Having recently been reacquainted with some awesome creative talent and inspiration from way back in “Portland, Oregon’s” creative scene from back-in-the-day 1980-90’s; I saw this article on Ralph Steadman 1 one of my creative “Heroes” and thought = why not feature an article that pays homage to those who have inspired me along the way.

Yes, why not? A Creative and Productive way to … demonstrate again “What I Believe” and more importantly who have influenced me along the way AND who have I Played With (other Creatives) in the Past.

Bravo! More…

Ronin Studios, portland oregon, scott sakamoto, inspiration, ralph steadman

Having been raised in a very conservative Asian family, imagine my amazement when I discovered that someone allowed themselves to express and create so proficiently and freely = Ralph Steadman was one of those influencers from way back in the early 1970s with his illustrated series in collaboration with journalist Hunter S. Thompson (above) brought into my world via Rolling Stone magazine … again, from way back in-the-day.

Ronin Studios, portland oregon, scott sakamoto, inspiration, ralph steadman
Ralph Steadman: Information
Ralph Steadman is renowned for his political and social caricatures, cartoons and picture books. Awards that he has won for his work include the Francis Williams Book Illustration Award for Alice in Wonderland, the American Society of Illustrators’ Certificate of Merit, the W H Smith Illustration Award forI Leonardo, the Dutch Silver Paintbrush Award for Inspector Mouse, the Italian Critica in Erba Prize for That’s My Dad, the BBC Design Award for postage stamps, the Black Humour Award in France, and several Designers and Art Directors Association Awards. He was voted Illustrator of the Year by the American Institute of Graphic Arts in 1979. 2

  1. Ralph Steadman, Breaking Bad Portraits

  2. Ralph Steadman, Wikapedia