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SXSW: Fire, Rodriguez, and Frazetta

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It's a rare moment when two artistic talents you have admired for decades intersect in your presence. Robert Rodriguez has been one of my favorite directors since I saw 'From Dusk Till Dawn'. Frank Frazetta has been my favorite artist since his paintings began appearing on the covers of Tarzan and Conan books in the 1960s. At SXSW, I participated in a tour of the Robert Rodriguez Museum, conducted by Rodriguez. He explained how, like many others, he found the paintings of Frank Frazetta amazing and inspirational for his own art. He recalled how when he first met Frazetta, and saw his original paintings up close, he was amazed at the depth and detail that never appeared in any of the prints or book covers. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Daily Zoo’ by Chris Ayers

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A menagerie of wild creativity in a celebration of life. Read More »

Interview: Marly Youmans, Author of ‘Glimmerglass: A Novel’, Poet and Teacher, Part 2 of 2

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'If I could tell my young self something, I'd say that she should not let anything take away her joy in making things out of words – that whatever tends to take away from that deep play and pleasure should be questioned.' Read More »

Interview: Marly Youmans, Author of ‘Glimmerglass: A Novel,’ Poet and Writing Instructor, Part 1 of 2

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'Anything that deepens your life is of use to a writer. Anything that makes you a bigger person on the inside is of use. Anything that helps you understand other people is of use. And anything that causes you to grieve, love, be sheltering, be upset, and feel joy is of use.' Read More »

Software Review: ArtRage 4.5 From Ambient Design

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Now with a 64-bit upgrade, ArtRage 4.5 has all the tools novice and accomplished artists alike will need, without too much complexity. Read More »

Board Game Review: Fresco

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Nothing is quite so exciting as grabbing a paintbrush and hurrying to beat fellow artists to the Church’s favor. Read More »

Attempting to Define ‘Art’

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The unoriginal is specifically excluded. Read More »

Music, Gym, and Art Should Be Mandatory Subjects in K-12 Schools

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Schools without art, music, and gym are definitely institutions with glaring holes in their structure. Imagine those schools as if they were the 'Titanic,' and those lost programs would be their iceberg. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Floating Worlds: Letters of Edward Gorey and Peter Neumeyer’

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'Floating Worlds' is the true life tale of a friendship from the very beginning to the silence, which is never quite the end. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Art of Rio’ by Tara Bennett

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From the very first page, we are presented with amazing concept art, finished digital art, and a glimpse into how these animated films came to be. Read More »