Archive for September, 2010

ACEC 2010 Convention

September 25, 2010

Thank you so much to Terry Mosher (Aislin) the great Canadian political cartoonist, for inviting me to speak at this years Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonist’s Convention. I had a wonderful day and we covered a lot of topics, from how do we avoid using stereotypes to reactions to some printed cartoons to the plight of some Iranian cartoonists who are jailed for their viewpoints among other things.

Also at the conference, and pictured with me is the beautiful and brilliant Ann Telnaes the Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist for the Washington Post. Please see http://www.anntelnaes.com

She has recently been animating her work. She produces three a week (!) and the work can be seen at http://www.washingtonpost.com/anntelnaes

Really amazing work!

Steve Heller speaks about the SVA show

September 14, 2010

http://vimeo.com/14831453

Huffington Post

September 7, 2010

The IRAN democracy show at SVA is mentioned today on the Huffington Post!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/spread-artculture/the-politics-of-art-the-p_b_705843.html

This article is also featured on the homepage of The Huffington Post Arts section today:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arts

I’m so thrilled with the response to this show! And I think that Greenbird (the Iranian person who originally contacted me to get the show to the US) would also be happy. Wish he could be at the opening! It’s been a pleasure working with Steve Heller, Woody Pirtle, Andrea Rauch and Francis di Tommaso (curator) on this.

Elvis sightings!

September 6, 2010

I’m very grateful to the great art director Fred Woodward for really giving me my wings! I worked for him on probably hundreds of assignments for Regardies magazine, Rolling Stone, and then GQ.

He is one of the most intelligent, creative and brilliant art directors of our time, and having the great honor of working with him on so many challenging and fun assignments has really been one of the high points of my career.

In going through my archives I found this series of paintings I did for him at Rolling Stone Magazine. At that time there were a rash of Elvis sightings in burger joints, gas stations, etc, as reported by venerable publications such as the National Enquirer etc. You get the idea.

As Elvis at this time was already dead, the conclusion was of course that he was/is immortal. So the idea of this series was that since there were sightings after his death, surely there would have been sightings before his birth. So here we go…Historial Elvis sightings not often reported!

And one more for good measure, not in the same series but also painted for Fred at Rolling Stone…this is called “Birth of the Sneer”


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