The Country Register of California & No. Nevada is published every two months.
For those who prefer to read on-line we are now publishing the complete paper here for you on our web site and will leave back issues on as well. How often we have been called and someone has given their paper away or misplaced it and needed the name or location of a shop, a tea room or wanted to know where there was a paper close to them.
The print edition will still be available as usual in each advertising shop and other select rack locations. Some people will always and forever prefer to sit down in a cozy chair with a cup of tea and read through the paper edition page by page. The younger generations are more apt to go on-line and so we hope to just broaden our readership and bring more customers to the shops because of this extra exposure.
Cover Artist featured in this issue:
Cover Artist Charlie Zabarte
A flickering neon sign in Vegas. A Pee Wee Herman bobblehead. Carmen Miranda in glorious Technicolor. Robby the Robot. Lucy in the chocolate factory. The Atomic Age. Charlie Zabarte has been taking in all the rich imagery that pop culture has to offer. All this eye candy helped him develop a style over the years that is bold, offbeat and drenched in delicious color.
Born in South Carolina and now living in California, Charlie’s talent in art started at a very early age. His dad was an artist but never really persued a career in art after enlisting in the U.S. Navy. Living in different countries allowed Charlie to experience and absorb the beauty of other cultures. As a high school student in Japan, he was always known as the ‘class artist’.
After pursuing a degree in Fine Arts, Charlie’s unique visual approach was showcased when he designed a series of MTV logos and graphics for Viacom. He’s been published by Pearson Scott Foresman and had a brief stint as in illustrator for an educational software company in sunny California.
Charlie has only begun to realize his considerable artistic potential and is poised to take the art world by storm. A few of the artists he admires, but not limited to, include Andy Warhol, Basquiat, Jim Flora, Gary Baseman, Mark Ryden, and Banksy. Charlie hopes to one day be admired as well.
Charlie’s artwork is licensed by Linda McDonald, Inc., Charlotte, NC, 704-370-0057.