Snow Angel For Halloween!


First off, we are talking about NEXT Halloween. I have just had my second Snow Angel story accepted by DARK HORSE PRESENTS, which is set to appear in the October 2015 issue.

David Chelsea is watching:
In The Realms Of The Unreal
featuring Henry Darger

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Work In Progress: The Men Of SANDY & MANDY


SANDY & MANDY, the story I drew as an upcoming series for DARK HORSE PRESENTS, was designed specifically to pass The Bechdel Test, cartoonist and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Alison Bechdel’s set of rules for determining if a story is sexist or not. To wit:

1. It has to have at least two women in it,
2. Who talk to each other,
3. About something other than a man.

Some people amend the rules to require that both women have names.

David Chelsea is watching:
American Horror Story: Season 1
starring Connie Britton

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Another Batch Of Funny Facebook Posts


David Chelsea is listening to:
The Very Best of the Manhattan Transfer
The Manhattan Transfer

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Work In Progress: From CANDY & MANDY To SANDY & MANDY


I recently wrapped up work on SANDY & MANDY, an upcoming story for DARK HORSE PRESENTS, so here are some more preview images from it. The sequence of panels below shows my working method, from sketchbook rough to pencil to inks to watercolor to the final assembled frame:




David Chelsea is reading:
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
by Rick Perlstein

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RIP, Lauren Bacall

Caricature from the New York Observer

Caricature from the New York Observer

RIP, Robin Williams

MRS. DOUBTFIRE illustration from the New York Press, 1993

MRS. DOUBTFIRE illustration from the New York Press, 1993

I Try That Tilted Mirror Copying Method From TIM’S VERMEER


David Chelsea is reading:
by Adam Begley

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Perspective Police!: Boxing The Sphere


The twentieth anniversary of my book PERSPECTIVE! FOR COMIC BOOK ARTISTS is fast approaching , and it’s time to take care of some long-unfinished business.

A reader of this blog wrote recently to ask me to tell him how to draw a sphere correctly in perspective. He had touched a sore spot- I spend a lot of time in my book explaining how the instructions on how to draw a sphere in other perspective books are wrong, wrong, wrong, but I never lay out a method that is right, right, right.

David Chelsea is watching:
Tim’s Vermeer [Blu-ray]
Directed by Teller

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Work In Progress: Sandy & Mandy


Here’s a story for Dark Horse Presents that I have been working on for over two years. I have mentioned it in passing in a few previous posts, but I haven’t done a full post about it before because I was making such slow progress. However, now that I’m at the two-thirds point (16 pages finished out of 24) I at last feel ready to offer a sneak peek.

David Chelsea is watching:
Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (Special Edition DVD)
Directed by Madeleine Olnek

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M.K. Brown Is Stranger Than Life



Even in the present post-sexist age, I may be the only male cartoonist who credits a female cartoonist as a major influence. Of course, I wasn’t always aware of this…

David Chelsea is reading:

Stranger Than Life: Cartoons and Comics 1970-2013
by M.K. Brown

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