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Edmund Attanasio

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Bushers , October 2011 Illustration On Post It Notes 18" X 24" © Ed Attanasio, 2011
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Smash One , September 2011 Colored Pencils And Black Felt Tip Pen On 100 Post It Notes 30" X 30"
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Ghosts of the Gridiron , March 2010 Colored Pencils And Felt Tip Pens On 48 Post It Notes 18" X 24" © 2010, Ed Attanasio
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Hallowed Promises, June, 2012 Colored Pencils And Felt Tip Pen On 25 Post It Notes 15" X 15" © 2012, Ed Attanasio
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Couples in Therapy, June, 2012 Colored Pencils And Black Felt Tip Pens On 48 Post It Notes 18" X 24" © 2012, Ed Attanasio
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Smash Two, July, 2011 Colored Pencils With Felt Tip Black Pens On 100 Post It Notes 30" X 30" © 2011, Ed Attanasio
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Hoodlums with Hats, January, 2012 Ink And Colored Pencils 18" X 24" © Copyright, Ed Attanasio 2012
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Left Brain, Right Brain, August 31, 2012 Black Felt Tip Pens And Colored Pencils © 2012 Ed Attanasio
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Stumblers Row , January 2013 Black Pen And Colored Pencils 30" X 17.5 " © Ed Attanasio 2013
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Pets and their People , May 2012 Black Pen And Colored Pencils 18" X 24" © Ed Attanasio 2012
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Glen Cove, NY
Birth year
08/31/1958
Lives in
San Francisco
Works in
San Francisco
Schools
San Jose State University, 1982
Tags
Post-It Notes, colored pencils and ink, illustrations
Statement
Ed Attanasio, 54, started doing what he calls his “silly little illustrations” of characters drawn in pen and colored pencil on 3” x 3” Post-It Notes several years ago. It all began when he had a stroke that scrambled his mind but somehow opened his brain to its artistic side. During his 15-month rehab in 2009, this writer/journalist drew more than 400 of these images with no intention of them ever appearing in public.
 
“Every time I would draw one of these, I'd hang it up somewhere in the house--on a bathroom mirror, on the wall in the den, even on my dog’s forehead,” Attanasio explained. “My wife and my stepdaughters always seemed to enjoy them, but eventually they would migrate to the refrigerator door and gradually disappear altogether. Then one day, my wife gave me a notebook and all of the drawings were there. Wow, it tells a story—a really great story, because now I am back to writing as a professional again and these drawings are a map that show my stages of recuperation. As I progressed (or maybe digressed) the styles of these drawings changed and in some ways, they’re very evident—at least to me!”

Attanasio is a journalist, ad copywriter, former standup comic and baseball historian who lives In San Francisco. His interests include photography, watching way too many films, swimming and eating way too much. He currently has two book deals related to baseball and also has an award-winning baseball web site called www.thisgreatgame.com.
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