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Perspective Police!: Boxing The Sphere

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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

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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

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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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Immersive Panorama: The Comics Convention.

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There’s been a bit of a change of plan- or more like a total collapse of plan- since the last time I posted about this project, three paintings in spherical perspective on bowling balls created to be auctioned online by Space Object Gallery. Their curator, Mary Wright, died last weekend. My condolences go out to her family and friends (I myself never met Mary- we corresponded entirely by e-mail).

David Chelsea is reading:
Swindled: The Dark History of Food Fraud, from Poisoned Candy to Counterfeit Coffee
by Bee Wilson

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Rebecca on Antiques Roadshow

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Big News! Rebecca created an animated promotional spot for Maloy’s Jewelry store (where Eve works), and it premiered last Monday on Oregon Public Broadcasting, before and after Antiques Roadshow at 8pm. Portland people should be able to catch it for the next few weeks flanking Roadshow.

A longer version with music by Ben is on YouTube.

David Chelsea is listening to:
It’s a Scream How Levine Does the Rhumba
by Various Artists

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Comics Convention

Comics Convention

Life Drawing

Life Drawing

Video Store

Video Store

Three bowling balls to be auctioned at Space Object in early May. Details forthcoming.

Video by Milan Erceg
GIF conversions by Jacob Mercy

David Chelsea is listening to:
American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell
by Deborah Solomon

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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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