Wednesday, March 29, 2017

3x3 Illustration Directory for 2017!

The annual 3x3 Illustration Directory for 2017 is now available. Follow the links below to see my art for this year and for all you who buy and use art, a link to get a copy.

This year my model for the art was a shot of Wolfie. The picture posted shows the original shot before all the digital work. See the final version of "Vespiary" on my website home page or on the 3x3 site.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Missing from the Directory of Illustration 33

I had planned to continue to advertise in the Directory of Illustration and even bought a page, but it turns out I won't be there next year. After submitting my ad (see below) I got phone calls and emails from the Directory asking me to change the ad. They were never specific and changed the reasons they wanted a different ad. During one of the calls they asked if I was "worried about what female art directors might think." I was given a number of options of what the Directory thought my ad should look like and was even pointed to the ads of other artists that I should "copy," but at no time did they ever say exactly what the problem was with my ad.
I kept insisting that the choices I made for my ad showed the type of work I'm doing now, it is all recent work and two pieces (the medusa label, and the "Pussy Whip" whip cream label) are recent national design award winners. So isn't that the work I should be showing? So have a look at it and decide for yourself.

San Diego Comic Con 2016

I had a good time at Comic Con this year in San Diego. It was good to see people I know and talk to artists who produce impressive art.
I had nice conversations with Craig Elliot about mothers and other family members, Bill Stout about how John Milius and I have similar methods to present ideas to those that make the decisions, and Daniel Clowes (while signing my copy of Mr. Wonderful) let me know that I look just like his brother. Clowes suggested that I attend a family function with him and when I agreed I don't think he realized that I was serious. So if you know Dan let him know I'm waiting for an invitation.

I also, for the first time in awhile and the first time in color, got a piece of art in the souvenir book. My art was for the 50th anniversary of the TV show Batman. I was inspired by the Norman Saunders trading cards from the 60s and ironically my art was printed at the size my friends and I refer to as "bubble gum card size" or a quarter page. My art can be found on page 172. I also sent in Wonder Woman art - but it wasn't used.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Gothesque Magazine Phobias & Superstitions!

My first set for Gothesque Magazine is in the new July 2016 vol. 2, Phobias and Superstitions issue. They feature talented, Texas model Emma Anne with a plastic bag on her head. The photos explore the idea of Claustrophobia. I was lucky to work with Emma Anne while staying in Texas last year.

Here's an unpublished shot from the set.

Below are the cover, contents page, and a link to Gothesque where you can see more and get a copy of the issue.

Monday, June 6, 2016

More News From Europe: GLOWINSKIS' LIBRARY

Tadeusz "Teddy" Glowinski is a volunteer librarian in Poland who decided to start a non profit library of his own. Tadeusz asks writers, other librarians, artists, and publishers to donate books to his cause. Hard work and kind hearts have produced Glowinskis' Library, a library of over 8,000 books in 55 different languages.
Recently I received an email from Teddy asking if he could add something of mine to his project. Below is a picture of Teddy holding the copy of Zombie Circus I donated. I hope the people in Poland like it!

A new book: Art Compass 2016

I was asked to participate in a new art book last year and I'm happy to report that some of my digital art and information are included in Art Compass 2016. Art Compass 2016, a new book by author and prominent art publisher Ulrich Goette Himmelblau was released in April of 2016 by Art Domain’s WhoIsVerlag. The first Art Compass 2016 is meant to be “…an authoritative text and a comprehensive reference book of contemporary protagonists of the classical arts of painting, graphics and sculpture.”

Art Compass 2016 will be presented at the Frankfurt and Leipzig Book Fairs. And is available on Amazon.

The Muse Magazine

I recently submitted work to and was published for the first time in The Muse Magazine. Photos of Necrowolfie are in the May 2016 issue. Follow the links to find The Muse Magazine and buy your own copy.

An unpublished shot of Wolfie from the photo shoot in the May issue. A shoot inspired by the Arachne myth.