Thursday, May 07, 2009

Dom Deluise, RIP

Dom Deluise has died at the age of 75.

I did not know that he wrote seven books for children.

Monday, May 04, 2009

David Diaz

I love David Diaz's artist statement, to the point that I wish I had written it for myself:

“An illustrator’s first priority is to illuminate, to enhance and make clear to the reader the text. Drawing is the foundation on which my art is built. The strength of this foundation determines whether a work will succeed or fail. All of the technique in the world can't save a bad drawing. As an artist, the challenge for me is to retain the spontaneity of an initial sketch or thumbnail drawing through to the creation of the final image.”

Tough Times

Grim projections for children's book sales from Publishers Weekly and the Institute for Publishing Research:

... the picture book category is expected to be down 5.7% this year compared to last year, and won't regain its 2008 numbers by 2012 ...

A Sale

Today my "portrait" was sold at Ancora. I think this calls for a new camera!