Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Hell with Mad Anyway

So my boss, the great and legendary Steve Tatham, and I collaborated on a piece about political theme parks to submit to MAD magazine and I sketched it up- the writing is 99% Steve's. I just suggested political theme parks and he ran with the idea. MAD however ran from the idea... fuck 'em. Can I say that? I guess I did. Serves them right for failing- they have slipped from monthly publication to something less often... They did consider the idea and dragged it out for months before just saying no. But enough bitterness- here is what nobody got to see so that somebody gets to see it. (Obviously this is just a sketch for the submission- had it been accepted I would have done the art from scratch and made it finishder and betterer.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Doug Henderson

That's where you can get prints by the greatest modern "paleoartist", the great Doug Henderson! And here is a piece he did a while back which I doubt anyone outside of the insiders on a certain film ever got to see. I just came across a copy of it in my files, and as a rare departure from my shameless self-promotion (hey, it's my blog okay?) I thought it would be an honor and a privilege to bring it to you. Doug is the guy who puts his dinosaurs, fish, mammals and so forth into their worlds for you. He shows you the prehistoric earth, not just the prehistoric animals. His compositions are unequalled and his work in truly in a class of its own. Do yourself a big favor and take a good look at his work, buy a print, buy a book. His art appears in many books including Dawn of the Dinosaurs by Nicholas Fraser, the Czerkas' Dinosaurs, a Global View and his own Dinosaur Tree and Asteroid Impact. He is the greatest modern master of all. Nuff Said!