Erick E. Thorpe

"Motivated by the blessed stress to express"

As long as I can remember, I’ve always been into art.  It started with comic books, then it became a fascination with the prints at the frame store, and of course many, many, books, films, Cartoons etc.  While what to depict has changed/evolved, the DESIRE to has never wavered.  So I paint, draw, sketch, and click to convey and visually problem solve. With that, I invite you to take a look see at what this art thang has birthed in me.  Welcome...


Graduated from Virginia Commonwealth Univ.

BFA Communication Arts 1993

Graduated from Art Center College of Design

BFA Illustration 1996

Licensing Artist- South Park, Comedy Central

1998 - present


Mafa art walk - 2009, 2012

Pasadena Art Walk - 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014

Pasadena Art Walk - 2014, Best In Show

Art On Millionaire's Row, Festival and Salon- 2013-Blue Ribbon winner

Art On Millionaire's Row, Festival and Salon- 2014-Blue Ribbon winner

Kowabunga-The Hive Gallery, LA - 2014

Jedi July-The Hive Gallery, LA - 2015

Altadena Best Fest, Festival and Salon, Altadena - 2015

Winter Salon Group Show, McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the

World-November 2nd-January 5th - 2018

Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competion, Second Round

Finalist (Comedy)

Casa De La Mariposa, McGinty’s Gallery at the End of the - Sept 6-Oct 12 2019

Artrates Japan/Rising Stars/ Aug Open-The Hive Gallery, LA - 2019

Kill Bill, Grindhouse, Faster Pussycat-The Hive Gallery, LA - 2019

Art Center African American Alumni Show 90/300, ArtCenter DTLA 114 W. 4th St. LA- Feb 13, 2020