Oscars Continued

Oscar Poster, personal

I’ve been spending most of my time working on the latest ‘Who Was’ book, and various small projects that I’m not quite ready to share for one reason or another. Meanwhile, in my spare hours, I’m continuing to work on my ‘Oscar Project’ (for more information on this, see this link). Here is the ‘1934’ page.

Oscars Project Continued

Oscar Poster, personal

This weekend, I started coloring one of the pages, just to see how it works as a ‘coloring book’. So far, it is proving pretty challenging.

Continuing on with the 1933 Oscars. A strange year, as there were only 3 actors (and two tied for the win) and 3 actresses nominated, but 8 ‘best picture’ nominations. There were also a few ‘special awards’ and a couple new categories (like ‘short subjects’), so I felt it necessary to include Laurel & Hardy’s “The Music Box”, plus a little rodent to commemorate a special award given to Disney. If you are just joining me, I have been working on a special personal project in my spare time this past week, and here’s a link to better explain what’s going on.

Oscar Project Continued

Oscar Poster, personal

While I’m continuing to work on the latest ‘Who Was’ book, I’m spending more and more of my free time working on this “Oscar Project”. This link will take you to a page that offers a little bit more explanation. Today I finished up 1932, and I’ll more than likely be moving on to 1933 over the weekend.

Oscar Project

Oscar Poster, personal

I’m currently working on sketches for another ‘Who Was’ book, but in my spare time, I’m continuing to be obsessive about this current ‘side project’, which I alternately think is either a great idea, or a colossal waste of time, depending on the mood I’m in when you ask me. If you are interested, look in the menubar in my portfolio under ‘porfolio:personal work:oscar posters’, (or just follow the link) and I’ll try to be a little more expansive on where I think I’m going with this. I tried something a little different with the ‘nominees list’ (below), giving a ‘hollwood walk of fame’ border around the text block.

Oscar Season Again

Oscar Poster, personal

I found myself working on another page of my ‘Oscars Project’ this weekend (whatever it ends up being – I’m thinking perhaps an oversize coloring book?). This one I revised from an earlier poster I had done several years ago (many of the caricatures I used as a starting point for this new layout, plus I also added several more — I’m thinking I’ll keep these to Actor/Actress/Picture/Director from now on, just to keep it consistent and not get so crowded that it gets out of hand). I’m not entirely sure there is a market for whatever it is this is, but I seem to get an awful lot of personal enjoyment from the challenge. Now that the weekend is over, I’ll be starting on another book project, so I may not get to any more of these until later in the month. I have not yet found a publisher for this idea (and in fact had one rejection already, which actually led to my doubling down on the idea, oddly enough), but as I get more of these under my belt, I may shop it around further.