"Would be amazing to have a collection of zines produced from Kickstarter projects and all the wonderful folks that support artist here." :)on
Got all the zines shipped out to the supporters this week. You should be getting them soon and I sincerely hope you enjoy them.
Thinking about running this drawing project/concept again but with a different subject. Would be amazing to have a collection of zines produced from Kickstarter projects and all the wonderful folks that support artist here.
Enjoy, - karl addison
More amazing news, everyone! My great friend Shannon has also offered up a limited reward for the campaign - and this one will be a collaboration between herself and myself!
Shannon is an absolutely expert illustrator and she has made the incredible offer of drawing up to twenty people's faces in her own, inimitable, style (you supply her with a high res digital image). What's more? Not only will you get the digital version of the image, but I will also do the grunt work of making your face into a slick and shiny 3" button! Three inches! That's crazy! These buttons are so big (see bottom image for scale) that they make both daring fashion accessories and, in my opinion, totally awesome art for your wall or mantle - like the memorial buttons of yore. A huge button of your face would probably also be a great thing to make your life partner wear to parties.
Now, I understand that my list or rewards is getting a bit insane. I also understand that some of you may now wish to either switch rewards or power-up and get more than one. Any of this is okay. Kickstarter has no way to let you select multiple rewards - but I do. If you choose to add to your pledge so as to take advantage of these new limited gifts, just send me a note or email telling me all the goodies you want. Kickstarter does give me the ability to add notes to your pledge on the back end - and I will! I want everyone to be happy and for your lives to be filled with art.
RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 10 YEARS OF FREE ART IN LOWER MANHATTAN
THE WINTER GARDEN WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER
Saturday July 9
Extraordinary Moves: The Dancer Films New York Premiere! Presented by Arts World Financial Center The Dancer Films is a collection of very short films based on Jules Feifferʼs beloved cartoon character, the modern Dancer. Director Judy Dennis brilliantly translates six of Feifferʼs memorable cartoons−A Dance to Spring, A Dance to Art, A Dance to Summer, A Dance to the Loss of Innocence, A Dance to the New Year, and A Dance to the End of Summer−from the page to the soundstage, alchemizing drawing into dance for film. Brought to life by Merce Cunningham Dance Company dancer Andrea Weber, the Dancer is an icon to optimism and earnestness as she dances to celebrate a cycle of seasonal, emotional and political milestones. Produced by Ellen and Judy Dennis. Choreography by Susan Marshall and by Larry Keigwin, and original music by Jane Ira Bloom. July 9-17.11am-7pm daily. World Financial Center Winter Garden.
Extraordinary Moves: A Dance to Spring: The Drawings of Jules Feiffer Presented by Arts World Financial Center An extraordinary exhibition of original cartoon strips, watercolors, and iris prints by the Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, author, playwright, and iconic New Yorker Jules Feiffer. The centerpiece of the show is a selection of the Dancer cartoons, which ran for 40 years in The Village Voice and as a monthly feature in the New York Times. July 9 – August 14, 2011. (July 9-17, 11am – 7pm daily; July 19 – August 14, Tuesday – Sunday, 12 – 4pm). World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery, 220 Vesey Street.
Sunday July 10
Extraordinary Moves: Express Your Inner Feiffer Dancer Presented by Arts World Financial Center In a live dance-in inspired by The Dancer Films, release your inner Dancer while Jules Feiffer creates new cartoons joined by dancer Andrea Weber and live music by Jane Ira Bloom. All ages welcome! 2pm. World Financial Center Winter Garden.
We spent this past weekend photographing some amazing dogs for Canine Chronicles at Brooklyn Photo Studio in Williamsburg. Please meet Tucker the French Mastiff, Darby the Pug, Baxter the Chihuahua, Sadie the Greyhound, and Beau the SIberian Husky. Tucker likes to sleep a lot; Darby (like many pugs) likes to snort a lot; Baxter likes to cuddle and be held; Sadie can lay down in a position called the "Sphinx"; and Beau is a therapy dog in his free time. They were a pleasure to photograph, and our crew and I couldn't get enough of their cute and sometimes hilarious faces. We hope you enjoy these behind the scenes shots!
Winnie, Cindy, and Alice
**And thanks again to our wonderful crew - Angela Barrow (stylist), Joey Gonzalez (photo assistant and behind the scenes photographer), Ron Harrell (digital tech and behind the scenes videographer), and to all of the dogs' hard working and loving owners.
so pretty. :)on
With just 15 days left, we are at the half-way mark to the project deadline. I'm so happy and excited about how great everyone has been about pledging and helping get the word out to your friends! It's awesome! Please keep it up because each dollar past the goal amount is going to allow me to promote the line much better through advertising and promotions, not to mention the purchase of fabric and supplies! You guys are fantastic! Keep it up!
Things are going great on my end too. I'm continuing work on new designs and drafting new patterns. There are a TON of little details to get to as well! Yesterday I made a bunch of hang tags to go on finished garments; they look très chic! Below is a glimps into the work room of the past few weeks! Still SOOO much to do!
I've yet to run to the thrift store yet since landing in Detroit Tuesday night - I don't have too long before I'm heading back to set today, but, in the meantime, I wanted to post a few photos of previous tapes I've re-recorded over for loneliest mix to give people an idea of what I go looking for cassette-wise.
Phew! It's taken me ages to get here, but finally the big red metaphorical button has been pushed and Argleton has gone to print! Of course, it's right before a whole bunch of bank holidays, which slows things down a bit, but I should be getting everything delivered at the end of the second week in May.
Whilst the end is now officially in sight, there's still the geogame to polish up, lots of embroidery still to do, and then when the book blocks arrive from the printer, lots of bookbinding. No rest for the wicked, eh?