Friday, February 03, 2012

Magnolia Dreaming

5 comments:

Roberto Severino said...

Nice! Is that you driving the car? Love the shadows and dark values on this drawing. As you've told me before, you look like you've made it very far in life, despite all the bullshit they keep forcing down peoples' throats at school about college education making you earn more money (which is absolutely corrupt and inefficient, at least for higher education. Stupid government regulation of it all, makes life way more complicated). I'll take what people say with a much greater grain of salt from now on. You're the best, Vince.

Roberto Severino said...

By the way, just found out that my package with Comcast does indeed carry Showtime, and they have a bunch of Green Room episodes up for free on their On Demand service. Gonna have a fucking marathon today for sure. Love it so far.

Vincent Waller said...

Hey Roberto, no that's not me. It was supposed to be Clint Howard an actor from the time was a small child ( StarTrek gentle Ben, to as an adult in many many films) <- sounds like a Sarah Palin sentence
He lives in the area and drove past me on my way into work yesterday morning.
It isn't a very good likeness. But I didn't have time to go over until it was right
Not sure I understand your "Government regulation" statement .
Not sure how that applies to art art training or jobs.
I'm glad you were able to find episodes of the Green Room. Fun stuff

Roberto Severino said...

What I meant by government regulation is how they lend out student loans and why prices for tuition have suddenly skyrocketed in the past 30 years. I'm no expert on the subject, but it's apparently driving the prices of tuition up and raping the kids of 120,000 (reference to Opie and Anthony's college alumni vid on youtube), and I've been listening to a lot of Peter Schiff and some other economists, and I came to the conclusion that they need to deregulate it so that loan companies can compete with each other to lower tuition rates. I'm not going to an art school, but a public liberal arts research school to save money. The ones I looked at (about 10 total, 5 in New England area, and a couple here in Georgia, I'm from MA, which is why I applied out of state) offer the majors and minors that I want to study in (art history/european history and economics, possibly will do cartoons for the campus newspaper or something, who knows? Dr. Seuss went to Dartmouth and Oxford at one point. Art school here is 30,000 a year, too expensive, and a lot of public state run universities are a fraction of that price per year).

I was watching this scary documentary the other day called College Conspiracy (be aware of the company that made it, NIA, they're a pump and dump scam created by the infamous Johnathan Lebed, but it does make a lot of valid points) and they actually offered the suggestion sort of.

Sorry for not making that statement clear enough. Doesn't really have much to do with actual art training, but you can't really get too much of it at too many art schools anymore, so I'm gonna do it myself and make my own shorts. That's the reason CalArts is able to charge so much money. These places have merely become institutions to create big budget shorts rather to learn anything substantial about cartooning. Gotten advice from good ol' Chris Allison regarding making my own shorts in my spare time. What do you think?

Vincent Waller said...

No worries Roberto. It was and is ot of my wheel house of knowledge. That does make sense in that category.
Generally deregulation IMO in most levels of business and finance ends up with us the general public strapped down and being ass raped. Witness the economy over the past ten years.