This is my sixth website but my first site dedicated solely to my art.
Here you will find everything from photography to digital art to hand drawn pieces and every combination.
What interests me is the way you can use aesthetics to get across a message or idea in a way that text books and lectures can’t. My goal is to create art. If someone likes my work solely for the beauty, that’s great. But if they get something out of the message – subtle or blatant – then I’ve achieved my goal.
There is no attempt here to be “political” or “preachy.” Just throwing out some ideas you may or may not have thought about. Either way, I hope you enjoy the art and come back often.
And please check out my other site, The Real Neal Fox, for all my music, books and other goodies.
I took some time off from the CONSPIRACY project to write and illustrate my first kid’s poetry book. It’s called, “It’s Weird to Grow a Beard” and it should be out on Kindle, Nook, iPad and PDF formats by the end of January. Hopefully the Mayans were wrong.
It’s 17 poems and 39 illustrations. Took a few months but I think it turned out great. It was a necessary break from all the research I’ve been doing on CONSPIRACY. This book is pure fun. I think it’ll be good for kids from three to ten years of age.
Now all I have left to do is get it formatted for the various eBook formats. Also need to format it for the physical book. Each one is a slightly different thing. Not easy. And I’m creating a new web site that’s more “kid friendly” then this one. That one is Neal-Fox.com (with a dash). Also created a trailer for the book.
So this should take me clear into the beginning of 2013. Then on to CONSPIRACY!
Working on the Conspiracy project is a major undertaking. It’ll probably take well over a year to complete. Especially now that I’ve added a Graphic Novel to the project. Also, the subject matter requires a lot of research. And all of it is disturbing. So I figured I create something to make me feel better while I’m doing all this depressing stuff.
What better way to feel good than to do something for kids. Something silly, something that might teach an important lesson or two. Something that’s light and fun and a joy to create. That’s what I’m doing with this new project. It’s a book of poetry for kids. I’ll also be illustrating the poems. At this point I’ve got two poems written already. One is called, “A Frog in a Puss” and the other is, “Why Not!”
Working on this project is making me feel great. It’s reminding me about the joy of being free. It’s reminding me why I started the Conspiracy project. It’s all for the future of our planet. And kids are the future.
Want to hear my new show as I write it?
Most of you know I’m going to spend the year creating my new one-man rock opera/multimedia show, “CONSPIRACY”. I won’t be posting the new songs anywhere so I thought I’d give my fans a chance to hear them as I create them all through the year.
If you’re not already on my fan list, just sign up and you’ll get my INFREQUENT newsletter with a password to each song as I finish them. You’ll be the only ones to hear these songs until the show is released on DVD (or performed in your town.)
So sign up here. And tell your friends. And please share this post.
(You’ll also get 4 free songs and a password to my first short film, “The Life and Times of Satchel Tomain”.)
Art or music with a message is just something I’m personally interested in. But there are times when you just need a good laugh or to just look a something pretty and not have to think. I consider these moments the times when you’re recharging your batteries or taking a little breather so you can get back in the fight.
The fight is what’s important. Without that handful of people who are willing to fight for all of our freedom… well, there just wouldn’t be any freedom. So you can never give up the fight. But you do need some good old belly laughs once in a while. That, after all, is what we’re fighting for, isn’t it? The right to enjoy our lives. The right to pursue pleasure.
I have two sides. One is the “message” side. The other is the “silly” side. It shows up in my music. It shows up in my art. In fact, my original love was cartooning. So this site will house the two sides of me. When you need a breather just pop over to the Toons section. And when you need something to think about, check out the Conspiracy section. And for everything else…
The last few decades I’ve been concentrating mainly on my music. Now, with the opening of this site I’ll be getting more and more into the visual side of life. Over the next year I’m hoping to have many more pieces of art and videos for you to check out. Come back often. Tell your friends. Sign our mailing list and get some free stuff. Maybe we’ll meet at a showing one day.
Oh, for the good old days when being liberal meant you hated big government. What happened to that healthy mistrust of Big Brother? Somehow, liberals today decided that the kindhearted thing to do is give our lives over to the Feds because Big Government is so much more concerned about the well-being of their fellow man. They’ll never be unethical, greedy, power-hungry tyrants like those capitalists pigs. But I digress. Continue reading »
My idea for this website and the Conspiracy Art Series has been in the planning stage for the last few months. In that time I decided to expand on the idea of just the art series, to including videos, music and live performance. The plan now is to spend this year creating a one-man, multimedia Rock Opera called “Conspiracy”.