Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cars

I love drawing cars. The sketch of the couple crammed into the mini car became an editorial cartoon when Fiat decided to by Chrysler last year. My first car was a fun, ultra small, 1966 Fiat and I love the designs of new Fiats. I thought it would be funny to picture an average, super sized American couple trying to squeeze into a Fiat.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Pug sketches






Our pug, "Peaches" is a natural comedian and wonderful muse for cartoons. Here are some jottings from the sketch book.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fallingwater


We traveled to Pittsburgh again this week and managed to veer off course through the rolling hills of Western PA. We've been wanting to see Frank Lloyd Wright's, Fallingwater for a long time and we finally found the time to see it. What a treasure. It is fun to imagine what it must have been like for the Kaufmann family to be there, back in the 40's having house guests like Diego Rivera, Freida Kahlo, Albert Einstein and later, Andy Warhol. If you get the opportunity, go there, you won't regret it.

Giant walking the streets of Manhattan


I was in Manhattan this week for the Surtex and National Stationery shows. A wonderful day that overwhelmed my senses. In typical New York fashion, the gods conspired to give me one more image as I walked back to Penn Station and my train ride home.

On 7th Avenue I noticed a crowd of people at the end of the block. They surrounded a man that looked way too big to be real. As I got up to the crowd, I realized that he was huge. Probably 7 and a half feet tall. The man standing next to him here is well over 6 feet tall. It felt like I had stumbled into a movie. With one look at the large man's face, you could read a thousand different emotions. He seemed to be okay with the attention but incredibly sad that he would never be like the rest of the people on the street.

Andrew's at it again


PCAD Illustration alum, Andrew Zubko is at it again with his hilarious portrait of Betty White for the Portland Mercury that gained major internetoriety recently. Here is a link. http://zubko.com/