Limited Paper NYCC 2012: Spoke Art Will Unleash BAD DADS 3, A Massive New Line of Posters Based on the Films of Wes Anderson

     October 9, 2012

On October 11th, the New York Comic-Con kicks off in—you guessed it—New York, and with it comes a number of new releases from some of our favorite artists and galleries.  Spoke Art, for instance, has laid claim to their very own booth, and they’ll be unleashing the third installment of their long-running, Wes Anderson-themed Bad Dads series at the Con, with new posters from Dave Perillo, Josh Budich, Randy Ortiz, and a ton of other artists.

Wanna see some of those posters and find out who you’ll be able to meet at the Spoke Art booth at NYCC this week?  Meet me after the jump, folks.

This week, New York will kick off its own Comic-Con (NYCC, though couldn’t it also be NYCCC?) with a parade of movie stars, geek-tastic panel discussions, and celebrity autograph signings, but Limited Paper’s not interested in any of that:  far as we’re concerned, the real draw of NYCC is the wave of new posters being unveiled between the 11th and the 14th.  New stuff from some of our favorite artists and galleries will be up for grabs during that time, and—from what we’ve seen—we’re guessing that the third installment of Spoke Art’s Bad Dads series will end up being amongst the most in-demand of those releases.

Earlier this week, Limited Paper talked to Spoke Art about their presence at NYCC, and it sounds like they’re determined to keep their fans engaged.  Says Ken Harman, Spoke Art’s resident asskicker-in-chief:

Spoke Art is proud to announce the third installment in our ongoing annual art show, “Bad Dads: an art show inspired by the films of Wes Anderson.”  For 2012 we’re taking the show bicoastal with a partial print debut at the New York Comic Con this weekend, followed by the full show later this month at our San Francisco gallery space.

For the New York Comic Con, I’m proud to announce that every print (except Max Dalton’s) will feature an artist signing at our booth, plus, most of the prints we’ll be releasing will be con-exclusive items and available only at the New York Comic Con. Spoke Art can be found at booth #3233.

Pretty cool, right?  Spoke Art was also cool enough to send along a slew of new images from Bad Dads 3, all of which can be seen below.  Check those out, and then meet up with me on the other side to find out some other pertinent info about Spoke Art’s NYCC-based shenanigans:

  • Moonrise Kingdom by Adam Juresko
  • Giclee print with archival inks
  • Regular edition of 50
  • Juresko will appear during the drop to sign prints at the Spoke Art booth


  • Khaki Scouts by Dave Perillo
  • 18×24”
  • 5-color screenprint
  • Regular edition of 100
  • Perillo will appear during the drop to sign prints at the Spoke Art booth
  • Look for an extremely limited edition wood variant of this piece later in the month


  • Zissou Morning Cereal Series by Isaac Bidwell
  • Set of four 6×9” digital prints
  • $20 Regular edition of 50 (per set)
  • Bidwell will appear during the drop to sign prints at the Spoke Art booth


  • The Royal Tenenbaums by Josh Budich
  • 18×24”
  • 3-color screenprint
  • Regular Edition of 100
  • Variant GID Edition of 30 (NYCC Exclusive)
  • Budich will appear during the drop to sign prints at the Spoke Art booth

  • Wes Anderson’s Happy Families Playing Cards by Max Dalton
  • 18×24”
  • Giclee print, archival inks
  • Regular hand-numbered edition of 50 (NYCC Exclusive)
  • Look for an actual set of these playing cards to debut via Spoke Art “very soon”


  • Fantastic Mr. Fox by Michael DePippo
  • 24×18”
  • Screenprint
  • Variant edition of 50 (NYCC Exclusive)
  • Regular edition to be released via Spoke Art will also be available
  • DePippo will appear during the drop and sign prints at the Spoke Art booth


  • The Life Aquatic by Randy Ortiz
  • 12×16”
  • Giclee print, archival inks
  • Edition of 50
  • Ortiz will appear during the drop to sign prints at the Spoke Art booth
  • Offered in a matching-number set (with Ortiz’ Fantastic Mr. Fox and Royan Tenenbaums posters) as a NYCC Exclusive
  • Look for an 18×24” screenprint edition via Spoke Art later in the month


  • What Kind of Bird Are You? by Tatiana Suarez
  • Giclee print, archival inks
  • Edition of 30
  • Suarez will appear during the drop to sign prints at the Spoke Art booth
  • Every print in the edition is hand-finished by the artist with paint in its own unique way


  • Sweet Lime by Tim Doyle
  • 18×24”
  • Screenprint edition of 100
  • Doyle will appear during the drop to sign prints at the Spoke Art booth


  • Worst. Print. Ever. By Tim Doyle
  • 16×20”
  • Regular Edition of 200 (NYCC Exclusive)
  • Variant Edition of 60 (NYCC Exclusive)
  • Print is a precursor to Doyle’s upcoming “Unreal Estate 2” show, opening February 2013 via Spoke Art


Phew.  That’s a whole bunch of prints, no?  And so many artist signings!  Spoke Art’s clearly not effing around here.  Well, if you’re going to be at NYCC later this week, we strongly suggest that you swing by booth number 3233 throughout the week.  If such a laissez-faire attitude towards print-buying doesn’t cut it for you (and it probably doesn’t), you’ll need to head on over to Twitter and get signed up to receive Tweets from Spoke Art directly (they’re @Spoke_Art, if you’re not already following them).  They’ll be announcing specific drop times throughout Comic-Con starting on October 11th, and through the 14th.

Stay tuned for more from NYCC 2012, folks!  Spoke Art won’t be the only game in town later this week: and we have reason to believe that Mondo will be releasing some pretty badass stuff of their own, and we’ll have pictures, info, and more for you about those prints just as soon as the announcements come in!  We’re also going to be announcing our next big contest/giveaway, and—trust me—you’re not going to want to miss that.  Nor will you want to miss our exclusive coverage from Mondo’s October 19th Universal Monsters-themed gallery show, or the “Universal Monsters Tattooapalooza” happening the day before (that event’s sponsored by Limited Paper and Shaman Body Mods of Austin, by the way).  It’s a busy month, indeed, so keep your eyes trained to the Limited Paper homepage for future updates.

As always, if you’re an artist or gallery with artwork you’d like to see featured on Limited Paper (or if you’re just some lucky bastard who happened to overhear a bit of poster-related gossip while standing in the bushes outside Martin Ansin’s house) we wanna hear from you!  Email Limited Paper directly at, and be sure that you’re following us on Twitter via @LimitedPaper for ongoing commentary, news updates, giveaways, and more!

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