My Arkansas, Then And Now

My Arkansas, Then And Now

Monday, December 13, 2010

It's Official!

My book “Storytellin’ True & Fictional Short Stories of Arkansas” is now in worldwide distribution and available at or you can order a copy through any book retailer. You can search by the book’s title or author name (Jack R. Cotner) or you may use ISBN 9781456363819. Suggested retail price is $12.95.

Thanks to everyone for your interest and support during the long and interesting road to successful publication.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Winter Holidays Are Here Again

Time sure does fly when you're busy. Seems like no time at all since Halloween came and went, then Thanksgiving did the same. Here we are just a few short weeks until Christmas arrives. Haven't had any time at all to draw, sketch or paint any new holiday greetings so I'll re-post one of my old favorites.

This is from a black and white pen and ink rendering I did in 1989. I later inked it with color and used it as a Christmas card. Five years later, I digitized it, added snowflakes, shrunk the image, printed multiple copies and used them as name-cards on holiday presents. The image eventually made it onto a poster advertising my holiday art displays and is part of The Cotner Collection Poster series. Here’s a version once again as a holiday greeting. Have a safe, warm and joyous Winter Season and a very Merry Christmas.