Did you know that? Perhaps it comes as a surprise. Dan DeWeese, editor in chief of the fine Propeller Magazine, a "quarterly lit, art, film, and culture magazine founded in 2009" invited me to contribute six illustrations to accompany a series of pieces they are running on directors and film. You can see my Woody Allen piece and read the fascinating essay it accompanies, The Influence of Anxiety by Benjamin Craig at that link.
If you know anything about me as an artist, you know that in general I don't draw people that look like people. That made this task very difficult for me. In addition, I have actually never seen an entire Woody Allen movie from beginning to end. That, however, made this task easier because I was able to look at Woody from an entirely unbiased perspective and zero in on the visual cues that would communicate his likeness. I think my piece turned out quite well.
In the coming weeks, there will be essays about and illustrations by me of Federico Fellini, Linda Lovelace, something about "The 'New Hollywood' of the late 60s/early 70s, with special attention paid to The Monkees (the success of that tv show bankrolled Easy Rider and Five Easy Pieces), Jack Nicholson, and Warren Beatty," something showing "a discussion of Sight & Sound's new poll that ranks Hitchock's Vertigo as the new 'best film' and moves Orson Welles's Citizen Kane to second place," and finally director Barbara Loden and her film Wanda. Do take a look.