“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
Monday, November 10, 2008
TETSUO FOR ANDRE_90 minutes
Once upon a time a good guy and a brilliant illustrator named ANDRE SZYMANOWICZ bought an original IMAGE from me.
He was kind, cordial, and prompt. He was never rude, never impatient and had nothing but complimentary things to say about the work on my blog. When he followed up on the status of his purchase, he was wholly understanding and his notes were devoid of the profanities which I deserved. A dozen months pass and after many, many e-mails back and forth, the aforementioned piece of artwork still hasn't been sent off to this accommodating man.
Yes. I am a scumbag. I am the dirt under a degenerate's fingernails. I am the cankerous detritus that promised Andre that his image would get to him by his birthday a year later.
This image is for him; it's a small token and a request for forgiveness for taking F*CKING forever in getting the original to him, as well as a heart-felt "Thank You." for waiting as long as he has.
My apologies, Andre. Your patience is zen-like. This, along with Kaneda, is on its way.
at 5:58 AM