Thursday, November 18, 2010

An Interview with Dennis of Tanoshiboy


Hello Gang,
I just had the awesome privilege of doing an interview with
the very talented Illustrator and Designer Dennis Salvatier.
of Tanoshiboy.blogspot.com
Tanoshiboy started as a nickname, but has quickly become a place
where you can see new original sketches, works in progress
and finished work by Graphic Designer and Illustrator,
Dennis Salvatier. He also shares creative
inspiration and knowledge on branding and marketing.
Run on over and check it out when you have a chance.
Okay here is my new avatar for the moment.
I change it almost as often as I change my wigs he he he!
Just wanted to give you a close up of it since it's so
small. Have a great week everyone! Oh. and Rock
Steady Baby!
Peace

42 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

WOW! You're rockin' 'em dead and all blinged up! You go girl!!! (at least one of us is.....I need a toad for my profile pic...)
Will check the interview....
Nothing witty; my apologies. Not enough coffee for the brain to work yet. :D Or any other body parts, for that matter!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Love the new avatar. Makes me think I'd better change mine up (though the wig always stays the same.)

Congrats on the interview--I'm going over there right now.

Krista said...

Rock on, Sister! You are smokin'!

Elizabeth Seaver said...

I'm back to say what a fabulous interview it is. And I just fell in love with the examples of your illustrations shown with it. It was great to hear a little of your story, Vanessa. Rock on is right!

Amy said...

Vanessa, I love your new avatar! I should change mine more often. Can't wait to read the interview...

Tamara Henderson said...

Hey! Your new avatar is fly!! I love her fro and hoop earrings. I'm going to go check out that interview now.

Brad said...

hey you! i saw the avatar yesterday and was hoping to get a better look.
it is fab! that color green is so cool, and the design is fantastic. keep on knocking em out of the park. the interview made my day, always inspiring! thanks for all you do :)

Jennifer Bower said...

Fabulous! And thanks so much for sharing your story. You are such an inspiration. Love your spirit, your dedication and your work. Rock ON & and may you continue to be filled with inspiration and blessings.

roberta baird said...

Wave your hands up in the air
Got the feelin' an ain't got a care
What fun to take this ride
Rock steady will only slide

Rock steady baby

Groovy avatar and I dig the interview! ;)

Peta-Ann Smith said...

It's a sad day when I'm jealous of a fictional character's Afro. :D

I'll go over to the interview now. :)

Heather said...

That's an awesome avatar!!!! wahoo!

Melissa Saylor said...

Wonderful interview with Tanoshiboy. You always inspire me. Thanks you so much.

Bella Sinclair said...

Where there's smoke...there's FIRE, and girl, you are HOT! Inferno, baby! Woop woop! Oh my goodness, that is one groovy new avatar. LOVE it! She must whip her hair back and forth. I know I would!

And I LOVED your interview! You sure know how to pep talk. I feel all PEPPED UP. And I was so tickled to see our little group doing the sunny day hula right on top. Hehehehehehe!

Buh buh buh booo boobooooo boo booo!

LaRonda Lady Bird Jackson said...

Hi Vanessa, I love your sassy avatar! I also enjoyed your interview on Tanoshiboy. Perseverance is definitely a key to success. Cogratulations and thank you, Lady Bird

yoborobo said...

Rock steady! Yeah, you got the moves in that little picture. ;) I will pop on over and read the interview! xox Pam

linda cardina said...

hey vanessa!

i love her! she reminds me of foxy cleopatra! so sassy.

nice interview...u are so inspiring!

xoxo
lin

Ana said...

great new avatar! I'm in love with the hair ♥
The interview was really interesting.

From another pink panther fan :D

k.h.whitaker said...

What an excellent interview! And this woman is so cool. She makes a great avatar too. You give me hope Buttercup, thank you! Time for me to get back to work now. ;)

Kay Aker said...

Super interview! You're so mutifaceted, ultra prolific and utterly inspiring! I'm totally blown away by your new avatar! Fierce!

Ces said...

Hello dahlink! I love your new avatar. Thank you for that lovely FB message. I loves you!

salli s. swindell said...

jaw just dropped! this is all great!!!!

Janine said...

Hi Vanessa,
this was a great interview. I really enjoyed to learn more about you , miss vampire (I remeber you worked as an make-up-artist too, didn´t you).
And I like your new picture. Did you ever had a hairdo like this?
COOOOOOOL!
Have a great weekend
Janine

sheree boyd said...

hey Vanessa! love it!!! I'd love to meet you in the city before you head down South...of which i am mighty jealous b/c I'm dying to move back down South as I'm a southern gal at heart. Maybe after all the holidays are over and you find yourself with some free time we can meet up for tea and a museum run?! a big fan!

Shell said...

I can hear the song by Aretha when I look at that picture. I love it. You are always full of creativity, my friend. I also enjoyed the interview too.

michele said...

Fun fro and fringe! Can't go wrong with this new look, getting sassy for the holidays! ;O)

Amalia K said...

Where, o where have I been??? I have missed so many posts from friends and yours too! This one is definitely the kind that would send out the alarm and automatically set the disco lights on...YEAH!! Get those platform boots on and I'm ready to cruise the floor.!!! ♥♥

Vicki Smith said...

Oh my goodness. Love your style! The drawing has so much attitude. It's simple, but unforgettable.

Juan said...

Congrats on the interview Vanessa!!
Wonderful illo"

Mighty Kwan said...

Love it!!! Noe I got Aretha singin' in my head for the rest of the day. (Not that that's a bad thing!) Ha!

I'm so sorry to hear about Tricycle Press. I'm hoping other presses that cater to smaller demographics will be able to hold on in these changing times!

Good luck on your move down south sweetie! You are just getting closer and closer to me! LOL!

All my best!

Johanna Urban said...

great illustration, love it!!!
xx

johanna, sweden
art

SaraLynn said...

I love this image! The bright background and the flow to the composition are so striking. I'm heading to the link right now...

Gwendoulash said...

I am always charmed by your illustrations!! they are so positive!!!

Peter Breese said...

Fantastic interview V! Congratulations, you've most definitely earned it. Keep the good times rollin'.

michael robertson said...

Hey V! Love the new avatar! Is that you in that hot little fringed number?! I finally got a little break that is going to last only a few days, so I thought I'd venture back out to say hey to some of my blog pals.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. I would say 'don't eat too much', but why give advice that I'm not going to heed myself?!

Oh, and I'm so glad you like the print- I'm honored.

César Samaniego said...

Wow! I love your style! I link you on my blog! Great!!

donny* said...

Ooooooooooweeeeeeeeeeeeee! Have to say, I'm loving the new avatar. It's bursting with Vanessa fun! And, awesome on the interview! You do ROCK the most. Have a supermegafanstastic Thanksgiving holiday!!

Mighty Kwan said...

Thanks for dropping in Nessa! Me and mine are doing well. We are trying to decide if we want to traditional bake, deep fry, or smoke the turkey. (I love me some smoked turkey, but the fried is soooo JUICY!!! LOL!)

I figured you would have some more projects in the works at Tricycle. So seeing the bad news made me immediately think of you. But you are right that things are changing. The way the story is told may be changing but all the storytellers are still here. This could be a new opportunity for those still trying to make their way in the industry.

Plus being close to Atlanta will open up all kinds of new and great opportunities for you I'm sure!

You and your family enjoy your holiday as well! And you know that I will be keeping in touch!

Bella Sinclair said...

You are a blessing and a gift to me. Thank you for lifting me up and being my friend. Wishing you a button-popping, mouth-watering Thanksgiving with heaping sides of love and laughter. Wish I could sit at your table. Guaranteed good food and fun.

Love you!

AtelierBrigitte said...

Great new avatar! Love the bright green.

tsu-mina said...

Very nice avatar and wonderful works!

Amy said...

Vanessa, I always love your blog comments! I'm probably not coming to the winter conference this year (not enough new work since LA). But I hope to visit NYC soon...

farnell doodles said...

don't be silly it is fine. Nice to meet you and your blog.