Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Chantelle Pereault, the Enchante Gallery owner, has brought together various artists from the area. I was asked because I had my exhibit in her gallery last month. I was the first solo exhibition to show there, as it is a new gallery in West Branch.
I'm looking forward to participating in this event. I always like showing my work, talking about it and drawing or painting. I get a big kick out of it. If you're in the area, stop by. It's rain or shine, so weather isn't an issue.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Well, it's been explained concerning the two Sergio awards. Mr. Stan Sakai wrote me back with this:
There were, technically, two Sergios. The older one,was never cast as it was much too complicated--that isthe one with the computer, pen, etc. It had t be castin six parts then attached. The newer one, given toStan Lee, is the official one--simpler, cleaner, witha great design. It is also much easier to cast. s
The image on the far left is the one Stan Lee received, and is the current one. Both, however, share a certain resemblance to a certain artist with the same name.
Thank you again, Mr. Sakai.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
1n 2007. Here is a link to Mr. Sakai's post on his blog:
This photo shows a different statue than the one I previously posted. I'm trying to find out why....
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
As posted before, I had the great chance to meet rock legend Joe Walsh of the James Gang, The Eagles and a very successful solo career. In 2000 I did the drawing above for Joe Walsh and took it to the Common Ground Festival. I was not allowed to take the drawing into the show, so I had to take it back to my car. As I turned away, discouraged, one of the guards asked to see the drawing. I showed it to him and he was floored! He told me that he was going to talk to his boss about getting me and the drawing backstage to Joe's management, at least, and to meet him in a couple hours (this was before 1pm and the show started at 8pm). When I met up with him later, he said his boss told him to blow me off and tell me he'd take it for me. The guard loved the drawing and really wanted to see me get the artwork to Joe. Throughout the day we met a few times, only to tell me to meet him later.
One of our last meetings he told me that he would have to escort me to my car to get the drawing, escort me back in and lead me to the guard rail in beside the stage. He said this would have to take place AFTER the show.
Well, the show started, Joe kicked ASS and I waited where I was supposed to. And I waited. And waited. I thought he blew me off, when all of a sudden I heard "Let's GO Jason!!! FOLLOW ME!!!" He ran past me and waved me along. I chased after him and we ran to the car. Across the street, I lost my new prescription sunglasses in traffic (and all my oxygen. I was out of shape!!!). We grabbed the drawing and ran back. We got to the guard rail and he went back to talk to some other guards. He came back and told me to wait cuz Joe's manager wanted to meet me and see the drawing. While I waited, other fans stood by me as guards told them "Sorry. Joe already left. Time to go", and I snickered. The guard came back with a larger man (than me, at least) and walked off with a thumbs up to me and a smile. The bear of a man introduced himself as Smokey Wendell and asked to see the drawing. I showed him and his eyes glazed over. He said he hadn't expected that kind of quality and started pointing out the different images.
"Hey, that's from the '80 tour. This one's from '92 and that's the '81 tour!" Smokey said. He told me that Joe gets alot of gifts and that there's a chance that this piece might end up leaning against a pile of pictures against a wall in Joe's house. I told him that as long as Joe gets it and likes it. If not, I would be okay with an autograph, as Smokey mentioned might be better.
He took the drawing to Joe to get the okay. I came back and fans were still trying to get a glimpse of Joe with security pushing them out telling them he already left.
Smokey came back without the drawing and told me to follow him. We went back behind Joe's bus and there stood Joe, talking to somebody. I walked up and waited and he turned and smiled.
"Hi. You did that drawing?" Joe Walsh asked.
"Yeah. I'm Jason Nuttall", I whimpered out.
"You know, usually I'm not into this kind of thing, but I'm really flattered. Thanks."
"You're very welcome. Could I get a photo?"
"Yeah, sure. We'll get two".
After the photos, I asked him to sign a couple things, shook hands and Smokey led me away. He told me that he wanted me to take the drawing because they had nowhere on the bus to carry it. Smokey gave me an address to send the drawing to, though and he'd pick it up after the tour.
It was a great experience and Joe was very kind and warm to this geeky lil fan.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Now remember, this is the ORIGINAL drawing, not a print of one. I do have more prints for sale, one of which of the montage I displayed here before.
I will be on Ebay regularly trying to sell prints, artwork, etc.
You see, I recently quit my job due to lack of hours and respect. I was only getting 15hours of work at minimum wage with no hope of raise or promotion (promotion does not entail pay raise there. Just means more responsibility and blame on your shoulders at minimum wage). I was being lied to by the "new management" and lied about. So, I left. Now, I'm teaching for 2 weeks in Midland, and one week in August at Kirtland, and another two weeks at the end of August at Midland again.
I just need to fill the gaps financially by selling artwork. Diapers are low, all three kids wanna eat EVERY DAMN DAY, and bills are overdue. I will post shortly on the life and times of a struggling artist and father.
For now, spread the word about teh Ebay items, please and remember that I am also for hire for commission work if you don't like the musicians I already drew/painted. I take requests.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
In the spirit of VH1's Rock Honors of The Who this month, I decided to post a photo of my Pete Townsend charcoal drawing I did in 2000.
Ya see, I had the fantastic opportunity to give a drawing to the great Joe Walsh (of the Eagles, solo and James Gang, as well as playing Ed on the Drew Carey Show). He was performing at the Common Ground Festival in Lansing, Michigan and I did a drawing for him. After the show, a security guard worked some magic and got me a little meeting with Walsh's manager, Smokey Wendell. He loved the drawing, took it to Joe Walsh and they said I could meet him. It was great! I'll get into more detail in a later post about that WHOLE scenario...
After meeting Joe, Smokey pulled me aside and asked if I had any artwork of Pete Townsend, because Pete was going to be visiting Joe's house in a month and he thought it would be cool if he was given a drawing. I did not have one, however, but within the week I kicked this charcoal drawing out, but soon lost my wallet with Smokey's contact info!!!
Eight years later, I got it framed I displayed it publicly for the first time at my exhibit at the Enchante Gallery (which ended June 27th).
If you are interested in this drawing, please either leave a comment or email me. I'm thinking of putting it on Ebay, so act quickly.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
The comic magazine Wizard Magazine has a website devoted to comics, sci-fi, and anything involving comics. The site is www.wizarduniverse.com I check it every day. If you like comics, or movies based on comics, cartoons or sci-fi, check this site out.
The "Riding With the King" print link: