Friday, November 24, 2006

Poz Magazine :: Sex Ed

asaf :: this piece was about the lack of proper sex ed in schools. today it's mostly abstinence-only programs (no sex before marriage), completely ignoring the relevant and urgent needs of teens.
from the article : amidst the heated debate between sex ed that teaches condoms versus sex ed that preaches abstinence-only, young people share what they knew about HIV before they got it through sex, and what they wish they'd learned beforehand.

had couple of ideas, did some sketches, shooting everywhere and nowhere :

luckily the ad was there to point me to the right direction and suggested something like this :

from here on I focused on contrasting old-teacher-has-been against young-teens-live-and-kicking using off-beat green against red.


  1. really excellent work

  2. NIce one. This turned out great . Love the roughs too.

  3. I really like the way you blog about your art, and especially the fact that you are not afraid of exposing the whole creative process. Once again, you managed to communicate the message strongly and clearly with this subtile touch of yours :)

  4. I like the panties flying at the chalkboard. Nice touch.

  5. pedro8:52 PM

    very nice work.
    i love the 2nd sketch, just the flow of lines, do you sketch on paper or you go straight to the wacan tablet?

  6. amazing illustration. the color schemes are brilliant and add so much to the final image.

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  8. I love your art. Its funny I just found out today you have this blog, and I just started 4 days ago, and I have been posting up some of your work. The art has nothing to do with my posts, but I just post them with the blogs, cause I'm crazy about them. Anyways I love this piece, its a great way of pointing that subject out. I love the truth behind it.

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  10. Very clever. Always nice to see the progression from thumbs to final. Really dig your pallet too.

  11. thanks for the feedback guys!
    btw, pedro - it's all digital, 100 percent wacom.

  12. pedro7:25 PM

    that's good to know, myself I still sketch on paper and finish it on the computer, maybe it's the way I draw/think but so far I haven't be able to replicate the same kind of lines...I'm an old model!

  13. Just out of curiousity....why do you work only with the Wacom? without scanning in the inks?

  14. Josh - I started penceling and inking whith the wacom because I couldn't find a decent paper shop here in Tel-Aviv. out of desperation and impending deadline I started using the wacom for everything. the first week was kind of strange, but I got used to it. now I can't go back.
    if one can claim the wacom will never replace the pencil, can't a caveman claim the pencil never replaced the finger?

    anyway, I hope I answered you question.


  16. If those are your drawings I congratulate you. Specially the last one, I never learnt how to draw :(

    Sex before marriage is something common nowadays. It is probably even more popular:)

  17. Its works have an excellent climatization through the colors. Very Nice!

  18. I'm fan of your work and would like to add direct link from my blog into yours, if that's fine with you guys?

  19. Nice dichotomy. Awesome work you and your brother are producing. Any sibling rivalry? How would you compare your work to your brother's? Are you Xaime to his Gilbert Hernandez? Anyway, both of you are excellent draftsman and creative colourists. Kudos.

  20. THE CURE for HIV/AIDS.......AMBUSH

    THE IDEA that AMBUSH cures AIDS
    is being proven by the more than 400 individuals who have taken a dose of 60 ml three times daily for 21 days. The result is that AMBUSH 'KILLS' the virus by causing the protein envelope to rupture and the viral particles are discarded by the white blood cells. AMBUSH is able to 'KILL' the virus that are 'hiding' in the lymph system by its 'natural radioactive' properties. This process allows the body to 'return to normal health' with a corresponding immunity to that or those strains of the virus.

    What is AMBUSH ?
    AMBUSH is a radioactive isotope of uranium that is found in the 'palm' plant of which there are more than 3000 species. When ingested, AMBUSH causes the body temperature in the trunk area to rise to about 102 degrees when the individual is sleeping. The preparation takes four hours per batch, which is then given to the individuals for consumption 60 ml three times daily for 21 days. AMBUSH is a herbal preparation in this form but it contains an active ingredient which is a 'NEW' crystalline substance, a drug from the 'palm plant' similarly to ASPIRIN originating from the willow tree bark

    After 21 days on AMBUSH, ALL the individuals experienced a decrease in viral load to undetectable, an increase in cd4, increase in RBC, an improvement in general health such as more color to the face, decrease in Buffalo hump, an increase in gluteal muscles, a decrease to having no joint pains whereby individuals can bend to touch their toes, and walk up steps are but a few examples. There is also a dramatic increase in their sexual appetite beginning after the first week of therapy

    In any plant concoction such as percolated 'tea', there are 30-40,000 compounds, whi ch would take the scientific community twenty years to isolate one particular ingredient if they knew what they were looking for. The LORD GOD has given me seven steps to isolate the active ingredient, which is soft and metallic in nature and has a carbon- uranium-sulfur-(classified)-phentolamine configuration or structure. This is similar to Federick Kekule and the discovery of the benzene ring where he dreamt the structure.

    As an antiviral and 'natural radioactivity' producing agent, AMBUSH is also effective against leukemia, lupus and HPV. Here I am saying that I have 'GIVEN' AMBUSH in the same 'strength' and dosage to patients with leukemia, lupus and HPV. A 35 year old male with HIV found it difficult to impossible to urinate was put on 'green tea' and water while the doctors contemplated prostrate surgery. One of the doctors gave him my number , I sent him a supply of AMBUSH an d he has not been given any more ARV's, since taking AMBUSH 18 months ago, is in 'good' health and has expressed a willingness to be examined by HIV investigators like many others who have taken AMBUSH.

    I have sent this 'IDEA' to most HIV research agencies, scientist of the field, universities, hospitals, clinics, politicians and news agencies to which it is REJECTED because the name of THE LORD GOD is mentioned. He has steered me scientifically through the processes such as which plant and how to produce the active ingredient. What are the odds of a Florida Pharmacist picking a plant would contain the CURE for HIV/AIDS ?
    I have never charged any of the people for their supply of AMBUSH but a life saving has been spent on the project with NO renumeration from any sources because AMBUSH falls outside the walls of modern medicine and research.


    My proposal is that I PROVE that AMBUSH CURES HIV/AIDS by giving it to a number of END-STAGE or DRUG-RESISTANT people and the scientific community watches their recovery. This proposal addresses the problem in that I have already outlaid the results to be obtained.

    This IDEA is unconventional in that the scientific community has rejected AMBUSH because I say it is GOD given. Secondly if I wrote it according to certain standards, then it might be peer reviewed. However, THE LORD GOD has also shown me that there are five enzyme systems associated with the virus, reverse transcriptase, protease, fusion and two more of which causes the virus to be AIRBOURNE. This means that without DIVINE intervention mankind and ALL warm- blooded mammals will be extinct in a number of years.

    The PROOF of what I am saying is found in scientific papers wherein it is found that when the protease cuts the viral strands, it cuts it at DIFFERENT lengths EVERY time, to which it should always be a valine at the end but is a different amino acid every time. This is why it is IMPOSSIBLE to produce a VACCINE.

    Since this is NOT a hypothesis but there are about 400 individuals who have taken AMBUSH, here lies a vast area in which to check, recheck and confirm that AMBUSH CURES AIDS. Let it be mentioned that during the HIV reproductive cycle, reverse transcriptase converts viral RNA into DNA compatible to human genetic materials. Thus the human DNA has been 'hijacked' and since each person has a DIFFERENT DNA, then the new viral copy is unique to that person which shows that each individual has a DIFFERENT STRAIN of the virus. Consider two HIV positive people swapping viral strains and increasing its complexity with multiple partners.
    It can also be proposed that they be revisited as proof that the strain or strains that they had were 'killed' at the time of taking AMBUSH considering that a person can catch as many different strains as there are people who are infected by HIV.
    I am also willing to work with the scientific community in identifying those individuals who took AMBUSH and wish to be identified with this process notwithstanding that some are stigmatized while others are jubilant,

    Once AMBUSH is verified as being able to accomplish that which is aforementioned then the next stage might be the natural and artificial synthesis of the substance.

    Finally, if this is accepted or not, believed or not, THE LORD GOD always wins and this is the heavenly truth to which AMBUSH was divinely given to mankind for the CURE of HIV/AIDS and it will be here forever. Apostle Shada Mishe.

    Here is a video taped presentation that I gave at t he Martin Luther King library in Washington