Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.

Arts and Entertainment

Tom Neely - Self Indulgent Werewolf

We need to hear from you.
Today during our spring member drive, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. The local news you read here every day is crafted for you, but right now, we need your help to keep it going. In these uncertain times, your support is even more important. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership. Thank you.

Los Angeles based artist Tom Neely has been on my radar for a long time, so I am really looking forward to his first solo show here in L.A opening this weekend! (Stay tuned for my interview with him next week!)

A child with many allergies growing up, Neely spent a lot of his youth in bed reading classic comic books. Trained as a painter, the comic book influence is still clear. His art has evolved over the years from whimsical child-like stories to tackling more mature themes, illustrating the human experience.

Self Indulgent Werewolf has been recently described as “everyman’s evolution from regular guy to werewolf”. The exhibit includes 34 paintings and will be a chance for fans new & old to pick up his new graphic novel entitled The Blot. Beer & wine will be on hand along with Aaron Turner (of ISIS) spinnin’ the tunes. There is lots of nudity in this show, so make sure you leave the youngins at home!

Support for LAist comes from

Opening Saturday Sept. 15th 7-11pm
Black Maria Gallery
3137 Glendale Blvd. (in Atwater Village)
runs thru Oct. 15

photo courtesy of Tom Neely

Most Read