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A place to keep odd items for future reference. Drawings, decoder rings, half-baked ideas, spare pez, foreign coins, unfinished paintings, odd buttons, etc. Miscellaneous and unregistered treasure.
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In the summer of 2003 I was invited to contribute a letter to a one-of-a-kind alphabet book that was being auctioned off for charity. I was assigned the letter M, and at the last minute was asked to create an image for the letter B as well. After my paintings were completed I sent copies to my charming agent, Bernadette Szost, and she suggested that I do the rest of the alphabet in my "spare time."
I do what I'm told.
By late spring of 2004 I was about half way through the letters when I received a call from Max Meyer at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. He said that they would like me to exhibit my work there for three months beginning that December. I would be the very first illustrator to have a show with them.
Again, I do what I'm told.
The exhibit would consist of original art and sketches from a book that I had done the previous year called Paul Bunyan. That was great, but there was a lot of wall space left over, so I suggested the alphabet series and shifted into high gear. The last letter was completed just in time, and the show was so successful that the museum has made illustration and education outreach a regular part of their exhibit schedule.
This morning Max Meyer called to tell me that the museum was opening a new wing called the Early Child Learning Center, and asked if they could purchase the entire alphabet for permanent display in the reading area.
I do what I'm told!
You can see the entire alphabet here - http://tinyurl.com/twenty6parts
And purchase letters of your own here - http://tinyurl.com/in-twenty-six-parts
Music by Marc Girouard
Picture by Patrick Girouard
My buddy Bryan “Breadwig" Ballinger is a hilarious and gifted illustrator. He has just started a new scratch ‘n sniff book project on Kickstarter.com that you should absolutely support!
I was lucky enough to be among a small group of illustrators who were asked to contribute guest art for his page. Tune in every day to see more art, help fund the project, check out the pledge rewards, and spread the word at http://tinyurl.com/nxrolb6!
|Adam M. Gustavson|
|Laura Menardi Jacobsen|
With a whir of gears and a jingle of spurs, he strode the wild west and guarded the frontier. It's Quickdrawbot
, fully functional unless it rains...
My genius rep Bernadette Szost had each of her artists paint themselves as a second grader for the best class picture/promo piece ever! Click on the image to absorb it in all of it's biggerized glory.