Thursday, December 16, 2010

An Urgent appeal from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales


Probably the most random piece of art I ever put up: the guy on Wikipedia's fund-drive banner.

7 comments:

Gregory Kohs said...

That's a fantastic artwork.

However, I wonder when the news media will figure out that the Wikimedia Foundation spends on program services only 41 cents of every dollar they scam from donors, which earns them ONE STAR (out of four!) from Charity Navigator in organizational efficiency. In fact, their KPMG audit discovered that it only takes about $2.5 million to keep the servers running, provide ample bandwidth, and staff a team of code developers to keep things running smoothly. Why, then, is the ask for $20 million?

Sounds like a scam.

Joan Crawford said...

I really think it's cool how you used a lot of shadowing and thicker lines and yet his face still seems open and friendly.

Kevie said...

Well, now I feel less bad about not donating.

Kevie said...

Thanks Joan! I was trying to capture something in his eyes, and I utterly didn't get it, but I'll keep trying.

Anonymous said...

After Mr. Kohs' revelation, I feel much less guilty about deliberately spreading disinformation (or "lies," as some would say--to-MAY-toe, to-MAH-toe) on Wikipedia.

I like the image, but he looks much more tired in his photo.

ant'ny (fanboy)

Joan Crawford said...

There is a new picture of that guy up now. Now I have a reason to find him suspect: he seems to be one of those middle aged dudes with overdeveloped muscles that send out a hostile "You don't want to know what I am capable of; I'm a desperate, desperate man" message instead of the (hopefully) intended "I am youthful! Hell, I am more fit now than I was in my 20's!"

Kevie said...

He does seem a little too rugged for an internet geek, doesn't he? I'm starting to suspect he did away with whoever really came up with Wikipedia.