In light of my last post, I thought I’d post these, as well.
I work with Medicare, so I hear the other side of this pretty often. This is refreshing.
Yup, that sounds about right. I’ve been paying student loans since 2005 and I still haven’t sunk below five digits.
And people over 40 wonder why I don’t see the point of going to college anymore.
Station Zero Mega Post: Final+Process
Here is my piece for Light Grey Art Lab’s Station Zero show opening tomorrow (July 19).
Below the cut are some details on my process/thinking for those who are interested.
I found a fantastic database of nearly every original Perry Rhodan cover to date. I’ve included the first four above, but you should check out more of them here.
Beyond the story itself, these original covers, along with the Perry Rhodan movie, serve as my main inspiration for my Station Zero illustration.
After playing around with a few different ideas, I decided to use the original cover’s design (the bottom rectangle, and square corner logo) as a design template. I’m barely a passable graphic designer on my best days and this layout keeps the design simple, bold, and out of the way of the illustration.
I am an illustrator, or rather a drawer, by heart. Though this often requires me to where a graphic design hat, it isn’t my interest or main skill set. There is a time and place for experimentation, but it isn’t when performance is expected (like a gallery show). Unfortunately, I have made that mistake before. This time I am playing to my strengths.
Plus, I’m a sucker for squares/boxes and I think it would be a missed opportunity not to pay homage to these covers.
Perry Rhodan Reading Project
I finished reading my book for Light Grey Art Lab’s Station Zero show about a month ago. I was going to do my own write-up, but found this great blog I will share instead.
The author is in the process of reading and dissecting each Perry Rhodan story, starting at the beginning. I found his reactions to be perfect. The blog is a great introduction if you’re curious about the Perry Rhodan series.
Each write up is accompanied by the domestic (US) and original German cover art and includes a story summary and reflection. Below are links to the two stories included in the domestic (US) translation I read for Station Zero.
Be sure to check them out!
Perry Rhodan: Mission Stardust. The movie adaption of the book I was assigned for Light Grey Art Lab’s #stationzero art show.
#stationzero features reimagined illustrations of retro science fiction book covers by various contemporary artists.Read press release for the original call for art here (note: the call is now over).
Stay tuned as I’ll be posting my process and my thoughts on both the book and movie over the next month or so.
Dragonball Panel Coolness #001
I’ve been flipping through Dragonball volumes while doing some sketch cards and thought I’d toss up some awesome panels/pages every day or so, because I’m always looking for an excuse to revisit my favorite series
Bulma’s expression and the slight turn of the hand are masterfully subtle. Great example of Toriyama’s range and skill beyond over the top humor/action.