Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Artistic legend Jack Davis retires

Jack Davis, one of the most celebrated and versatile artists in American history, has finally retired.

You might not know the name, but you've DEFINITELY seen the work: From Time and TV Guide covers to Mad magazine and famous movie posters, David has done it ALL. He's one of the most significant cultural figures of the second half of the 20th century, though he remains oddly unaware of his impact.

You can read all-out Jack and view a GREAT gallery of art, some rarely seen, over at Wired.

Jim McLauchlin

illustration: Jack Davis drawing of Oakland As manager Bill Martin from a 1980 Borden Crunch Stix ad campaign

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Josh Dysart, just hours before he goes to Iraq

Josh Dysart is a helluva writer, and he puts his money where his mouth is. He's going to Kurdistan in Iraq to work with the World Food Programme and write a comic about the refugee camps there.

Josh Matters, with a capital M. Please read about him here.

Jim McLauchlin

photo courtesy Josh Dysart