One of my favorite contemporary writers, Michael Chabon, never wrote a book with this particular title, but I had fun supposing the possibility. He writes in a quirky, imaginative style that highlights eccentric behavior in odd circumstances. His prose is filled with sharp metaphors and poignant turns of phrase. I think it would be more than interesting if he told the story of a pensioner, a Holocaust survivor, ending his days in coastal Maine where he is visited by old acquaintances anxious to get in the last word.
If you're not familiar with Chabon's work, may I recommend "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay", "Wonder Boys" and "The Yiddish Policemen's Union".
I'm always a bit envious of those who read my favorite books for the first time because I miss the thrill of discovery that awaits new fans.
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This is what the November issue of Automotive Report looks like at the moment. The cover story is about attracting and attaining sales idea for the industry.
I'll post the finished piece later on.
Transformation is a wonderful thing. What starts as some loosely organized lines develops into a full fledged, fleshed out concept. Whew!
I darkened the bottom third to provide contrast for lighter headline graphics.
20" x 20"
watercolor on paper
An effective way to enliven original artwork is preparing a space that exploits its' best features. In this case, my landscape watercolor is rather monochromatic with a touch of red, while the viewing area is rather warm. The contrast is thought-provoking and energizes a room.
I was a little disappointed when this recent pencil didn't impress the art director for a small magazine in New Jersey. He thought it was too scary. That's why they call them "roughs".
I believe that sentiment applies to drawing, too.
The 2012 Giants had to win 6 elimination play-off games to get to the World Series. They seemed dead in the water and they just kept staggering on.
This would be a collection of short stories that take place around the Baja Peninsula.
SPOILER ALERT: CCR's "Bad Moon On The Rise" is officially off the table. Y'all are better than that!
Wishing y'all creepy thrills and curdling chills this Halloween!
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.