Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Howler is a new magazine about soccer. It's a big glossy publication that will come out four times a year with distinctive, original writing about American and international soccer, as well as some of the most striking art and design you'll find in any publication being made today...http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/quraishi/howler-a-magazine-about-soccer-0?ref=NewsJun1412&utm_campaign=Jun14&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter
Howler is being funded through Kickstarter until June 29 to raise funds for the publication of the magazine. One of the gifts for donating are Wayne Rooney or Clint Dempsey paper dolls. Rooney is shown above as it was on the Kickstarter site. Since I have made a donation I look forward to receiving both paper dolls and will publish the Clint Dempsey paper doll when I receive it.
Check it out and make a donation before June 29!
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Claudio Reyna - 1996 Olympics
I attended a comic book show today and had one of the artists, Ken Branch, whose specialty is sports portraits and superheroes, to draw a picture of Claudio Reyna on a 1996 Olympic first day cover. The 1996 Summer Olympics were held in Atlanta, Ga, USA, with the US Women's team taking the gold over China, while the men's competition saw Nigeria taking the gold medal over Argentina. The US men's team would finish third in group competition and not advance to the quarter finals.
Claudio Reyna participated in the 1992 Summer Olympics, Barcelona and the 1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta, Ga...
Mia Hamm - 1996 Olympics
Drawn by artist Joe Orsak, this cover features Mia Hamm, who played for the US Women's National team from 1987-2004. Hamm participated for the US in three Olympic tournaments: Atlanta 1996 (Gold), Sydney 2000 (Silver) and Athens 2004 (Gold).
FIFA World Cup: China 1991 (1st), Sweden 1995 (3rd), USA 1999 (1st), USA 2003 (3rd)
FIFA World Player of the Year (Women) 2001, 2002
US National Soccer Hall of Fame 2007
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 2006
Texas Sports Hall of Fame 2008