Saturday, April 30, 2022

Friday, April 29, 2022

MIRAGES

I learned about MIRAGES from Tintin, the Warner Brothers cartoons, and The Road to Morocco movie.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Goats on the Hill

Here's another fantastic Robert Huck 1953 artwork that I wasn't able to fit in the book. I really love this one too!

Wild Horse Island

With hundreds of artworks by Robert Huck, I couldn't get them all in the book. Here's an amazing example from 1950, "Wild Horse Island"

Friday, April 22, 2022

Thursday, April 21, 2022

page spread

from The Robert Huck Museum. Oregon coast.

mood indigo

Many moons ago, Mike and I snuck into an abandoned house at night, with clarinet and trumpet and played "Mood Indigo." All those empty walls and halls echoed. (One of my old books has a story about it) Then by daylight the house turned back into hammers and saws.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Huck Notebook

Another page from a Huck notebook:

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Lonely Saucer

Finished reading Theodore Sturgeon's The Saucer of Loneliness collection. Very much enjoyed his story "And My Fear is Great." Book begins with a great introduction by Kurt Vonnegut who famously found inspiration in Sturgeon too.

orchestrated by a mouse

All the Good Deed Rain books have some magical beginning. THE ROBERT HUCK MUSEUM began with a mouse. I was at my desk at work and saw something move in the corner of my eye. I watched and waited and discovered there was a mouse in the office. Like any seasoned big game hunter, I chased it into my supervisor’s room and trapped it there under a cardboard box. My boss made me call Facilities Management, and the Pest Control Division sent over Sarah. Sarah took the mouse outside to parking lot 17G and freed it. Then maybe a year went by. Did the mouse return with a handful of magic beans? No, but Sarah reappeared. She was trying to interest the museum director in putting on a show of her mother’s husband’s artwork. She showed me some images on her phone. I was immediately intrigued by the story and talent of artist Robert Huck. She invited me to visit her house to see the collection of hundreds of Huck artworks from the 1940s—1961. I knew right away a book needed to tell the story of this amazing artist. A story orchestrated by a mouse!

Monday, April 18, 2022

Huck woodcut salmon

page from a Robert Huck notebook

another Huck painting

Robert Huck Hunter

Fish Weigher

Here's one of Robert Huck's artworks from 1956. I'll share some more soon. The new book, THE ROBERT HUCK MUSEUM is 180 jam-packed pages of his amazing, unseen artworks. Unseen until now!

Saturday, April 16, 2022

133 Years Young!

Friday, April 15, 2022

Pacific Northwest Artist Series

GOOD DEED RAIN presents:

The ROBERT HUCK MUSEUM

The new Good Deed Rain book will be published in early May. This is Robert Huck's museum, filled with wonders, watercolors, woodcuts, paintings, drawings and photographs. It tells the life story of a great American artist, all you need to do is walk through and you will see.

the new one

I apologize to the Good Deed Rain fans (especially the one in Antarctica) for the slow arrival of the next books. They're on the way! Stay tuned, you're about to hear about the new one.

long-lost friend

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The FLYING MOUSTACHE

This morning on the way to work, a crow went over me and for a second I thought it was a flying moustache

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Miniature Albert

Friday, April 8, 2022

Joan Crawford, Trog, and I

When our son was in elementary school, I made him watch TROG for his movie review. Could it be that this began his love of film? Joan Crawford, Trog, and I like to think so. Here's his review: "I typed about a movie that my family and I watched recently called 'Trog,' a movie from 1970 about an prehistoric man found in a cave who dances, plays with a doll, and wears a pink scarf. He also kills some people during the course of the film. We all agreed that it was a bad movie because of how slow and outlandish everything was, but it was still very fun to watch."

Monday, April 4, 2022

Sturgeon Trout

Theodore Sturgeon (the basis for Vonnegut's Kilgore Trout) wrote a 1956 story called "And Now the News..." about a man who is utterly obsessed by the news. When his wife secretly disables the TV and the radio, his mind goes blank. He can't even read anymore! He leaps into his car and drives far into the mountains and becomes a recluse artist on the edge of a cliff. Until the infamous last sentence.