Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Artomatic is here!

Here's my wall on the 8th floor at ARTOMATIC 2009! Come see it live! Lots of art!

: Artomatic, an arts extravaganza featuring hundreds of local artists — visual artists, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, and many more. Nine floors of creativity!

WHEN: May 29 to July 5. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 12 noon – 1 a.m.; Sundays, 12 noon – 10 p.m.; closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

WHERE: 55 M St, SE (at Half Street) in D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Right above the Navy Yard Metro ballpark exit (green line), a block from Nationals Stadium. Here's the view from my art space on the 8th floor! Centerfield seats!

Don't forget to sign the guest book so I know you were there!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Defense and durability is what most Cubs fans will remember about Don Kessinger. He came from the era of shortstops who played great defense but provided little offense. I remember countless times he would range far to his right and in one fluid motion, snare the ground ball and leap and throw from deep in the hole to first base. It was like ballet.
I always liked the photo of this card from the 1966 set.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bow Wow!

I'm finishing up illustrations for a children's book, Where is Scotty's Basketball?
I like Scotty's dog!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


I vividly remember Roberto Clemente throwing out an Oriole runner at third base from his position in rightfield in a 1971 World Series game. One of the most amazing throws I had ever seen. No hop, right on the line, laser beam. Broadcaster Vin Scully colorfully claimed, "Clemente could field the ball in New York and throw out a guy in Pennsylvania." The Pirates won the seven-game Series mainly because of MVP Clemente's hitting, fielding and throwing.
He died tragically during an earthquake relief effort in 1972 when the helicopter he was traveling in crashed into the ocean. I'm looking forward to getting the graphic novel about Clemente's life by Wilfred Santiago titled 21.
There's a nice animated website about the book:

Thursday, May 7, 2009


One of my favorite illustrations is now up on the aforementioned Zazzle site. A friendly urban-dwelling robot strolls through the city. "Now where's that restaurant?" Click on the b&w monster to the right to go zazzle shopping!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wrigley Ivy

Wrigley Ivy image is now on the Zazzle t-shirt site for those that requested it. Click monster on the right to get to site. Coffee mug for Father's Day, Karen? "Cubs win! Cubs win!"