Is this really progress???

I was staring at this new 2013 Chevy Malibu dash in complete dismay and instantly wished for something better. Take a look at the dash of a 2013 Chevy Malibu (top) and the dash of a 1967 Chevy Malibu (below). How in the world is the interior of the 2013 better than the 1967? Sure that 2013 does everything for you including your laundry but at what cost... to the driver's sanity?

2013 Chevy Malibu: This is an eye-sore mass of confusion and complication! You have to have a co-pilot to operate this monstrosity!

1967 Chevy Malibu: This is simple, peaceful and beneficial to the driver. I'll never believe that we can't duplicate the intuitiveness of this today and beyond.



Wop bop-a-looma ba-lop bomp bomp = Tutti Frutti by Little Richard
A wop bop a lu bop, a wop bam boom = Tutti Frutti by Little RIchard
A-Wop-bop-a-loo-lop a-lop-bam-boo = Tutti Frutti by Pat Boon
wop-bop-a-loom-bop-a-blop-bam-boom = Tutti Frutti by Elvis
Wop bop a loo bop, sha-bop bam Brain! = Brain (Pinky & the Brain)

I always liked this string of lyrical nonsense.


FIAT is bringing the 500 to the USA!!!

The only cars that I get excited about these days are small pocket-rocket "B" cars. The USA doesn't have them. Europe and Japan have lots of them. HOWEVER (and this is why I got all excited and started looking through auto-history books), FIAT is planning on bringing over their 500 (and most likely the Abarth variants)!!! SEE HERE:Fiat-Chrysler partnership will bring 7 new models to U.S. And see the ABARTH variants HERE:Fiat Abarth division I'm very excited!

Since current automobiles these days are so confounded ugly, I decided to go through all my auto-history books and make a wish list of the cars of years-past that I like and want re-manufactured. I envision a day when the auto-manufacturers will make you whatever car you want (of their particular brand)

FORDS: '40, '51, '55 Fairlane/Victoria. '55-57 & '61-65 Tbird. '64 & '66-67 Fairlane. '64-65 Falcon.
One of my friends owned a '64 Fairlane and he dropped a 427 (from a '68 Torino I think) into it to make a pseudo Thunderbolt. Man did that thing fly!!! And it looked good too (the T-bolts were ugly). Another friend owned a '64 Thunderbird and man I loved that thing (not as much as the Fairlane though).

BUICK: '59 Invicta.
I just about bought a broken down, rusted out one of these (sitting behind some guy's barn). My dad stopped me (he didn't want it in his yard, not believing I was going to restore it). But when I sat in it I felt awesome. Everything inside of those cars is so cool looking.

PONTIAC: '61-62 Catalina.
I really like the styling and build of these cars. They also have neat interiors.

PLYMOUTH: '56 Fury, 66-68 Belvedere/Satellite series.
One of my friends owned a '68 Roadrunner with a 426 Hemi. It was a neat car and never stopped burning tires. I never liked the "beep-beep" horn though. I really like the GTX and Satellite models.

DODGE: '66-68 Coronet series.
One of my favorite cars is the Super Bee. I remember the first time I saw one. It was at a car-show and I was about 10 years old. There was a yellow one and a green one. I stared and stared and drooled.



Background info...

Like practically every other artist, I've been drawing longer than I can remember (literally). I never thought about drawing until I was around 10 years old though. There was this contest in the elementary school that my late brother and I attended (my brother was in the 3rd grade and I the 4th). The contest was for some sort of cultural-arts fair. Everyone in every grade had to create several forms of art, literature, visual, audio and various other things. I remember the poem I wrote (about my puppy named Bulldozer) and the drawing I created. I won the poem segment and my brother won the visual art segment.

What I remember most about the contest was the drawing I submitted. When I drew that simple piece it somehow came alive, figuratively speaking. Something stuck me very hard when I drew it. It was just a stick figure running across a hilly landscape with a ghost chasing him from behind. Everything looked like it was in motion and I was fascinated with what I had accomplished. I was so enamored with the drawing that I thought for sure I would win the visual art section. Instead I won the poem segment. I was still happy but confused.

It wasn’t until years later that I discovered that my brother was the one who won the visual-art segment (!!!). He was quite excited about it (again) and he talk for several minutes about how happy he was that we both won. He also mentioned that he wanted to win the writing and or poem segments. Kind of funny how it happened.

Ever since that day, when I was 10 in the 4th grade, where that drawing came alive, I’ve been working hard recreating, capturing and mastering the moment. I want, yearn and strive with about every waking (and in many cases sleeping) moment to create visual works that are alive and move people.



This is an idea from looking at a children's book about planting trees on Arbor day and hosted by some bird named Tyson. Enjoy.Previously I had the finished & vectored FRENZIED MINDS version here. But I want to keep it seperate from my doodling stuff.
I have created a seperate BLOG for the official comic series. Find the link to my comic BLOG "FRENZIED MINDS" on the right of the page, on my GOTGRAPHIC.COM home page, or at www.FrenziedMinds.com. THANKS!



Saw this "Pet The Baby Farm Animals" childrens book today, when wild visuals began appearing before my minds eye... :D


I saw this baby today with an enormous bandage on his right arm and a bald-spot on his head with some sort of large wound in the center of it.



Another spoof/parody on a childrens book. When I was a child I always wanted the other guy to KO the Sam character... and my version does it all in 6 pages (panels)!