Gerz Blog http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog Gerz Blog en Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:47:46 GMT Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:45:25 GMT 60 Sketches and stuff... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/sketches <p style="text-align: center;"> Geez... can't believe that it's been two weeks since I updated this blog.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I've been very busy working (okay... obsessing) on a very large commission (24" x 36")</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> for a client that wants me to keep it under wraps until it's ready for release.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> It's the same client for whom I had done two very large pieces last year.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Now they want to delay releasing those until after they release this current one and it's all still under wraps.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Don't they know that I have a blog to feed?</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 did manage to squeeze in two sketches for Ibzan.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> He has an X-Men sketchbook that's shaping up nicely.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I decided to draw Kitty Pryde looking as if she is materializing out of the page.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> The pencil shading didn't scan well. I think the effect works well on the original...</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> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="891" original-width="678" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_216f9619412f4826b58ef6e298a07f41.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 678px; height: 891px;"></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...and he has a Sandman sketchbook in which I decided to do Morpheus doffing his helmet to reveal...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...Neil Gaiman!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="891" original-width="678" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_8ab6140e2fbe46a2af65b70bcc18551b.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 678px; height: 891px;"></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Also, John M. sent me a nice pic of his framed prints:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="519" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_3dfe795b48f9482a8ac2221d45ef0053.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 519px;"></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> He has both the original and updated versions of the Regency to contrast and compare.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Thanks John!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Okay... back to the old drawing board.</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, 17 Jun 2015 15:53:37 GMT 3a3e64a1-403f-4fe8-ad1f-f29c273557a5 more dreams... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/more-dreams <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> "…our mission to spread McCay’s glory to a wider au­dience couldn’t end with an oversized art book. Now, to­gether with Fran­çoise Mouly and the team at TOON Books, themselves makers of transcendent children’s books and young adult comics, we are able to present this abridged collection: thirty-one carefully selected works out of the hundred and eighteen originally commissioned. Our hope is that this compact edi­tion, appropriate for bookshelves in every home, school, and library, will allow everyone the opportunity to own a piece of the dream."</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> -from the introduction by Locust Moon’s Josh O’Neill, Andrew Carl, and Chris Stevens</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> front cover:</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="946" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_35fbfa9180a94cbdba7b3f88dcd5fdac.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 946px;"></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> "...when the editors of Locust Moon showed me the re­splendent comics that contemporary artists were producing as an homage to McCay’s creation, I wanted to publish this book. Once you fall into Slumberland, it’s hard to leave it. But now, thanks to some of today’s foremost cartoonists, you and I can turn page after page and start dreaming all over again."</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> -from the foreword by Françoise Mouly, Editorial Director of TOON Books as well as the Art Editor of The New Yorker.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> …and there is also a foreword in comics form by some Art Spiegelman guy.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> back cover featuring my contribution (I had to extend the border to fit the layout):</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="946" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_8289227ff5fb4fb98df28e819226bd8d.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 946px;"></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;"> &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;"> ...and speaking of dreams, here's a childhood dream of mine fulfilled:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="458" original-width="500" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_c34d79e9ff3b4cb0967c6546490c9b90.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 500px; height: 458px;"></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> Shel saw this 'Quadrocopter' buzzing around the Wizard World St. Louis show.</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> She correctly surmised that I MUST have one and it is quite possibly the COOLEST thing I've seen in a while...</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="368" original-width="615" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_194a5d8ebf3f4301a25c4ff155e02c78.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 615px; height: 368px;"></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="193" original-width="615" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_1dfeaeeb2fc54cda8649864959289368.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 615px; height: 193px;"></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...and it has a camera!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="388" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_0a3cf51700f64eeabdcd9304e5d0fa86.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 388px;"></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...heee!!!</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, 03 Jun 2015 13:11:33 GMT f365844f-ca14-41e4-b2d3-c0cbdb63f990 Just West of the Mississippi... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/just-west-of-the-mississipi <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="3807" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_0952967b55964864ba771448ecb9e17e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 3807px;"></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <br> Thanks to everyone at Wizard World St. Louis for making it a great show!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> See you in Chicago!!!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <a href="http://www.wizardworld.com/home-chicago.html" target="_blank"><img original-height="141" original-width="315" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_05389240746a4f94b6757cad58f15ce2.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 315px; height: 141px;"></a></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 May 2015 16:54:44 GMT 95acb9b4-c7cd-43be-b69a-175df7188aa7 Day of the Dead... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/day-of-the-dead <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="187" original-width="122" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_22a0cfc9c9d849d58da09ccaacee1a7e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 122px; height: 187px;"></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <strong><em>The Walking Dead #1</em>&nbsp;Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis Exclusive Variant Cover by Gerhard</strong></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <strong>All 1-Day &amp; 3-Day General Admission attendees will receive a limited-edition, exclusive cover variant of&nbsp;<em>The Walking Dead</em> &nbsp;#1 by Gerhard! Artist will be on hand to sign (autograph fees may apply). Extremely limited quantities are available to fans only while supplies last!<br> <br> All VIP attendees will receive (2) limited-edition, exclusive cover variants of&nbsp;<em>The Walking Dead #1</em>! A Regular cover and Sketch Black &amp; White Cover by Gerhard! Artist will be on hand to sign (autograph fees may apply). Extremely limited quantities are available to VIP’s only while supplies last!</strong></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="597" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_4cf6b3374c1246c78c720e32eaa6ea25.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 597px;"> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> As part of the arrangement with Wizard World I signed 200 copies each of the colour and black &amp; white books.</p> <p> Plus, they supplied us with the same amount of books to sell at my table.</p> <p> That's a lot of zombies.</p> <p> Every once in a while someone would bring a comic to the table that had this little grey aardvark on the cover.</p> </div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: center;"> Two more days to go!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> Sat, 23 May 2015 12:50:40 GMT c944d7fd-2b2f-4b5e-89bc-2698fa7c5976 Motor City Con 2015: http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/motor-city-con-2015-1 <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="3024" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_b93ac0b544fe4c3ea667506943bb3c32.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 3024px;"></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> Next weekend: St. Louis</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <a href="http://www.wizardworld.com/home-stlouis.html" target="_blank"><img original-height="141" original-width="316" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2b83460e71dc444b9aeb7aa7196a8381.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 316px; height: 141px;"></a></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 May 2015 01:28:12 GMT efd79df2-b200-4b33-8779-59c662e7c0d6 Revving up for Motor City... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/revving-up-for-motor-city <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Click below to go to their site:</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <a href="https://www.motorcitycomiccon.com/" target="_blank"><img original-height="141" original-width="315" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_5f48e006481848588d60e00ca5d89514.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 315px; height: 141px;"></a></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> ***</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> Wrapping up a few loose ends before the show...</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> Jeff' S's cat:</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="766" original-width="500" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_f6884b8a1fae4719b09dd69ea4c92870.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 500px; height: 766px;"> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> ...and under the "Ultra Cool" category:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> I was asked to do the exclusive variant cover for the Wizard World St. Louis edition of The Walking Dead...</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="1063" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_b6aa156c03a9453d9667d4ef003518cd.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 1063px;"> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> (any Cerebus fans recognize the sunset?)</p> <p> ...and there will be a black &amp; white variant edition as well...</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="1063" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_1a2d45d9668b4ebe925a055ed08c8bc5.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 1063px;"> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> These will be available at the Wizard World St. Louis show, also coming up soon.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <a href="http://www.wizardworld.com/home-stlouis.html" target="_blank"><img original-height="141" original-width="316" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_a3b1d8b4b76b4bb8b061c57f19a43a49.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 316px; height: 141px;"></a> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> </div> Tue, 12 May 2015 13:17:15 GMT 5078ad6f-11d8-47bb-8564-a84a19177918 this and that... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/this-and-that <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Joe sent me a photo of his office walls complete with his prints of the Regency and Eschner on the left. Thanks Joe!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="307" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_1f4421e7b7514a0794d176a4ea74da19.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 307px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here's a zoom out of a drawing I did for David L as a gift for his brother's ordination:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="600" original-width="398" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_e48e40b3ee46432f9b6045dbe73ce7e8.gif" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 398px; height: 600px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I work very close to the page and have to constantly lean back</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> to see if all those little lines actually look like something from a distance.</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;"> Our next show is coming up soon</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> (click on logo to go to their site):</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <a href="http://www.motorcitycomiccon.com/" target="_blank"><img original-height="141" original-width="315" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_7bee358a081743b9bc490e10719ec8a7.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 315px; height: 141px;" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I better brush up on my 'Gerebus' sketches.</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, 05 May 2015 23:06:13 GMT f3299f33-40f6-4965-a5f8-49d5512ff8c6 Back from Calgary... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/best-show-ever <p style="text-align: center;"> We're back from an awesomely amazing trip to Calgary Alberta and the Excellent Expo.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Unfortunately, all we got to see of Calgary was from the drive to and from the airport, the hotel window and the walk to and from the Expo (it was a half hour shuttle ride or a 15 minute walk).</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Fortunately there was a very tall, noticeable landmark right across from the hotel making navigation very easy.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="450" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_33b34042aa8b4abfb472bcbfed20c343.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 450px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> There were 102,000 attendees through the door over the four days and we got to sit at our table and watch the show go by.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="648" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_df46c494900547aaa4c531cff5fab1da.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 648px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Meeting, greeting and handing over commissions with Dean and Mark; always feels good getting those delivered safe and sound. It was a real pleasure finally getting to see Dean in person, we've been emailing for quite a while and he is the one who initiated contact with the show. Many thanks to Dean! ...and there we are at my table.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="648" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_a8ae351202dc48ce92517e76590e3445.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 648px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I was on a panel, 'Paint and Canvas vs Tablet and Stylus' with Bobby, Vic, Scott, Chris and moderated by Keith. It was a hoot. There may or may not be a podcast somewhere. Later, I'm catching up on my sketching back in the room.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="648" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_454b6b3acd6243b09daa673cd25e2984.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 648px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I forgot to get a picture of my one and only superhero sketch; I did a Thor pencil sketch as a Kirby tribute.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here are the sketches I did for Ruben:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="648" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_339555bef6b54e248eec78e9065e865e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 648px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Our neighbours, that helped make this such a great show: Bob Layton, Dexter Vines and Tom Cook.&nbsp; Also, me and Greg, one of the many legions of staff and volunteers that made this The Most Awesomazingest Show Ever.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> A special thanks to Blaine Tufts for having us at the show and to his wife, Marina, who organized the art auction and raised a record amount for the Make A Wish Foundation.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="648" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_22e2ad2fecee4f599e5d8a1581ff36dd.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 648px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here's the ice sphere that I had in my after-show shot of single malt...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> and on the flight home, while Shel napped, I amused myself with...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="648" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_01d2311fd197499f85656ba0cc4a8d51.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 648px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...drawing a barf-bag hand puppet!</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, 21 Apr 2015 14:13:39 GMT 7b3b916b-b80d-4f9a-951d-cf04709d0299 Calgary, here we come... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/calgary-here-we-come <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Heading out to Calgary today.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> (click logo to go to their site)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <a href="http://www.calgaryexpo.com/" target="_blank"><img original-height="227" original-width="564" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_5e19235d4c23427b8f05cd8ca01409e3.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 564px; height: 227px;" /></a></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> We are at table X07 in what looks to a massive room.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="356" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2a1ac6d55524410fa66a1c80db7b4334.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 356px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Here is my piece that's in their 'Adventures In Time' themed Artbook:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <img original-height="660" original-width="504" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_7ef8d8887d7f4b42817885d02c1538a2.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 504px; height: 660px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...and here's how the inking turned out on Benedict's piece:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="539" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2f6a42de4e2a4517984e70990ed0f248.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 539px;" /></div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...and a closer look...</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="542" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_f21bcfc603284a9495f52aed04d3270e.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 542px;" /></div> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Okay! We are outta here.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> Hope to see some of you at the show!</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, 15 Apr 2015 13:51:40 GMT c9554ea9-fb0d-4bf1-b1d3-98617bf9c837 Time flies like an arrow... http://www.gerhardart.com/apps/blog/time-flies-like-an-arrow <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> ...fruit flies like a banana.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> (I always loved that line.)</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> I can't believe it's been two weeks since I last updated the blog and that&nbsp; the Calgary Expo is less than a week away.</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <a href="http://www.calgaryexpo.com/" target="_blank"><img original-height="141" original-width="315" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_37f3f287dbf14c72b2808846994b5182.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 315px; height: 141px;" /></a></div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> Here are some close ups of the Melmoth Street scene form the scan:</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> &nbsp;</div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px;text-align:center;"> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="503" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2d70e72d62344e548f9ce7d0d0e657ca.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 503px;" /> </div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="503" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_cf7d359768a1474abe061d148de0f210.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 503px;" /> </div> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="503" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_c2a84dac1922407aadda59ebccc28940.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 503px;" /> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> ...and the whole thing:</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="420" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_2d04e16c25d746d2b87867ecb681ebcd.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 420px;" /> </div> <p> I will have this on display at the Calgary Expo and then hand it over to Dean.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Here's what I'm working on now for Benedict:</p> <div content-type="media" style="width:100%;margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:10px"> <img original-height="548" original-width="692" src="http://static.wix.com/media/a83aa0_97295c139ffa4e019696e0618feecc89.jpg" style="display: inline; border: 0px none; width: 692px; height: 548px;" /> </div> <p> This is a scan of the very light pencils which is why I had to underexpose it but you get the general idea.</p> <p> I hope to start inking&nbsp; this today if life doesn't get in the way again.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <dl> <dt> &quot;Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.&quot; </dt> <dt style="text-align: right;"> -Will Rogers </dt> <dt style="text-align: right;"> &nbsp; </dt> <dt style="text-align: right;"> &nbsp; </dt> <dt style="text-align: right;"> &nbsp; </dt> <dt style="text-align: right;"> &nbsp; </dt> </dl> </div> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:58:57 GMT fdeb6028-a99c-4d4f-a99d-827345d89ca0