Breaking news- my personal copies of the fifth issue of the recently resurrected humor magazine AMERICAN BYSTANDER (editor Brian McConnachie produced a prototype issue in 1982; regular publication began last year) just arrived. This edition continues its peerless tradition of fine quality in excellence, with humor pieces by Jack Handey, Merrill Markoe, and Ron Hauge, a cover by the late New Yorker cartoonist Jack Ziegler, as well as comics by M.K.Brown, Howard Cruse, Ron Barrett, Randall Enos, Thom Hachtman, and others. It also makes space for my own full page illustration to the humor piece All STAFF-PLEASE READ by Steve Young. The illustration depicts a pair of very particular restaurant patrons, the Pauloofs:
David Chelsea is reading: My Favorite Thing Is Monsters by Emil Ferris
This piece uses my typical method of combining a pencil drawing on textured coquille board with a watercolor and acrylic painting in Photoshop. For those who are interested, I reversed my usual practice of painting over a faint version of the pencil drawing printed on watercolor paper, and instead did the painting first, and drew in pencil on a faint image of the painting printed on coquille board.
The latest issue of the AMERICAN BYSTANDER can be found at only the most discerning of newsstands, or you can order an issue to be delivered to you by mail here.