There’s a new podcast in town. Stephen Silver, a very talented illustrator and character designer, has started a new podcast called ArtCast. Only two episodes to date, but good content so far and well worth checking out. (You can subscribe for free on iTunes. Just do a quick search for “Stephen Silver’s Artcast”)
A couple of months back I completed a Flash-animated cartoon called The Dentist Survival Kit. It’s a spoof infomercial designed to promote Way of the Master Radio, a nationally syndicated show on Christian talk radio. The campaign has now officially kicked off and you can view the animation HERE. If you like it, feel free to forward it to your friends (there’s a “Send to a Friend” button at the end of the cartoon).
I doubt the debate will ever take place, but it would be fascinating to watch…
Bill Maher Challenged to a Debate
(Scroll down to watch a clip of Bill Maher’s comments that triggered the debate challenge.)
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I recently rented Citizen Kane, which I guess makes me an official film buff. It’s considered by many to be the greatest American film of all time, so I had high expectations when my wife and I sat down to watch it. At first we weren’t too impressed, but by the end of the film I could see what all the fuss was about. But I won’t spoil it–you have to rent it for yourself.
Citizen Kane is also full of powerful visuals: excellent lighting, dynamic compositions, and some great faces. I just had to watch it again so I could do some sketching. I don’t often put much black in my artwork, but studying this movie reminded me again of the power of contrast.