Put a cork in it
posted: May 4, 2009
Angela Moore from The Santa Fe Reporter called last week for a cover. After a weekend of miscommunication I had Monday afternoon to complete the sketch/final. The story was about how and when free speech had been shut down over the past year. Stick a cork in it was a phrase I've heard often in my life. This is for all who expressed that sentiment.

A word about the art itself. As a kid one of my favorite album covers was the Scorpions' "Blackout" cover art by Gottfried Helnwein. I could not get enough of that guy's work. The Belushi, Clint Eastwood and James Brown Rolling Stone magazine covers he did are still in my files here. I had no intention of tipping my hat to him with this piece, but when I finished I thought to mjyself "Hmmm...that looks familiar". It's a funny thing we do, drawing pictures.

I often have this expression when there's an overnight deadline....
Drew Friedman May 4, 2009
Love it Dale. Funny expression!!
David Flaherty May 4, 2009
Self portrait Dale? Hope this "art" stuff is not messing with your bike career!
Cathleen Toelke May 4, 2009
That says it! Looks great in the cover design, too.
John Dykes May 4, 2009
!!! Super eyeballs man.