That’s the one & only Simpsons (and rediscovered fave Futurama) genius cartoonist Matt Groening @ the ICON illo conf last nite after he & Lynda Barry gave a fantastic 1-hr joint address! I asked him if he’d ever seen my Silver Age book (he hadn’t, but he gave me his card to send ‘im one!); he looks like he’s doing a tentative Terminator readout of me! Gee, I wonder why?:) Fantastic foto by Maria Ragusa-Burfield of altpick.com, the NYC creative showcase (http://altpick.com/arlenschumer)!
I am no fool—but I will always gladly play the fool! That’s me last nite in my mixed-metaphor superhero garb (that’s my customized Superman-meets-Roman Centurion cape) at the ICON Illustrators’ Conference ballroom exhibiting my work for the first time! (Thanx to Joann Miller of Serbin Communications for the fabulous pic—might have to make it my new promotion piece!:)
My RISD Yearbook photo (Graphic Design ‘80)! Was trying to torn myself into a comic book character way back then, and I haven’t stopped trying! Come see my progress as I exhibit for the first time at the ICON Illustrators Conference in Providence, RI, tonite 6:30-10pm @ the Renaissance Hotel, 5 Avenue of the Arts; more info: http://www.theillustrationconference.org/rhodeshow-2012