If you are looking for a book that is silly but serious, cavalier but concentrated, and sure to hit a variety of spots in a manner that will tickle you playfully, this volume is highly recommended! – Tim Broughton, ArtLA Magazine
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014
With the enthusiastic response to the book’s recent release, ArtLA's review is bringing additional awareness to "Bamusers: Musings in Art." According to author and artist Bruce Arlen, BAMUSERS are unique character drawings that prompt laughter and amusing reflection on a variety of subjects. There are an array of known and unknown human types, offbeat characters, object depictions, and even celebrity portrayals.
In Tim Broughton’s ArtLA review, he writes, “Bruce Arlen could be described as an evolved doodlebug…. and a multi-faceted creator who has been indulging in his own form of deliberate and skilled artistic musings for many years.” Mr. Broughton goes on, “Blessed with a sense of humor that is a cauldron of light, dark, frivolous, ironic, and sometimes even mordant, Arlen has compiled some perfectly graphic moments that span the gamut of social commentary, political satire, and plain old-fashioned fun. If you are looking for a book that is silly but serious, cavalier but concentrated, and sure to hit a variety of spots in a manner that will tickle you playfully, this volume is highly recommended!”
Arlen notes, “Everyone seems to like different ones best, a frequent surprise to me. One person likes Larry Lincoln, another can’t get over the drawing of Avian Abs Workout. Each individual has their own take on what an image means to them.”
The book is a gallery of 75 “gems” in this first edition. Arlen intends to publish Volume 2 with an expected release date of Fall 2014. Additionally, BAMUSERS will appear on a new “TeeMusers” t-shirt apparel line that will launch this summer. A selection of BAMUSERS can be seen at the Bamusers website.
“Bamusers: Musings in Art” is available now on Amazon in paperback or Kindle format; on Barnes & Noble in paperback or Nook eBook; and the iTunes Bookstore.
Bruce Arlen has spent his career in the graphic arts industry first representing one of the finest lithographers in America and then as a partner in a Los Angeles design and advertising firm. In that demanding world he has produced marketing and advertising material for hundreds of high-profile clients. He now lives in Cave Creek, Arizona, perched on the higher reaches of the Sonoran Desert where he continues to make art and conduct business.