Friday, June 1, 2007
Vonnegut and other things
Here is the finished painting of Kurt Vonnegut. I actually finished this pretty fast and it's been done for a few weeks now, but as usual, all that pain in the ass stuff like photographing it and resizing , blah, blah, blah...
When I do a portrait and spend some time with it, the face doesn't seem recognizable to me after awhile and I still don't really see Vonnegut, but abstract shapes and lines, so I hope that someone can. I've been told that I've captured his likeness, so...
So it goes.
acrylic on illustration board
A couple of weeks ago I attended the Motor City Comicon and got to meet another one of my favorite comic book/illustrators, Michael Golden. Back in the late 70's, for me, this guy did to comics what Star Wars did for movies. He illustrated the first 10 or 12 issues of Micronauts and I have many a fond memory sitting on the front porch in the summertime with a bottle of coke and being whisked away to the micro universe.
Sometimes, when meeting someone who is admired, they turn out to be less than hoped for, but Mr. Golden didn't disappoint me at all. He's a very nice guy with a good sense of humor and it was nice to talk with him. And I spent a little time talking with his manager, as well, and she was great, too.
And he was nice enough to have a pic taken with me.
This week that I attended the show was a good one for me and some good things may come from it, but I'm not saying yet what they are because they haven't materialized yet. So, when I do know more, so shall you.