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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Stumptown Preview

Me at Stumptown Comics Fest 2006, photo by Joshin Yamada
Me at Stumptown Comics Fest 2006, photo by Joshin Yamada

l will once more be appearing this coming weekend at Portland’s annual Stumptown Comics Fest. My new book, Extreme Perspective!, won’t be published until next year, but I’ll be showing preview pages from it, selling old books, taking snapshots with my Palm Pilot and bringing something new- reproductions of hand-drawn envelopes from the series Letters To Geoff (minus their original addresses and stamps), which you can mail to your friends!
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24 Hour Comics: I Like To Riff

l had a fine time at the 24 Hour Drawpocalypse last weekend at Cosmic Monkey, and managed to finish my 24 page comic in just 23 hours. (Then I discovered that I’d actually only drawn 23 pages because I had somehow skipped page 18, so I went back yesterday and drew a new page in an hour. Don’t tell Scott McCloud.) Here are some frames from my story, titled I Like To Riff:


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24 X 12

Last year at Cosmic Monkey. I'm in the green shirt. Photo by Tom Lechner.
Last year at Cosmic Monkey. I'm in the green shirt. Photo by Tom Lechner.

I’m busy ruling panel borders today because I will be drawing all day and all through the night this Saturday and Sunday at Cosmic Monkey’s Spring 24 Hour Comic event. This will be my third appearance at a Cosmic Monkey session and (if I make it) my 12th 24 Hour comic, still a World Record till someone tells me different. Two of my previous 24 Hour comics have been published by Top Shelf, and others, such as Jesusland and Now Open The Box are viewable online.
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