Coming In June: Perspective In Action!

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Just a reminder to all you loyal readers that my latest instructional book from Watson-Guptill, PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION, is being published this coming June 20th (coincidentally, my wife Eve’s birthday).

David Chelsea is reading: Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story
by Peter Bagge

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This Week on Patreon: Rebecca’s Snow Angel Rough, And Mugg’s Lucid Dream

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It has been a while since I posted any archived comics to my Patreon page, but this week I have a real treat– a pencil rough for a story featuring my superhero character Snow Angel, drawn by my daughter Rebecca. Rebecca, who had been the real-life model for Snow Angel, drew the story in her sketchbook while away at a music camp for two weeks one summer. I redrew the story with some changes, and it became the final story in the SNOW ANGEL collection published by Dark Horse last year.

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ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? Makes It To One Hundred, plus Free Comic Book Day!

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Pop your champagne corks! ARE YOU BEING WATCHED has reached triple digits! My continuing webcomic about Reality TV dropped its 100th and 101st pages this last week on Patreon. We’re at a crucial juncture in the story, a semi-flirtatious dialogue between our protagonist Mugg and his secret crush Mandy, who shocks Mugg with some inside dope:

David Chelsea is reading: Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World
by Steven Johnson

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This Week on Patreon: More Scribe Illos, And Mandy Makes A Gookie!

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I have been keeping on keeping on with my Patreon page– this week, I posted two new pages of my continuing web comic ARE YOU BEING WATCHED?, as well as another 10 illustrations with commentary from my 1970s beginnings at Portland’s underground newspaper the Scribe. I went back to the archive at Multnomah County Library to photograph some images I had missed from the first year of the newspaper, including my very first piece published in the Scribe, this ad for a concert benefiting my alma mater, the Metropolitan Learning Center:

David Chelsea is watching: Moonlight
starring Mahershala Ali

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Work In Progress: Assembled In Illustrator

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This week I put up two more pages of my continuing webcomic ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? on Patreon. These continue the storyboard sequence showing the history of the 24 Hour Comic, including my own part as the cartoonist holding the World’s Record for 24 Hour Comics– 17 so far:

David Chelsea is listening to: Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld
by Jake Halpern

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Scott McCloud And Steve Bissette Make A Guest Appearance On ARE YOU BEING WATCHED?

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While I have not been blogging about it every week, I have been plugging away at ARE YOU BEING WATCHED?, my webcomic about Reality TV, posting two pages most weeks on Patreon. In the most recent installment, we are into Hour Six of the 24 Hour Comic session which is being taped for a Reality TV program hosted by David Chelsea, famous cartoonist. David is being shown storyboards for a proposed animated opening to the program, which would tell the story of the invention of the 24 Hour Comic by Scott McCloud, inspired by his friend Steve Bissette:

David Chelsea is reading: Chicago
by Glenn Head

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This Week On Patreon: More Scribe Illustrations And Hour Six On ARE YOU BEING WATCHED?

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Today on my Patreon page I am posting another installment of my ongoing Secret Stash series of illustrations from the Portland Scribe, drawn in the mid–1970s. This batch includes a decidedly non–PC  tribute to the Native American inventors of the snowshoe:

David Chelsea is reading: Founding Fathers Funnies
by Peter Bagge

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Preview Copies Of PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION!

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I have mentioned my upcoming book PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION from time to time, but last week it suddenly got more real when I received three advance copies of the book by FedEx. 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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IN THE STUDIO: Raster Vs. Vector!

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Another episode of the ongoing podcast I do with Jacob Mercy just dropped on iTunes. In this installment, Jacob and I talk shop about the virtues and drawbacks of several computer drawing programs, most notably Adobe Illustrator and Clip Studio Paint (the software mysteriously formerly known as Manga Studio). We also get a preview of David’s new instructional book PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION, a discussion of cartoon dogs and what makes them funny, and some incidental chatter about Winsor McCay’s possible influence on Peter Max. Geek out!!

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David Chelsea is reading: Agony
by Mark Beyer

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In the Studio Episode Four: Mild Qualms About WILD PALMS

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On this week’s podcast, Jacob and David dissect the serialized graphic novel WILD PALMS, the basis for the TV miniseries of the same name, written by Bruce Wagner and illustrated by Julian Allen in the early 1990s. Other topics of discussion include the virtues of kneaded erasers, which writers outside of comics David would like to collaborate with, the virtues of piracetam versus DMT, the gross yet strangely elegant comics of National Lampoon contributor Charles Rodrigues, and the Grid Project, in which illustrator Julian Allen cut his life’s work up into little squares. It’s the lively discussion of comics you’ve come to expect, and so much more!

David Chelsea Is Reading: Ray and Joe: The Story Of A Man And His Dead Friend And Other Classic Comics
by Charles Rodrigues

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