Here is Maurice Vellekoop’s commission from The Boston Globe for an article titled, “Thanksgiving, or how to eat American politics,” by Rachel Laudan, author of “Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History”. Her piece traces the evolution of the ‘traditional’ turkey dinner as a kind of populist reaction against stuffy, aristocratic, European modes of dining. Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book (pictured bottom left) democratically proposed inviting children to join adults in a simple, nutritious meal that was a reaction against the fancy sauces and elaborate molded desserts beloved of monarchs across the Atlantic. It was she who persuaded Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday 150 years ago.November 29, 2013
James Turner’s satirical graphic novel will be published this spring by SLG Publishing.
After eons under Satan’s oppressive yoke, rebellion breaks out in the Infernal Realm. The demon hordes realize they got a raw deal and declare, “What the heck were we thinking?”
A sample installment is available for download
James Turner was recently commissioned to created a number of illustrations for John Roberton of KBS+ for Ontario Power Generation’s information web site on their “Safe Place to Store” Deep Geologic Repository public proposal.
Yesterday Tomio Nitto went to the David Cronenberg EVOLUTION Show at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Tomio is not only a big fan of Mr. Cronenberg’s work, he has had the great pleasure of doing work for him. Tomio created artworks for both movies ‘The Fly’ and ‘Madama Butterfly’. Tomio was delighted to have the original artworks signed by Mr. Cronenberg.