Monday, April 02, 2007

Society Advertising & Institutional Opening

Friday was the last installment of the Society's annual: Adverting, Institutional, and Unpublished. It must have been a great time -- most of my pictures have people's mouths gaping with laughter, I didn't get home until 3:30am, and somehow Michael Deas agreed to strip the ugly paint off of the copper window casing in my office. This segment of the show is often more enjoyable than the Book & Editorial part -- fewer crowds and other activities surrounding the event enable you to actually talk to people that you just barely say "Hi" to at the earlier show. I spent a nice amount of time talking to Mark Summers (who is hard at work on a robot/woman for a non-fiction Tor book and Lassie for our sister company Feiwel & Friends), Jim Bennett, Michael Deas, Steve Stroud, and others. Tim O'Brien deserves a huge round of applause for chairing a great annual and upping the bar in some aspects. He was visibly relieved to hand the mantel over to Peter de Seve, chair of Illustrators 50.

Mark Summers' portrait of Anna May Wong. Yuko Shimizu. Etienne Delessert's star-eating frog for the infamous Dellas Graphics Frog Folio.

Mark Summers and me, Peter De Seve and Jim Bennett, Tiffany Prothero and Scott Altman. Michael Deas. Steve Stroud.


Jorge Mascarenhas said...

Etienne's piece is just a beauty!

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donatillo said...

this is wonderfull work ! It brings magic in my mind to see such brilliant work of paintings !