Monday, June 25, 2007
"I was honored with the ""Tim Rosenthal Award" by our Chapter and the NCS. (not the Silver T-Square Award). This award is given to a cartoonist for volunteerism and promotion of cartoons and cartooning throughout industry and community. I can't tell you how very honored I was to receive this award from the chapter members along with Mort Walker & Greg Evans at the chapter meeting in Sioux Falls. "
Tooner: Who are the artists/cartoonists (or other people) who have been your inspirations in your life and work?
"When I was in Art School I really had three favorite cartoons. I felt these cartoonists influenced me to pursue cartooning. The three cartoonists were ..Johnny Hart "B.C.", Tom Ryan "Tumbleweed" and Mel Lazarus "Miss Peach" and "Momma". Today I have gotten to know all three of these Cartoonists!! "
Tooner: What benefits have you gained by being actively involved with the North Central chapter?
Tooner: There are rumors you are retiring. You're too young to retire, aren't you?
"Yes and No..I would like to change some of my daily reponsibilitiess. (I turn 64 this year) I plan on giving up corporate management responsibilites in my Publishing company and no longer produce many of the Education project I do every year such as coloring books. However, I will not turn down a book. I still plan on teaching some Cartoon classes. I did not renew my contract with the State of SD to teach cartooning. I am still working with some clients on internal projects. I will always try to keep be busy...Hopefully, just not as busy. "
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
I grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota...Graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver and the University of Washington in Seattle. In addition I took graduate course in film and television from the University of South Dakota.
After school Uncle Sam encouraged me to serve 6 years in the Air National Guard. During this time I met Judy an R.N. from Seattle ..got married in 1966. We have two daughters, two grandaughters and one grandson.
Tooner: Like many of us, your background was in advertising. Did you own your own agency? What kind of projects did you do?
After graduating from College and Art School I worked in many areas of advertising. My first job was a graphic designer for a printing compnay..then on to Boeing where I worked as graphic designer on the Boeing 747 project. Here I designed brochures and slide shows for the 747 communication and sales dept. Returned to the midwest where I ran the Advertising Dept. for a retail chain, managed an in house Advertising Agency for a large Ag. company and created the graphic design program and taught graphic Design at the post high level for the Southeast Area technical school.
During this time I served as President of the South Dakota Advertisiing Federation and created and helped in the development of our family Amusement Park and Water Park.. "Wild Water West" and "Adventure Park. "
In the 1979 I started my own Advertising Agency..The company worked with a variety of clients large and small. We created a lot of corporate campaigns, print material as well as televsion commercials and sales videos. Duuring this time I also started my Publishing company where I produce Calendars and Almanacs for drug stores nationally.
The publishing company also does chlidren education coloring books and calendars etc. I down sized the agency after ten years and decided to spend most of my energies in my comic production business.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
For any of you lurking or following this comic strip -- I'll try really hard to not subject you to my bias (until the comment section) of how Lynn Johnston is appearing to wrap up her Elizabeth and suitor storyline.
Instead, please feel free to take the FOOB poll at the right hand sidebar and discuss in comments section!
Cartooning: Computer drawn
ART: Mixed media and digital photography
Who would be your main influences in your work? Who do you most admire?
Ed 'Big Daddy' Roth - because of his counter culture stance on art. And Andy
Warhol for turning graphic design into art.
What is your dream career?
Do you have any favorite internet links that you'd like to direct us to?
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
** As you continue to read about our featured artist, Scott, don't forget to click here to listen to >Scott's blend of fine music for your blog reading experience. **
In some ways, Scott's artwork resembles the "Funk Art" created by artists in San Francisco during the late 1960s and early 1970s. That superficial resemblance is not a matter of direct influence, but rather is due to Ehrisman and the artists of that era having similar sources of inspiration -- like that of underground comics, performance art, highly commercialized culture surrounding popular music, and a Dada-inspired appreciation for nonsense that informs both the Pop Art movement and much of contemporary art.
Ehrisman's education background:
Associate Degree of Applied Science
Graphic Design and Print Production
Southeast Tech, Sioux Falls
Mixed Media Painting, Sculpture, and Collage
Digital Photography (contemporary and abstract)
I came across this article in another blog. It doesn't surprise me at all, as I'm watching less and less and reading more online. More and more, however, I think about my research and writing instructor, Gary Steinley, and his mantra "Be critical consumers of your literature." Just because items are in print, or in other forms of media -- check the validity and reliability of your source!
How does this affect editorial cartoonists though? Already, I see that even in blogoshere that in order for bloggers to earn an income, they've got to rely on ads -- (and no doubt, some are sponsored by corporations or campaigns as well.) How does pay come to be for an online editorial cartoonist?
Just tossing something out here to see if it generates some discussion or further thought.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Leah shares the following information for Sioux Falls cartoonists/artists/drawers. Drawing Classes/Gatherings are every Monday Night.
There will be community drawing class tonight at the Augustana Center for Visual Arts. Class starts at 6:30 and usually runs till 8:30, but you’re free to come and go as you please. Cost is $5-6 depending on how many people come to class. We have easels and chairs and boards to clip your pads (you may need to bring your own clip, but I’ve got plenty if people need one).
Everyone there draws with all kinds of mediums – charcoal, pencil, conte, pastels, pen, ink – so feel free to draw with what you’re comfortable with. It’s a pretty laid-back crowd, so you don’t need to feel self-conscious if it’s been a long time since you’ve done figure studies – it’s not like someone’s going to walk by and laugh or anything (unless it’s a funny nude, in which case it’s a completely different story).
To get to the classroom, go in the main entrance on the north side of the building (you can find the Augie Art building on MapQuest) and go down the hallway to your right; it’s the second door on your right. I may be late tonight, depending on how long it takes to get my car fixed after work, but I’ll be there if you don’t want to show up without knowing anyone! Plus, Ken comes pretty regularly as well.
We’re trying to keep the group running strong through the summer, so please come if you’re interested! Thank you!
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Three 'toon themed tunes were selected this week. A change of music will happen periodically, though I'll try to do updates and not have the music come on automatically.
Friday, June 8, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
(BTW, here's a thought. All us cartoonists kick in $$$$$$, buy his house, turn it into our cartoonist SD getaway timeshare.)
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Friday, June 1, 2007
(This is a parody of RKelly's "Trapped In The Closet", BTW.)