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Work in Progress: Bowling Balls

Me holding a bowling ball at Wizard World Con in January

Me holding a bowling ball at Wizard World Con in January

Animated gif created in The CircleCam.

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As I said in my last blog post, I will be appearing at the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle at the end of March selling copies of all of my books, drawing sketches, doing on-the-spot perspective critiques, and all the other stuff I do at cons. I will also be bringing along the project that has been preoccupying me for most of the year: a series of three spherical cartoon paintings on bowling balls which nicely combine two of my main interests, comics and unusual forms of perspective.

David Chelsea is reading:
The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
by David I. Kertzer

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In Two Weeks: Emerald City Con in Seattle!

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The Emerald City Comicon (ECCC) is an annual comic book convention taking place in Seattle, Washington. Originally taking place at the city’s Qwest Field (first at West Field Plaza, then at the Event Center), the venue changed in 2008 to its current home at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center. In 2011, the show expanded to a three-day event.

Attendees- don't forget the dress code!

Attendees- don’t forget the dress code!

The convention features a wide array of activities and programming including industry guests, various discussion panels, celebrity signings and photo opportunities, prize drawings, and costume contests. It features a large and lively Exhibitor’s hall with comics retailers from across the entire Pacific Northwest bringing a large stock of modern and vintage comics, as well as other products such as statues, action figures, models, etc. CCG, RPG, and tabletop gaming is supported in specific areas of the convention center.

David Chelsea is listening to:
The Marriage Plot
by Jeffrey Eugenides

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Saturday: Clash Of The Titans At Wizard World Portland!

My second-favorite Vonnegut

My second-favorite Vonnegut

As I mentioned in my previous post, I will be at Wizard World’s Portland Comics Convention this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday, signing books, selling original art and meeting fans (mostly other people’s, but I’m happy to say hello to anyone). I’m also booked for a panel this Saturday on Independent Comics, moderated by the esteemed writer and editor Danny Fingeroth, and with a truly stellar lineup of my fellow creators: Mike Allred, Shannon Wheeler, and Jonathan Hill.

David Chelsea is reading:
Friends with Boys
by Faith Erin Hicks

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Come See Me At Wizard World Portland

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Sorry for the somewhat late notice, but my first convention appearance of the year is coming up next weekend. Like the Chicago convention I went to last August, this is another Wizard World event, this time in my hometown of Portland. I’ll be there next Friday, Saturday and Sunday, signing books, selling original art and meeting fans (mostly other people’s, but I’m happy to say hello to anyone).

David Chelsea is listening to:
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
by Doris Kearns Goodwin

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Ask Mr. Perspective: Three-point Three Ways.

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Fumitaka Kotani writes from Japan:

Hello. I bought your book “Perspective! for Comic Book Artists” 3 years ago, and I have drawn many drawings using your guide book, but still I can’t understand the three-point perspective part, especially when you say “lines can be used as horizontal line and each grid can be used 3-ways”.

David Chelsea is reading:
Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet
by Andrew Blum

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RIP, Peter O’Toole

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Panel from an as-yet unpublished project, 2013

Panel from an as-yet unpublished project, 2013

David Chelsea is reading:
Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939 (Film and Culture Series)
by Thomas Doherty

Nine Minty Green Houses In The Visual Chronicle Of Portland

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A submission I recently made to The Visual Chronicle Of Portland, a city-owned collection of works on paper– prints, photographs, paintings and drawings– that focuses on artists’ views of the city’s social and urban landscapes- has been accepted, and at some point soon it will go on display.

David Chelsea is reading:
The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures
by Edward Ball

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Wizard World Chicago: The Interview

Patric Lewandowski

Patric Lewandowski

I’ll have more to say about my time at Wizard World Chicago soon, but for now, here’s an interview recorded at the Con by cartoonist and Minneapolis Media Institute instructor Patric Lewandowski. The interview mostly deals with perspective and my two books on the subject, but it also touches on 24 Hour Comics and some of my recent projects like SNOW ANGEL.

David Chelsea is watching:
Rembrandt
Starring Charles Laughton

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You Know You Want More Facebook Posts.

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David Chelsea is reading:
Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites
by Kate Christensen

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My Favorite Bit From JESUSLAND

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My dear friend Mary Robinette Kowal, the Hugo Award-winning author of a popular series of fantasy novels set in the era of Jane Austen (the titles so far have been GLAMOUR IN GLASS, SHADES OF MILK AND HONEY, and WITHOUT A SUMMER), is playing host to me on her blog this week. Mary has a regular feature she calls MY FAVORITE BIT, which she describes as follows:

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A short (400 to 1,000 word) essay on your favorite bit of your new work. This can be a scene, a sentence, a character, or a bit of world-building. It can even be a piece of research that never made it on the page. The key is that it’s something that you love LOVE sooooo much. This is your chance to be enthusiastic and geek out over that favorite thing you wrote but don’t expect anyone else to notice.

David Chelsea is reading:
Disguised as Clark Kent: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero
by Danny Fingeroth

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