Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Still Life with Nekkid

My old art instructor, Bill Thompson, made it clear by his example that there was one primary reason for becoming an artist: You will have the opportunity to draw floral arrangements.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Short-Fingered Septuagenarian

The temptation to keep reducing the size of those hands is pretty great, but I have reasonable standards even when my portrait subject doesn't.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Do Randroids Dream of Sarcastic Tweets?

Acolytes of Ayn will be displeased to know I created this portrait for the good of my fellow man and not for money.

Young Carl Jung

My favorite Carl Jung story - and goodness knows we all have a favorite - is from his intriguing autobiography, Memories, Dreams and Reflections. Young Carl has become plagued with a "forbidden" thought: He imagines God rising up from the roof of his local church on a golden throne, floating into the sky. Carl is terrified of completing the thought. He forces himself, time and again, to think of something else before this internal vision turns nasty.

Finally, he can fight it no longer. He must see how this vision turns out. He pictures God on the golden throne, rising over the church into the sky. Suddenly, the bottom of the throne opens, and God's most holy backside releases a giant turd, which falls, smashing the roof of the church.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Revolution Will Not Be Teletubbied

     While rifling through my Thrdgll publication stash I happened to re-read the introduction to the Mr. Product collection, a book of antique comic strips I drew in the '90s. What struck me is that a piece of writing examining what has or hasn't become obsolete in the culture is full of references that have become obsolete since I wrote it four years ago. (Does anyone know what Farmville is anymore?) At any rate, it seemed more appropriate to post this screed condemning online media on the infotainment electrobeast itself rather than the outmoded pamphlet for which it was intended. So I've shared it below.

     But that doesn't mean you shouldn't order the book. It's print-tastic!  http://thrdgll.tripod.com/mrproductbook.htm

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

oBey eBay

Just a few days left on my eBay print closeout sale. Farrah! Beatniks! Forry! Yma! Many of the old favorites are still available. And of course, lots of generic super hero guys smacking each other around. Take a look!

Thrdgll eBay sale!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Glory of Yma

Creative Director Rose Jackson of New Zealand's Glory Days magazine requested my popular Yma Sumac portrait for their spring issue. (Spring?! Maybe in New Zealand!) They included a nice little profile of the man with the girl's name inside, too. A beautifully designed periodical, full of the sort of classic exotica and mid-century styling that makes this horrible world more bearable. Check them out at www.glorydaysmagazine.com