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Donald Kilpatrick
September 2008
Orphan Works Bill has been Hotlined, AGAIN. I urge you to call your senators NOW.
posted:
ORPHAN WORKS BILL HOTLINED
Again.

THIS MEANS IT COULD PASS THE SENATE THIS AFTERNOON
PLEASE CALL YOUR SENATORS IMMEDIATELY

ASK THEM TO VOTE NO ON THIS BILL:
S2913 THE SHAWN BENTLEY ORPHAN WORKS ACT OF 2008

ASK THEM TO PUT A "HOLD" ON THE BILL:
TELL THEM YOU OPPOSE THIS CONTROVERSIAL BILL
ASK THEM NOT TO PASS IT WITHOUT A FULL AND OPEN HEARING
WARN THEM THAT IT WILL DO GREAT HARM TO SMALL BUSINESSES


To find your Senators' phone numbers go to the Illustrators' Partnership Orphan Works site:

http://illustratorspartnership.capwiz.com/illustratorspartnership/dbq/officials/

At the top of the home page, click on "Elected Officials"
You'll find a US map:
Click on your state,
Then "Senators,"
Then click on each Senator's name,
Then click "Contact."
This will give you their phone and fax numbers.

Please phone and fax them both immediately.

 
Goodbye summer! It was a good one.
posted:
This painting is currently hanging in the University of Michigan's WORK gallery in Detroit. Paint on found wooden panel.
Summer is over and I can say that it was a great one, and that I got a lot of painting done, did a couple of readings and signings of my picture book, and had quality time with my wife and kids.

I had the time to paint for clients and myself as well.  I am looking forward to the next few weeks of fall. It is perfect weather for me to hang out in my garage studio and do some letterpress. I plan on developing the plates in the next few days from selected sketchbook drawings.

Some good news- my editor wrote me the other day and mentioned that You Can’t go to School Naked is going to be reprinted!

 
An ink version to be used for letterpress.
A personal piece don in reaction to viewing the "Heidelberg Project" in Detroit.
Another in an ongoing personal series...
An experimental piece
Introducing my friends from Pixar at the conference.....
At my recent book reading and signing at the Somerset Collection. I have another one of these coming up on October 4th at the Borders on Woodward Ave.
My son is the one who is getting up to leave.....
I just finished this today for Saveur magazine....
The Peter C. Alderman Foundation
posted:

"While the death of most people is the end, Peter’s death was the beginning of life for so many people all over the world."

—Yousif Hanna Rofa, MD    Psychiatrist, PCAF Master    Baghdad, Iraq


I take this from the Peter C. Alderman Foundation website.

Peter Alderman was 25 when he along with many others lost their lives in the World Trade Center.

I learned of this foundation from watching Nightline the other night while trying to get my son to bed.

Alderman’s parents used the money they received from his death to set up this foundation. They have been successful in setting up a significant presence in the Sudan for example.

I was touched at how his parents honor his life by giving back to those who suffer from senseless acts of terrorism around the world. 


 
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