Sunday, May 01, 2005

Allegra Means Happy

Nothing new to report except seasonal allergies kicking my butt, thank god for allergy medication, I hate popping 'em pills but I despise shots even more.

Don't you just love that i-Tunes shuffle button? Leave it to the computer to put Thelma Houston's "Don't Leave me This Way" and Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" back to back, what can be better? ...nothing!. Two strong, passionate women done wrong by Cupid, the former begging her lover to stay, in an act of total submission and acceptance, the latter proclaiming independence, defiant and self-assured. Damn! there is a GOD!!

Here's more old stuff.



17 comments:

jesshickman said...

My friend Darla and I met you at Wizard World Chicago last year and I just happened upon your blog and had to say 'Hello!' Your work is wonderful (as always) and if you're going to WW again this year, I'll be sure to pick up another one of your sketchbooks!

Process Junkie said...

Thanks for stopping by Jess, believe it or not, I remember you :) I'll be in Chicago for sure, show up with a bag of lime-flavored Tostitos™ and the sketchbook is free :).

-A

Jill said...

Alberto,
Hope you're feeling better. Thanks for answering my question about Divito. How about i bring 2 bags to San Diego lol. Love the sketches.

Jill

PURO said...

Great work amigo!!
Beautiful line!
Alvaro

jesshickman said...

I'll be there with the Tostitos!! ^_^

Eric said...

Ugh, I am dying of allergies. It took awhile for them to hit me but today they finally did.

One question out of curiosity, have you ever been interested in fantasy type illustrations. Women with swords or armor?

- Eric

Process Junkie said...

Thanks for all the comments, Jess, Jill & Alvaro.

Eric: Hmm...good question...never seriously thought of why I'm not moved by that whole "sword & sorcery" stuff, but now that you mention it, I think I've always found that whole thing very far removed from what I like to call my "fantastic reality" where guns, knifes, prostitutes, pimps, drug dealers and such occupy an integral part.

I never really identified with the European middle ages ideal of honorable knights in shining armor wielding swords, dragons and kingdoms. The very first thing I was thaught in school was how the Incas were sadistically anihilated by the spaniards (by the same token, how the British fucked, I mean conquered and raped the rest of the indigenous world) so naturally I learned to despise and distrust that whole civilized christian monarchy crap and the proverbial armor-warrior-conqueror, blue-eyed white dude riding the proverbial white horse notion, that sort of imagery holds no appeal to me whatsoever, I also lump all kinds of elves, leprechauns and weird midgets with them brave hearts, not my thing. When it comes to fantasy I think I prefer science fiction, like say...a voluptuos alien girl with 4 "breastesses" :).

I told you I was fucked-up but you didn't believe me. :)

-A

Process Junkie said...

"knives" that is, boy, my english grammar just keeps getting better and better!

mugmoni said...

Did I hear someone say Tostitos? ^^ Hi Alberto, this is Darla (of Jess and Darla from Wizard World). Jess pointed me to your blog and I have to add my two cents and tell you again how wonderful your work is.

I was curious if you are going to be doing another cover for Zowie this time around?

I look forward to Chicago, and I hope all is well with you.
Take care.

Process Junkie said...

Actually, I'm working on the Zowie cover as I write this.
Thanks for swinging by, I'll see you in Chicago!

-A

mugmoni said...

Very cool. ^^ I can't wait to see it.
D

Eric said...

lol. Not fucked up, just honest! Which is rare in these times.

Now about that alien girl....

- Eric

wcr1 said...

" I never really identified with the European middle ages ideal..."

Me neither, although it seems to have a persistent appeal for a lot of people. The first time I remember this disdain for Euro-centrism was in a book called "Blue Highways" by William Least Heat Moon, which kind of woke me up. Not that the exploitation of one people by another is limited to any particular culture or group.

On another tack, speaking of prostitutes and other lowlife, I was wondering if you have seen any of Jack Vettriano's work (not the Singing Butler, but the more erotically-tinged stuff), and what you think of it. A lot of his sunnier things have been sold as posters, note cards, &c, to his everlasting financial success (and critical disparagement), but a great deal of his output is dedicated to things that go on behind closed doors.

Process Junkie said...

Bill,

I visited Vettriano's website for the first time after reading your comments -thanks for the heads up- I see now what you mean by "critical disparagement" heh, heh!

Quite the businessman he is, god bless him, I want to like his paintings but I can't, I'm mainly interested in form and rhythm (especially when it comes to the female figure) and his stuff is too stiff, his quasi-photorealistic work, is too photorealistic for my taste, that may be my fault.

The clever successful man of the world, fortune 500 power/sex fantasy concept gets old after a while, no emotional connection there for me either so he loses me on both counts. He really doesn't need me though, it's easy to imagine what the attraction is to "businessmen" with small penises all over this bitter earth :)

I have often said I prefer drawing to painting, I also prefer drawings to paintings :D.

-A

wcr1 said...

Hunh. Last time I looked (some time ago) there was no vettriano-art.com. The images displayed there, though, are not close to what I meant. If, in your bookstore ramblings, you come across a copy of Fallen Angels or, more to the point, Lovers and Other Strangers, you might take a peek.

His stuff is certainly static, which is almost guaranteed since he paints from photos.

Okay, since you prefer drawings to paintings, how about Boldini, whose paintings have the dashed-off quality of some drawing. (That's not exactly the right term, but I can't think of the drawing counterpart to "painterly".) He also drew - on my cube wall is a (printout of a) sketch of a teapot done on a book page that is amazing; I can't believe none of his work is available in English-language books. Same complaint for Boccioni, whose "The City Rises" is a remarkable piece.

God, where would I be without parentheses?

manucha said...

I've got to say, I love 'em nipples, quite ready for breastfeeding. As for Pulp Sugar's shoe's, they are amazingly interesting. Makes me want to just try on a pair.

Process Junkie said...

Bill, thank you for bringing these artists to my attention, I will check out Boldini and Boccioni and you can be sure I'll have something to say :), thanks again.

Manucha, Don't mess with those type of shoes, the damage (to my brain) can be irreversable, if you must, then take digital pictures and send to my email address :)

-A