Trolls and Monsters

"Trolling is A Art"

 "Canned Monster"

Apologies for the massive gap between posts. Here are my two most recent paintings, including process gifs of my daily Instagram updates.

"Trolling is A Art" - was created for Gallery 1988's tribute to Memes.

"Canned Monster" - is my latest contribution to the Chuck Jones Center's annual Red Dot Auction.


Threads Artist Store now live!

I am super excited to announce the launch of my new Threadless Artist Shop! Now you can get my original artwork on apparel, art prints, and more; and all printed on demand!

Check it out for yourself at: mikebilz.threadless.com

New prints and shirts will be posted every month! So keep your eyes peeled for more updates.


Mike Bilz's Comic-Con Adjacent Extravaganza!

I'm going to be Comic-Con Adjacent this year!

My Comic-Con Adjacent Extravaganza is happening next Sunday the 24th, at the Chuck Jones Gallery in San Diego! Just across the street form the San Diego Convention Center, in the famous Gaslamp District.

Come and check out a curated collection of my original paintings and fine art prints. Including a brand new painting of Daffy Duck, and two new prints at special Comic-Con only prices!

New painting - "Socially Secure"

I'll be hanging out, signing prints, and maybe even doing a little live painting on-site from Noon to 3PM.

Can't wait to see you all there!

The Chuck Jones Gallery: 232 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA, 92101

Sunday, July 24 from 12 PM to 3 PM

Don't Run, We Are Your Friends!

"Don't Run, We Are Your Friends!"

My piece for an awesome group show for Gallery1988, called "20 Years Later". Celebrating the films of 1996 like Romeo + Juliet, Space Jam, Happy Gilmore, and of course Mars Attacks!

I just couldn't pass up an opportunity to paint one of these guys, and I even managed to work in a bunch of skulls. Bonus!

Here's a little process Gif of the piece...

The show is still on display for a few more weeks, so drop in and check out the amazing work!


This is me Now!

"This is Me Now!"

I got to paint a portrait of Eugene Belcher for a Bob's Burgers gallery show at Gallery 1988! The show opens tomorrow night, and will run for just one week, so hurry up and see it while you've got the chance. It's going to be an amazing show, full of awesome artists, celebrating a truly awesome cartoon!

Plus, I'll have limited edition prints on sale! Which is awesome!

For bonus awesomeness, have a quick process gif of this painting.

I post my process more or less daily to my Instagram feed, so follow me there if you'd like to see what I'm working on now.

The Bob's Burgers celebration show opens tomorrow night at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, come by and check it out!


Thirty Years Later...

"Somewhere That's Green"

"Thirty Years Later" opens this Friday at Gallery 1988, with tons of amazing artists showing work celebrating the films of 1986. Which, as it turns out, is a crazy list of amazing films.

I couldn't resist the opportunity to pay homage to the all-time classic horror/comedy/musical "Little Shop of Horrors", or the opportunity to do a send up of "American Gothic".

Here's a little process gif of the painting, including the early sketches.

If your in the LA area this Friday, drop by and say hi, it's going to be an awesome show!


Experiments in Gravity...

I had a blast working on these pieces last year, and now I finally get to talk about them!

I'm super excited to finally unveil a new set of prints I created exclusively for Six Flags! For now these prints are only available for purchase at participating Six Flags theme parks, so start planning your trips. (I'll keep you all posted if they do eventually become available online.)

More stuff coming soon, so stay tuned. And as always, apologies for the unusually long absence, but it will almost certainly happen again.