Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Summer Sale Is On!

Hey folks! It's time for a sale! Head on over to facebook to
A.Shay Hahn the mad craft shoppe to see what's there
here's a link, 
(Just cut and paste, something is obviously buggy here on blogspot)
there's lots of great work, you'll love it.
In comic news I'm adding to the dialogue to all of the books and tweaking colours here and
there and should be finished all three by the end of next week.
Then they're off to the printers and will be available for purchase in September.
A.Shay Hahn

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Comic Updates!

Hey there everyone just wanted to let you know the progress of the second issues.
 The Homeless G-Men #2 is completely coloured and most of the words have been added, I'll just be tweaking the dialogue, checking my spelling and making sure all of the jokes are as funny as can be.
Crypto Zombic #2- I still have to colour four or five pages of the issue and add the dialogue. The front cover needs tweaking and the back cover at the point of writing does not exist.
Battle Rally #2 (see picture above) I have five more pages to draw and then it will be time to colour and add dialogue to the whole books, both covers are done (and they're awesome) and I have to write the intro page still.
In sum. I am in a great place to have all three books finished and ready for proofing by the first week of July then they're off to the printers. The usual turn around time is seven weeks (including shipping) so I should have all three books in early September available for purchase.
If you want the books sent to you check me out here.

Also I will have announcements coming in the next couple of weeks about in store appearances, signings and conventions. so keep on checking in
A.Shay Hahn

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tuesday May, 26th 4-7pm meet the artist at Morgan's!

Come on out to Morgan's next Tuesday to hang with me from 4-7pm and have a drink see the paintings and try some wonderful food prepared by Chopped Canada Winner, Chef Anne Sorrenti
it would be great to see you!
A.Shay Hahn

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Now Hanging At Morgan's On the Danforth

A Bouquet of Thermals
30x30 inches, acrylic on canvas
Hey there East Enders, foodies, Torontonians, the occasional GTA'er I have paintings hanging at my favourite hang out on the Danforth - Morgans!
The paintings look great in the restaurant be sure to head in for some tasty micro brew pints or some of their great food on a menu designed by their excellent chef Anne Sorrenti who recently won Chopped Canada! 
Here's a link to their website to check out the menu
I'll be having a drop in opening some time in May when it gets a little warmer, probably on a Tuesday from 4-7ish so keep coming back here to find out more details
Cheers, bundle up!
A.Shay Hahn 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lots Of Comic News

Hey folks lots of news over on the Homeless G-Men blog, first up I had a great day (along with my great friend Matthew Ellis co-owner of Seven Crowns Tattoo) talking with Teddy Wilson from InnerSpace yesterday for a segment about the intersection of comics and tattooing. The segment will air on March 2nd at 6&11pm on Space.
Also due to it's popularity my show "Sweet Action" at Seven Crowns Tattoo (2499 Yonge Str. near Yonge and Eglinton)  has been extended until the end of April so lots of time to head up and see the show, get a great tattoo and buy some comics.
I'll be at the shop drawing and signing comics next Thursday so come on up and say hello, comics are also available at the Silver Snail and the Beguiling in Toronto.
I will also be at Toronto ComiCon in Artist's Alley the weekend of March 2--22nd at the Metro Convention Center.
whew! That's a lot of stuff!
My online shop isn't open just yet but you can email me at the address below if you want to order comics, 3 for $15.00 +  shipping
A.Shay Hahn

Monday, December 29, 2014

Where to Find Me In January

hey folks hope you're having a happy holiday season, if you've wondered where I've been or
what I've been doing since "Satellite Pacific" at the Cameron House head over to the Homeless G-Men blog (top right, just click it) and you can read all of the comic news.
I'll be posting a lot of drawings in the next month which will be shown at Seven Crowns Tattoo (Toronto) on Feb. 7th.
The three comics I created, the Homeless G-men, Battle Rally and Crypto Zombic will be arriving at my door soon and will be available for purchase in February or sooner once I get more storenvy site set up.
Work from Satellite Pacific (and other paintings) are still available for purchase, just contact me here if you're interested.
A.Shay Hahn

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Satellite Pacific at the Cameron House

The show is up and looking fine my friends. The wrinkles will come put of the drops once they've had a while to hang and I'm going to spritz them with warm water to finish it off and get them nice and flat.
Head on down whenever you like (they open at 4pm) and catch some live music at the best bar in the city.The closing reception is Sat. Nov. 29th from 4-7pm with music by Colonel Tom and the American Pour.
If you have any questions, inquiries or would like to make an appointment to meet up just let me know.
cheers, stay warm and set the clocks back
A.Shay Hahn

Friday, October 31, 2014

A Bouquet of Thermals
30x30 inches, acrylic on canvas
Everything is ready to be hung tomorrow at noon at the Cameron House, if you want
to come by for a first look the bar will be open after 3pm.
The Closing Reception is Saturday, November 29th from 4-7pm
it would be great to see you
have a Happy Hallowe'en
A.Shay Hahn

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Modern Lights

The Modern Lights
30x30 inches, acrylic on canvas
at the Cameron House
Show goes up Sat. Nov 1rst, Closing Reception - Sat. November 29th, 4-7pm
This piece to a very long time to get to a place where I was happy with it, there are hundreds of buried brushstrokes in this one that you may not even see up close. It's among my favourites of the piece for the show. I hope that folks like statement paintings in their home this is a bold one.
A.Shay Hahn

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Satellite Pacific, New Paintings at the Cameron House. Nov. 2014

In the Sky Above A Northern Town
30x30 inches, acrylic on canvas
The paintings are finished, varnished and ready to be hung at the Cameron House. The show goes up on Saturday, Nov. 1rst if you are interested in purchasing a piece in advance come then. The Closing Reception is Saturday, November 29th from 4-7pm. I'm excited and nervous about this show, very curious to hear the response to the work.
more to come.
A.Shay Hahn

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Everything I Have In The Studio (Part Two)

I've added more pictures to the album over on my fb page, just follow the
link to see what's there. Still working on my large abstracts for my annual Cameron House show
in November, photos of the finished pieces will be posted next week.
enjoy your weekend
A.S Hahn

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Everything that I have in the studio (part one)

16x20 inches, acrylic on canvas
I'll start this post by throwing up one of the oldest paintings that I still have, this is from 1996 and I thought for a long time that I would never want to sell it. I would sometimes hang it in shows and price it at four times the value of the highest priced painting in the exhibition.
I have almost finished compiling an album of every painting that I currently have available for sale in the studio, if you are on facebook you can click the link below and go to the album, I will be finishing shooting the rest of the work over the next couple of days and will notify blogland when that happens.
A.Shay Hahn

Saturday, October 18, 2014

New Shapes, Late night gesture

That is a picture of Double standing on a pile of bricks in our yard, uploaded by mistake but hey, he's the most photogenic dog I've ever met, so have a look.
Stayed up very late a couple of nights ago blocking in two more piece for the Cameron House, I would like to have a dozen to choose from - I'll have finished fourteen but I know they won't all make the cut to be hung. Right before bed I started slashing around some shapes to music and got to this point, I really like the foundation for this piece, we'll see what happens.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Details from Abstracts

Here are some detail shots of the abstract pieces, the show is called, "Satellite Pacific" and will be hung at the Cameron House on the first of November, the closing reception will be either the 22nd or 29th from 4-7pm with music by Colonel Tom Parker and the American Pour.
It has been a surprise from Day One working on these pieces and continues to be a surprise as I  approach the hang date, when I decided to create some abstract work I had no idea what colour palette I would use or what form the paintings would take, it has been a constant series of revelations, discoveries and setbacks, seven of the pieces have really come together and look great, five are unfinished but are now "telling me what to do" to finish them and two are still kind of confusing to me.
A.Shay Hahn

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Abstract Paintings, Process, Preambles

(all the above shots are process pieces not finished paintings)
I've been back in the studio finishing the series of abstracts that I began seven months ago. It does feel a little strange coming back to work on the pieces after a break but on the other hand some of the exploratory work I'm doing with them (using different brushes, colours etc) got my really excited to start moving the mud around.
These are for my yearly show at the Cameron House, there will be a closing party instead of an opening (only due to scheduling) and the work will be hung on the First of November, there's already a huge interest in two or three of the pieces which is nice coming into, specifically because this is my first show of abstracts and also this will be my first show in a long while where the work is priced high. Usually I show a lot of smaller works, I have always been a fan of small works but this time I really wanted the pieces to dominate with small numbers and big sizes. Each piece is 30x30 inches which is very large for me, I have done work this size in the past and felt comfortable with the 30x30 size but have never done a whole show of work in this format.
I am enjoying exploring my relation to colour for this show, I've always loved blue but I had no idea how much, this will become more apparent as more photos are posted over the next couple of weeks, it's an interesting process and best expressed in the process shots. which I'll try to post every two days or so.
Back down to the studio, have an excellent Thanksgiving weekend
A.Shay Hahn

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Oh man this sale is crazy

Twenty Character Actors, Twenty Novelty Items, Bicycle #2,
The Drums, Bicycle #4m, Bicycle #3
each piece 20x20inches, acrylic on canvas
$200.00 each
Oh man (like it says in the title) the Sale just keeps rolling out the treasures, printing comics is expensive and their is some work here that I do not want to part with at these prices but work is work and comics is comics
A.Shay Hahn

Summer Sale continues

Water Tower I, II and III 20x24 inches, acrylic on canvas $200.00 each
Here are three more pieces added to the Summer Sale, shipping will be extra but we all knew that and we all hate shipping rates.
I'll be posting more later today, lots of drawing today on the Homeless G-Men comic, hope to have the last four pages plotted today and get started on the inking.
A.Shay Hahn

Monday, July 07, 2014

Summer Sale! (First post in a series)

Positive Propaganda Series
each piece is 16x20 inches, acrylic on canvas
$150.00 each
In order to pay for the printing of my first graphic novel I'm having a Summer Sale! Reduced prices on some of you favourite paintings. Buy art and help make art!
Shipping will be extra of course (man shipping is a pain!)
hope all is well,
A.Shay Hahn

Friday, June 20, 2014

Where have you been?

Hey there everyone, if you head over the Homeless G-Men blog you can check in on what I've been up to. Apologies for not blogging in over a month but once you get to the other blog I'm sure you'll understand. But while you're here why not take a trip and scroll down the site to check out some posts that you may have missed.
all the best,
A.Shay Hahn

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Homeless G-Men Until the End of May

The show is up at the Press Club (850 Dundas West) until the end of May and work is selling steadily is your favourite drawing still there? Better head down and pick it up before its gone. All proceeds go to the printing of the Homeless G-Men graphic novel which will be finished one year from now and ready to be read. The writing/plotting/drawing and inking is coming along I have about twenty almost finished pages so far. It's a lot of work and a lot of fun.
A.Shay Hahn

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

New Promos at the Cameron House

Just an update that I have new promo materials at the Cameron House (pictured above) some beautiful postcards that I dropped off yesterday. I meant to do this about a year ago when I finished the mural but somehow never got around to it. So here they are they also have my twitter handle on them so you can follow me there and find out as soon as new posts come up at my many blogs.
The promo features one of the figures from the mural at the Cameron one of my semi-famous Deep Sea Divers and a line of fun faces.
A.Shay Hahn

Press Club Takeover

Hey there everyone the dedicated wall is back at the Press Club (see top photo) all work hanging there is $120.00 each and it's fine to pay the staff and take the work home with you. The Homeless G-Men drawings are still up as well and they are there until the end of the month, each original drawing is framed and $25.00 a piece. All proceeds go toward the printing of my first graphic novel The Homeless G-Men.
Hope all is well, drawing like a maniac here in the studio, your support is appreciated.
A.Shay Hahn

Friday, April 04, 2014

Homeless G-Men at the Press Club

The show is up and looking fine, to truly get the Sardi's effect I probably would have to double the amount of drawings hanging in the Press Club. The show looks great, work is selling and you can see it for the whole month of April at 850 Dundas West.
Many thanks to Ron Leary for playing and to everyone who came out to hang and look at the work.
The Homeless G-Men comic will debut in May 2015, I'll keep you posted of the progress as the work is written, drawn and coloured.
A.Shay Hahn

Monday, March 31, 2014

Gull City Grid

Here are twenty four citizens of Gull City who will be hung "Sardi's style" at the Press Club (850 Dundas West) tomorrow. There will be a small, "Meet the Artist" (me) on Thursday, April 3rd from 7-9pm and the Ron Leary Sextet plays after that, he may have an opening act I'm not sure.
Today is a day of rest, I have cards printed, some advanced promo cards that I'm taking over to the Press Club tonight and some more promoting to do online but I've got to take it easy today.
 This show came together so quickly my head is spinning.
I had been working on these drawing for a couple months with the intention of eventually scanning them into the computer and use them to learn the inking program on Manga Studio 5. I was offered the month at the Press Club and realized that it would be a great venue to transform completely and give it an old Hollywood looking vibe so I began inking and drawing everyday. There are at least twelve completed sketches that didn't make the cut and almost twenty that only made it to the penciling stage and then were abandoned so I believe I have just over forty completed drawings, we'll see how many I get up on the walls.
All drawings are original (no prints), framed and are $25.00 each with all the proceeds going to the printing costs of my first comic, "The Homeless G-Men" so come on by and have a look on Tuesday if you can't make it on Thursday or drop by sometime this month.
all the best, the sun is out
A.Shay Hahn