The Secret Stash: Letters To Mom


The Third Thursday of the month is when I post Secret Stash material to my Patreon page; sketchbook drawings, old decorated envelopes, and other ephemera. This month I have a gallery of envelopes for letters I sent to my mother, Lolita Celsi, when she was getting her degree in Teaching English As A Second Language at Hawaii Pacific University.

David Chelsea is reading:
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
by Mary Beard

Mom had gotten a bachelor’s in Fine Arts back in the 1950s, and spent many years working as a graphic designer, but felt the need to add to her skill set, and so went back to school at the age of 74. She got her degree in January 2010.

Lolita Celsi, ESL Graduate
Lolita Celsi, ESL Graduate

The decorated envelopes I sent her in the year and a half she spent in Hawaii include this ballpoint portrait of my late father, Dick Celsi:


At the time, I was working on my comic for Dark Horse Presents, THE GIRL WITH THE KEYHOLE EYES, so I sent along this watercolor of a panel from it:


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Also on Patreon this week, the latest page of my serialized webcomic ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? In this installment, Mugg and Mandy manage to sell their Lunar Excursion Module to a dealer- or do they?:


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