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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Little Heart

The Toronto Comic Arts Festival takes place this coming weekend. It’s kind of a big year for me as I will be at the Koyama Press table promoting “The World of Gloria Badcock”, a comic that debuted last November. I’m also in a couple of new queer-esque anthologies that launch at the Festival. I created […]

Homage to Cecil Beaton

I got the book “Cecil Beaton, The New York Years” last week, a collection of photographs, drawings, stage designs and paintings. Beaton is a lifelong obsession, one of the first photo books I ever purchased was about him. I dip into the diaries from time to time for a few laughs and am often surprised […]

2 More Gouache pictures

I recently inherited an almost complete set of “After Dark” magazines.  This was a very gay publication focusing on the arts, entertainment and fashion that ran from the late 60s to the early 80s. They are an intensely rich and deep deep deep pool of inspiration – I feel a series coming on! The final […]

Black, White and Rose – New Gouaches

I’m head over heels for Winsor and Newton gouache paints!! The last few weeks I’ve been messing around with them and here are some of the results. Above is a portrait of Fleur Cowles from a 2003 piece in the NY Times magazine. The Balenciaga dress is the same she wore to Elizabeth the Second’s […]

More New Gouaches

Here is a portrait of Babe Paley, one of Truman Capote’s “swans”. This woman is the daughter of the famous conductor Arturo Toscanini and wife of the famous pianist Vladimir Horowitz. Also from a photo by Slim Aarons. A Balenciaga hat. Another hat by Balenciaga. Here is a portrait of the divine Ms. Dunaway in her […]