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!
I am an artist, a lover, a father, a teacher, a dancer, an imaginary boxer, a self-indulgent, egotistical, totally insecure, anxious & angst-ious little man…
I like to see & be seen.
I used to do a lot of art, mostly scratchy pen & ink scrawlings of the navel-gazing sort.
It’s just that a very happy marriage & the subsequent birth of my wonderful son along with a teaching job that I love have kept me too busy (& too happy!) to produce much work in the last some-odd (& some have been very odd indeed!) years.
The "being too busy" has not been as much of a factor as the "being too happy". Happiness & contentment, it seems, did not serve as well as muses as loneliness & desperation did in my bachelor years.
Before this horrific bout of satisfaction & joy, I was a very productive artist, first in New York at the School of Visual Arts, wherein I worked on many fanzines & underground comix, then at Rutgers University, wherein I was the staff cartoonist for all three major college newspapers (either I’m very good, or I get fired a lot... Only my editors know for sure!).
I then had a few solo shows in New Brunswick, Princeton & various other sundry locations- in galleries, museums & cafes. I also published in several disreputable newspapers, magazines & books. I even had a piece in the Ellarslie back in the day (under my "maiden name" of Schreiber). This fruitful period was capped off by the publication of "Angst Funnies: Very Secret Monster Things", a retrospective of the then-young artist’s work, which is now long out of print & a very sought after collector’s item (at least by the artist who seems to have misplaced all my copies!).
But then the artist's worst nightmare reared her ugly head~ happiness.
I met a beautiful girl.
No longer prodded by sleepless nights & lonely days, I slowed my pace on the bristol board & my fingers became no longer ink-stained. The impetus to hold a pen was superseded by the desire to hold my wife’s hand or my son’s bottom (or vice-a-versa). I have produced a few notable works during this somewhat dormant period- mostly pieces for charity auctions (political causes & animal rights groups & various other liberal-agenda types) as well as branching out artistically & painting some large scale murals for area schools. "Windows on Japan" was a brief return to the art world. Inspired by my Fulbright Scholarship to Japan, I created a mixed media view of my experiences in that breathtaking place of wonder in, to allow my community back home to share in that extraordinary experience. Even more recently, Barack Obama’s campaign inspired me to create some works to promote his message of hope & change. Which brings us full circle~ those pieces are being collected in a real-live book & I created my website, http://sweetestbaboon.blogspot.com/, to not let that opportunity of shameless self-promotion go to waste.
Hopefully, along with posting funky tunes & other internet foolishness, I will produce some new work to show right here… right now.
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