Friday, December 17, 2010

The DOMA Project

This week I contributed a short essay about my life with Jan in Sweden to The DOMA Project, a campaign focused on changing US immigration policy with regard to binational LGBT couples. Click here to read my personal story and those of others - and please share them. The more people become aware of the unfairness of US policy, the sooner it will be corrected.


Monday, October 18, 2010

Impressive impasto

So Jan and I were taking a lovely Sunday walk around town, and we walked past a gallery that I usually don't particularly like.

But it currently has a show that literally stopped my in my tracks - we had to go in to get a closer look. Here's one example from the gallery's website:


Or this one:


But what you can't really tell from these images is that you have to get right up to it, like this:


Crazy, amazingly controlled impasto! Robert Terry is the artist, an American who lives and works in New York (*sigh*).

And I'm such a sucker for fall scenes.

I took a few of my own pictures with my cell phone, but I lost the darn cord that lets you upload pics to the computer...so, yeah. Maybe I'll update this post later, if I ever resolve that issue.

Anyway, truly stunning artwork, and if I had 10,000-some bucks lying around, I would totally be tempted to buy. So Stockholmers: get thee to Lars Bohman Gallery (before November 5th).


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fireside gchat

So, remember how I recently directed y'all to a new blog by Francis Strand?

Well, he honored me with inclusion into the site - an IM interview about Gay America. It's fun and short, in line with the rest of the site's content.


Good times!

Extra, extra!

Today's Guardian includes an article on homophobia in which Yours Truly is quoted, and Gay America gets a mention. Read it here!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Cult figures

My good friend Francis Strand has a terrific new blog, full of fascinating nuggets of queer trivia.



Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Graffiti in Norway

Jan and I recently visited our close friends in Oslo, who are expecting a baby on Christmas Day (a girl!).

A few hours before leaving, I slapped up a quick mural on the recently-painted baby room's wall...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bombs Away!

A friend forwarded me this adorable photo...


...and my immediate reaction was: OMG! That's Jack!


See?

Although I wasn't aware of it at the time that I came up with the cover, this phenomenon has a name: "photobombing." Like for everything these days, there's a website for it, and I'm particularly impressed that it's got celebrity practitioners like Michael Cera and Will Ferrell.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Spotted!

Allow me to boast about one more, small moment of awesomeness...

Take a good look at this page from a Swedish interiors magazine:


Notice anything familiar? (Of course not. No worries. But I did!) Let's take a closer look:



My calendar!

One of my more enjoyable freelance illustration projects of late was the KFUM/KFUK (Swedish scouting organization) 2008 calendar, a fundraiser that's been distributed in the same format since the 1940s. (So many Swedes have fond childhood associations with this calendar, like being chosen among classmates to affix the color illustration stamp onto the next month.) I have a couple of images from that project in my online portfolio, here and here.

I guess you never know where your work will pop up!

Here's the cover of the magazine:


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Peanut Quiz

I received another moment of awesomeness in the mailbox recently that I'd love to share*: a letter from Holland, a Peanut fan in Florida.

Check it out.


She even included a fabulous self-portrait:


But the real treat is this three-page quiz to test reading comprehension (and beyond!):







*with special thanks to my talented friend Kate, who earned an A+ on the quiz