Tuesday, March 31, 2009

OX BAKER- 1 old angry wrestler

He is the guy Kurt Russel has to fight in Escape from NY.
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He is OX- BAKER wrestling legend.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Yes I doodle!

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And some times Doodles lead to bigger and better things. I drew this after my film expressionism class let out early after the final exam. I sat in the room, an empty theater drawing alone.

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My portfolio teacher Robert Goldstrom (a terrific illustrator and an amazing artist) recommended I put this in my portfolio. It made it into the illustration annual and that book was sent out to all of the major illustration houses and advertising agencies.

The after math of this was- First I got a call, and my first major illustration job, from Weiden + Kennedy, they wanted to use it as a billboard (That job led to another gig doing illustrations for ESPN X-games).
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Then It won first prize in a student scholarship competition at The Society of Illustrators. Then Brad Holland called me and asked me if he would use it in a book he was putting out for the Illustration conference. Naturally I said yes!

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It was a crazy and absolutely great time and I am so grateful for all of the people I met through the experience and especially to Robert Goldstrom for encouraging me to include the drawing, and Catherine Johnson for all of her support and kindness and of course Brad Holland for being such a great guy. It meant so much to me, and it was so affirming to have all of this happen before I was even out of school a year.

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And it just goes to show you, you never know how far a doodle will take you!

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One love,
James

PS-- http://www.robertgoldstrom.com/

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The country corpse, the national debt and life in general (with girls)

A long time ago, I drew a picture of a boy dying in a field. I was on the bus. I was sad.

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I find this catalog strangely terrifying. She's got a smile as genuine as happy and as joyful as a punch in the face. Striped Blouse Page 4.

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I don't know where or when I drew this but I finished it. I love John Goodman.

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Some guy.

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With a ruler.

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Cartoons.

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John Goodman Finished.

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Kate Moss bares her soul in New York Magazine.

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Life is a miracle (with pearls),
James

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Your grandmother smells of melon, and I like it.

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I had a cold so I had to take medication.

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My sister and her boyfriend John bought me a FOLDING POCKET COMB. This made me happy.

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I was drawing a coffee machine that has probably been broken since 1983.

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Some one left this strange note over the air conditioner in the break room. It looks like it has been there for years.

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This is the life.

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This is a quick drawing of a real package of supplements for TEENS from the early 2000's.



I am celebrating my one year anniversary- I have gone a year with out alcohol and a year with out passing out from low blood sugar. The two tended to go hand in hand.

Life is good. I like the 09's.

James
JAJAC

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