Archive for March, 2006

3 Magic Tricks

Friday, March 31st, 2006

I love magic; I’m especially fond of skilled practitioners of what is known as close-up magic. My little brother just sent me this link:

http://gprime.net/video.php/theglasstrick

Watch these three tricks to the very end…

I have a basic understanding of how the first one was done. But the other two….Yikes!

Pan’s Labyrinth

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Attention Stout fans with access to French magazines!

The February (Fevrier) 2006 issue (No. 183) of “Mad Movies” is out with a great pictorial preview of Guillermo del Toro’s new film, “Pan’s Labyrinth”. This well-illustrated magazine includes four pages on my pre-production designs for the film with four of my images printed in full color. An e-mail interview I did for the magazine on working with Guillermo has been rewritten as a first person article allegedly by me.

I can’t wait to see this film!

Spectrum

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

Dear Friends and Fans,
I am extremely happy to report that my most recent cover for Prehistoric Times, the Antarctic megalosaur, was just awarded the Gold Award for Editorial Illustration by the judges in this year’s Spectrum competition.

I am deeply honored. As a judge myself for last year’s competition I can assure you that the judging process is extremely fair and NOT an “old boys network”. Spectrum is very tough to get into each year; I generally submit two dozen pieces and get only three to five of them accepted. Obviously, it’s even more difficult to be selected for an award. In the past twelve years previous to this Gold Award of mine I received an Honorable Mention and a Silver Award.

There are few things as gratifying in life as being honored by your peers. Thanks to all of my friends and fans for their unflagging support and appreciation of my work through the years.

Yippee!