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Brand New Music Designs

Marty Qatani

Brand New Music Designs

       How do you handle an idea that keeps coming back to you ? How do you decide if it's an idea worth pursuing ? These are questions artists, writers, musicians and other creatives are constantly asking themselves.    I decided awhile ago that I wanted to focus on animal characters in my designs instead of people. A few months ago, I was just doodling and I created a sketch of a cartoon person that really struck a chord with me. I liked the sketch so much, I wondered how I could take it further, but then put on a...


Honky Cat

Honky Cat

Elton John influenced cartoon poster design      I recently watched the Elton John bio pic Rocket Man recently, and I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. I like alot of Elton's music, but after being dragged to watch Bohemian Rhapsodu (sorry, not really a Queen fan), I had some reservations about the movie Rocket Man.     What I found really interesing was that it changed the way I listen to several of Elton John's songs now. The visuals they used in the movie for the various songs were different than the ones I had in my...


Lonely Days, Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines

Lonely Days, Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines
The misinterpretation of James Taylor's Fire and Rain

Songs of Summer

Songs of Summer
  The official start of Summer is only a few weeks and that means BBQs, Pools, Picnics, Parties… AND Music !!!

The War between Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young

The War between Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young
 One of Rock music’s biggest urban legends is the “feud” between Southern Rock legend Lynyrd Skynyrd and iconic singer songwriter, Neil Young.cartoon art of lynryd skynyrd