Friday, January 23, 2009

Meeting Reminder

Because Lynne takes forever to write up an email, and is still jet-lagged from Hawai'i, and from staying up all night reading the entire Naruto series online in one sitting...and because I can't sleep and might as well do something productive before I forget about it...

The meeting scheduled for 12 PM Saturday, January 31st is still on, as originally mentioned here (click!).

You should receive a confirmation email from Lynne regarding the address & phone number to call to get buzzed in.

Be there, or taste our squirrely wrath!

We do have squirrely wrath, you know. It's one of our hidden "nature" things.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Andrew Wyeth, RIP

Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Andrew Wyeth, the U.S. realist painter whose haunting portrait of a young woman lying in a field and gazing at a distant farmhouse became one of the iconic images of 20th-century American art, has died. He was 91.

What many people don't know is that he was an influence of Charles Schulz. You'd never know it by his drawing style in Peanuts, but Schulz had great admiration for the artist.

Wyeth's most famous painting, Christina's World, played a subtle role in the comic series Preacher, by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. The mother of the protagonist deeply understood the emotions conveyed by the painting, as it was a reflection of her own mental and social paralysis. Glenn Fabry, cover artist for the series, offered up his own take on the illustration for issue #43.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Infinite Canvas

Happy New Year, everyone. We're all still recovering from the holidays and the return to the daily grind, so please forgive the recent lack of posts. To kick things off, here's some stuff on an idea from Scott McCloud's book, Reinventing Comics.

I Can't Stop Thinking!

If you're in New York City, please check out MoCCA's exhibit.