The Auteur Approach I recently watched Miyazaki’s final feature film “The Wind Rises” again as well as the Studio Ghibli documentary “Kingdom of Dreams and Madness”, and yes, I’m saddened by the end of Miyazaki’s films, but something more important … Continue reading
Category Archives: Business as Unusual
Right Livelihood What we do as an honest vocation says so much about us. I’ve always tried to go by the eightfold path of Buddhism and “Do no harm” in my vocation. But what I had a hard time with … Continue reading
Leanin’ Tree Greetings has licensed my art and writing for a line of greeting cards that is scheduled for a June 2015 release to retail.
Art and the Family Balance As artists, we’ve all been there. Choices on behalf of our art, or to feed the family. Lucky if they both serve the same master. A challenge if they don’t. Are we selling out if … Continue reading
For No Good Reason Yes, I was into Hunter S. Thompson, and the twisted drawings of Ralph Steadman. I wanted to be both. Possibly writing like Thompson and illustrating my own articles with the genius of Steadman. Unfortunately, neither did, … Continue reading
A New Animated Trend? I recently caught two documentaries on netflix which also have a strange trend to them. One was on title sequence artist Pablo Ferro ( Stop Making Sense, Dr. Stranglove) and the other on the very talented … Continue reading
Qualities of the Professional When I’m talking to students, I am always discussing what sets an artist apart, and it’s usually the quality of commitment to the craft, to service, and to further growth. Just being on time with your … Continue reading