Friday, March 21, 2008

Heroes of the Negro Leagues watercolors

Check out these amazing portraits by comic artist and DC comics editor Mark Chiarello. They were originally done as a set of trading cards to celebrate the baseball greats from the Negro Leagues.

The original works are now being shows at ArtInsights: Animation & Film Arts Gallery in Reston, Virginia, and you can check them out here, along with a brief interview with Chiarello where he talks about the Negro Leagues and how he came to paint the set.

I can look through 200 or more pictures and only one is just right. With my portraits, I try to let the viewer know who that person is, just by looking in their eyes. I think the Cool Papa Bell is the most successful at's why i chose it for the cover. I know the moment i find the right picture for reference, and i'll keep looking as long as it takes...

Also, there is a link to buy Heroes of the Negro Leagues.

Today's cartoon

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Awesome Carved Crayons

Man, how freaking cool are these?

Today's Maryland cartoon

How's your luck doing today?

Jumping eagle ray kills boater off Florida Keys

MIAMI (Reuters) - An eagle ray leaped onto a boat off the Florida Keys on Thursday and stabbed a woman with its barb, knocking her to the deck and killing her, a Florida wildlife investigator said.

Read the story here.

Thursday's cartoons

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Arthur C. Clark dies

The News Journal is reporting that Arthur C. Clark, best know as the co-author of "2001: a Space Odyssey" alongside Stanley Kubrick, has died in his adopted home of Sri Lanka. He was 90.

Clarke, who had battled debilitating post-polio syndrome since the 1960s and sometimes used a wheelchair, died at 1:30 a.m. after suffering breathing problems, aide Rohan De Silva said.

Today's cartoons: Oregon & Arizona