Saturday, February 28, 2009

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

LMAO Feature

Be sure to get your free LMAO Cartoon Feature link at Silly Bill's Artistic Services.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Al Gore: Tarnishing Oslo Gold

For twenty years, Al Gore has been predicting the imminent demise of civilization as we know it. By now, most of us- accroding to him- should be either under water or dying from starvation or thirst. Or is it both?
The IPCC must have compiled a seperate set of data especially for Al, since the current six year report seems, in no way, to correspond to the apocalyptic conclusions of the former VP.
Yes, global warming is a scientific fact and the IPCC projections for the remainder of this century are far from comforting. And of all the possible greenhouse gas emission sources identified, the man-made ones DO seem to correlate most often to the global temperature changes they've measured. However; how Al Gore is able to read this as the "global emergency", preempting all others is beyond my meager ability to fathom. Undoubtedly, preaching the environmental apocalypse attracts more attention and raises public awareness more effectively than dry boring discussions about statistical correlations. But, give me a break! The Nobel Prize!? And for PEACE!? Scare the hell out of millions of people with deliberate exaggerations and distortions of scientific facts and win a prize for peace!?
I imagine the Oslo Gold Medal will make a charming display along side the Oscar and Emmy in his three story mansion in Tennessee. Way to go, Al.
Think I'll go fire up my gas guzzling Lumina and smoke some cigarettes.
The Al Gore caricature along with many others can be seen at:

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Fred Thompson: Real or Reanimated?

Leave it to Bill Trantham to create the definitive Fred Thompson caricature. His view is of a Frankenstein type image complete with greenish complexion, neck bolts and stitches.
"He isn't really alive in the normal sense," explains the artist. "He was actually reanimated from body parts stolen from the graves of Richard Nixon, Barry Goldwater and Strom Thurmond."
To see more of Bill Trantham's political caricatures visit:

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Who's The Artist?

I had quite a discussion the other day with an "artist" who works with digital images. She uses an existing photograph, loaded onto Adobe Illustrator or similar software, and manipulates it to give it an artsy look. By the time she is through adding splashes of color and distortions of form, it looks like a quality impressionist painting. The effect is dramatic and deserves respect for the talent required to create it. However, I feel that this type of art does not belong in the same category or on the same level of difficulty as traditional art.

She, of course, takes exception to my somewhat chauvinistic view. She feels that the only difference is in the method and medium not in the degree of difficulty. "I'm just as much of an artist as anyone else," says she.

"You would be if you started with a blank page," says I.

I suppose I shouldn't be so closed minded about new methods, but in my mind, it's the artist who suffers through the intimidation of a blank white canvas or piece of drawing paper that deserves the most credit. Creating something from nothing is the more impressive feat.

So there.

SALTY by Bill Trantham. Drawn with colored pencils starting with a totally blank piece of Strathmore art paper.

Thursday, August 2, 2007


Psychedelic is the word. An all new series of original drawings by Bill Trantham. Bill captures the sixties retro look with these eye-popping images. Magic Bus, shown here, is but one example of his limited edition signed/numbered prints now being offered at DrawVille AC. Wow! What fun!