Friday, February 5, 2010
Guest Artist Gallery: Tim Hamilton
It's the latest installment of a new feature where some of today's most exciting artists lend us their own vision of a favorite god, monster or hero from Greek mythology. In this edition, Mr. Tim "T-Money" Hamilton shares with us his jaw-dropping depiction of Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt and the Moon.
When the other guest artists saw his entry to the Guest Artist Gallery they gnashed their teeth and cursed Hamilton's name, so beautiful is his piece. A few people redid theirs, to compete on the new playing field Tim had elevated. This is what the man has to say about his amazing mixed-media masterpiece: "I love dogs but have never hunted. Females surely are the stronger sex in every culture. Artemis, I fear her and I love her."
The early life of the man called Tim Hamilton is shrouded in mystery-- he is rumored, like Romulus and Remus, to have been raised by wolves, which may account for both his love of dogs and love/fear of the Goddess of the Moon (Werewolf, perhaps?). What is known for sure is that he has been active in the comics field for over two decades-- first coming to prominence as the penciler of the Gerard Jones-written satire "The Trouble with Girls".
He is a founding member of the web comics collective Act-i-Vate, contributing both the dog-themed gangster story Pet Sitter and the ongoing time travel mystery Adventures of the Floating Elephant. He has recently released the graphic novel adaptation of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, which hit the New York Times bestseller list. More recently, and this is absolutely true, Tim appeared as part of a $1,600 question/answer on the the famous television game show Jeopardy's College Tournament. The category was "Graphic Novels." The answer was: "Tim Hamilton illustrated the graphic adaptation of this Ray Bradbury novel."
Having achieved the highest standard of fame attainable by a cartoonist, being a Jeopardy question, Tim Hamilton has unfortunately peaked, and will begin his slow, painful decline at any time now. He is able to grow a full beard in under twelve hours and has no qualms about wearing biking shorts to the studio.
Can you draw, paint, operate a camera, sculpt, etc.? Have a desire to capture the essence of your favorite figure from Greek myth and see it pictured here on this site? Send me a scan of your work, a few words about yourself and the piece, and I'll put it up!