Painter/designer Tim Biskup is on the cover of JUXTAPOZ magazine this month, and inside of the issue there’s a short but informative interview with him. Tim discusses a lot of familiar names – Blair, Oreb, Benedict, Flora – and recounts an important lesson he learned from John Kricfalusi: “He pointed out that Mary Blair, and all of the really good animation people, could draw really well…Then, when they abstracted the forms into cartoon characters, they were these amazingly balanced, beautifully formed creatures. They were flat, but the character had form.” Also in this same issue, there’s an ad for the Bispop Gallery: The Tim Biskup Store which opens next month inside of Johnson Motors Inc. (36 W. Colorado Blvd. #7, Pasadena, CA 91105). The all-Biskup store will feature original art, toys, apparel, books, ceramics and everything else Tim has ever done. Mark your calenders for the grand opening bash on Saturday, September 18 from 6-9 pm.