Take a tour of my digital art gallery

A LOOK BACK AT TWO YEARS OF PHOTOSHOP FUN

If you’re the type of person who judges a book by its cover, why not save time? Forget about the book and just judge the covers. I invite you to stroll through all the “original” content (yeah, I sometimes use stock photos, but it’s all about how it’s repurposed, right?) created for my stories. I hope you enjoy them.

How could I not grab onto the coat tails of two of our greatest cultural treasures? (Photo of Benioff & Weiss, background art from the Simpsons)

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We all need a few laughs as the resistance fights tirelessly.

The collected wisdom of many of you readers became a real book:

Unlike any inspirational or daily affirmation book, The Tao of Blogging dares to ask the BIG questions about life, love and death that no one else would touch, such as, “Does this urn make my butt look big?”

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The ultimate attempt to maximize audience response through following the advice of Medium’s greatest writers.

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According to Sherpard Smith, “Fake news refers to stories that are created often by entities pretending to be news organizations solely to drive clicks and views based on nothing of substance.

According to Allan Ishac, “my views are not based on nothing but rather on very substantial bullshit. So, while a reader might not find my posts funny, and wouldn’t want to get any of it on the bottom of his or her shoes, they’re still not based on nothing. They’re based on making a farcical political point.”

My approach is so much simpler and direct: “sometimes I satirize fake news by writing fake news that looks like fake news trying to look like real news.”

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A story inspired by the never ending battle between self-help gurus and Medium’s resident cynics: “The content marketing Gods of Medium accept a non-existent challenge from a ragged collection of rebelling writers armed only with their wits and humor — in other words, the resistance is completely defenseless.”

Jonesing for more applause? This writer’s journey through the world of unpaid, unappreciated online writing, the fall into madness and addiction and the redemption of creating Medium’s 12-step program.

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It’s not exactly a rorsharch test, but this art was inspired by the emotional responses of hundreds of people tortured by childhood memories of “The Giving Tree.”

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https://medium.com/the-word-is-not-enough/the-kid-in-the-giving-tree-is-a-victim-d478ba6ea5f8

And now we take a dark turn, and descend into the world of

While no self-respecting art gallery would allow obscenity to be displayed, I have no self-respect, and invite you to enjoy my massive collection of…

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If you’re disappointed and asking where is the obscenity, I direct your attention to the picture of our former Vice President.

If you had a laugh while escaping the current crap sandwich that is political landscape, spread a little cheer and send a couple of bucks to the relief efforts for victims of Harvey and Irma. Thanks:)

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Ad agency creative director, writer & designer at https://guttmanshapiro.com. Former pro tennis player and peak performance coach for professional athletes.

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