Just a quick update regarding the quilt display on World AIDS Day: R. Schuyler Hooke of the SUNY Downstate Medical Center provided these pics of Richard Amsel's panel. Schuyler said that it was discussed with visiting groups of schoolchildren. Perhaps one of them may be an artist or illustrator in the making...
The panel is now en route to Washington D.C. for inclusion within the AIDS Memorial/NAMES Project.
For more information on the AIDS Memorial Quilt and the Names Project, go to www.aidsquilt.org.
Limited prints of this panel are included among the thank you gifts for donations to the documentary. Click here for more information.
At the end of last year, I gave a set of postcards to everyone who contributed at least $25 to the film. Now that 2019 is drawing to a close, I'd like to offer some additional thank you gifts in time for the holidays, to those new contributors who donate $75 or more to our project through our Fractured Atlas donation page.
UPDATE: I've actually added additional prints and postcards to this rewards perk! All those who have already donated shall still receive these additional items!
This set is limited to 25 copies only, and includes:
Eight postcards, now including THE SHOOTIST, CHINATOWN, THE STING, FLASH GORDON, and both the original and rerelease poster illustrations for RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK.
Seven of these postcards are double-sided (see the top two rows for comparison), while...
I just returned from yet another trip to the East Coast, having traveled through four states in less than two weeks. I managed to spend some time with family, revisit old friends, and film some additional interviews for the documentary -- the latter of which I'll be detailing here soon.
I was also able complete a very important errand before my return flight to Los Angeles. I handed the Richard Amsel AIDS quilt panel over to the staff at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, where it will be viewable to the public for the very first time, before its eventual inclusion within the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Washington, D.C.
I've long sought a proper venue to debut the panel, as most places hosting portions of the quilt did not have room for additional entries. I also believed that, since Amsel spent the...