Illustrator – Schlammpeitziger http://schlammpeitziger.com/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 06:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://schlammpeitziger.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default.png Illustrator – Schlammpeitziger http://schlammpeitziger.com/ 32 32 Original Star Wars comics showcased at new University of Dundee exhibition https://schlammpeitziger.com/original-star-wars-comics-showcased-at-new-university-of-dundee-exhibition/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/original-star-wars-comics-showcased-at-new-university-of-dundee-exhibition/ Original comics including Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy are among the highlights of a new exhibition in Dundee. Fans can flock from a galaxy far, far away to the Tower Foyer Gallery at the University of Dundee to see some of the latest additions to its collections. These include a full-page Star Wars […]]]>

Original comics including Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy are among the highlights of a new exhibition in Dundee.

Fans can flock from a galaxy far, far away to the Tower Foyer Gallery at the University of Dundee to see some of the latest additions to its collections.

These include a full-page Star Wars comic by master illustrator Cam Kennedy, whose early work was the Commando comics he drew in the 1960s and 1970s.

The 77-year-old artist served as the illustrator for Star Wars: Dark Empire, Star Wars: Dark Empire II and most of the Star Wars: Boba Fett comic book series.

He also illustrated Empire 7 and the covers of Classic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back 2, Jabba the Hutt: The Gaar Suppoon Hit and Star Wars Tales 18.

Star Wars comics have been produced by various publishers since the first film hit the big screen in 1977 in a blaster fire.

Kennedy joined the Star Wars team in the 1990s and is also known for his work with Judge Dredd co-creator John Wagner on Outcasts and Batman for DC Comics.

The university has over 33,000 objects, works of art and specimens which are cared for by curator Matthew Jarron as a public museum service.

The poster for the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope

The Recent Acquisitions exhibit focuses on showcasing recent discoveries that the university has added to its museum collections.

Matthew said: “Thanks to DC Thomson, Dundee is of course one of the most notable centers of comic book production, so it’s fitting that we celebrate this amazing art form.

“We are also showing in the exhibition a wonderful political cartoon created for The Courier by Frank Coutts, a staff artist who also studied at the art school.

“It shows Winston Churchill arriving in Dundee for his first political campaign here in 1908.

“Coutts then created many more caricatures of Churchill, who was an increasingly unpopular MP for Dundee until 1922.”

Winston Churchill's cartoon presented at the exhibition.
Winston Churchill’s cartoon presented at the exhibition.

Matthew said other notable artworks in the exhibit included several objects that have been used by the university to make groundbreaking discoveries.

“Our collections keep growing and items come to us in a variety of ways,” he said.

“A lot of them come from the university itself – a department is going to do a vacuum and find some interesting artifacts hidden away in a closet somewhere.

“An interesting example of this is the first laptop featured in the exhibit.

“The Epsom HX-20 was released in 1982 and was the first portable computer.

“Ours was used by the famous physicist Peter Le Comber.

“His work on amorphous silicon with Walter Spear – which began in the 1970s – was instrumental in the development of liquid crystal displays for use in flat panel televisions, solar panels – and computers laptops!”

The Epsom HX-20.
The Epsom HX-20.

Many objects in the university’s collections are donations, including 100 design pieces created by Kathleen Butlin who studied at Dundee College of Art in the 1950s.

She graduated in 1954 with a degree in design.

Along with fellow graduate Moira Macgregor, who would later become a famous fashion illustrator, she received a travel grant which took them to Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice and Milan.

She then worked in the commercial design industry, creating eye-catching designs for a wide range of products, including tourist guides, cookie boxes, popsicles, plum pudding and even dried peas.

She died, aged 89, in 2021.

A commercial design by Mrs. Butlin for a chocolate bar wrapper.
A commercial design by Mrs. Butlin.

Matthew said: “Another unique gift came to us in 2021 from the famous pioneer of minimal access or keyhole surgery, Professor Sir Alfred Cuschieri, who first came to Dundee as a professor of surgery at Ninewells Medical School in 1976.

“It’s actually a bronze cast of his hands, made in art school when he retired in 2003.

“He later returned as Senior Scientific Advisor at the Ninewells Institute of Medical Science and Technology, a role he still holds today.”

The bronze cast of Sir Alfred's hands.
The bronze cast of Sir Alfred’s hands.

Matthew said some gifts might not seem very exciting at first, but a little research often reveals a fascinating story behind them.

“This pair of pince-nez belonged (according to the name on the case they came in) to a Dr Robert Miller of the Dundee Eye Dispensary, 80 Nethergate,” he said.

“There was a Dundee Eye Institute at 86 Nethergate, which later moved to 136 and survived until the 1980s.

“At first we thought they must be in the same place, but one of our volunteers looked into it and found that Miller seemed to have set up his dispensary in direct competition with the institute, and often got into trouble for stealing from his patients.

“He also regularly dragged his own patients to debtors’ court for non-payment of their bills.

“He always conducted his own business and visitors to the court could be assured of ‘good entertainment’ when he was there!”

“The glasses were found at a car boot sale in the United States where someone bought them and sent them to us for the medical history museum.”

Dr. Miller's pince-nez, which were found in America.
Dr. Miller’s pince-nez, which were found in America.

Matthew added that the university also tries to purchase items from the annual degree shows to support and promote its students.

He said, “We have included several examples in the exhibit, including illustration, printmaking, textiles and jewelry.

“One of my favorites is a digital print by illustration student Jurgita Vasiliauskaite.

“Since graduating, Jurgita’s work has been seen in various locations around Dundee, including one of Lochee’s new murals.”

Utopia by Jurgita Vasiliauskaite.
Utopia by Jurgita Vasiliauskaite.

The university exhibition is held in the Tower Foyer Gallery Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 7pm until April 1.

Tickets can be purchased on the event website.

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Louis Wain’s Electric Life Struggles To Stay Afloat Amid Heavy Themes, But Remains A Tortured Artist’s Colorful Story https://schlammpeitziger.com/louis-wains-electric-life-struggles-to-stay-afloat-amid-heavy-themes-but-remains-a-tortured-artists-colorful-story/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 16:09:13 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/louis-wains-electric-life-struggles-to-stay-afloat-amid-heavy-themes-but-remains-a-tortured-artists-colorful-story/ Through Amelia Jacob, First year, English Literature I want to preface this review with a confession: I don’t like cats. Never, never will. I find their eyes scary, their sprays disgusting, and their arrogance irritating. I suspected this was going to be a problem when I discovered that Will Sharpe’s latest cinematic offering was a […]]]>

Through Amelia Jacob, First year, English Literature

I want to preface this review with a confession: I don’t like cats. Never, never will. I find their eyes scary, their sprays disgusting, and their arrogance irritating.

I suspected this was going to be a problem when I discovered that Will Sharpe’s latest cinematic offering was a biopic by Louis Wain, a Victorian artist who specialized in — you guessed it — cat paintings. Not just any cat paintings either, but obsessively detailed, anthropomorphized cat paintings that walk the fine line between eccentric and ridiculous.

Courtesy of IMDB

It’s clear why Sharpe is drawn to this subject. The Electric Life of Louis Wain follows the titular artist (Benedict Cumberbatch) through the years, spanning his young adulthood as an aspiring illustrator and inventor trying to support his large family, to his final years as a reclusive patient in a psychiatric hospital. His hesitant and unhappy romance with Emily de Claire Foy, his younger sisters’ eldest governess, sets off a series of events that will cement his status as a creative visionary, but will also result in the breakdown of his relationships, and ultimately his sanity.

Sharpe’s work has always been about the intersection of creativity and mental illness, and this film is no different. Both painfully anxious and highly talented, Wain lacks any business acumen that could improve his financial situation. Prolonged nightmarish sequences of shipwrecks and drownings repeat over a soaring score, interwoven with the tale of his gradual descent into poverty. It’s torture to watch, especially because it feels so avoidable.

Courtesy of IMDB

The fundamental flaw of The Electric Life of Louis Wain is that once these events begin to occur, their catastrophic consequences multiply, growing larger and larger, until even the film’s cutesy message – “Electricity is love !” – can outweigh their depressing weight on the narrative.

Despite this, The Electric Life of Louis Wain is undeniably beautiful. It is found at its best in the dreamy, pastel depiction of a new love at the start of the film, and in the quiet, understated humor of the Wain family interactions. Often particular shots stop and swirl delicately, the lines of the character figures bleeding into each other like an oil paint.

Courtesy of IMDB

The dynamic between Foy and Cumberbatch is also both subtle and sweet. Both actors do what they do best: Claire Foy plays the Queen if she was a Victorian governess, and Benedict Cumberbatch plays Sherlock if he could draw. Their good, reliable performance isn’t that impressive, but is still nice to look at.

To be honest, I expected to fall in love with The Electric Life of Louis Wain the way I fell in love with other works by Will Sharpe. He didn’t earn the same place in my heart as flowers (2016-18), and I still don’t like cats, but I can appreciate them a bit more after watching this movie.

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The Toronto artist behind the campaign to make Fred VanVleet a star https://schlammpeitziger.com/the-toronto-artist-behind-the-campaign-to-make-fred-vanvleet-a-star/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 20:03:45 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/the-toronto-artist-behind-the-campaign-to-make-fred-vanvleet-a-star/ Fred VanVleet has been on an absolute radiator lately. Make no mistake: The 6’1” guard has been successful all season since taking over from Kyle Lowry as the Raptors’ general, leading the team in scoring while leading the league in minutes per game. But since returning from a COVID-induced layoff that included two missed games […]]]>

Fred VanVleet has been on an absolute radiator lately.

Make no mistake: The 6’1” guard has been successful all season since taking over from Kyle Lowry as the Raptors’ general, leading the team in scoring while leading the league in minutes per game. But since returning from a COVID-induced layoff that included two missed games due to entering league health and safety protocols and two postponements in late December, Steady Freddy has upped things d ‘a notch.

In fact, cut it several times – during a string that didn’t coincide with the Raps snatching the season’s best six consecutive Ws, VanVleet recorded a jaw-dropping 30.3 ppg, 6.5 apg and 4.8 rpg on his way to earning his first career triple-double and his first career Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

The recent tear came at the perfect time for the Raptors and VanVleet, as Rockford’s Finest pushes for another career first: his first All-Star Game selection.

“Don’t think he doesn’t,” Casey Bannerman told me with a laugh, when we recently talked about the Toronto-based artist/illustrator’s latest project, a collaboration with VanVleet’s boutique FVV intended to promote Fred’s All-Star. to push. “Fred has been unreal. It’s amazing to see what he does night after night.

While Bannerman is quick to point out that VanVleet has always been “an ‘everything the team needs’ type of guy” as opposed to a “numbers type”, recent numbers have been pretty unmistakable. Still, even though VanVleet has lit up the league, he currently ranks eighth among Eastern Conference guards. in fan voting for the All-Star Game– behind the likes of Derrick Rose (who missed much of the season with an ankle injury) and Kyrie Irving (same, except in his case it’s because of the anti-vax stance to Irving’s galactic brain).

This disrespect, along with VanVleet’s recent play, helped spur the #DidYouBetOnFred? campaign, Bannerman said, pointing to the relative lack of media attention the Raptors guard has received south of the border despite his recent hot streak. That’s nothing new, of course, for Fred or Raptors fans, though there are signs that slowly begin to change with each 30-point explosion.

“Being here in Canada, you have to really push to be like, ‘Hey guys, just so you know, this person accepts Numbers.’ ”

Just compare Fred’s coverage to that of fellow Western Conference Player of the Week Ja Morant, Bannerman said. “There’s not even a comparable buzz in the American media around a guy like Fred, who, if you compare the numbers, they’re really, really close.”

Then again, VanVleet has created an entire brand to not be overlooked (literally) – and this season in particular, it feels like he’s finally starting to cash all those chips on his shoulder as he tries to move on. undrafted underdog to NBA All-Star, an unlikely arc that Bannerman and VanVleet used for their latest collab, a limited-edition long-sleeve shirt encouraging fans to “bet on Fred.”

“Obviously Fred is always going to try to be the best player he can be. But once I realized this All-Star business was very serious, that’s when I approached Fred and his team,” Bannerman recalled “I thought maybe a long sleeve is a good layering piece that people can wear at home and take a picture of themselves, because we all watch the games from home anyway. , is not it?”

From there, Bannerman and VanVleet and his team went through a few different iterations of the design, including one of Fred showing off the chipped tooth he picked up in the 2019 NBA Finals. just a bunch of stuff on the wall and you see what works,” he laughed. In the end, they settled on the retro “Undrafted All-Star” design seen above, paired with FVV’s now-iconic dice (with 2s and 3s front and center for #23, of course). “I wanted it to almost look like an action movie from the late 80s and early 90s.”

“We had to go really fast,” he said. “I knew that fan voting ended on January 22… I was like, oh, I need to get this into people’s hands as soon as possible.” The response has been great so far – the shirts are basically sold out, according to Bannerman, though they may make more available for pre-order to (hopefully) celebrate VanVleet’s impending All-Star selection, whether it’s eventually elected by fans or by coaches as a reserve.

It helped that the two were longtime collaborators; Bannerman also designed the personalized backpacks that VanVleet recently distributed to at-risk youth in Toronto, as well as the toques, socks and gloves distributed in the winter care kits as part of the “Heart of the City” initiative. by VanVleet. (Bannerman and the FVV shop team also collaborated on a shirt commemorating Fred’s ‘big dice’ celebration a la Sam Cassell in November. “I remember going, ‘Yo, well, let’s pay this fine,” he laughed. “They did super well. A bunch of players got them too.”)

“I think that’s why Fred and I have been such a good cultural fit,” Bannerman said, explaining that the two share a similar work ethic. “We started with a little project two years ago, for his clothing company. And I think I must have brought him about 20 designs. I was like, ‘OK, do you want to see one? I’ll show you 20. I’m going to show you a whole collection of them.”

“I think from that point on he was like, ‘OK, this guy is real. Like, he’s not kidding.

In fact, it was VanVleet’s early endorsement that Bannerman says gave him the confidence to bet on himself and pursue art full-time. As a child, he grew up hanging around the back of his parents’ clothing store in Peterborough, sketching to pass the time. “There was just an abundance of these BIC Cristal pens and old pieces of paper with commands on the other side. So I just sat there and drew,” he recalls. But there was never really thought of as a potential career.” In practice, it didn’t seem like something I could make a lot of money with. Everybody, the teachers, anybody in my life said, “That’s great, but you need a plan B.” And then when you hear enough of that, you don’t think your plan A is a plan A anymore.

A quarter-life crisis at age 30 led Bannerman back into art, and as a rabid NBA fan and Raps subscription holder, he slowly built a following on Instagram with his Raptors art. . “I used to do these Photoshops that were so dumb, looking back on it now, but it would be like DeMar and Terrence Ross as Ricky Bobby and [John C. Reilly], from Talladega Nights. And then DeMar reposted that. Over time, he developed his now iconic comic book-inspired style: “Drawing basketball players, I realized that, for me, there was no closer equivalent to Superman’s cape than a basketball jersey with your name on it.”

Then, during the 2018/2019 season, MLSE and the Raptors presented Art of the North, a Raptors-themed art exhibit that Bannerman participated in. tagged him, and he contacted me directly and was like, ‘I need this for my clothing line. It’s cool.’ He never ended up having this [specific] room. But it led to our professional relationship.

“To this day, I’m so grateful to Fred for making me realize that I can make this not just my career, but a lucrative career that supports my family.”

Image via Tieja MacLaughlin

These days, Bannerman designs everything from apparel to prints to custom hand-drawn jerseys for a client list that includes a number of NBA players – insert Drake’s obligatory quote here “Start with the low”.

He worked for VanVleet’s backcourt predecessor, Kyle Lowry (a Villanova jersey framed with art from Lowry and his sons), and Norman Powell, to commemorate the former Raptors’ time in the 6ix after being traded to Portland last year. “It was quite touching. His family contacted me saying that he had always loved my jerseys and hoped to see one someday. In 2020, he collaborated with Toronto jeweler Shuly Eizicovics to create a pendant commemorating Pascal Siakam’s late father (“What’s really cool about this piece is that I can tell it really means something to him because he wears it all the time,” I was told. he says.)

“There are times when you’re a little starstruck, that’s for sure,” Bannerman said of his celebrity clients, though for the most part he tries not to fanboy too much. “But I’m not going to pretend that sometimes it’s not super cool. I had a thing with Jayson Tatum where I gave him a jersey recently,” he recalled with a laugh. “This time, I can’t even pretend that I was cool. I was not.”

And, yes, Bannerman still enjoys seeing his work out in the wild, whether it’s a walk through a tunnel or a social media post. Or, in the case of his latest collaboration with VanVleet, on the Raptors show. “Thanks to Matt and Jack, they pulled it off.”

Don’t be surprised if you see some of VanVleet’s teammates wearing the undrafted All-Star jerseys between now and the 22nd, either. “We gave them to his teammates. Can’t say too much, but some OVO guys got them. That’s all I’ll say for now,” he teased. “Certain media in Toronto and outside Toronto. The guys from the “All the Smoke” podcast, Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes. Dallas Green from City and Color and Alexisonfire. A group of people.”

“Things like that, you just put it in people’s hands and hope they wear it,” he continued. “But mostly, I just want people to vote for Fred. Take him to the All-Star Game. He’s an amazing person, and he’s an amazing basketball player, more importantly.

“It’s a great unifier to have everyone behind this and to have this guy who was not drafted for the All-Star Game. Fred’s story, it’s something in which I think that we all kind of see ourselves being the underdog and proving others wrong.

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Pokémon TCG Japan Star Birth Preview: Honchkrow Alt Art https://schlammpeitziger.com/pokemon-tcg-japan-star-birth-preview-honchkrow-alt-art/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:02:11 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/pokemon-tcg-japan-star-birth-preview-honchkrow-alt-art/ | This week the Pokémon TCG will release the next Japanese set, star birth, which starts 2022 with a Sinnoh focus. Star Birth will kick off the VSTAR mechanic with cards featuring Charizard, Shaymin, Arceus, and Whimsicott. The set, the first major release of the year, will serve as part of the basis for the […]]]>

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This week the Pokémon TCG will release the next Japanese set, star birth, which starts 2022 with a Sinnoh focus. Star Birth will kick off the VSTAR mechanic with cards featuring Charizard, Shaymin, Arceus, and Whimsicott. The set, the first major release of the year, will serve as part of the basis for the upcoming English expansion, Sword and shield – shining stars which will be released in February 2022. Here we cover the English and Japanese versions on Bleeding Cool, as the Japanese settings will give us a glimpse into the future of what’s to come for international releases. Today, let’s take a look at two of the first rare secrets we can see from Star birth: Alternate art from Lumineon V and Roseanne’s full support art trainer supporter.

Shiny star cards. Credit: Pokémon TCG

One of the few Alternative Arts in which we operate star birth focuses on Honchkrow. Now, when it comes to Lumineon alt art, I was unabashedly happy to see a Pokemon that doesn’t normally get major attention take center stage in this new set. Now it’s not correct because Lumineon is neglected but because it has been treated with killer artwork. This is unfortunately not the case with Honchkrow’s Alternate Art. I reserve the right to be blown away when I see this in person when I start cracking packs of Sword and shield – shining stars, but neither the Honchkrow depiction nor the background do much to win over collectors here. Full Art Captures path more personality, so I’m crossing my fingers to pull that one off instead. I would have personally preferred to see a species like Shaymin get this Alternate Art slot but, if Honchkrow was the only way, it would have been nice to see the illustrator depict the Pokemon in an interesting way to elicit some kind of emotion the like most Alts do. Alas!

Stay tuned for more Pokémon TCG daily news right here at Bleeding Cool! You can follow our star birth cover using our official label for the set and our Sword and shield – shining stars cover using this tag for the whole.

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Domenico Gnoli, particular perfectionist | Apollo Review https://schlammpeitziger.com/domenico-gnoli-particular-perfectionist-apollo-review/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 12:52:31 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/domenico-gnoli-particular-perfectionist-apollo-review/ The wristwatch in Domenico Gnoli’s 1969 painting of the same name barely registers – a simple crescent moon-shaped ribbon, in the lower left corner. Covering the watch face and dominating the artwork is the sleeve of a gray herringbone suit jacket; it rests against the front panel of the garment, creating two planes of delicate […]]]>

The wristwatch in Domenico Gnoli’s 1969 painting of the same name barely registers – a simple crescent moon-shaped ribbon, in the lower left corner. Covering the watch face and dominating the artwork is the sleeve of a gray herringbone suit jacket; it rests against the front panel of the garment, creating two planes of delicate zigzags, one horizontal and the other slightly inclined.

At first, the close-up, tightly cropped painting of the forearm of a man in a suit seems straightforward. But the more you look, the more the enlarged details – the three sleeve buttons, the thin pocket opening, the grainy texture created by the mixture of acrylic and sand, and the endless zigzags with their slight imperfections – acquire an aura hypnotic. The magnetism of the fragment amplifies the lost whole, forcing the viewer to confront the lack of context and perhaps even reconstruct it, much like an archaeologist unearthing a shard of pottery.

Armchair No. 2 (1967), Domenico Gnoli. National Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
Image: © Domenico Gnoli, SIAE/DACS, London 2022

Gnoli (1933-1970) is best known for these paintings, in which he explores a new reality by isolating details from daily life. They are the centerpiece of the Fondazione Prada’s “Domenico Gnoli” retrospective. And with good reason: begun in 1964, six years before the artist’s untimely death, this line of work represents a departure from the narrative illustrations and set designs that had been his bread and butter. As Italian archaeologist and art historian Salvatore Settis puts it in his essay in a book accompanying the exhibition, Gnoli has developed “an idiom of painting all its own.”

Spread over two levels, the exhibition opens with more than 70 Gnoli paintings on the first floor, grouped by subject. There’s an entire wall of shoes, for example, and another with torsos and outlines of bodies in bed, hidden under patterned blankets. Almost all of them are large scale, with sharp focus and photographic framing. Even those that offer a broader perspective – The elevator (1967) shows an empty elevator in the fading light, and Model (1967) features a cream, wood paneled slice of wall against which stand a group of people, heads and legs out of frame, and another seated group with only their slicked back hair showing – tends to depict a suspended reality, often characterized by absence. There is always something out of frame that the viewer can only guess at.

Model (1967), Domenico Gnoli.  Private collection.

Model (1967), Domenico Gnoli. Private collection. Image: © Domenico Gnoli, SIAE/DACS, London 2022

The effect of this assemblage of Gnoli paintings is not a little melancholy, partly because of the inherent absence of these works but more so because the immense talent on display makes one wonder what he could have accomplished if his flourishing career had not been interrupted. short. (Another absence is also worth noting: curator and art critic Germano Celant, who was the driving force behind the exhibition, died in April 2020 from coronavirus.)

Taken in isolation, such a comprehensive collection of the artist’s paintings is in itself remarkable. Yet in true retrospective form, the second half of the show complements Gnoli’s artistic endeavors, showcasing his accomplishments as a set designer and illustrator. Child of a ceramist and art historian, Gnoli very early embraced drawing and painting. He caused a sensation for the first time in 1955, when, at the age of 22, he designed the sets and costumes for William Shakespeare. As you like it at the Old Vic in London. From 1959 he lived between Paris, London, Rome and New York, where he worked as an illustrator for magazines and other publications. An abundance of archival material, including drawings, sketches, books, exhibition catalogs and murals, traces his unique trajectory.

After the eerily quiet detail on the first floor, it’s invigorating to see so much action, both depicted and implied – what Gnoli called the “decoration”. In many of his imaginative designs, people are crammed into every nook and cranny. In one of his illustrations for Richard Austin Smith’s article “Cape Canaveral, Industry’s Trial by Fire” (Fortune, June 6, 1962), reporters and cameramen are crammed into a field in anticipation of a rocket launch. In a design for Waverley Root’s The cuisine of Italy (New York, 1968), it depicts a bustling market in ancient Rome.

People are also at the forefront in the theatrical designs of Gnoli. As he constructs an inspired world for the actors on stage, he is also concerned with the viewer – off-stage humanity, much like off-stage humanity in his paintings – as evidenced by his drawings of onlookers. ‘Apollo Theater (1962) and in his set design model for The Lily of Toledo Ballet (vs. 1957-1958), an arena where the audience is more captivating than the venue. As the artist wrote in a letter to Ted Riley, “an audience may not be necessary for the introspective mystic, but it is vital for the magician, the wonder-maker.”

With his stage designs and illustrations as a starting point, the road to his final destination – if Gnoli paintings can be called that – becomes clear. While the subject of the fresco The tavern (1963) is similar to his narrative illustrations, it has the grain, achieved by mixing paint (oil, tempera, acrylic) with glue and sand, which became a defining element of his pictorial practice. Additionally, the artist’s “bestiary” illustrations draw on some of the objects he has painted, embellishing them with fantastical beasts: a whining rhino napping in an elevator, for example, and a snail lounging on a sofa.

Returning to the first part of the show – which is the only way out – brings a new appreciation for the blend of distance and intimacy, the interplay between fantasy and reality, that embodies Gnoli’s work. At its core, his art draws the viewer’s attention to the sensuality and carnal theater of everyday life. And in this way, it does not perfectly match a particular style. While his paintings can be understood in relation to Pop art, he only crossed paths with the movement rather than seeking a home in it. Likewise with the other labels often applied to his work, from minimalism to hyperrealism, from abstraction to surrealism – he learned but never fully assimilated these artistic languages.

As Gnoli himself explained in an interview with JeanLuc Daval for The Journal of Geneva, “My themes come from the world around me, from familiar situations, from everyday life; because I never actively intervene against the object, I experience the magic of its presence. Unlike Pop’s celebration of consumer culture, his paintings illuminate the objects in question. And though they can border on abstraction – it’s easy to become so engrossed in a dot, a pattern or even a color that you almost forget what you’re looking at – his paintings revere the mundane, which is charged with a force vital just out of sight.

‘Domenico Gnoli’ is at the Fondazione Prada, Milan, until February 27, 2022.

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Umbrella Academy Season 3 Storyboard Teases An Emotional Scene https://schlammpeitziger.com/umbrella-academy-season-3-storyboard-teases-an-emotional-scene/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 19:13:00 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/umbrella-academy-season-3-storyboard-teases-an-emotional-scene/ Umbrella Academy showrunner Steve Blackman shared a new storyboard for the upcoming Season 3, featuring Allison during a dark moment. The Umbrella Academy Showrunner Steve Blackman shared a new storyboard for the upcoming Season 3, featuring Allison during a dark moment. The Netflix superhero series stars Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert […]]]>

Umbrella Academy showrunner Steve Blackman shared a new storyboard for the upcoming Season 3, featuring Allison during a dark moment.

The Umbrella Academy Showrunner Steve Blackman shared a new storyboard for the upcoming Season 3, featuring Allison during a dark moment. The Netflix superhero series stars Elliot Page, Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher and Justin H. Min. The third season will debut on the streaming service later in 2022.

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 threw the remaining Hargreeves children into a strange new world. After preventing the apocalypse and escaping an onslaught from Commission agents in the 1960s, Vanya (Page), Luther (Hopper), Diego (Castañeda), Allison (Raver-Lampman), Klaus (Sheehan) and Five (Gallagher) return to the present day, where it appears the Academy was never destroyed and their adoptive father Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore) never died. The children soon piece together a disturbing truth, realizing this is not the present they left behind, the academy calling itself Sparrow Academy and Ben (Min) apparently deceased being alive and named Sparrow Number 2. After that posters teasing Sparrow Academy have been released, showrunner Blackman has teased fans yet again with a grim glimpse into the season ahead.

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Posting on his personal Instagram, Blackman shared a panel of a Season 3 storyboard featuring Allison. In the panel, a close-up of Allison shows Umbrella Academy number 3 crying for herself in a moving moment centered on her. Blackman credited illustrator Nimit Malavia for the storyboard, labeling the artist and calling him “the greatest living storyboard artist”. The showrunner also tagged the Umbrella Academy, Netflix Geeked, Universal Concept Productions, Dark Horse Comics and Sparrow Academy accounts. Check out Blackman’s post below.


Filming for Season 3 wrapped up in August 2021, with Blackman sharing a video of the cast and crew offering heartfelt messages to celebrate their work on the season. Season 3 will see the original Umbrella Academy take on the mysterious new Sparrow Academy created by Reginald Hargreeves following their ’60s adventure, with Justin Cornell, Min, Britne Oldford, Jake Epstein, Genesis Rodriguez and Cassie David playing Marcus, Ben, Fei, Alphonso, Sloane and Jayme respectively. The seventh member of the Sparrow Academy, Christopher, is a telekinetic cube capable of giving advice, icy powers, and scaring enemies.


With the Hargreeves family, fans fell in love in the first 2 seasons of The Umbrella Academy Back in a world where they never existed like before, Allison has perhaps the most to lose in this rewritten world. Despite the end of the apocalypse and the use of her powers, Allison still had unresolved issues today, such as her relationship with her daughter, Claire (Coco Assad). With Claire potentially never existing in this world thanks to the interference of the Umbrella Academy and Reginald in choosing others for her Academy, is it possible that Allison hasn’t received more devastating news yet?


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Spider-Man Bundle brings together films by Maguire, Garfield and Holland https://schlammpeitziger.com/spider-man-bundle-brings-together-films-by-maguire-garfield-and-holland/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 23:13:32 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/spider-man-bundle-brings-together-films-by-maguire-garfield-and-holland/ Vudu’s new Spider-Man bundle features the Sam Raimi trilogy, Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man films, and the MCU trilogy directed by Tom Holland. Vudu announced a brand new Spider Man bundle, which includes Sam Raimi Spider Man Marc Webb trilogy The Amazing Spider-Man movies and the three Sony / Marvel Spider Man projects with Tom […]]]>

Vudu’s new Spider-Man bundle features the Sam Raimi trilogy, Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man films, and the MCU trilogy directed by Tom Holland.

Vudu announced a brand new Spider Man bundle, which includes Sam Raimi Spider Man Marc Webb trilogy The Amazing Spider-Man movies and the three Sony / Marvel Spider Man projects with Tom Holland.

the Spider Man 8-Movie Collection is available for pre-order now from the Vudu Movies & TV Store. The collection costs $ 59.99 and includes Spider-Man 1, 2 and 3 with Maguire; The Incredible Spider-Man 1 and 2 with Andrew Garfield; and Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home and Spider-Man: No Path Home with Tom Holland.

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Although the 8-movie collection does not have an official digital release date, Vudu initially told DigitalTrends that the pack will be available when No way home arrives on the platform on February 28. However, this release date has yet to be confirmed by Sony or Disney, and has since been removed from the Vudu Movies & TV Store list.

Vudu’s announcement Spider Man bundle comes in the wake of the massive success of Spider-Man: No Path Home, which sees Maguire, Garfield, and Holland’s versions of the character first meet onscreen. While the involvement of Maguire and Garfield in No way home was only confirmed when the film hit theaters, Holland has since shared more details on what it was like to work with his fellow Spider-Men on set.


“You know Andrew and Tobey and I have had one of the most amazing experiences working together. We’re the only three people to ever play this character on the big screen, and it creates this brotherhood, this friendship, that passes. right after knowing each other, “the actor recently revealed. “We have a common experience that only the three of us have, and because of that connection the relationship we had on set – I’m sure it shows on screen – was like we were long lost brothers. . “

No way home has earned more than $ 609 million at the domestic box office since its release on Dec. 17, which placed it in the top 10 highest-grossing North American releases in history.


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Sony has yet to reveal the release date for the physical release of No way home, but Target is currently offering fans the option to pre-order the Target exclusive. Spider-Man: No Path Home (4K / UHD + Blu-ray + digital) for $ 28. In addition to including a variety of bonus features, Target’s Special Edition release features an exclusive cover designed by New York-based art director, illustrator and designer Cryssy Cheung who was inspired by the use of the magic of Doctor Strange in the movie.

Best Buy also recently shared an ad for Spider-Man: No Way Home’s Upcoming SteelBook release, which features covers depicting Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Jamie Foxx’s Electro, and Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus alongside Tom Holland’s Peter Parker.


Spider-Man: No Path Home is in theaters now, while Vudu’s 8-Movie Spider Man The collection is available for pre-order now and priced at $ 59.99.

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She-Hulk, Black Knight & More Get Breathtaking Peach Momoko Portraits https://schlammpeitziger.com/she-hulk-black-knight-more-get-breathtaking-peach-momoko-portraits/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 22:20:00 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/she-hulk-black-knight-more-get-breathtaking-peach-momoko-portraits/ Famous cover artist Peach Momoko is back with four jaw-dropping portraits of She-Hulk, Black Knight, Jane Foster and more. Artist Momoko fishing unveiled stunning new portraits of Dark Knight, She-Hulk and others. Momoko has become one of the most exciting illustrators working in comics today and these stunning portraits reveal why. She-Hulk and Black Knight […]]]>

Famous cover artist Peach Momoko is back with four jaw-dropping portraits of She-Hulk, Black Knight, Jane Foster and more.

Artist Momoko fishing unveiled stunning new portraits of Dark Knight, She-Hulk and others. Momoko has become one of the most exciting illustrators working in comics today and these stunning portraits reveal why. She-Hulk and Black Knight are on the verge of stardom, thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and these new portraits capture these characters on the eve of their breakthroughs.

Peach Momoko is an award-winning illustrator, winning both the Eisner 2021 and Ringo 2021 awards for best cover artist. Peach’s anime-themed covers have graced many Marvel titles, and she is the writer and artist of the popular Days of demons series, which reinvented some of the best Marvel characters in feudal times in Japan. Alongside RB Silva, Natacha Bustos and others, Peach was a member of Marvel’s Stormbreakers 2020 initiative, designed to draw attention to today’s cutting-edge artists. Momoko also illustrated stories for Heavy metal magazine too. Peach Momoko also maintains an active social media presence, regularly sharing her amazing illustrations with a global audience, and now she has shared not one but four stunning illustrations, each showing a Marvel character that audiences will be talking about for years to come.

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In one Twitter post, Momoko shared portraits of Black Knight, She-Hulk, Jane Foster as Valkyrie as well as Ka-Zar, Shanna and Zabu. Momoko explained that she likes to choose themes for her Marvel illustrations; in this case, she chose flowers and a floral design runs through each illustration. Beyond the flower theme, each portrait captures an aspect of the character. For example, Black Knight’s sword and Valkyrie’s mace are bloody, and She-Hulk breaks free from the chains; the floral theme works especially well for Ka-Zar, whose current miniseries sees the Lord of the Savage Land experimenting with herbal biotechnology. Fans responded enthusiastically, giving the Tweet nearly 200 retweets and over 1,000 likes.


This latest set of Marvel artwork from Peach Momoko not only continues its publisher winning streak, but it captures a group of characters poised to break into the mainstream. Black Knight made his MCU debut last year Eternals and She-Hulk will receive her own show on Disney + later this year; Likewise, Jane Foster will return for Thor: Love and Thunder as Valkyrie. And while Ka-Zar and his family are not (yet) tied to the MCU, the character is undergoing a transformation in the pages of his current miniseries, a change that will position him as a potentially powerful player in the Marvel Universe.


Momoko fishing illustrated some of the best covers in recent Marvel history, giving fans jaw-dropping take on some of the company’s most iconic characters. Momoko’s latest set of blankets including she-hulk and Black Knight shows why she’s one of the most sought-after cover artists today.

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Nostalgic books to remind you why you fell in love with reading https://schlammpeitziger.com/nostalgic-books-to-remind-you-why-you-fell-in-love-with-reading/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 08:05:02 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/nostalgic-books-to-remind-you-why-you-fell-in-love-with-reading/ Whether you’re giving a very late Christmas present or trying to help someone get a head start on their 2022 New Year’s resolution to find out more, gifting books is always a good idea. Why not help your loved ones find their one true love by gifting them the books that may have drawn you […]]]>

Whether you’re giving a very late Christmas present or trying to help someone get a head start on their 2022 New Year’s resolution to find out more, gifting books is always a good idea.

Why not help your loved ones find their one true love by gifting them the books that may have drawn you into the world of reading?

Take a trip down memory lane with these nostalgic, classic books that have turned more than one into a hungry bookworm.

The very hungry caterpillar of Eric Carle

Let’s start with a book that takes us back to the days of childbirth. The hungry caterpillar did more than just whet our appetites with the colorful images of food, but it also showed us the beauty of nature.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

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Shel Silverstein is the author and illustrator of many other classic children’s books like The missing piece and The missing piece meets the big O. He has also published several of his unusual poetry collections such as Where the sidewalk ends, A light in the attic, and Fall.

Rediscover what it really means to give and take. Who could ever forget the story of the world’s most selfless tree? Or the bald, bearded man widely printed on the back cover …

The Books of Geronimo Stilton by Elisabetta Dami

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Now dive into grade school books, where even the fonts make the stories pop! Travel the world with New Mouse City’s most adventurous mouse, Geronimo Stilton, publisher of The Rodent’s Gazette.

Not only does Geronimo have his endless number of books and graphic novels, but his story has also inspired many spinoffs like that of Thea Stilton. Tired of following Geronimo? Why not climb into the saddle next to her sister Thea Stilton who is in just as much trouble as her brother? Maybe it just works in the family?

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis

In fact, the second installment in The Chronicles of Narnia series, this book made us all search the depths of our own closets – or “wardrobes.” But whether or not you find a whole new world there, let this book take you on a magical adventure instead.

A secret world in a wardrobe, four siblings, a satyr, Santa Claus, a talking lion, Turkish Delight (and one wonders what it tastes like)… The list goes on as to why you should absolutely read this one !

Diary of a Wimpy Child by Jeff Kinney

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Another iconic book series that has also inspired an (equally iconic) movie franchise. Who wouldn’t want to dive into the secret world that is the mind of college student Greg Heffley? You may experience secondary discomfort, but it’s part of growing up. ZOO WEE MAMA!

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

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Percy Jackson is about to discover that one person’s “different” is another’s demigod. He’s also about to enter Camp-Half Blood, which is full of them. And as if discovering that he is the literal son of a Greek god wasn’t enough, he is also on the verge of being accused of stealing from one of the most powerful gods.

King Rick Riordan was able to get a whole generation, all over the world, to try to find a connection with some type of Greek lineage. This series, later followed by the Heroes of Olympus series, gave birth to many lovers of Greek mythology.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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A reluctant heroine with a signature hairstyle and a death blow? Yes please!

Oh, YA dystopian / fantasy novels. They will always hold a special place in all of our hearts. Who could ever forget the likes of Divergent and The maze Runner? Novels (and later movies) that showed us where society could lead if we weren’t careful… plus the power of a certain adolescent spirit!

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Books by John Green

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It’s impossible to put together a nostalgic list of YA books and fiction without talking about one of the modern legends: John Green.

From falling in love with one Augustus Waters to making us curious about what really happened to Alaska Young.

Honorable mention of course to fellow YA fiction writer David Levithan for Everyday, and his collaborative work with John Green in Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

Neil Gaiman books

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Maybe you’ve gone more into the grunge and darker side of fantasy, maybe Neil Gaiman was your wise guide to your Gateway books to reading. From the sweet and scary tale of The cemetery book, the other side in Coraline, to a captivating odyssey in American gods, Gaiman’s work definitely has something for everyone (in the most fantastic – and scariest – way possible).

Many of his works have been adapted for audiobooks, plays and films. Its revolutionary classic The sand man a series of graphic novels is in the works for its own television series with Netflix.

Speaking of fantasy, somewhere here there would be mention of a beloved book series that focuses on a particular young wizard. The one with a lightning bolt scar on his forehead. Truly a story that has shaped the generations, written by … her-who-must-not-be-named …

The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)

The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

Most heartwarming, quick and easy read. Paulo Coelho masterfully crafted the enchanting story of a shepherd named Santiago. In search of a greater fate and buried treasure, Santiago meets a group of characters who each drop their own nuggets of wisdom on him. The alchemist is a timeless inspirational read that will give readers of all ages warm notes.

These are just a few of the thousands of books that have ignited the flame of a reader’s love for books. What books have made you addicted to reading for life?

You don’t choose the life of a bookworm; bookworm life chooses you.

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Catherine Marie Viator Billot – American Press https://schlammpeitziger.com/catherine-marie-viator-billot-american-press/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 07:04:30 +0000 https://schlammpeitziger.com/catherine-marie-viator-billot-american-press/ Catherine Marie Viator Billot, 63, died on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at the Denver, Colorado hospice. Catherine was born on October 1, 1958 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The third of eight children, she knew early on that her passion and natural talent for art would have an important role in her life. Graduating in 1977 […]]]>

Catherine Marie Viator Billot, 63, died on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at the Denver, Colorado hospice. Catherine was born on October 1, 1958 in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The third of eight children, she knew early on that her passion and natural talent for art would have an important role in her life. Graduating in 1977 from LaGrange High School in Lake Charles, she moved to Houston, Texas shortly thereafter and quickly began her first career in insurance. The relationships she has developed in this industry will help shape the rest of her life. Her first child (Jason Viator) was born in Houston, Texas, in 1982. Catherine met her husband David in 1987 through her then insurance friends (Marla, David’s sister and Charlene (sister-in-law David) 1989 and had a child together (Megan) in 1994. The family moved to Colorado in 2000. With a magnetic personality and stunning beauty, Catherine was also a talented artist. portraits, landscapes and horses, among other subjects, mainly in oils. and watercolors. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in illustration art from the Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in 2016. After obtaining her degree, she began her new career as an illustrator at the University of Denver in 2017. She will be remembered for her love of family, art, gardening, reading, skiing, travel, hiking and stargazing from her mountain property “The Catherine Ma rie Ranch “. Originally from Louisiana (aka A Proud Cajun), Catherine was also a loyal and passionate New Orleans Saints fan of football.

Catherine is survived by her husband of 32 years, David Billot. One son, Jason Viator; one daughter, Megan Billot; his mother, Clara Dean Viator of Lake Charles; sisters, Frannie Viator McCall of Sugar Land, Texas, Michelle Viator of Lake Charles, La., Beth Viator Dupuis (husband Richard) of Lake Charles, La .; three brothers, Keith Viator (wife Becky) of Lake Charles, La., Greg Viator (wife Shari) of Gillis, La., and Eric Viator of Lake Charles, La .; one grandson, Rylee Viator; and his godchildren, Brooklyn and Brandon McCall.

She is predeceased by her father, Ervin Pierre Viator; and his older brother, Patrick Viator. A special note of thanks and love goes to the Catherine Oncology and Hospital teams at Colorado Blood Cancer Institute and Presbyterian / St. Luke’s Hospital which has cared for Catherine for its last 4.5 years (Dr Peter McSweeney, Sarah Buehler, Tina Rookstool and all their amazing support staff). You all became a second family for Catherine and you gave her hope when there was little, strength when she was weak, and above all gave her life when there was none. We will be eternally grateful to you all.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. with the eulogy of Catherine’s life starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 3939 Lake Street, Lake Charles, LA 70605 Monsignor Daniel Torres, officer.


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