Friday, November 27, 2009

Jerry Dowling: Appearances and Interviews

Jerry was interviewed a couple of days ago in the Cincinnati Enquirer about the new book about the Bengals. Check it out!

He will also be interviewed on Channel 19 this Tuesday at 8:25 am and taping an interview with John Lomax Monday to air next week during Channel 12's morning show.

Finally, he is doing a book signing on December 5th at Findley Market from 11 am until 1 pm. The book makes a great Christmas gift!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Illustrators' Lunch Annual Christmas Party

Yes, it is that time of year again! The Annual Christmas Party will be 6 PM December 20th (a Sunday) at Slatt's. We have a white elephant gift exchange, sketch exchange, and everyone shows off the work they have done during the year.

Please RSVP to Christina Wald by December 14th so I can give the restaurant a head's up!

Hope to see you all there and thanks to Brian Hagen for the fabulous cartoon on the flyer.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Print Trader: There's still time!

Just a last-minute reminder that the Print Trader event is coming up fast (December 1) and all of you are welcome to attend. Please e-mail Brian Steege if you are interested in bringing 3 prints and joining the swap.
If you'd like to mingle and observe, simply come on down.

A few other details:
  • There will be live music by Gorilla Fish Cat.
  • There are no restrictions on artwork, although prints are highly recommended.
  • Prints may be signed or unsigned. It’s up to the artist.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Darcy Vorhees-Enquirer Article

Check out the article they did about Darcy in the Enquirer. It is a great profile in the Sunday, November 22nd Cincinnati Enquirer about the 25th anniversary Turtles Forever movie she worked on and mentioned previously in this blog entry.

Linda Bittner-Nature Masterworks Show

Check out Linda's new show at the Cincinnati Nature Center. It is a great time to get art oriented Christmas gifts for friends and family!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Space Chasers

I'm teaming up with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles director Roy Burdine to help develop his brain-child, Space Chasers (an out of this world kids adventure property). This is a piece of concept art for it that I did, and there are several more in the pipeline as well as who knows what else. The character designs of the red green yellow and blue guys were done by someone else, they were originally CG but I am doing it this way to bring some warmth to it.

Also, don't forget the Turtles Forever premiere tomorrow morning! woohoo mutants!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

How do I ship a painting?

I have a 16" by 16" commissioned painting that I need to send to California. It's on canvas, stapled to stretcher bars.

I haven't the slightest idea how to get it there safely, for a reasonable price. Should I use a cardboard box filled with peanuts? Do I need to acquire carpentry skills and build a wooden protective shipping container? (This seems a bit out of my skill set.)

Any advice would be appreciated.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School #3

One more sketch from a "Sketchy" evening. It's been a while since I've posted.

Colored paper is great - I need to work with this more often.

Sketches from Dr. Sketchy 2

Howdy Folks,
Here are my sketches from the life drawing session. They were too big to scan because I worked on a very large pad. I took digital pictures of them and reduced them down to fit here.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sketches from Dr. Sketchy

Hi guys- here are some sketches I did at the Dr. Sketchy session at the Leaping Lizard Gallery in Covington, thought it would be lovely to post them here... I hope others share some too! I barely saw anyone else's work when I was there.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Print Trader

The above invitation was sent to me by acclaimed local photographer Brian Steege. He's organizing a first-time ever art trading event which takes place in Covington, KY on December 1. (I'm reminded of our impromptu drawing exchange at last year's Christmas Party, which was a lot of fun.) I have no idea what the guest list looks like so far (except for myself), but it sounds like a great way to schmooze with other artists that may not be able to get to our lunches. You might even find the perfect print for that blank space in your foyer —just in time for Christmas!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Henry the Impatient Heron Trailer and Other Goodies

Here is a trailer I did for the picture book I illustrated, Henry the Impatient Heron. Next up, I am working on one for Little Red Bat coming in sproing 2010. It is, as they say, the latest "promo thing".

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Little Whale Fun

Here are some images from a book I did several years ago that came out and is available, but I never got any contributor copies. I had kind of forgotten about it and should check into it again.

The book featured a girl who is told about whale migration and how she imagines it in a cartoon form (she and her family are painted). It was fun to illustrate. Below you see the style contrast.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 25th Anniversary Movie

I just got confirmation that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 25th Anniversary Movie, Turtles Forever, will be playing on Saturday Nov 21st at 10:00 am on the CW.

I did storyboarding on that movie, hence why I am psyched!

I am going to soon be uploading turtles board samples to my website to celebrate, I am so glad to have had the chance to participate in the show!

(ps, no I didnt draw this image)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Road Trip! Windsor McCay Exhibit in Columbus

There is a cool exhibit of Windsor McCay's work in Columbus at the OSU Cartoon Museum.

John Canemaker is doing a lecture on McCay's work on November 3rd at 7 PM. Go to the site for details. McCay is best known for creating Little Nemo in Slumberland.

The exhibit is up until December 31st. Well worth the road trip I'd say!

Factoid I did not know: McCay created his first comic strip for the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1903 called A Tale of the Jungle Imps by Felix Fiddle.