Posted on Jun 11, 2013 by Bulldawg Illustrated |
Posted on Jun 11, 2013 by Bulldawg Illustrated |
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Posted on Jun 9, 2013 by Bulldawg Illustrated |
On August 1-30, Glynn Art Association (GAA) on St. Simons Island, GA will be hosting Jack Davis: From the Beginning, an exhibit that will include highlighted works from Jack Davis’ art career. Davis, whose art is instantly recognizable, lived in New York for much of his professional career and enjoyed a life as one of the world’s leading humorous illustrators from 1949 until his semi-retirement.
A University of Georgia graduate, Davis is well known within the state of Georgia for his infamous Georgia Bulldawg illustrations and Georgia/Florida posters. On a national level, he’s known as one of the original artists of the legendary EC Comics (Tales from the Crypt, etc.), Mad Magazine, film posters and ads (It’s a MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD World, etc.), and record covers. Of course, Davis’ TV Raid commercials (RAAAIDDD!) were often more enjoyed than the programs they appeared with! Postage stamp collectors and aficianados will remember the 25 cent stamp he designed in 1989 for the U.S. Postal Service. Davis also created Time and TV Guide covers during his varied career. His list of accomplishments is second to none, having originated artwork that eventually would become so well known that his talent has evolved into the Jack Davis brand.
In the late 19th century, a fresh, new art style evolved with the French Impressionists; followed by cubism with Picasso. In the early 20th century, Norman Rockwell had his symbolic style of capturing Americana. Today, we have Jack Davis, a man whose storytelling art within each panel includes his hallmark style.
Davis has won every conceivable top honor in the cartoon field. The National Cartoonist Society awarded him the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement award (1996), National Cartoonist Society Advertising Award (1980), and the National Cartoonist Society Reuben award (2000). He has been inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame (2003), and the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame (2005).
There are expenses with this exhibit that do not accompany other shows at Glynn Art so GAA is trying a new method of fundraising which has proven successful for many people/groups. Beginning in June, Glynn Art put its Kickstarter campaign online. Kickstarter.com is a grassroots crowd funding wherein people are given prizes in exchange for their donations. Glynn Art has a lot of great things to offer its donors so check the website and do a search for Jack Davis or St. Simons and it will come up on the screen. There are two categories specifically for UGA students/alums:
$20 ~ “BULLDAWGS GOT YOUR BACK, JACK!”
UGA alumni pledging this amount will have their name listed on one of two special oversized cards (one just for UGA alumni only) that will be presented to Jack at the opening reception of the show. Also includes a copy of the poster of the show.
$35 ~ “COVER’N GA-FL: THE JACKSONVILLE GAMES 1933-2004”
You will receive a copy of this 114 page book compiled, edited, and signed by HARRY AIKEN, Jr. that features stories and artwork (including many contributions from JACK DAVIS) about the famous rivalry. It is chock full of poster images through the years. Strolll through UGA/FL game history in this book and settle bets/disagreements about game trivia!
This book is a MUST-HAVE for any UGA student/fan/alum.
A sample page from the book.
Arnold Roth, a longtime friend of Jack Davis, very generously donated a special watercolor to the Kickstarter campaign.
The painting was valued by a Mendola, a NY art representative firm, at $2500-$3000. We have it listed at $2000. Roth has done covers for The New Yorker and his artwork has appeared in TV Guide, Sports Illustrated and Esquire. His cartoons and illustrations were contributions to the satirical magazines edited by his friend Harvey Kurtzman: Trump (1957), Humbug (1957–58) and Help! (1960–65). This watercolor will be a special collector’s item for any friend/fan of Jack’s and University of Georgia alum!
Join Glynn Art in celebrating Davis and his talent on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the Opening Reception/Panel Discussion. Nick Meglin, former Mad editor and longtime friend of Davis’, will moderate a panel discussion with Tom Richmond, President of the National Cartoonist Society and Mad illustrator, Jack Pittman, former President of SE Chapter of National Cartoonist Society and award winning artist “Best in Advertising Illustration” (presented to him by Davis at the Reuben Awards in San Antonio).
Space is limited for this reception, so it is highly suggested to RSVP early.
For tickets ($35) and information, go here
On Friday, August 2 (10-11 am) Alex Murawski (Professor of Art at Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia and President of the Jack Davis Foundation) will give a slide presentation of Davis’ career.
This event is free and open to the public but reserve a spot early as space is limited.
The studio gallery will feature cartoons and illustrations by local and regional Georgia artists.
The exhibit will be up throughout the month and will close August 30, 2013.
Contact: Marcia Marinello
Posted on Apr 23, 2013 by Murray Poole |
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Some 250-plus members of the south Georgia, north Florida Bulldog Nation turned out at the Jacksonville Jaguars’ EverBank Field Tuesday night for the annual UGA Day, sponsored by the University of Georgia Alumni Association.
Georgia head basketball coach Mark Fox didn’t make it – he was recruiting a certain blue-chip prospect out of Effingham County High – but the other Mark – head football coach Richt – was on hand and while being prompted by TV and radio personality Chuck Dowdle, delved into a number of topics concerning his upcoming 2013 Bulldog edition.
Here are a few of Richt’s comments as he continues his spring tour speaking engagements with the alumni groups:
(On the rapid rise up the depth chart of hard-hitting freshman Tray Matthews)
“Tray Matthews came in with the attitude of being a starting safety at Georgia as a true freshman and that’s where he’s sitting right now. Somebody may knock him out of the box, I don’t know, but he’s a great open field tackler. He’s a great athlete and is doing well in school, just doing a good job. With the new rules now, Tray is probably going to get to play only six games this year because there’s a new rule that if you knock somebody out you’re suspended for the next game or so (drawing laughter).”
(On the return of junior wide receiver Michael Bennett, who was the Bulldogs’ leading receiver before suffering a torn ACL in the fifth game last season)
“When it comes to ACL’s, Michael Bennett is recovering extremely well. He’s one tough football player, one tough kid. He’s going to have zero limitations by June 1. And June and July are big months in the summertime when our guys work hard to get prepared for camp in August.”
(On the Bulldogs’ rebuilt defensive unit)
“Defensively, it’s hard to know who’s going to start. Not a lot of jobs are nailed down defensively at all. Last year, there was a bigger chasm between the first and second groups and we were a little nervous about putting those second teamers in there but guys get worn down in the course of a game or a season and I think we’re going to have a lot more hotly contested positions this season. I see a lot of lean and hungry Dogs who are looking for playing time and I’m optimistic about how well they can do. I think we’re going to have a lot more competition than we thought we’d have. A lot of these younger guys are starting to rise up and put some pressure on some of these veterans.”
(On the Bulldogs’ veteran offense, which returns 10 of 11 starters from last year’s record-breaking unit)
Offensively, we lost two players in Tavarres King and Marlon Brown and we should be outstanding. We should be but just because you did great last year doesn’t mean you’ll do great this year. And I think the offense understands that. But we’re working hard and I think we’re going to be a pretty good team.”
(On junior wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell)
“Malcolm is going to play offense exclusively. He may be our punt and kick return man. I think he’s got the tools to be a great return man and I think it’s going to help him to play receiver only because as talented as he is, he still has some things to work out fundamentally. Coach (Tony) Ball is one of the better receivers coach in the country and Malcolm is really excited about perfecting his trade and we’re looking forward to that. Hopefully, he’ll have an outstanding season and a healthy season.”
(On two young players who really made impressions this spring)
“John Taylor, a young guy who redshirted last year, has really looked outstanding. Coach Chris Wilson really likes the talent base John has. And while I’m on that subject, Sterling Bailey has all of a sudden gotten healthy and is actually sitting at one of the No. 1 end positions. Ray Drew has continued to progress and Michael Thornton (at nose) has also gotten an opportunity and is doing well, so a lot of guys up front are going to help us win.”
(On the Bulldogs’ tougher schedule this season and the Aug. 31 opener at Clemson)
“This year’s schedule will test us right out of the gate. We’re not going to know how good we are until we play that first or second game. Practicing against each other all spring, it’s really hard to tell, hard to gauge what kind of team you’ve got until you get out there. I think we’ll be a very competitive team and hopefully get some wins early on because we’ll definitely be inexperienced defensively and we’ll just see how they can handle it.
“ (Clemson quarterback) Tahj Boyd is a really good player and they’ve got some great skill guys and it’s going to be tough to defend a team like that the first shot out of the cannon.”
(On South Carolina, whom the Bulldogs meet the second week of the season in Athens after opening at Clemson)
“It’s our first SEC game so we need to turn that thing around (after three straight losses to Gamecocks), and I think we’re at home. I’m going to tell you this right now, their crowd (at Williams-Brice Stadium) is off the chain. We went to their stadium and it’s as good of an atmosphere as anywhere in the nation and we need to return the favor this year.”
(On Georgia’s two-time All-America linebacker Jarvis Jones and where he will be selected in Thursday’s NFL Draft)
“First of all, we don’t know where he’s going. In the middle of the season Mel Kiper says he’s No. 1 on the board. Just because he says it doesn’t make it true. And if someone says he’s 15th, it doesn’t make it true, either. But when a guy gets that much hype I guess, if you go any less than the top five picks then everybody thinks it’s a disappointment. But if he gets drafted 15th or 17th, I think it will be cause for a huge celebration.”
Posted on Apr 7, 2013 by Vance Leavy |
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