Hoo boy, this is humbling. I came across this moldie oldie going through some of my mom’s old storage boxes. This was a tri-fold promo brochure I did as a project back in my last year of college, circa 1989. I updated it with my new address after my new bride The Lovely Anna and I moved to the Atlanta Georgia area to run a theme park caricature operation for Fasen Arts that summer… thus the Austell GA address. Here’s the back:
I remember this as being the first piece of art I ever inked with real ink, as opposed to markers or pens. I use primarily a brush with a few touches of crow quill (I think). Some truly horrible caricatures here. That’s supposed to be Cher above Sam Kinison. Clint Eastwood looks like an Oompa-Loompa. My best likeness is A.L.F. Funny how you can date this by the celebrities who where big at the time. Kinison, Devine, Dr. Ruth, Bobby McFarren, Robin Givens and Mike Tyson (he used to be a boxer, you know)… definitely late 80’s.
If I ever start getting a big head about my work, I can always just pull out some of this old stuff and get real humble again. Ooof.
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929 New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550
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