BLOG*February 28, 2011

I met Shaun Tan five years ago in NYC at a dinner with Roxana, Donato, Irene Gallo, and John Jude Palencar. Shaun’s picture book ‘The Arrival” had recently been published and was winning awards. Who would have guessed that five years later he would receive an Academy Award based on...

BLOG*February 25, 2011

Edutainment (also Info-tainment or entertainment-education) is a form of entertainment designed to educate as well as to amuse. This is an awesome way to explain subjects of intellectual interest. The message here is one I lecture about, and find very important in the context of preparing our children to live...

BLOG*February 16, 2011

EXPERIENCE THE ARTIST AS BRAND WORKSHOP RIGHT NOW ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! The Artist As Brand™ Online Workshop is up!  Now you can work with me in the comfort of your home and experience what Sandra Chang-Adair says is “probably the most helpful and important class I have taken in...

BLOG*February 10, 2011

Spalenka TODAY’S ARTISTS CAN SHARE AS THEY CREATE In January Ann Powers wrote an intriguing article in the Los Angeles Times about the integration of artist and technology. No matter your creative discipline, talented individuals can share their process more readily now, allowing the final product to be perceived as...

BLOG*February 1, 2011

The NYC gang- Ramomar Buckley, Greg Spalenka, Lynne Foster, Kari Christensen, Jerome Miller, Omari Cameron, Thomas Kowal, Matthew Wachnicki, (not shown Mel Odom, Charles Saputo, Nancy Hart). AFTER I just presented my AAB Workshop at the NYC Society of Illustrators with ten talented art professionals and college students. I want...