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