i’m thrilled to announce my first show of artwork in a long while. nat swope at bloom press and i have been producing prints together for a few years, and this will be a showing of a few of the work we’ve produced together (among other things). the show will be at bloom press, 2310 telegraph avenue, in oakland, on may 3, from 6pm – 9pm sharp. i hope to see your shining faces there. the image below is a preview of one of the prints that will be available.
The t-shirts and hoodies from the Santa Monica – Venice Xmas Run arrived. Cool, huh? Notice that I did not type the word “Christmas”. That is because there’s a War on Christmas in this country (as evidenced by the lights and baubles and wreaths and whatnot on every single street corner in every single town). Apparently Chrissmess turns me into Snarky Mike Snarkerson!
Hope your Chrissmess is lovely and warm!
Thanks to Mick Hodgson and Ph.D, a Design Office.
behold! The kind folks at Hard Boiled Industries made this promo video for the San Francisco Center for the Book and Dog Dreams as part of what will be the eBook version of Dog Dreams. Neet!
(And, I’m not joshin’ when I tell you I hope to see you at the Center making your own books soon!)
Published February 19, 2010
2010 , cats , illustration , lit , vain
Tags: awards, cats, childrens, collection, concrete, curious, franco, poetry, wertz
My kids book A Curious Collection of Cats has been awarded an Honor from the Pennsylvania Center for the Book: The Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award.
From their site: “The national Lee Bennett Hopkins Award for Children’s Poetry shall be granted annually to an anthology of poetry or a single volume poem published for children in the previous calendar year (as per copyright) by a living American poet or anthologist. The Lee Bennett Hopkins Award for Children’s Poetry shall be administered by The Pennsylvania Center for the Book and Penn State University Libraries.”
Published October 4, 2009
aliens , loony , vain , wertz
Published February 18, 2008
art , illustration , inspiration , vain
head on over to rama’s portrait party – there’s a certain someone you know featured there, and rama was even kind enough to indulge your host’s somewhat finicky eye by kindly re-posting an image. rama is a mensch.
good hello everyone!
there’s a nice big interview (with snaps, no less!) with me from our new buddy Victoria over at sfgirlbybay today – go have a gander! she and Leigh came over to the studio a few weekends ago, and this interview was the result. Very sweet. Thank you, Victoria!
Yesterday I met a bunch of friends for lunch and to see the Mary Blair exhibition at the Cartoon Art Museum, and boy, was it an amazing show. Her work blew me away. She was able to get so much depth with a few strokes rich color in gouache. Richness! Bonus: Also at the CAM is a show of Edward Gorey set drawings from the 70′s stage production of Dracula. Go see these shows before they skeedaddle.
While I was downtown with my friend Susan, I took a few snaps of the completed banners for the exploratorium up on poles around Union Square: they turned out great! Behold:
These banners are up all over San Francisco. Look up!