Friday, April 18, 2008

Holy Shroud of Ron

I recently had the pleasure to work with Tony Hendra, the former big time editor of National Lampoon and Spy Magazine. I did an illustration for one of their mock ads for this satire publication called My Wall Street Journal. They just released it to slap Rupert Murdock in the face for buying the Wall Street Journal. It's 25 pages is filled with hilarious articles and mock ads.

I had the challenge of creating a Shroud of Ronald Reagan. You know, like the Shroud of Turin, except this a is replica of a face-peel left on a towel. The holy image of Ron was left on the towel in all his holiness glory.

Check out the print ad shown in My Wall Street Journal.

Murdoch is Outraged!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Orphan Works Legislation is back and bad!

from the SCADATLILLU blog

Our beloved representatives in Wa
shington have in front of them a rancid piece of legislation that could shake the Creative world to the core. All us who create images must educate ourselves to the law as it pertains to our business and our livelihood. Brad Holland and the Illustrators Partnership have struggled mightily over the last few years to safeguard our creative work, but Congress is about to yank the rug out from under us all unless we quickly come together and demand our rights as the rightful owners of our own creations.
This article sums up what's going on, as well as this radio interview with Brad Holland so please take the time to read it and call or write your congressional representatives and let them know how bad this legislation is.

Go here to download sample letters to congress, bullet point letters, and a list of lawmakers to e-mail them to. The more proactive we all are in this, the more likely we are to be heard. Our futures as artists and illustrators depends on it.

If you are a resident of GA here are direct links to the email web forms for Senators:
Saxby Chambliss
Johnny Isakson

If you are a resident of another state find your senators contact page here.

Use the sample letters linked from this post to the IPA, add to them to them or write your own.
Do it now while you are here. It will only take 5 min.


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

"His Life" painting Accepted in the Upstream People Gallery

Just found out this week that the painting was accepted into the
10th Annual Judeo-Christian Juried Online
International Art Exhibition

See it here!

Signed and numbered edition of only 50 giclee prints
in various sizes, greeting cards, and more are
available exclusively through Heirloom Christian Arts

His Life

His Life - Detail

24" x 36" Interactive Acrylic Painting on Masonite.


Recently I donated a print of mine where the image was picked by a very nice lady in Hawaii, Angel Visoria representing Habilitat, which is a long term residential program built on the "Therapeutic Community" model. This approach is considered by experts to be the most effective method of treatment for substance abuse and chemical addictions. Habilitat was holding a charity luau based in Kaneohe, Hawaii, selling framed artwork to help raise money for this non-profit organization. I donated a giclée print of Imagination. An illustration I did almost 10 years ago. While I was at it there is a 1st Annual SCAD Atlanta Scholarship Gala that was holding a silent auction from student and faculty and I donated a framed print of the same piece.

I also decided to frame and donate a print of Worries From Home. I have very few pieces of art that actually fit into the fine art "match your couch color". This is what I came up with and I hope that the prints raise as much money as possible.