Archive for April, 2012

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April 15, 2012

Spilt Milk Indeed!A shoutout to all local toilers in the Food Service Industry as the Season begins… this saga began midMarch as a sketch for one of my two customary illustrations for OUTLAW BIKER Magazine’s Weirdstuff From The News column for its 190th issue… due to the Ole Man’s attempt to save some printing-costs with an Online Brokerage, the deadline got moved up twice as I was already swamped with double-deadlines for ~ahem~ better-paying clients. Kaboom. So I was stuck with this really twisted blue-pencil-with-black-border sketch. I did a colorxerox enlargement of it, setting the settings pretty dark to get all the detail… with the result that the aged sketch-paper gave a sinister yellow-green cast to the whole background. It’s not easy to color OVER a color-xerox, but I had some waterproof color-inks, and kept grinding-in Prismacolor-pencils over those once they’d dried… the weirdness of the image exponentiated nicely… Synchronistically I had it ready and rexeroxed to show to the attending artists at last nite’s crucial-and-groundbreaking opening of the new Gallery section of Hyannis’ Spilt Milk Tattoo Studio. The visual by sheer happenstance as you can see… involving… spilt-milk. The original newsstory involved fed-up employees at a Monroe WA franchise of You-Know-What, showing up for their shift, tying up the Manager, pocketing the morning’s proceeds WHILE WORKING THE SHIFT, punching-out, and making good their escape! Crimes o’ the times, kids!

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