There is an online art competition of which I am a part.
It's on a very well-trafficked comix website called "Comic Book Resources" & the entry that gets the most votes gets a permanent slot in their weekly roundtable of artists (& hence some nice exposure for their work).
As much as I'd like the work to stand on its own merits (I think it's pretty good piece), there is a whole lot of social networking going on & folks are calling out their troops as it were.
So I'd like to ask you all to take a look at my drawing (at the first link) & if (& only if ) you feel it's one of the strongest of the bunch, please vote at the poll at the second link.
Over at "Comic Book Resources", a wonderful (& heavily trafficked) website about comix & such, you can see this here piece~
It's part of a competition those cats are running to find a permanent artist for that gig. The theme was to "superfy (I prefer "superfly") a celebrity. If you like the piece, please feel free to visit the site & comment, but only if when checking out the rest of the work, you truly feel it's one of the best posted (natch). (I say this only because a few other artists are stuffing the ballot box as it were with comments from friends & family, & I really wanna win this thang fair & square if at all possible.)
I'll be doing another piece on Thursday & will post then as well, which is I believe when the voting starts in earnest, so please do check back, true believers!
My boy, Jack Marley, is quite the musical genius indeed, if I do say so myself. Of course, this opinion is incredibly unbiased. The aforementioned declaration of his extraordinary talent (& dashing good looks (only one of which he gets from me!)) is simply truth, my friends, & I can prove its veracity by having you all point your little mouses over here:
Well, howzabout that... 10,000 folks have visited this here site (actually, probably more like 37; the other 9,963 were just me checking how many people came by). I guess that deserves a new post or something, so here ya' go:
I love bridges. Don't know why, just do. Earlier this year, my lovely bride & I redid our cuarto de baño & we had a wall to fill, so I did this piece...
& if more than seven folks comment,
I'll consider posting more often.
Stephen Colbert, an old friend of this blog (read: named in a lawsuit by yours truly) & host of my ten year old son's favorite show, "The Colbert Report", announced an art contest of sorts wherein he challenged artists to reinterpret his portrait. My lovely bride & our equally wonderful son encouraged (read: forced) me to contribute a piece which after doing was very glad to have done. Alas & alack, there has been utterly no response from the Colbert camp. He has since only changed the portrait once (duck feet? really?!) & seems to have lost interest in the whole shebang. To add insult to injury, the website just updated the online gallery a hundred-fold & my piece is artis non grata. sigh.
So I thought I'd at least post it here so the ten of you who may still read this thing might see it.
The title is, of course,
"It Takes A Village, People!"
(mebbe the intern who reads the e-mails at the show doesn't know who the Village People are?!)
I marched on Washington in the womb, was named for Martin & Robert; my boots have always been on the ground, both literally & figuratively. I teach now at the same school I attended as a student; community means the world to me, again both literally & figuratively. Activism cannot & should not exist without education & the converse is even more true. The classrooms are the true frontlines of the revolution.
I put this ideal into practice every day & indeed throughout my almost twenty-five year career: helping to realize our school’s Gay Straight Alliance that has served as an exemplar for so many others; creating a mural outreach program whereby students paint inspirational & aspirational artwork both in our hallways & for local charitable organizations; writing & directing plays in collaboration with my students that address social, cultural & political issues; serving in my local community on the Mercer County Human & Civil Rights Committee & on the world stage as a Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholar to Japan; & in my classroom of course wherein I teach & model the idea & ideal of the intersection of art & awareness, of creativity & activism.
rants & ramblings, artistic shenanigans (self-created & stuff that inspires such self-creativity), funkyass music, comix & graphic novels (not just for kids anymore!), sporadic navel-gazing, balderdashery, new & improved longer-lasting ephemera, tales to astonish, doodles & dawdles, & any & all stuff that tickles my fancy (& hopefully yours as well!)...
If you find any of it moves you either body or soul (& especially ass), please purchase the art &/or music legally to support the artists. If I've posted your art &/or music & you want me to un-post it, let me know & it will disappear posthaste. If you download an image or a tune, please have the common courtesy to comment on that post & give me some love, my friend. It's relatively painless, quick & easy, & a small token of kindness for seein' & hearin' such brilliant stuff, y'know.
"Seda-Schreiberlets you into his mind, and it turns out to be a worthwhile place to rummage around... (His work) is like receiving a long letter from a friend you didn't know you had."~ cat yronwode