Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The PrintShop

I just recently realized that I hadn't even posted a link to my website here on the blog, so it's no surprise that there were other things I forgot to mention as well.
I now have a section called the PrintShop where one could go, if so moved and select from a handful of limited edition prints for purchase. Go to the Store section and take a peek.
I also forgot to mention that the first edition of my book, A Sketchy Past, has been sold out for a while now and my link is sending you to places that are selling it for upwards of $100. Very flattering, but if you want to hold out and wait for a more affordable copy, the second edition is in the works and will hopefully be available within a couple of weeks.
Happy Holidays, so far!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Randall in the Spotlight

Here is a quick reminder to anyone in the Northwestern Connecticut area to come and meet Randall de Sève, my lovely wife and collaborator on The Duchess of Whimsy, tomorrow, Saturday, November 27th. She will also be signing other children's books she has written, illustrated by other people.

I know. The nerve!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Leftover Turkey

Or rejected, I should say.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 8, 2010

"Easy being green, it is not."

I'll confess right here that I grew up a Star Trek fan and if you let me, could bore you with an endless stream of Trek trivia that would make you squirm with embarrassment. Hell, it would make me squirm with embarrassment, but it's my gift and my curse, I guess. That said, I did enjoy the Star Wars films. Well the first two, anyway. Especially The Empire Strikes Back, which is one of the best science fiction action adventures ever filmed. (Really though, have there been that many?) Anyway, I was invited to be a part of Star Wars, Visions, a truly wonderful collection of Star Wars images created by a wide variety of artists from many genres. No art direction was given whatsoever and the artist was left free to create whatever homage, reinterpretation or visual joke he or she felt inspired to do.

Whenever I get an assignment, especially such a wide open one, I begin to free-associate and see what connections my frayed synapses can make.

Below is a short ride on my train of thought:

"hmmm ...


he would be good to draw... and he was actually a puppet, wasn't he?

No, he was a muppet! And he was green, too.

I love muppets.

I wonder what I'll have for lunch...

Wait a minute! Wasn't Kermit the frog a muppet, too?

Wait! Wait! He was a GREEN muppet!

And they both lived in swamps!

What if they knew each other?
What if they actually hung out together??!!

Maybe I'll have a tuna sandwich..."