Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Printmakers Today

I am delighted to tell you that six of my linocuts have been included in Printmakers Today, a beautiful, 256 page, full color book presenting the original prints of 63 contemporary artists. Each artist is represented by six images and an artist's statement. The reproductions average about 4" x 6", with some like my Justice linocut reproduced at 6" x 9".

All of the artists represented in the book are artist-printmakers. In other words, these aren't artists who work primarily in another medium and have been invited to make prints by a professional shop - these are all folks who have ink in their blood. It's great to see a collection of top-notch original prints by true printmakers lovingly reproduced in full color in such a handsome hardcover book.

Printmakers Today is published by Schiffer Publishing. It was expertly compiled and edited by Jeffrey B. Snyder. Amazon has listed a release date of June 1. It's a real winner, you should add it to your library.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010


You know sucks about caves? No miniature golf. That's why I love Kavernputt.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Rachel Draws Dinosaurs

This is a two-page spread from a book about dinosaurs that Rachel is drawing. This book flickers in and out of existence as pages drawn on her Magna Doodle. You can see one of the dinosaurs walking from one page to another. She often draws multiple pages of a story this way, drawing a couple of pages, erasing them, drawing the next ones. . . You have to be present to witness the story. But one thing I've definitely learned about kids is that you definitely have to be present.

I've started to collect Rachel's daily drawings at Rachel Draws A Lot.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The Red Menace

An animation from images that Steven LaRose and I were batting around back in 2008.

"ME, An Autobiography" by Darrell Kinsel

The Fiji Island Mermaid Press is delighted that Darrell Kinsel has added his "ME, An Autobiography" to the FIMP "ME" book library.

This is an ongoing project in which FIMP provides the format and the questions, and you provide all of the answers! Darrell's book is the 26th in the gallery - is your book next?

If you're interested in participating, you can get the details and a downloadable blank book here.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Best Parts List Ever

We bought a string of lights to hang on our picnic table umbrella. It came with a surprisingly thick set of instructions, including this parts list:

It was a relief to spread it out on the floor and compare it to the drawing to see that we did, indeed, have a string of lights.

Friday, April 02, 2010