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Friday, December 26, 2008

The Hartford Advocate's Best of 2009...

Here is another illustration for the Hartford Advocate's 2009 Best of campaign. This image is being used in a couple of places, including on the website.

Later, Joe

The Great Polar Explorer

We had a bitch-en snow storm this past weekend. So I went tuben late that night, in the middle of the storm. This is a cell-phone shot of my face that night. I lightened it up bit so you can see it. But by the end of the night all the hair on my face was covered with ice. Sweet.

Later, Joe

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Wandering Uterus

You must go see these woman artist... the opening of what promises to be an amazing showing of new work by 10 fabulous female artists. Wandering Uterus opens at the MAC 650 Gallery and Artspace at 650 Main Street, Middletown, Fri. Jan. 16th at 7pm. Great food, wine and music will be served up for free.

If you can't make the opening, the show will be up through Feb. 28th. Gallery hours are Sat and Sun 11-3 or by special appointment. See flyer attached or visit for more info.

I'll be there! Later, Joe

The News of the Weird

Here is what it is about this week:

In October, ABC News profiled a 6-year-old boy with a rare coordination disorder called Angelman syndrome, which makes the afflicted seem stiff and jerky, but which also fosters a cheerful, gregarious (though non-verbal) personality, leading the disorder to be known as the "happy puppet syndrome." Seizures are a consequence, but so is excessive laughter, which is a major hindrance to early diagnosis, according to a pediatrics professor.

Later, Joe

Monday, December 8, 2008

An Article in the Middletown Press...

That's the Sculpture that Carrie Swider and I collaborated on together.

That's Joey Marsocci's Creature In the foreground of the photo above.

And I would to say thanks to Jennifer Shafer Wood for the great article!

Later, Joe

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Hartford Advocate's Best of 09...

I've been asked to do all the illustrations for the Hartford Advocate's 2009 Best Of Issue.The theme they wanted was kind of a land of tomorrow type thing. This is the first on many illustrations for the issue. I did this one with Inks, Acrylic Paint, Marker, and Color pencils. I'll post more soon.

Later, Joe

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

News of the Weird

Here is what it was about this week:

Ms. Hang Mioku, 48, is winding down her 20-year obsession with cosmetic surgery, having been at one time bulked up with enough silicone in her face to earn the nickname “the standing fan” because her head was so large compared to her legs. Hang moved from South Korea to Japan for better access to surgery and said she had convinced herself that each procedure in her odyssey only made her more beautiful than the last. When finally no surgeon would treat her, she began injecting cooking oil. Finally, she was talked into face-reduction surgery (removal of 260 grams of foreign substance from her head and neck) but, according to a November report in London’s Daily Telegraph, she remains grotesquely misshapen.

And here is the actual photo of Ms. Hang Mioku...

Later, Joe