25 April 2017

Please vote for me as NEA Social Justice Activist of the Year

I know this here blog always runs the fine line of bein' mostly about my art & then some politix & personal stuff creeps in, but this is too important not to throw down~


I have received the extraordinary honor
of being named a finalist for the

Please vote!
This is a national distinction & I am named one of seven finalists for this privilege.
If so inclined, please go here to learn more~

& then vote here por favor~
¡VOTE AQUI!

¡Muchas gracias!
 


07 April 2017

Deep cuts- rarities, outtakes & b-sides

Few weeks back, I shared the A-Sides, a collection of my "top five" works past & present (to inspire the future). Now, as promised (&/or threatened), here I throw down the flipsides to those trax: the lesser-known but sometimes funkier b-sides. 
Most of these cuts are vinyl only...
First up is a really deep cut, way back from my college daze when I did a different weekly strip in all three of the newspapers @ Rutgers. In the alternative paper, "The Medium", I drew my fave, "Fallin' Asleep", a collection of self-important navel-gazin' that one can only get away with in college. Some of 'em actually hold up tho', like this piece right here:
big bad wolf
Next track is a funky one indeed. Done fer a comic book website contest I didn't win, I still dig it the most- a mash-up of Marvel & DC; a team-up in an alternate universe's Harlem, wherein two of the comix biggest contributions to the Blaxploitation era do their thang outside the Apollo with electrifyin' results indeed:
Showtime @ the Apollo
Here is a detail from a piece titled "Great Minds Think Alike", another work of charity to support a cause with which my lovely bride was involved: It was an animal rights group that was trying to stop the inhumane & even more sadly unnecessary deer culling in Princeton. The sexiest lawyer ever represented them pro-bono as legal counsel & I contributed this to raise money for their efforts. You can peep the full piece here, but here's that detail I promised lo so many words ago:
Honest Abe indeed

Here's la familia Seda-Schreiber hangin' on "Sesame Street" back in the day:
Won't u tell how to to get, how to get to...
& then my quick sketch in tribute to Mr. Jim Henson upon his passing from felt to dirt:
Still miss u, my wonderful friend...



My lovely bride asked me to include two mas:
First up, this seasonal missive from the year we found out she was with child (hopefully mine, but the blonde hair & blue eyes did indeed make it somewhat suspicious- callin' Maury Povich!). I've laid down holiday ink for the past 30 some odd years & this is not particularly a fave of mine honestly altho' I appreciate the sentiment & I think the drawing expresses it nicely. I do like the stork's Rudolph nose & oh-so-feathery-feathers but I don't think our as-of-then-yet-to-be-born son looks so safe being upside-down & all (& even moreso he looks kinda' larva-esque rather than simply bundled up...)
If I knew then, I would've asked fer the receipt!
& my best girl really digs this piece, Moose & Goose (a romance), & the story goes a lil' somethin' like this:
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...

Is this legal?

& of course, no post is complete without a lil' Vonnegut...

nuff said.
they've come to take me away, ha-ha...