Thursday, May 17, 2007
I picked up a cover to do for the Village Voice yesterday. It's a lot of work. I know I only got it because most of the other guys the Voice has been using wouldn't do 6 faces for what their budget is. I'm going to use is as sort of a statement to say "I exist dammit!" to the other magazines in the New York City area. Last time I did a Voice cover I got a number of calls from various magazines to see my portfolio. Unfortunately I did the image they asked for, but it looked nothing like the stuff I had in my book. The New Yorker people looked so disappointed when I showed them a bunch of caricatures after they saw a much less exaggerated face on the Voice cover. Of course not as dejected as I felt leaving their offices with no work!
Sunday, May 06, 2007
I have to show the zombie here!
Last week I was smoozing with Jonathan Levine at dinner after the Lori Early opening at Opera gallery. He seemed like a pretty cool guy. If he never hangs any of my art in his gallery, I'd still hang out with him. He seems pretty smart and very business savvy. Things I like in people. This weekend I went to SOI and hung out with a new(ish) friend, Al. I've known him for a while, but never really hung out with him for any length of time. He does international copyright. I introduced him to Brad Holland and they seemed to have a good conversation. Sat., I hung out at Donato Giancola's unveiling for a triptych he'd been working on for a year. Michael Dees, Steve Ellis, Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, Dorian, Dan Dos Santoes and a bunch of other folks were there! Very inspirational this past week!
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Bob Dylan card 3
I just stamped and labeled 1800 postcards over the weekend congruent with doing 8 finished black and white drawings and one detailed under drawing
to get approved for Monday.
I'm still doing a few things fro Topps. When I dropped off the art to be shot on Monday, they showed me a little You tube type of animation that was really sick and funny as hell. The set I've been doing the art for is suppose to come out in May. I might actually have something to sell at MOCCA!
Speaking of MOCCA, they have their convention on the same day as the last Mermaid Day festival in Coney Island. Personally I think the Mermaid Day thing hasn't been interesting for about 5 or 6 years. But it is a shame to see most of the boardwalk get sold to real estate developers. Now Coney Island will become myth and will seem much more interesting once it's gone. We never seem to appreciate these things when they're still here. After they're paved over and the memory is hazy, fantastic movies come out glorifying them. Was the Titanic REALLY that cool? I'm going to make cool Coney art in another year or two and people will think I'm a "jenious."
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