PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION: The Critics Rave!

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I have been posting a lot lately about 24 HOUR COMIC, the new documentary in which I appear, as well as my recently concluded webcomic ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? However, I have another big project this summer, my latest instructional book PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION, which you can buy from Amazon.com using the link below:


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This Week on Patreon: A Curtain Call For ARE YOU BEING WATCHED?, And THE CRUMB BUMS Begin!

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This week it’s a bumper crop of posts on my Patreon page. Last week I ended the two-year run of ARE YOU BEING WATCHED?, my webcomic about 24 Hour Comics. I follow it with a personal shout out to my loyal subscribers in comics form:

David Chelsea is watching: 24 HOUR COMIC: The Documentary
directed by Milan Erceg

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One More Day To Preorder 24 HOUR COMIC!

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24 HOUR COMIC is turning into the Little Film That Could! It’s on iTunes main page on the pre sales charts… #2 on docs and #30 overall right up there with Snatched and Rough Night! Not bad for a tiny budget doc! Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered!! If you haven’t and you like supporting indie projects you have one more day to preorder. See if we can become #1 doc by this Tuesday when we release!

Meanwhile, the theatrical screenings of the film last week at the Laurelhurst went as well as we could possibly have hoped. There was a near-full house for the screening Thursday evening, and a robust turnout for the matinee on Friday. Thanks to everyone who came out!

David Chelsea is watching: Veep: Season 4
starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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24 Hour Comic: The Movie Premiere!

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I believe I have mentioned this before, but 24 Hour Comic, the documentary in which I appear, along with seven other cartoonists, is about to have its Portland theatrical premiere. In the film, 8 Artists confined to a comic book store partake in Scott McCloud’s 24 Hour Comic Challenge. Each attempting to write, draw, and complete a 24 page comic in 24 hours. The film is the debut feature from filmmaker Milan Erceg, and features, among others, Paul Guinan, Rachel Nabors, Sera Stanton (now known as Opal Pence), Jacob Mercy, Pete Soloway, and Tom Lechner, and also has some delightful footage of my daughter Rebecca at 13, making her first attempt at a 24. Special guest appearance by comics guru Scott McCloud!

David Chelsea is reading: Fante Bukowski Two
by Noah Van Sciver

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PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION Arrives!

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I have mentioned my upcoming book PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION from time to time, but the day of publication has at last arrived (Coincidentally, it is my wife Eves’ birthday. Happy birthday, Eve!) I of course cannot be objective, but I think the book is beautiful– kudos to my editor at Watson-Guptill, Patrick Barb, designers Emily Blevins and Mari Gill, and the entire production team.

David Chelsea is still reading:In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown
by Amy Gary

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DAVID CHELSEA IN LOVE: THE WEEKLY STRIPS on Patreon

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I’m beginning a new archive comics series today on Patreon, a collection of the prototype strips for my graphic novel DAVID CHELSEA IN LOVE. These were drawn over a period from about 1987 to 1989, and distributed in the form of photocopies which I gave away at performances of the Weird Al-like stand up act which I had been doing for several years in and around the East Village. The idea was that audiences would come back to follow the story (of course, it would have made even more sense for me to come up with new material to perform, but I was a slow writer). When I finished the series, I tried to market it to alternative weekly and comics publishers, but could find no takers. Gary Groth at Fantagraphics suggested that I expand it into a full-length graphic novel, and it was that version which Eclipse Comics eventually published in four issues in 1991-92, and as a collection in 1993. This early version did eventually make it into print when Eclipse made it part of their weekly ad in the industry publication THE COMICS BUYERS GUIDE, which actually reached far more readers than the comic itself.

David Chelsea is watching: Blade Runner
starring Harrison Ford

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24 Hour Comic: The Events

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It’s going to be a full summer of activity for me, trying to build the 24 Hour Comic documentary into a hit. Here are some of the events I’m going to to be involved with:

– Tonalli’s Doughnuts in Portland on Saturday June 24th 6-9pm

– Premiere at Laurelhurst Theater in Portland Q&A Thursday July 6th at 7pm

– Matinee at Laurelhurst Theater in Portland Q&A Friday July 7th at 4pm

– Release day screening with Q&A at the Kiggins Theater in Vancouver, WA
Tuesday July 11th 7:30pm

– Wild Things Games in Salem, multiple events
Saturday July 15th (approx 10:30am-8:30pm)

– Film screening at San Diego Comic-Con (July 20th-23rd)

Details are somewhat sketchy as of now; I will add more as they come in.

David Chelsea is reading: Not Waving But Drawing
by John Cuneo

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ARE YOU BEING WATCHED?: Up The Yin-Yang!

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Last Friday, I put up another two page installment of my continuing webcomic about Reality TV, ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? on Patreon. This week we meet our three celebrity judges who will decide who is this week’s winner, and who will be eliminated on the 24 Hour Comic Reality TV show hosted by Eisner-award nominated graphic novelist and perspective expert David Chelsea:

David Chelsea is reading:The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
by Ariana Huffington

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American Bystander #4!

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This past weekend, I got my copies of the latest issue of American Bystander in the mail. This issue of the recently launched humor magazine has contributions from comics gods Rick Geary, M. K. Brown, Frank Springer, Mimi Pond, Peter Kuper, Howard Cruse, and Shannon Wheeler, illustrations by Ron Barrett, Drew Friedman, and Roz Chast, gag cartoons by S. Gross, George Booth, and the late Jack Ziegler, an interview with Realist magazine founder Jack Krassner, and a beautiful wraparound cover depicting Trump and his court by Steve Brodner. I cannot recommend it highly enough, and that is not just because I happen to have work in it, an illustration for a humor piece by Steve Young about an Uber-like ambulance service.

David Chelsea is reading: Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America’s Lingua Franca
by John McWhorter

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This Week On ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? Work In Progress, And Mandy Rocks A Corset!

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In this week’s installment of my continuing web comic on Patreon, ARE YOU BEING WATCHED?, Mugg is deep in the lucid dream he is having while napping at his drawing board during a 24 hour comics session. Mugg has discovered that he can control the events of his dream, so naturally he uses his powers to put the girl of his dreams Mandy into a very fetching corset:

David Chelsea is reading:Rose City Vice: Portland in the 70’s: Dirty Cops and Dirty Robbers
by Phil Stanford

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