Hurricane Irene

Sometime Sunday mid-day the eye of Hurricane Irene will pass right over Connecticut (where I live). It’s quite possible we’ll lose power and may not get it back for a few days or longer. They’re now saying it will still be a category 1 hurricane through southern New England which means we’ll have the potential for 75 mph winds and as much as 15 inches of rain in 12 hours. This is serious.

If you comment on this site during the time there are power outages on the East Coast and I don’t get back to you or your comment is caught in moderation limbo, please be patient, I’ll get back online and tend to this site just as soon as I can.

In the meantime, here are some useful links to follow to track the storm and get updates and information:

Hurricane Irene Tracking Map
Hurricane Irene Threatens East Coast of US, New York City Prepares
Listen Live Online to First Responders From Throughout Entire Storm Area
Image of Hurricane Irene from space
Weather Channel Storm Tracker
Ready America Hurricane Safety
State-by-state developments related to Hurricane Irene
Hurricane Irene on Google News
Hurricane Irene at NPR
Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang

If you’ve got more resources please add them in the comments. Thanks, and everyone affected by this storm, stay safe.

Endeavour lands

Endeavour STS-134 Lands (201106010001HQ)

Nasa photo of Space Shuttle Endeavour making its final landing at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-134) makes its final landing at the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) at Kennedy Space Center, Wednesday, June 1, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Endeavour, completing a 16-day mission to outfit the International Space Station. Endeavour spent 299 days in space and traveled more than 122.8 million miles during its 25 flights. It launched on its first mission on May 7, 1992. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

3/11 Tsunami Photo Project

The 3/11 Project: Photographs from Japan, Helping Japan

The 3/11 Tsunami Photo Project is a new app featuring the work of fourteen photographers who documented the tragic aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The .99 app, published by Kodansha, is an innovative fundraiser as well – all proceeds from the project go to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

iTunes Preview page: 3/11 Tsunami Photo Project.

An iOS app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch the proceeds from which will go to the Japanese Red Cross.

Robert Crumb Retrospective in New York

R. Crumb: Lines Drawn On Paper

Wow. It’s not a question of going, it’s a question of how many times I can get down to the city to see this show. R. Crumb is my god. I have all his books, a pile of Zap comix and more. Oh my, I’m gonna love this.

Robert Crumb (b. 1943) is considered the premiere underground comix artist of his generation. With only a smattering of issues and titles such as Zap, Motor City, Head Comics, and Despair, Crumb deconstructed the american comic book, revolutionizing the form forever. Over four decades later, his impact continues to be felt worldwide.

This retrospective, curated by Monte Beauchamp, editor of The Life and Times of R. Crumb (St. Martin’s Press), presents key pieces culled from the underground art collection of Eric Sack, with contributions from Paul Morris and John Lautemann.

March 23, 2011 – April 30, 2011

The Society of Illustrators
28 East 63rd Street
(between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY 10065

Tel: (212) 838-2560
Fax: (212) 838-2561

Gallery Hours:
10 am – 8 pm Tuesday
10 am– 5 pm Wednesday – Friday
12 noon– 4 pm Saturday
Closed most holidays

The Society of Illustrators invites you to attend the Opening Reception for R. Crumb: Lines Drawn on Paper Friday, March 25th, 2011, 7:00 pm.

Refreshments will be served
Cash Bar will be open until midnight
Suggested donation $15 212 838 2560