An Excuse to Draw : Tommy Kane Sketches the World
About the book
Perched on a little camping stool, artist Tommy Kane draws what he sees. His remarkable career has taken him around the world, and he has documented the people and places he's encountered in his unique painting and drawing style--on location--wherever he goes. He calls New York home, but has a growing international following. `An Excuse to Draw `is the first book-length collection of Kane's work, and it is filled with full-page illustrations and reproductions of pages taken from his sketch books. Kane has worked in advertising as a creative director for more than thirty years. His style is inspired by comic artists like R. Crumb and James Jean, and by `MAD Magazine`--but his interpretations of the world are decidedly original. With a bag filled with pens and watercolors, Kane records the world as he travels, bringing readers along for the ride. Witty descriptions and observations accompany the hand-drawn full-color illustrations found throughout the book. Beautifully produced and exquisitely designed, `An Excuse to Draw` is the perfect introduction to the world of Tommy Kane.
Tommy Kane Biography
Thomas Henry Kane (born January 14, 1964) is a Canadian former professional football player.
Football careerBorn in Montreal, Quebec, Kane played college football at Syracuse University. A third-round draft pick, Kane played for the Seattle Seahawks from 1988 to 1992, when his season ended early due to ankle and knee injuries. The Seahawks cut him during training camp in the following year, and Kane moved to the Canadian Football League. He played five games for the Toronto Argonauts in 1994.At the end of his pro career, Kane volunteered at youth football camps sponsored by Montreal's Westend Sport Association, which he had attended as a youth. While with the Argonauts, he donated a year's salary to the Centre. Kane is of Black Nova Scotian descent.
Crime and legal proceedingsIn 1988, while at Syracuse University, Kane was arrested for assaulting a police officer after the officer attempted to have his illegally-parked car towed. He was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest. He was subsequently sentenced to community service. On November 30, 2003, Kane severely beat and then stabbed his estranged wife, Tammara Shaikh, in his mother's house in LaSalle, Quebec. Shaikh, 35, died in the arms of a church counsellor from Kane's church who had accompanied her to the home with the intention of escorting Kane to a detox center. The couple had recently separated.Originally charged with second-degree murder, Kane pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the act. Prosecutors took his depression into account, agreeing to the lesser count. There was a dispute as to whether he intended to murder his wife and claimed during his trial that he didn't remember the attack fully. Kane was ultimately sentenced to 18 years in prison. In 2010, Quebec judge Clement Gascon ordered Kane to pay damages of $590,000 to Tammara Shaikh's family. $125,000 was awarded to each of Kane and Shaikh's four children and $90,000 to Tammara's sister, Ava Shaikh, who had gained legal custody of the children after Tammara's murder. In late 2015, the Canadian Parole Board approved Kane for six months of day parole while he continued to serve his 18 year sentence.
Popular cultureOn November 22, 2014, Investigation Discovery aired this story in season 3, episode 3 of the original series Fatal Vows in an episode entitled Big League Murder.
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|Authors:||Tommy Kane Ellen Parnavelas|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Publication date:||March 15, 2014|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||London, United Kingdom|