I'm going to be in a group show this weekend. My friend, Keith Noordzy
has brought together a lovely bunch of artists, at Alpha Cult
in Long Beach! The theme of the show is fairy tales, and stories from my/our youth. I picked a book my mom used to read me as a kid, The Amazing Bone
. Sounds like to the punchline to a joke, or the title to some XXX film, but in all seriousness, it's a great book by William Steig
. Later I discover that Steig was also a wonderful cartoonist for the New Yorker, one of my favorite places to read panel comics. As a kid, those were probably my top two choices for professions: Children's book author/ illustrator, or New Yorker, panel comic artist. Here's my piece:
Gouache on watercolor paper, and the little plaque on it was made with a label maker and gold gouache paint.
If you get a chance, read the book. Its pretty short, and very dream-like, so it will be a short time well spent... Also my artwork and caption will make more sense if you read the book.
Here's the flyer for the show: