It always seems to be the easiest thing to do and yet here it is almost three plus months since the last time I posted anything new here. I guess the "professional" thing to do here is ignore the time in-between posts and hope no one notices. Truth be told, I don't think anyone was crunching numbers with-which to give me a kick in the butt. "Get with the writing and making pictures art boy!" Absence does not mean inactivity so I'll serve some art now... Sorry, no substitutions.
I'm in two gallery shows coming up. One just opened in LA at Gallery 1988. "Bob's Burgers" show. The theme was Bob's Burgers characters etc. open to interpretation. I didn't really know anything about the show. I had to brush up on it. If I had a TV I would probably watch this once in a while.
And the other group show I'll be participating in at Gallery 1988 is called "The Idiot Box". The theme is mostly television from the 90's... you know, the Idiot Box! As a little kid in the 70's, I don't remember my dad calling the television anything else but "the idiot box"! HA!
In the 90's I got hooked on The X Files. Throughout the seasons there was enough variety that I enjoyed it up until Mulder disappeared and the new guy showed up. Of course by the 2nd or 3rd season I wasn't buying Scully's skepticism, but I liked the characters by then. In this piece, I was playing around with a bunch of alien "folklore". Abductees claim missing time, triangle shaped crafts, naked on metal tables, aliens with big eyes operating or experimenting on them etc. And within the show, the ever increasing reliance on using cell phones to help move the plot along. Flip phones were the thing. I titled this one, "It's for you." The big obvious joke that refers to people having unnecessary surgery is Mulder and Scully were abducted and the aliens mixed up their heads when putting them back together since all humans look alike to aliens.
Seriously, what happened to our collective minds? Trump should have been dismissed seconds after he announced he was running for president! I know I never thought he'd get this far. I still don't recognize him as a legit candidate. The things he says that sound "presidential" are mere coincidence. If you vomit enough words out like he does a few have a chance at sounding correct. The problem is the volume of puke surrounding those few! The only good thing he's done is get rid of Jeb Bush. At least there won't be a Bush against Clinton thing. I hate seeing more than one family member trying to be president. It's too close to kings and queens for me. I want them to earn it!
When I was in the office at The Week Magazine to get this assignment, the finished look was already in my head! This one was a slam dunk, fish in a barrel, no brainer, type of idea that I knew was going to be a good image. Trump trying to be "presidential". Or as I put it, "Trumpidential". I raise my paint brush to his failure.
The following was written about two or three weeks ago.
Another cover for The Week with D. Trump. Ugh. What is his appeal? I hear people say he "speaks his mind". Or "He's exposing everyone to be the phonies we knew they were". He's weirdly prudish. He'll insight people towards violence at a rally and then act like he's shocked that there was violence when he appears on Good Morning America. And there is the problem. It's a profit motive... I forget which movie had that line in it. Anyway, the news is for profit. Smart intelligent conversation and debate isn't as exciting as two "men" running for public office prudishly talking about their dick sizes on national television. Cock talk gets better ratings ie., bigger profits. The press coverage of the village idiot for entertainment has given the idiot a big forum to vomit his idiot rhetoric to people who are sick of uninspired politicians.
Bernie Sanders is the scary person to the Democrats because he has inspired a lot of people. Just not enough. The press ignores him because he talks about issues, and he is a gentleman to the people he is running against, and he is the only one (similar to Trump) that isn't owned by large corporations. Although I suspect Trump has some people he owes. Sanders also speaks his mind. Sanders has also exposed the establishment in the Democratic party. And a big media bias as well.
I'm not going to post any more Trumps here unless it's about his failure to get elected. Feel the Bern!
Original color sketch. Everything was OK until...
They suggested a dark blue back ground. I feel that the red back ground was more emotional and was a little more raw. The Week isn't that kind of magazine. I think this goes with their character.