Sunday, September 29, 2013

Stephen Holman's LIFE WITH LOOPY exhibition at the HIVE GALLERY

Attention Stop-Motion Animation, 90s Nickelodeon and StephenHolmanArt fans!

Back in the Golden Age of Nickelodeon TV there once ran a show called KABLAM! and on that show was a surreal, stop-motion animation series called LIFE WITH LOOPY(which I created, directed, wrote and designed).  Loopy ran for 4 seasons (1996-2000), and was a much-loved example of 90s cool, freaky, kids tv culture.

This Saturday October 5th (8pm - 11pm) the Hive Gallery will be celebrating all that is Loopy with an exhibition devoted to the series! Cool stuff on display (and in many cases on sale) will include original pre-production drawings from the show, photographs from the production, episode screenings, a new original LOOPY PAINTING created especially for the exhibit, (plus a VERY LIMITED, SIGNED GICLEE PRINT - see below). PLUS on Opening Night and Artwalk night ONLY, Loopy animation director JOSEPHINE HUANG and I will be bringing in the original STOP-MOTION PUPPETS from the series to show in person.

(And if that's still not cool enough for ya, the Loopy extravaganza is just part of a whole RAY HARRYHAUSEN-themed show at the Hive this month featuring artists inspired by the stop-motion animation legend whose Jason and the Argonauts movie was the reason I got into stop-mo in the first place.)

Hope to see you all (especially any of you who may have worked on the show!) this Saturday 8-11pm or on Downtown Artwalk night the following Thursday! 

Hive Gallery 729, S.Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90014 

"LIFE WITH LOOPY" signed, limited Giclee print. Edition of 30. Printed on thick Hahnemuhle paper 14" x 11".  On sale at the show, priced $40. 


"ENDYMION"  20" diameter, acrylic on canvas. The first in a series of Greek Myth paintings. Rather pleased with this one. Please contact me if you wish to purchase. It will be on display at my Hive Gallery salon this Saturday and next Thursday on art walk night.


"THE MOUSE JUGGLER", my latest limited edition print is now available. There will only be FIFTY prints made of this image - all signed and numbered - and once they are sold, the run will be discontinued. The print paper size is 17" x 22", with white borders around the central image.  NB The original painting is now sold and will be exhibited in Taipei later this year.

COST: $80 unframed (inc. p&p)
             $120 framed (only available at my Hive Gallery shop - please order in advance)

Orders can be made via PAYPAL by using this email address - or in person at my Hive Gallery Salon (but please contact me ahead of time if you choose the latter option). This print is not presently available on my website.

lotsa love!!
Stephen Holman

Friday, September 20, 2013

My "AlphaOmegaSin" Fan Art

   My "AlphaOmegaSin" Fan Art. This dude is my favorite youtuber , if your a video game nerd check it out. His show kicks you in the heart and balls, in a good way.
Crazy ass nerdy metalhead talking to his camera about any random ass thing that happens to pop into his head. From Video Games, to Comic Books, to Anime, to Horror related shit etc etc Basically whatever the hell seems like a neat ass idea to chat about.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Recent Random Doodles


This guy is my pal Ben Hunter.

I drew this when i was drawing at Ben Hunters house.

I drew this when i was waiting to talk to the proh at college. These kids are not bast on anything or anyone i know.

This one drawing is my good friend Stephanie Delazeri. I don't think she liked it when i showed it to her.


Friday, September 6, 2013


     Two days ago i was going to the book store next to my college. I look around for ten minutes, then i Bruce Timm hunting for books too. You look alot like Bruce Timm, i said. I am him, he said back to me. I did not believe, i thougt it was a joke. Then in my mind i got starstruck.
      He was really nice and listen my questions and comments. I told him me and my friends what you. "Under the red hood" is my favorite Batman movie, i said to him. Also i ask him, what do you think of , Bryan Cranston maybe being cast as the next Lex Luthor in the upcomming Batman/Superman movie. He said, sure Bryan Cranston is a great actor.
        I was calling him Mr.Timm, thats how much i respect him. Sadly my phone's battery was dead, so no fan photo, but i still got Mr.Timm's autograph on my sketchbook. Though i  regret not showing him my Joker goon and Batman doodle. As a animator artist, i really hope i could be great story teller like him.

In case you don't know who he is.

Bruce Timm

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Bruce Timm
BornBruce Walter Timm
(1961-02-08) February 8, 1961 (age 52)
Area(s)Artist, Animator, Writer, Producer
Notable worksBatman: The Animated Series
Superman: The Animated Series
Batman Beyond
Justice League
Justice League Unlimited
Green Lantern: The Animated Series
Bruce Walter Timm (born on February 8, 1961) is an American character designer, animator and producer. He is also a writer and artist working in comics, and is known for his contributions building the modern DC Comics animated franchise, the DC animated universe.

Career[edit source | editbeta]

Animation[edit source | editbeta]

Timm's early career in animation was varied; he started at Filmation, working on the layout of Blackstar, Flash Gordon, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and its spin-off She-Ra: Princess of Power, and The Lone Ranger (Timm also did background work on G.I. Joe). He also worked for numerous other employers, including Ralph Bakshi, Don Bluth Productions, and attempted to find work at Marvel Comics and DC Comics, but without luck. In 1989, Timm joined Warner Bros. At Warner, Timm worked on Tiny Toon Adventures.
Bruce Timm and company make a cameo appearance in "Holiday Knights", an episode of The New Batman Adventures. From left: Timm, Glen Murakami, Shane Glines - and Paul Dini as the bartender.
However, Timm is best known for his subsequent work on the animated series based on various DC Comics superheroes, popularly referred to as the "DCAU" (DC animated universe). Along with his Tiny Toons partner Eric Radomski, Timm co-created and produced Batman: The Animated Series, which premiered on September 5, 1992, and went on to co-create and produce Superman: The Animated Series (premiered in September 1996), The New Batman Adventures (premiered in September 1997), and Batman Beyond (premiered in January 1999) and Static Shock which premiered at 2000. He also served as producer on the feature-length Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker before taking the helm as creator and producer of the animated version of Justice League, which debuted in November 2001. This series continued in the form of Justice League Unlimited. Timm actually had very little to do with the production of the Teen Titans animated series, though because of a mistake in the first season end credits he is often mistaken for an executive producer. Timm was also the producer and co-director of the direct-to-video Superman Doomsday.
Although he shared character designer duties on Superman: The Animated Series and Justice League with James Tucker, Timm did virtually all the original character designs for Batman: The Animated Series himself (with the exceptions of Mr. Freeze and the Riddler, who were designed by Mike Mignola and the characters Man Bat and the Mad Hatter, who were designed by Kevin Nowlan).
DC universe animated series, including Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Batman Beyond, and other DC-set works associated with Timm (and his collaborators') art styles are often referred to by fans as "The Timmverse" of DC comics, relating to those series' distillation of popular storylines from the comic book versions or the outright introduction of new characters or relationships (such as Harley Quinn, alterations to The Question's personality and background, or Batman and Wonder Woman's romantic fling).
His 2008 project Batman: Gotham Knight is a departure from the "Timmverse" style, with Timm in a producer role collaborating with Japanese animators on a direct-to-DVD anthology that takes place between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
Timm brought the Justice league to life from 2003-2005
In 2013, following the release of the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (film) animated feature, Bruce Timm stepped down as DC animation supervising producer, James Tucker was named as his replacement. Though Timm still works at Warner Brothers, he will no longer be producing DC Universe Original Animated Movies. [1]

Acting[edit source | editbeta]

Though Timm does not usually work as an actor, he has played several characters in the animated series he has been involved in. His cameos include the episode of Batman: The Animated Series "Beware the Gray Ghost", playing the toy shop owner, as himself in the episode of The New Batman Adventures, "Holiday Knights", and also as the leader of the Jokerz gang in Batman Beyond, which he joked he did under duress and also joked was "Emmy Award-winning material". More recently, he appeared in an animated form in Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Legends of the Dark Mite" in a comic book convention parody scene, where he was wearing Joker's costume, along with Paul Dini wearing Harley Quinn's costume. Prior to that he was animated in The Batman, appearing as a mental patient in Arkham. He has also played a guard in the direct-to-video animated film Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.
Timm made a cameo appearance in the 2009 film Green Lantern: First Flight as Bug Boy, and played The Riddler in the 2010 film Batman: Under the Red Hood.

Comics[edit source | editbeta]

Harley Quinn (concept by Paul Dini) illustrated by Timm.
While Timm is known primarily for his work in animation, his first ambition was to become a comic-book artist. Although this dream did not materialize, leading him to a life in animation, Timm nevertheless produced several one-shots and miniseries, mostly for DC Comics. In the 1980s, he made some mini-comics for Masters Of The Universe.
In 1994, Timm and writer Paul Dini won the Eisner Award for Best Single Story for Batman Adventures: Mad Love. Timm won the same prize the next year as well, for Batman Adventures Holiday Special, (a one-shot with several Christmas-themed stories) with Dini, Ronnie del Carmen and others. Later, Timm was involved with Batman Adventures and has also worked on Avengers and Vampirella. He is also a popular cover and pin-up artist.
In 2000, he did the art for an issue of DC's Vertigo imprint horror title, Flinch.
Bruce Timm co-created Harley Quinn (with Paul Dini), working from Dini's original design. Harley's popularity on television led to her inclusion in the mainstream DC Universe. In 2004, Timm and Dini (assisted by Shane Glines as inker) released a three-issue Harley and Ivy miniseries, which was in the works for years.
Timm also drew the 1999 Avengers 1½ special for Marvel Comics, written by Roger Stern.
In 2005, Timm contributed artwork for two comics. One was a short story in Conan #18, titled "Conan's Favorite Joke". The other was a Black Canary short story in Birds of Prey #86.
In 2008, he provided the art work for a short two-page Harley Quinn origin story for Paul Dini's countdown.
Timm was featured in "Conan Gets Animated", a skit in the December 9, 2010 episode of the TBS late night talk show Conan, in which host Conan O'Brien enlisted his help in designing a new superhero, based on O'Brien's specifications. The superhero, who was designed to resemble O'Brien, included a typically muscular superhero body and costume with chest insignia, as well as idiosyncrasies such as an oven mitt, a jai alai glove, golf shoes, sock garters and fishnet stockings.[2] One month later, O'Brien aired a clip on his show in which the character, named "The Flaming C", appears in Young Justice.[3]
In the summer of 2013, Tim provided the cover artwork for Adventures of Superman #4.[4]