If you have not done so already please email, fax and call you Senators and Congress person to ask them to vote NO on both the House of Representatives Orphan Works bill and the Senate Orphan Works bill. Both bills are way to broad and seriously limit an artist’s right to protect their own work. Even the House bill, which is being touted as the better bill, puts the onus on the artist to register their images twice, with the Copyright Office and with a newly developed Orphan Works registry, in order to not be considered an Orphan or “abandoned” Work.
You can use the follow web sites to get information to contact you appropriate representative. I faxed, email and called my represenatives and I urge you to do the same.
Illustrators Partnership of America
For more information on the issue please go to:
I would like to say Happy Mothers Day to every mother I know. And share this photo of my mother and father from March 1969. I love you and miss you Mom.
This sucks… I can still remember filling my mother’s tank up for the very first time, after getting my driver’s license – gas was a whopping $ .97 a gallon. Oh how times have changed.
It was 22 years ago yesterday that the movie “RAD” hit the theaters. Now if you’re not a BMXer you may not know about the movie. If I was you I WOULD NOT run out and rent it because it sucks. Even if you are a BMXer it still sucks, but it has a special spot in your heart. Happy anniversary everyone in the know.
Just wanted to remind everyone in Milwaukee and the rest of Wisconsin to go out and vote today.
If you’ve checked out my updated website, you probably noticed the new link for istock. istock is another convenient way people all over the world can purchase my photography any time of the day, with ease It’s also a way I can pretend Milwaukee is warm all year round. Who else is ready for summer?!
Yesterday I received a letter in the mail from Art O Mat informing me that I’ve been inducted in the “AIC 1099 Club”. This club is for the top selling Art O Mat artists, selling more then $600 in one year. In addition to being inducted in the AIC 1099 Club, I also received a kick ass 1099 Patch.
I’d like to send a big shout out to Rick B. for all his help over the years, working on my website and making me look good one click at a time. Speaking of which…
My website has just been updated, check it out and tell me what you think about the new photos and all the changes.
Back in May (May 18, 2007), I mentioned that I submitted some work to the “Mail Me Art” collection in England. Well, today I received an email from the “Mail Me Art” folks informing me that out of the over 600 pieces submitted, my photo is one of the winners! My photo, along with 199 other pieces, will be in a book that will be printed and sold in bookstores and museums all over the world. Keep your eyes peeled for more information on when and where you can buy it.