Thursday, December 20, 2012

"I Said an Arm AND a Leg"

A three color risograph print I did about some sacrifice is in Giant Robot's Printed Matter show. The reception is this Saturday. Hope to see you and your friends!

-James C.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Post-It Show Eight

This weekend is the Post-It 8 show opening at Giant Robot 2. So many great artists involved! These openings are always packed so if you're planning to buy some at $25 each, come early and write your name on the signup sheet. If you're not buying any, just come by after dinner, say hello to good looking peoples, look at art, ponder life, lurk around, and go home a better person.

I drew fireplaces this year. Below are a couple of them.

 -James Chong

Friday, August 24, 2012


Here's my 2-color silkscreen that is currently up at Synchronicity for Shangri-LA. Jesse Fillingham let me use his black paper just for kicks; it came out even cooler than the white paper.

-James C.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Shangri-LA show

 Hi everyone, I will be in this show this Friday. Fun artists. Hope to see you there.
-James C.

 Date: Friday, August 17
Place: Synchronicity

Reception: Friday, August 17  7 P.M.


curated by Mike Kelley

Krotona was founded in 1911 by the Theosophical Society as a Utopian community of universal inquiry. The original site in what is now the Hollywood Hills harbored a compound of eclectic architecture and acted as a refuge for unconventional religious, philosophical and creative culture in Southern California.

This largely forgotten experiment is but one of several in California that reflects the region as a haven for visionary culture that persists to this day. Shangri-LA investigates this legacy, the amnesia of progress and current notions of Utopia. The exhibition combines installation, art, presentations and sound by a current generation who thrive in the shadow of the pioneers of independent thought. Shangri-LA is on display from August 17 through September 1.

Astral Eyes
Gina Kelly
Jed McGowan

Josh Slater
Julie Murphy
Katherine Guillen
Lyndsey Lesh
Never Press

James Chong

Jesse Fillingham

Gabe Gonzales

Sumi Ink Club
Ron Regé

The following Saturday August 24, 7 -10pm
As part of the Shangri-LA exhibition Synchronicity presents a night of presentations, readings and musings by:

Jodi Wille

Maja D’Aoust

Paul Koudounaris

Ron Regé

In a collaborative experiment in synergy the presenters relate their areas of expertise to include notions of Utopia.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Exquisite Corpse Zine

Couple weeks ago, I finished this piece for an Exquisite Corpse Zine that my friend Cassia started up. You can see the whole project here. You need to read it backwards from the earliest post to the latest. There's some great artists involved.

Also, here's some music I've been working on with my brothers.

 -James Chong

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Eat Your Brain (Fatality)

This piece was up at "Game Over" show at GR2. I'll be updating more work soon. I've been sleeping on this blog/news section.

-James Chong

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hi friends, many apologies for the lack of updates. I have been busy with Never Press projects, reading, doing album art commissions, and writing some music of my own.

Here are some events Never Press will be a part of:

We'll be holding a workshop with Giant Robot. Big thanks to Eric for hosting this at the newly renovated GR2. Come draw and make some risograph prints with us.

We'll be at Shelf Life 2 at USC with all our zines.

Hope to see and meet you at both those events!

James Chong

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

It's Coming / It's here

I have these two pieces up at Giant Robot's "Year of the Dragon" show right now. Check them out before they come down on Feb 15th.

James Chong

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Brown Paper Bag

Today, Sara from Brwn Paper Bag featured Never Press. She wrote some nice things about the books including one I recently released called "Home". Take a look and show her some love at

-James C.


Size: 11" x 14"
3 layer silkscreen on paper
Edition of 25

This hand pulled silkscreen print will be in the Printed Matter Show 10 at GR2's new enlarged space. Come out this Saturday for the opening! I'm looking forward to seeing some of these artist's printed works. Click that link above for more info. Many thanks to the good ol folks at GR!

See you there!

-James Chong