Thursday, November 29, 2012

Judd Apatow tribute art show, Gallery 1988 Melrose

Hey all,
Here's my complete piece for the Judd Apatow tribute art show, taking place on Tuesday, December 4th at Gallery 1988: Melrose (7020 Melrose Ave. at LaBrea) from 7-10pm. If you want to attend, you must contact the gallery to RSVP. Go to for the details...

As a big toy and comic fan myself, I couldn't help to pay tribute to one of the "supporting characters" in Andy's apartment in "The 40 Year Old Virgin". I also grew up as a fan of the old MEGO World's Greatest Super-Hero Collection, and had an Aquaman figure in my collection. I hope you all dig...

Monday, November 19, 2012

Apatow tribute art show, 12/4 Gallery 1988

Hey all,
Just dropping a bit of a teaser for the upcoming "Tribute to Judd Apatow Art Show" at Gallery 1988: Melrose, December 4th. The opening reception is from 7-10pm, but you must RSVP to the gallery to be on the list to be allowed in on the night of the show. Contact to RSVP.

I'll reveal a bigger image closer to the show, but wanted to see if anyone could guess the film from this small, obscure crop of my finished piece...... "KELLY CLARKSON!!!!!!"

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Hey all,
If you don't have plans on Sunday, and you're in the Greater Philly area, come to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA for the Inaugural RETRO-CON, celebrating the movies, TV shows, video games, and toys of the 1980's (and then some). I will be in attendance, along with a bunch of good pals, like Dave "Montygog" Perillo, Tom "Strongstuff" Whalen, Ian "Hasunow" Glaubinger, Chri
s from Acidfreegallery. Also at the show, will be a few of the voice actors from your favorite 1980's animated TV shows, like "Thundercats" and "Transformers" in addition to many retailers selling everything from toys, t-shirts, video game paraphenalia, etc. Members of the local Ghostbusters club and Garrison Carida, part of the 501st Legion (“The World’s Definitive Imperial Star Wars Costuming Organization") will also be there, posing for pictures with fans...

So, if you're looking for something to do, and wouldn't mind getting your holiday shopping started for that special nerd in your life, come check us out and say "hello"...

For more details:

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100 Station Avenue Oaks, PA 19456
DATE: Sunday, November 11th 2012


Monday, October 29, 2012

Bad Dads: Hotel Chevalier

Done for this past weekend's show at the Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, "Room 403" is an 18' x 24" 3 color screen-print paying tribute to the Wes Anderson film, "Hotel Chevalier". 
The show will be on display at the Spoke Art Gallery until November 24th, and copies of my print are available at this link:

Sunday, October 07, 2012

NYCC and Spoke Art "Bad Dads" show...

I'll be in attendance at New York Comic-Con this coming Friday and Saturday, October 12th and 13th, merely as a fan, not as an exhibitor, but I will have a piece on display at Spoke Art's booth (#3220) as part of their "Bad Dads" art tribute to the films of Wes Anderson. You'll probably also see me hanging around the booth of Acidfree Gallery (booth #1681), as they will be offering limited edition licensed Hasbro prints by good pals Dave Perillo and Tom Whalen. Go to for the details...

This is a tease for the upcoming "Bad Dads: An Art Show Tribute to the Films of Wes Anderson" which will be on display first at New York Comic Con, October 11th-14th at booth #3220, and then at the Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco starting on October 26th. I won't even tell you what film it is paying tribute to. It'll be fun to read people's guesses...

I'll also be a guest at the upcoming Retro-Con, taking place on November 11th at the The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 100 Station Avenue Oaks, PA 19456, from 9am to 5pm. Go to for all the details...

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Big Weekend! Art Show & Comic-con!

Hey all,
I've got one small thing to show you, but first I wanted to let you know that I've got a few things going on this weekend.
First, I'll be showing some of my work at Comics & More at the King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, PA this Friday night, September 7th from 7-9pm. I'll have about 10-15 pieces on display, all available for purchase, including some of my most recent work, such as my "Breaking Bad" piece for the and the tribute to "Rock n' Roll High School" that was recently a part of "Crazy4Cult: NYC" with Gallery 1988. Details at

Also, C&M will also be one of the very few places that Whovians will be able to find the newly reprinted "Lords of Gallifrey" shirt, previously only available on After an onslaught of emails from folks that missed it on the day of sale, (or folks who saw a friend wearing it, and decided that they wanted one, too) I decided to finally get it reprinted.

Secondly, Saturday and Sunday will see me in Artist's Alley at the legendary Baltimore Comic-Con. I'll be at table 144 with good pal, amazing artist, and obnoxious "older brother", Dave "Montygog" Perillo.
I will also have a great deal of work on hand, including the aforementioned "Lords of Gallifrey" shirt in  various sizes, while supplies last.

So if you've got nothing going on this weekend, come stalk me and support the arts at the same time. You'll be glad that you did...

Sunday, August 26, 2012

"You have to call me 'Nighthawk'"

This coming Friday, August 31st at Gallery 1988: Venice
214 Pier Ave.
Santa Monica, CA

An art show in tribute of the 4th anniversary of one of the funniest films of al time...

"Horror Comics"
11" x 14"
Gicleé print on archival paper
Signed and numbered edition of 20

Get all of the details at

Monday, August 20, 2012

"Knock, Knock"

Tonight (8/20) at 7pm Pacific time, Gallery 1988 will unveil the "Breaking Bad Art Project" to the public, featuring the 16 pieces previously released as part of the "" weekly poster drop, in addition to 20 new pieces inspired by the show...

"Knock, Knock"
18" x 24"
3 color screen-print
100 lb. Cougar Natural paper
signed and numbered edition of 50

UPDATE: The print has sold out at Gallery 1988, but there are a limited number available through my ETSY shop:

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Crazy 4 Cult 6: NYC

Here is the full reveal for my Crazy 4 Cult 6 submission, inspired by the classic Roger Corman produced, Alan Arkush directed “Rock n’ Roll High School” starring the lovely PJ Soles and featuring the Ramones! As a Ramones fan, I’ve adored this film since I was a kid, and have been wanting to do a piece based o the film for a while…

Crazy 4 Cult 6 opens this week on Thursday, August 9th in NYC at 64 Gansevoort St (Meat Packing district) and will be available for viewing until September 1st. If you’re in the NY/NJ area, do yourself a faovor and make you way to this show. There will be over 200 artists paying homage to their favorite cult films of the past several decades, including talented folks like Dave “Montygog” PerilloTom “Strongstuff” WhalenJason “Jasian” Liwag,Paul Palcko, and Ian “Hasunow” Glaubinger, among many others!

Scott Derby
“Rock n’ Roll Romance”
Inspired by “Rock n’ Roll High School”
4 color screenprint
18” x 24”
Signed and numbered edition of 50

NOTE: These prints are now available for sale online at Gallery 1988’s website:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Myths & Monsters: Jersey Devil

This is the full reveal of my submission to the "Myths & Monsters" art show taking place at the (virtual) art gallery, Acid Free Gallery, located only on the "interwebs" at This was inspired by the legend of the creature that roams the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. Also inspired by time spent growing up in the Garden State, and it's penchant for Heavy Metal bands performing at it's greatest musical venue, the Meadowlands Arena. I saw many a horrible spectacle there, both on and off of the stage, and I'll cherish those moments...

The show goes live at 12:30 pm, Friday afternoon, July 27th. You can stop by now and check out all of the great work, including pieces by Tom "Strongstuff" Whalen, Dave "Montygog" Perillo,, Jeffro Kilpatrick and Matt Kaufenberg Please stop by and check out some great art...

Monday, July 16, 2012

Crazy 4 Cult 6 NYC! (with a sneak peak)

Hey all,
By now, you may have heard the news that this year's Crazy 4 Cult, presented by Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, is traveling to the east coast this year, and taking over New York City!

I'm lucky enough to be a part of this for the second year in a row, with other friends like Tom Whalen, Dave Perillo, Ian Glaubinger, Jason Liwag, and 195 other artists...

I'm very proud of my submission for this show, and being that it's in NYC this year, I figured I'd have to reflect on that with my subject matter. For those that don't know, Crazy 4 Cult is an annual show in it's 6th year that pays tribute to "cult films", ranging from comedies to science fiction to action films, etc. I'm just going to give you a little taste, and I'll let you figure out what my inspiration is. This will be easy to guess for anyone that knows me, even just a little...

If you can make the connection, let me know. Even if you can't, just take a guess. Gabba Gabba Hey!
Your pal,

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Diana Krall Summer Nights Tour poster

Hey all,
I was just given to okay to show this piece off! A few months ago, I was approached by Diana Krall's management to come up with some ideas for a tour poster that would be given to concert goers that participated in the "VIP package". The poster would be signed by Diana, and makes a great limited edition, hard to get item. I just got my samples yesterday, and they came out great. It was tough to come up with ideas for her that reflected the type of music she does, and her overall "persona". I took inspiration from old jazz albums, creating abstract images of musical instruments and borrowing color schemes from old Blue Note and Verve album covers. The photo, shot by Marco Grob, is what really makes the poster "pop", in my opinion...

12" x 18"
4 color screenprint
available only through
as part of the VIP Upgrade Bundle

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

$ in the Banana Stand!

This Friday at Gallery 1988: Melrose will be the opening reception of "There's Always Money in the Banana Stand: an art tribute to Arrested Development" featuring art by over 60 artists. This here is my submission, inspired by the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine"... Anyone in LA, please stop by the show and check it out. I'll also be making the trip to the left coast, so stop by and say hello...

"White Staircar"
11" x 14"
Giclée print on archival paper
signed and numbered edition of 20

NOTE: The print has sold out at the gallery, but I have made a select amount of prints available through my ETSY page.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Steve Martin Tribute show, and more...

Hey all,
This is the completed version of my submission for the upcoming Steve Martin Tribute show taking place at Gallery 1988: Venice, with opening reception that night from 7-10 pm. The gallery is located at 214 Pier Avenue in Santa Monica, CA 90405.

by Scott Derby
11" x 14"
Giclée print on archival paper
signed and numbered; edition of 25
inspired by the characters of Steve Martin

Also, Thursday May 31st marks the start of Wizard World Philadelphia Comic-con, taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in the heart of Philadelphia, PA. The show has special "preview" hours on Thursday, starting at 5pm and lasting until 9pm. The show starts in full force on Friday at noon, and at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday. I'll be in artist alley with good pals Tom Whalen and Dave Perillo. Stop by, say hi, and check out our work.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

At Least I have Chicken...

Did this piece for the upcoming "MEMES" show at Gallery 1988: Melrose in Los Angeles, opening on May 4th, from 7-10 pm at 7020 Melrose. Inspired by the last line of Leeroy Jenkins' infamous rant, I found it to be an amazing coincidence that both Leeroy and the Colonel both had white hair and a goatee. The rest of the pieces fell into place from there...

For more info, and to purchase any of the art from the show, go to:

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Lords of Time, April 18th on

It's been a little while, but I've returned with a new t-shirt offering at! The "Lords of Time" shirt will be made available on Wednesday, April 18th at, for 24 hours only, for only $10 (plus about $2.50 for s&h). If you're a fan of time-traveling Englishmen that utilize phone boxes and screwdrivers, and also a fan of biker gangs, then this shirt is for you!

Check out on Wednesday, April 18th if you want to pick up a shirt! Or better yet, go to, click on the shirt of the day link on the right hand side, and buy your shirt that way. Doing so gives the guys at some recognition. Support local and global internet broadcasting!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mint Condition show at LTD Gallery

Hey all,
This is my submission for the upcoming "Mint Condition: A Comic Book Inspired Art Show" which begins this Friday, March 30th at the LTD Art Gallery at 307 E. Pike Street, Seattle Washington. This show is sponsored by, and being held in conjunction with the Emerald City Comic-con which is also going on this weekend from 3/30-4/1. If you happen to be in Seattle this weekend, and looking for some extra nerdy things to do, look no further!

My piece is entitled "Hard Day's Work", and is a 16" x 20" Giclée print on archival paper, and is limited to an edition of 30. I've just been told that a small amount will be offered for pre-order starting Thursday March 29th, specifically for those not in the local Seattle area. For more info, go to

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I'm Late!

Hey all,
Just a quick post to let you all know about an exciting show that I am a part of that starts this week. It's called "Fables and Fairytale", taking place at the Acid Free Gallery at, with a preview of the show starting tomorrow, and the pieces becoming available for sale starting on March 30th. There are 15 artists from all over the globe taking part in the inaugural virtual showing from Acid Free Gallery.

My piece is entitled "Late", and I'm sure you can figure out the rest...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Going, going....

...Almost gone! Apparently there is only one "A Loner, A Rebel" print left at Gallery 1988. If you were on the fence about picking this print up, decide quickly! I'd like very much to have another sell-through on one of my Gallery 1988 offerings...

Go to if you're interested in picking up the last available copy.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Derby art on 30 Rock? Wha?

Hey all,
I just wanted to share a little tidbit of fun that raised it's head during the recent premiere of "30 Rock" on NBC. My Elvis Costello inspired "Death Wears a Big Hat" print made an appearance in Liz Lemon's office, seen in the image above, directly above Liz's head. In an attempt to make a long story short, Tina's older brother is a buddy of mine as well as a big Elvis Costello fan. Tina is an enthusiastic fan of EC as well, so Peter gave the framed and matted pic to his sister as a birthday gift. It graced the wall of her dressing room until she decided to give me worldwide exposure, and added it to the set. It was quite a nice surprise... Thanks for the "shout-out", Tina!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

A Loner, A Rebel:, Jan.11th, 2012

Hey all,
Happy Freakin' New Year! Let's get 2012 started with a Pee Wee Herman-Inspired shirt design at, going up for sale on Wednesday, January 11 for $10 (+ about $2.50 for s&h) for 24 hours only. This design was originally created as part of the "I Know You Art, But What Am I?" Pee Wee Herman tribute art show at Gallery 1988 last year (which there are still a handful left at nudge, nudge... wink, wink)...