Making art prints for the people

Great art rarely comes cheap, as Paul Simon learned when he tried replacing Garfunkel with Carney. Nonetheless making his work affordable for the people, Tim Doyle.

Operating out of a garage screenprinting studio, Doyle has completely scrapped more expensive limited runs in order to make available to the public as much of his hyper-detailed disaster themes and '80s-pop offspring as possible (you've gotta keep 'em saturated). His latest series is The Sea Also Rises, encompassing a Chronicle cover of a giant king crab scuttling a cityscape, the subway-invading "14th St. Station Squid", and the "Sinking of the Agamemnon", based on the true story of a Japanese fishing vessel capsized by a horde of jellyfish, a convenient attack, as the crew was already pissing themselves. Pop culture tweaks include He-Man takes for a Mattel-curated L.A. art show and Obama-parodying Transformers action like "Change (into a truck)", plus panels of iconic characters played by Bill Murray and Robert DeNiro, in answer to the actor's fans constantly asking "What about Bob?"

In addition to the poster game, TD also contributes to Intergalactic Nemesis, coming to the big screen in September as the world's first true graphic-novel film via still-panels brought to life by voice actors and sound effects -- which'll either herald the dawn of a new art form, or make you wish for the sound of silence.