Read about the misadventures of a sped high school teacher in Savannah, GA as he sails through the exciting seas of committment, marriage with step-kids, some tour guiding while he attempts to break into the world of professional storytelling and the occasional act of piracy.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
I am Helping Out a Friend
Today’s installment of the Tide is to help out a buddy of
mine waaaaay back from my old Young Harris Days. John Trotter and I met through
the outdoor club the Big Guy ran called Quantrek. We were never all that close
but I was always impressed with his creativity and his good nature.
A few months ago I read on Facebook how Trotter had
entered a contest that could possibly feature his artwork on a cup to be sold
at all University of Georgia sporting events. What made it even cooler to me
was the twist. The artwork must somehow represent the style of Jack Davis.
Always a favorfite
Jack Davis was always a favorite artist of mine and
introduced to me through the pages of MAD Magazine. While writing this quickly, I discovered how Davis went to UGA on the GI BIll so it owuld make sense he'd do some artwork for his old alma mater. During the 80s, back when
the dawgs were sugar-coated, Davis did a series of classic posters. I can remember
cutting it out one out of the Sunday edition of the Atlanta Journal-COnstitution. It featured UGA in football fear and I proudly taped it to my wall.
I am biased and make no bones about it but if you take a
look at the other contestants, they don’t hold a candle to Trotter’s work. The
winner is based on popular vote so help a brother out and click. It only takes
a moment. I promise.