Final state of a 3-phase process, Future of Kitsilano (2000), story by Doug Coupland, art by Ken Steacy, mixed tradtional/digital media [p.s. gallery at place, Victoria BC, to Sep 23]
Ken Steacy and Douglas Coupland:
Doug and Ken
P.S. Gallery at Place
Victoria BC through Sept 23, 2008
Doug and Ken features collaborative projects by internationally-renowned BC artists Ken Stacey and Douglas Coupland. The 30 pieces of illustrated work include original drawings, publications, and prints from various magazines like Adbusters, Vancouver Magazine and Souvenir of Canada 2.
The work is presented in a manner that demonstrates the creative process of two talented people with different skill sets: Coupland, who frequently chooses the subject matter and story line, and Steacy, a worldclass comic illustrator. The evolution of the illustrated images can be seen from their early conceptual stages to the final products.
Ken Steacy also works with Lucas Film, Marvel and DC comics in addition to running his own on-demand publishing company. He has written and illustrated the exploits of such popular characters as Astro Boy, Batman, Superman, Spider-man and XMen and designed Harry Potter, World of Warcraft and Marvel Masterpieces gaming cards. His four major works in print are: The Sacred & the Profane, co-authored by Dean Motter), Night and the Enemy (stories by Harlan Ellison), Megapowers (written by physicist Jack Weyland) and Tempus Fugitive.
Both self-described Canadian Air Force brats, Steacy and Coupland have built their fame as commentators on contemporary pop culture. Coupland, a Canadian fiction writer, playwright and visual artist, studied art and design in Vancouver, Canada, Milan, Italy and Sapporo, Japan. His famous first novel, Generation X (1991), has been closely followed by nine novels and several nonfiction books, and his writing has been translated into some 35 languages. The recent TV series jPod was based on his novel.