Alison Garwood Jones

Edie Sedgwick

Originally published in December 2017 in Blog

  She came bursting out of the gate, with no limits and no inhibitions. Then the moment passed. She changed, we changed. She forced her exit in the most banal and predictable way. In 2018, she would have been an Instagram star, A sought-after brand influencer. But she would have burnt out faster on the […]

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Andy Warhol’s Wig

Originally published in December 2017 in Blog

What started out as a patch for male pattern baldness turned into a fashion accessory before culminating in a full-on exploration of drag. My dad and I visited the Warhol Museum in Pittsburg in the fall of 2008. We took in the displays in our Obama T-shirts. Good times.

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I want to be alone

Originally published in December 2017 in Blog

I can’t transcribe magazine interviews ALL day. So I thought, What would Warhol do? He’d put on some soup and draw a Hollywood star. Greta Garbo’s modern reaction to our prying eyes. #Garbo @Campbells #IWantToBeAlone #Illustration #Watercolor #AndyWarhol @thewarholmuseum

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Making art

Originally published in November 2017 in Blog

Don’t plan to make art (writing, painting, photography). Just fill in the cracks with it. @danielsmithartistsmaterials#illustration #watercolorpainting (h/t @gwartzmans, my fav art depot)

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Beard Farmer

Originally published in November 2017 in Blog, Illustration

What’s going on in there? The full report.  

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Food art

Originally published in November 2017 in Blog, Food Art

Today’s artistic challenge was pizza. I wanted to capture the effect of baked crust, and I think watercolour does it better than any other medium. Can you smell the warm carbs in this picture? I used rubber cement like masking fluid to preserve the layers as I loaded on each of the colours. I like […]

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Bill Cunningham, you are missed

Originally published in November 2017 in Blog

Crossing the heavens to capture the stars. #BillCunningham #WatercolorPencil @nytimes

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Viking girl

Originally published in October 2017 in Blog

Cartoon by Alison Garwood-Jones Doing anything well takes discipline. This is Hildegard. She’s a Viking warrior with a stringent daily routine involving running, journaling/goal setting, and practicing her fencing. Not much gets in her way, especially men. But, at some point, she’ll hit a wall. The need for balance — not exactly defined in the […]

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Jann Wenner

Originally published in October 2017 in Blog

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Push your talent

Originally published in October 2017 in Blog

This is my first attempt at a page for a comic strip or graphic novel. The hardest part, so far, is unifying the look and the palette. In this romp through the forties (above), I came up with the drawings before I had a story in mind. Now I’m gathering them up in sequence to […]

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