12 November 2016

Double-shot to go low & then go high...

We have lots of work to do.
Here's two tunes to start us off-
one for wallowin'; the next to pick up, dust off & 
move it forward...

Nina has "Trouble in Mind" (as we all do right about now...)


Lizzo then sez "Walk yer fine ass out the door!" (or as my lovely bride thinks, "Walk yer fat ass..." which I think is delightful indeed.)

Nina is troubled.Lizzo Feels Good.

Hope these at least help you get through the day...

20 September 2016

Brian Ferry, singer of songs & checker of scarfs.

A gift for the fair Kate upon the occasion of her 50th.

Brian Ferry, singer of songs & checker of scarfs.
Quick story~
Brian Ferry, of Roxy Music fame & the man to whose voice many of us of a certain age lost our virginity, walked into the SFMoMA wherein Kate works & wanted to check his scarf.
I commemorated this momentous event in inky grandeur for my dear & wonderful friend.

18 September 2016

Kenneth Cole sez I'm a Courageous Cat!



Well, this was an unexpected surprise & indeed a delightful way to start my weekend~

Kenneth Cole, beautiful clothing designer & more importantly, strong social activist, just celebrated a few folks whom he thought were making important & special contributions to the field of education in his COURAGEOUS CLASS SPOTLIGHT.

 Proud to say I was one of those he chose to honor
in this extraordinary campaign.
Courageous Cat indeed!




Please do not feel obliged but if so inclined...

The original Courageous Cat

25 August 2016

The A-Sides

"It's been a long time, I shouldn't have left you, 
Without a strong rhyme to step to..."

So ends the summer of my discontent. 
It's been a rough while indeed, life had its ugly way with me & without goin' into unnecessary (& unpleasant) detail, let's leave it at that & get to the good stuff. 
I have felt not like myself for a hot minute & now I feel finally reinvigorated, rejuvenated & indeed re-inspired (sic?). In light of that, I have decided to kickstart my ass back into the proverbial artistic saddle by postin' my "top five" (with thanks & apologies to Mr. Nick Hornby) favorite pieces I've done thru the years; to clean out the virtual closet as it were to hopefully make room for some new stuff which I will hit y'all up with as soon as the inspiration flows from my inky fingers.
So without further ado & just a bit o' context, 
here are some works past & present to inspire the future...

We begin our archival journey in November 2008, Obama won his first term & my lovely bride danced in Brooklyn to celebrate. "Baby Got Hope" was featured in the wonderful book, "Design For Obama", & is pretty much the impetus for this here website~

Spike Lee likes this one very much indeed!

Piece 2 (Woo-hoo!), really goin' far in the WayBack Machine, but Satchmo needs no introduction...

Louis makes me smile.

A bridge too far:

We have the Brooklyn Bridge in nuestro baño!

Kevin needs some context methinks: Part of a much larger installation called "Positivity", a collection of quotes I culled from folks who were HIV positive to allow for hope in a time of seeming hopelessness-

Would that we all had the ruby reds...

& we end the greatest hits (& misses) with the mackdaddy his own self, "Obama Said Knock You Out": quite a viral sensation, Tweeted out by none other than LL Cool J on election nite & becoming one of the biggest retweets of the evening (what the kids would call "viral"?) as well as in physical poster form traversing its way from New York to Cali & from Mexico to Japan & many points in between... 
Probably my real fave of all, not just 'cause of the hype (don't believe it, man!), but I feel it is truly the most successful piece I've done, artistically, technically, philosophically, politically, & spiritually~

Pure GOAT!



Next episode: 
Deep Cuts: the B-Sides, Rarites & Outtakes, 
then on to the new grooves!

04 April 2016

I once was blind, but now...

Colorblindness is really a misnomer; it is more akin to color-confused. Whereas your spectrum is quite vast & includes a veritable plethora of color, those of us who are genetically-deficient have a much smaller range & therefore colors get smashed up together, confused with others, & many unseen at all. 
I am colorblind, one of the most severe degrees of such. It is bothersome at times, disappointing at others, but as with any handicap (& I even hesitate to use that word as comparatively it is a non-issue), one learns to adjust & compensate for such. I also like the fact that I “inherited” from my Poppy, my mom’s dad, who left much too early in my life & sharing this genetic trait is at least something by which I can feel closer to him.
But being colorblind does affect me every day- the loss of a beautiful sunset, inability to decipher a traffic lite, seeing lots of green skin on folks I know are not Martians… unsure if I’m wearin’ a pink shirt. Being an artist (albeit one who predominantly works in black & white), an art teacher & just a lover of looking & seeing & really absorbing this wonderfully vibrant world around us makes it even more distressing at times.
This wonderful company EnChroma has changed all that with their incredible &, I dare say, inspiring sunglasses that promise “color for the colorblind”, & y’know what, they actually deliver on said promise in a big way.

Just back from Méjico where I sported these EnChroma Commander CX-14 sunglasses that profess (& do indeed deliver on that promise!) to allow the colorblind to see color. 
These are amazing, wonderful, & truly awe-inspiring & you can see my reaction to wearing them in the video...
(Lo siento for wind noise- tried to fix to no avail. 
Keep watching, it does improve later in video.)




& as an extry bonus, here is some comix I doodled way-back in college about bein’ colorblind… 
Enjoy:
the greenest hair

14 February 2016

Valentine's Day throwback for y'all...

Okay, kids, although I am now oh-so-happily married to an incredibly beautiful woman (hey, babygirl!), I was once a miserable lonely bastard who hated Valentine's Day with a passion. I still refuse to celebrate it as it is indeed a corporate maunfactured buncha' malarkey (still love u, crazygirl!), but now at least I'm not a grumpy assh*le all day. But for those of you who still are (& I support you wholeheartedly!), here's your very righteous justification, straight from my 20-some-odd-years-ago collegiate misanthropic self...
Enjoy~
The True History of Valentine's Day by Robt Seda-Schreiber
click to embiggen...

14 January 2016

Vonnegut redux...

For the last two years, the wonderful charity Eden Autism Services has asked me to contribute a piece of art for their Gala Auction. The theme this year is "Some Kind of Wonderful: A Celebration of Extraordinary Lives."
I  thought to meself who was more extraordinary than Mr. Kurt Vonnegut...
Hope it garners them some big bucks indeed!
If so inclined, you can read more of my thoughts on Mr. Vonnegut here.
& next year, Eden folks, I want two tix to your glam event so I can bring my best girl!

07 January 2016

"Obama Said Knock You Out" 2: electric boogaloo

My piece from Obama's 2012 campaign, 
"Obama Said Knock You Out", 
gets a shout-out in this wonderful 
by Harvard associate, Adrienne Childs.

18 December 2015

GoodWill Toward ALL...

For the past twenty-five some odd years (& some have been very odd indeed!), I have created holiday cards for friends & family to celebrate the season. Although I waiver between atheism & agnosticism, my belief in this most wonderful time of the year & the spirit of giving & sharing therein has never been stronger.
My holiday scribblings started with a skankin' Santa, rockin' to the holiday groove (replete with "Fishbone" tattoo), & have continued unabated up until this year's offering, a plaintive plea during this wondrous time of the year for equality for all the boys & girls...
Fight the Power

Please feel free to save, send, print, & otherwise share in any way you'd like in the spirit of the season as it were...
Last year was the way more lighthearted "Santazilla"
 which you can peep by clickin' here 
(& witness even more holiday frivolity therein!)

11 November 2015

"There’s only one rule that I know of, babies -- God damn it, you’ve got to be kind."

Kurt Vonnegut has always held a special place in my heart as well as in my head.

His writings, his beliefs, simply his way of being, influenced my younger self profoundly & still hold a great deal of sway in this somewhat older body in which I now find myself. Of course, Vonnegut would claim, & I think rightfully so, that these two identities are interchangeable, occupying the same time-line albeit at different points, but both exist together, now & forever intertwined.
More important than his works & his philosophies though was his place in the literary triumvirate that is one of the foundations of my relationship with my dad. Devouring those books off my dad's bookshelf in my pre-pubescence became a catapult to help us traverse that leap from being father & son to being friends.
As high school reared it ugly head, the oh-so-long (but equally wonderful) times we spent editing my school papers dwindled. Our Scrabble games also slowed a bit (although they picked up with a vengeance whilst I was in college~ when I finally beat him for the first time!).
But Vonnegut has always remained a cornerstone.

For better or worse, he & my father are responsible for the writer I am today, & a good deal of the man I am today as well.

So it was with quite a good deal of joy that I found this portrait I had drawn of Mr. Vonnegut in one of my old sketchbooks. It's unfinished, smudgy pencil & all. It's certainly not an antique per se, but it is somewhat vintage.
I had the pleasure of sharing it with Mr. Vonnegut at a book signing that I went to with my dad. He looked at it quite intently, then looked up at me with that same bemused smile that he wears in the drawing.
That was a good day indeed.

so it goes...
so it goes...
Happy birthday, my friend.


21 April 2015

It does indeed get better...

My kids are doing a benefit reading of 
for our school's Gay Straight Alliance, 
the only middle school GSA in New Jersey & 
one of only a handful in the entire country.
More info. after this adorable poster...
It Gets Better, baby!
On Friday 1 May, a group of wonderful & caring middle school students will perform a staged reading of stories from 
“It Gets Better”.
Please come support this important endeavor that will 
benefit our school’s Gay Straight Alliance- 
the only middle school GSA in New Jersey, 
& one of only a handful in the country.
Suggested donation for tickets is two dollars, 
but any amount will be greatly appreciated (read: more, not less!).

I hope you will consider sharing this information 
as well as the 
attached poster to any & all interested parties.
Please email, tweet, facebook, 
socially-media-ize, pony express, 
et al  this event to all your peeps.
The kids would really dig a huge turn-out & 
they so deserve it for their bravery & hard work.

The show will take place on 
Friday 1 May at 7pm at the 
Melvin H. Kreps Middle School Theatre, 
5 Kent Lane, East Windsor, NJ, 08520.
For more information, please contact the director & GSA advisor 
Robt Seda-Schreiber
We look forward to seeing many friends, family & supporters come out & help us celebrate this extraordinary endeavor.
¡Muchas gracias!

14 December 2014

Santazilla!

For the past twenty-five some odd years (& some have been very odd indeed!), I have created holiday cards for friends & family to celebrate the season. Although I waiver between atheism & agnosticism, my belief in this most wonderful time of the year & the spirit of giving & sharing therein has never been stronger.
My holiday scribblings started with a skankin' Santa, rockin' to the holiday groove (replete with "Fishbone" tattoo), & have continued unabated up until this year's monstrous offering.
Please feel free to save, send, print, & otherwise share in any way you'd like in the spirit of the season as it were...
 & last year's holidaze missive, an oh-so-funny mashup of 
ol' St. Nick & one of the year's most visionary flicks.



Previous cards have ranged from personal to political to downright ridiculous (I will spare you "Zombie Claus"!), & after the jump, I will share with you some of my favorites (complete with whatever necessary context) starting with Santa occupyin' Wall St. when it was all the rage indeed! 

12 December 2013

Santa Claus vs. Gravity

 This year's holidaze missive, an oh-so-funny mashup of ol' St. Nick & one of this year's most visionary flicks.
Please feel free to save, send, print, & otherwise share in any way you'd like in the spirit of the season as it were...
Santa Claus vs. Gravity

26 April 2013

Moose & goose (a romance)

So I am quite often asked, both virtually & corporeally, to draw something for someone. Usually I politely demur, citing my current penchant for donating my art to charity or supporting political causes, but the chef in my school's cafeteria came to me in such a sweet & earnest manner, I could not resist slinging some ink his way. He told me a tale of his first anniversary with his lovely bride & how they call each other "moose & goose" & this just tumbled outta' me...
moose & goose

22 March 2013

Trenton Makes...

"...the prettiest girls."
For my lovely bride,
born & raised in our hardscrabble state capital.
A peek into process- pencils, inks & paints.
Enjoy!~
all the prettiest girls.
all the prettiest girls.


all the prettiest girls.
 

22 February 2013

Cougar said knock you out

The mascot of the school wherein I teach is a cougar. They asked me to create a design for a new tee-shirt to replace the clip-art they've been using for too many years. Voilà...
Coungar said knock you out
Now my oh-so-supportive son told me this was "cheap". I replied it was only cheap if I used the design again after this. He then made me promise not to do so.
Kids. I hate it when they keep you honest...

18 December 2012

Four more years of good cheer...

For the past twenty-five some odd years (& some have been very odd indeed!), I have created holiday cards for friends & family to celebrate the season. Although I waiver between atheism & agnosticism, my belief in this most wonderful time of the year & the spirit of giving & sharing therein has never been stronger.
My holiday scribblings started with a skankin' Santa, rockin' to the holiday groove (replete with "Fishbone" tattoo), & have continued unabated up until this year's oh-so-topical (albeit a lil' late) snapshot of Mr. Claus doing his civic duty in the voting booth.
Please feel free to save, send, print, & otherwise share in any way you'd like in the spirit of the season as it were...
Santa said knock you out
Previous cards have ranged from personal to political to downright ridiculous (I will spare you "Zombie Claus"!), & after the jump, I will share with you some of my favorites (complete with whatever necessary context) starting with last year's ink-stained holiday greeting.

07 December 2012

"Obama Said Knock You Out" for all of your holiday gift-giving needs...

Hey kids-
A month after the election, & less than a month 'til the holidaze, I am delighted to offer the design that became a world-wide sensation, "Obama Said Knock You Out", on a veritable plethora of products for purchase via CafePress.
Check out the over one hunnert styles of waycool stuff, ranging from t-shirts to water bottles, snuggies to gym bags, doggy shirts to onezies, & of course, my favorite, a thong...
& in the holiday spirit, all my profits from these sales will go to benefit the Ali Forney Center,
so get a few for yerself & friends & family as well.
Check 'em all out for cool stuff & good karma. Enjoy:
Naughty!

 Please go & see the rest of the goodies @ CafePress.
Wear & display my waycool design all over your body & all 'round your house & support the Ali Forney Center whilst doing so.
Happy holidaze, kids!

06 December 2012

Some days are better than others...

We started a Gay Straight Alliance @ the school where I teach (& also where I went as a student as well!), one of the few GSA's at a middle school, & we were just recognized by GLSEN for doing so.
I look goofy when I'm proud.
I'm very proud of the brave kids who are involved & so thrilled to work in a school that supports them in this extraordinary venture.
Check 'em out here~


25 November 2012

The Walking Dead Emaciation Proclamation

Zombies, undead & somewhat stinky tho' they may be, deserve the same rights as the rest of us...
Zombie Power!
If yer on Twitter, please reweet, favorite & do whatever Tweeting magic you want to this tweet by my lovely bride.
Do that for this lonely lil' blogger & I will love you lots.

07 November 2012

The funky icing on the cake...

"Obama Said Knock You Out" was tweeted last nite
by none other than the man himself, LL Cool J
LL Cool J tweets yours truly
Now that is very very cool indeed...
I am oh-so-happy.
Now if only I knew how to tweet myself.
Mebbe some helpful reader could tweet a reply & throw up the name of this here blog so kids could find their way here from there?


06 November 2012

Baby Got Hope (for four more years)...

time to dance once again...
¡mi esposa es muy hermosa!
Congratulations, Mr. President!
So proud of you & so proud of our country...

Obama Said Knock You Out

Barack-Ali
Obama meets Ali 
with a little LL Cool J thrown in for good measure... 
This is free for all y'all to download, print, & disseminate.
Now I’d like to ask a favor of you, my dear readers.
I’d like to make this a bigger art project & I need your participation, both for me & our President.
If you would please consider printing this piece  & sticking it somewhere in your town or nearby cool place, snapping a pic then emailing me a copy, that would be utterly delightful. I’d like to post 'em up here.
I, of course, will link to your blog, website or other stuff when I do should you so desire.
Everywhere from Chicago to Cali to Provincetown to DC to Mexico to Japan & all points inbetween, you know who you are & where you are.
Email it to friends around the globe & ask them the same.
I’d love to make this a worldwide jam!
Go forth & spread the gospel~ 
Put it on every street corner & lamp-post, every bulletin board & kiosk, every juke-joint & house of ill-repute, every cafe, campus & construction site, every church, synagogue, mosque, & Bahá’í Center, every library & schoolyard, every domino table & methadone clinic, every nook & cranny you can find…
or  just stick it in your office. 
But take a pic & send it to me!
Remember there's no knockout in this bout, it goes the full 12 rounds. The judges' decision is final on 6 November, so get out & vote, my friends.