Here's a sample of what I do live. This was shot at The Office (3936 30th St, San Diego, CA) for a feature being done on me at EQCulture.com. I'll post the full video when ready...
Thanks to everyone who has already started to support the tour to send me around the U.S. on a 10,000 mile U.S. Live Art Tour for the promotion of my live art, and the new kid's book 'The Fruits of Our Labor' written by Rachel Dietrich and Lexi Sadler. I'm excited for the book - it's almost complete and will be off to the printer in no time. Below you'll find a copy of the press release that went out this afternoon. Be sure to keep checking this site and my facebook for more updates, and if you feel like jumping in a pledging at my kickstarter project you'll get the opportunity to help fund the tour and get books, prints and original art for your pledge!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Sean Dietrich
Telephone Number: 619.634.3804
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Fund the Tour on Kickstarter.com: http://kck.st/lsrexT
San Diego Live Painter Sean Dietrich Takes His New Kid's Book on a 10,000 Mile U.S. Tour.
After 900 live art shows in Southern California over 11 years, Sean Dietrich hops in his car to drive his unique live painting, and a new kid's book 'The Fruits of Our Labor', to the rest of the country on a six month tour to promote creative living, and arts awareness.
May 25, 2011, San Diego, CA – In the age of the internet when most artists rely on online sales to promote, or a rare decent paying, steady gig at a big company to pay the bills, Sean Dietrich is going against the grain with a six month, 10,000 mile U.S. Live Art Tour starting Aug 1st to promote several new books, including a brand new kid's book 'The Fruits of Our Labor', and introduce thousands of new people to his own special brand of live art. With all the art programs being ripped out of California schools, Dietrich insists on a public tour de force to promote his books, art, and a way of life he's spent the last 30 years developing since he first put crayon to paper. And he's doing it all with his wife, and co-author of 'Fruits', and 3-year-old daughter out of the back of his Volvo and tent trailer.
Sure, you can see artists at galleries and at comic cons every so often, but Dietrich is driving across the U.S. hitting comic stores, comic conventions, galleries, nightclubs, festivals and more to promote, in person, his books and art. While you will be able to sample the darker art Dietrich is known for, the tour itself is focusing on a new kid's book 'The Fruits of Our Labor', illustrated by Dietrich and written by Rachel Dietrich and Lexi Sadler. The book itself, simply put, is AWESOME! We always tell our kids, "Eat your fruits and veggies, and you'll grow up big and strong!", but what do you do when you DO grow up big and strong? Well, our cast of garden grown characters will show you. By coupling fruits and veggies with occupations in an alphabet style book, such as the 'Artistic Artichoke', 'Stay at Home Strawberry', and 'Onion the Optometrist', we are able to teach children about different and unique things to eat, and allow them to learn about a multitude of cool job possibilities they can strive for as they grow up.
The main themes the creators are surrounding the promoting of the book with are raising awareness of healthy living, creativity with food, supplementing children's knowledge of art, and teaching them how to apply creative thinking in their day-to-day life; a concept and commitment of the creators that hits close to home as they watch art, music and drama being taken out of the California schools because of budget cuts. In San Diego, the creators are teaming up with chefs and fitness experts to throw events that will offer demos to children, covering everything from how to make food fun, to simple exercises they can do, to discussions on how to enhance their lives creatively.
Also available on this tour will be the full line of the artist's art prints, original art, and his new books 'Bubbles from Atlantis' written by Richard A. Webster, and Dietrich's 10 yr. anniversary live art book 'I Brought the Gutter'. Both books are also available from Colosseum Publishing online at Amazon.com and at BarnesandNoble.com.
Current tour dates are as follows with many, many more dates to follow including club dates and store signings in most of the cities:
5/31 - Poster Show @ Bar Basic (San Diego)
6/4 - Dragonfly (Hollywood, CA)
6/5 - Happenin' Harry @ The Cat Club (Hollywood, CA)
6/23 - NOHO Studios Show (North Hollywood, CA)
6/24 - Beer and Sake Festival (San Diego, CA)
7/19 - Poems, Rhymes and Tales @ Bar Basic (San Diego, CA)
7/21 - 24th - San Diego Comic Con (San Diego, CA)
8/11 - 8/14 - Wizard World Chicago (Chicago, IL)
8/20 - 8/21 - Baltimore Comic Con (Baltimore, MD)
9/24 - Jet City Comic Con (Seattle, WA)
10/29 - 10/30 - Long Beach Comic Con (Long Beach, CA)
11/11 - 11/13 - Wizard World Austin (Austin, TX)
1/28 - 1/29 - Wizard World New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)5/31 - Poster Show @ Bar Basic (San Diego)
Sean Dietrich currently lives in San Diego (at least for the next 2 months!) and has been published since he was 15. He used his live art as a marketing tool when his first book 'industriacide' came out because he was too broke to buy ad space to promote, and it's since become a successful career. Dietrich has painted at the lowliest dive bars on up to celebrity filled clubs in Beverly Hills, and has been able to maintain his status in the underground art scene in San Diego, helping new artists break into live art and make a living off of their craft. The artist has also been apart of numerous charity events raising thousands of dollars through donated paintings that are auctioned off.
--For more information on the tour, the books, tour blog and more, log to www.industriacide.com or follow Dietrich at www.facebook.com/seandietrich.
--To help fund the tour and get some pretty rad pledge prizes, log to http://kck.st/lsrexT and pledge to the kickstarter.com project.
My project on kickstarter.com has launched and so for the next 30 days I'm giving away some cool prints, books, art and even a dinner with me and the authors of the new kid's book 'The Fruits of Our Labor'! Click HERE to see all the details.
The new kids book I'm illustrating 'The Fruits of Our Labor' is almost finished and so I've added an official page on the site for all the information about this wonderfully unique book written by Rachel Dietrich and Lexi Sadler. So stop on by frequently to get all the info on the launch of this book, featuring book signings which will offer a chance to meet the myself and the authors, but also feature demos from local chefs that will be teaching kids about the fun in food, as well as fun exercise advice, and art projects that will give them an opportunity to combine their creativity with healthy food choices. We're all excited about the book and the tour and hope you are too!
Check out the 'STORE' section for all of the current paintings I have for sale. Email me at email@example.com for info on multiple painting purchase deals. Thanks!
That's right, I'm officially announcing my first U.S multi-city tour starting this July in San Diego at the San Diego Comic Con! I've been all up and down the west coast, but for the first time ever, I'm bringing the art to the people around the country. Dates can be found on the 'TOUR' page of the site starting with the San Diego Comic Con in JULY...Dates include the Wizard World Chicago in Aug, the Baltimore Comic Con in Aug, The Jet City Comic Con in Seattle in Sept., the Long Beach Comic Con in Oct, Wizard World Austin in Nov, and New Orleans in Jan 2012. In between these events I'll be at nightclubs, bars, festivals, and store signings bringing my live art and books! I'm super excited to be able to do this and I'm very lucky my wife and daughter are on board for the trip. If you are looking for some live art in a city you live in, feel free to contact me about any upcoming club events you have at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for all the years of support, and I'll see you in a city near you soon!
Sean Dietrich was born in Baltimore, MD and now resides in Anacortes, Wa--there was much in between.