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Russ Cox

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I was raised by a pack of crazed hillbillies in the back woods of Tennessee. Without much in the way of modern conveniences, like a television set or running water, I spent my time drawing, whittling, and throwing dirt clods at my cousins. With the bulk of my life spent in Pennsylvania, I met my wife; became a graphic designer; played in punk, alternative, and surf bands; had two kids; and started my illustration studio, Smiling Otis Studio. I create my art the old school way, using paper, pencil, gouache and watercolor. Using traditional tools give me the opportunity to explore and experiment. I also work digitally if deadlines are tight. I live in Maine with my wife and four art directing cats.

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Goodbye 2016

8 months! Has it really been 8 months since my last rambling? Wait, just one post in 2016? Nah, that can't be. Hmmm, the date says it's true. I guess I better get it together and post something worthwhile. 

Here goes nothing. 

Hopefully not too much of nothing, maybe with splashes of something.

I am trying to think what has happened that is worthwhile, if anything, in this time span. Lets see, I comp Read more of this blog post »
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