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A Baaaad Arrangement June 15 For Utne Reader, on key environmental groups that are beholden to corporate money, and therefore end up working on... GOP ("O" for obsolete) May 9 In the age of Obama, the GOP seems in danger of self imposed extinction, as they appear to inhabit an ... God is Black January 24 The title for this essay "God is Black" is about all I had to go on at the TIME, as it was not yet written.... Goodbye Mr. Bush January 2 It was good to receive an assignment from TIME outlining the many crimes of the outgoing administration. I could not... Birds: Then and Now December 22 Birds have always intrigued me, and I'm happy to use them as a metaphor now and then. These images were commissioned in... Futility December 5 Is anyone else having trouble getting their head around the constant talk of billions of dollars? And just when you... A Prayer December 4 I've had occasions to illustrate commentaries, naratives, lessons and poetry, but never a prayer until now. The image... Autumn Falls Away November 18 The Leaves are on the ground in Eastern Pennsylvania as we begin to turn our thoughts to Winter and our interiors. To... The Second Gilded Age June 2 What a great time to be alive...if you're a Robber Baron. The Cookie Jar has been raided by the GOP and corporate... A Day for Reflection January 21 Martin Luther King Day. Time to reflect upon concepts we hope can one day be realized....peace through courage, and... Applying Abstract Textures to the Human Form March 18 Using the abstract piece from the earlier post, I began experimenting with what might happen if it were applied to the... When not creating art on demand March 17 I try to remain disciplined about using my "down time" constructively. Here is one in a series of... Punch the cop, Judy the judge February 23 Just don't get stopped for a traffic violation in L.A. as this image illustrates. This cover art was for the LATimes on... Back to the Future January 19 So I return to the place that inspired me to pursue my passion for drawing. It's tempting to say that my new role at... Martin Luther King January 15 Few public figures stir the heart and soul like Martin Luther King did, and still does. When my kids were small, I'd... Still in Theater Mode January 5 This job about intellectual property and the performing arts, landed in a timely way, since lately I've had occasion to... This one's for RAG November 9 Thumped! November 9 Where's the Bacon? September 20 For those of us that feel less than tidy as concerns our studios....here is a glimpse of the late great Francis Bacon &... What was he thinking? September 19 Today's illo, on the Pope's unfortunate comments. I wanted an austere image, to emphasize how polarizing religion can... While on the Subject of religious icons September 6 This self portrait, more in the spirit of Nietzsche, I suppose, is titled "a bad day in the studio". I'm really not... A reflective moment... July 5 A belated Happy 4th of July all !!! We are finally back from a lengthy vacation at the shore, and my cold turkey from... My Father... June 15 My father, William Gothard, has spent his entire life painting and drawing, and continues to paint nearly every day... X-RAY fetish... May 1 Confession: I've always loved the ghostly B&W quality of x-ray's. I usually manage to convince doctors to let me have... Randy & Woody April 18 Resurrected... April 17 Unearthed this in my studio recently - Circa '77-'78. Funny thing is, I still FEEL like I can leap tall buildings in a... Slow day here, too. April 14 Remember when.... February 11 OK - so I'm gonna try to get this articles thing happenin right here and now. A number of us have been in the illo biz...