Friday, October 28, 2011

27 october 2011

Tonight we pass the 300 barrier. I'll save all the misty-eyed reminiscing for the actual end of the project, but I would like to point out that just yesterday I cracked open the eighth sketchbook for this project (not including sketchbooks used for other drawings as well as thumbnails for Mixed Media Daily). I think I normally average about two sketchbooks a year, so . . . sorry, trees.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

17 october 2011

For the past couple of weeks, and for the foreseeable future, I'll have less time to draw than usual. At first I tried to shoehorn my usual process into this truncated schedule, and it was never easy, and not always, in my opinion, successful. And then today, confronted with that photo of MLK frozen in carbonite, halfway through an ambitious, text-heavy thing, i decided to scale back, keep it simple. Leave more page than scribble. And lo and behold, that felt pretty good! So thanks, MLK; for everything, of course, and also for this little thing.

Monday, October 17, 2011

16 october 2011

That's Philip Berg up there. If in my drawing it looks like he's (a) gettin' down and (b) wearing nurse's shoes, you've been mislead by my misleading drawing. He's actually (a) testifyin' about kabbalah while (b) wearing nurse's shoes.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

6 october 2011

I would like to point out that the word "ketchup" has appeared in a front page header exactly two times this year, and I have drawn it both times. I'm pretty proud of that. I mean, probably not as proud as Steve Jobs was of being the co-founder of Apple, but still. Which reminds me: rest in peace, Steve, you modest old technophobe, you.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

4 october 2011

I knew the Amanda Knox story would be big, but I had no idea that it would be prevented from completely dominating the front page by the equally compelling story of Ralph Steinman. When you consider that we are all hooked into a giant, seemingly homogenous news stream fed by a myriad of sources, it's a pleasure to be genuinely surprised and, um, informed by that most humble of news sources, the daily paper. Rest in peace, Dr. Steinman.