Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Another Computer AD

I saw this AD and it tripped me out! It's the Commodore Amiga 2000 computer. This looks like one of the first computers to offer a Photoshop type of tool. It's from 1988 and if I remember correctly, magazines were still using photostats and rubber cement to paste-up their magazines. The monitor looks about 12 inches wide and the mouse looks like it would be uncomfortable to use. Can anyone tell me what happened to the Commodore Amiga? Did you own one and how much memory did it come with?

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Art auction!

I went to an art auction last night here in Los Angeles. I thought it was neat! The Martin Lawrence Galleries had their auction at the Luxe Hotel in Brentwood. The room was filled with prints and originals that included works by Keith Haring, Warhol and Picasso. It was reasonably priced stuff like Linocuts and etchings. It was a lot like a museum except for the auctioneer. He had an engaging personality and did his best to keep the bidders interest in the art for sale. But he didn't sell himself short; If a particular work didn't make an already set reserve, he'd quickly shuffle it off the stage!

There was one piece I let escape me. I didn't buy anything, but this one was within my budget. A Salvador Dali Wood cut that had a lot of energy and nice composition. Not too big and in a classy frame. Take a look at this scan. It sold at auction for $750.00!
Do you think I made a mistake letting it pass?

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Essential Wolverine

I visited my local comic book shop and took a look at the newest "Essential Wolverine Vol. 4" published my Marvel Comics. I have to say that I was really disappointed. One reason is that they must have scanned a copy of the actual comic instead of using the original negatives. Did they misplace them? Anyway, the book looked muddy on that cheap paper they're using for the Essentials series. This newest collection covered a lot of Silvestris' work, Issues 70 to 90. It should have looked better.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

John Severin cover!

Isn't this the best cover? A huge logo near the top, dramatic cover copy and Excellent Artwork by John Severin! I am a big fan.

A nice place to visit

This is a vacation spot near Lake Tahoe. Lots of snow! Except in the summer, of course.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

My Opinion

I do not believe that anyone who manages to evade the Border Police, find a job and continue to live here illegally should be granted immediate citizenship. I get the feeling after watching all the LA demonstrations, that anyone who accomplishes those things should be given amnesty right away.

It's been said that many immigrants take jobs that even black people won't take. As a black man, I have worked in fast food, hauling boxes, mopping, sweeping and serving coffee. I have always thought that any honest job is a good job. If all the undocumented workers were to disappear, businesses would have to offer a higher wage to find the next worker. I'm not anti-immigration! I believe in Legal Immigration.

If I am too Republican on this issue let me know.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Work in progress

As I continue drawing my Western book, I run into interesting panels. (maybe they are interesting only to me...)
Anyway, I thought I would share.

Thursday, April 06, 2006


I took a look at the Eisner nominations for this year! It's a great awards ceremony because up until his passing, Will Eisner would hand out the awards and so many excellent creators were nominated. This year, Rich Starkings and Ladronn were nominated for Best Letterer and Best Multimedia Artist Respectively. Included in the Best Letterer nomination were a few books that Richard worked on. Gunpowder Girl and the Outlaw Squaw was one of them.

I was very happy to see that Ladronn and Active Images were recognized for excellent work! I will wish them luck!

Monday, April 03, 2006

Gallery opening

I took a trip to Culver City this past Saturday. The company I work for has some art on display at the Billy Shire Fine art Gallery. It's a new gallery, you can tell by how the floor shines. Most of the work at the show was by students with a few exceptional oil paintings. The space is a part of The Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and it seems to me that Culver City is being taken over by the Fine art crowd! The transformation of that part of town is astounding. I visited two more art galleries on Washington Blvd that night. I think in a few years the auto parts shop or the mom and pop store on the corner will be replaced by the trendy bar with a ten dollar cocktail. If you've never been to Culver City, CA before, go now! This is a neighborhood in transition