Thursday, February 28, 2008

Mort Drucker

I recently had another "Heroes of My Childhood" moment when I got a letter from the great Mort Drucker, in response to a gushing fan letter I had written him. Mort was hands down my biggest caricature influence growing up, well before I new what "caricature" meant. His movie parodies were my only knowledge of movies like "The Godfather" or "Midnight Cowboy" since I wasn't old enough to actually see them. And, judging by the note he sent me, he's a real sweet guy. I also got to channel him and Jack Davis a bit recently for "The Mesopotamians" video, which brought back my love for their work. So, I did a portrait of him. Because I owe him.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Gimme an "A"!

My old employer Entertainment Weekly reviewed TMBG's "Here Come the 123s" in the most recent issue. It scored an A.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Hunchys in Japan!

World traveler Crunchy (designed by my son Clayton) makes a stop in Japan, courtesy of my friend and fellow caricaturist Tomoko.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Skitterville, a Look Back

There's an article up on about my Playhouse Disney pilot, Skitterville. A fairly accurate account of what it took to create it. Just in case you're curious.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Stan the Man 3

Last week I had the pleasure of actually meeting the great Stan Lee in person, who is so sweet and friendly that he makes everyone he meets think they're his new best friend. In my case, though, it's clearly true. I mean, look at this picture!

Dollar Tree Finds

Now available at your local Dollar Tree, address books featuring Superfunk & Freaky-Dee! (as well as three other images). Collect 'em all!

Image Awards Celebrity Spotting

NAACP Image Awards

I just got back from the 39th NAACP Image Awards last week, which was a lot of fun. I did an illo of the honorees and host this year (Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Ruby Dee & D. L. Hughley) and got to meet a fair amount of celebs who were there. This art was also used on the cover of the Hollywood Reporter and a special section of Variety last Thursday. Cool, huh?

Monday, February 4, 2008

30 Rock

Here's a caricature of some of the cast of the beloved and greatly missed 30 Rock.

Super Tuesday!

February 5th is the day that the They Might Be Giants "Here Comes the 123s" DVD finally hits the streets. To recap, I did four videos for this project that I am quite proud of. And the ones I've seen that other people have done are wicked cool as well. So, don't feel that you need to have a toddler to buy one. Also, a special edition of one of my all time favorite movies, Billy Wilder's "The Apartment" comes out as well. Super! (Oh, and there are those Primary Elections as well, I guess)

My boy!

My son, and current Joe Kubert School student, Clayton Wilder Cowles now has his own blog. Look to the left for his name in the links. He has a nice one up right now of Mongolian hoards from the future crashing through the Great Wall of China. That's my boy. (Image courtesy of Clayton Cowles)