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July 7th, 2010 – A Caricature Gift

by on Jul.07, 2010, under What's New?


This is a caricature illustration I did a few weeks ago for Donna Hartsfield, above. I met her at a restaurant near in Winter Park, Florida, and produced the entire piece there.  I didn’t want to post the photo until the recipient received it. Jeff was presented with the art last weekend, so here’s the photo of Donna and the art.

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October 7, 2009 – Abbie Hoffman

by on Oct.07, 2009, under Celebrity Illustrations, Florida History!, Friends, Various


I’m digging up all sorts of items from the past as I clear through boxes. Below is a page from a sketchbook from around 1986. I love hearing all sides of an issue. Back then I had more time to do that. A dear friend told me about a retreat with radical Abbie Hoffman and I went to see first hand what this fellow was all about. During the retreat I made a ton of notes and sketches. Was I shocked to open the pad last night and there at the top is Hoffman’s autograph. I don’t recall getting it, butI did.

After the retreat, which was somewhere near Umatilla, we all gathered at East India Ice Cream Shoppe in Winter Park. I remember former classmate Missy Gaston working there that night. She was shocked when I told her later who she was serving.

What I have always remembered from the retreat was Hoffman speaking of the need for “one world” “an order” “a world dollar”. It was just a couple years later that George H.W. Bush started preaching a “New World Order”, essentially what Hoffman had described at the retreat. A major reason I have a problem with the Bush family.

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May 10, 2009- Birthday Art!

by on May.12, 2009, under What's New?

My second attempt to film me sketching. The batteries ran out, but I got a solid minute nevertheless. I’m sketching on of the original building from the rearly 1900s of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. By the way, I went to Rollins, my sister went, my mother went, etc.

Below is the final sketch.


Later we had a birthday dinner at my favorite steak spot in the world – Linda’s La Cantina. Below is the table beside us as the waiters were cleaning the table.


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May 8, 2009 – Rob’s Video Sketchbook #1!

by on May.09, 2009, under Cartooning, Editorials, Florida Attractions, Florida Restaurants, Friends, Various, What's New?

My first entry of my new Rob’s Video Sketchbook. Friends, J.R. Griggs and Mark Shilensky suggested this and I’m giving it a go. The first one is clunky, but it’s a start. below is the sketch. All done at the Steak ‘n Shake on 17-92 in Winter Park.


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