Thursday, November 9, 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
In honor of our hallowed holiday, I have chosen to reanimate the insipid silliness of our yesteryears. Ah, the innocent entendre, the droll misunderstandings, the bride of bumbling boobery ... Chrissy. The perfect touch to your whiney political ramblings, isn't she?
Friday, October 6, 2017
Whatever he's doing, he's trying hard to make it happen. Does he look like he's trying too hard to alter the laws of gravity? I don't know, but I'm proud that he keeps trying.
Friday, September 22, 2017
I missed the first few nights of Ken Burns new documentary on Vietnam, but I've been watching the last several nights of it. This is a sketch made while watching. It was from a powerful photo of several soldiers who looked absolutely exhausted. That just moved me and I had to recreate what I remembered.
It's fascinating to me what court artists and artist reporters from a century ago would do - sketching news events as they observe them. I have a book of art by Paul Calle that includes a section on the sketches he made the morning the Apollo 11 astronauts left for the moon. That may have been the last time the American government thought it prudent to have artists (other than photographers) record some important event. I've never seen those drawings in all the documentaries I've watched about that event, but to me it's fascinating to see these guys eating breakfast and suiting up through the eyes of an artist. I wonder what I would have done in the days before photography was used in newspapers. Might I have ended up on a battlefield somewhere or some breaking news scene whipping out my sketchpad to dash off some image to be reproduced in wood later for the printing presses? Sounds like a fascinating career.
Today, I just sketch things off the TV.
I need to get a life.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Anyway, I had a lot of fun illustrating it. It's my second book for Doodle and Peck Publishing. I'm working on a third one for them right now. And after that I believe a sequel to Scanner will be ready for me. They like me at Doodle and Peck. They really like me.