So bummed I won't be in town for this opening at the Society of Illustrators! I have loved reading alternative comics since I was around 12-13 yrs old. I'm not currently following anything regularly, but I find them incredibly creative and like the uninhibited attitude a lot of the stories have. I didn't discover Zap comics until they were in reprints in the early 80's. Along those lines, here is a New York Press cover I did in the late 90's. My goal back then was to get hate mail for what they let me "get away" with. I thought it was a good indication of how edgy or lame I was.
Started out doodling in the sketch pad and then I threw a little ink wash and gouache over it when I got home. I don't know if I'll take this to a finished oil painting yet.
Laying down some graphite on a panel. This year seems to be about following, or searching. I never feel as if I know everything I need to know. Looking over someone's shoulder is safer? Unless it's the shoulder of a sociopath.
My favorite movie opening that I've seen is from "The Wrestler". I thought it was really powerful how it immediately engages you into the character's world. Maybe it was done before in another movie, but this is the one I saw.
I recently attended the opening for Phil Hale at Jonathan Levine Gallery. I've loved his work for years! Rick Berry was there and I've always liked his work when I saw it too. The funny part to me is Rick did all the covers for Animal Man when I pencilled that title for DC Vertigo comics back in the early 90's. I was always aggravated that they wouldn't let me paint the covers.I had to admit they looked cool as shit! So how disappointed can you be? I'm so glad I've had the opportunity to meet him in person.
That would be the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic in Columbus, OH. Anyone in the Columbus region stop by the art area in the lobby and say hello! If you can pick me up a coffee with extra cream that would be great! I'll be staying with my former roommate Jason. Another roommate, Jim, will probably be stopping in from Cleveland.
I attended the fitness expo last year and was a little disappointed. It was very conservative last year compared to a few years earlier when I was there. For a show about the body, there wasn't a lot of bodies to see! The "booth babes" were stunning the first year I went. Last year they were all covered up in tacky spandex and hidden behind counters. Hopefully this year will be different.
Her name was Blue, her favorite color. She was hungry and was about to catch a minnow for dinner. The fish oil kept her wings moist.
Not much going on in December. Just hunkering down for the winter and enjoying my friends and family. Hope you are as well!
Please look over the Prints page and get them all.
Have a good Easter/Passover or month.
Now is a good time to commission a portrait or purchase some physical art for the winter!
If you'd like to commission me for a painting... Portraits with my surreal aesthetic only. The face you have and my paint brushes! Estimated turnaround 3 months. Shorter will cost more. Contact me now.
Last Rites Gallery 325 W. 38th Street, between 8th & 9th Ave, NYC: (212) 529.0666
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