“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Before I forget, I'd like to remind all of you that along with award winning illustrators Andrew Robinson, Yuko Shimuzu and James Jean, I will be at the SAVANNAH COLLEGE OFF ART & DESIGN - ATLANTA hosting an art forum. Woot!
Now after reading that line up you catch yourself thinking, "Wilco Tango Foxtrot?! Robinson, Jean, Shimuzu and....Canete?!" and you're hearing that little jingle from Sesame Street of "...One of the people doesn't belong here, one of these people aren't the same..." (you know the one - it's when they split your TV screen into fours and there are three firemen and one policeman, but in this case it'd be more appropriate if there were three nuclear physicists and one circus clown throwing pies at his own face), I'd like to reassure you that you're not alone. The parody is definitely not lost on me and I too am haunted by the ironic tune. I'm going to have to learn some magic tricks before I go so the attendees wont call shenanigans on me right away.
That said, click on the link above for details - it'll be about two thirds of the way down on their calendar page for the month of February and it'll have a snippet of the image that I've posted above. Please attend if you can (I think the open night is on Thursday?) and if you're a student and are already on your way, please don't hurl the tomatoes directly at my face or crotch. I thank you all in advance.
I'll have new images up tomorrow. Yours included, Oscar. I promise.
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