Illustrating Nightmares: Lounge Lizards by Ralph Steadman

To say that Ralph Steadman has a distinctive style is a bit of an understatement. Primarily an illustrator and cartoonist, Steadman started his career in the 1960s and soon established himself as a counter-culture icon. I don’t really know how to describe his work and do justice to it other than to say it’s as

Painting Movement: Jackson Pollock: Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)

Back when I was in High school I took an art history class where we studied the life and works of artists from the Renaissance to the modern period. I had by this time already fancied myself an artist and had already figured out what was good art and what was not. Modern Art,

Otherworldly Reflection: MC Escher’s Puddle

When I was in high school I was a hippie. Not a real hippie, this was the 80s, real hippies didn’t exist anymore. No, I was a pseudo-hippie, a neo-hippie, a wannabe-hippie. I wore tie-dyed t-shirts and went to Grateful Dead shows, I smoked pot and played hacky-sack, I read the beat poets and

A Four Letter Word: The LOVE Sculpture in Philadelphia

“Would you look at that, that’s nice isn’t it?” My Mom (circa 1976 when seeing LOVE for the first time) In Center City, Philadelphia on the intersection of 15th Street and JFK Boulevard sits a sculpture that has become an iconic symbol of the city. The sculpture is 6’ high, 6’ wide, and 4’

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Comic Book Art: Remember That Time Thor Was A Frog?

“He had the power of the God of Thunder, as well as his hammer. And e’er since, that frog, newly dubbed Throg, uses yon hammer to protect his clan and stands e’er vigilant against any who would threaten them!” Yes, this was a thing that happened. The Mighty Thor, God of Thunder, spent three entire

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