Monday, November 25, 2013

Minor Alps

"It's like living in a war zone."
Sketches from and around a show I caught at the Black Cat back room last week.  Minor Alps is Matthew Caws and Juliana Hatfield and they are touring on their first album.  They were kind enough to hang around post show to sign autographs and chat with fans.  I'm sometimes hesitant to show my work to musicians, but I decided to this time and they were both pretty receptive.  Here are the pages.
"If I wanted trouble, I could get it."

"For someone else."
An interesting show.  The new songs from "Get There" were solid and the acoustic style versions they did of each others songs had a different weight that worked for the intimate space.  For some reason I kept thinking they would do a cover of "80 Windows" by Nada Surf.  Maybe next tour.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Metroed People

I've been experimenting with a new idea.  I've been attaching metro/bus materials to people I am drawing.  You are what you live.
Poles and Windows
Numbers and Textures

Rivets and Arrows

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Cartoonists Draw Blood in Montgomery County

Pics of the fine folks who donated blood (most of them did) to the Red Cross.  This event was put together by Carolyn Belefski of Curls and the DC Conspiracy.  A fine day for sketching and bloodshed.  Mwah ha ha.  Creepy enough for ya?
Surprisingly also went to RISD.  How about that!

This sketch came out great.  She really seemed to enjoy reading the zine too.

Learning about dressage horseback riding.

This guy LOVES baseball and HATES traffic.  Seems ok to me.

Took a zillion photos at the event and seemed pretty much fearless.

Wrote an article for the Washington Post about the event. 
Said of the drawing of her
"I kept looking at it the first day, and I think oddly enough, there's something you captured that almost feels like I'm looking at my own mood, reflected back at me - not even my public persona, but what was going on underneath that.  No one would know that but me..."  That was really amazing feedback on my work.  Meaningful.

Loves music and loved the zine.  I talked up Soul Makossa by Manu Dibango.

Hello Kitty for President

Friday, October 25, 2013

Magic Bullet Artisphere Creeps

These portraits are all from the Saturday artist in residence I did for the Magic Bullet show at the Artisphere.  Show is up till Nov. 2nd.  Good stuff.  Thanks to all the creeped for sitting and chatting with me.
This fella was the on site manager for the Artisphere and was really cool.  I was really happy with how the sketch turned out.

Bruce actually came in on the Thursday before and was extremely interesting.  Highly knowledgeable and uber friendly.

When I scanned these I clipped the bottom of some of the drawings.  This one lost it's cleavage; which takes away from the sultry noir expression.  'spose I could re-scan, but that seems like a lot of work.

This one also got clipped on the bottom.  Kate was drawing her comic at the same time.  A nice capture of art capturing art.

My pops talking about the Nationals.

This couple from Petworth were really cool.  Mike suggests that if I moved to Petworth and had a longer commute, it would increase my "creep" opportunities.  Sound logic.

This young guy was there with his Dad who, forlorned, stated that his son did not "like" comics.  The son seems to like a copy of Mr. Squibly I had there so maybe he's just been reading all the wrong comics till now.

Yenifer wanted her quote bubble to be "What it is" an apparent inside joke that I kind of blew off.  She was funny.

This one of Xiomara was my favorite.  The colors really popped and i think i got a pretty quick an accurate gesture.  I liked her quote and she was just really enthusiastic the entire time.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Book

Here is almost an entire sketchbook of material.  From travels in Norway and life in DC.  Keep it creepy people.