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Sketch o’the Week- Jimi Hendrix!

This week’s subject is the late, great Jimi Hendrix. You have to wonder what music today would be like if he had lived to influence it further. I think it would be VERY different had he never lived at all…

The Kolinsky Sable Brush Lament

The Winsor Newton Series 7 watercolor brush is considered by many comic artists, myself included, to be the best inking brush available. I’ve tried other brushes, including both synthetic and natural hair, and none I’ve found are comparable. Series 7s have a tremendous “snapping” quality that allow the brush to keep its shape and point, […]

Monday MADness- Election Day!

Well, technically election day is tomorrow but today is “Monday MADness”, so here’s an election day themed blast from the past: In October of 2000 MAD was putting together it’s annual “MAD 20 People, Events and Things” issue and I was assigned the obligatory page making fun of the presidential election of that year, George […]

Sketch of the Day: A Fox Hunt in the Deer Park

No foxes were hunted during today’s annual Hubertus Hunt in the great Deer Park forest at Klampenborg, just north of Copenhagen. In fact, the deer were laying low, too. But steeples were chased, if I’m getting that right, and the race was … Continue reading ?

Sunday Mailbag- Caricaturist Block?

Q: (I’m paraphrasing this one from a non-english speaking emailer’s question) I’m a caricaturist and sometimes when I’m working on a sketch of a subject I just can’t get the likeness. I will redo it several times and ask others like my wife what they think, and even though they know who it is supposed […]

Lost Your Membership Card or Don’t Have One?

Now that we are asking for membership cards before most of our screenings and events, new members or folks who have lost their cards keep asking how they can get a replacement or temporary card. It’s easy! Simply go on line to the ASIFA-Hollywood website and click on Membership. The drop-down menu will contain a [...]

Big Hero 6 Members Screening

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, BIG HERO 6 is an original comedy-adventure about the poignant friendship that develops between a robotics prodigy and an extraordinary robot as they embark on a life-changing journey to unravel the mystery behind a devastating event. BIG HERO 6 is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams [...]

BoxTrolls Screening at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica

You and your family are cordially invited to a screening at the American Cinematheque, Aero Theater of Laika’s The BoxTrolls Immediately followed by a Q&A with Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable With Lead Animator and Laika CEO Travis Knight SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1 at 3:00 PM AERO THEATER 1328 Montana Avenue To attend, please RSVP [...]

Friday Sketchbook: Drawing, the New Hot Topic

Urban and travel sketching was in the news yesterday, to my surprise and delight. Luis Simoes, a Portuguese artist, is on a 5 year mission to sketch his way around the world. He talks about his experiences and the purpose of of … Continue reading ?

Illustraton Throwback Thursday #8

Clicky to Embiggen… I did the illustration above in 1997 for a syndicated radio show called “Backtrax USA”, which played retro music from the 1980’s. I don’t like doing logos but in this case the logo was provided and my task was to add caricatures of some iconic 80’s rock stars and the shows host […]

Sketch o’the Week- Elsa Lanchester!

Clicky to embiggen… The last of our Halloween themed sketches- Elsa Lanchester as “the Bride” from the 1935 film “Bride of Frankenstein”. Done using various pens and markers.

Of beginnings and endings

  It was to be a typical Friday morning last week – I was wrapping up the last Q+A session of the Work/Art/Play class (and what a wonderful class it was this year). It was bittersweet. Bittersweet not only because it marked the successful end of the class’ second run. Show More Summary

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