April 23, 2014

Life is too short for traffic...

Chris Gall
“It is more fun to drive a slow car fast than to drive a fast car slow.”
Abner Perney
Guy Stauber
"Automobiles are not ferocious.... it is man who is to be feared."
Robbins B. Stoeckel
C.F. Payne
"Walking isn't a lost art — one must, by some means, get to the garage."
Evan Esar
Paul Cox
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."
-Steven Wright
John Mattos
"Money may not buy happiness, but I'd rather cry in a Jaguar than on a bus."
Françoise Sagan
Gary Kelley
"A driver is a king on a vinyl bucket-seat throne, changing direction with the turn of a wheel, changing the climate with a flick of the button, changing the music with the switch of a dial."
- Andrew Malcolm
Goni Montes
"The car has become a secular sanctuary for the individual, his shrine to the self, his mobile Walden Pond."
Edward McDonagh
Michal Dziekan
"No other man-made device since the shields and lances of ancient knights fulfills a man's ego like an automobile."
- Lord Rootes
Orlando Arocena
"The car has become... an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete."/font>

Marshall McLuhan
Mark T. Smith
"And I, I took the road less traveled by. I was using a GPS system."
Robert Brault
Tim Bower
"A commuter tie-up consists of you - and people who for some reason won't use public transit."
- Robert Brault
Niklas Asker
“Life is too short for traffic." 
Dan Bellack
Bill Sanderson
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG."
- Bill Gates
James Bennett
"Have you ever noticed? Anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac."
George Carlin
Ted Wright
"Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer. "
- Author Unknown
David Johnson
"The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it."
Dudley Moore
Ricardo Martinez
"Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do. "
Jason Love
Mark Summers
"And then the car was beside him, not idling but panting like a deadly animal which may or may not be tamed." 
Stephen King
André Kutscherauer
"Two-hundred forty horsepower isn't enough to move me anymore. Enough to move my body, yes, but not my soul."
S.A. Sachs
Maria Corte Maidagan
"If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend."
Doug Larson
Kent Barton
"Everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car."
E.B. White
Chase Stone
"The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man."
Marshall McLuhan

April 21, 2014

Michal Dziekan - The Bunny Situation

Happy Easter from Michal Dziekan

Ricardo Martinez - Gabriel García Márquez, a tribute

In honor of legendary Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez (Love in the Time of Cholera, 100 Years of Solitude) who passed away last week, Ricardo Martinez illustrated his portrait. 

April 17, 2014

Goni Montes - Robocop

Yes, Robocop is getting what looks to be an awesome comic book reboot to be released in only a few short months. In honor of Goni's birthday (which was yesterday), Ian Brill wrote up a blog feature on him. Read it here

April 15, 2014

Tran Nguyen - Insects of Love, Tor.com

Tran Nguyen's first illustration for Tor.com for short story Insects of Love was also just accepted into Spectrum 21! Congratulations! 

Guy Stauber - Captain America Winter Soldier

Guy Stauber illustrated posters for Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Epic posters for an epic film from an epic artist. 

Edward Kinsella - Johnny Cash, Rolling Stone

Edward Kinsella drew this portrait of Johnny Cash for Rolling Stone's record review of his lost album "Out Among the Stars". 

Take a look at his Black Sabbath RS illustration here

April 9, 2014

Jason Seiler - John Malkovich, New York Observer

Quite a departure from their usual caricatured covers, Jason Seiler did this amazing portrait of actor John Malkovich for the New York Observer. 

Orlando Arocena - Captain America: Winter Soldier

Stunning poster concept by Orlando Arocena for Marvel's Captain America: Winter Soldier. Purchase a print here

I've fallen and I can't get up!

Goni Montes
"He danced with the sky instead, and the sky dropped him like a rotten plum.”
Laini Taylor
James Bennett
"Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects."
Dave Barry
Chase Stone
"Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs."
Rudyard Kipling
David Palumbo
"The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff."
Ambrose Bierce
C.F. Payne
"Life is like riding a bicycle: you don't fall off unless you stop pedaling."
Claude Pepper
Douglas Smith
"You may hate gravity, but gravity doesn't care."
- Clayton Christensen
Mark T. Smith
"Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight For the greatest tragedy of them all Is never to feel the burning light."
Oscar Wilde
Ricardo Martinez
"Our present time is indeed a criticizing and critical time, hovering between the wish, and the inability to believe. Our complaints are like arrows shot up into the air at no target: and with no purpose they only fall back upon our own heads and destroy ourselves."
- William Temple
Dongyun Lee
"It will free man from the remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet."
Wernher von Braun
Michal Dziekan
"Jump, and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall."
Ray Bradbury
Rudy Gutierrez
"Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why."
- Bernard Baruch
Bill Sanderson
“The greatest glory in living
lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.” 
Nelson Mandela
Gregory Manchess
"And falling's just another way to fly.” 
- Emilie Autumn
David Johnson
"If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?"
Steven Wright
Mark Summers
"So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground."
Oprah Winfrey
Orlando Arocena
"Vertigo is the conflict between the fear of falling and the desire to fall."
Salman Rushdie
Paul Cox
"If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up."
Les Brown
Tim Bower
"Dr. Ryan Stone: Either I make it down there in one piece and I have one hell of a story to tell...or I burn up in the next ten minutes. Either way, whichever way...no harm, no foul! Because either way...it'll be on helluva ride." 
Gravity, 2013
Patrick Arrasmith
"The lower you fall, the higher you'll fly."
Chuck Palahniuk
Patrick Arrasmith
"Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward."
Victor Kiam Forrest