Gerz Blog http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog Gerz Blog en Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:47:46 GMT Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:07:03 GMT 60 Cerebus sketches http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/cerebus-sketches <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here are some sketches from the Baltimore Comicon. Even though I would explain to people that Dave is the one who drew the characters they still wanted to see what a Gerhard Cerebus would look like. So here they are:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <u><em><strong>Ger</strong></em></u>ebus!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="571" original-height="571" original-width="462" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_7e58e7beb6ba4a32b4ee15d0a90aac12.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 462px; height: 571px; display: inline;" width="462" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="746" original-height="746" original-width="566" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2a986706e8f94849871154ec10923f0d.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 566px; height: 746px; display: inline;" width="566" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img original-height="1021" original-width="674" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2ebdc84bd1cc4bc4b5a942cfe61cbf9d.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 566px; height: 857px; display: inline;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="471" original-height="471" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_24d21e05c4194280b0a3afed2e84a530.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 471px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Except for the first one, I did all of these once I got back home.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I was just too busy at the show to get all of the sketches done that I'd agreed to do.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Rookie mistake.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I'll know better next time.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:15:36 GMT 36288d46-f89c-4886-832d-105dbb4022ff Back from Baltimore... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/back-fom-baltimore <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> After a 13 hour drive that Google maps said would take 8 hours (including almost an hour and a half at the border getting interrogated and having the car searched... twice), you know you've arrived in Baltimore when you see this:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="475" original-height="475" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_f1eb298315d44bb5bfaf4235db5092e3.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 475px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here's Shel and I at our super spacious <u><strong><em>booth</em></strong></u> supplied by the gracious people at the Baltimore Comic Con.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="541" original-height="541" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_178c0686238443a7a641563bc82ade7d.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 541px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Me explaining, yet again, why my name is in the yearbook but not my art.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> (I didn't get my art submitted in time because I was on a tight deadline finishing the &quot;Knick&quot; poster you see in the background. The yearbook people made a print of my contribution. If you got twenty contributor's signatures in your book you received three bonus prints including mine. It was a fun scavenger hunt that brought a lot of people to the table.)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> (I got my copy of the print signed by Matt Wagner: cool.)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="520" original-height="520" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_740e4021a4e54d7299831e17d23c3c91.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 520px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Skull sketch for Larry's daughter, Afton, neither of whom could be at the show but sent the sketch book along with Jeff (long story).</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="519" original-height="519" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2fb06291338749a4ab276e1af8417243.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 519px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> My first encounter with a &quot;sketch cover&quot; which are very popular now.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> (I was asked to do a Cerebus wearing a Captain America costume and him not happy about it.)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="502" original-height="502" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_e5cc9a3db39b4afa8e2140f7742c6afc.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 502px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> A fellow artist at the show, Chris Otto, drew a fun, quick Cerebus that I put a quick background behind. I love the Missy doll.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="519" original-height="519" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_b0e49a2aa85a4e7a97b10653317610b3.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 519px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Justin drops stacks of books to sign. I point out mistakes on the covers and</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> have fun showing Shel the pictures on the back covers where I look twelve years old.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="615" original-height="615" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_6b8bd67e119d48d18ad853022a42db6d.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 615px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Andrew from Locust Moon drops by with a copy of the Nemo tribute book.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="580" original-height="580" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_f1bbb8509d7b42c79b88307544f93f71.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 580px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> This thing is AWESOME!!!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I can't wait to get my hands on my own personal copy... drool, drool, drool.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="744" original-height="744" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_b28fd98b6c594638aa4323b66b61fe69.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 744px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> On Saturday night I presented the Harvey awards for Best American Edition of Foreign Material (I guess because I'm from Canada, eh?) and the award for Best Inker. It was a fun night, dinner was great and we got a HUGE bag of comics and books.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="516" original-height="516" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_e87c6243e52446f7bb462bdd11575105.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 516px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> After the show we had to have a stroll around the inner harbour.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="434" original-height="434" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_df415dd62b934567809cc198c9e3486a.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 434px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Rick Veitch and I on the forward deck of the USS Constellation...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="545" original-height="545" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_4de1a0b177b64fbc8d31efe3ec30d977.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 545px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...and squeezing through the WWII sub, Torsk. At 6' 4&quot;, I would not make a good submariner.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="558" original-height="558" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_6644a0f1311c45ab83df00e2c95668a8.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 558px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> We split the drive home into two days and stayed in Mansfield PA. If you're ever in the area I would highly recommend the Lamb's Creek restaurant across from the Comfort Inn at the intersection of highways 15 and 6.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> We had the Lamb's Creek salad and the ribs and a new soup they were trying out: Creamy Reuben</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...it's like a Reuben sandwich but in soup form! It was awesome! Perfect way to end the trip.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="555" original-height="555" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_3f17d8a4fef546e79df505217808b597.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 555px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Oh... and by the way, total border crossing time back into Canada: about a minute and a half.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Sweet!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:25:37 GMT 9709168a-b269-4233-9ac6-cca25fc022fb Baltimore here I come! http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/baltimore-here-i-come <p style="text-align: center;"> As they say: &quot;Nothing runs like a Deere.&quot;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="642" original-height="642" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_d5f86e923cca4b668ec264e10f9cffc2.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 642px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="170" original-height="170" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_6b7844b4e4ec4979a15557f44459069f.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 170px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://baltimorecomiccon.com">http://baltimorecomiccon.com</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> * * *</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I have been&nbsp;asked to be a presenter for two of the categories at the Harvey Awards on Saturday night.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Which is&nbsp;an honour and also very cool, I think.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Hope I make it there in time.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:26:31 GMT 4b0947e1-ad07-4034-9212-8398f2a9238a summer time! http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/summer-time <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I've been working on a another commission that they've asked to remain confidential for now.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> So... it's sailing pictures!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> * * *</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> After a long, brutal winter and cool, wet spring that went on and on it finally warmed up enough to go swimming!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="477" original-height="477" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_90843403381644e6acade55d6865cc7d.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 477px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Granted, the water was only about 18 Celsius (65 F)... IF you stayed in the top foot or so.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Got a little sailing in as well...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="505" original-height="505" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_624c3a589fa44a8386cc3b2d8af2d019.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 505px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...it's surprising how much more dramatic a photo is when you keep the boat level and let the horizon heel at 25 degrees...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="505" original-height="505" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_d6538e5cbaaf4d45b98b7c16a15ffae2.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 505px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...we didn't get the windows wet, though...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="484" original-height="484" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_3d5dc6d4eb6146998d3a3166a56a0f93.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 484px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...maybe next time.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Hope you are all having a happy, healthy summer and I hope to see some of you next month in Baltimore!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="170" original-height="170" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_83b6c9b79e224c77b05ead0ab177e48e.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 170px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:14:10 GMT 4b37229b-a1b1-453a-93a1-bbd641ba560e secret project revealed http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/secret-project-revealed <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Since this is now a matter of public record, I'm not really disclosing anything, right?</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> (At least that's what in says in the Non Disclosure Agreement... I think.)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Check it out:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.steampunk.com/awesome-promo-package-from-cinemaxs-the-knick/">http://www.steampunk.com/awesome-promo-package-from-cinemaxs-the-knick/</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 10:55:36 GMT 7957230d-e051-43c3-b372-2e2e3feb818b 644 paper cranes http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/1000-paper-cranes <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I met John Higashi at Big Wow a couple of months ago. He asked if I'd be interested in doing a drawing for his project.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> The project &nbsp;was inspired by the&nbsp;story of Sadako Sasaki,&nbsp;a Japanese girl who was two years old when the atomic bomb was dropped near her home in Hiroshima. Ten years later she was diagnosed with leukemia and had less than a year to live. An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish. A popular version of Sadako's story is that she fell short of her goal of folding 1,000 cranes, having folded only 644.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> John is&nbsp;planning a 10-year project (started 01/11) to get pieces from 644 different artists.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> . His goal is to make an 81+ page hardcover book&nbsp;and donate the proceeds to 4 charities: Hiroshima Peace Museum, Japanese American National Museum, Hero Initiative, and the Mike Wieringo Scholarship Fund.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> At the end of the 3rd year, 2013, he had&nbsp;247 pieces.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> You can check out some of them here:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span id="yui_3_16_0_1_1406771329875_2698" style="font-size: 11pt;"><a href="http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryFavoritesRoom.asp?GFav=4533" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1406771329875_2697" rel="nofollow" shape="rect" target="_blank">http://www.comicartfans.com/GalleryFavoritesRoom.asp?GFav=4533</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...and here's mine:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="660" original-height="660" original-width="510" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_17a350cc631e4e88a1b04c3a61cf3987.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 510px; height: 660px; display: inline;" width="510" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> For more info:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <span id="yui_3_16_0_1_1406771329875_2773" style="font-size: 11pt;"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadako_Sasaki" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1406771329875_2772" rel="nofollow" shape="rect" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sadako_Sasaki</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 02:55:11 GMT 2c39c917-bc12-4708-9276-6494e2b876eb updates... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/updates <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> The Little Nemo Dream Another Dream has reached it's stretch goal!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1576907254/little-nemo-dream-another-dream">https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1576907254/little-nemo-dream-another-dream</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ***</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> My Big Secret Project...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Over 100 emails, at least a dozen phone calls, a couple weeks of doing sketches, about 14 different versions of the layout, and then&nbsp;pencilling and inking 12 - 16 hours a day to get it done by the deadline... and I still can't tell anybody what it is.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I should be able to soon, though.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ***</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img height="170" original-height="170" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_27c6e02ff2f14868b5d5fb9c19607600.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 170px; display: inline;" width="692" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> The folks at the Baltimore Comic Con had asked me if I wanted to participate in the Grendel-themed yearbook they are producing for the convention. I had agreed way back when and then, of course, the deadline snuck up on me and I was too busy with my &quot;Big Secret Project&quot;. I did a drawing anyway, even though it was too late to included in the yearbook.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="600" original-height="600" original-width="450" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_6d21b6669ae94f259144758f5a68975a.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 450px; height: 600px; display: inline;" width="450" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> They figure that they'll use it somewhere.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:02:02 GMT 57723612-5f08-4ac9-a13b-26dd23c105d2 Little Nemo update... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/little-nemo-update <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> The <em>Little Nemo, Dream Another Dream</em> Kickstarter campaign is nearing the $100,000 mark:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1576907254/little-nemo-dream-another-dream" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1403540990175_1812" rel="nofollow" shape="rect" target="_blank"><font face="Segoe UI">www.kickstarter.com/projects/1576907254/little-nemo-dream-another-dream</font></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> A print of my page is being made available as a &quot;stretch goal&quot; incentive if they reach $125,000 in pledges... which is cool.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> But what REALLY registers right off the upper limit of the cool-meter is this:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="456" original-height="456" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_f0ab830c8e3f40f599dc567f9471b1b1.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 456px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> My page is going to be right up at&nbsp;front of the book next to the dedication page.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Wow.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I mean... it just doesn't get any cooler than that.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:11:17 GMT bc08774c-158c-40fa-b6e1-822e3cfdaf26 Dan the Man needs a hand http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/dan-the-mans-plan <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I just became aware of this:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: center; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="395" original-height="395" original-width="594" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_f80f0e764f6e48f5af121fd1d0268774.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 594px; height: 395px; display: inline;" width="594" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Dan Vado, who IS Slave Labor Graphics, has started a &quot;gofundme&quot; campaign.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I've known Dan for 30 years now and I&nbsp;just had the pleasure of reconnecting with him on my recent return to California.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> For 28 years Dan's passion for the art-form and his unique&nbsp;dogged determination&nbsp;have been the driving force behind SLG.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> But now he's asking for help:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="http://www.gofundme.com/aqqq40">http://www.gofundme.com/aqqq40</a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Do what you can, and help spread the word.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 13:06:28 GMT 0e8e306c-7a9e-4c92-8827-97d892e885d1 celebrations and secrets http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/success-sweets-celebration-and-secrets <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> The <em>Little Nemo, Dream Another Dream</em> Kickstarter campaign has been fully funded and keeps on going!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1576907254/little-nemo-dream-another-dream" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1403540990175_1812" rel="nofollow" shape="rect" target="_blank"><font face="Segoe UI">www.kickstarter.com/projects/1576907254/little-nemo-dream-another-dream</font></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> * * *</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Pride Stables (where I do volunteer work and am on the board of directors) celebrated their 40th anniversary with a party:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="729" original-height="729" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_28a4773d8804473182d6d725512cf2f7.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 729px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="576" original-height="576" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_1ee5f5b33ada4cc2939ced56703c5077.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 576px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> * * *</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Canada celebrates it's 147th birthday today.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="520" original-height="520" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_b2311bba9b2c4eff9c9903ae1545500d.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 520px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width: 100%; text-align: left; margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"> <img height="519" original-height="519" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_b93f0c7e8ed04d968ef05caebe39d5a4.jpg" style="border: 0px currentColor; width: 692px; height: 519px; display: inline;" width="692" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...no, that's not me.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> * * *</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I'm in the midst of working on a big project. I've had to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Makes it tough to post things to the blog.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:15:38 GMT efead200-029c-4f68-9767-4addfdee697a