Konami Wants to Know: Which Yu-Gi-Oh! Funko Pop! Do You Want Next?

August 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 3 Comments
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Yami Yugi Funko Pop! figure asking who you will vote for

Konami wants to grow the Yu-Gi-Oh! Funko Pop! family and is asking for your help. The company set up a poll today on Facebook with a selection of characters and monsters that could join the line next:

  • Yugi Muto
  • Joey Wheeler
  • Pegasus
  • Marik
  • Red-Eyes B. Dragon
  • Summoned Skull
  • Kuriboh
  • Black Luster Soldier
  • Slifer the Sky Dragon
  • Exodia the Forbidden One
  • Harpie’s Pet Dragon
  • Mai Valentine

Are your favorites not on the list? Don’t let that stop you from submitting a write-in vote. Future releases “are not guaranteed specific to this poll,” reads the poll’s fine print.

Gallery1988 Adds Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show Variant Screen Prints

July 24, 2019 at 8:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Did you miss out on buying the most popular limited edition Yu-Gi-Oh! screen prints from the art show? Gallery1988 and Konami have your back, revealing some open edition variants for sale today. The variants are the same size as the originals, but feature different color schemes, are unnumbered, and have a lower price.

Variant screen print of Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon by Anthony Petrie from the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon variant by Anthony Petrie
18 x 24 inches
Screen print
Open edition
$45.00

Variant screen print of It's time to duel. by Dan Mumford from the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
It’s time to duel. variant by Dan Mumford
18 x 24 inches
Screen print
Open edition
$45.00

Do note that these prints won’t ship until September 2019.

Like the originals, these are available to customers worldwide, excluding most of Asia.

Dan Green, Eric Stuart Face Off in Live Duel at Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2019

July 24, 2019 at 6:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yugi and Kaiba facing off with an overhead view of Kaiba's Duelist Coliseum in the background in Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 129

Yu-Gi-Oh! voice actors Dan Green (Yugi) and Eric Stuart (Kaiba) will be traveling across the pond to face off at this year’s Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship in Berlin, Germany. The actors will take part in a live duel on Sunday, August 11, adding another chapter to the story of the eternal rivals.

After suffering a scathing defeat at 2016’s World Championship, will Kaiba tap into a new power to launch a comeback? Or will Yugi, with his trust in the heart of the cards, remain the King of Games? What new cards will we see supporting their signature decks? Don’t miss this duel!

The Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2019 will take place on August 10 and 11 in Berlin, but is open to the public only on August 11. Fans who want to attend must reserve tickets in advance.

Konami will be live streaming all the action on both days on Twitch and YouTube. The opening ceremony is scheduled for August 11 at 8:00 a.m. ET/5:00 a.m. PT and will be followed by the live duel.

Fanattik Scores Yu-Gi-Oh! Collectibles Deal for Europe

July 23, 2019 at 8:00 am | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yu-Gi-Oh! game flip coin by Fanattik

Fanattik, a producer of collectibles and gifts based in England, has landed a deal with Konami Cross Media NY to create a line of Yu-Gi-Oh! merchandise for the European market. Fanattik plans to have a variety of Yu-Gi-Oh! coins, jewelry, key chains, and pin badges out by Q4 of this year. Its products will be available throughout Europe via mail-order, online, and brick-and-mortar retailers.

The company’s first item is a Yu-Gi-Oh! game flip coin, pictured above, which drops on September 1. The 1.5-inch-diameter coin is embossed with Yugi on one side and the “It’s Time to Duel” and Yu-Gi-Oh! logos on the other side.

Keep an eye on Fanattik’s Yu-Gi-Oh! page in the coming months as the company adds more products.

Inside Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show, Part 4

July 22, 2019 at 6:00 am | Posted in Japanese, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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A tease of Kazuki Takahashi's Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show pieces included in this post

Even though Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi didn’t attend the opening of Gallery1988‘s Yu-Gi-Oh! art show himself, he nevertheless made his presence felt by leaving a special message for visitors along with a stunning set of never-before-seen artwork.

At the center of the exhibition was an acrylic display that featured a quote from Takahashi and a brief history of Yu-Gi-Oh!. The display also spotlighted Takahashi’s recent illustrations of Yugi and Kaiba from V Jump and his upgraded versions of Magician of Black Chaos and Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, coming soon to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.

Kazuki Takahashi's message and art display at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Kazuki Takahashi's V Jump Yami Yugi illustration at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Kazuki Takahashi's illustration of Magician of Black Chaos MAX at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Takahashi’s message reads:

For the past 20 years since the creation of Yu-Gi-Oh!, I have been given the opportunity to interact with fans worldwide via manga, anime, and card games. Now, I am delighted to hold this Yu-Gi-Oh! art exhibit.

When creating new works, my focus is to design a universe in which story, characters, and monsters interact with each other.

Since Yu-Gi-Oh! spans a wide variety of mediums, many creative people work together to create a world filled with countless characters and monsters — in which to draw inspiration for new artwork.

In this exhibit, I am excited to see how these talented artists depict their own views of the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe.

From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank you for visiting the Yu-Gi-Oh! art exhibition today.

Kazuki Takahashi's V Jump illustration of Seto Kaiba at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Kazuki Takahashi's illustration of Blue-Eyes Alternative Ultimate Dragon at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

The paragraphs detailing the history of Yu-Gi-Oh! describe its origins as manga to its prominence today as a global hit:

Kazuki Takahashi created and serialized the manga “Yu-Gi-Oh!” in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1996 to 2004. Through these eight years, Yu-Gi-Oh!’s uniquely original storyline and rich characters fascinated and entertained fans around the globe. Its theme of gaming and friendship appealed to all ages and cultures, forming the backdrop of the eternal rivalry between Yugi Muto and Seto Kaiba.

Celebrating 20+ years since its initial launch, the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! continues to wow fans and audiences around the world.

The animated TV series “Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters” began airing in 2000, with five successful spinoffs to follow. The 6th TV series — Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS — currently airs worldwide.

The feature-length animated film “Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions” was released in theaters on April 23, 2016. Mr. Takahashi played multiple roles in its production, serving as chief executive producer, screenplay writer and character designer. This effort was richly rewarded, with longtime fans not only praising the movie for its cinematic beauty but also for its endearing storyline — one filled with action-packed adventures, mesmerizing monsters and friendships that know no bounds.

The “Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game” is based on “Magic & Wizards,” a card game introduced in the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG sparked a card game revolution not only in Japan, but throughout the world. New cards and game mechanics are still being released to this day.

Ever working, Mr. Takahashi’s passion for illustration, design and gaming can be seen as he continues to express his creativity on new artistic pieces — based on Yu-Gi-Oh! and other interests.

As exciting as it was seeing Takahashi’s V Jump and card illustrations enlarged for the exhibition, the bigger attraction was undoubtedly the four new pieces of artwork that he created specially for this art show.

Mixing digital art with paint, Takahashi presented his new takes on the classics: Yugi, Black Luster Soldier, Kaiba, and Blue-Eyes White Dragon.

Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Yugi at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Untitled, 2019, by Kazuki Takahashi
Paint on digital print
12 x 20 inches

Close up of Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Yugi at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Black Luster Soldier at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Untitled, 2019, by Kazuki Takahashi
Paint on digital print
12 x 20 inches

Close-up of Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Black Luster Soldier at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Seto Kaiba at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Untitled, 2019, by Kazuki Takahashi
Paint on digital print
12 x 20 inches

Close-up of Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Seto Kaiba at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Blue-Eyes White Dragon at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Untitled, 2019, by Kazuki Takahashi
Paint on digital print
12 x 20 inches

Close-up of Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Blue-Eyes White Dragon at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Close-up Blue-Eyes White Dragon's body in Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Beautiful, breathtaking, and inspiring!

That’s it from me. Special thanks to Konami and Gallery1988 for putting on a stellar show and for providing additional information about the event that made this series of posts possible.

There are still a few limited edition screen prints available for sale from Gallery1988, so don’t miss out on those.

If you could own any piece of art from Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! art show, which would you choose?

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Back to the beginning:
Inside Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show, Part 1

Previously:
Inside Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show, Part 3

New Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime Series Coming in 2020

July 21, 2019 at 2:00 am | Posted in Japanese, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 6 Comments
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Screenshot from Konami's new Yu-Gi-Oh! anime announcement video at Konami's Jump Victory Carnival 2019

A new Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series is in the works and will premiere in 2020! That’s the word from Konami, who presented a teaser at its Jump Victory Carnival panel today with the announcement.

The voice-over in the teaser states: “The soul of the duelist has been inherited. Now, the history of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series is changing. The 20th anniversary of the anime. Production on a new anime series has begun. Scheduled to premiere in 2020.”

The announcement does not provide any further information about the series.

Jump Victory Carnival is an annual exhibition sponsored by Shueisha that highlights the publisher’s many Jump properties and their latest developments. A recording of Konami’s full hour-long live streamed panel, which includes the teaser, is available for viewing.

(News from @yugioh_anime)

Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show Screen Prints Now Available Online

July 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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A tease of the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show pieces available for sale

The six limited edition screen prints from Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! art show are now available for sale online. There is a very limited number of each remaining, and once they’re sold out, they’re gone for good! There is a purchase limit of two of each print per person/household.

King of Games screen print by Tom Whalen from the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
King of Games by Tom Whalen
18 x 24 inches
Screen print
Numbered, limited edition of 100
$60.00

It's time to duel. screenprint by Dan Mumford from the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
It’s time to duel. by Dan Mumford
18 x 24 inches
Screen print
Numbered, limited edition of 100
$60.00

Hitotsu-Me Giant by Steve Dressler from the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Hitotsu-Me Giant by Steve Dressler
18 x 24 inches
Screen print
Numbered, limited edition of 100
$60.00

Duel Monsters Showdown by Dave Perillo from the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Duel Monsters Showdown by Dave Perillo
18 x 24 inches
Screen print
Numbered, limited edition of 100
$60.00

The Millennium Puzzle by Matthew Skiff from the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
The Millennium Puzzle by Matthew Skiff
18 x 24 inches
Screen print
Numbered, limited edition of 100
$60.00

Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon by Anthony Petrie from the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon by Anthony Petrie
18 x 24 inches
Screen print
Numbered, limited edition of 100
$60.00

Also for sale is the art show’s commemorative poster, available as an unnumbered giclee print. There is no purchase limit for this piece, but expect there to be a limited supply.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show Commemorative Poster by Joshua Budich from the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show Commemorative Poster by Joshua Budich
16 x 20 inches
Giclee print
Open edition
$10.00

All of the artwork ships worldwide, excluding most of Asia. For more information about ordering and shipping, please look at Gallery1988’s FAQs.

Inside Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show, Part 3

July 14, 2019 at 8:00 pm | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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A tease of the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show pieces included in this post

Gallery1988 and Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! art show was a year in the making. Today, the exhibition ended. What will happen to all of that Yu-Gi-Oh! artwork? Although Gallery1988 sometimes does sell original pieces at its other art shows, that isn’t the case for this Yu-Gi-Oh! exhibition.

Other than the six limited edition screen prints and the commemorative poster, none of the Yu-Gi-Oh! pieces are available for purchase, explained Courtney Barnett, the manager of Gallery1988. This request came from Konami, who will be holding on to all of the art now that the show has closed.

So what will happen to all of the pieces after that? Who knows. Charity auction? Traveling art show? Permanent archival in the Museum of Modern Art?

For now, enjoy a look at more works from the Yu-Gi-Oh! art show…

Osiris the Sky Dragon by Daria Theodora at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Osiris the Sky Dragon by Daria Theodora
Ink, watercolor, and acryla gouache
11 x 14 inches

Close-up of Osiris the Sky Dragon by Daria Theodora at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Seto Kaiba by Cindy Scaife at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Seto Kaiba by Cindy Scaife
Graphite, alcohol inks, and artist acrylics on Yupo paper
8 x 10 inches

Close-up of Seto Kaiba by Cindy Scaife at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Ruby by Dave Natale at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Ruby by Dave Natale
Oil on paper mounted to panel
16 x 20 inches, 19 x 23 inches framed

Close-up of Ruby by Dave Natale at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Millennium Mind by Aaron Jasinski at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Millennium Mind by Aaron Jasinski
Acrylic on panel
16 x 20 inches

Close-up of Millennium Mind by Aaron Jasinski at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Two Little Blue Little Eyes by Bennett Slater at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Two Little Blue Little Eyes by Bennett Slater
Oil on wood
12 x 16 inches

DMG by Emi Boz at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
DMG by Emi Boz
Mixed media on wood
10 x 10 inches

Close-up of DMG by Emi Boz at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Kiwi Problems by Emi Boz at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Kiwi Problems by Emi Boz
Mixed media on wood
10 x 10 inches

Close-up of Kiwi Problems by Emi Boz at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Leo & Luna by Emi Boz at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Leo & Luna by Emi Boz
Mixed media on wood
24 x 18 inches

Close-up of Leo & Luna by Emi Boz at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

The Duelist by Geoff Trapp at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
The Duelist by Geoff Trapp
Mixed media resin pour
12-inch diameter

Close-up of The Duelist by Geoff Trapp at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Performapal Changeraffe by Allison Bamcat at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Performapal Changeraffe by Allison Bamcat
Acryla gouache on wooden panel
12 x 12 x 1 inches

Front of Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon by Jared Flores at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon by Jared Flores
Customized 8-inch Kidrobot Munny figure
8 inches tall

Back of Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon by Jared Flores at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Manga Retro by Graham Corcoran at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Manga Retro by Graham Corcoran
Giclee print on 300gsm Gesso paper
11.5 x 16.5 inches
Signed, limited edition of 1

Close-up of Manga Retro by Graham Corcoran at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Training Day by Amanda Conrad at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Training Day by Amanda Conrad
Digital print
11 x 14 inches
Signed and numbered edition 1/2

Blue-Eyes White Dragon by Alexander Wells at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Blue-Eyes White Dragon by Alexander Wells
Digital print
11.7 x 16.5 inches
Limited edition of 1

Close-up of Blue-Eyes White Dragon by Alexander Wells at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Heart Of The Cards by Felix Tindall at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Heart Of The Cards by Felix Tindall
Giclee print
12 x 16 inches
Limited edition of 1

Walk Like an Egyptian by Daisy Church at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Walk Like an Egyptian by Daisy Church
Ink on paper
8 x 10 inches
Signed, limited edition of 1

Front view of Yu-Gi-Oh! Nesting Dolls by Andy Stattmiller at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Yu-Gi-Oh! Nesting Dolls by Andy Stattmiller
Set of 5 dolls, acrylic on wood nesting dolls
6 inches tall (largest doll)

Side view of Yu-Gi-Oh! Nesting Dolls by Andy Stattmiller at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Hummingbird by Adam Augustyn at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Hummingbird by Adam Augustyn
Acrylic on panel
12 x 24 inches

Close-up of Carly's face in Hummingbird by Adam Augustyn at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Close-up of Carly's vest in Hummingbird by Adam Augustyn at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Pharaoh Atem by Steve Mardo at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Pharaoh Atem by Steve Mardo
Digital print
11 x 14 inches
Signed and numbered edition of 20

Close-up of Pharaoh Atem by Steve Mardo at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Are you an artist who enjoyed seeing the variety of works in the Yu-Gi-Oh! art show? If you make pop culture pieces and would like to participate in this type of project — working with licensors to create official art for marketing and promotional campaigns — consider reaching out to Gallery1988 to join its pool of artists.

Gallery1988 is currently accepting portfolio submissions, said Barnett.

The success of the Yu-Gi-Oh! art show is thanks in part to Gallery1988’s diverse network of artists, who are skilled in a variety of mediums and who each have their own distinctive style that they can adapt to all pop-culture genres. So no matter what type of art you like to create, don’t be shy about reaching out!

More photos to come…

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Next:
Inside Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show, Part 4

Previously:
Inside Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show, Part 2

Inside Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show, Part 2

July 13, 2019 at 8:00 pm | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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A tease of the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show pieces included in this post

Of the more than 50 pieces of Yu-Gi-Oh! art at Gallery1988, there is one that you will never, ever be able to see anywhere else. It’s a piece that no one can ever own, and once the art exhibition closes, it is forever lost. What is it?

It’s this wall mural, titled Yugi Muto, by Haste.

Yugi Muto wall mural by Haste at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

As the gallery’s only perishable piece, Yugi Muto also has the distinction of being the largest; it spans nearly the entire height of the gallery’s walls. Haste happens to be the artist who designed and painted Gallery1988’s storefront.

Close-up of the Yugi Muto wall mural by Haste at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Despite its size and position next to the entrance, some gallery visitors (including myself) almost missed this piece. You really have to move a few steps back in order to take in the entire thing.

One of the big draws of the art show is an exhibit by Pretty in Plastic, a fine art fabrication studio based in Hollywood. Touted as a “once-in-a-lifetime installation,” Pretty in Plastic’s sculpture of Yami Yugi, called Duel Time, greeted all the excited visitors.

Front-left side of the Duel Time sculpture by Pretty in Plastic at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Front-right side of the Duel Time sculpture by Pretty in Plastic at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Rear-right side of the Duel Time sculpture by Pretty in Plastic at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Rear-left side of the Duel Time sculpture by Pretty in Plastic at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Close-up of Yugi's face on the Duel Time sculpture by Pretty in Plastic at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Close-up of Yugi's hand and Millennium Puzzle on the Duel Time sculpture by Pretty in Plastic at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Here are some more awesome pieces at the Yu-Gi-Oh! art show…

I'm In Love... With Dueling! by Dan Litzinger at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
I’m In Love… With Dueling! by Dan Litzinger
Acrylic on aluminum
36 x 48 inches

Close-up of I'm In Love... With Dueling! by Dan Litzinger at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Tiki of Greed by Carrie Ann Hudson at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Tiki of Greed by Carrie Ann Hudson
Ink and felt tip on paper
11 x 14 inches

Summon the Sky Dragon by Mark Borgions at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Summon the Sky Dragon by Mark Borgions
Giclee print on archival paper
9.5 x 11.8 inches
Signed, limited edition of 1

Close-up of Fluffal Mouse by Zoë Williams at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
ファーニマル・マウス / Fluffal Mouse by Zoë Williams
Wool felt, resin, mixed media
4 x 6 x 5 inches, 9.5 x 9.5 x 9 inches (glass dome)

Front view of Fluffal Mouse by Zoë Williams at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Front-left side of Fluffal Mouse by Zoë Williams at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Rear-left side of Fluffal Mouse by Zoë Williams at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Devack and his Earthbound Immortal Cusillu by Tom Valente at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Devack and his Earthbound Immortal Cusillu by Tom Valente
Giclee print on fine art paper
13 x 19 inches
Signed, limited edition of 1

Ruby 1 by Gus Fink at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Ruby 1 by Gus Fink
Mixed media on wood
10 x 10 inches

Ruby 2 by Gus Fink at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Ruby 2 by Gus Fink
Mixed media on wood
10 x 10 inches

Scary Yugi by Gus Fink at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Scary Yugi by Gus Fink
Mixed media on wood
18 x 24 inches

Close-up of Scary Yugi by Gus Fink at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

UFO Turtle! by Jason Chalker at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
UFO Turtle! by Jason Chalker
Gouache on Strathmore 500
11 x 14 inches

Close-up of UFO Turtle! by Jason Chalker at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Yugi Mutou and the Millennium Puzzle by Luke Benson at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Yugi Mutou and the Millennium Puzzle by Luke Benson
Digital print
12 x 16 inches, 16 x 20 inches framed
Limited edition of 1

Camula by Catherine Moore at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Camula by Catherine Moore
Oil on linen panel
11 x 14 inches, 15 x 19 inches framed

Close-up of Camula by Catherine Moore at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Yuma Tsukumo and Rainbow Kuriboh by Tyson James at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Yuma Tsukumo and Rainbow Kuriboh by Tyson James
Digital print
6 x 6 inches
Limited edition of 1

Forbidden by Michael Vincent Bramley at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Forbidden by Michael Vincent Bramley
Digital print
13 x 19 inches
Signed, limited edition of 1

Close-up of Forbidden by Michael Vincent Bramley at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Yami Yugi x Slifer, Yugi Mutou x Silent Magician Diptych by Dan Matutina at at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Yami Yugi x Slifer, Yugi Mutou x Silent Magician Diptych by Dan Matutina
Diptych, giclee prints on canvas
18 x 18 inches (each canvas), 36 x 18 inches (total diptych)
Limited edition of 1

Close-up of Yami Yugi x Slifer in Dan Matutina's diptych at at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Close-up of Yugi Mutou x Silent Magician in Dan Matutina's diptych at at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Pegasus and the Toons by Brucey Parker at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Pegasus and the Toons by Brucey Parker
Acrylic and ink on hand-cut wood
21 x 17 inches

Side view of Pegasus and the Toons by Brucey Parker at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Pharaoh Triptych by Lawrence Yang at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Pharaoh Triptych by Lawrence Yang
Watercolor on paper
10 x 7 inches

Close-up of Pharaoh Triptych by Lawrence Yang at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Your Move by Chris McGuire at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Your Move by Chris McGuire
Giclee print
11 x 14 inches
Signed and numbered edition 1/1

I Choose the Dark Magician by Doug LaRocca at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
I Choose the Dark Magician by Doug LaRocca
Digital print
10 x 20 inches
Signed and numbered edition 1/1

Close-up of Dark Magician's face in I Choose the Dark Magician by Doug LaRocca at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Close-up of Yugi's face in I Choose the Dark Magician by Doug LaRocca at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Tomorrow, July 14, is the final day of the Yu-Gi-Oh! art show at Gallery1988 in Los Angeles. Don’t miss it!

More photos to come…

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Next:
Inside Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show, Part 3

Previously:
Inside Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show, Part 1

Inside Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show, Part 1

July 12, 2019 at 7:00 pm | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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Front of Gallery1988 in Los Angeles, California

Have you visited Gallery1988 and Konami Cross Media NY’s Yu-Gi-Oh! tribute art show? The exhibition, which includes over 50 original pieces inspired by the franchise created by Kazuki Takahashi, celebrates the 20th anniversary of the global Yu-Gi-Oh! phenomenon. As the show enters its final weekend, let’s take a look at the exhibits and some of the excitement that took place at the pop culture art gallery in Los Angeles.

Obliterate by Caitlin Peters at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Obliterate by Caitlin Peters
Gouache on wood panel
12 x 12 inches

The Yu-Gi-Oh! art show kicked off with an invite-only reception the evening of July 4 for some of the most important people in the Yu-Gi-Oh! business. Representatives from Konami Digital Entertainment, Shueisha, d-rights, TV Tokyo, VIZ Media, Crunchyroll, Funimation, and other Yu-Gi-Oh! industry partners arrived to enjoy a sneak peek of the exhibition and partake in the open bar.

One person who was notably absent from the opening reception was Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi. In his stead, Yoshihisa Heishi, the founding editor of Yu-Gi-Oh! and a director at Shueisha, was present.

D-Runner by Laz Marquez at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
D-Runner by Laz Marquez
Giclee print
18 x 24 inches

Close-up of Yusei in D-Runner by Laz Marquez at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

The following evening, July 5, Gallery1988 opened its doors to the public. Over 75 people lined up to be among the first to see the historic exhibition. The small art gallery, which is only about as wide as a single-aisle passenger plane, was packed full.

Today, Konami posted a Facebook album showing many of the enthusiastic visitors on the opening night.

Blue-Eyes White Dragon paper collage by Meghan Stratman at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Blue-Eyes White Dragon by Meghan Stratman
Paper collage
8 x 8 inches, 14 x 14 inches framed

Close-up of the Blue-Eyes White Dragon paper collage by Meghan Stratman at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Low-angle shot of the Blue-Eyes White Dragon paper collage by Meghan Stratman at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Many visitors picked up one or more of the show’s six limited edition screen prints. The gallery kindly bagged and boarded each 18-by-24-inch print for free to protect the precious artwork. But the prints were such strong sellers that the gallery quickly ran out of backing boards. Whoops!

Spellcaster by Chet Phillips at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Spellcaster by Chet Phillips
Giclee print
13 x 19 inches
Signed and numbered edition 1/1

Close-up of Spellcaster by Chet Phillips at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

A screen print is considered a unique piece of art. Each of the Yu-Gi-Oh! prints was made by a shop in Seattle, Washington, and individually numbered, with only 100 of each design created. At just $50 each, the prints are a steal. Once they sell out, they are gone forever!

Cathy Catherine and Friends by Erin Gallagher at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Cathy Catherine and Friends by Erin Gallagher
Giclee print
13 x 19 inches
Signed, limited edition of 1

In addition to the six different screen prints, Gallery1988 also offered the Yu-Gi-Oh! art show’s commemorative poster for sale. This piece by Joshua Budich measures 16-by-20 inches and costs $10.

Top view of Bronk needlefelt by Ed Mironiuk at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Bronk by Ed Mironiuk
Merino needlefelt
13 x 6 x 6 inches

Front view of Bronk needlefelt by Ed Mironiuk at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Rear view of Bronk needlefelt by Ed Mironiuk at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Yu-Gi-Oh! fans who want to buy prints but who can’t make it to the show might still have a chance to get them.

“There will be some variants and other formats available online after the show ends,” Konami said on Facebook.

Gallery1988’s Twitter account, @Galleries1988, has also stated more than once that remaining prints will be sold online after the show closes on July 14.

ABAKI by DonutGlow at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
ABAKI by DonutGlow
Digital print
8 x 8 inches
Limited edition of 1

Still, there’s no guarantee that the prints won’t sell out before then, so if you can, do make every effort to attend this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Yami Yugi by Scott Balmer at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Yami Yugi by Scott Balmer
Print on wood
7 x 16 inches
Limited edition of 1

Close-up of Yami Yugi by Scott Balmer at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Aside from that, the Yu-Gi-Oh! art show is definitely an event you want to see in person. There’s no way that looking at any number of photographs of the exhibits will ever replicate the experience of seeing them in person.

Millennium Puzzle by Brad Albright at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Millennium Puzzle by Brad Albright
3D wood and giclee print sculpture
10.5 x 13.25 x 2 inches

Side view of Millennium Puzzle by Brad Albright at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

The Yu-Gi-Oh! art show runs through July 14 at Gallery1988 in Los Angeles.

More photos to come…

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Inside Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show, Part 2

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