Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween countdown 7

Halloween. It's GRRRRRRRRRRRRReat!

Halloween countdown 6

Holy Halloween... it's Batkid! Quick, throw some Bat-treats into the Bat-bag, and fire up the Bat-scooter, Alfred!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween countdown 5

My Spidey Sense is tingling... there must be treats in the area!

racing

A racing wiener dog. This is a painting I did a while back. I like to simplify animals into geometric shapes.

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Halloween countdown 4

Halloween can be a MOO-ving experience... or an udder failure.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween countdown 3

Need a quick costume? Just grab a couple of Honey Buns, stick 'em on your ears and you are Princess Leia!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween countdown 1

I'm counting down to Halloween with a costume or two each day. First up is the classic Chicken costume. This may get the wearer some stale PEEPS leftover from Easter.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Southern Festival of Books

Last weekend was the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville. Saturday morning I listened to Jon Scieszka (rhymes with Fresca) tell about his journey to become a writer. I didn't know anything about him. He was hilarious.

He grew up with 5 brothers and no sisters. At one point he was studying to become a doctor, but realized that although he liked the science part of medicine, he found that sick people "weirded" him out.

He got a masters degree in fiction writing which, he said, qualified him to paint apartments in New York. After a few years of painting apartments he decided that there had to be something better.

He found a teaching job in an elementary school in NYC and taught second grade along with some other grades for eight years. He decided to write for children and The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs was the first book he got published. After many publishers told him it was "too dark, too sophisticated, and don't come back" he finally found a publisher that liked it. It has now sold over 13 million copies.

Jon was so entertaining and fun to listen to. He is the kind of guy you want to have as a buddy and hang out with. I really enjoyed him.

Right after Jon was a talk by Mo Willems. Mo read/performed his new Knuffle Bunny book. He is another crazy person. He and Jon were neighbors in Brooklyn for a few years.

I think that is the problem with my career. I have never lived in Brooklyn. It seems everyone I like has lived there.

I also got to watch a screening of the new documentary "Library of the Early Mind" Click on the link above to see the trailer.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

beneath

(pencil and Photoshop - click to enlarge)

If you are an opossum, it's not beneath you to eat garbage.

I only had time to quickly pencil out something and throw on a little Photoshop color. But I did have fun playing with the brushes and layers in Photoshop. Wish I had more time for a little better finish to this picture. Oh, well... Maybe next week I can get something done before Thursday.

Yeah, right.

I did catch a possum in a live trap recently in my yard. I had some leftovers in it as bait. I thought I was going to catch yet another skunk, which are digging up my yard. My count to date is 7 skunks caught and one possum. I let the critter go and he scampered off to find some nice gar-BAHzh at someone else's house.