Jul 9, 2007

Vacation


Yun and I went to Italy for vacation this summer. As always it is as stressful and hard as it is fun and relaxing. The airports have gotten much worse. I arrived at Kennedy airport to see lines out the door and around the building. Quite disheartening. We survived it like everyone else. This time we went to Lake Como, Milan and Bologna. Yun wanted to squeeze in Florence but I was wiped out from all the planes, trains and automobiles. Plus Yun had been there before. I did quite a few drawings and have some tales to go along with them. You will be seeing them the next few weeks.

I am on the front page of the leading Italian newspaper, La Repubblica. If you look to the right there is a column with small pictures and a headline. Mine says Le Immagini, next to it is a picture of my painting of Batman.

19 comments:

spacedlaw said...

Looking forward to the Italian drawings. Strange contraption. I've never seen this before either.

Tommy Kane said...

A very strange contraption that works like a charm.

Anonymous said...

Always a treat to find a new drawing waiting when I log on to your blog. I like ending my day with a smile--and I can always find one here!

~Linda :-)

on painters & painting said...

Lake Como is a pretty lake...

suzanne said...

Ha...I thought this was a joke when I first saw the drawing. Does this really meet safety standards? Too funny.

quasimai said...

Hello, I just found out about your work on the frontpage of La Repubblica’s website (the most popular italian newspaper).
Your sketches are amazing. I’m looking forward to your Italian series.

Tommy Kane said...

Yes the drawing is real. I couldn't make that up.

Anonymous said...

wow what a spread in Repubblica. I love it!! Jerry

Tanodoc said...

your works are amazing!

just find out on repubblica...I love it

Tommy Kane said...

Welcome to all my new Italian friends.

oz said...

Le congratulazioni! -finalmente gli italiani sono consapevoli del genio che รจ Tommy Kane!

Tommy Kane said...

I agree with whatever you just said.

smoky man said...

I hope you enjoyed yr visit in Italy. And congrats for yr works. I can see a lot of comics and pop culture in it.

From Sardinia, Italy
smoky ciao-ciao!

smoky man said...

thanks for visiting my little blog! And for yr kind words! Sorry it's almost all written in Italian. I looove this blog community where it's possible to contact anyone in the world.
Maybe one of this days I'll post something on my blog commenting yr comics related/inspired works :)

Thanks again and sooner or later come and visit my beautiful island Sardinia

smoky man
co-editor of "Alan Moore:Portrait of an Extraordinary Gentleman" tribute book (2003, Abiogenesis Press)

Tommy Kane said...

Sardinia sounds like heaven. yun and I have some friends that vacation there every year.

smoky man said...

yes, Sardinia is one of the most beautiful place in the world. Tons of things to see, nice people, sun, sand and see ;)

If you plan to fly here, just let me know and i'll be more than happy to show the beauties of my island ;)

a big ciao and 1smoKiss ;)

asibiri (Sardinian dialect to say "see you soon" ;))

Claire said...

You're famous in Italian!
Lovely drawing today- such a strange baby amusing contraption.

Tommy Kane said...

AT LEAST I AM FAMOUS SOMEWHERE.

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