Friday, February 27, 2009

View the Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn appearance

I'm very pleased with how well Artist to Artist segment I taped with Dean Haspiel turned out. It's well produced, snappily edited and most importantly, Dean and I seem to have had a good rapport and we spoke well. Thanks to Jonathan Leif, Lee Eddy and everyone over at BRIC for doing a great job.
View the segment HERE.


Monday, February 23, 2009

Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn appearance

I recently taped a segment called Artist to Artist for a show called Caught in the Act: Art in Brooklyn for Brooklyn Independent Television.
For every episode they invite a Brooklyn-based artist to in turn invite another artist in for a conversation – no host, no list of questions, just two artists talking about process and whatever else intrigues them. I asked my buddy, cartoonist Dean Haspiel to share the segment with me. Dean and I had a great conversation where we discussed such topics as; my book - The Brooklynites, his books - The Quitter and The Alcoholic, how we both got started in our professions, how we met, our current collaboration - Graphic NYC, Chip Kidd, Walter Simonson, Arnold Newman, Martin Scorsese, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Sergio Leone and more.

The show premieres this Wednesday, 2/25 at 10pm. It can be seen on Time Warner channel 56 or Cablevision on channel 69. It then airs every Mon & Wed at 2p and 10p for the next month, and also online next week.


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Q*Ball music video

Yes, I've been blogging about my new music video effort for months, and I truly expected to have posted it before now, but editing has taken much longer than expected. I would estimate that Carlos Molina and I have spent over 50 hours in front of Final Cut Pro, over the past few weeks! I'm happy to say that except for a few minor tweaks, the video is pretty much complete. Watch for it here this week.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Harvey Pekar

The other night I attended an interview with Harvey Pekar, titled HARVEY PEKAR: AMERICAN SPLENDOR - An evening with America's most heroic anti-hero at The YIVO Institute For Jewish Research, as part of their "Comics and the Jewish American Dream" interview series (moderated by Danny Fingeroth).
I've been an admirer of Harvey's work for some time, so I jumped at the chance to see him talk, and he was as interesting and engaging and funny - in that Pekar-ish way - as one would expect.
Before the talk, I got to meet Harvey and take his portrait. I wasn't assigned to do it by anyone, and it wasn't for any particular project I'm working on. I just find Harvey a fascinating and inspiring character and someone who I knew I would be able to make a great portrait of, which I would be able to add to my life's work. Thanks to Dean Haspiel, Jeff Newelt and Harold Steinblatt for helping me make it happen, and to Harvey Pekar for allowing me to capture him.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Graphic NYC site update

The GRAPHIC NYC site has been updated today a profile of cartoonist, Bob Fingerman. Check it out here.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Graphic NYC site update

The GRAPHIC NYC site has been updated for this week with a profile of legendary MAD Magazine cartoonist, Al Jaffee. Check out this week's piece here.

NY Comic Con

I spent an exhausting but fruitful weekend at the NY Comic Con. Chris Irving and I managed to do some promotion for Graphic NYC, and I also was able to get the pitch material for a top-secret (unless you know me) other project into the hands of a few editors. In between all of that, I also took a bunch of new Cosplay images to add to the ones I did last year. See below for some new ones and click HERE to see a slide show of all the images from last year and this.


Wonder Woman


Captain America

Superman 2


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Bagel Brunch Discussion

I will be discussing my work this Sunday, February 08 2009, from 11:00am - 12:30pm at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope.
Come by for a bagel brunch, slideshow presentation and exhibition of my prints from The Brooklynites.
274 Garfield Place
Brooklyn, NY 11215
$5 suggested donation

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Graphic Novelists - Day 41

It's been a while since I posted a new subject from this project, and I've been sitting on this one for some time. I met up with Evan Dorkin on a rainy Sunday at Comic Book Jones on Staten Island. Those familiar with Evan's work probably know of his public disdain for BAD comic book stores, and coupled with the fact that he has worked in comic stores, made his choice of location interesting. Evan would like it known that he has nothing but love for this particular store though.
Some essential Evan Dorkin reads - Dork: Who's Laughing Now?, Fun With Milk & Cheese, and Hectic Planet, Volume One: Dim Future.
I eagerly await his new series, Beasts of Burden, that he's doing with Jill Thompson for Dark Horse.


Graphic NYC site update

It's Tuesday, so that means The GRAPHIC NYC site has been updated! This week we profile comix creator (and consulting editor on this project) Dean Haspiel. Check out this week's piece here.