Saturday, July 31, 2010
I'm starting to watch "Freaks & Geeks" for a second time. This short lived tv series, with only 18 episodes, is one of my top three favorite tv shows. (The Wire and Northern Exposure are my other two).
Bill Haverchuck is one of the geeks, who throughout the series, had some of the best comedic moments.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Fortunately it was raining this morning, giving me a decent block of time to draw another portrait of Omar Little from HBO's tv series "The Wire".
Media: Dark Purple Prismacolor Colored Pencil on marker paper with a digital background.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
On nearly every occasion that I've put mail in my mailbox to be taken, it ends up being mangled by new mail. This happens despite me leaving a pink post-it note stating I have mail to be taken.
This is a pretty good example of what's wrong with the post office. The mailman who delivers the mail to my apartments is seemingly, mentally unbalanced. On many occasions I've found him talking to himself (and to the mail!) followed by loudly rattling off a string of profanities that echo through the hallways. There have been numerous complaints filed against him for his profanities and lack of mail delivery. He's even had "retraining" by other postal employees on how to deliver the mail. After talking with the local post master, I was informed there is very little they can do. He can't be fired and he can't be transferred unless it's his choice.
Anyway, I decided to photographically document what happens with my mail, then submit it to the post master. My thought is, they probably have a personnel file and having some photographic evidence may help to "move him along".
Saturday, July 03, 2010
Almost 2 years ago I illustrated this Anthony Bourdain piece in the style of Shepard Fairey's Obama poster. (This was before that Obama online poster "generator" became popular). I managed to find the email address of Anthony Bourdain's assistant and subsequently emailed a jpeg of the image to her. I figured at minimum the illustration would get a good chuckle. Not surprisingly I never received a response. As time went on I began posting the illustration on Bourdain's fan pages on various online social networking sites. I also began emailing a hi-res, printable jpeg to anyone who asked. Consequently, one individual who requested the jpeg had his signed by Anthony Bourdain at a book signing. The individual said Anthony Bourdain chuckled when he saw it, saying he remembered seeing it a couple years ago. That individual was kind enough to send a photo of his signed art print.