Monday, August 22, 2011

Some people...

...grab the whole branch to get one cherry!

Johnny Cash - I See A Darkness

I just got done with a great graphic novel,
by Reinhard Kleist called
Johnny Cash - I See A Darkness!
'GREATabulous' black and white art, great flow (art & story) and
awesome drawn sections on JC's songs!
There's a little bio, synopsis and interview-deo HERE!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I saw WELCOME the other night
(i like the FILM MOVEMENT
series and the IFC Films) and loved it!
A great movie about dedication,
love (philos & agape), committment and determination.

Here's a synopsis:
Bilal, a 17-year-old Kurdish refugee, has struggled his
way through Europe for the last three months,
trying to reunite with his girlfriend, who recently
emigrated to England. But his journey comes to an
abrupt halt when he is stopped by authorities in Calais,
on the French side of the Channel. Left with no other
alternatives, he decides to swim across.
Bilal goes to the local swimming pool to train,
where he meets Simon, a middle-aged swimming instructor in
turmoil over his imminent divorce.
Simon agrees to help Bilal, hoping to win back
the affection of his wife, who does volunteer work
helping immigrants. But what begins as a
relationship based on self interest, develops into something
much bigger than Simon could ever have imagined,
as he too will ultimately risk everything to reach happiness.

R rating; 'wirty dords' & phrases (in french); passion/lust scene.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ticket to the Movies Contest envelope 4

Here's the fourth of my weekly, illustrated,

Register Guard Movie Contest Envelopes.

('Yoda Everybody Loves, the dark side except')


Thursday, August 11, 2011

a sketch in my vacation book...

Here's a sketch/journal page from one
of our vacation days in Colorado.
(p.s. - i won a pair of Movie tickets from my
Register Guard envelopes!)

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Aunt Alices Kitchen

illustrationISM's Restaurant Review -
Aunt Alices Kitchen
in Longmont, Colorado

Service - Excellent!
Coffee - Excellent!
Waitresses - Very Friendly
(even on a jam-packed Sunday)!
From Order to Serving - Fast!
Flavor - MMMMM Good!
Price - Very Reasonable!

Definitely 'The BEST Breakfast Joint' a visiting
Oregonian can recommend, if you're ever in
Longmont Colorado!
Daniel and Isabel blocking the door so the paparrazi couldn't come in!

On Sunday, July 24th, 2011, before we drove up to Estes Park and
Rocky Mountain National Park, with my Mom Mary, she took us to
AUNT ALICES KITCHEN for breakfast!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Register Guard Movie Contest Envelope 3...

Here the third of my annual, illustrated,

Register Guard Movie Contest Envelopes.

(Cowboys & Aliens theme, also [ now

that i look at it ] - The Illustrated Man)

(i missed a couple since i was in vacation in

Grand Junction, Colorado; Longmont, Colorado;

Grand Mesa, Colorado.)