This is an illustration of a cute gray kitty with a bell collar around his neck. I love kitties. They are domesticated but they have a wild streak inside them. It is cool to watch their predator instincts kick in when they are hunting a tiny bug or lizard. They go into a hyper cute ninja mode that is a remnant of their lion ancestors. Bells are like a kitty alarm system to protect our songbird buddies from being eaten.
I have been living in and around Macon Georgia for a few years. This is fan art for a great Southern Rock band from Macon. I remember hearing songs like Melissa and Statesboro Blues as a kid and I never knew that they were considered some of the best songs in rock history or that I lived 20 miles from the Statesboro they were singing about. Southern rock permeates the radio in the South and it is background noise for much of what I do. Eat a Peach is one of the all time great rock albums. It took jamming to astronomic heights. I am proud that these guys came from Georgia. I added a moon man to their patented psychedelic motifs. He represents a psychedelic explorer in a Technicolor Psilocybin dream world. The shrooms are sentient creatures that giggle and make fart noises with their mouths and the trees dance back and forth to the electric guitars. And the sun is a giant fuzzy glowy peach that burns your retinas if you look at it for too long.
I love the Rolling Stones. They have been making incredibly good and relevant rock music since the 1960s. They also have one of the best logos ever created. It was made by English graphic designer John Pasche though many believe that Andy Warhol designed it. This is a digital painting of the the logo made to look like a poofy realistic airbrush painting. One of my most sad Christmas memories is of being home from college on a cold overcast Christmas day, riding around my hometown listening to Sticky Fingers by myself. I spent most of my time in and since college by myself making art and listening to music. My style is heavily influenced by psychedelic 70s illustration with its fanciful airbrushed creatures and its Pushpin bent, Terry Gilliam style and happy but slightly sinister tone .
This is a mascot for Open AI. It is a company funded by Elon Musk to ensure that the technology behind ai is not completely owned and exploited by any one interest. He wants to keep ai open and safe and make sure people figure out all of the pitfalls before it takes over the world.
This is an illuminati mascot with orange feet and hands. He has only one eye so he finds it difficult to judge distances, hit a baseball and make those magic eye posters work. He literally stands there for hours at Spencer Gifts waiting for them to work – and nothing. He owns the world, runs every government on the planet, runs the music industry and dictates what every movie in hollywood is about but he feels left out. He feels rejected. His lack of stereoscopic vision has obliterated his sense of self worth.
This editorial illustration is based on an image by George Melies from his movie a Trip to the Moon. BTW the movie “Hugo” is excellent. It is about Melies’ life and directed by Martin Scorcese.