So, first off an announcement!
RAUL AGUIRRE Jr. ART SHOW!!
On Saturday October 1oth 2009 Geeks Comics in beautiful uptown Whittier California will be hosting “NIGHT OF THE SPARROW” a solo Art Show and book signing for little ol’ me! That’s right, I will be celebrating the release of my self published action adventure romance and espionage comic book “CODENAME: SPARROW” I’ll be there signing the book and showcasing a gallery of fine drawings and paintings based on the characters in “CODENAME: SPARROW!” There will be prints for sale as well as original work! So c’mon down and say hi!
Welcome to part two of Man Vs. Art Episode 007!
You are all in for a treat! Submitted for your enjoyment and animation education is my first Interview on Man Vs. Art! The first of many I hope. I’ve been on the other side of the mic plenty of times before, this marks the beginning of my foray into interviewmanship. Hey I think I invented a word! I feel like Don King.
Who the @#?!! is Jim Lujan?
He is a friend, colleague, and all around nut job! Jim Lujan who was instrumental in getting me to start this blog and Podcast. In fact he demanded it! He is a very funny fellow with quite a few loose screws in that head, which makes him the perfect candidate for a career in Cartooning!
I met Jim thanks to networking Maestro Javier Hernandez the creator of El Muerto, Man Swamp and Demolition Dove! Javier asked me to join his Artist Collective the San Gabriel Valley Cartoonistas. A secret society bent on world domination through the use of Cartoons, Comics and Animation. We make public appearances and perform live art all over town with the support of the Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts.
They are a A small non-profit organization in El Monte California that is committed to connecting communities to the arts. Nuvein Foundation’s mission is to raise funds for scholarships for students pursuing a career in the arts and to support those already in the arts. Nuvein is also committed to showcasing the arts through community arts presentations, live performances, and educational programs.
And now I’m involved with them! God Help us all!
Here is one of Jim’s many films, it’s his latest Called John Henry Unicorn.
If you want more Jim try these links!
Jim’s youtube channel is worth a look. Set your ass to “Laughed off!”
Self inflicted portraits by Jim, a shot of Jim taunting school children because they can’t drive, a cartoon I made lampooning Luca Brazzi in the Godfather when I was inducted into the Cartoonistas. That’s a tall and elegant Javier Hernandez as the Don, and looking like Sonny is Jim.
Here are a few of the things we mentioned in the interview.
Lord of the Rings
A Touch of Evil opening shot.
Darn Good Flick!
Absolutely Brilliant! Orson Welles as a crooked fat cop and Charlton Heston plays a MEXICAN!!! CARAMBA!
It was fun doing and putting together the interview and I hope youfolks enjoy it!
Have an Artful Day!