As I expected, I have been so swamped running the NCS Reubens I’ve been unable to update the blog. My apologies. Expect a full report next week, and a list of the winners of the Divisional Awards and the Reuben for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year tomorrow.
First day out of the box on the island and we had birds, thunderstorms, and a gorgeous huge tropical fly caught by researchers (and released unharmed). The birds were very cool but the bugs, oh my, the bugs. And now, … Continue reading ?
Arrived on the morning boat from Gamboa yesterday morning, after a long day’s travel from Oklahoma which included an unscheduled landing in Cartagena, Colombia (my seat mate looked at the in-flight magazine and said thoughtfully, “American doesn’t actually fly to … Continue reading ?
Can Weiner actually win? My sources tell me that this is the plan: GO BIG! Make yourself “Celebrity-Crazy-Lovable”. For example: Like Justin Bieber, walk around wearing a gas mask for no reason. And always wear ugly pants. Also, like the Bieb, adopt a pet monkey. Show More Summary
Here's my finished painting "Walk This Way" for the 'Zombie' show curated by my pal Travis Louie @ Last Rites Gallery www.LastRitesGallery.com in NYC on May 25th. Artist: Bobby Chiu Medium: Acrylic. 14 1/8" x 20" Hope you like it!
We are finally on to the stars of the most recent Doctor Who series! Here we have a quick study of the ninth Doctor, as portrayed by Christoper Eccleston.
The Lovely Anna and I are heading out shortly to attend the NCS Reuben Award Weekend in beautiful Pittsburgh, PA! I’ll have updates, pics and other goodness from the event later this week. The Reubens officially kick off on Friday, but as I am running the show I have to get in early and make [...]
And thinking tonight of folks just up the road from us, dealing with the appalling aftermath of the tornado that cut through the heart of their city this afternoon. If you can help, please follow this link to the American … Continue reading ?
This week’s Monday MADness is another blast from the past… this time from MAD #400, December 2000. This was my second appearance in the magazine, and I was assigned the job of doing fake covers from each decade that MAD was in existence for an article entitles “The Untold History of MAD“. These printed really [...]
I like to challenge conventions and ideas all the time. And one of the topics that I can quickly get hot under the collar about is the topic of education. I think it’s a field that needs to be challenged, especially in this day and age where information runs freely and so abundantly. Show More Summary
Q: You’ve written here before that when you do a freelance job for a client, they technically aren’t buying artwork from you but the rights to use artwork. What kind of copyrights do they typically get? A: Absolutely correct on that first part. While most freelance projects involve creating artwork specifically for a client’s needs, [...]
Hard to believe there is still “news” about a book that is 18 months past its release, but today I shipped off several cases of The Mad Art of Caricature! to a company called Basheer Graphic Books in Singapore, which will be distributing it in Asia. I’m not sure how much of Asia they mean, [...]
I am Artist in Residence this week at Spring Island Trust in Okatie, SC, drawing and painting birds and sunlit landscapes with palmettos and broad marshes, alligators, live oaks dripping Spanish moss. Wonderful wading birds: tricolored herons, little blues, greens, … Continue reading ?
You know how sometimes drawing can be totally random? Well it can’t get any more random than the ones created by The Drawing Machine – a contraption designed by designers Ed Ward and Carl Clerkin of All Lovely Stuff. Inspired by the...Show More Summary
Readers may or may not know I am a member of a web collective of cartoonists known as The Cartoonists Studio. TCS is sort of a virtual gathering place for cartoonists with pages for each member that includes bios, photo tours of their studios, news about what they are up to and links to communicate [...]
... to the judges at the Society of Publication Designers for the 2013 Silver Medal in spot series and other medals of merit for my work this past year. Freelance artists value the feedback... especially this kind! Thanks to the judges: Jordan Awan, The New Yorker; Sergio Baradat, United Nations Postal Administration; Chad W. Show More Summary
This week I thought I’d do my Doctor Who series sketch digitally and record the process like I have done once or twice in the past, but I somehow messed up the video recording. Thus, I have simply a digital sketch and no video. Sorry about that. Oh, and here we have the eighth Doctor, [...]
I’ve got an illustration for an upcoming MAD book due by this weekend, so blogging might be spotty for a few days.
For those who are interested in writing and or illustrating for children and young adults, you need to get yourself over to Singapore for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) that’s happening from 25th May to 30th May 2013. Show More Summary
Thought to be extinct, the Mammoth actually evolved into a tiny size "Micro Mammoth" and now live under the snow in the arctic in a constant search for the rare arctic peanut.This acrylic painting is for our (Kei & Bobby) Arludik gallery show June 27 in Paris.medium: acrylicartist: Bobby Chiu