Monday, January 31, 2011

Un-United Neighborhood Part VI: The Finale



This post marks the end of the 'Un-United Neighborhood' strips. There were five more strips, in which the character Jack tries to help Sam find the error in way he's going about looking for Ben, but I wasn't able to find those. Hope you enjoyed the strip!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

N.O.C.C. - "The Blessing"


Check the new single from my friend Travis a.k.a N.O.C.C. "The Blessing" at: http://www.reverbnation.com/travisjenkins

Topeka Ruins - T.C. Biddle Hospital

To see more of this series, please visit: topekaruins.tumblr.com

Un-United Neighborhood Part III



Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Un-United Neighborhood" sees the light of day again!

In going through boxes, I've found one of my long lost creations! During the winter of 2002, I saw a video by Jimmy Fallon about a snowball fight and was inspired to create a comic strip about our world leaders settling their disputes with a snowball fight of their own. That idea grew into the comic strip, "Un-United Neighborhood". The original version of the strip was sent to the major comic syndicates, meeting rejection from them all but the Washington Post. The editor of The Post sent me a letter back, giving suggestions on how to fix the strip to better meet their syndication needs. For various factors, I chose not to change the strip for the possibility (their offer was not a definite) of syndication. A year later, I decided to change the strip up a little, but did not like the result. In 2006, I pulled out the strip once again for one more attempt at comic strip super stardom! Due to some major changes in my personal life, I never sent the final version of the strip out and eventually the strip was filed away. The strips below are apart of the final set of the comic. Over the course of the next few weeks, I will publish all of the remaining strips from the final set. Hope you all enjoy!


e drake photography's February newsletter

Hey everyone,
The February edition of the e drake photography newsletter is out and can be seen at: http://issuu.com/edrakephoto/docs/febnews
If you would like to be on the e drake photography mailing list, please send your email to edrakeii@yahoo.com

Saturday, January 22, 2011

"Carly Loves Blue" by Martina Thompson















A good friend of mine, Dr. Martina Thompson, recently published her first children's book "Carly Loves Blue"! The pictures above are from her January 22nd, 2011 book signing at Topeka's Barnes and Noble. To find out more about the book and to order a copy, please visit: http://www.pawsforfunproductions.com/

Topeka Chamber of Commerce Bus Bench


Along with being on a billboard for the Topeka Chamber of Commerce's "We Did It" campaign, http://edrakephotography.blogspot.com/2010/12/topeka-chamber-of-commerce-billboard.html; I also have the honor of being on bus bench for the campaign, located off 6th and MacVicar! A portrait I took of Irene Redmon of Changes Topeka is also on the bench

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Introducing Muse IX (Mini-Muse)

To see more of this set, please visit: http://edrake-muses.tumblr.com/

Snow Day Series

With our recent change in the weather, I've created a series of photographs called 'snow day'. You can view the series at: http://drakearts.weebly.com/
Images from this series as well as the rest of the images on the drake arts site are 20% off through February 9th, just in time for Valentine's Day!

The Newest seveneightfive is Out!

Please visit: www.seveneightfive.com to see all the places you can pick up a copy!

Muse I


To see more of this set, please visit: edrake-muses.tumblr.com

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Vote for Uncle Sunny's Barbeque Sauce in About.com's 2011 Reader's Choice Awards

Hey everyone,
Vote for my friend Anton's great barbeque sauce in About.com's 2011 Reader's Choice Awards at: http://bbq.about.com/library/bl-Readers-Choice-Awards-2011.htm?nl=1
Voting is up until February 4th. Also, check out: http://www.unclesunnys.com/ for more information and locations to pick up Uncle Sunny's!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Living The Dream 2011

Yesterday (January 15th) I had the opportunity to photograph the after party of the Living The Dream's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Scholarship Banquet. I had a great time and meet tons of wonderful people!

For more information about Living The Dream INC and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Scholarship, please visit: ltdtopeka.com

Event photos can be seen at: livingthedream2011.weebly.com

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Valentine's Day Special!

Give your sweetheart the gift of art for Valentine's Day! All e drake photography prints (http://drakearts.weebly.com/) are 20% off through February 9th! Contact: edrakeii@yahoo.com for more information and to place your order!

Two Great Documentaries about Topeka

Hey everyone,
Last year, I was able be apart of interviews for two documentary projects. The first was Marlo Angell's 'Mariachi Estrella' documentary about one of the first all women mariachi bands that originated here in Topeka. The second was Juli Pitzer's documentary about the Jayhawk Theater in downtown Topeka. The Jayhawk Theater is also featured in my 'Topeka Ruins' series. The 'Mariachi Estrella' film continues to have screenings and the Jayhawk Theater documentary will be screening soon. You should check out both films when you have the opportunity and learn more about the rich history of Topeka!

For more information about these projects, check out;

Friday, January 7, 2011

The Muse Show at the Tinkham Veale Gallery 1-7-2011


The Muse Show opened tonight at the Tinkham Veale Gallery! It was a great time with Muses I, II, III, and IV. Check out http://edrake-muses.tumblr.com/ to view more images from the opening

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Muse show opens tomorrow at Tinkham Veale!

Hey everyone,
The Muse show opens tomorrow at the Tinkham Veale Gallery! I'll be there at 5:30, so come down and check it out. You can also look at the Muse book (http://issuu.com/edrakephoto/docs/musebook) and the Muse site (http://edrake-muses.tumblr.com/) to see more Muse images!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

e drake photography January Newsletter

Happy New Year Everyone!
You can view the January edition of the e drake photography newsletter at:http://issuu.com/edrakephoto/docs/jannews
If you would like to be on the e drake photography mailing list, please send your email to: edrakeii@yahoo.com

Monday, January 3, 2011

e drake photography prints on display in January!

Hey everyone,
You can find e drake photography prints on display and for sale at three different locations!

*Kansas State Department of Education, 120 SE 10th Ave, has prints of 'serenity' and 'buttons' on display

*Hazel Hill Chocolate, 724 S. Kansas Ave, has prints from the series: 'Heist: Ridin' Shotgun to Lucas'. 'moments without names', 'images inspired by Avril 14th', 'Wine Cellar', and 'Topeka Ruins: Jayhawk Theater' on display through the end of February

*Tinkham Veale Gallery, 909 1/2 Kansas Ave, has prints of Muses I, II, III, and IV on display during the month of January, beginning January 7th


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Two Site Updates!

Check out the updates on the photo portfolio site (edrakephoto.weebly.com) and the fine arts site (drakearts.weebly.com)!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!
2010 was a great second year for e drake photography. I really feel that a great foundation has been built and I would like to thank each of you for your love and support throughout the process. Big things are ahead for us! With the help of my wonderful team, new products and services are on the way, allowing e drake photography to fill your every photographic need. Along with further growth in portraiture, new projects and images are coming from our fine arts section! I learned a lot in 2010 and plan to serve those lessons well in 2011.

Thanks for being apart of the vision!
EJ Drake