Sunday, June 29, 2008

Wizard World Weekend

Today we returned from Wizard World Chicago.

During the convention we stopped by the booths of some friends: Christopher Shy of Studio Ronin, and Tim Seeley of Devil's Due Publishing. I was happily surprised when we came across David Peterson in Artist's Alley. I enjoyed his Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 series, and bought the first three installments of Winter 1152 along with a poster, signed of course. Also in the Alley we came across some fantastic artwork from Imaginism Studios. Later during our browsing we bought a few 30's Pulp cover reproductions.

There was a beautiful new (all digital) theater near the hotel, so we watched Kung Fu Panda, Wanted (I also bought the book at the convention), and Wall-E. The animations were both great, and Wanted - although it deviated from the book quite a bit - was overall a good, watchable movie.

All in all, a very nice weekend.

Monday, June 23, 2008


We put up some work in the Common Wealth Gallery this past weekend. It was a short show, but a great turn-out for the opening (during which my work included labels and better-adjusted track lighting). The next venue we're pursuing is a nice, new chocolate shop in town.

Web Album

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Ron Hansen

Following my brother's good advice, I listened to today's podcast of Fresh Air with Terry Gross. She talked with Ron Hansen - a Catholic deacon and author of The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - about his newest novel, writing and art in general, and how it relates to his Catholic faith. I quite enjoyed it, along with his tales of twin-hood (I too am an identical twin).

Monday, June 02, 2008

Pilgrim Icon of St Raphael

An icon of St. Raphael is currently traveling around the diocese here (full story).

I was interested to learn that icons are described as being written rather than painted.