11.04.2010: Jet Pack Jack & the Steam Giant by Mike Lawrence


Sequential Art Show Opening: Jet Pack Jack and the Steam Giant

Mike Lawrence's Steampunk-influenced retelling of the classic Jack & The Beanstalk fable, JET PACK JACK & THE STEAM GIANT at the Sequential Art Gallery.

A new show is opening at the Sequential Art Gallery this month and I highly suggest checking it out. For more information about the Sequential Art Gallery, make sure you check out the website and for more information about the artist, Mike Lawrence, and his work make sure to visit his website.  While the show will be open all month, the opening reception is scheduled for “First Thursday” (Thursday, November 4th) from 6pm – 10pm and the gallery is located at 328 NW Broadway #113 in Portland.

Here’s the information from the Sequential Art Gallery:

Beans, steams, and giant killer robots all play a part in Mike Lawrence’s version of the classic fairy tale Jack and the Bean Stalk. Jack and his mother are poor, so poor they dream of a day they can afford to eat loafers instead of tough old work boots. When Jack’s mother give’s him his dear departed dad’s broken pocket watch to sell in town for some food, Jack buys a jet pack instead and his rocketed to a junkyard filled with …treasure, and guarded by a steam powered automaton. Jet Pack Jack and the Steam Giant opens First Thursday, November 4th from 6 to 10 pm, and runs through November.

Mike has a BFA in Printmaking from the University of Oregon and has always loved narrative artwork. The work of Barry Moser and Chris Van Allsburg inspired Mike to dedicate his life to illustration and visual story telling. Currently Mike is trying his hardest to break into the publishing industry while finishing his graphic novel The Salamander King. His work has been featured in Dark Horse Presents and he is represented by Kelly Sonnack of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

More of Mike’s work is viewable online at threeredheadstudios.com.