Vivek Murthy confirmed as US surgeon general
Politico: The U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Vivek Murthy to be the nation’s surgeon general, 51-43.
President Obama nominated Murthy in November 2013, but his confirmation was delayed, party due to NRA opposition. Murthy is the first Indian-American to hold the post.
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“Her large eyes were limpid and almost colourless; they seemed to be very little affected by light, and to stand unnaturally still. There was also that attentive listening expression in her face, which is seen in the faces of the blind; but she was not blind, having one tolerably serviceable eye. Her face was not exceedingly ugly, though it was only redeemed from being so by a smile; a good-humoured smile, and pleasant in itself, but rendered pitiable by being constantly there.” Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit, Chapter IXYou are invited to submit a drawing to a collaborative indie zine with this theme:Great Works of Literature: Saturday Morning Toons.Read the journal I’ve linked to above for details and some helpful resources.This is a TRACE after a public domain illustration by Hablot Knight Browne. Legal tracing is encouraged for this project.I firmly believe legal tracing is a beneficial exercise so long as it does not impede an artist from practicing drawing underlying forms, and continues to be beneficial for more advanced technical artists.
Here is the short version of the drawing challenge invite (long, original version is on my DA journal):
Dear Fan Artists of the Internet,Draw an illustration of any work of literature with the cartoon characters of your choice.Your drawing WILL be included if you meet these four requirements:1. You have to illustrate a book.2. The characters are doing something which actually happened in the book (Please tell me what the book is and what chapter or page number the scene occurs in.)3. You have to include characters from an existing cartoon, and they should somehow be recognizable as characters from a specific franchise. (i.e. a generic “anime” style is not accepted, but the style of “Naruto” or “Dragon ball” or “One Piece” is accepted. You can choose obscure/secondary characters. I just need to be able to tell by looking who each character is supposed to be.)4. It is is scanned at 300 dpi or larger. You can draw smaller than 8.5” x 11”, but I don’t want excessive pixelation.You are allowed to:1. Use digital or traditional tools, so long as DRAWING is part of your creative process (e.g. don’t use Pony Creator to do an MLP submission)2. Reference and or trace public domain book illustrations and photographs.3. Choose the degree to which characters either look like their book counterparts or their Saturday Morning Cartoon counterparts.You are encouraged, but not required to:1. Push yourself beyond your comfort zone in drawing (don’t like detailed backgrounds? Include one. Don’t like hands? Draw a scene where hands are important to the action).2. Include accurate clothing, objects, geography, and other details from the original setting of the book’s world.3. Be inventive in how you combine characters.You must send it to me by:1. Uploading it here and allowing me to download it. OR2. Sending me the file through this email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header RE: Literature with Cartoons.You are giving me permission to:1. Print an independent zine with your drawing included (send me the info you want to credit you, real name, internet name, website, etc.)2. Sell this Zine at the 2015 Milwaukee Zine fest, or another zine vest, (I’m only selling at the cost to make it.).In return, you get:1. A free copy of the zine, lovingly printed and put together with my own two hands, mailed to you.2. The satisfaction of being an artistic bad ass.3. Your work in a kicking, indie zine along with other fan artists.