GraphixRob Studios Dec. 2007

The International Digital Visual Arts Show is happening now!
Details below:

PRESS RELEASE Trieste, Italy 23 November 2007



Winning and finalist images to be seen at:

And at the State Library in Trieste from 23rd November to 15th December 2007

Promoted by:

Acquamarina – Associazione Culturale

With the support of:

Regional Committee for Education, Culture, Sport and Peace;

Credito Cooperativo del Carso

In cooperation with:

Ministry for Arts and Culture; State Library of Trieste

The competition – organised and run on the web and devoted to computer-processed graphic and photographic images – aroused the interest of 410 artists from 55 different countries.

The winning 30 images will be on display until 15th December, together with 25 works by Riccardo Paci, winner of the 2006 edition of "The Brain Project". The State Library is located at 6, Largo Papa Giovanni XXIII and entrance to the exhibition is free. Opening hours: 8.30 am-6.30 pm from Monday to Friday, 8.30-1.30 pm on Saturday.

All the works posted on the competition website, the 30 best images and Riccardo Paci’s works can be seen at

The international competition “The Brain Project” was organised with the support of the Regional Committee for Education, Culture, Sport and Peace of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Credito Cooperativo del Carso/ Zadružna Kraška Banka, in cooperation with the Ministry for Arts and Culture and the State Library in Trieste.

The competition aroused the interest of 410 artists from every corner of the world: 208 from Italy, 36 from the USA, 17 from Germany, 12 from Great Britain, 8 from the Netherlands, 7 from France, the Czech Republic and India, 6 from Brazil and Japan. Other applications came from major European and western countries including Australia, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Croatia and Israel, but also from China, Russia, Turkey, Egypt, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, African countries and Latin America.

The subject matter was “Attraction”. Through different photo, photo retouching, graphic, and digital painting techniques participants represented this subject in an evocative, surreal, highly imaginative way without forgetting other aspects, like irony and social criticism.

Participants worth mentioning include Japanese digital artist Nakamura Kazuhiko, who took inspiration from Kafka’s story and Arcimboldo’s paintings to create his “Metamorphosis”, Russian Sergey Skachkov, from Novosibirsk, who depicted a disturbing image of modern, labyrinth-like cities. If Israeli Moran Barak, from Tel Aviv, created a bright, graphic-pictorial image of friends gathered around a bonfire, Italian Rita Soccio, from Recanati, used a good deal of amused irony to represent the bizarre Proper/Star family, originating from the love of two very popular cartoon characters used in TV ads.

Images posted on the competition website were anonymously analysed by a jury of experts. The thirty best images they selected were published on the competition magazine, including 25 works by artist and computer scientist Riccardo Paci, from Florence. His personal exhibition include some printings and oil on canvas pictures with three different subject matters: “Acqua” (Water), “Stella” (Star) and “Occhio” (Eye). With one of these images, a puzzle of digital images forming a big eye, Paci won the first edition of “The Brain Project” competition, in which 309 artists from 42 different countries participated.

Further information in Italian and English can be found at


Members of the jury for “The brain project 2007” were:

Riccardo Baldassarri - photographer – founder of the competition (Trieste)

Annamaria Castellan – president of Associazione Acquamarina and award organiser (Trieste)

Emanuela De Marchi – film director, president of “Mis Mas eventi”, working in the show and training business (Milan)

Antonio Giusa - curator of “Spilimbergo fotografia “(Udine)

Riccardo Paci - winner of “The brain project 2006” edition, artist and computer engineer (Florence)

Tatjana Rojc – literary critic – Univeristy of Udine

Alessandro Rosada - gallery manager (Trieste)

FOR EDITORIAL OFFICES: information in Italian and English, competition logo and competition images in a high definition format can be downloaded at the press office website:

My entry made it into the top 30 (out of 410 entries)

See the top 30 entries here


FUTR WRLD/Antimotion has asked artists from all over the world to participate.
My CG (science fiction) artwork was selected to be showcased in a limited first edition numbered 'spacebook' along with a special edition print.

There will be a FUTR WRLD exhibition and book viewing at a NYC gallery to be announced.

FUTR WRLD is an open source collaborative effort among artist to create a conceptual rendering of earth and its inhabitants in the year 2060.
The contest is based on the following theme:

- Future of the living space
- Future communication
- Evolution of the human body / biotech enhancement
- Future of transportation and movement
- Future of fashion
- Urban / suburban society
- Future of war
- Future entertainment / gaming

Stay tuned in for the time and place of the FUTR WRLD ~ NYC gallery show...


'My Toons' Congratulations!

Much thanks to Raleigh @ for the great prize and recognition

Raleigh writes:
The image Dragon Storm has been chosen as a winner for our Bust In And Win contest. In addition we will add your picture to our Hall Of Fame.

See the winning image here


The Movie: Demi the Demoness is well underway and GraphixRob Studios has contributed several 3D still shots to the effort.

The word on the street is that they actually start to film in January/Febuary 2008

Preview images:

More on the Demi movie asap...


Mysterious Visions After Hours #2 is now available

Price: $4.95

56 pg. Full Size, B+W w/color cover, First Printing, January 2008.

Edited by Tomm Gabbard, with work by Alexander Violette,Michael Sumislaski, Mike Jasorka, Kenneth Olson, Chris McJunkin, Wendell Fowler, Andrew Dawe-Collins, Bart A Thompson, Paul Shultz, Brant Fowler, Ozzy Langoria, Crisman Strunk, Marco Antonio Najera,

and cover by Rob Hassan.

The long awaited second issue of Dimestore's mature readers horror anthology!

Piloted by new editor / art director Tomm Gabbard and a team of increadibly talented writers and artists bringing the finest in chills, thrills and spills sit back, dim the lights, and enjoy the ride!

Pick it up today!

Rob Hassan

'GraphixRob' Studio Phone (847) 245-4147
Cell (847) 606-4147

Artwork links:
Graphixrob Imagine FX Gallery



...more from GraphixRob Studios

Our (expensive) billboard in Times Square NYC


I recently received official notification and the location of the art exhibit in Trieste Italy.

I’m glad to invite you to the following exhibition at:

Trieste’s State Library

Largo Papa Giovanni XXIII n. 6

-Friday November 23rd at 6 pm opening of the exhibition contest

-The exhibitions will last till Decemebr 5th

-Open Monday to Friday from8.30 am to 6.30 pm, Saturday from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm

-Sunday and holidays closed

See all of the exhibited artwork here: Artwork

The accompanying text based on the exhibit theme 'Attraction':

Attraction is forever.
The future holds many mysteries dark and bright. One certainty is that attraction will forever be the driving life-force for all creatures great and small. Without strong attraction (one object drawing toward another) existence as we know it is impossible.


The ImagineFX magazine (issue 25) is finally out in the UK and will hit the US shores in about 2-3 weeks...this issue features a few pieces of my artwork and a short biography in the Reader Xpose' section.


Richard Johnson a Graphic Designer and Illustrator in the UK noticed my artwork in the pages of ImagineFX magazine and has graciously requested that I work as part of an artistic team contributing to the project.

The Enemy's Son: Erth Chronicles Book I

This epic project was actually featured in an article ImagineFX published in issue #19, along with his own artwork in #21, and further Erth artwork in this month’s (25) issue, page 60.

Also, check out ImagineFX #19’s article here

This is an exciting time for Erth Chronicles, with new developments happening all the time – so make sure you keep an eye on the site, as there are regular updates in the News & Features section.

Richard is currently developing the Erth Awards which is supported by Ballistic Publishing and will be judged by some highly respected professionals in the field
Check out the entire project here:

Much more on this soon...


I would like to thank the website for the heavy promotion of my comic book artwork. The site has published my artwork consistently for several months, often on their front page in the 'Spotlight On' Gallery'

About Comics2Film
Comics2Film was founded on May 24th, 1997 by Rob M. Worley in an effort to give fans a single place to find all the news, current and historic about movies and TV shows that are based on comic books and comic strips.

In that time the site has grown from a hobby to a phenomenon, a trusted source cited by numerous news outlets including USA Today, CNN, Fox News, Entertainment Weekly and more.



The Hierograph: Volume Two

is now available

The second installment of the quarterly anthology of adventure and mystery. Featuring comics, prose, and poetry by Paul Cartwight, Nicholas Knight, Chris Fenoglio, Shane Smallwood, Cristian Aluas, Steve Cobb, Nic Wilson, Giovanni P. Timpano, James Reed, Travis Gibb, Steven Preston, Mauricio Diaz, CAOZ, Chris Lynch, Stu Art, Aaron Nelson, Alberto Pessoa, ArleneWow!, Robert Tidwell, Gerardo Gonzales, Rob Hassan, Thomas Wells, and Anthony Garcia. Edited and compiled by Anthony Garcia. 80 pages, color and b/w.

My artwork is also confirmed to be in Volume #3 due out in Spring 2008

Thanks Anthony!


Until next time, remember..

WWDD 1965-2007


...more from GraphixRob Studios

--Rob Hassan
'GraphixRob' Studio Phone (847) 245-4147
Cell (847) 606-4147
Artwork links:

Create Magazine will publish the image "Twin Mountain City" in their Jan/Feb 2008 issue.

Create Magazine’s mission is to inform, connect, inspire and educate creative professionals. First published in 2001, Create Magazine is an award-winning, bi-monthly creative industry magazine published for those who produce or require creative services and products. As a networking resource, Create Magazine provides an insider's perspective on the people, news, trends and events that influence both local and national advertising and creative production industries.

With five regional editions nationwide, each issue features articles by local community leaders who are the trusted source for information and commentary on the Advertising, Design, Printing, Photography, Film and Video, Animation and New Media industries, in addition to national content from industry experts.


Picayune Productions in in the process of filming the movie 'Comic Ruse' and it seems that they are using a character (Mammoth) that I created several years ago.

I received this email recently from Roland the films director:

"The film is back on track. It actually stalled briefly when I got a job writing for Marvel Comics along side Orson Scott Card (Red Prophet still in stores now!), but now that the project is over, I'm pressing ahead with the film. Scenes that highlight "The Mammoth" have actually been filmed already!"


The commission image (Shalla-Bal) is nearly done:

Final version below 11/15/07

This image will be featured on the Comic Art Fans website

More to come...

Graphixrob Studios

'Infinite Bridge' International digital visual arts competition 2007

International digital visual arts competition 2007

Mr. Rob Hassan,

"We are glad to inform you that your work has been selected among the thirty best pictures participating in the competition.

Your artwork will therefore be displayed at the State Library in Trieste from the 23rd of November to the 5th of December 2007".

Annamaria Castellan

President of Associazione Acquamarina

The absolute winner of the 2007 edition will be offered the chance to mount a personal exhibition at “The Brain Project – 2008”, publish a short monograph in next year’s exhibition magazine and be a member of the jury inthe 2008 edition.

The first edition of “The Brain Project” competition – whose subject matterwas “Borders” – took place last year. 309 people from 42 different countriesparticipated in it thus offering an overview of the future developments inthe field of digital art.

The works posted in the competition website will be analysed and evaluated online by an international jury. The thirty best pictures will be published on the website, published in the exhibition magazine and displayed at an exhibition in Trieste (Italy) at the end of November.This event is promoted by Acquamarina – Associazione Culturale with thesupport of Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia, Regional Committee for Education, Culture, Sport and Peace, Credito Cooperativo del Carso/ ZadružnaKraška Banka and in cooperation with the Ministry for Arts and Culture andthe State Library in Trieste (Italy).

GraphixRob Studios News for Nov 07

The winners of the Halloween contest were announced.

My (gross) entry won Honorable Mention and is to be published by Computer Graphics World (CGW) magazine in their October release Volume: 31 Issue: 10 (Oct 2007)

GraphixRob Studios October/November News

~FujiFilm Graphic Systems, USA Inc.

Frank S. at FujiFilm Graphic Arts Products department came through with the Graphixrob lenticular print poster. The Crash Landing image was used to create a fantastic 3D poster. The poster will be distributed to the entire sales team and used to promote the unique printing technology. The picture (below) does not do the gorgeous 24" poster justice.
The poster did not photograph very well for obvious reasons.

Screen shot of the Lenticular process being translated

~Imagine FX Magazine Article

I was recently notified that the Imagine FX magazine article featuring several pieces of artwork and short bio will be published in the January 2008 (Issue #25).

~Demi the Demoness

The adult movie: Demi The Demoness has begun preproduction.

GraphixRob Studios will provide a few 3D images of castles and other fantasy shots. The images will be used to establish set locations and for scene transitions.

~The Envaryan Chronicles: Book 1

GraphixRob Studios images have been chosen to highlight 2 chapters of the latest project for the musical artists 'Rhythmic Symphony'.

The Envaryan Chronicles: Book 1 is an original story centered on the immortal city of Envarya. Each chapter has been written in lyrical form and put to music, making each song a chapter, and each album a book.

Check the links for much more information regarding 'The Envaryan Chronicles' and 'Rhythmic Symphony'

~Renderosity Halloween contest

I recently entered the 7th annual Halloween contest .
The contest theme is "Dinner With the Dead".
The Judging Phase is: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 to Tuesday, October 30, 2007.
The winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 31st by midnight in the Contest forum, the Community forum, and on the Renderosity FrontPage!

See the semi-gross entry (here)

and on a similar note...
~Computer Graphics World magazine
I was contacted by the contest moderator soon after posting the Halloween contest entry to inform me that:

"A small, hand-full of Halloween Contest entries have been selected for possible consideration in a special feature story in Computer Graphics World Magazine. And your image was one of them!"
Keep your fingers crossed for the inclusion of the image titled: "Appetite for Ghastly Delights".

We'll see what happens in the November issue of CGW...


My European artist representitive agency Aker Art Studio has approached a "big" publishing company for a possible art book deal.

According to my rep., this publisher has produced books for some of the most recognized European sci-fi and fantasy artists including: Luis Royo, Azpiri among others.

Stay tuned for the outcome on this one... go get em' Pedro!
~Impact Books
After entering the Impact Books contest: Rising Stars of Fantastic Art and waiting (with much anticipation) for a response, I was notified that the contest has been cancelled and "We remain hopeful that we’ll be able to revisit this in the future."
Massive GYP???
Anyway, as always check out my most recent 2D and 3D images at these friendly sites:

'Graphixrob' Update

As of 10/3:
~The art representative agency Aker Art Studio (AAS) will be soliciting my artwork in Europe and the US. They are associated with some really great artists and seem to have strong connections. Their offices are in Barcelona, Spain.

~My new 3D landscape artwork (yet to be determined) will be included in the 3rd Volume of The Hierograph comic anthology due out in early 08.

~The Museum of Computer Art (MOCA) will be exhibiting my 3D artwork on their virtual museum website.
MOCA: Museum of Computer Art (established 1994) is host to hundreds of world-class digital artists and thousands of their images, all available for viewing. It is one of the most heavily-trafficked, comprehensive, frequently-updated and respected digital art museums on the Web.

~The cover artwork is now complete:
This horror anthology will be in stores in the spring.

~ImagineFX magazine will be out within the next few days. The magazine will include a short bio and a few Graphixrob images...can't wait to see it!


As always check out my new artwork weekly

And also here:

Buy the artbook "The Very Best of GraphixRob" Volume I:
Artbook description:
The book includes;
~A mix of traditional art techniques: pencil, pen and ink and acrylic painting.
~Computer generated artwork using various 2D and 3D graphics programs including Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk 3ds max, E-ON Vue, Curious Labs Poser and others.
Rob's artistic inspirations include:
~fantasy painters from many eras
~science fiction and classic Universal monster movies
~60's and 70's ‘pop’ art
~mainstream and underground comic book art.

Until next time..Cheers!

'What's up' with GraphixRob?

New News

Heading into Fall 07...a few projects are keeping me busy including:

~Several new pencil images were created for the WizardWorld convention over the past several months (view here). Thanks to everyone who purchased the prints! I sold over 150 copies of the artwork over the 3 day show and met many cool people.
The best sellers this year were 'Heroes', Batman 'The Dark Knight', 'Hulk II' and 'Iron Man'...

~Anticipating the new Iron Man movie coming out in 08' The folks from the Robert Downey Jr fan site asked to use my concept image of the movie's characters for their gallery. (Check it out)

~Fuji Film has asked to use this 3d scene (link) for a poster. To be used to promote a Lenticular printing technology currently being developed in their graphic arts department.

~The internationally distributed Imagine FX Fantasy and Sci-Fi digital art magazine will be promoting several pieces of my artwork with a brief biography in the Oct./Nov issue.
Look for the article within the pages of the 'Reader Expose" section.

~The Hierograph: Volume Two book will be completed and available this Winter by Twenty2six publications. This art book compiles eclectic comic and fantasy artwork from several artists and will include 5 of my Vue lanscape pieces.

~Demi the Demoness is in Production!
After being published in Demi's Pin-Up Diary by Carnal Comics earlier this year, I've been asked to participate in the film by producing some 3d images to be used for scene transision in the adult film.
Press Release:
San Diego CA, Aug 14th 2007 – The popularity of Super-hero & fantasy movies in general (not to mention Japanese anime) has put pressure on adult filmmakers to step up to the challenge of creating x-rated sci-fi & fantasy stories as well. Several adult film companies have already done comic oriented or sci-fi themed movies.
More to come...(!)

~I have submitted 10 images to the 'Impact Books Rising stars of Fantastic Art competition' by F+W Publications and I'm hoping to be included in one of their books in the future...finalists will be notified by Nov. 1st. Keep your fingers crossed.

As always check out my new artwork weekly here:

And also here:
Imagine FX

Buy the artbook "The Very Best of GraphixRob" here:

Until next time..