Extreme Perspective Day!

Today, February 15th, 2011, is the official publication date for my new book Extreme Perspective! For Artists: Learn the Secrets of Curvilinear, Cylindrical, Fisheye, Isometric, and Other Amazing Systems that Will Make Your Drawings Pop Off the Page. Theoretically, you can walk into your nearest bookstore and buy a copy today. In the meantime, here’s a review worth reading by Johanna Draper Carlson from the website Comics Worth Reading.

“Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same”

Writer-director Madeleine Olnek’s film was just screened at Sundance, and got this positive review in Variety. You can view the trailer for it here. However, years before it was a film, “Co-Dependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same” was a play performed at WOW Cafe in New York (and the same actress, Susan Ziegler, played the lead role). Coincidentally, I was just looking through a box of old drawings in search of something else and found the poster I drew for the theatrical version in 1992.

Cartoonists On Radio 4

Corny Trio
Corny Trio

It’s been quite a while since my last radio appearance, but tomorrow I pay a visit to Matt Clark, who is sitting in for the regular host of the Noontime Jamboree on KBOO-FM at noon. I’ll be dropping by around one PM Portland time to play some of the kind of music I like to listen to while working- mostly 1920s and early 1930s dance bands and singers.
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David Chelsea Takes On Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman as Venus Of Willendorf, Acrylic on paper, 2010
Wonder Woman as Venus Of Willendorf. Acrylic on paper, 2010

Wonder Woman Day is coming! And this year I have managed to come up with a suitably themed piece of art for their annual charity auction. I chose to depict the classic comic book character as the Venus of Willendorf, a Stone Age figurine found in Austria in 1908, which has become a familiar icon of femininity. I also used the figure in one of my favorite Modern Love illustrations in the New York Times.
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Stumptown 2010

Comic Art Battle at Cosmic Monkey
Comic Art Battle at Cosmic Monkey

The Stumptown Comics Fest is something of a yearly ritual for me, a chance to meet the reading public and reconnect with out-of-town friends I otherwise never see (Maryland cartoonist Carla Speed McNeil immediately noticed that I was walking without a cane; I had forgotten that last year I was still getting over a broken leg.).
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