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Great site, very impressive work Mr.
Brandl! Greetings from another "little big fire" ;-)
hey mark, i love your webside.. like i
told you already a million times u r art is so good. when i become rich i buy
your paintings for sure!!! Good luck in your future
with everything u do...
All the best
Hey Mark, Excellent site!!!
Do you know me? Well…it is me the rockstar from
Dear Mark, Very cool site. I guess I
should not have thrown that painting that I bought from you back in high school
Brandl: Knowing Java, he's probably actually got it hanging on his boat, but it changes appearances due to his various "perceptive states!"
How are you? I hope by the grace of the Lord that you are fine. I am still living in Frankfurt studying and working as usual. I just want to stop through quickly and say hallo and I also want to say thank you for your invitation to the
Vernissage. I am really sorry that I could not make it but we are going to meet one day that is for sure.
Oh, before I forget I wish you a lot of happiness and luck for the year 2003!!!!!!!!!!!!
A lot of greetings to you and to all those who still know me.
Dear Mark, thank you for your comments concerning me in your press release
for your show and for all the support you've given me the past several years.
Adrienne and I just received the promotional pieces for your upcoming exhibit.
Sensational! We wish you great luck. Continue to stay in touch.
Brandl says: This is a message dear to my heart! It is from the legendary comic book artist Gene Colan and his wonderful wife Adrienne. He is a hero of mine. From the 1940s until today, he has been a great artist and is even getting better! Check out his message below for some images and a link to his fan group. Click on their name above to go to Gene's web site.
Mark - Fantastic web site! It's great to see that you have commanded international recognition for your excellent work. My travels take me to Europe from time to time. It would be a pleasure to see you again.
Mark - I too saw the article in the Peoria paper and had to check out your site. I remember the days at Pekin H.S. and your works alomg with Gary Scoles. My son is majoring in Graphic Arts and multi-media at ICC and is being mentored by Steve Huey at B&M studios. Don't know if you remember me. Very impressive work, congratulations.
Hi, Mark Ilove your web site. Read an article in the Peoria Journal Star today about your exhibit in Kreuzilingen. Thought I would say hello. Remember me? Jimmy
I am starting to look up my family tree and you were the first one under Brandl
Will definitely check this out further when I'm not so sleepy. Met you back in "Staff& Eddie" days- still got a wooden nickle. I was peeking into Hoke's joint, saw your back door open. Nice place you got here. See you in the funny papers- Clyde
was up debus salima katya metha mr brandl debus ritesh etc i miss u all
Hi, hi gaaanz lustiges Foto von Ihnen am Anfang dieser Hompage!! (*g*) Denke, unsere Zeichnungsgruppe(?) wird sie als Lehrer sicher sehr vermissen! Hat immer super Spass gemacht bei Ihnen zeichnen zu lernen. Ähm, ja, hoffe sie geniessen die Schulfreien Wochen und probieren das Wakeboarden aus.
Die Seite von Ihnen ist gut --- gruss André
Well, finally I get to see some of your work! Very impressive. I am a cousin of yours that you never met (Andy's sister). My parents always receive your invitations to your exhibits, sometime I would love to actually get to one. Thanks for giving the Brandl name a positive image.
hey mark! mier sind ufmerksam wore dur d t-e-a-r-s.com site! happy birhtdayyyyyyyyyyyyy to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu... happy birthday to youuuu... happy birthday dear maaaaarkkkkk happy birthdayyy to youuuuuuuuu :-)
hallo mark,bin nicht zum antworten gekommen, und jetzt schon in albstadt-ebingen, dort habe ich sonntag, den 7.4., um 11 uhr ausstellungseröffnung zu der kleinen show: Modell : porträt, herzlich willkommen! (in der Nähe von Rottweil. Viele Grüße, Cony (Kirchengraben 11)
well, nice page mister brandl ;-) - grünig was also here and have seen the guestbook entry from tiff.... cool support !! greets from bern :o)
Mark, Your work is inspiring and exciting. Thank you for inviting me into your art.
A liebä Grüess.
Your website is great and very interesting.
Do you create everything with Frontpage?
danke nochmals, dass sie sich zeit genommen haben für meine selbstvertiefungsarbeit. ihre informationen haben mir sehr geholfen. ich werde ihnen, sobald ich mit meiner arbeit fertig bin, eine kopie davon schicken.
p.s: natürlich werde ich ihre ausstellung in goldach nicht versäumen.
Hey Mark! Greetings from Madrid, when will
you organize an art exhibit over here? I have some contacts in London for
the ART London festival, thought you might be
interested. Send me an e-mail if you are. All the best. -Gustavo
I like the work, but I've always like
Hey! Congratulations on this excellent
site and on your work! Rhetorical question: Why have I discovered it only
now? Must have been in the clouds somewhere! Best wishes to you and Conny.
See you soon. Gix
HELLO MARK, GREAT WEB SITE, ALWAYS
NICE TO SEE SUCCESSFUL PCHS GRADUATES. THANKS FOR ALL THE MAILINGS, HORRIBLE
DAY YESTERDAY KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN,
Uncle Mark (my daddy is your cousin), I like your Shuster in
Madrid work the best. I am 5 years old. I go to kindergarden.
I have two cats, mario and andrew. I like snow and animals. Bye,
Hey Mark!!:-)) Thank's for sending me the link to
your Homepage!! I really like it!! I can deffinetely imagine,
that you have a lot to do - but look what comes out of your work
- it is the MAX!!!Congratulations and all the best for the exhibition!!
Greetings and good luck from Holland to Switzerland!!:-)) Tina
I like your work. It draws and directs my eye.
PLEASE NOTE: SOMEHOW AT THIS POINT ON THE PAGE, WHILE PLAYING WITH THE SCRIPT, WE MANAGED TO WIPE OUT ABOUT 10 GUESTBOOK ENTRIES! IF YOU NOTICE YOURS IS GONE --- SORRY! AND PLEASE WRITE IN AGAIN!--- WEB SITE
Mr. Brandl what up? As you told me Jamaica and all the other
Carribean islands are amazing. I just returned from a trip to
Cuba and it was soooooo cool; I met alot of funky Jamaicans there
and they were explaining the whole Rastafarian concept to me
and we were listening to Bob Marley!! Well I hope that you are
enjoying your summer as much as I am. Sascha
Hi Mr. Brandl, Well... What can I say ?, you are
a great artist and a great teacher. I´ll see you later,
but until then take care. Plese do not forget to give your wife
and of course "Buddie" the very best regards from me.
Hi Mark, Thanks for the postcard/invitation to your
April exhibition in Paris! What a wonderful piece of work that
was displayed. Hopefully, one of these days we'll be able to
meet you and Cornelia. Hope all is well. How'd the exhibition
go? Take care! Vasanti Brandl (Mike's wife)
Hi, how are you doing Mr. Brandl. Here I am again!
Nice website still! Why don't you write something in your guestbook.
Like a "life sign." Ok. bye sir.
to see Mark. We were students of German at Illinois State University
wish I'd had an art teacher as great as you, too! Very nice site.
Best wishes and
Your site is impressive! Mark, it's Tiffany and I have to say
that I'm damn proud of once having you as an art teacher. I discovered
my interest for drawing and creating through your classes plus
you were the coolest teacher we had anyway. P.S. would be nice
to see you again! "Ta,Ta," Tiffany A.
P.S: from the Web Site: This is Tiffany of TEARS girl-group fame, one of Brandl's favorite ex-students! He says "Support the group, especially Tiffany, and go join their fan club at http://www.t-e-a-r-s.com/
to hear from you, Mark.
no dogs here ! Therefore it's a good meeting
place. hope to see you at the village - hrf
Hi Mark, I just happen to drop by my wife's
e-mail and saw that you had written a message. I am so happy
to hear that you are fine. Great website you got going here,
did it all by yourself? Well, we are here in the US, where you
should be since you are the American, and we really enjoy being
here. It may even be for good, since we married here and have
son, who is American ( his name is Giulio Walter ). I don't want
to write you too much, 'cause you probably get thousands of messages
that you need to read every day. Well, when you find the time,
write back to the e-mail address that you can find above. Hope
to hear from you soon, and all the best and lots of success.
Hugs from Florida,.... Stefania, Giulio and Guido
Dear Mark, Merry Christmas! My brother
Mike Brandl told us about your web site and since my parents
were visiting us in Cincinnati for the Holidays we decided to
visit it. My family visited Europe this summer-a 2 week tour
that took us to Oberammergau for the Passion Play. It was a wonderful
trip. We did visit Lucerne for 2 days, but never enough time
to enjoy all that there is Our web site is: http://w3.one.net/~dctopp/
Happy New Year, your cousin, Carol Topp and Aunt Marie Brandl
Mark, Great site! T'was cool to see you and your work last weekend
at the Zürich art fair. Catch you later...
Hello Mr. Brandl How are you? :-) Ich
glaube ich schreibe jetzt besser auf Deutsch, ich muss mal besser
aufpassen bei Ihnen in der Schule *smile*... Also zuerst ein
grosses Kompliment an Ihnen. Ich bin jetzt sicher 40 Minuten
interessiert an Ihrer Homepage gesessen. Der Lebenslauf über
Sie ist einfach sehr spannend, und die Bilder die Sie zeichnen
einfach atemberaubend. Ich habe die Bilder mal meiner Mutter
gezeigt und sie findet sie auch sehr toll. Nicht jeder besitzt
so ein grosses Talent wie Sie. Wer weiss, vielleicht werden sie
ja mal berühmter als Picasso *smile*..... Also ich wünsche
Ihnen ein sehr schönes "Weekend", und alles Gute
an Ihrer Karriere. Viele Grüsse von mir an Amerika :-) Viele
künstlerische Grüsse von Hundertwasser, ups, Sebastian
Gähler (Klasse B)....*smile*.....
out your site gives me all those fuzzy memories about rosenberg
and your classes and stuff, it was a good time... Oh, yeah..
wait I'm still in roseberg.... man, I guess I'll see you next
week then.... By the way great site!
Hey Mr. Brandl! How's
humanities going this year. I hope the whale doesn't cause any
problems. Have a great year at Rosenberg.
M. Staff Brandl (which you used to go by), I enjoy the work.
Reminds me a little of Jean Dubuffet, one of my favorite painters.
I had no idea that after all these years we had followed such
parallel paths as artist/critics. (Mark and I once did a sculpture/music
installation together in Chicago, called *Sweeney Among the Tribes*.)
Good to be in touch!
Mark: I finally had an opportunity to view this homepage. I have
visited the fan club site. I'm passing on these addresses to
a Navy buddy of your Dad's. His name is Ed Brannon and I met
him here at our church in Racine. Continue your good work.
Hi Mark Tolle Site. Viele Grüsse und bis bald.
THE ONLY ONE!
mister brandl. que tal? saludos marcos p.s. hasta la victoria
GO! VIVA LA GARAGE ROCK'N'ROLL! CHEERS.
A really neat site. It appears you are well and very busy. Say
"hi" to Cornelia for me. I guess I'm living "near
Denver" for the time being. :^)
Mark! Tiempo sin escuchar de ti... saludos desde Atlanta, en
este planeta azul, donde los que fuimos tus alumnos seguimos
nuestros rumjs y nuestras ideas... Your art is still impressive,
and as I grow older, they make more and more sense... hope everything
is well, and that you are still dazzling those around you with
your ideas. All the Best. Gustavo Gomez, Institut auf dem Rosenberg
class of 1997
an herzlicha gruass!
Warm greetings from all of us at 9243
Southwind Court. Just to let you know we are here together and
thinking of you. Ate Marcia's banana pudding um um good! Ron
brought up your web site so we could see what you are up to.
Auf wiedersehn. God's blessings.
Hi Mark This is a great site; I like the
colour scheme, and I'm also enjoying getting to know more of
your work. It'd be great to see more web works too. I love the
idea of a free downloadable artist's book -- other visitors might
be interested to know that the real, *real version of -Das
Auge der Verfolgung- has just been acquired for the
Artists' Book Collection at the National
Art Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
(where I work). As well as artists' books, the library also has
quite a strong collection of comics, so it will make sense in
that context too. All the best Elizabeth
wonder if you are familiar with Chester Gould's work: Dick Tracy
(which everyone has a very vague idea about yet very few actually
have been able to experience), in my opinion one of the 2 or
3 comics Art geniuses of all (20th century) time, a natural master
of frozen action, sharp awkwardness, clumbsy freshness...Douanier
Rousseau meets Kafka or something like that. Anyway I just thought
your use of framing and scale and the general quality of your
work have something in common with his. Coincidence? 'Nuff said,
Very cool artwork, I like the abstract quality. I like to paint
abstract also. Great site.
Mark got the website from Jeff, great info and images --- gives
me some insight as to what your doing. Will keep in touch.
Mark, Ihre Kunst ist sehr eindruecklich, ich wuerde gerne noch
mehr sehen auf Ihrer Site. Ich bin in Michael Brandl's Finanzklasse
an der Uni in Austin. Wie die Welt doch klein ist - ich komme
aus St. Gallen, vermisse die Schweiz jedoch gar nicht. All the
Hallo Mark ! Da bekommt man ja echt Lust
auf Ferien in der Karibik, zumal da es zur Zeit hier in Klosters
wie aus Kübeln Schnee regnet. Herzliche Grüsse.
Hallo Mark Je Internetsite is heel mooi. Heel veel groeten van
Peter Schürch En ik zou zeggen tot na de vakantie.
zu deiner toll gestalteten Page. Gruss Urs
Brandl Sieht echt gut aus Deine Homepage. Und das Du schon zu
Lebzeiten im Museum verewigt bist ist mega stark. Herzliche Grüsse
aus einem Kunst- aber nicht kulturlosen Dörfchen in der
Schweiz sendet Dir Bea
Tungjatëjëta Mark Ti ke një faqe interesante në
internet Të përgezoj dhe të dëshiroj sukses
Të përshëndes miqësisht Viktori
Herr Brandl Sie hend e schöne Sitte. Herzlichi Grüess
tolle Webseite. Guten Rutsch ins Jahr 2000 Alles Gute Janine
Great Homepage, very impressive!
Mark from a long-time admirer! How cool is this to be browsing
through your web-site and need only to look up from my monitor
to gaze on an early "...Brandl" creation!! What you
have done here is simply incredible! Best Wishes!
People who are reading this, don't forget to go to our Fan Club site for Brandl! The INofficial Mark Staff Brandl World Wide Fan Club. It's at
site!!! been there, done that now where do I buy the T-shirt?
up Sparky! Long time no-hear. Excellent Web site. Martha, Frances
(10 1/2) Grace (5 1/2) and I say hey. Talk to you soon.
send all our compliments about your Homepage, and hope that you
are in good shape... Best Wishes.. Felix+Stella
Brandelchen, wie gehts denn so in der kalten Schweiz???? Liebe
Gruesse aus London, wo man eh nur party macht!! Wie ist die neue
Art History Klasse? Bestimmt nicht so lustig wie letztes Jahr!!
HaHA Bis in zwei Wochen, beim Herbstball. Hug Janine
Nice, nice site. The front page painting is terrific and I'll
wander the rest of the pages shortly. Of course, *I* want to
see more paintings, more photos, more visuals. Type atcha later,
to have you as a teacher. Well done Mr. Brandl and thanks for
your FOOD ART support ! Sh
mark. it was good to hear from you. i'm about to explore your
site now. i like the idea of your working in both art and art
criticism. i'll write more after i've had more of a look around.
best, joe tabbi.
to see your still creative and kum-mun-i-ka-ting ! The leaves
are browning and autumn is in the aire but the spirits are high
and juices still flowing.
Hey Mark, Great homepage! I'll e-mail
you as soon as mine is finished. Still thinking about that "Visual
scratching" idea you had at the party- sounds like it could
be quite promising. Catch you later!
Que hubo, bato? Recibes saludos de todos
tus cuates aqui en Chicago and a "Yak si masz?" thrown
in for good measure. Mas de todo, me gusta el acceso de tus pinturas,
pero quiero ver mas. Van a ver mas en el fururo?
Hi brandl really nice website!! Greetings
website with cool paintings done by a cool artist; site created
with a cool fellow student of mine. Stay cool!
Note from Brandl: I have decided to leave this message up because it stirs up plesant memories of Metha, truly great person and former student of mine. He, unfortunately died in a car crash in 2004.
Mark , nice homepage man. it was fun seeing you last saturday
at the 110-Year Party. How is life with you ?? Anyway you will
receive an e-m@il soon. Bye Sven
Hey Mr. Brandl!! Great homepage I have
to say.... It was really a pity, that I didn't see you at the
110th anniversary of Rosenberg!! It was a great party!! Good
luck with your future plans - I hope to hear from you again!!!
luck with all of your ventures.
schoen das diese Site nun richtig in Gang gekommen ist.
site! I have added the link to my web page, so be prepared for
a bunch of business school students being exposed to your work!!
I hope it offers them some enlightenment... Best Wishes, Michael
gruss aus dem allgaeu.
Einen lieben Gruss von Adnan
Hello, I found
a link to your site in Country Joe's guest book. Just saw him
in Okemah Oklahoma at the Woody(Guthrie)fest. If you look at
the year 2000 page on his site, you'll find a y2k rewrite of
his Fixin' to Die that he liked enough to "load up"
I like your work and will be back for more of a look see, here
Brandl! I'd like to see an addition too, besides the articles
mentioned. I know that you do and have done a lot of installations,
artists' books, publication pieces etc. Why don't you add some
images of these to the site?
---OK! Good idea. We did it 29 July 1999. From your Brandl website crew.
site, but I'd like to see more of your articles.
(Guestbook editor's note: excerpted
from email message from a childhood hero of Brandl's)
Brandl says: First, go to
his web site and see Gene Colan's wonderful work:http://www.genecolan.com/
site and great to make reconnections on the WWW. peace and love,
country joe mcdonald
Hi Brandl Please
let me use the computer again!!!!! You little first born king
(you think). I love you and will see you right away, gell.
We did finally get everything. Now I can't wait for visitors
to actually leave messages!