John has finished coloring the images for A-Z in the Oregon Alphabet, and you can see all of them now at his Flickr photostream. Now to get a few mock-ups ready for print to send off to publishers! Check ‘em out: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnmaddinart/8583320365/in/photostream
New art for my collection of material. This is another diamond etching on marble for a Pet Memorial project I’m doing with my friend Dean Paris. Enjoy:
Here’s another new one from the studio, and again it’s another diamond etching on marble. Hope you enjoy!
In addition to his talents as an Illustrator, John Maddin also does voice acting. You can now hear him in the role of Grandpa Jakerbald, as well as a couple of other characters in the new audiobook version of THREE DEAD PRINCES, by Danbert Nobacon, former lead singer/songwriter for the ’90′s band Chumbawumba. Saturday, September 8th, there will be a public audiobook release party at KBOO Radio here in Portland, with live renditions of some of the scenes from the book by many of the voice actors that took part, narrated by Danbert Nobacon. The fun starts at 12:00 noon, and lasts until 4:00 p.m. Come down and listen!
New Artwork!!!! This is the first of a series of imitation food and beverage labels I’m doing for my portfolio. Let me know what you think:
From Guest Blogger and Walch Art Group Artist John Maddin -
LA$ VEGA$! City of opportunity, or as Henry Rollins once put it, that “town of desperate %$#@heads”. Las Vegas played host to a Trade and Licensing Show early in June, and yours truly went to this soiree of commerce to see what could be seen. Having never been in Vegas before, I was curious to see what little I could of this famous burg that rose from a dusty nowhere desert community to a hotbed of entertainment and gambling practically overnight. Alas, I was unable to do much sightseeing, as most of my time was spent at the licensing show, meeting people and trying to make contacts. I got a lot of VERY helpful advice from the folks at Rosenthal Represents (www.rosenthalrepresents.com) and from Intercontinental Licensing (www.intercontinental-ltd.com), and had a very good conversation with Cathy Anderson at Wild Apple (www.wildapple.com). Licensing is a fickle field to get into, and you have to have a really good feel for creating the kind of art that will sell product. So, I’ve got some work to do to get a toe in the door, but it’s doable.
While at the show, I made a little movie with my camera to show Michelle the long walk from the front door of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, to the Convention Hall of the Casino, where the actual Licensing Show was being held. As I said earlier, I’d never been in Vegas before, and the crazed opulence of the Vegas casino world was a bit much for my fragile eggshell mind, so please bear with the tone of my voice over. Enjoy!