54" x 33"
oil on canvas
This a commissioned piece based on a study I posted April 12, 2008. I get a lot of satisfaction seeing that little watercolor study become a full-blown oil painting.
Thank you, Mr. Dumont.
The good people at The Intellectual Activist are offering messages to be downloaded as posters (18" x 24" abd 24" x 36") for up-coming tea party gatherings. This is what my poster illustration would look like if they ever offer them as t-shirts.
Happy Labor Day, y'all.
This is the small poster that's going up around Decatur announcing my up-coming show. Hope to see lots of my good friends there.
I'm certain there are gazillion books on American architecture, but I was fooling around with this illustration and thought it might make a neat cover.
SHOUT-OUT! to Terwiliger for passing along this jewel of a suggestion.
Page 1 goes like this:
DEVON WENT A-WALKING
TO SEE WHAT HE COULD DRAW
HE HAD A SIMPLE PLAN TO SKETCH
EVERYTHING HE SAW.
If you think you can maintain the rhyme scheme and rhythm, contirbute a verse! (HINT: the more visual, the better.)
ANOTHER HINT: Keep it to ONE verse so the story path seems a bit more random. It develops breathing space for the next one. HEE HEE!
Well, ladies and gents, according to Moveable Type, this post is my one thousandth. What can I say except YOU GUYS are the reason I'm out here flailing away. Has it been over two years? Seems like Allen and I retired just last week.
I've got my dry Tanqueray martini, lifting a glass to much, much more.
Avast, m' hearteys....'tis once again th' day of yawpin' like a buccaneer! Have at it, m' crew!
Some book ideas from Devon Cox...
The Guy With a Wig: An Epic Story of Guy With a Wig
Bad Words for Dummies
Runescape for Dummies
The Big Book of Animal Sounds
Where Your Food Goes
PacMan for Dummies
Facebook, Myspace and Shoutlife for Dummies
YouTube for Dummies
The first paragraph goes like this:
I have to admit, it was beautiful. The spit-shined soldiers doffed their black peaked caps just like they were ordered to, exposing their razor-cut pates to the gentle rain. The lacrimose bureaucrats, shuffling along the parapet with a studied pathos, mumbled among themselves about the latest poll numbers burning a hole in the front pages. And there I was, an old anarchist who knew too much and cared too little, sprawled on the marbled steps of St. Stephen's, leaking blood in artful pools amid shattered limbs no one was going to put back together.
The new cartoon for Allen Forkum's newspaper in Nashville. Buster McNutt's column is about how home-owner associations tend to rely on intimidation techniques to make sure DER NEIGHBORHOOT maintains street curb attractiveness.
Tossing a copy of the United Nations Security Council charter, Moammar was feeling frisky this week during his impassioned UN speech.
I always thought it was a shame that Toole left us with only one novel while he was alive. His "A Confederacy Of Dunces" is a wonderful comedy classic that follows the hapless (and gaseous) exploits of Ignatius J. Reilly, trouble maker extraordinaire, among the odd-ball environs of New Orleans.
Can you imagine a book where Ignatious is cut loose among the passionate, secretive denizens of Venice? Total chaos.
This is the October cover I did for Allen Forkum's Automotive Report.
(A shout-out to Terwiliger for this quote suggestion.)
John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.