky, Mark Bodnar, Ryan Bubnis, Jude Buffum, Jon Burgerman, Mike Burnett, Scott Cambell, Martin Cendreda, Anna Chambers, Paul Chatem, Dave Chung, Sean Clarity, Matt Clark, Nic Cowen, Steven Daily, Matt Dangler, Bob Dob, Nome Edonna, Ekundayo, Sandra Equihua, Jose Emroca Flores, Carl Greenblatt, Peter Gronquist, Jorge R. Gutierrez, Mr. Joe Hahn, Ryan Heshka, Elizabeth Ito, Aaron Jasinski, James Jean, Brian Kesling, KMNDZ, Travis Lampe, Mike Leavitt, Joe Ledbetter, Jesse LeDoux, Christopher Lee, Ryan Lesser, Travis Louis, Jim Mahfood, Benjamin Marra, El Maz, Brian McCarty, Chris McD, Jeff McMillan, Brandi Milne, Misha, Tony Mora, Scott Morse, Chris Nichols, Ciro Nieli, Kieth Nordzy, NVC (Dr. Bao and Spive), Kathie Olivas, Nathan Ota, Annie Owens, Daniel Peacock, Peekaboo, Vincent Perea, John Pham, Isaac Pierro, Dave Pressler, Steve Purcell, Jen Rarey, Lesley Reppeteaux, Lou Romano, Reuben Rude, Dan Santat, Scott Scheidly, SEEN, Jason Sho Green, Erik Siador, Greg Simkins, Amy Sol, Nathan Stapley, Stone, Shuji Suzuki, Gabe Swarr, Sean Szeles, Peter Taylor, Jeremy Tinder, Roland Tamayo, Rich Tuzon, Yosuke Ueno, Michelle Valigura, Joe Vaux, Amanda Visell, Paul Wall, Dave Wasson, Andrew Wilson, Rachel Wong, Johnny Yanok.
That’s just the tentative list, with more probably to come.
I’m most excited for James Jean, Jim Mahfood and Martin Cendreda. I have original sketches from both James Jean and Jim Mahfood, but I’ve only met Jim Mahfood. I would LOVE to meet James Jean. He is hands down one of the best illustrators in the world right now.
So if you’re in LA, and free on April 17th (though the show goes till may 12th), definitely go check this show out!