Thursday, March 24, 2011

Forty Years Later Than Planned

Yours truly at the corner of Haight and Ashbury Streets in San Francisco

For all of last week, and up to Wednesday of this week, I was in San Francisco. The first week was spent with my MFA in Illustration class. We met a ton of great artists and were treated to a tour of the Lucasfilm studios located aboard the former Presidio military base. Some of the artists who gave us talks and interacted with were Bill Russell, Chuck S. Pyle, Courtney Granner, Craig Frazier, Dennis Zieminski, Lou Brooks, Noah Kiosek, Vivienne Flesher, and Robert Hunt

I also got to finally meet my agent, Katie Boyle, and my co-author, Don DeNevi.

But the big event was finally making it, after forty long years, to the corner of Haight and Ashbury Streets, ground zero of my high school years' dreams of being a hippie. Strange irony then, that on the same day of this photo, I was featured on Fox and Friends, and interviewed about a series of mine called Still in the Fight featured last week by the New York Times. I was also interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio (eat your heart out Garrison Keeler) and had the drawings and articles reviewed in Great Britain's Guardian Newspaper.

Not a bad week after forty years.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Worthy Cause

I want to thank all the Guardian and New York Times readers who are stopping by. Here's an organization that you may want to donate to. Sew Much Comfort. The 500 plus volunteer seamstresses have made over 90,000 custom made articles of clothes since 2004 for our recovering service members.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Welcome to Guardian Readers

In The Shadow of the Poppy Harvest, oil on canvas, 2011

I want to thank all the readers of the Guardian for stopping by. I hope you take the time to check out my other art and ramblings. Cheers!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Welcome to Opinionator Readers

To all the readers of the New York Times Opinionator website, welcome. I hope you'll take the time to go back through my postings since my tour to Iraq in 2005. You'll find some personal rants, battlefield reports and general musings from my time in both the studio and out in combat.