August 9, 2007

The Faces of Anchor Rising

Justin Katz

We've been surprised to learn, over the past year or so, how many people don't entirely get how much of a group project Anchor Rising actually is. If the ventures of one of us bring a particular reader to the page, that writer has seemed to become the "face" of the blog for him or her. So, we've had local artist Colby Cook (email) create some portraits to give y'all a face with which to associate each post and to better convey the aggregate personality of Anchor Rising.


As yet, we're unable to present a portrait of Mac Owens, but as soon as I'm able, I'll add one to this post. I'll do the same with any new contributors.

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As someone who has actually met Justin in person, I can assure everyone that any resemblance between his portrait and Max Headroom (a fictional TV character in the 1980s) is purely coincidential. As for the over-emphasized forehead lines, I think the artist just caught him on a really bad day!

Posted by: Will at August 9, 2007 9:41 PM

The forehead lines aren't that b-b-b-b-bad. You've just never seen me make that face... I like the idea of having a "furrowed brow."

Posted by: Justin Katz at August 9, 2007 9:44 PM

Very cool addition to the blog.

Thanks to all of you; your work is appreciated by a lot of people.

Posted by: michael at August 9, 2007 10:17 PM

I have met Andrew at GOP meeting.The others I have not met or recall.Perhaps?
Saw him recently on Six On The Record twice.One week the original and the next week the repeat.Perhaps we can see them on "A Lively Experiment" and get them mentioned in the Political Scene in The Pro-Jo.Frequently I do not even know some of the names mentioned in the Political Scene but I suspect a number know or heard of Katz,Morse,Comtois,and Hawthorne.I even think the RI Future blogger should be on.I think they were both interesting,morse and I can't just know remember the RI Future blogger,my apology in my mind.Both blogs have their followers and have a read on Rhode Island thoughts!

Posted by: Scott Bill Hirst at August 10, 2007 3:55 PM

{Totally out of the blue and ad hominem attack on a progressive blogger deleted.}

Posted by: Bob at August 10, 2007 5:02 PM

If even one penny of that artwork was funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the movement to disban the NEA has just gained some credibility.
Seriously, that art freaks me like rotoscopic animation in TV ads or Ted Turner's attempt to colorize classic black and white movies.

Posted by: Rhody at August 11, 2007 6:51 PM


Since I'd hate to have my face haunting your dreams at night, let me offer you a different one you can think of to replace it.

Posted by: Andrew at August 11, 2007 9:32 PM

Real photos, or an artist's rendering (or even a cartoon-type one) is fine. It's just when you try getting too artsy with a photo, disaster awaits.

Posted by: rhody at August 12, 2007 9:51 AM

I like these portraits.

And as Roland Benjamin is a friend of mine, I would be negligent not to remind you to add his.

Posted by: SusanD at August 12, 2007 11:03 PM

... oh, and the famous Will!

Posted by: SusanD at August 13, 2007 12:02 AM