A page about art about a band.

Welcome!  My name’s Josean, and I’m a fan of Phish.  I’m also an artist and an educator.  But I really like Phish.  So much, that once tour dates are announced, whatever I’m working on gets pushed aside and the lot art begins.  I usually do block prints, drawings, paintings, and stickers (check them out at www.joseanrivera.com). But during tour they tend to be Phish related.  Some people love it, others don’t.  So I decided to create this blog.  I’m sure I’ll get less “Phish?Really” comments from followers on social media (@joseeen), not that it matters.  Phish is a big influence on my art, whether or not it shows in all my art.  This blog allows me to show and archive it exclusively  in one place, as well as give people a chance to buy art pertaining to a certain band they fancy.  Check out my Etsy for my art, Phish related or not.  The first couple posts will be reblogs from my other site, but I’ll be including new work, works in progress, as well as sketches from couch tour.  Follow me on twitters for updates!

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Summer homework: The Gamehendge Saga

Josean Rivera

I’ve just finished (and have available for sale) the first four illustrations in the Gamehendge suite I’m currently working on.  Inspired by a couple songs by the band Phish, Gamehendge was originally guitarist Trey Anastasio’s senior thesis at Goddard College.  Originally called The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday (TMWSIY), it is a collection of songs that tell the story of a retired colonel who is transported to the land of Gamehendge and rescues a document called the Helping Friendly Book from an evil dictator named Wilson.  I have been planning to work on a visual form of it (originally as a graphic novel) for a couple years.  I have illustrated the song Esther as a series of block prints in college, and created 2 stenciled prints last summer.  There are quite a few songs in the saga; 8 in TMTSIY, as well as some additions they released later.  I…

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