This, That and Other Things

JUNE 24, 2013

Lois Lane: The Golden Age and Wonder Woman: The Golden Age are my two newest creations, set to debut at Supercon Fourth of July weekend in Miami. I've been on a pin-up meets Art Deco kick lately.

"Man of Steel" was fantastic by the way. And I got to see New Kids on the Block in concert with Emily and Angie. After 25 years they're still going strong. I was the sixth member of NKOTB back in the day till I was pulled from the group by my parents. Kidding lol. Thanks for the tickets Angie! Muah!

JUNE 6, 2013

Toon Revue is Saturday, July 6th at ACME Superstore in Longwood. It's the third show of their new ACME Studios Gallery. The art will be hanging all month. I'll be displaying "GI Joe", "Iron Man" and "Wonder Woman." Sadly, I won't be at the Artist Reception. I'll be in Miami for my annual trek to Supercon with my daughter as my wonderful assistant.

A special Happy Birthday wish to my Mom, Sally. Looking younger every day. And let us never forget the sacrifice a bravery of the Allied troops on D-Day in 1944. We are in a debt we can never repay.

Big announcement still coming about a new project.

Midnight show of "Man of Steel" next week!!!!!!

MAY 20, 2013

Happy Birthday to my wonderful daughter, Emily. I can't believe she's fifteen. I feel old lol. I remember everything about the day she was born.

The Orlando Comic Expo was a bust, but for every success, there's going to be a setback. At least Emily got to meet Drake Bell, get a picture with him, his autograph and hear him sing. She was thrilled. When he was by my table later that day, he remembered her name when I showed him the picture and thanked him.

Star Wars artwork still hanging up at Acme for another week. Stop by.

New pictures include "Harley Quinn" with Daisy Day and some great Hawaiian shots we got. Big announcement coming soon!


MAY 2, 2013

The Star Wars Art Show is this Saturday, May 4th at ACME Superstore in Longwood. It's the Grand Opening of their new ACME Studios Gallery. The art will be hanging all month. Come and meet me and the other artists for the Artist Reception from 7-9pm. It's also Free Comic Book Day :)

APRIL 18, 2013

Some fun news. Fox 35 did a story on the Pin-up shoot I was part of last month. A tour is going on for charity. Fox picked the picture I did of lovely Pepper Mint atop an old airplane as their main image for the story. I placed my name in the right spot lol. It was right across the screen. The next morning I was getting texts from people saying they saw me on the news. I thought I was in trouble for a second! A big thanks to everyone who was a part of the event. A special thanks to Angie (Pepper) for being such a wonderful muse. I love ya!

Tonight is my daughter's latest dance recital. I am so proud of her and love her so much.

What else? Let's see.

New picture:
Dixon Brothers, a fun homage to one of my favorite shows, "The Walking Dead." Some new shots with lovely Michelle Lakis including "Let's go Mets" and "Bad Medicine." Always wonderful to not only collaborate, but to hang out with her.

A new commission:
"Same Bat-time…", a tribute to the 60s Batman TV show. Yeah, it was campy and corny but I loved that show as a kid. I had such a crush on Julie Newmar (she was Catwoman). I think I still do…..

See you at the
Star Wars Art Show at Acme in two weeks!

APRIL 15, 2013

My heart goes out to all those affected in the Boston tragedy. The world is really a sick place. May peace find the victims and their families. And justice to those who planned and executed this horrific act.

MARCH 24, 2013

MegaCon was incredible. Thank you to everyone who came out. It was my most successful show, so once again, thank you. I had a great shoot with the pretty Rachel Nelson the other day. So much fun. And she's my "Dorothy" in my Oz series. I really love how it turned out. I'm helping Rachel come up with a pin-up model name. Rachel LaRue has a nice ring to it.

MARCH 7, 2013

I finally did my first "Oz" image. I guess "Wicked" inspired me to get off my butt and do it. The model is one of my muses, Miss Pepper Mint and I chose the Wicked Witch of the West to do first. After it being on Facebook for an hour, I had two models contact me about being Dorothy :)

I look forward to seeing a lot of friends and making some new ones at the MuderCity Pin-up Shoot in Geneva this Sunday.

MARCH 4, 2013

I saw "Wicked" (again) and it gets better each time I see it. It's still in Orlando for another week so go see it! My daughter loved it. And for a donation to the AIDS Foundation after the show, we got a poster signed by the entire cast. They also have other great ways of saying thank you for any donations. On the professional front, I've been asked to be part of a Star Wars show on May 4th at Acme Studios. MegaCon will be here in two weeks. Add to that the Orlando Comic Expo and Florida Supercon this Summer. It'll keep me busy ;)

FEBRUARY 7, 2013

Only two days until the big art show in Sanford. There will be over 70 artists represented. A big thanks to Frankie Messina and Apartment E and the folks at the Imperial for hosting the event. I was asked to have a small table of extra work there so an extra thanks to you Frankie. As far as a new picture, check out "G.I. Joe" with Pepper Mint, one of my muses as Scarlett. On a personal note, big kudos to my daughter for another wonderful dance recital and for making honor roll. She's so talented and such a hard worker.

JANUARY 31, 2013

Happy New Year my friends. A lot going on. Some new Star Wars Commissions and the Cheshire Cat with Mary Mint, the latest addition to the Wonderland Series. My next appearance will be at "Bad Art Show" (gotta love the title) in Sanford, Florida on February 9th. The location is The Imperial in downtown historic Sanford. Beer, wine and cocktails will be served. If you're in the area, come on down!

DECEMBER 29, 2012

The holidays have been crazy. But, I found some time to create some new work. First there's "Red Squadron" with the wonderful Anastasia Wolf, a pin-up recruitment poster for all you Star Wars fans out there. And "Casino Royale", a 60s style poster for one of my favorite James Bond movies. May you all be safe and I will see you in 2013.

Al


OCTOBER 14, 2012

Pinupalooza was a great success. I had a fantastic time giving two panels about pin up photography and photoshop techniques. It's always a treat to see friends and make some new ones as well. I want to especially thank Pepper Mint, Mary Mint, Tom Croom and his fantastic Green Mustard Entertainment Staff. I also want to thank those who came out and made the event special. I look forward to Pinupalooza 2013.

OCTOBER 4, 2012

Pinupalooza is just two days away at the International Resort Palms on International Drive in Orlando! Besides having my art there, I will host two panels about pin up photography shooting and photoshop techniques. I'll also be one of the judges for the Miss Pinupalooza 2012 Contest. Yeah, I have a tough life.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2012

It's official! I have been asked to be the Artist Guest of Honor at Pinupalooza 2012! So exciting! Check out the website, http://pinupalooza.com. Stay tuned for more details!

UPDATE: Yep, it's official. Saturday October 6th at the International Palms in Orlando. And thank you Green Mustard Entertainment for the two nights hotel, food and my vendor fees taken care of :) I like being a special guest! I am creating the official print for the convention as well and will limit it to only 22 pieces. They will all be signed and numbered. Get them before they're gone.

Plus, new prints: Check out the creepy "Joker", sexy "French Martini" and "Saturn Tours" with my girls, Mary and Pepper!


SEPTEMBER 4, 2012

It's official! I have been asked to be the Artist Guest of Honor at Pinupalooza 2012! So exciting! Check out the website, http://pinupalooza.com. Stay tuned for more details!

AUGUST 23, 2012

Star Wars Celebration VI!!!!! Yes, I am psyched. And the kid in me can't wait to meet Mark Hamill.

UPDATE: My daughter and I met Mark Hamill and he did the Joker voice for us. He rocked (and so did the convention)! Plus new Star Wars prints under Sci Fi/Fantasy ;)

JULY 27, 2012

Still recovering from Supercon :) It was a great convention. I even had the lovely Nikki Clyne (Callie from Battlestar Galactica) come up to my table and complimented my work. We had a great talk (she was soooo cute). My daughter found new ways for me to spend money in Miami when it comes to Crab Legs, met some great people and cosplayers, but it was good to come home.

JUNE 28, 2012

Tomorrow's the big day! Heading to Florida Supercon in Miami for three nights! I'll have a table in Artist's Alley and will be debuting two new prints: The Passion of the Phoenix (starring Lyn Adams) and Colonial Marines (starring Angie and Chris)! If you're there, come by, say hi and pull up a chair. I look forward to seeing other artists and their fabulous work as well.

Special thanks to my assistant and talented daughter who helped me mat pictures and prep for the show. She'll also be there with me! Add to that I had a wonderful Father's Day watching her dance recital (tap, ballet, hip hop). I could not ask for more :)

JUNE 18, 2012

Tonight is the night! Thanks to your votes and the committee, my work will be shown tonight in Times Square, NY as part of the "Art Takes Times Square" event. Thank you and please continue to support the arts wherever you are.

You can view it on the web at http://seeme/june18th between 7 and 7:30pm.


MAY 23, 2012

Come on out tonight to "Soft Exposure" and say hi! I was asked to be the featured artist for May at this great Poetry and Spoken Word Event at Infusion in College Park.

MAY 1, 2012

Convention season is coming again for Martini Avenue. Check back here for my latest convention appearances!

MARCH 28, 2012

What a busy month it's been. New shoots with Lyn "Fallyn Angel" (tweedle dee and dum), Pepper Mint (March Hare), JEM Model and Tammy Jean. My Mad Tea Party scene is getting there. I still have to create a Cheshire Cat, White Queen and Knave of Hearts. Keep checking back my friends.


FEBRUARY 19, 2012

Had a blast at MegaCon yesterday!
Tom Felton was a gentleman and called my daughter "sweetheart." She smiled all day. My hat off to all of the cosplay folks who shared their love and passion for their favorite shows and characters. I spoke with a lot of artists there (who keep bugging me to get my booth for next year) and got some great advice. As of today, there is a new section on the website: OPEN EDITION prints that start at $50. And a lower price on the Limited Edition Prints for 2012. As Doc Brown would say, "Great Scott!"

FEBRUARY 7, 2012

Working on the Mad Tea Party scene little by little. New versions of Alice, the Queen, White Rabbit and Mad Hatter are complete! One of my muses, Pepper Mint will be the ever so judgmental March Hare! The creative Lyn Adams will be Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum with an outfit she just put together. Dormouse (Mr. Jingles) is all done. Cheshire Cat and the White Queen will be shot within two weeks. And lastly, yours truly (yep, me), will be the devious Knave of Hearts lol. Keep checking back!

JANUARY 5, 2012

I just shot Playboy model and all around great girl, Stephy C during her travels through Florida. Not only did we get some great shots, but I think I am molding a pin up diva in the process ;) And we got to go out and grab some Oreo chocolate heath bar ice cream cake thing around 11:30pm lol (you were right Stephy, it was good).

DECEMBER 30, 2011

I hope everyone had a great Christmas, Hanukkah and Festivus! Some fantastic shoots this week with the lovely Edain Eternal (who I have missed and not seen since she moved) and the wonderful Erin Micklow from Los Angeles. More pin-up to come. Have a great New Year!

DECEMBER 3, 2011

The great people over at "The Pin-up Files" (http://thepinupfiles.com) want to showcase my work along with some other great pin up artists and photographers of today! It should be up in a week or so. Come on over and visit.


OCTOBER 30, 2011

Great turn out last night at Baby Grand's Dueling Pianos on Church Street for the Halloween party and show! Special thanks to the owners and organizers of the show. Kudos to the dancers, piano players and other artists there.


SEPTEMBER 22, 2011

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

Next show is going to be a big one....Baby Grand's Dueling Pianos on Church Street - Wednesday September 28th. Starts at 8pm and all the entertainment starts at 9!


AUGUST 6, 2011

Big turnout for the show last night. Special thanks to my gorgeous models and friends Erica Dean, Cami, Stephanie and everyone else who made it out!


AUGUST 1, 2011

My next show is at Substance Gallery, located on Mills, downtown Orlando on August 5th. I'll be there with some other great artists and musicians. Starts at 9pm. Admission - $5 to benefit the American Cancer Society. Be there!

JULY 29, 2011

Just finished a new picture, "South Beach" with the wonderful Rosalind Friday. Background pictures taken on a fun trip to Miami. I love this one.


JULY 1, 2011

Featured in the new issue of Fashion Frenzy Magazine. Kudos to Christy Jordan, Shelby Jay, Ashley and Pepper Mint for being chosen by the editors.

JUNE 20, 2011

Great seeing Jesse Walker, Liz, Frank, Joanne and Peyton Fon-friggin-taine at OLV this week.


JUNE 2, 2011

Come on out to OLV Cafe for Art Night Wednesdays, 6:30pm all Summer. I'll be there most Wednesdays with some local talents like Ernie Turner, Jim Little, Marcus Adkins and more. OLV is a wine bar with wonderful food and staff. It's located at 25 W. Crystal Lake St., downtown Orlando. Thank you to OLV for supporting the arts!

MAY 20, 2011

Happy birthday to my wonderful, beautiful and talented daughter, Emily. You are the best thing that ever happened to me.

MAY 14, 2011

Pepper Mint....Angie...you are a good friend and a Pin-Up Goddess! I can't stop from shooting with you over and over again. Flying to Victory is complete.

MAY 7, 2011

Fun cosplay shoot with Ashley and Jessica Steele. Sucker Punch and Mortal Kombat....kick ass!

APRIL 30, 2011

Lexi Katt, the amazing Catwoman and Bride of Frankenstein. A true professional and trooper during the shoot. Thanks Lexi. And yes, we picked the right boots ;)

MARCH 20, 2011

Queen of Hearts, my latest in the Wonderland Series with the gorgeous Peyton Fontaine. Off with her head!

MARCH 16, 2011

Just finished "Blue Sky Martini" with Stephanie. Finally got it to the way I imagined it all these years.

Featured in Pin up Perfection Magazine with the awesome talents and beauty of model Mersina Blackman and my makeup artist Nicole Patterson.

FEBRUARY 26, 2011

Great seeing Pepper, Ashley Fitzgerald, Liz, Alex, Linda and Christy Jordan at my show. Thanks for your support, guys :) Also, just finished some new images with the incredible Ashley and Peyton Fontaine.

FEBRUARY 24, 2011

Show tomorrow night at Urban Re-think on Central Blvd, downtown Orlando. Starts at 8pm. Come on out!

JANUARY 16, 2011

Great shooting as always with Erica Dean. And of course, dinner after :) Alas, as many new images we do together, she will always be Electro-Girl to me.

JANUARY 5, 2011

A new spin on some of my old images with the retro-fabulous, Pepper Mint. Look for the new "Cosmopolitan" and "Peppermint Martini." (Yes, I know, Pepper Mint in my Peppermint Martini shot. It just happened that way!)

JANUARY 2, 2011

What a better way to welcome the New Year with some new images. Gorgeous Daytona Beach phenom, Shelby, is "Lady Liberty." She is also my new "American Classic." Watch for this model. She is going to be big.

DECEMBER 11, 2010

Fresh was a huge success. Thank you to Erica Dean, Joe, Joanne, Frank, Jamie, Christine, Teri, Vicki, Stacey, Mike and Jessica for their wonderful support. Special thanks to the man, Frankie Messina and apartmentE for making it happen.

OCTOBER 1, 2010

Ashley Fitzgerald is amazing. Just amazing :) Thanks for being such a great collaborator.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2010

"Wild Cherry Martini" and "Lady Luck" with the super cute Ashley!

Special thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes btw. Much appreciated :)