veteran artists


Ok, now that the Burbank Arts for All Secret Art Show is over, I can share the artwork that I donated. Artists were asked to create pieces on 4 x 6 cards, so I went with cartoon-styled tarot cards. It was such an amazing experience and an honor to be included to so many other wonderful pieces of artwork. Those of you that bought these, thank you so much and I hope you enjoy having them!

“Death”, “The Fool” and “The Lovers” created for the art show; “The Emperor” created as a fun little follow-up.



The SUPER DUPER DUO of SONIC and TAILS unite in “Genesis of a Hero” Part Two: The 25th Anniversary celebration of Sonic the Hedgehog continues in this retro-action adventure! Sonic has chased Dr. Eggman clear across Westside Island, and now into the skies! Can Sonic and Tails survive a head-on assault of the Wing Fortress? And what sinister secrets lurk beyond the clouds? Featuring cover art by veteran Sonic comic artist Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante and a “High Flying Variant” by jammin’ Jamal Peppers!

Script: Ian Flynn
Art: Tracy Yardley, Terry Austin, John Workman, Gabriel Cassata
Cover: Patrick Spaziante
Variant Cover: Jamal Peppers, Jim Amash, Matt Herms
On Sale Date: 11/30
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Lo Mang is a Hong Kong based veteran martial artist who was born as Lo Hin Lam in Hong Kong on 23 July 1956. Primarily known for starring in Shaw Brothers kung fu movies during the latter part of the 1970s and into the 1980s. He is a member of the famous ensemble known as the Venom Mob who were renowned for their martial arts and acting skills.

His most famous roles are the Toad, #5 in Chang Cheh’s The Five Deadly Venoms and Golden Arm Kid in Kid with the Golden Arm. He is a skilled martial artist and practiced Taijiquan for years, as well as Chu Gar Tong Long Southern Praying Mantis for over 13 years before starting an acting career. He had a well built physique despite doing no weight training. Sometimes referred as “Shaolin Hercules,” he is renowned for playing the strongest personality in the movies but being the first one to be killed.

This Veterans Day at the museum, Iraqi War veteran and artist Aaron Hughes hosted Tea, a ceremony and discussion exploring memories of war, detention, dehumanization, and love. When stationed in Iraq, Hughes saw how sharing a cup of tea—or declining one—can unite or divide people. Hughes has been collecting tea stories from veterans over the years and shares them as part of the ceremony.

[Tea at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photo: Gretchen Scott]

I should also add that Lauren Winzer herself doesn’t even accept constructive criticism, which definitely backs up my theory that she didn’t even go through an apprenticeship. Anyone that comments constructive, polite criticisms on her IG gets blocked. I tried once and was blocked. I know others on here who have been blocked too. She really is kind of a disgrace to lady tattooers everywhere. There are female tattoo artists that work their asses off from literally nothing and have gone through long apprenticeships and have taken the time to learn from other veteran tattoo artists and they create beautiful, genuine work and they are still working on getting their work put out there. Winzer has celebrity friends and a bunch of money. She makes crap tattoos, but she gets to have her shit on skin put out there because she is privileged and doesn’t have to work hard for it. 


WIRED gets a tour from veteran Foley artist John Roesch of the Skywalker’s custom built soundstage. Roesch reveals some of the strangest audio props that were used in films like ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit,’ 'Back to the Future’ and 'Braveheart’.

MORE. How Lucasfilm’s Master Foley Artist Perfected the Sounds in Your Favorite Movies

To 2nd gen groups fans who are looking down on new gen group fans, let me remind you that when your faves were rising and you were praising them to the high heavens, 1st gen fans were probably the same things about you like you’re doing to new gen group fans. Remember when your 2nd gen faves were called flops, that they wouldn’t last long in the industry, etc. when they first debuted (example: SNSD)? Yeah. While it’s important for new gen group stans to recognize and appreciate what older/veteran groups/artists have done for the industry, older fans should also remember what it was like to have fans from the previous Kpop generation (that is, the 1st generation) criticize their faves.

*second gen = TVXQ, Suju, Big Bang, SHINee, 2PM, etc.