Saturday, April 30, 2011


Q Pop would like to express it's gratitude to everyone who helped or donated artwork for our fundraiser to help Japan. It was such a big success for us.
Our shop has only been open for about 6 months....and we're definitely a small shop...but we managed to raise $9000 total for the evening...Amazing!!!
I also want to stress that we are NOT bragging....this is not our intent for posting the amount. We just wanted everyone to know where their money is actually going I have documented the writing and sending of the check.
After a very long deliberation period, we finally decided to donate to Give2Asia. Located in San Francisco, they funnel the funds to Japanese NPO's currently working and giving aid in Japan. It does NOT go to Red Cross who has come under some scrutiny after their notorious delays and overhead costs.
The capper to all this that we may double this amount soon!!! We'll keep you posted!!

5-4-2011 So it's true. We've officially DOUBLED our donation amount. Thanks to Lauren Faust and her My Little Pony original artwork that she donated...we've brought the total up to about $20,000!!! Thanks again sooo much to those that donated and bought pieces.

Q Pop Help Japan Fundraiser

Less than a week after the 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan, Q Pop held it's fundraiser/art auction in conjunction with our friends at Tune In Tokyo.
It was a great evening of amazing artwork donated from over 100 artists(including but not limited to: Chris Reccardi, Elizabeth Ito, Junko Mizuno, Irene Yuen, Nagi Koyama, Yoskay Yamamoto, Mari Inukai, Patrick Awa, Lynne Naylor, Michelle Romo, Jeni Yang, Bob Logan, Casey Alexander, Kali Fontecchio, Lou Romano, Lauren Faust, Craig Mccracken, Justin Thompson, Dan Krall, Phil Rynda, Brianne Drouhard, Becky Dreistadt, Paul and L. Rudish, Alex Kirwan, Jeff Ranjo, and many others!!) and great music spun by dj's Greg Hignight, Del Martin , Tora, Ally and Leet!! There was also some really moving live music performances from Dig Jelly and Stephanie Yanez. And good food donated by It's Thai and NAGI!!. Artwork and other donated products will continue to be sold in the store to raise money for the victims of the tsunamis and earthquakes in Japan after the auction so please come by and buy something and help out!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Opening Art

Sorry again for the delay in posts. I'm going to try to get good about posting regularly. In the last post I mentioned the Grand Opening Party and how much fun it was....but I didn't really get to show much of the art that was in the show. We were so lucky to have the participation of some of the most amazing artists from the gallery world and the animation world. Some of the pieces are still available online in our webstore..please check them out here:
Here's a little sampling ..

One of the most influential japanese artists in the past decade, Junko Mizuno, created this piece and infused it with symbolism from our shop.... Sweet Gouache painting from New Zealand illustrator Becky Dreistadt the tiny deer...cute!!

Very cool diorama illustration from Bob Logan....Dreamworks animation artist who has worked on the Simpsons and Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs!!...

Excellent pen and ink art from Casey Alexander, emmy nominated story artist on Spongebob Squarepants....
Incredible painting by internationally known Hiroyuki Matsuura, creator of the Windy Bunny doll....

The amazing Kevin Dart(he did the mural in our shop!!)...creator of Yuki 7 did this wonderful digital piece..

A fantastically cute piece from Victoria Ying(she worked on Tangled)The uber talented Elizabeth Ito( she painted the mural on our outside wall)
Shibuya Girls Pop artist Eimi..absolutely one of my favorites..never afraid to use the pink!!
Japanese artists Naoshi...another's made out of sand!! seriously....and we have more of her cards and goods in stock ......

and we had many more in the show..over 50 in fact!!!
including Shibuya Girls Pop artists: Shinjuko, Hiroshi Mori, Nana Aoyama , Kaiyo Tamaishi, Ra'yka, Nico, Keiko Ogawa, Anne Imai, Sayaka Iwashimizu, Yuki Takahashi, Marrontic
as well as featured artists Mari Inukai, Phil Rynda, Hideyuki Tanaka ( creator of Super Milk Chan), Minifanfan, Chris Ure, Andrew Erekson, Valerie Nunez, Paul Rudish, L. Rudish, Warren Leonhardt, Anna Chambers, Mayumi Tanaka, Anders Arhoj, Aurore Damant, Cody Cameron, Yoko Nomura, Jeff Ranjo, Robert Ryan Cory, Nagi Koyama, Shin Imanaka, Luca Tieri, Chris Sasaki, Michael Yamada, Doug Gautier, Pete Oswald, Irene Yuen, Riki Takaoka, Dave Bleich,
and Justin Thompson!!! whew!!

Thanks to all of them for creating food for imagination!! and helping us celebrate our opening..