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APRIL birthdays include BETTE DAVIS who we see here as a bathing suit beauty on a beach in Ain't gonna hang no pixel -- the MAGAZINE of the MONTH.
APRIL birthdays also include Lady Day BILLIE HOLIDAY.
APRIL is Fool's Day as in APRIL FOOL'S DAY! Remember when GEORGE W. BUSH illustrated my take on "THE FOOL ON A HILL"?
APRIL is the month Ramona Quimby's author celebrates another birthday.
APRIL is the month "BUFFY" scares up another birthday. I don't know what Sarah Michelle Gellar is doing these days. As you can see, I did this portrait back when I needed a young, sexy vampire-killer to duet with the vampire of all vampires, Bela Lugosi as Dracula, in their rendition of "We've Got Tonight."
APRIL MAGAZINE OF MONTH: AIN'T GONNA HANG NO PIXEL. "Birthday Babes" BILLIE HOLIDAY and BETTE DAVIS debuted their electric portraits in this publication which itself debuted on APRIL 16, 2011 at the first annual PAINT & PIXEL Festival in Northampton, MA
Were you there? 'Was a rather cool event. Saw PAINT and PIXEL Fest II but then it disappeared. Too bad. Like I said, a rather cool event!
APRIL marks the 11th anniversary of SLATTS' BLOG!
APRIL is jumpin' JACK NICHOLSON month! I'm a big fan of JACK NICHOLSON. I absolutely love his crazy. Like One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and The Shinning. I'm not sure when I did this caricature-portrait. Everything points to shortly before I did the piece below.
JACK AND BETTE once teamed up in my illustration of a select few lines of Bob Dylan's TOMBSTONE BLUES.
APRIL is the month CAROL BURNETT celebrates another birthday!
APRIL is DUKE ELLINGTON'S birthday month.
APRIL may have been the cruelest month for T.S.ELIOT'S pen but not for mine (neither of them -- the red one or the blue one) when it came to completing his portrait ten years ago on APRIL 6th. Nothing cruel about it, I don't think. 'You?
ON APRIL 14th of the same year, Mr.ELIOT had fisticuffs with EZRA POUND in The Captain's Tower in my illustration inspired by Dylan's "DESOLATION ROW." READ more here...
APRIL 17, 2005: Who can identitfy these Three Women?
SHOP LOCAL All my publications, my "graphic-poem" art magazines: Ain't gonna hang no pixel, Emily comes to my house, A Place I Don't Belong and Frankenstein Meets Sister Mary Shelley, plus a select selection of my original designs on coffee mugs are all on sale at Northfield Coffee and Books in Northfield, Massachusetts at 105 Main Street. For more info on its hours go to www.coffeeandbooks.net
CONTACT ME and maybe I can meet you there for a coffee, sign your magazine or just chat.
A NOTE CARD & A COFFEE MUG You can find both in SLATTS' SHOP
slatts's DRAWING BOARD Recently got myself "back to the drawing board" as the saying goes! Check out just what that means in terms of getting my next graphic poem SAINT RINGO done, on -- MY BLOG!
ABOUT THIS and MORE When you see this graphic next to any art piece on this site, know that it's a link to the HOW and WHAT and BEHIND-THE-SCENES of many Kslatts illustrations!
THIS MONTH'S Feature: BILLIE HOLIDAY
APRIL IS A MONTH I apparently spend a lot of time in my studio, for in the month of APRIL, over the years...
...I completed the colored-pencil on batik painting, "I Have A Dream" (MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr.) in 2006;
the ink drawing of BEVERLY CLEARY also in 2006;
the colored-pencil caricature-portraits of JESSICA LANGE in 2007...
and EDGAR ALLAN POE in 2008,
one titled "Food" (JULIA CHILD) 2006;
the multi-media caricature-portraits titled "Down By The River" (VIRGINIA WOOLF) in 2008...
"To Her Herself A Music" (EMILY DICKINSON) also in 2008...
and the digital illustration titled "Chain Gang Jack" (JACK KEROUAC) was rendered in APRIL 2012. Yeah, it might have been a cruel month for Eliot but it was a damn busy month for slatts!