Monday, October 27, 2008

Looking towards 2009 (again)

As I mentioned a short while back, I had the opportunity to help produce a 2009 calendar. (of you click the calendar image to the right, you'll be taken to a site where you will be able to purchase the calendar itself. It is way cool).

Well, just the other day, I acquired another 2008-2009 (5769) calendar (this time from my Father-in-Law) that contained artwork from a very good friend of mine. The calendar in question is Beit Chaverim Synagogue of Westport/Norwalk.

The calendar is for the Synagogue’s New Year, and the reason it is special to m,e is that the image on the cover, as well as for the month of November, features the artwork of my good pal, Arlen Schumer. Arlen if a fabulous commercial graphic artist, and fellow cartoonist. Personally, I love Arlen’s work and would highly recommend him

His character, Captain Israel is a character that he created some years ago and he lent the image to the Synagogue for use in the calendar. As can be expected, the rest of the months are also full of the art from other congregants.

(Captain Israel is © Arlen Schumer)


spideyfan said...

Your friend's art is great.

I feel sorry for anyone who gets in the way of the shoeld when it's tossed.

What' the publishing company of 'Captain Israel'?

Robert J. Sodaro said...

To my knowledge, Captain Israel does not actually appear in comicbook form. I believe that Arlen drew it for some sort of pitch, but I don’t think that it was ever picked up. I’ll ask him and get back to you on that.

Robert J. Sodaro said...

Spideyfan, I just heard back from Arlen and he confirmed my recollection. tell me that he has attempted to “sell” Captain Israel for a years since he created the character (back in in 2002). Unfortunately, he was unable to do so. However, if anyone is interested, feel free to reach to Arlen and let him know.

Tommy said...

The Star of David makes for an excellent decapitation tool, if it were to be used for such a thing.