Samantha Leriche-Gionet (dA username: *Boum ) from Montreal, Quebec (Canada, eh). Samantha has been piling up animation paper for eight years, armed with a college diploma in Traditional Animation and a BFA in Film Animation that’s hot out of the oven as of 2010. Her illustrated work has been featured in artbooks such as DRAWGASMIC and SUGAR NINJAS, and in comic anthologies like MERURE. Recently, she’s been enjoying vintage eighties apparel (probably more than she should), hanging around in photobooths increasingly, sporting weird hairdos, Boy George-ish hats and bright aqua shoes just to spite her mother, and stuffing her face with chocolate gelato as a reward for a job well done.
David MacDowell is a pop-surrealism artist who works primarily with acrylics on canvas, and explores the intersection of media culture and social themes. His satirical and sometimes controversial paintings have been shown in group and solo shows worldwide, and his work is a part of the upcoming group show titled 'Eat Your Art Out' on February 26, 2011 at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood (7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046). He also has a solo show coming to Los Angeles in April; more details will be posted to deviantART as they become available.
4 Non Blondes singer Linda Perry’s new band Deep Dark Robot is prepping for the release of their debut album “8 Songs About a Girl” and you can stream it here via TheComet free for the next 24 hours! Deep Dark Robot is Linda Perry and Tony Tornay and their album will evolve into a short film and their upcoming tour including a stop at The Roxy on April 21.
“Be undeniably good. When people ask me how do you make it in show business or whatever, what I always tell them and nobody ever takes note of it ‘cause it’s not the answer they wanted to hear — what they want to hear is here’s how you get an agent, here’s how you write a script, here’s how you do this — but I always say, ‘Be so good they can’t ignore you.’ If somebody’s thinking, ‘How can I be really good?’, people are going to come to you. It’s much easier doing it that way than going to cocktail parties.”—This is an old quote from Steve Martin that is already all over the place, but I think it deserves constant and unrelenting repetition. (via mymotherwasright)