Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
If you've ever broken bread with Anthony Pedro you may have noticed a distant look in his eyes, a twitch to his ear as if listening for an approaching storm. Anthony Pedro is in fact a Haunted Man. Down through time blows a wind carrying with it the whispering of grasses and the sad song of flora and fauna long since fossil fuel. He hears this, whether or not he chooses to, and is bound to record it in pigment and oil. The cacophony of teeth in flesh and cackle of nearby hyena keep him up late on tempest wrought nights. The banging of kettledrums and guttural chant is so loud he might as well be standing white knuckled on a steamer, bobbing silently on the Nile or Amazon.
Anthony's pockets are always bulging, filled with a strange array of tools and charms, lest he be ill prepared for when Gia comes crashing through the wall of sleep, the thin veil of time, and confronts him with all the tooth, tusk, and tal...on of his nightmares. He collects bones and hides, but what we don't see is the phantom flesh and sinew that collects and writhes, bleating, howling his name in the horrid tongue of the bush. Even when at peace, his hands twitch and move as if caressing an unseen rifle stock, carved with ornate fetishes and beasts on a drunken night around a campfire in the Burma jungle. Anthony has long since followed the ignis fautus into the misty woods and never returned. Anthony Pedro is a Haunted Man.
words: Sam Heimer
2434 East Dauphin Street (in Fishtown)
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
I'm finally submitting some work. I just started a new blog called Mundane Apocolypses which is about living in the domicile and making it work day-to-day, in short, domestic bliss. Thanks for your time.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I don't normally do this but I have a piece posted on the Art Order blog right now.
If you could go and check it out I would eternally grateful.
If you happen to have time to post a comment I'll owe you one.
It was a lot of fun to work on and it's something I would like to do more of.
So give it a gander and let me know what you think?
You can see the step by step on how I put the image together at my blog here.
Above: Screen capture from the site.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Hey all, it has been some time since I last posted, I put up some Dino-art before and decided to do so again. This is the piece I ended up finishing for the Age Of Reptiles show at Paradigm a bit ago. I hope you enjoy! (I sold it and a print too...hooray!) I found a palette online that was allegedly composed of colors frequently used to color Jack Kirby pages...so there is that.
PCS members cold chillin' with Charlie Santore at the Saloon
We then took it on the heel to Tattooed Mom’s for a beer before attending the UArts Senior Illustration Exhibition and ELY Reception. The Ely Award is given every year to a standout student in the program. I am not sure who judged this year, but it had to be a tough decision. There was a lot of really good art on the walls. These students are very talented. Today was also the first time we met new member Adam Mazur. Adam ran into James, an old buddy of his who is enrolled in the UArts’ Illustration program. By the way, a handful of PCS members are also UArts instructors (hence Patch’s tie), and a whole bunch are alumni, so the Ely is something we look forward to every year. Plus we get to see the mob of art-hungry zombies coming up the trail.
Miguel Co won the Ely this year for his beautifully rendered children’s book illustrations.
I also really liked this dude Max Gordon’s stuff.
Eamon Dougherty making his serious face. Sadly, I forgot to take a picture of Anthony Pedro when he was hanging out.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
And, a big THANK YOU to Jeffro for throwing an awesome PCS Mardi-gras party! It was great seeing you all!
Friday, March 18, 2011
Here is my first post of a couple pieces I did for a potential client who asked me to illustrate very specific prompts based on his children's book. It was a contest-based application; me competing with other illustrators, I assume. However, I was skeptical with this guy since I met him on a "freelance website" and he didn't show me any credentials or proof of payment. All in all, I didn't accept the job, even though I was "chosen." Either way, I have new work for my portfolio!
WAYBACK PCS affiliate Mr. G recently did up the side of the Barbary in Fishtown with widely renown artist KESONE. Click HERE to check out Derty Dave's site to see the progression of the piece.
Mr. G has been on a creative tear lately, channeling all his energy to art shows, shirt designs, sign designs and all kinds of stuff. His hands haven't stopped moving in months. You can CLICK HERE to see some of the Apparel and Art he's been making and selling at The Lodge.
For more information and to watch a video of the show's opening, please visist the Autumn Society's site by clicking HERE.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Hopefully you guys can show a little brotherly love for one of your Garden State members...
I was the first to get a crack at the NJ which made me very excited. The idea behind the design was simple. When people think of NJ, they think of a big highway with a bunch of diners. So what better way to represent NJ by creating an awesome retro diner highway exit sign! It comes on a cool grey nifty t-shirt for your wearing pleasure.
Fellow PCS has also created designs for therethere.com and you can check them out by clicking here.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
See the coloring process for this page at my blog...
I'm finishing up the second and third back up story now. They will be showing up in the upcoming comics, to be released with the movie.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Hey, PCSers! After taking something of an art-making sabbatical, I'm grinding off some rust and getting the old gears in synch. Since Jeff graciously invited me to post here, I figured I'd touch base. After all, you can take the kid out of Philly, but there's no taking Philly out of the kid.
I donated the above Captain America to the local bus drivers' annual "Military Cookout," which benefits servicemen and their families. The organizers have decided to auction it off, so here's hoping it does its job and finds an appreciative home.
Anyway ... I miss you guys, glad to see you're still active and really enjoy seeing your messages pop up in my Google reader. 'Til then, I'll consider myself part of the PCS Away Team. Peace.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Making Artist Trading Cards is always a lot of fun and you get to walk away with some really kewl artwork at the end of the session. Hope to see you there.
Artist Trading Cards
hosted by Patch and Teen Tuesdays at the Library
Tuesday, March 15th from 3:30pm to 6pm
at the Free Library of Philadelphia Main Branch
1901 Vine Street, Skyline Room, 4th floor
All Ages, Free Event
Mickey & Sylvia's monochromatic night at the movies continues as Monkey & Bird by Joe Williams and Tina Garceau continues at CO2 Comics. Click HERE to catch the latest installment!
Willceau Site | Willceau Illo News
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Members of the Philadelphia Cartoonist Society bro'd down at Jeffro's apartment the Saturday before Fat Tuesday 2011 for a Pre-Mardi Gras celebration. It was the first time in a while that so many members got together in such a big group. There must have been over 25 people crammed into this tiny one-bedroom apartment at one point. It was also coincidentally James PointDuJour's birthday. Everyone seemed to have a great night, drank, listened to New Orleans music, ate some good food and talked trash on each other like the old days. Sadly, there wasn't enough room to pick up a pencil and draw.
PCS Members in attendance included: Chris "Patch" Patchell, Andrew Hart, Andy Hoffman, Kyle Margiotta, Christine Larsen, Dave Perillo, Scott Derby, Sam Heimer, James Heimer, Paul Palcko, Concetta Barbera, Tim Durning, Chris DeRose, Rich Marcej, Chris Webb, Melissa Lomax, James PointDuJour and several other friends, wives, and partners.
It is my hope that gatherings like this can re-invigorate the crew. The next time we get together like this, hopefully it will be at a place with big drawing tables. It's good to know that the PCS is alive and well (and not only banded through the internet).
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Children's Book World
17 Haverford Station Road
Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Thanks to everyone that participated. A very special thanks to the gang at Brave New Worlds and the nice words they posted here.
The turnout for this was overwhelming. I think we hung more than a hundred pieces? My apologies but we ran out of space. It's a wonderful show and we will be updating it regularly. So be sure to check it out.
See you all tonight.
PCS "OUT 2 DRY" ART SHOW
a collection of sketches, prints and miscellany
March 4 to 31
Opening Reception Friday, March 4 from 6pm to 9pm
Brave New Worlds Comic Shop
45 N. 2 ND Street (Olde City)
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011