Steve Powers makes one-of-a-kind paint marker drawings on 8″ x 10″ sheets of aluminum every day. You can and should buy them. He’ll even do specific dates for you to get that extra-customized “look what I did for you baby” feel.
I was back in DC this weekend visiting my sister and her new baby, and came across a drawing from Richard Colman that I thought was lost. How old is it? Old enough that the printer paper it was drawn on had spool holes.
Every morning Bill Plympton wakes up at six, goes to his drawing board, gets a piece of bond and a No. 2 pencil and sits down to the business of animating the indelible, noirish figures that have garnered cult status as Plymptoons. What began in high school with drawings of bugs and plants for the Portland Yellow Pages has grown into an empire that encompasses political cartoons, animated shorts, features, advertisements, music videos (his first for Madonna; his latest for Kanye), and a forthcoming Rizzoli book (Independently Animated: Bill Plympton) with a Terry Gilliam forward. Along the way he’s filled his shelves full of awards, not to mention earned two Oscar nods. On the eve of the release of his latest feature, Idiots & Angels, we caught up with the industrious illustrator at his Chelsea studio to talk about the new feature, working with Kanye (vs. Weird Al), and what’s really going down on the animator groupie circuit.
photographs by David Potes
This box set by Faber-Castell celebrating their 250th anniversary is ridiculous. I mean, ridiculously awesome.
Available at Colette
Wisconsin-based artist Melissa Cooke work is reminiscent of what Cindy Sherman would look like if she used graphite. Above and after the jump is work from her series ‘Vacuum.’