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Williamsport! First Friday! Harvest Gallery! Me!

Posted in Art Stuff., Author Announcements and Appearances. with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2013 by beauschemery

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What’s up, kids? If you’re in the Williamsport Area tonight, come down to the Harvest Gallery/Artisan Co-op. I’ll be there with original artwork, prints, books and masks to celebrate the first Friday in my favorite month, OCTOBER! Harvest is on 4th Street across from the Salvation Army store. I hope to see you there!

Beau.

All right, Breaking Bad, I guess you’re pretty good after all..

Posted in Art Stuff., General Tomfoolery. with tags , , , , , on September 20, 2013 by beauschemery

That title might be a little misleading. It sort of implies that I didn’t think Breaking Bad would be good at all. I totally did. I love Bryan Cranston. But one of the casualties of spending all one’s money on wine and author conventions is not having cable TV. I watch all my shows on Netflix or Hulu streamed through my Xbox.

So I started watching Breaking Bad a few months ago and I couldn’t get into it. Then a month or two after that I tried again. But it didn’t impress me. It felt like it was trying to be two shows: Walt the Cancer Victim Show and Walt the Budding Criminal Show.

Well this last attempt mere days ago yielded better results and since beginning over with Season 1, Episode 1 last Friday, I am now well into the fifth season. It took me one and half seasons to really get into it. Season Two got me hooked. Season Three was gold and Season 4 was like getting kicked in the nuts with gold! So yeah, I won’t ruin anything for anyone but it becomes masterful and watching Walt’s transformation and the transformation of the people and lives around him is good television. The writing is top notch and even the characters I want to see die are written really well.

At one point-when Walt was sporting his nose bandage- it occurred to me that Walt could easily be a tough-as-nails, constantly-beaten-but-never-down, Frank Miller-type character. Below you will find what was going to be a quick sketch and turned into a full piece of finished art, featuring Mr. White drawn in a Frank Miller style. Enjoy. And if you get a chance, pop over to my newly opened Etsy shop. Walt will be there.

-Beau.

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“Spring” Cleaning and Missing Old Friends.

Posted in Art Stuff. with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2013 by beauschemery

I have a Deviantart account and I have never cleaned out my notes folder. I had like three-hundred notes in there. Last night I decided to clean it out and I found a series of notes that passed between Sean Hartter and myself about various and sundry things. Old friends might be a bit of an overstatement as we never met in real life but we were friends on DA and had a mutual respect for each others’ art.

You might notice I’m using the past tense. We sadly lost Mr. Hartter a few months ago and I’m feeling that loss acutely as I write this. Hartter left behind good feelings, great art and some talented offspring. He always had a kind word for me. And his son, Griffin is keeping that torch alive, both artistically and philosophically.

I don’t think enough people are familiar with the man’s work so I’ve gathered a few of my favorite examples of his art for everyone to check out. His DA page still exists and you should do yourself a favor and have a browse: http://hartter.deviantart.com/ and after you do, let Griffin know that his dad’s work is still bringing joy and kick-assery to the planet.

I’m also including the piece I drew for Sean for his Nobody the Idiot book. I don’t know if the book was ever completed but I’m casting my vote for it right now. I’d love to see it happen because Sean Hartter was not just a great artist but a great guy, and too often the two don’t go hand in hand. Enjoy.

Some of Sean's best work was his Alternate Universe movie posters. Another flick I'd pay money to see.

Some of Sean’s best work was his Alternate Universe movie posters. A flick I’d pay money to see.

This is just brilliant and their season is at hand.

This is just brilliant and their season is at hand.

The vibrant colors juxtaposed with Death in this really struck me as awesome. Plus it reminds me a little of Mike Mignola.

The vibrant colors juxtaposed with Death in this really struck me as awesome. Plus it reminds me a little of Mike Mignola.

Sean and I must have grown up around the same time because his ffrustrations with this echo my own.

Sean and I must have grown up around the same time because his ffrustrations with this echo my own.

Get creeped out.

Get creeped out.

This is by far my favorite poster and a movie I desperately want to see.

This is by far my favorite poster and a movie I desperately want to see.

I had one of these bastards as a kid. In fact I think I might still have it in the attic somewhere.

I had one of these bastards as a kid. In fact I think I might still have it in the attic somewhere.

This is just beautiful.

This is just beautiful.

Nobody, trading card style.

Nobody, trading card style.

Sean's Homage to The Secret Wars cover with Nobody.

Sean’s Homage to The Secret Wars cover with Nobody.

Another brilliant movie poster. Sean's wit was second to none.

Another brilliant movie poster. Sean’s wit was second to none.

Here's the Nobody piece I created for Sean.

Here’s the Nobody piece I created for Sean.