jecoleuk asked: I just wanted to say thank you. Your illustrations for Arthur C Clarke's odyssey novels made me want to become an artist. I'm still working on it, but I'm getting there! I do wish there was collection of your work in print though :-(
Thanks for writing J.E. I passed along your note to Michael but also wanted to address the last part myself.
Michael’s last major collection The Art of Michael Whelan, as I’m sure you’re aware, has been out of print since the mid 90s, but what a fantastic labor of love that book was.
It was an even split between his illustration and his growing collection of personal work. Published in 1993, it was done before he made the leap to fine art.
Michael always intended to follow up with another volume that featured a heavier selection of gallery work, but for whatever reason it hasn’t happened yet.
Out of curiosity, anyone else interested in a fifth Whelan art book?
My copy of The Art of Michael Whelan has survived every move since the 90s (unlike truckloads of other books) and I would love to see a follow up!
San Francisco’s techies are worried that the term has become so derogatory that it’s causing them pain. They would prefer ‘hacker’ or, well, ‘maker.’ Read this article by Chris Matyszczyk on CNET News.
Good luck getting me to ever call you a ‘maker.’ Not when the people who ACTUALLY MAKE THINGS can’t afford to live here anymore. What a fucking insult to artists.
They make landlords greedy by paying in cash and well over the asking price. They make software subscription only. They make the mayor screw over the other small businesses in town in order to lure their companies here. They make the line for my morning coffee longer. That’s about all they make. Maker my ass.
New 1-hour TV special for Mushishi is confirmed. Airs on January 4th, 2014 on Tokyo MX. (official website)
Hiroshi Nagahama is returning to direct the Mushishi Tokubetsu-hen: Hihamukage (Mushishi Special: Sun-Eating Shade) project at animation studio Artland. Yoshihiko Umakoshi is also returning to serve as character designer and chief animation director. (ANN)
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