Premiere Screening of ILTPM
With the documentary completely edited, and only slight mastering remaining, I'm proud to announce that we have scheduled the "Premiere Screening" of ILTPM, April 2nd, 4:00pm at the Paradise Artist... Read more
Old School Zarmy Members Earn Teaser
You have all been extremely patient and understanding, allowing me the space I need to bring the documentary through! We are on the precipice now, and I have a "teaser"... Read more
Been A Long Time
I know it has been a very long time since I produced an update for this slice of the Zarmy! You have not been forgotten, the simple truth is that... Read more
Chet Zar Documentary on Speed
Enjoy this sneak peek time-lapse of a painting produced last year at the Paradise Artist Retreat. All of you helped immensely on the first project, so I do understand some reticence to... Read more
New Sneak Peek
Ever experienced paranormal phenomenon? One little clip of what is in store, and all because of your support!
You can continue to support this project, and bring it to... Read more
For Your Viewing Pleasure
Sneak peek of footage for the I Like to Paint Monsters: Chet Zar Story
Please continue to support the ILTPM Kickstarter2 so we can bring this feature film to... Read more
Looking over all of the names of friends, family, fans and colleagues who entered the raffle, I'm overcome with appreciation for having the opportunity to know each and every one... Read more
Raffle to Win Chet Zar's Vampclops
I Like to Paint Monsters continues in the pursuit of additional funding to support post-production and film festival travel. This is a fun and relatively cheap way to contribute, and... Read more
Raffle and Release of ILTPM Hoodies & Shirts
As you all know, I've been attempting to generate some additional funding for ILTPM. There have been some exciting interactions, and the trailer has generated quite a buzz. I previously... Read more
How Far We've Come
What an anniversary! One year ago the ILTPM Kickstarter was successfully funded on October 12th, the same day that Ego Death opened at Barnsdall Art Park a year later! The... Read more
Cthulhu Underpainting Time-Lapse
Here's a little sneak peek from the I Like to Paint Monsters documentary Zarchive set to the sound of "Bad Moon Rising" by Chet Zar's band "IS"...
Cyclops Reward Tier Done
Chet finished the last of the Cyclops reward tier sketches last night! Thank you for your patience and, as always, your support! Based on this pic I think it will... Read more
I know I haven't posted an update in awhile, and that's because I've been cracking away on the I Like to Paint Monsters trailer! It is coming along sensationally! The... Read more
Chet Zar Kickstarter
As I'm sure you all know by now, Chet Zar has created his own Kickstarter - Ego Death. This solo show of monstrous paintings is going to be held in... Read more
Cryptoid Prints Shipped
Exciting news: Chet shipped the Tommy Lee Collaboration Prints today! Cryptoids - keep your eyes on the mail!
We also discussed the the Cyclops tier and Chet is busy working... Read more
Chet in Germany
Chet is currently in Germany at the Dortmund Tattoo Convention with Tommy Lee Wendtner. During his trip, amongst painting and dabbling in more tattoo apprentice work, he will be presenting... Read more
Rewards on the Move
Both Chet and I have been busy preparing and shipping out rewards. At this stage most of the rewards have been taken care of...
Black Magician - Mummy: All of... Read more
Rewards on the Way!
You've all been so patient waiting for your rewards! I just finished up a bunch of screenprinted patches, and Chet has been very busy getting things shipped as well. More... Read more
Alex Grey Kickstarter
Here's a Kickstarter project worth backing! Fellow visionary artist and mystic Alex Grey is trying to obtain funding to create an all-encompassing art building which will immerse its audience in... Read more
Chet Zar Exhibit at the Stranger Factory
Again thanks to your support I was able to complete another excellent shoot! Here are some pics from the Chet Zar and DoktorA opening at the Stranger Factory:
Stranger Factory & Rewards
As some of you may know Chet has been pulling all nighters in preparation for his upcoming show with Doktor A at the Stranger Factory http://strangerfactory.com and this is exciting... Read more
Chet Zar Oil Painting Raffle
Thanks to all of your support the I Like to Paint Monsters webpage store is now officially open here: http://www.iliketopaintmonsters.com/store/ and the option to "Shop" also exists on the FB page here: http://www.facebook.com/ILikeToPaintMonsters ... Read more
So I know everyone waiting on their rewards are chomping at the bit now, and who can really blame you? Chet and I discussed this very matter a couple days... Read more
Paradise Artist Retreat 2013
Well I'm back from the Paradise Artist Retreat, and what an amazing journey it was! I had the opportunity to shoot interviews with Alex Grey, Shawn Barber, Guy Aitchison, Big... Read more
Screenprinting Officially Begins
As some of you may have seen on the http://iliketopaintmonsters.com webpage, I have successfully burned my first screen for ILTPM merchandise! The silkscreening setup was just one of many purchases that I... Read more
With the help of webpage designer extraordinaire Patrick Lyons the "I Like to Paint Monsters" site is now up and running. Please show your support, as I know you... Read more
More Reward Info
At this point all of the "Disturb the Normal" DVD's, Postcards, Patches, and "Black Magick" books have been sent (if you haven't received yours, then wait until the end of... Read more
Just received this pic from a happy Backer in France! So glad the rewards are arriving and, as always, thank you for your support!
Rewards are Arriving
I just received word that a Mummy Backer received their rewards (see attached pic)! This makes me so happy! Kicksarter is rewarding in so many ways.
Official ILTPM Patch Update:... Read more
Patches & Books
Mummies - I just received word that Chet has received the Black Magick books, so they should be on their way to each of you shortly!
Patches - Anyone whose... Read more
Well folks, I just got off the phone with Chet and we have determined that the following rewards will be shipping between Friday and Monday of this coming week: Hybrid,... Read more
More Production Pics
Here's another set of production pics from my recent stay in LA! Thanks again to each of you for contributing to the success of this project. Reward update to be... Read more
Process pics from Production
Here are some pics from the making of I Like to Paint Monsters from the past week...
Well Backers, the Documentary has officially begun! I arrived in California on Thursday night. Yesterday I interviewed LC from Think Space Galleries yesterday. Shortly thereafter, joined by Mischa McLachlan our... Read more
Building backdrop frames for the Documentary. Only screwed up on the "L" coupling for the top bar, that and I'm about 86" short of completing the 4th frame. All in... Read more
Just a quick update to let those of you who either selected the "Corpse" tier as your primary reward, or selected it as your lower tier choice, know that these... Read more
Postcards Have Arrived
Look what I just received in the mail - Chet Zar postcards for Kickstarter Backers! I will spend the afternoon addressing and signing them...I should have them in the mail... Read more
"First Contact" Final Version
I just received the final version of the collaboration that Chet Zar and Tommy Lee Wendtner completed for the "Cryptoid" Monster tier! They are still working on the "Untitled" print,... Read more
I have been informed by Chet that the postcards are signed and will be sent to me in the mail tomorrow - Thursday. This means that as soon as I... Read more
Today was another day full of telephone calls - the downside: lots of microwaves directed at my head - the upside: a chance to talk with a great group of... Read more
With Your Support
Here is what your pledges have afforded the Documentary...among other things! Thank you all so very much!
On a separate note, here is a fun way to follow the happenings... Read more
Clarification & Bonus
It was brought to my attention today by a helpful Backer that some confusion may exist concerning the "Oddity" and "Freak" rights! Originally my intent in including these with upper... Read more
Phone Calls - Updates - Decisions
As many of you know by now, I spent a good portion of today making calls! If I was unable to reach you then I left a voicemail. There were... Read more
Today I got the first package of many and I wanted to share a pic of what you have all assisted in manifesting. Every time I make an order, open... Read more
Black Magicians, Curiosities, Oddities, Freaks, Hybrids, Corpses, and Mummies: I'm slacking a bit on the reward phone calls; I just upgraded to a smart phone today (finally), with international calling... Read more
Rewards on the Way!!!
What a week! I've been having a fantastic time calling the Kickstarter Backers - such a great group of fans Chet has! And what a pleasure to connect personally, even... Read more
Reward Information Still Needed
For anyone who has yet to respond to the Backer Surveys, please do so as soon as you find time. I am incapable of getting out your reward(s) if I... Read more
Canvas Giclee Rewards
For those of you who selected Canvas Giclee Reward Tiers: Manticore, Minotaur, and Cerberus...they're coming for you!!!
"Mummy" Reward Unveiled
Here's a sneak peek at Chet's book "Black Magick: The Art of Chet Zar". The official release is slated for December, but Chet just received this pre-release copy in the... Read more
Equipment Purchases Begin
All of your amazing support, in the form of pledges, has paid off! The funding has just been released to me; now I can begin the process of obtaining the... Read more
For Backers who have not yet responded to the survey concerning rewards, it would be great if you could find some time to do so. The sooner I get all... Read more
Many ideas in the works! Today I discussed an option with Chet which, of course, he was in support of. As I move forward with the Webpage, which will act... Read more
Well everyone, in the excitement and rush to get off the surveys and expedite the process of getting the rewards out to Backers, I failed to include questions concerning shirt... Read more
The Next Step
I have completed the surveys and will be eagerly awaiting the return of them; so please keep your eye out for a survey in your "inbox"! Once I have received... Read more
Chet Zar and Tommy Lee Wendtner: "Untitled"
Here's the second image of the digital collaboration that Chet and Tommy are working on, which is being offered at the "Cryptoid" ($125) Monster Reward tier. This is a rough... Read more
Chet Zar & Tommy Lee Wendtner: "First Contact"
Here's the first image of the digital collaboration that Chet and Tommy are working on, "First Contact", which is being offered at the "Cryptoid" ($125) Monster Reward tier...
NEW REWARDS: Chet Zar "Meet and Greet"
Four Amazing New Offers:
"Denizen" ($250) – Chet Zar “Meet and Greet”; you will get a tour of Chet’s studio after which he will take you out to his favorite... Read more
Special Addition to "Cthulhu"
In addition to the "Cthulhu" tier as it currently exists, Backers will also receive an original 5x7 Chet Zar Painting, and the following offer: Chet Zar “Meet and Greet”; you... Read more
Original Chet Zar Paintings for Backers
Well we're running out of time...only three days left! Today we have decided on some originals that will be made available to Backers at the "Leviathan" and "Cthulhu" Monster Reward... Read more
Hotel Room Interview Teaser
Here's a sneak peek at the hotel room interview with Chet Zar at Keystone in September. Chet talks about two of his favorite artists: Chris Mars and Beksinski...
"Hammerhead" Oil Painting Montage
Here's a rough cut montage of Chet Zar working on "Hammerhead" at the Paradise Artist Retreat in Keystone Colorado!
NEW REWARD: Chet Zar and Tommy Lee Wendtner Digital Collaboration Print
A new Monster Tier Reward has just been added: "Cryptoid" ($125) - Signed 13x19 Chet Zar and Tommy Lee Wendtner digital collaboration Print on Velvet Fine Art Paper, includes any... Read more
Here are the three choices that Backers will have for t-shirts: "Black Magick", "I Want You", and "Glow in the Dark Gas Mask Logo"...
Minimum Goal Reached!!!
Well people, thanks to all of your support and contributions we have reached the minimum goal! This is just the beginning though. Now the real work begins - the creation... Read more
NEW REWARD: Tommy Lee Wendtner Tattoo!!!
We just landed an amazing deal with Tattoo Master Tommy Lee Wendtner. He has offered his services as a reward for contributing to this project! Here is the new reward:... Read more
Options for Prints now Available
We have decided which prints will be available to Backers:
"Golem" ($200) 13x16 Paper Giclee choices will be: Hanky Panky, Crybaby, Addicted to the Good News, and Abandoned.
"Manticore" ($300)... Read more
NEW REWARD: Limited Edition "Ugly American" Hard Cover
We just got our hands on three signed and numbered, limited edition, hard cover "Ugly American" books (officially sold out and unavailable on the open market) featuring Chet Zar's art... Read more
NEW REWARD: Chet Zar Black & Grey Tattoo Design
We just reduced the amount to pledge at the "Chimera" Monster Reward Tier by $200!!!
Exciting news - Chet has offered to design Black and Grey Tattoos for Backers! Check... Read more
Father Apocalypse as Reward?
It has been rumored that an unidentified Chet Zar collector may be offering the painting "Father Apocalypse" as an addition to one of the preexisting Monster Reward Tiers! This oil... Read more
I Wonder if I can Paint?
Here's a sneak peek of a recent interview with Chet Zar while he reviewed, for the first time, the proof for his upcoming book "Black Magick: The Art of Chet... Read more
Potential Choices for Prints
We are still making determinations on which prints will be available depending upon size, but here are a few that we are looking at (listed in order from top to... Read more
Lower Reward Choices
After digging a little deeper I have discovered that upon completion of this campaign, when sending out the Backer survey, I will have the opportunity to customize the questions to... Read more
Artistic Community Collaboration
During a recent conversation with one of our Backers it was brought to my attention that not everyone realizes the potential for collaboration inherent in this project. Not only do... Read more
"Chupacabra" Reward Tier: James Zar Originals!
A new Monster Reward Tier has been added: "Chupacabra". This limited edition tier includes four choices of 8x10 oil on wood paintings by the one and only James Zar! You... Read more
James Zar Reward Tier
It has been decided that the James Zar Original Reward will be added as its own Monster Tier! You will have a choice between several 5x7 paintings. This Reward Tier... Read more
Choices for t-shirts, Giclee prints and Original Art?
Over the next few days I will be posting images of Canvas and Paper Giclee prints that Backers will have the opportunity to choose from when pledging at the"Golem" ($200)... Read more
Choices on Giclee Prints and More!!!
We are discussing options and choices for Paper and Canvas Giclee Prints. We think that our Backers would appreciate the opportunity to select from several options...and so the discussion is... Read more
James Zar Donation?
I just received word that James Zar - father of Chet Zar and visionary painter - may be donating a painting in order to help us carve out a new... Read more
Question: What equipment do you intend to purchase?
A potential Backer has asked this question - a good one! Here is my answer:
I certainly agree with you that the quality is of the utmost importance. I went... Read more
Chet's First Tattooing Experience
In case you haven't had an opportunity to see Chet's first few moments of tattooing, here is a link to a rough cut sneak peek:
DVD Distribution: a commonly asked question
The intent of the filmmakers thus far has been to take the Documentary through the Film Festival circuit and ultimately seek greater exposure for Chet Zar and his art, with... Read more
Reward Addition: "I Like to Paint Monsters" Official Documentary Patch
At the recent Paradise Tattoo Gathering I passed out homemade DIY punk-rock patches. People liked these patches so much that I've decided to throw them in at the "Corpse" level... Read more
Black Magick: The Art of Chet Zar
Last night I sat with Chet while he looked through the proof for his new book "Black Magick: The Art of Chet Zar" for the first time. His thoughts, comments,... Read more
Chet Zar the Tattoo Artist
This morning Chet Zar did his first ever tattoo work...on me! Tonight he will work more on the tattoo! Very exciting stuff and a completely new medium for one of... Read more
Chet Zar Sclupting Class
Here are a couple pics of Chet's sculpting class today at the Paradise Artist Retreat.
Lower Tier Choices
Hello Everyone - Once you've chosen your reward, depending upon the tier, you will have the opportunity to also pick from your choice of one lower tier. Email me your... Read more