Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Still Drawin!

Had a gig over the weekend at yet another Fall Festival. It felt good to start drawing again after a stressful, yet very pleasing move this weekend to a new house in a new town. No, not Newtown... Springfield. Finally I have my own studio space/office which will serve as my headquarters. Caricatures, screenprinting, woodblock printing, painting, and crafts. My desk will be adorned with my Dwight Schrute bobblehead. Pics will be shown someday. But for now here are some from this weekend.

And I found this picture from Emily Anthony's blog of me cutting wood at the convention. So much carving, went right through my jeans.

I have the woodblock print in this photo, "Mick Cusimano" showing in Media, PA at a coffee shop called the Coffee Club. Stop by and see it why don't you. Coffee, caricatures, printmaking, what more could you ever want!?!

I wood have to say this is cutting edge.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

NCN Convention

I made it through my first official convention with the National Caricaturist Network. It took place in Raleigh, North Carolina last week. Only a 7 hour drive with Martha and we were there in no time. About 180 caricature artists made it out to draw, network, learn, and compete. I attended extremely informative seminars with Tom Richmond of MAD magazine fame about Caricatures in Humorous Illustration., Caricature 101 with Jason Seiler, and even a drawing from life workshop with Steven Silver! It was announced at the convention that there will be an official name change to... the International Society of Caricature Artists, or ISCA.

A view of the ballroom where we all set up to create all week long.

Marlo and Sean Gardner in prismacolor markers.


My woodcut of Mick Cusimano (a fellow NCN member). The print measures 2'x2'. I may someday post on my blog a tutorial of this process.

My wall.

Cut paper of me by Japanese caricature artist Kunikazu.

Friends Roger Hurtado and Emily Anthony. Yeah!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

NCN Convention- Raleigh, NC

First day here at the convention in Raleigh, North Carolina. About 200 caricature artist from around the world are in attendence. We all get together for seminars, workshops, and lots of drawing eachother for an entire week. I am getting to meet all of the caricature greats whose work I have only seen online. It's gonna be a very event-filled week. Fortunately I have internet access in my hotel room so I can easily update with pictures at night or morning or whenever. So look out for some wild drawings. I gotta go to try and sign up for Jan Op De Beek's drawing workshop.