Tuesday, March 27, 2012

This week's events

Here are our events for the week:

3/28/12 meeting at 7PM:

Unfortunately, Tim Truman who was going to be meeting with us this semester has been ill and will be undergoing an operation next week. Due to recovery time we will not get to meet with him until the fall. To wish him the best and thank him for his intentions to meet with us, tomorrow's meeting will be dedicated to doing some drawings based on his work. Tim is a locally based illustrator and comic book artist who has worked on such titles as Conan and is the co-creator of Grimjack. This is a great opportunity to make some nice drawings as a group and reach out to a fellow illustrator as we will be sending pieces to Tim as a get-well package.

Here is a link to Tim's website: http://www.trumanstudio.citymax.com/page/page/1752010.htm

Thursday Skype session:

At 1PM on Thursday we will be meeting in Room 213 to talk with Zak Smith, an incredible young artist who has a few great art books of his paintings. Here is his site: http://www.zaxart.com/

Banksy Poster Deadline:

We are pushing the deadline for "Exit Through the Gift Shop" poster submissions to next Wednesday, April 4th, which is one week before our screening of the film.

Also, keep in mind that next Wednesday is an official meeting and we will be voting on officers for the next school year.

That's all for now! See you all tomorrow!


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Upcoming Zak Smith Skype Visit

From Sam Warren-

I just wanted to get this out there to create some interest in the next skype artist talk we'll be doing with Zak Smith! www.zaxart.com (Yes, his website is god awful, but his paintings/drawings are about as amazing as his site is poorly designed so check them out!) I just got confirmation from him that we'll be talking to him next Thursday (March 29th). I'm really excited and my plan now is to get you all as excited as I am so please, look at his website, read his blog (he's very smart, very funny and very insightful) and find me in school so I can show you his book "Pictures Showing What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's Novel Gravity's Rainbow" which is a collection of about 760 drawings and paintings he did that...well....show what happens on each page of Thomas Pynchon's novel Gravity's Rainbow. Also, think of some awesome questions to ask and tell your friends!
In addition, I also just heard back from artist John Dyer Baizley http://aperfectmonster.com/ (much prettier website) who expressed interest in actually coming to the school and spending time with us which is incredibly exciting so check out his work! He does a lot of work for bands and musicians, mostly other bands on the label his band Baroness is signed to, Relapse Records, but has also done some work for Flight of the Conchords and Gillian Welch's latest release "The Harrow and The Harvest". All great stuff.