Friday, October 10, 2008

Thriller Redux

(Due to my strong personal convictions, I wish to stress that this film in no way endorses a belief in the occult.)
Blake's Thrill'r
When I was a kid I loved Michael Jackson's music videos. I would watch "Thriller" and "The Making of Thriller" all the time. When I was a child no artist touched me the way Michael Jackson did....wait, what?!

I would reenact Thriller randomly. Because of this my brother Kelly decided to shoot this super-8 film of me. He also did the makeup.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Hallelujah! The second coming of J.C.. That's right, J.C. Leyendecker. I just received the first book about him that has been published in over 30 years. It's pretty comprehensive, but there's another book about him coming out in a few weeks. To find out about those, follow these links.

Book 1
Book 2

If you don't know who he is, he was the preeminent illustrator of the first half of the 20th century. Norman Rockwell idolized him, and it shows in his work. At that time (the Golden Age of Illustration) a single magazine cover would earn you the equivalent of a down-payment for a house. Needless to say, the guy was quite wealthy.

This Andre 3000 illustration of mine is an homage to Leyendecker: