Inside the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC, Part 2

October 6, 2019 at 10:00 am | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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Spray-painted sign advertising the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC on the pavement

October 4 and 5 were important days for Konami and Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC. That’s because the exhibition welcomed two awesome sets of guests on these two days to sign autographs for fans.

Sign showing the autograph schedule at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

On the evening of Friday, October 4, the artists behind some of the most popular pieces from the art show arrived at the gallery. A few fans had come two hours early just to see them.

Dan Mumford is the creator of It’s time to duel., whose limited edition screen print from the Los Angeles show was the first to completely sell out. In New York, three variations of this hot piece are on display.

All three variations of It's time to duel. by Dan Mumford at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

It's time to duel. variant by Dan Mumford at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
It’s time to duel. variant by Dan Mumford
Screen print
18 x 24 inches
Open edition
$45.00 unframed
$400.00 framed

It's time to duel. film print in lightbox by Dan Mumford at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
It’s time to duel. by Dan Mumford
Film print in lightbox
48 x 36 inches
Limited edition print available. Please see front desk.

It's time to duel. by Dan Mumford at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
It’s time to duel. by Dan Mumford
Screen print
18 x 24 inches
Numbered edition 1/100
$800.00 framed

Konami commissioned Mumford to make a second piece, which debuted at this New York show.

Behold, The Legendary Gods. by Dan Mumford at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
Behold, The Legendary Gods. by Dan Mumford
Screen print
18 x 24 inches
$60.00 unframed numbered edition of 150
$800.00 framed numbered edition 1/150

Low angle shot of Behold, The Legendary Gods. by Dan Mumford at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Dan Mumford is a freelance illustrator based in London, England. His portfolio includes poster work for Avengers: Infinity War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Among his numerous clients are CBS, Disney, Sony, and Wizards of the Coast.

Dan Mumford smiling during his signing at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Dan Mumford signing an autograph at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Anthony Petrie is the artist behind Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, whose limited edition screen print from the Los Angeles show also sold out. Both his original creation and the variant are on display in New York.

Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon by Anthony Petrie at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon by Anthony Petrie
Screen print
18 x 24 inches
Numbered edition 1/100
$800.00 framed

Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon variant by Anthony Petrie at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon variant by Anthony Petrie
Screen print
18 x 24 inches
Open edition
$45.00 unframed
$400.00 framed

Anthony Petrie is a poster artist and designer based in Los Angeles who has created poster work for Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse, Black Panther, and The Hulk. He has collaborated with production companies such as Bad Robot, CBS, Fox, Paramount, and Sony.

Anthony Petrie smiling during his signing at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Anthony Petrie signing an autograph at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

While the artists’ signing event was a big undertaking in and of itself, the voice actors’ signings on Saturday, October 5, were tremendously, overwhelmingly popular.

When the gallery’s doors opened yesterday at 11 a.m., many people had already arrived to line up. By around 12:30 p.m., the gallery had reached its maximum occupancy and the line began spilling outside.

Many people lined up inside the gallery for the voice actors' signing event at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Another view of the inside of the gallery showing the many people lined up for the voice actors' signing event at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Yet another view of the inside of the gallery showing the people lined up for the voice actors' signing event at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

The front of the voice actors' signing event line outside at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Soon, the line turned into this…

The massively long line for the voice actors' signing event at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

And this was only about half of the people that eventually showed up!

Dan Green (Yugi Muto, Tetsu Trudge) and Erica Schroeder (second Mai Valentine, Dark Magician Girl, Akiza Izinski) were the first voice actors to arrive, at 2:00 p.m.

Erica Schroeder and Dan Green smiling and chatting with fans at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
Erica Schroeder (left) and Dan Green

Erica Schroeder and Dan Green signing autographs at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Their autograph session was supposed to end at 3:00 p.m., but by then, the line outside was still about the same length as the line in the photo above because more and more fans had arrived. Dan and Erica stayed as long as they could to accommodate as many people as possible.

Darren Dunstan (Maximillion Pegasus, Jean Michel Roget) and Jake Paque (Dumon, Playmaker) arrived shortly before 3:00 p.m. and began their signings.

Darren Dunstan and Jake Paque chatting with fans at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC
Darren Dunstan (left) and Jake Paque

Darren Dunstan and Jake Paque signing autographs at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

The gallery remained at full capacity the entire afternoon and into the evening as the guests continued to sign. New visitors were only let in as previous visitors left.

A few other voice actors also visited the art show on their own time. Sam Black (Battle Beast, Kolter), Emily Cramer (Skye Zaizen), and Barrett Leddy (Akira Zaizen) have all been spotted checking out the art at the gallery.

Today, October 6, is the final day of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC. The exhibition will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At this New York show, all of the art is up for sale, so today is the final opportunity to see all of these works together. Once a piece is sold, it will probably become a part of someone’s private collection — gone from public view to forever be cherished by the buyer. And yes, some of the pieces have already been sold!

More photos to come…

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Next:
Inside the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC, Part 3

Previously:
Inside the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC, Part 1

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  1. Thanks for the coverage of this event! It’s cool to see how they added even more to the New York art show compared to the Los Angeles one (though I won’t deny I’m jealous that the NY one had more to experience!). Having artist and voice actor autographs was a good idea, and it’s heartwarming that the guests tried to accommodate as many fans as they could. Also, love those two papercut art fixtures (I think they’re of Battle Ox and Celtic Guardian?)! I don’t think they were at the LA one — they’re so adorable!

  2. It was a wonderful show. The location of the gallery was really good too. I’ll have another write-up soon that looks at all of the new art not at the Los Angeles show (including that Battle Ox and Celtic Guardian). Thanks as always for reading and commenting!


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