Sunday, August 24, 2014

new splotch monster work scanned

I finally got some larger, 22" x 30" pieces scanned professionally at Alpha Graphics in Leesburg, VA. Their rates were the most reasonable and they came out fantastic, allowing me to eventually make prints, as well as simply have accurate visual documentation of my work. With less than three weeks until the show and only two weeks to deliver my work, I need to wrap up the rest of my big pieces and get those scanned as well, before they're framed and off to Off-Rhode Studio in DC. Posted here are just some low-res screen shots taken from the scans, since the photos I've been taking didn't really give an accurate example of the work. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

portrait by eric gordon

It's always so good to get nice things in the mail, rather than bills and solicitations, especially when they're a surprise. Today was a prime example, as my friend Eric Gordon, who runs the Vinyl Vagabonds and DC Creepers blogs and zine publications, sent me a portrait he made of me, along with other various goodies. The portrait was made late last year, when a bunch of cartoon and comic artists got together in Silver Spring, MD to participate in the first Cartoonists Draw Blood event, organized by Carolyn Belefski.  What I love about Eric's portraits is that they aren't just your run-of-the-mill type visual interpretations. They're alive and electric and they capture the essence and character of an individual. I was in awe at just how many he successfully cranked out that day during the Cartoonists Draw Blood event, while having full-on conversations with those folks who sat for him! I feel very fortunate to have met him and his wife Sara at the Richmond Zinefest several years ago, as he came by to talk and introduce himself. Make sure to visit and follow his Vinyl Vagabonds and DC Creepers blogs, and buy their excellent zines, some of which I look forward to digging into tonight!