Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Insurmountable feeling of Accomplishment!

The stage is now being set...

A Cop.
A Killer.
A King.
and the Tyranny of them all.

And that's merely the first day.

Soon, the world will tremble beneath the might of

Greatest impact made small

I'll be the first to admit, it feels great to have an imprint design... A stamp that signifies your work. My friend and work partner, Mack, went on sabbatical in China when he found an elderly engraver to do this. Since many people in Asia sign alot of their documents in stamp pads ( The family name is better than actually writing... Well, unless you're a master calligrapher, but I digress...), the engraver set about designing an original stamp that depicts the Blackwell name.

I think it kicks-ass ( what a great gift!), and as a result, I've committed the stamp to my absolute best work, as well as a few first conceptuals, to commemorate it.

Dedicated to Mack & Stella. I love you both.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Amazing... The End of the road is in sight!

Though I'm almost there, I can't help but look back over the years of all that has transpired during the creation of a series... Wow! Where FIERCE CREATURES is concerned, I have lost many a loved one in this: My father, my grandfather, my grandmother, my youngest sister, my 1st wife... I have gained friends and allies in the unlikeliest of places... I've gained children (who knew?)... I have watched my life unfold, collapse, unfold, collapse like an accordion...

And yet, I continue to find myself at the table night after night. And after a decade of stop and start, I'm about to complete a great achievement. To those who truly know me, maybe you'll now understand why I couldn't stop. I can't stop. If I did, all the pain and effort would've meant nothing--- and this work honors so many who left this world before me.

I am an artist and entertainer--- I will continue to BE these things--- I will continue to DO these things--- until its over. Nuff said.

It's almost time to introduce this to the world. Oddly enough, the world is fierce already, so this should come as no surprise to them--- except a different way of looking at it.

I'm still working on a scanner that'll do the job. I'm afraid with the surplus of unseen works I've amassed, I should buy two.

Soon, ladies and gentlemen, soon the wait will be completely over.
FIERCE CREATURES. And all the suffering that I've ever known and loved.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Simple, but terribly effective, advice...

" The best way to get started is to stop talking and begin doing"
- Walt Disney

" Your best teacher is your last mistake"
- Ralph Nader

" Many of us will never know the grandeur of creating a masterpiece in our
lifetime... But hey, at least we don't have to sweat the encore!"
- Rodney Blackwell aka RodBuddah