Mommy's Little Monster

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a name can be worth a million bucks. Would anyone notice a singer named Brian Warner or Stefani Germanotta? Hell, no. But change their names to Marilyn Manson and Lady Gaga and you’ve got a couple of moneymakers.

Local cartoonist Dave Quan adopted the pseudonym Luster Kaboom – not because he was expecting fame and fortune, but because his mom doesn’t appreciate his art. That's understandable, considering Quan recently did a portrait of a snarling, drooling mother with grotesque sagging skin. Quan’s humorous work is also featured on a line of baby clothing with slogans like “Boobies, because I like to suck them” that we’re sure also make Mom beam.

Catch Quan/Kaboom’s latest creations in the “Hogwash” exhibit at Pravus Gallery. The free show also features work by urban artists Josh Taylor and Sket-One.

Sat., Nov. 28, 12-4 p.m., 2009