Archive for August, 2008

August 24, 2008

This article about my next book The Bedtime Train was just recently published in a Connecticut based magazine…and was pretty cool to stumble upon. Well actually somebody called me and told me about it.

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Itsy Bitsy Spider

August 11, 2008

In between crosshatching, writing and looking at furniture with Erica today–I took a bit of time to paint a quick self portrait. I held the canvas in every which way and also used an easel for a bit. After I painted it I placed it on the wall to dry, like anybody would. I liked how it came out so I also wanted to scan it. When I finally laid it down on my scanner I noticed that on the inside of the frame was a creepy mama spider and her hundreds of little babies. So, me being me I flipped the canvas over and scanned their image as well. The canvas and its family are now hanging happily back on the wall.

Lesson learned: Probably not a good idea to leave your art supplies in a garage for long.

Behemoth

August 7, 2008


Experimenting with a story I have been penning on the side for about a year now–but this time I’m writing in pictures only to begin. Don’t know where it will take me–if even to a place where I come out with an actual story or just hundreds of tiny crosshatched illustrations. I think I will know in a few weeks if it is something of merit.

Black and White

August 1, 2008

 
Thursday night 1:47am-I cannot get myself off of this B/W, small format, crosshatching kick–feels like college again. Actually it has only been about 3 days but in that span I have made 27 drawings between the sizes of 1.5″x1.5″ to 4″x6″. The initial round of drawings are for an exhibition/fund-raiser that I have agreed to doing, but then they just kinda took on this form of a way to tell a story.  I’m hoping that I can just sit back and crank out many of these small images and then create a tale around them.  If not–I will still have loads of these doodles that I will be able to use as coasters for my tea.  p.s.  Manny traded ti the Dodgers…will be missed on the Sox.

“Big Ideas, Little Drawings”

August 1, 2008


I started working today on a series of 1.5×1.5″ crosshatched drawings–here are the first 19