Here’s a preview of my new painting for the Gallery New World Stages Elements in Red Exhibition. The show will run till March 31. Details
My cartoons are part of a great group show this fall called First Contact: UFOs, Aliens, and Broadway! If you’re in the New York area, you should visit. Here are the details, and here’s one of my cartoons from the show:
P.S. I bet aliens like Halloween!
I’ve just published an ebook, Philip the Sea Lion, on iTunes, Amazon, and Lulu! In case you don’t know Philip yet, he’s an interesting sea lion who’s always wanted to be a real New Yorker. He lives in the Central Park Zoo, where he reads the New York Times (he likes the fashion section best). Late one night in the middle of winter, he escapes!
Philip the Sea Lion is a grape gift for ages 6-106. The nice thing about an ebook is that you can read it almost anywhere and the story flows beautifully! Philip’s funny journey through the streets of New York and Brooklyn will steal your heart. Follow these links to find out more: iPad, Kindle, Others.
Here’s a cartoon I did recently for The Hairpin!
Want to see it on The Hairpin? Click here
My dad sent me a book about Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by Ito Jakuchu! It’s called Colorful Realm, and it catalogues a special exhibition at the National Gallery of Art. You can see the book here.
Jakuchu’s paintings are breathtaking. One of his techniques involves painting on the underside of the image, which makes it luminous. After looking through the book for a while, I made these two pieces:
You can find the first of these pieces in my etsy shop.
Oh boy, I’ve opened up a shop!
Now you can order your very own prints of Philip the Sea Lion. In my shop you will also find Paris, dogs, cats, snow, horse jockeys, and disk jockeys.
See for yourself: www.etsy.com/shop/Deanacartoons
Or, ask me to print a custom poster for you of any of my other art. I am happy to do it!
There is a cat who lives in the grocery store next door. If you put your basket of groceries down on the wooden floor, she will come running to see what you have chosen. She hides her face in the beet greens so that her head looks like something growing in a garden.
Down the road, near the waterfront, there is an old building painted in drips of bright colors and decorated with curious objects. A feline family lives here.
Though I’m more of a dog person (I’m allergic to cats!), I like cats, too. I like the way they dart about the neighborhood, and the way curiosity draws them out from their hiding places: