Call Slips Turn Thirty!

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I blogged some months ago about the series of “Call Slip Comics” I have been posting to my Patreon page. These are reviews of material I’ve checked out of the library- DVDs, books and audio books- drawn on call slips, those little white strips of paper stuck into items on the hold shelf to identify which library member it is being held for. For years, those slips have come in handy as bookmarks, but once a book was finished my habit was to throw them away- until now!

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

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Autobiographical Comics: The Artist Responds

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Last week I got something unexpected in the mail, a copy of a new book from Bloomsbury Academic, AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL COMICS, by Andrew J.Kunka. It wasn’t totally unexpected, since Kunka had approached me last year for permission to reprint two pages from one of my comics in the book, but in the meantime I had completely forgotten about it.

Naturally, I turned to my name first in the index. Though DAVID CHELSEA IN LOVE is my best-known autobiographical comic, there is no discussion of it in the text, or of any of my work apart from the two pages previously mentioned, which appear as “Appendix 3”. These are the opening two pages from EVERYBODY GETS IT WRONG!, a 24 Hour Comic I drew in 2006 (which gave its title to my first collection of 24 Hour Comics from Dark Horse). This story was an essay in comics form, making the argument that an artist who draws him or herself in an autobiographical comic is false to experience, and that to really recount the story as the artist experienced it, it must be drawn “subjective camera”, as seen through the artist’s own eyes.

David Chelsea is reading:
Updike
by Adam Begley

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Round Black Glasses Begins!

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Today I begin serializing ROUND BLACK GLASSES on Patreon, my 18th and most recent 24 Hour Comic, which I drew on 24 Hour Comic Day 2017 between 9 am Saturday October 7th, and 9 am Sunday October 8th, at the Enthusiasm Collective in Portland, OR. This was my first ever digital 24 Hour comic, drawn and colored in Photoshop and laid out and lettered in Adobe Indesign. This week’s installment posts pages one and two out of 17 (I fell somewhat behind on my plan, but I did manage to complete a “Gaiman Variation”, what is what you call it when you work for 24 hours, but produce less than 24 pages).

David Chelsea is watching: Don’t Breathe
starring Stephen Lang

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Recently on Patreon: Palindromes And A Date With Jesus

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I haven’t posted about my Patreon page since I posted my one hundredth End Strip a few weeks ago, but I’ve been steadily adding material. After I finished up the 24 Hour Comic THE CRUMB BUMS, I serialized my rhyming parody of a Jack Chick comic from 2011, Chastity Blasé, in two parts. Just this once, I turned the drawing duties over to the talented Chad Essley:

David Chelsea is reading: Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History
by Kurt Andersen

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

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We’re well into the fall, and I have posted only sporadically the entire summer, so it’s time I caught you loyal readers up on what I’ve been doing. One big thing was that I concluded my webcomic ARE YOU BEING WATCHED?, which I have been serializing on Patreon for the past two years. You can read the entire run of the strip on Tumblr here, at least for a while- there are plans in the works for a book version, and I will most likely take down the archive when that comes out.

David Chelsea is reading: Someone Please Have Sex With Me
by Gina Wynbrandt

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End Strips: The Definitive Catalogue

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This week I posted my 100th End Strip on Patreon (actually, 102nd- I mistakenly gave a couple of strips the same numbers). End Strips are short comics drawn in a vertical format on random strips of paper, usually ones trimmed from larger sheets by my daughter Rebecca for some school project or another. These have tended to fall into a few main groups: drawings of celebrities from my various clippings folders:

David Chelsea is watching: Alien
starring Sigourney Weaver.

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24 HOUR COMIC: Getting The Gang Back Together At Rose City

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Hey everyone!
For all of you who may be attending the Rose City Comic Con, “24 Hour Comic” is going to have a panel on Saturday featuring many of the great artists in the film, including myself as well as Rebecca Celsi, Paul Guinan, Pete Soloway, Tom Lechner, Opal Zyncren Pence, director Milan Erceg, and moderated by comics writer Anina Bennett! Get all the inside dish on the acclaimed documentary which has screened at major film festivals, as well as the San Diego Comic Con!

Hope to see you there! You can have view the trailer at the official website here.

David Chelsea is watching: Death At A Funeral
starring Chris Rock.

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See You In San Diego

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This coming Saturday, July 22, 2017, I will be making my second comics convention appearance of the year, at the big one, the one that Scott McCloud calls The Gathering Of The Tribe: the San Diego Comics Convention– my first appearance there since 1994! I am going to attend a screening of 24 HOUR COMIC, the documentary film directed by Milan Erceg in which I appear prominently.

David Chelsea is reading: Perspective In Action
by David Chelsea

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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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