Michael Sloan
March 2010
Nimbus's Les Paul guitar
Amsterdam is the setting for my latest Travels of Professor Nimbus drawing. Here's Professor Nimbus on the way to a session carrying his trusty Les Paul electric guitar. Nimbus had many uncredited appearences on albums by Dutch rock bands of the 1970's, as well as jingles for radio and TV advertisements. He played on the worldwide instrumental smash hit "The Tulips of 'S-Hertogenbosch", which charted in the European top ten in the summer of 1973, and was the Dutch entry in that year's Eurovision contest.
Pencil sketch.
Brush and ink drawing before I added color.
Weekly Wash. Post work
Detail from the effects of pet food on the environment.
The Green Lantern is a weekly assignment on environmental issues published on Sundays in The Washington Post. I've been doing the illustrations for Lantern since last September.
It's always a pleasure to work with Brad Walters at the Post. The subject matter is compelling and very interesting to me. Each week brings a new assignment and a new surprise. The illustrations print at a nice healthy 8" wide size, sometimes in color, sometimes in black and white, so I've started doing all final art in color to cover my bases.
Here's a selection of some of my Green Lantern work:
The continuing deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.
The aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.
How will the Haitian ecology recover from the earthquake?
Kosher and Halal meat: Better for the environment?
Real vs. fake petroleum based fur coats.
Does rocket fuel harm the atmosphere?
How does the process of making cheese effect the environment?
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