Friday, March 21, 2008
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 that...it'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.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
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.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
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.