Local artist Optimus Volts can be found during Comic-Con at the Chuck Jones Pop Up Gallery.
I wandered into the pop up gallery yesterday afternoon, where I met Optimus Volts at a table displaying his work.
In addition to creating several really cool sculptures, he’d painted comic book covers and baseball cards, reimagining them using his own unique vision. Many of the superheroes and baseball players were given sugar skulls and surrounded with imagery associated with Mexico’s Day of the Dead!
Check it out!
Yes, that’s a baseball card of San Diego Padres hero Tony Gwynn!
Optimus Volts and other artists will be meeting the public and selling pieces of their work inside the Chuck Jones Comic-Con Pop Up Gallery through Sunday! The pop up gallery is located at 530 Sixth Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter.
If you’d like to view my coverage of Comic-Con so far, which includes hundreds of cool photographs, click here!