“I will only be at the booth on Saturdays and occassional Sundays”…
Written by Ed Dyer Monday 24th May 2010
Time off from Luna Park, to my loyal followers out there just a quick update on timeabcds Iabcdll be available at Luna Park, considering the combination of short days and cold weather in a little season I like to call winter I will only be at the booth on Saturdays and occassional Sundays. If I am at the park on a Friday it will only be to bring in new display pics.
Thanks for your support and patience and being my fans.
Written by Ed Dyer 24th May 2010
Iabcdve been studying, working out and keeping a regular routine that involves a strong work ethic and dicipline. Yes Iabcdm thinking the same thing, “Who are you and what have you done with Ed?!” …relax, Iabcdm exaggerating.
On the 11th of April 2010 I celebrated an unofficial 2 year anniversary as the Luna Park cartoonist. A weird little milestone sure, but a mile stone none the less. Since then a lot has been in the works mostly Iabcdve since taken stock of the images Iabcdve produced over those 2 years and thought wow, they have done their job in cementing my career (nothing like some evidence to back up the claims) and to this day I still get asked “Did you draw all these?” To which the response is invariably “Yes, everything you see here is my work!” I then began to think about the question and why it would always be asked of my wall display, sure every image was indeed mine, however I can draw in about a dozen distinct styles, my realistic stuff was competing for wall space with my cartoon style, the ultra simple was mixed up with colour prints and the end result though interesting resembled a collage of works by separate artists not just myself.
So since last week on my regular commute home from Luna Park, I began idly sketching (when all is said and done drawing for me will always begin and end as a hobby) a caricature of the X-men character wolverine, he took the majority of the trip, which after change overs can be anywhere from 40 mins to an hour and a half. I brought him home and realised, this is the style Iabcdm truly comfortable with.
So began my new mission
…to be continued
I want to see one of those semi reality shows that involve dare devils and extreme sports that always seem to say: Even though the salmon run speedboat jump up Niagara Falls was a massive disaster Idaho’s Rodney Pickering despite massive internal injuries ”miraculously” survived. You never hear that these idiots were killed instantaneously as their bodies were torn to shreds beneath the torrents of ice cold water which had the force comparable to a pack of hyenas devouring a carcass.
No you never hear that. Something else you never hear is: after months of rehabilitation and extensive surgeries most of which required emergency organ transplants do you hear “I was genuinely wrong when I attempted to break the sound barrier on my skateboard I have used this experience and the generous donations I received to go to university and eventually get a real job helping to educate the next generation on my mistakes. No you always hear: Imadoitagin!
Well another term comes to an end and its hard to believe this year is almost over, however ironic, chances are The Artist Currently Known as Prince will most likely not change the lyrics to his 1980abcds Glam Rock Hit song 1999.
The impending Summer is not far off and the smell of blooming frangipani and jasmine mingle in the air with the acrid stench of smoke haze, brought on by bushfire preventive back burning.
Luna Park is gearing up for record crowds and some awesome parties over the next months and at the moment my little booth in Side Show Alley has never looked so good. With new display pictures and a Flat screen mounted on the wall with some extra examples of my work as space has become a little cramped.
Iabcdm definitly looking forward to the warmer months and daylight savings and to see some familar faces, being a caricaturist itabcds harder still to forget.
See you there.