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IT’S MY BIRTHDAY: 2013 UPDATE

Please tell me: what is the nature of time and reason? Yes, today is my birthday, marking the two year anniversary of this sketch-blog. As you can see, way back when, I made a promise to update with new content every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. So far I have kept true to my guarantee: hope you’ve been enjoying my efforts.

So what’s with the life? Well, I moved from White River Junction,Vermont to Carrboro, North Carolina, and I’ve been enjoying it very much. Been teaching at a local spot, giving guest lectures at the University of North Carolina, and now have a regular feature in the fine arts magazine Au Courant (be sure to check out the back issues).

In the past year my work has been exhibited at the Museum for Comics and Cartoon Art Festival in NYC, been published by both the National Cartoonists Society and the Swedish Comics Association, and received a great review on the High Low blog. Needless to say, I’m enthused and grateful.

Current projects include making more pieces to hang on walls, teaching classes on the exploration of the inner recesses of consciousness through art, and beginning work on a new graphic novel tentatively titled FUTURING PEOPLE (you know, because the future is a verb). In fact, beginning next week this blog will be showcasing preliminary sketches for my FUTURING PEOPLE work. The style is a bit different, but I hope you enjoy the cohesiveness of it all. Please leave as much feedback as you care to.

FYI, If you happen to be in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area tonight, please join me  at This & That Gallery (118c East Main St, Carrboro) for my birthday celebration/opening reception. If you can’t make it tonight, stop by any time for the rest of the month to see some of my latest works. As always, the best way to keep up with my current going ons/exhibits/workshops is to follow me on Twitter: @rioaubrytaylor. Please enjoy your life!

My work-space.

My work-space.

Myself.

Myself.

My work.

My work.


I have not slept one wink.

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them


If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me

Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it; he died as one that had been studied in his death to throw away the dearest thing he owed, as ‘t were a careless trifle


Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him

But, for my own part, it was Greek to me


He will give the devil his due

The better part of valour is discretion


For ever and a day

Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!


They lie deadly that tell you you have good faces.

I will speak daggers to her, but use none


The play ‘s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king

And it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man


BUT, FOR MY OWN PART, IT WAS GREEK TO ME.

 

SELDOM HE SMILES, AND SMILES IN SUCH A SORT

AS IF HE MOCK’D HIMSELF, AND SCORN’D HIS SPIRIT

THAT COULD BE MOV’D TO SMILE AT ANYTHING.


WE BURN DAYLIGHT.

 

ROMEO: LADY, BY YONDER BLESSED MOON I SWEAR

THAT TIPS WITH SILVER ALL THES FRUIT-TREE TOPS –

JULIET: O! SWEAR NOT BY THE MOON, THE INCONSTANT MOON,

THAT MONTHLY CHANGES IN HER CIRCLED ORB,

LEST THAT THY LOVE PROVE LIKEWISE VARIABLE.


ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT, PROUD TITANIA.

Please click to enlarge.

I AM THAT MERRY WANDERER OF THE NIGHT.

I JEST TO OBERON, AND MAKE HIM SMILE

WHEN I A FAT AND BEAN-FED HORSE BEGUILE,

NEIGHING IN LIKENESS OF A FILLY FOAL:

AND SOMETIMES LURK I IN GOSSIP’S BOWL,

IN VERY LIKENESS OF A ROASTED CRAB.


Just Another Abstract Comic:

Unbidden guests

Are often most welcomest when they are gone.


Thanksgiving Update (my art’s on a podcast)!

Hi! Hope everyone is having a happy and healthy Thanksgiving;)

Just posting today to let you all know that some of my art has appeared as the title-card for the latest episode of the hilarious cartooning blog “The Ink Panthers Show”.  Check out the piece below and then click here to give the podcast a listen. Also, I want to express my thanks and gratitude to everyone who has ordered a comic from me and who has supported my art in other ways. You guys are the best. Peace!


With Wide Eyed Astonishment…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wander and wonder…


Character Design Dude 1

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PRESENTING: CHICKEN KNIFE!

BEHOLD:


BEHOLD: NEW STRANGE PHAROAH!

A new character from Light Riot Productions!


HAPPY EARTH DAY!

Happy Earth Day Everyone!


The gang’s all here!

No time in a dream…


More New Art!

The Red Lady…


A Blue Monster!

!!!


My Friend Carl

What’s up Charlo, haven’t seen you for a while, how you been brother?


BELA!

This is Bela, an alien come to visit Baileen and Bailo.  She’s assumed a similar form as them so as not to startle her new friends.  Isn’t she beautiful?


It’s Burlap Bailo!

Yo!  Here’s a cool Burlap Patch version of Bailo.  I’m thinking about sewing this onto my guitar case.