Thursday, June 21, 2007

Bugs Bunny Cartoonist Roger Armstrong Dies

A heart attack as taken the great artist Roger Armstrong. He was 89 and is known for his work on the TV cartoon Bugs Bunny and The Flintstones. He also worked on characters such as Porky Pig and Elmer Fudd, and Walt Disney characters the Seven Dwarfs, Donald Duck and Pluto.

He passed away at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California on June 7.

He is survived by a wife, a daughter, two sons and a sister.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Artist Begins Toy Solider Protest

Ben McGinty a artist and gallery owner is upset with the current status of the war in Iraq and has come up with his own way to protest the war.

He packaged up hundreds of toy soldiers already labeled with the President Bush address. He is asking people to come by pick up a toy and mail it to the president. He wants to give the President soldiers that do not really die to play with. He has put the toys in a large mesh solider in front of his gallery. So far the project has cost him $400.00 dollars

McGinty calls the mass mailing project 'March of the Toy Soldiers.'

The 43-year-old gallery owner says this form of protest feels more proactive than protesting on the street corner.

Ben McGinty is hoping this will get big and people all around the world will start sending the toys to the president. He is hoping the toys will accumulate to the point where officials at the White House will take notice.

Regardless if you agree or disagree you have to admit an artist imagination is amazing.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Artist Awarded for Topless Adventure

Jill Coccaro a New York artist decided to go on topless stroll in 2005. She was arrested for her exposer. After being held for 12 hours for indecent exposure she was released. Her attorney filed civil rights lawsuit based on a 1992 Supreme Court ruling that said women have the rights as men to be topless.

Well the great city of New York never admitted to or denied wrongdoing, but nevertheless, they agreed to pay the topless artist a $29,000 settlement with Coccaro.

Now I ask you do you think the artist Coccaro should be awarded for her topless stunt?