Friday, October 30, 2009


Martha Gonzalez VIGIL MARCH is scheduled on Tuesday, November 3, 2009.

Start Time: 5:00PM
End Time: 5:30PM

Start Location: 18th & Halsted
End Location: 18th & Blue Island

The vigil will start on 18th and Halsted IN the intersection. We will be holding up traffic for approximately 15 minutes. While on 18th and Halsted we will have a priest saying prayers and blessings.

After prayers are completed, we will walk peacefully down the sidewalks of 18th street heading west towards Blue Island.

At 18th and Blue Island (the statue), we will pray again. From there, the crowd will disperse.

Thank you in advance. Please keep it peaceful.

Andrew (Martha Gonzalez Memorial Committee)

Monday, October 19, 2009


MARTHA GONZALEZ Funeral Mass/Burial will be on Tues, 10/20/09 at 10:00 am

It begins at St. Pius V Church at 1919 S Ashland Ave., Chicago, IL 60608, 312-226-1590.

It will be followed by the Burial Procession to Queen of Heaven Cemetery at 1400 S Wolf Rd, Hillside, IL 60162, 708-449-8300, Section 44, Block 13, Lot 16, Grave 1.

Concluding w/a Luncheon Gathering at Azteca Mall, 3200 S Kedzie Ave., Chicago, IL 60623, 773-376-7100.


Friday, October 16, 2009

MARTHA GONZALEZ Visitation Information

MARTHA GONZALEZ Visitation: Sunday & Monday (10/18 & 10/19) 2pm-9pm at Wolniak Funeral Home, 5700 S. Pulaski Rd. Chicago, IL 60629, 773-767-4500

Thursday, October 15, 2009


This is difficult to post in general and on a public forum, but I feel it's necessary to inform those concerned loved ones and friends that the love of my life, MARTHA GONZALEZ was involved in a Hit and Run and was killed on 10-13-09. It has been mentioned all over the local Chicago news:

Deadly hit-and-run in Pilsen neighborhood - WGN

In memory of MARTHA GONZALEZ a fund was created at MB FINANCIAL Bank (1-888-422-6562) to assist w/funeral cost.

Surplus funds raised will go to help her debt and to the education of her children Max (4 yrs) & Marko (19 yrs). You can visit any MB location and deposit cash or check in MARTHA's name. Andrew Kudelka or Angelica Gonzalez are also acceptable.

If you have any problems contact me or Arlene Campos (312-421-5500) at the 1618 W. 18th St. MB Financial Pilsen location.

I will post funeral arrangements once we have had the time to this unfortunate situation.

Thank you all for your love and concern,

Monday, October 12, 2009

Commission Sketch: Wings of Desire

The latest winner of my facebook commission contest is Juan Arevalo for guessing this quote correctly from the movie WINGS OF DESIRE:

"Every street has its borderline. Between each plot, there's a strip of no-man's-land disguised as a hedge or a ditch. Every home owner, or even every tenant nails his name plate on the door, like a coat of arms and studies the morning... paper as if he were a world leader...Everyone carries his own state with him, and demands a toll when another wants to enter."

The film WINGS OF DESIRE (titled “Der Himmel ├╝ber Berlin” in German) is the far superior, original film directed by Win Wenders, remade into the sappy, After School, Hallmark Special called CITY OF ANGELS, almost 10 years later. WINGS OF DESIRE also spawned the less brooding FAR AWAY, SO CLOSE and an interesting relationship with Bono and U2 that among other things led to Wenders directing a Bono-led screenplay called MILLION DOLLAR HOTEL.

Juan Arevalo picked the love sick angel, Damiel, played by Bruno Ganz of WINGS OF DESIRE as the subject of the commission sketch.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Commission Sketch: Werewolf

Here's a sketch made for werewolf-fan Jeremy Moretz.

He dug an image I did for White Wolf's CCG (Collectible Card Game) called RAGE - Werewolf: The Apocalypse "Legacy of the Tribes Expansion" called Ciran Far-Traveler. There were 2 illustrations on each of the specialty cards: one side had the human form and the other side had the werewolf form. I made him a print of the werewolf form version and decided to throw in a bonus of the aforementioned sketch.