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October 30th, 2010


05:43 pm - table in place

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October 29th, 2010


01:36 pm - new table


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June 25th, 2010


10:58 am - Deepwater Horizon

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May 10th, 2010


04:34 pm - Frank Frazetta 1928-2010

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November 19th, 2009


08:58 am - Monique Ortiz
I love that the world can still contain such powerful surprises for me as the music of Monique Ortiz.



Listen to her music Here.
...or Here.

A long interview with her, intercut with music, is Here.

BUY this woman's stuff.

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August 29th, 2009


03:20 pm - Kennedys and Gracchi


Who will stand as the Tribune for the people?
The brothers Gracchus stand.

Where in the republic are the brothers now?
In the River Tiber, citizen, in the Tiber.

The lion rose in the Senate to hold the line.
Light has failed in the highest tower in the wall.

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August 26th, 2009


07:20 am - August 26


I moved to New York City five years ago today.

It was an easier transition than I'd imagined. I had lived in another large international city with a subway for a year as a kid, which helped. But it was really Elizabeth who made the settling in here such a relaxed and welcoming time, finding me a drawing table, making room for me in an apartment that was really too small already. Our favorite places in the city together were established in those first weeks and months here and those places have become a part of me.

A few years ago I was taking a week off and someone asked me where I was going on vacation. I said, "Are you kidding? Nowhere. I'm from Oregon. New York City is where I would go and I live here now."

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August 16th, 2009


09:28 am - my new favorite Wyeth
This is my new favorite NC Wyeth painting.



Um, not that it is newly mine, it is currently thankfully owned by the Brandywine Museum, but is now my favorite. It replaces my former favorite (also there), whose status has now been relegated to close-second.

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June 19th, 2009


10:44 pm - Underground is surfacing
My good friend, artist Steve Lieber, and his wife Sara just had their home burglarized. Laptops stolen. While there is no good time for a home invasion, it's worse now as this is just the moment for the big push to promote Steve's new book, UNDERGROUND.



UNDERGROUND is a five issue color series beginning in September from IMAGE COMICS. Steve, with writer Jeff Parker and colorist Ron Chan have produced a phenomenal work in their first substantial collaboration.

But you don't have to take my word for how good it is. You can have a look at the preview HERE where there are five pages in color and even the entire first issue in Black and White.

Order it. Tell your friends to.
32 PAGES / FC $3.50
Diamond Gem of the Month. Solicited in the July Previews, page 132.
In stores September 23rd, 2009. Order code: JUL090341

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June 17th, 2009


08:32 pm - Life After Black
"Is that some measure of a man's worth? To drag what's best in him out into the street so every average slob with some pretense to taste can poke it with a stick?"

"Maybe. Maybe it is."



If that is a measure of a man's worth, then Barron Storey has proven his beyond doubt or measure, far surpassing in this even the limited few American artists who might be called his peers.

At the Society of Illustrators gallery space, Storey has put his personal sketchbook/ journals on display for any average slobs to see, and even to page through with their own hands. Spanning 30 years, each one of these books is a humbling marvel.

Go. The experience will cost you nothing but time and your preconceptions

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