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I just announced that ART GUM is now free to access for everyone. I will no longer charge for these issues. You can sign up to the email list to get updates when new issues come out on the Art Gum site or check out the link in my bio for the next few days or so. Thanks to everyone who supported me early on this, You made it possible to continue. Also you can see issue 4 and 4.5 from last month now. I am excited to try new things on this platform but it will probably be less frequent since I have been super busy lately. Thanks!
I am finally getting around to posting this piece I did for @washingtonpostmag a little while ago. The article was about universities rescinding the honorary degree they gave to Trump because of his rhetoric and politics. Thank you @wtexasmike for the job, it was fun collaborating with you. Sorry it took so long to post. #honorarymembers #editorialillustration #illustration #extraorangeface
This is my piece for @arabnews today about why the US midterm election matters for the rest of the world. Also this is my first animated illustration. I would like to try some more of this. Oh yeah, vote! if you haven’t heard already that is happening today. Thank you CD @simonkhalil75 it was a pleasure!#editorialillustration #editorial #vote #voted
@Radiolab featured one of my illustrations for their latest episode called “Tweak the Vote”. Wow! Someone pinch me. This is a dream and an honor! Thank you Radiolab! Too many exclamations!!!! #radiolab #illustration #vote
Elvistein’s Monster! I though I was so smart for thinking up this combo but it turns out everyone has done a version of Elvis as Frankenstein’s monster. Oh well here is mine. Happy Halloween monsters! #inktober #inktober2018 #frankenstein #elvispresley
I never posted this illustration from a couple of months ago. It’s from the Minneapolis @startribune about the programs to improve Minneapolis. Thanks to the AD/DD(I can’t remember) Josh Jones. #editorialillustration #illustration
Finally finished this sweetness. 48’ Ford matte olive drab. It’s hard to do this when your fingers are sausages and you can practically inhale the pieces. Fun though... what am I doing with my life.
GMO Fish are now a reality, scary stuff. Here is the full illustration I did for @indymonthly about changing the DNA of fish and the companies that are doing it. I also did an ART GUM post showing my full process, videos and all. #editorialillustration #illustration #gmo #gmofish
This is my 50’s Akira mashup for #inktober2018 . Rockabilly Arika anyone?
This piece was for the @hollywoodreporter a handful of weeks ago. It’s about how China is trying to censor images of rich Chinese people aka Crazy Rich Asians. Thanks DD Peter Cury #editorialillustration #illustration #hollywoodreporter #art #process
This one was for @indymonthly about the problems with Trey Hollingsworth. Thank you DD @todd_urban_im_art_dept . It’s always a pleasure. #illustration #editorialillustration #indianapolismonthly #brushandink
Here is a new poster I made for Halloween. It’s the official Slime poster for the story in GUNK Volume 1. I will be putting this up in my shop soon. Some of you saw me inking this in real time. Thanks for tuning in folks. #gunkcomics #illustration #vintagehorror #brushandink
#Repost @barrons ・・・ Junk bonds, or debt issued by below-investment-grade companies, returned 2.5% this year, through the end of September, compared with a loss of 2.2% for investment-grade paper. But those gains reflect a sharp decline in the extra yield meant to compensate investors for the additional risk that they won’t be repaid in full. Indeed, the junk-bond market’s credit spread, or yield premium over Treasuries, recently narrowed, reaching its lowest level since before the 2008-09 financial crisis. Even so, the high-yield market appears to be the best option for investors who need yield and can tolerate risk—at least until the next recession hits. “The key dynamic in the high-yield market is recession,” says Marty Fridson, chief investment officer of Lehmann Livian Fridson Advisors. “There’s a possibility of some economic shock that isn’t apparent right now, but you don’t have the classic signs pointing to recession.” Link in bio for the full analysis.⠀ ⠀ Story By Alexandra Scaggs⠀ Illustration by @curtmerlo
Journal entry 4027, this is now the 5th time I have tried posting this. I don’t know if I will ever make it out of this Instagram purgatory I am in but if someone from the outside world finds this. please tell everyone to come to the Santa Ana Art walk this Saturday. I will be debuting a new piece at @bminusstudios from 6 to 10. #inktober2018
Issue 3 of Art Gum just went out this week. Check it out and subscribe if you are interested in learning more on how I make this stuff. Thanks subscribers! #artgumjournal #process
Here’s another quick one of me inking the FREE/EXIT 10 piece. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks #editorialillustration #illustration #brushandink #process #processporn
This was an alternate version of the video marketing/audience piece I did for FREE and Exit 10. Not sure which one is better but I made two for some reason. Perfectionist and creative can be a deadly combo 💀. #editorialillustration #brushandink
This is the 2nd image for FREE magazine and @exit10advertise about the importance of video to train your clients. Thanks Exit 10 and @emileebeeson it’s always a pleasure. #editorialillustration #illustration #youtube #editorial #art #penandink #popcorn #movies
This is 1 of 2 images I made for FREE Magazine and @exit10advertise about the importance of video to teach and reach your audience. Thank you! #editorialillustration #editorial #illustration #art #youtube
Here are the space race themed matchbooks I designed in its entirety for @bunkerclubokc . I unpack my process in the most recent issue of ART GUM. Check it out to subscribe curtmerlo.com/artgum #matchbook #illustration #spacerace #coldwar
I am finally getting around to posting this piece I did for washingtonpostmag a little while ago. The article was a… https://t.co/glJU5GdxTo
This is my piece for arabnews today about why the US midterm election matters for the rest of the world. Also this… https://t.co/93wZVOu0mG
Radiolab featured one of my illustrations for their latest episode called “Tweak the Vote”. Wow! Someone pinch me.… https://t.co/57tdmBxQhq