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Post #1035 • August 17, 2007, 8:17 AM • 6 Comments

"Ekshibarov, a former Red Army toxicologist during World War Two, decided to recreate the beauty of old paintings on his own canvases after witnessing soldiers trampling a French masterpiece during the war."

The beauty of letterpress. Drawn! has lots of good stuff this week: images of the San Diego Comic-Con circa 1982 (The New York Times covered the 2007 SDCC with no fewer than three articles this year), Charlie Rose interviews Charles Schulz and many others, Laura Park asks how to keep your back healthy when your main axe is a drawing table.

The Museum of Forgotten Art Supples. (DT).

From a Burmese Prison, a Chronicle of Pain in Paint. "The death row prisoners, though tough and not the least bit aware of art, wanted to help him. 'They wanted to participate in something. They felt, '"Before our death, we can help this artist."' So the men on death row willingly gave him their sarongs that were their only form of dress and served as Mr. Htein Lin’s staple canvas." (PS - what's the proper format for quotes three levels deep?)

A peek inside Moleskine notebooks. I went back to a standard 8 1/2 x 11 sketchbook, and I miss the portability and the slick, beige paper.

"I can't tell if this is an art project, or very real accounts of victorian-era mechanical men. Either way, I’m in love."

Don't try to understand. Just go with it.

"According to 'Puppet Up' producer-performer Brian Henson, son of the late Jim Henson, and director-host Patrick Bristow, the idea of limiting the show to adults is not to push for R-rated material but rather to allow the audience free range to toss out improvisational suggestions - and performers to run with them - without shocking parents to whom the word 'puppet' means family entertainment." See also: Heather Henson.

Department of Skills: Max Roach, RIP.

So I'm ready to bring it back early, with reviews from the Getty. You want Monday, August 20, or August 27? I just want to make sure somebody's reading.



Marc Country

August 17, 2007, 8:41 AM

Loud and clear, Franklin... ready when you are.
Museum of forgotten art supplies? That looks like my alma mater's design facilities, circa 1995... they've updated it now, but not before I got some instruction on proper Plaka technique, and how to use the waxer, and how to 'cut and paste' using actual paste...
Mmm... paste.



August 17, 2007, 2:51 PM

I'm reading.



August 17, 2007, 4:28 PM

I went back to a standard 8 1/2 x 11 sketchbook

Infidel! I use the Moleskine reporter version, but I hold it sideways, so it's like a "widescreen" version. Moleskine HD!



August 17, 2007, 4:34 PM

Oooh, nice. Hovig also gets credit for pointing me towards Emacs, for which I will likely be cursing him in a couple of weeks.



August 18, 2007, 7:33 PM

Sir! Reading! Sir!



August 19, 2007, 8:21 PM

Reading, still. Of course. And I still own many of those forgotten art supplies.



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