Is It Klimt? No, It’s Art Nouveau (Nouveau!) Artist Richard Burlet!

I’m an Art Nouveau guy. No, seriously. I owe my appreciation for art in a larger sense (anything besides comic book art) to Alphonse Mucha. During my teens and early 20’s, the only art I was actively interesting in was fantasy or comic artists: Boris Vallejo (yes, yes, I know he is, essentially, a Frazetta […]

Crafting At Its Finest: The Beauty & Experience Of Orcas Island Pottery!

Pottery from Orcas Island Pottery. Photo by Shawn Greenleaf.

Orcas Island Pottery: An experience all its own! On my getaway from the city of Seattle (Don’t get me wrong, I love this city…but a guy’s gotta get away somewhere quiet once in a while.) to Orcas Island, our friend’s (and world’s best travel companions) suggested we stop at “the pottery store.” Now, I’m thinking, […]

Composition, Line, and Color Combine In These Stunning Architectural Photos!

Architecture and Photography, a perfect combo. I’m not going to spend a whole lot of time yammering in this post. Nope, I’m just going just sit back and let these beautiful architectural photos do the talking. The Haunting by Michael Woloszynowicz. All rights reserved.   Manhattan Tower in Paris La Défense by Julien Batard. All […]

Installation Artist Chiharu Shiota’s Tangled Web of Keys at the 2015 Venice Art Biennale!

It’s been a while since I’ve come across an installation art piece that’s moved me to posting. But, Artist Chiharu Shiota‘s “The Key In The Hand,” is just such an installation artwork. I thank writer Kate Sierzputowski and the website Colossal for introducing me to this piece. Here is an excerpt from her post… “The […]

A Real Throwback: American Contemporary Painter Michael Carson!

American artist and contemporary painter, Michael Carson is a modern-day-old-school painter. He’s from Minneapolis, MN and has a degree from the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Design. Originally a graphic designer, he didn’t complete his first painting until three years after graduating college. The rest, as they say, is history. Carson is primarily a figurative […]

Sass & Sorcery! The Rat Queens, Putting the Fun (& the F.U.) Back Into Comics!

All Hail The Rat Queens! Writer Kurtis J. Wiebe has a new fan. That fan, obviously, is me. And it’s all thanks to a burlesque show. I shit you not. How is that possible you might ask? Well, allow me to explain. During this year’s ECCC (2015 Emerald City Comicon) the almighty Jo Jo Stiletto, […]

Fun Minimalist Superhero Poster Designs: Batman, Superman, Spiderman & More!

Found this set of minimalist superhero poster designs on Pinterest. (If you haven’t visited my Pinterest site yet, now is a great time!) The posters tackle some of today’s most popular comic book icons (including TV series & movies): Batman, Superman, Ironman, The Flash, Spiderman, and Wolverine. I’ve seen some comments about people taking issue […]