Saturday, May 7, 2022

E.O. Wilson


Portrait of famed naturalist E.O. Wilson for the cover of the latest issue of Skeptical Inquirer.
Thanks to Alex Nicaise for the invite.

 

Monday, April 18, 2022

Karl May: The Boy Who Cried Winnetou

 If you grow up in Germany, you absorb the stories of Karl May, if not from his vast catalog of literary works then from the film adaptations of the 1960s. (Chances are good your parents had the soundtrack LP in the family record collection). May’s numerous volumes are such a staple of German culture that endless critical debates have raged over the generations, not as to whether or not his books are any good, but how exactly they uphold the ideals of one political faction over another. Everyone wants to adopt May as their own. Hitler was a fan, so rather than banning the books for their anti-nationalist leanings during the Nazi era, the stories were simply edited to promote wholesome German ideals rather than those of the decidedly non-white characters that May admired.

Friday, October 29, 2021

How to Art

 

Want to hear career advice for college students from a penniless crackpot recluse? Sure you do! Hit the link below and listen to me regale eager youngsters with my demoralizing tales of commercial art woe. It's filmed in YELLOWVISION (tm)!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOEOlHWJW3c

Friday, October 15, 2021

Slides from My 50-Year Vacation


This is a slideshow featured in the Character Witness exhibit in the Limestone University Gallery, October 19 - November 30, 2021. Virtual Artist Talk: October 26 at 12:45 pm Reception: October 27 at 2:00 pm Contact Gallery Director Emily Tuttle at etuttle@limestone.edu for more information. Music: "Solitude" by Jamie Slater, copyright 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021

Show 'Nuff



Presented in the pit of the Deep South (that would be the pit of the giant peach in Gaffney, SC), a new gallery exhibit featuring the illustrated toil of yours truly. Emily Tuttle and Carolyn Ford of Limestone University have assembled a powerhouse collection of my boldest portraits and associated images. Plus I'll be appearing via Zoom from across the pond! More information as we proceed to the finish line. Many thanks to everyone at Limestone for pulling this all together while I sit in another country and eat cheese doodles.

 

Monday, October 4, 2021

Ready, Freddy, Go


Yesterday we celebrated the birthday of the legendary Freddy Hein. Despite our requests, he did not play his invisible acoustic. (In need of a portrait for your own celebratory purposes? Please get in touch.)

 

Friday, October 1, 2021

Rocks Around the Clock



New print: Another edition to the Gods of Geek Mythology series, the zen master of the cartoon arts, Ernie Bushmiller! The Nancy creator works with precision in his den of domestic order, contemplating not one, not two, but three rocks just outside his window. Complete the domestic order of your own domain with Ernie's beatific visage on your wall. https://www.etsy.com/listing/1094401385/ernie-bushmiller-caricature-print-by?ref=shop_home_active_1&frs=1