Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sprint store salesman Daniel Jacobs Sheepshead bay


LISTEN TO THIS AUDIO PODCAST

http://cinch.fm/subwaysurfer/252735

This is a special shout out to DANIEL  The Sprint representative at On Top Communications. The store is located at 1743 Sheephead Bay Rd Bklyn, NY. The dynamic, Daniel Jacobs,sold me my NEW Optimus LG Phone. When it comes to phones, I pretty much always felt that I never needed all the bells and whistles, currently being advertised by Sprint and other dealers. Daniel was so persuasive and patient in answering my questions, that when he finally brought me my phone I literally did the snoopy happy dance of joy. My new Optimus LG is fantastic! Its got some many toys on it I almost ditched my ipad! The reception is clear, I can go online virtually anywhere, it's got a great camcorder than enables the Subwaysurfer to do even more videos on location, and a camera that takes crystal clear shots. The speaker is more like a mini megaphone! Dan is a dynamite salesman, very knowledgeable and has this cool toothpickk that never seems to fall outta his mouth when he talks. Check out his store in Sheep head bay you wont be disappointed.

As is my habit, when I get great customer service, I usually do a caricature of the person. I found out that Daniel is also a graffiti art enthusiast, so he went nuts over the idea of me caricaturing him.

This picture has him SPRINTING to give you fabulous service, which he definitely will. Make sure you Sprint down to his store to get the best deal today.

Oh, one mre thing... Dans store is a literal stones throw from some of the best restaurants in Brooklyn, that overlook the bay. After you buy your phone, celebrate with a delicious meal, and treat yourself to a boat ride! What could better?

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Caricature Quick Tip #14 PROTECT YOUR CONTENT ON FACEBOOK

Listen to a very valuable lesson I learned on Facebook recently. ALL creatives will find this tip valuable, especially if you are using FACEBOOK to build your brand, and position yourself  on that channel. Dont get me wrong, I LIKE FACEBOOK. It is a great social media tool and i support and will continue to use it, but will always remember that
FACEBOOK IS LIKE A MALL. AND I DONT OWN THE MALL. Find out what that means by listening to the audio cast.




Let me know what YOU thinkabout what youve heard!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

WOW! I INSPIRE PEOPLE!!

Did some web surfing today, and found this particular site whee my vids are featured. Its an inspirational site, called, "INSPIRATIONAL VIDEOS" (what else?) and a ton of my stuff is cataloged there! Nice to know that I'm inspiring other people enough for my work to be going viral. Sometimes Im so busy just sharing and uploading that I dont stop to take a breath.

http://www.movieplay.biz/inspiration/watch-video/BLb-yzQ6cNc&feature=youtube_gdata/TheSubwaysurfer/http:-www.subwaysur-fer.blogspot.com-creative-caricature-marketing-consultant,-and-professional-caricature-entertainer,-....html

Sunday, June 19, 2011

THE FATHERS DAY PRESENT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING




In 2009, I wanted to give my father a gift that was more lasting than a tie, brut aftershave, or a wallet. I decided to give him a memory. I wrote and illustrated a story in a powerpoint comic book about how he helped me to overcome an all too familiar theme today; BULLYING. My Dad gave me a book of self defense, even demonstrated the techniques in the middle of the living room floor, something very unusual, given his conservative, non demonstrative nature. I went on to regain my self esteem as well as a life long fascination with the Asian Fighting arts that gave me so much in terms of personal development, friendships, and of course, personal fitness. The story doesn't end here. I submitted this PowerPoint comic to authorstream.com and it resulted in me winning a ipad computer tablet. The story resonated with so many people literally overnight,m that I was shocked. I  cant tell you how much this little Ipad has helped my work Thanks dad!

All because I wanted to give my father more than a tie, some aftershave, and a wallet.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

THE CARICATURE ARTIST SHOULD NEVER BE THE CENTER OF YOUR PARTY

There are some caricature arrays out there who feel they're the greatest thing since cheese and crackers, and that somehow when THEY arrive at any event, "The party REALLY starts!"

When I was younger, I was STUPID enough to believe that, too.  But not anymore.
Listen to this MP3 and find out why THE CARICATURE ARTIST SHOULD NEVER BE THE CENTER OF YOUR PARTY
PLEASE LISTEN  HERE

Gary Vaynerchuk Cartoon Caricature By Subwaysurfer

If you dont know who GARY VAYNERCHUK is, you have no business being online. Go and ask your parents permission if you need to be on here.
Im not going to give you a bunch of Gary Stats here. If you wanna know exactly who is he and what he's done and why it's important, that you will do the homework on him, and trust me you will be pumped before youre even three quarters done finding out.

I love Gary because hes what i call a Noo Yawk guy by default! He's from Jersey, but had enough of that Big Apple flavor for me to called him an honorary New Yawker. The first time I heard Gary speak, I thought I was listening to Joe Peshi from Goodfellas. I'm sure he gets that a lot. In reality, when I close my eyes he sounds like a thousand other guys from Brooklyn nabes like Bay Ridge, Canarsie, or Bensonhurst.   Gary has this In your face, take no prisoners, idiot proof way of speaking that even a moron can understand. His blue collar work ethic is more than inspiring, and his rags to riches story (taking his family's history into account) reads like a blue collar fairytale come true. Only Gary's living the fairytale.... which is real. And so can you.  If yew do whut he sez, and boy does Gary Say a LOT!   WARNING you may not appreciate the ... er... "Colorful" way Gary Says some things but you are guaranteed to UNDERSTAND his message once he's done.


You can get your very own cartoon/Caricature avatar for your social media pages, E Newsletters, Blog Article Posts, and Ebooks just like this one i did of Gary. You can DEFINITELY CRUSH IT and stand out in the crowd of everyone using their photos or clipart.  Just  me a jpeg of you with front , side and three quarter view. Tell me the business you're in, and /or what youd like to be doing and I will draw your caricature faster than you can say CRUSH IT!.... okay... I know... im getting redundant....
Email Elgin at
FEEL FREE TO DOWNLOAD AND SHARE GARYS CARICATURE! JUST TELL FOLKS WHERE YA FOUND IT!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Anthony Weiner Twitter Caricature by subwaysurfer




FEEL FREE TO COPY DOWNLOAD AND SHARE THIS PIC IF YOU LIKE IT, JUST TELL PEOPLE WHERE YOU GOT IT.  IF YOU WANT TO USE IT ON YOUR BLOG YOU HAVE MY CONSENT! JUST CREDIT ME AS THE ARTIST AND GIVE ME A LINK
http://www.subwaysurfer.blogspot.com  
 Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling

WEINER-TWITT(er) Caricature of Anthony Weiner by Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling with Definition






WEINER TWITT (er) DEFINITION:( Subwaysurfer Caricature Dictionary)
An accidental Twitter, that should have been a Quitter
One who Accidentally Tweets his Peeps.
Getting caught with your pants down.
A Politician/Person/individual Who doesn't realize, fathom, comprehend, and/or understand that twitter/and or social media is part of the internet ie. an essentially public, downloadedable public forum where your private messages can be sometimes tracked, hacked, caught, and or intercepted by others to make you a laughing stock and unwanted center of attention.

COMMON EXPRESSIONS " I/He/She/We/ They "really pulled a Weiner-Twitt!"

Folks it COULD happen. It's situations just like the one Weiner is in that results in new word definitions like the above being added to the Dictionary.

The caricature artist in me, cant help but jump, markers first, on a story so pregnant with a visual pun such as this one.Sadly , though the everyman in me feels sorry for Weiner. Heck, I LIKE Weiner. I think he's done some good things in congress.I remember him being so strong and resolute in congress, shouting down the Republicans for not having the guts to vote on the 911 healthcare bill. It was inspiring to see a politician actually get passionate about something that was clearly right. That day, Democrats were proud to be affiliated with their party, and some Republicans must have secretly admired him for showing them something they hadn't seen in a while; "a politician with a spine".
  Two years ago in October 2009, when I had to draw his face for a WAVE editorial, I practically would have paid to find a caricature of him online. If there was one, I couldn't find one, and I'm pretty good at finding things online.  Fast forward to our present time, and you can almost hurt yourself tripping visually over a Weiner caricature online.

What Weiner did was careless, irresponsible and yes, stupid.

 Ive read in the news one person had the  arrogance to  say, " If he lied to us about THIS, what else has he lied to us about?"  I would answer, "WHAT HAVE YOU LIED ABOUT?" Weiner, in my view is guilty of one major thing. Being unfaithful to his spouse. like so many other Americans who flirt online using the social media toys, Weiner forgot that he cannot do what a regular person does. He is, by his position held to a higher standard. By his own admission, he tweeted his peep, (my words here) by mistake when he meant to send an email instead. It was a tragic, boneheaded mistake, but so human that I believe him.  Again, he's got a lot of explaining to do to his wife. One crucial thing to remember also is that there has been, as of this writing, no sex involved. just-flirting online. Are we REALLY so outraged over THAT? Does this stupid mistake really erase all the good he's done in Congress and still wants to do? Are any of his staunch accusers innocent if we look into their emails? or are they just more careful? America needs to grow up and stop pretending to be outraged.

There are more important things to get outraged about..

If "Weinergate" has taught us anything, it is that the internet is a not the toy we pretend it is sometimes. It has the potential to be a maker and breaker of  reputations and tarnisher of images. What you whisper quietly in a chat room can be trumpeted on the radio. Be careful in how  you tweet your peeps. The results may not be neat.

Yeah.... corny... I  know.


FEEL FREE TO DOWNLOAD COPY AND REDISTRIBUTE THIS STORY BUT GIVE THE AUTHOR ARTIST CREDIT.

Monday, June 13, 2011

FUN FACTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT SUBWAYSURFER

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Folks I almost punctured a lung blowing my own horn here, but I wrote this post because I want to be all touchy feely, and do the social media, "get to know me"thing...
All jokes aside, there's are some things about me you may not know, which may prove useful to some of you, so read on.

I will be updating this periodically, so check back for relevant links and updates.

FUN FACTS ABOUT SUBWAYSURFER
1 SUBWAYSURFER IS AN EXPERT
since 2006 I have been answering questions for aspiring artists online at ALL EXPERTS.COM where I answer art related questions on tools, caricature, cartooning, animation, and good old fashion motivational advice.

2 SUBWAYSURFER HAS BEEN A PROFESSIONAL ARTIST SINCE 8YEARS OLD
I illustrated the cover of a book, MOTHER, THESE ARE MY FRIENDS for author Mary Anne Gross. Ms. Gross approached me because I was an outstanding primary school artist who had racked up a bunch of awards, won contests, and had work displayed in the NYC school system. My cover consisted of a picture of me and my family. As soon as it was completed, I held out my eight year old hand, and asked for twenty five dollars. I got that, plus royalties on the book for a year.

3 SUBWAYSURFER WAS A CHILD SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT AT PRATT INSTITUTE

Guess I was a prodigy. This was a weekend scholarship. Fully paid, real art instruction, sitting in class with adults, strange. Oh yeah, I was around eight years old.

4 SUBWAYSURFER IS A MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

I've done public speaking since I was 11 years old. I've spoken to hundreds and thousands. I have no fear of crowds, never get stage fright, and can speak to a group as easily as I can on a cellphone. I've spoken on art, religion, martial arts, entrepreneurship,parenting, and other stuff I can't remember...

5 SUBWAYSURFER IS A SPOKEN WORD POET

Spoken word poet is a weird term... Most poems ARE spoken after all....I like to refer to myself as a SPOKEN WORD PERFORMER. I've always been an avid writer and storyteller, and have written thousands of stories, poems and prose over the years. I've recently, in the past two years decided to put these together in more concrete form, and share them. My poetry has always been more personal to me than my visual art, so I had been reluctant to put it on display. I've performed in public, have a blog devoted to the subject, and a few books I'm putting together.

6 SUBWAYSURFER IS AN AUDIO PODCASTER

To date I have well over 100 audio podcasts put together on the subjects of cartooning and caricature, poetry, social media, and social commentator.
Consider Podcasting "audio art" , and for me, a person who loves to talk, the perfect platform. I am endlessly fascinated by events, people, art, etc. And am inquisitive by nature, and love to share. Maybe you've heard me speak on the blog in the caricature quick tip series, that's a small part of the Podcasting bubble.

7 SUBWAYSURFER CAN DANCE

this is NOT just because "I'm Black!" LOL! I've always been in love with movement, and explores modern dance at an early age, eventually falling in love with the so called FUNK STYLES of the 70 s and 80's, robot, popping, ticking stringing, locking, electric boogaloo and whatnot. I'm in love with this dance form called LIQUID, a d for two years did a discipline called five rhythms.

8 SUBWAYSURFER CAN SING

I'm a tenor.I've sung since high school, but really got serious about two years ago. I don't want to do anything with my voice other than use it for worship in church. Where I solo.I inspired my daughter and especially my son to sing, both of whom have toured. My son especially sings " opera like" sacred music in English and Italian. He's also dine musical theatre.

9 SUBWAYSURFER IS FAT

I'm working on losing....it's a long road....especially when wifey cooks so good..

10 SUBWAYSURFER CAN KICK YOUR BUTT

I've studied martial arts since I was eleven years old, starting with Hung Gar Gung Fu. Ive also studied Tai chi, JKD, Goju Ryu, Muay Thai, Savate and Pikiti Tirsha Arnis.
Am I master? I'll never tell. Let's just say I'm not beginner, my love of the martial arts is because of my father, who set me on the road, and caused me to win a free iPad! Find out how, here.
(link is coming)

Thursday, June 09, 2011

IS PRINT MEDIA DEAD?

Since "everyone"is online these days,hawking, talking, promoting, Telling and selling, the question, "IS PRINT MEDIA DEAD?!" comes up every now and again online. With so many periodicals taking a proverbial nose dive in recent years, the definitive answer seems to be an emphatic, "YES!". before you bring flowers to the gravesite, maybe you should check out what a few folks had to say, including yours truly, The NYC Subwaysurfer, here at
The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.com
http://www.toiletpaperentrepreneur.com/branding/why-print-advertising-is-still-relevant-to-marketing

Yeah... The name .... I know... Who ELSE would interview a guy like ME anyway? LOL!

What's your opinion?

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

HOW TO BE A STARVING ARTIST FREE EBOOK IS OUT!




With So many Artists today referring to themselves as "Starving Artists" I felt it was time to write the definitive book on how to become a TRUE master of Mediocrity. In this informative guide,Creative Caricature Marketing Consultant, Elgin Subwaysurfer Bolling shows you how to "reach for the basement" and become a total failure as an artist. This book is FREE because he knows you cant afford it

http://www.epubbud.com/book.php?g=3NV3H2M9

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

NYC Caricature artist subwaysurfer drew Anthony Weiner FIRST

Anthony Weiners name is on everybody's lips these days, and is a definite object lesson and warning to everyone that what you do online is "everybody's" business, so if you are a person who values your reputation, business or other wise, watch what you say, do, or post! It will come back to bite you!

Having said that, I wanna brag a little bit, and just let you know that THE SUBWAYSURFER drew him first! According to this repost of an Oct 16 editorial toon I drew for the Wave Newspaper in Far ROCKAWAY, there's Mr. Wiener taking center stage. To my knowledge, prior to this caricature I did, there were relatively few caricatures of him online. I did remember looking. Just another great reason why you should keep your browser pointed at http://www.Subwaysurfer.blogspot.com

ORIGINAL POST

This weeks editorial cartoon is pretty explosive. It is sparked by a recent event that happened in the Edgemere Section of the Rockaways where police cars were brazenly fired upon by some trigger happy homies. This event set off MASSIVE manhunts in the area which was covered with police cars, helicopters, and beat cops in a matter of minutes. It seemed as if every police officer in Far Rockaway converged on that location. It was discovered that many of the guns reocovered in the shootings had been linked to illegal gun sales in Southern States, the buying of which were made easier by two Congressmen, which you can read about in the editorial reprinted below. This is by far one of the best Editorials I think that Ive done, and I know the paper is going to get letters on it claiming it is "racist" We'll see what happens... If I DO get letters, I will consider myself as "having arrived" as an Editorial Cartoonist. This Month, incidently, marks the one year Birthday of my coming on staff with The Wave Newspaper.
The ARTICLE:

Death On Our Streets
Thanks To Gun Show Sales

The findings of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has linked 30 percent of the guns used in New York City shootings to gun shows in other states. Earlier reports from the same agency as well as from the New York City Police Department show that the great majority of guns used in crimes here come from Virginia, Pennsylvania, North and South Caro-lina, Ohio and Florida, states with lax gun laws. A large number of those guns eventually show up on Rockaway streets or in our public housing projects. Many of them come from gun shows in those states, where individual sellers have no requirement ei-ther to check a buyer’s background or to file paperwork with the federal agency recording the sale. That gun show loophole exists because Congress, convinced by the National Rifle Association (NRA) that such show sales were made not by professional gun dealers, but by individuals who wanted to sell personal or an-tique weapons only. Mayor Michael Bloomberg sent investiga-tors to gun shows at some of those states and blew that lie out of the water. The investigators found not individual sellers looking to get rid of a gun or two outside the usual rules, but profes-sional dealers with dozens of weapons to sell. In one particular egregious case, the investigator asked if he had to go through a background check. The vendor told him he did not. The investi-gator then said, “Good, because I probably could not pass the check anyway.” The vendor sold him a semiautomatic .380 cali-ber weapon for $399. It is clear, at least to us, that our federal representatives, Anthony Weiner and Greg Meeks, have dropped the ball. Something must be done to close the gun show loophole, and it has to be done quickly before even more young people die on Rockaway streets.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Angry Client Endorsement For Caricature Services


Heres an Angry Client Endorsement For Caricature Services! LOL! I'll take it!
Man, I dont BLAME the guy for being mad! LOL have you SEEN some of the artwork on line that passes for avatars? Sheesh!  This is just ONE more reason, as if you needed one, to use my services for  your online self promotional needs! To those of you who are new here, not only do i do Live Party Caricature, but I also  help my clients enhance their online presence by creating art that gets their products and services noticed. Services include avatar, ebook and blog illustration ans so much more. Download my FREE How to use Caricatures and Cartoons to  promote your business found here:http://www.epubbud.com/book.php?saved=2&g=QEWH9BPD

Friday, June 03, 2011

HOW TO BE A STARVING ARTIST Exerpt

18. CONTRACTS ARE FOR MOBSTERS AND HIT MEN

People are basically honest. A simple head nod, and handshake is enough to seal any deal. Your clients always have your best interests at heart.