Copro Gallery presents Mike Mignola’s Hellboy: 30th Anniversary Tribute group show

In tribute to the 30th anniversary of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy, the worldwide recognisable superhero character, curator Gary Deocampo has assembled a group exhibition with over 40 artists! Hosted within the incredible walls of Copro Gallery, each artists pays tribute to Hellboy through a selection of bespoke paintings, drawings, and sculptures. This show promises to be fun, dramatic, and bringing you all of the Hellboy you could wish for!

“Curating this show was a labor of love, not only for me and Copro Gallery, but for all the artists that joined us on this creative journey. The 30 year anniversary of Hellboy is not only a testament to the universe that was built and still thrives, but to Mike Mignola and his indelible impact on the industry and fans worldwide.

This show is a love letter to Hellboy and Mike for all the joy that he and Hellboy continue to gift the world.”

curator and artist, Gary Deocampo

Mike Mignola’s Hellboy 30th Anniversary Tribute group art show

Curated by Gary Deocampo
Poster art by Mab Graves

Copro Gallery

Bergamot Station Arts Complex, 2525 Michigan Ave, #T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404, United States

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 6, 2024 | 6:00p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: July 6 – July 27, 2024

NEW HOURS: Friday 11-7PM- Saturday 1-5PM – Sunday 11-6PM

Artist list:

Abby Belle, Alban Ficat, Allen Williams, Andrea Mutti, Anthony Carpenter, Ben Stenbeck, Brian Viveros, Chet Zar, Craig Rousseau, Dan Hipp, David Igo, David Mack, David Peterson, Dos Diablos, Doug William, Gabe Garcia, Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Gary Deocampo, Gris Grimly, Heidi Marie Smith, Jill Thompson, Jorge Gutierrez, Juan Gedeon, Kamila Mlynarczyk, Karikatura, Katsuya Terada, Kelly Olson, Kevin Hanna, Kirk Nelson, Kory Nelson, Luke Flowers, Lyndon Webb, Mab Graves, Mark Laszlo, Martin Darkside, Matt Smith, Mike Huddleston, Mitchell Bernal, Natalie Hall, Patrick Thai, Paul Komoda, Peter Santa Maria, Rachele Aragno, Rick Cortes, Ruben Martinez, Rustam Hasanov, Scott C., Stephen Oakley, Steven Russell Black, Tad Stone, Thom Fluharty, Thomas Perkins, Tomás Hijo, Travis Louie, Tristan Eaton, Vin Teng, Vincent Ghoste, Warwick JC, William Wray and more!

From Copro Gallery press release //

Hellboy is a fictional superhero created by writer-artist Mike Mignola. The character first appeared in San Diego Comic-Con Comics #2 (August 1993), and has since appeared in various eponymous miniseries, one-shots and intercompany crossovers.

The character has been adapted into three live-action feature films: two starring Ron Perlman in 2004 and 2008 in the title role, and one in 2019 as well as two animated films, plus three video games – Asylum Seeker, The Science of Evil, and as a playable character in Injustice 2.

A well-meaning half-Demon (or Cambion) whose true name is Anung Un Rama (“and upon his brow is set a crown of flame”), Hellboy was summoned from Hell to Earth as a baby by Nazi occultists (spawning his hatred for the Third Reich). He was discovered on a fictional Outer Hebrides Island by the Allied Forces; amongst them, Professor Trevor Bruttenholm, who formed the United States Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (B.P.R.D.). In time, Hellboy grew to be a large, red-skinned adult with a tail, horns (which he files off, leaving behind circular stumps on his forehead), cloven hooves for feet, and an oversized right hand made of stone (the “Right Hand of Doom”).

Thomas Hijo: Hellboy
Art by Gris Grimly
Artwork by Katsuya Terada

About Mike Mignola (from Superfan Promotions LLC) //

Mike Mignola’s fascination with ghosts and monsters began at an early age; reading Dracula at age twelve introduced him to Victorian literature and folklore, from which he has never recovered. Starting in 1982 as a bad inker for Marvel Comics, he swiftly evolved into a not-so-bad artist. By the late 1980s, he had begun to develop his own unique graphic style, with mainstream projects like Cosmic Odyssey and Batman:Gotham by Gaslight.

In 1994, he published the first Hellboy series through Dark Horse.There are thirteen Hellboy graphic novels (with more on the way), several spin-off titles (B.P.R.D., Lobster Johnson, Abe Sapien, and Sir Edward Grey: Witchfinder), prose books,animated films, and two live-action films starring Ron Perlman. Along the way he worked on Francis Ford Coppola’s film Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), was a production designer for Disney’s Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), and was the visual consultant to director Guillermo del Toro on Blade II (2002), Hellboy (2004), and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008). Mike’s books have earned numerous awards and are published in a great many countries. Mike lives in Southern California with his wife, daughter, and cat.

About the Gallery //

The gallery, located at Bergamot Arts, is divided into two exhibition spaces, sometimes featuring a single artist but often two or three. Large group exhibitions are also featured often in conjunction with outside curators. In following with its original mission, Copro Gallery participates in International Art Fairs and curates outside exhibits to help promote their artists.

Focusing on museum quality installations showcasing emerging artists, Copro Gallery also exhibits many established and master painters. Placing works in private collections throughout the world, Copro strives to assist collectors new and experienced in building the most exciting collections possible.

Artwork by Travis Louie

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About Author

Based in the UK, Natalia Joruk enjoys a life surrounded by art, nature, and curious trinkets. As Deputy Editor, she's worked closely with the Editor-in-Chief for over a decade, supporting with the design and growth of Beautiful Bizarre and the maintenance of the annual Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. Natalia also oversees sponsor partnerships for the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, and distribution of the magazine, so drop her an email if you know someone who would like to sponsor or stock! She also writes for both the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine website and print publication. One of her favourite perks is getting to know artists, gallery owners and their teams personally, so feel free to email her if there is anything she can help you with – or just to connect.

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