Well, the Leonia Artists’ Guild show has come and gone, and I was–as usual–impressed with the level of talent in our tiny town. Not too surprisingly, I chatted with a large percentage of the artists, did some networking, and bought a painting (from the brilliant Marcia Wilson, a member of the painting class I attend). It’s a little large for my scanner, but most of it can be seen here:
There was wine, cheese, crudites, conversation, live music, and a good time for all. I met a children’s book author named Michael Rex, a guitarist, a few young singers, another few painters (there was an interesting octopus on which the painter used goops of acrylic to simulate the suckers in a tactile 3-D effect, and a woman who produced some lovely watercolors of scenes from Maine–no images of Collinwood, though), and some very generous, dedicated, community-minded organizers. The only real casualty of the day was the disruption of my regular schedule (that is to say, no tennis and no drawing). Tomorrow’s another day, though.
Last time, I mentioned the “Women of Wonder” auction–which everyone reading this is encouraged to check out. I’m contributing two pieces of art for the cause, and these are they:
No, the Scarlet Witch hasn’t been sawed in half by Zatara (or even Zatanna). The original board is simply too big for my scanner, even after reducing it on the Leonia Library’s wayward color copier. It’s one image, one board, and a big 20″ x 15″. The HAWKMAN SPECIAL page is normal, present-day art size. If anyone’s interested on bidding for them–and for a good cause–the site to behold is, once again:
There will be many, many nice potential acquisitions, and certainly much to appreciate, so everyone is encouraged to visit the online wonders of “Women of Wonder.”
I’m on Facebok now–twice–both as Richard Howell and as DEADBEATS (Vampire Comic), and I’m still not entirely sure what the benefit of Facebook is, exactly, but I’m game to find out. If it results in some sort of long-dormant personal contact being reactivated or a book contract, I’ll be very vocal about its value.
Our ongoing game of DEADBEATS ONLINE catch-up continues, as we shamble toward the episodes which were scheduled for the end of March, 2012 (that’s Episode #762 as of today, Friday, September 28th). Earlier this week, Thom sent me a twofer of fully-lettered Episodes #781-2 to proofread. Ricardo has completed and returned up through Episodes #826. Yesterday, I sent Ricardo the pencilled pages for Episodes #827-844, and tomorrow, I’ll be scripting Episodes #795 and #796. It’s no wonder sometimes that I don’t know which character knows what, and learned it when, and told whom about it already (or–somedays–which way is up).
Okay, and keeping with a fresh-minted tradition I enjoy, here’s a blast from…the future–of DEADBEATS ONLINE:
That’s it for now. Enjoy the last days of September 2012. I know that I’ll be trying to.