SLEEPLESS Stories: ID

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Here is another in my irregular series of posts about stories in my new 24 hour comic collection SLEEPLESS from Dark Horse. This story is ID, and it is about a woman who has her identity stolen by a mysterious tormentor. Featuring an all-animal cast, until I changed my mind halfway through and made them all humans. Based partly on a story I was illustrating that week for the New York Times, with elements drawn from the Rock Hudson movie SECONDS, this is one of the few comics stories I’ve drawn, 24 Hour or not, which manages to generate genuine suspense. Possibly this is because I had no idea until an hour or two before I finished how it would end.

David Chelsea is watching:How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
starring Robert Morse

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The Secret Stash On Patreon: BLOCKBUSTERS OF RHYTHM & BLUES- Plus SNOW ANGEL!

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It’s the Third Thursday Of The Month, the day that I post The Secret Stash on my Patreon page– that is, sketches, reference photos, old flyers, and other ephemera from my files. Today it’s the first nine of thirty-six illustrations I did for the trading card set BLOCKBUSTERS OF RHYTHM & BLUES, published by Eclipse in 1993.

David Chelsea is reading:Patience
by Daniel Clowes

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Archive Comics On Patreon: THE ZONE, Plus SNOW ANGEL!

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It’s the Second Thursday Of The Month, when I post archive comics to my Patreon page. This month, it’s THE ZONE, a xeroxed minicomic from 1989, originally drawn as part of Madi’s Mail Club, a series of booklets put out by East Village zinester Madi Horstman. THE ZONE was later expanded into my second graphic novel, WELCOME TO THE ZONE.

David Chelsea is reading: Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus
by Chester Brown

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First Thursday On Patreon: SNOW ANGEL and Jetsons Fan Art

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Today is the First Thursday of the Month, when I post Fan Art and a new page of my continuing webcomic ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? on Patreon, except this week I’m not- instead, I’m posting the first installment of a new story featuring my tween superhero character Snow Angel. In this one, Snow Angel leaves Earth behind to visit Pluto:

David Chelsea is watching: Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
starring Chevy Chase

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New Patreon Posts: The Devil Cooks, Work In Progress, And A Sneak Peek At Snow Angel!

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It’s the Fourth Thursday of the month on my Patreon page, when I ordinarily do a video hangout, but I am finishing up an important phase of my new book PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION, and haven’t had time. Instead, I’m posting some work in progress from the book, specifically the chapter on motion perspective:

David Chelsea is listening to: Doctor Zhivago
(Original Broadway Cast Recording)

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Wednesday Heads-up: SNOW ANGEL and Modern Love Podcast

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It’s Wednesday, when new comics go on sale at all comic shops across America, and today is the first day that you can buy the newly published collection SNOW ANGEL from Dark Horse. This book includes the original 24-page Snow Angel story from Dark Horse Presents, the eight-page Halloween story that appeared in DHP last October, and five more stories that have not appeared in print before, as well as an introduction by my daughter Rebecca, the original inspiration for Snow Angel!

David Chelsea is reading: Creepy Archives Volume 13
by Bill Dubay and others

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SLEEPLESS In SLEEPLESS

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Here is the second of a series giving background on the stories in my second collection of 24 hour comics, SLEEPLESS, published by Dark Horse last month. This one is about the title story, which I drew in 2007.

David Chelsea is reading: Modernity Britain: Opening the Box, 1957-1959
by David Kynaston

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Third Thursday on Patreon: Windows Computer Scam and Celebrity Envelopes: The Women

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It’s the Third Thursday of the month, when I post another page of my continuing reality TV webcomic ARE YOU BEING WATCHED?, as well as The Secret Stash Of The Month on my Patreon page.

David Chelsea is reading: Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World
Simon Garfield

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This Week On Patreon: PalmPilot Comics, And David Chelsea Gets A New Look!

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My apologies for being later and later with these blog posts. Last Thursday I put up my usual archive comics on Patreon, along with the latest page of ARE YOU BEING WATCHED?, the Reality TV web comic.

David Chelsea is reading: Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency
by David Greenberg

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Modern Love Podcast: “My First Lesson in Motherhood”

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The New York Times Modern Love Podcast has been going for some months, but the first one featuring an illustration from the period when I illustrated the column is online today. In this week’s episode of the Modern Love Podcast, the actress Connie Britton (“Nashville,” “Friday Night Lights”) reads Elizabeth Fitzsimons’s 2007 essay, “My First Lesson in Motherhood,” about a woman’s almost immediate challenges with a daughter adopted from China.

David Chelsea is reading: Walking the Dog
by David Hughes

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