EUCLID ART ASSOCIATION
January 9, 2017 - Members' Night 'Show and Tell'
Shamray, our first presenter, joined Euclid Art in 2016. We
learned a lot about Gerry in his 20 minute power point
presentation. He is an award winning illustrator/designer and
cartoonist and now a digital artist. He was always drawing as a
kid, loved comic books and even learned to read from them.
Superman was his hero. He calls himself the Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Hyde of cartoonists....one side being very whimsical and the
other very disciplined with tedious line drawings. Young Gerry
was asked by the infamous, Harry Pekar, to do comic
illustrations for Pekar’s American Splendor, at the time
considered to be an x-rated comic book. “How do I tell my
parents?” he quipped.
Gerry says that the technology available now is amazing and he
loves using it. These pictures tell the Jekyll and Hyde story
of his art. He loves drawing cats and did a series of the
Mad Catter. He also loves Frankenstein. He’ll start in
black & white, then color it followed by a line drawing.
says that he gets emotional with his work as everything has a
back story...like this very detailed digital drawing of a Paris
street scene. The man reading the paper in the foreground is
his dad, eyeing the lovely lady a table away...his mom.
There is no end to his talents. He wants to write children's
books and is dabbling in animation, too. Gerry had the audience
enthralled from the start....wanting to hear more. Prints of
his work can be ordered from The Art Gallery in Willoughby.