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Linda Miller art and interview
« on: December 04, 2007, 07:12:58 PM »
An interview with monster artist Linda Miller, plus a gallery of her amazing art, is now finally up in its full form at my blog "The Drunken Severed Head." There's a UMA angle to it, as I am trying to spotlight the UMA right now.

Here's the link:

http://drunkenseveredhead.blogspot.com/2007/11/art-of-universal-monster-armys-linda.html

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Re: Linda Miller art and interview
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007, 01:03:35 AM »
Great interview!  And great artwork from Linda!  Now I know where her *meek* screen name comes from.  I thought it was just a self-deprecating comment on her personality.  Interesting variety in her heroes and influences.
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Re: Linda Miller art and interview
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007, 09:14:53 PM »
WOW!  What an amazing talent.  Great interview, Max and words cannot describe that wonderful artwork, Linda.  BRAVO!

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Re: Linda Miller art and interview
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007, 10:44:39 PM »


    Once again, many thanks for the kind words about my paintings/illustrations. I really don't do compliments very well---not because I 'm so taken with myself---just that there's this little voice in my head that always says "The next painting will be better." Once a painting is started, and that's  drawn directly onto the parchment paper---no studies or preliminary sketches because I feel the painting loses its life spark when that happens, I usually stick with it to the bitter end. Some are D.O.A. and go directly into the paper shredder and there are a few that had near-death experiences but managed to come to life.
    I really dislike painting backgrounds but they are a neccessary evil; Toulouse -Lautrec once wrote "Landscape is nothing but an accessory and should be used only to make the character of the figure more intelligible."
    Once I get the annual holiday doo-dads painted and been paid for my laobrs, then I have to start thinking about what this year's "Ghastly Greetings" will be for Valentine's Day.

    "Meek"
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Re: Linda Miller art and interview
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2007, 09:10:45 AM »
    ---just that there's this little voice in my head that always says "The next painting will be better."

I think that is the case for most artists, regardless of the medium.  I am a musician, and if I try to record something I often get into this cycle where I think the next take will be better and so on and so on...you could work on a single guitar part forever!  Back in the days of analog tape, it was time consuming and frustrating...digital media like ProTools makes it easier, but I think it's still that mindset that pushes us to become better at our craft.  It's a good thing, I think.

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Re: Linda Miller art and interview
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2007, 01:04:16 PM »
This was great to read and see. It's also very nice to finally see the face that goes with the wit and the wonderful art.
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Re: Linda Miller art and interview
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2007, 06:26:05 PM »
It's also very nice to finally see the face that goes with the wit and the wonderful art.

Which is more than you can say about me!

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Re: Linda Miller art and interview
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2007, 06:34:42 PM »

     Jim: Kindly pardon my lizard-like stare but it must be inherited from both sides of the family---that and being self-conscious about showing my teeth if I smile. Every year when the dreaded school photos happened our Mum would warn "And don't show your gums in this year's picture!
     Ah, childhood memories---anyone got some mental white out?

     "Meek"


This was great to read and see. It's also very nice to finally see the face that goes with the wit and the wonderful art.
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Re: Linda Miller art and interview
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2007, 07:15:20 PM »
A wonderful read about a wonderful person! Her talent continues to impress as much as her wit and charm does. I am honored to know her as a friend. Thanks Max for the great interview!
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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2007, 01:43:19 AM »
I second this! Such a wonderful talent!

WOW!  What an amazing talent.  Great interview, Max and words cannot describe that wonderful artwork, Linda.  BRAVO!
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Re: Linda Miller art and interview
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2007, 02:08:13 AM »
Linda, you always uploaded your pictures to the group before, and I was so frustrated with trying to find things in that mess, I rarely went and looked at them.  I'm just stunned and amazed at the quality of your work and scope of your subject matter.  All this time I've been missing out.  Brava!  I look forward to your next even-greater work. 

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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2007, 06:00:13 AM »
Great interview and great art. Way to go, Linda and Max....!

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Re: Linda Miller art and interview
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2007, 11:36:02 AM »
Bob .. that is a very cool avatar! VERY COOL!
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Re: Linda Miller art and interview
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2007, 02:00:31 PM »
I'm very pleased at how much everyone's enjoyed this post at my blog. Thanks for the nice words, everybody!

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Re: Linda Miller art and interview
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2007, 09:07:32 PM »
Bob .. that is a very cool avatar! VERY COOL!



Why thank you, Terry. Glad you like. It was alot of dern work!

It's a PS reworking of this actual "WANTED" photo...




...from the last page of Famous Monsters #92 (1972)...


 

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