Q: Is the original artwork for "The Picture of Everything" for sale?
A: Yes. I want $250,000 for it.
Q: Are prints of The Picture of Everything for sale?
A: Yes! CLICK HERE for signed, limited edition prints of the work created for the La Luz de Jesus Gallery show in January 2011.
Q: Can I have a large size download of The Picture of Everything?
A: Yes! Downloadable files are for sale at Hallis.biz.
Q: Where is "The Picture of Everything" on display?
A: On the internet! As of now, the only upcoming shows are this: The 3D lenticular version of The Picture of Everything will be on display at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in October.
Q: How big is the original?
A: The original is in 8 pieces. All together they measure around 15 feet high by 14 feet wide.
Q: How many characters do you have in the picture?
A: I have no idea. Thousands.
Q: Is there anyone you DON'T have in there?
Q: What stuff do you wish you could put in there that isn't?
Trollface, New My Little Pony, Hey Arnold, Gumball, Brave (Pixar), new Pokemon, Green Day, Katniss Everdeen, Peeta, Parzival, Art3mis, James Halliday
Q: Do the sides of The Picture meet each other?
A: Yes. The sides meet, as do the top and bottom. I wanted to have an endless loop.
Q: Aren't you worried about getting sued?
A: Yes. But I'm relatively small potatoes. I'd like to sell the original work some day, and have sold only a limited number of prints made for art shows and some digital downloads for people who want to make prints themselves. Besides that, the picture will never be mass produced on t-shirts, postcards or other commercial items. At that point it would be beyond fair use and could be considered copyright infringement. Even though I do use likenesses of recognized characters, I feel that they are not shown in a derogatory manner... and they're used in a context that could be considered parody. Each character was drawn by me, and their minimal size in relation to all of the other thousands of things covering every inch of the work would hopefully grant me some leeway. You can't say one character is promoting the work over another, as there are just too many to quantify. I hope in the context of the conceptual element of The Picture, that the respected copyright holders will let me proceed without hassle. Besides, it can be considered parody. I mean, I have El Duce from The Mentors on Americal Idol, for goodness sakes! That's supposed to be funny!
Q: Is it true that you have 490 Pokemon drawn in The Picture?
Q: What was the biggest inspiration for this picture?
A: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s "Bluebeard".
Q: Where's Waldo?
A: I really hate that question. He is in there, and I love "Where's Waldo?". It's just hard to hear people asking me that after all the years of work on the piece. I feel like the major art project of my life will end up being seen by the world as a big "Where's Waldo" drawing, and that kind of bums me out.
Q: Why isn't there a character key online?
A: For a few reasons. One, once I make a character key of everyone and everything in the piece, people will be able to quantify who and what ISN'T in there. I'd rather have someone think a figure they see in the work is themselves or someone else they know rather than listing everything officially. Also, I feel it's in my best interest legally to not name elements in the picture by their official names.
Q: Why are some things in the picture twice?
A: Usually because I forgot I already drew them. Some people and characters are in there three times!