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New Year’s Day Reprieve


Bertrand Russell


1/1/11 gave me the chance to do two things I had far too few opportunities to take advantage of in 2010.

1. We had company over.

2. I drew for recreational interest only (and without deadline) for the length of the late afternoon and evening. In this instance, an as-yet-finished drawing of a very elderly Bertrand Russell. Hopefully, there will be more opportunities for this kind of thing in the next 363 days.

Loudmouth Awarded Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators


I recently received word that my uncommissioned ‘Loudmouth’ piece won a silver f#%king medal from the Society of Illustrators for their Illustrators 51 competition. What followed was a peculiar sensation of luck, gratitude and the sneaky feeling that 1,000,000 wildly talented artists working out and about in the ether were a whole lot more deserving of such a thing than me. I will likely celebrate this news by sealing myself up in the crawlspace we call a studio in the apartment and continue to scrape away on more self-initiated, nonsensical projects to keep my brain distracted and my body away from the couch.

I’d like to thank the academy.