First Thursday: More Fan Art


It’s the First Thursday of the month, when I post Fan Art on my Patreon page.

This month, it’s two more action figure portraits, done using the Camera Lucida, this figure of Mrs. Potato Head cosplaying as Wonder Woman, and a bubblehead of Rey, a character from the recent film Star Wars: The Force Awakens:

David Chelsea is listening to:
by America

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Locker Pickers and 3-point Perspective.


It’s Thursday, time to post another page of my continuing webcomic, ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? This week, it’s the conclusion of Mugg’s time on the Reality TV show Locker Pickers, in which he and wife Mandy search abandoned storage lookers for valuable items. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t end well:

David Chelsea is reading:
The Martian
by Andy Weir

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RIP, Abe Vigoda


When I saw the posting on my Facebook wall yesterday, I at first thought it must be a gag: RIP, Abe Vigoda. The veteran Godfather and Barney Miller actor had lived with persistent, Paul McCartney-ish rumors that he was dead since at least the Mid-1980s. This caricature I drew for The New York Observer in the Mid-1990s alludes to it:

David Chelsea is reading:
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
by Mary Beard

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RIP, Bingo The Cat


It saddens me to report the death of Bingo, our family cat for the past twelve and a half years. Although he was already pretty old by cat standards, Bingo’s last illness came on very suddenly. Last Saturday, Eve noticed that his belly was strongly swollen. It was more so on Sunday. Instead of purring, he was cooing like a dove, which was odd. Monday, Eve called for a vet appointment. Since it did not seem to be an emergency, they gave her a Tuesday appointment. When they took his temperature, the nurse thought it was a mistake because it was only 95.5° The vet said it was cancer causing fluid to build up, which explained the swelling, and that Bingo’s temperature meant that his body was actively shutting down, and he might not last to the weekend. Quite a shock, since we had vaguely thought this might be worms or a bowel obstruction. The vet recommended euthanasia on the spot. Eve decided to have it done at home, so Rebecca would have a chance to say goodbye. Bingo had not seemed to be in pain before, but he spent Tuesday night squirming around on the floor, yowling piteously. The end of life vet arrived Wednesday morning. Eve and I had a chance to hold him one last time before she stopped his heart. We buried Bingo in the yard that afternoon.


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It’s Starting To Get Real


I just got a preview copy of SLEEPLESS, my second 24 Hour Comics collection from Dark Horse, in the mail yesterday. The book itself drops on April 5th, 2016 (not, as I previously reported, in February). It includes six stories:

David Chelsea is reading:
The American Bystander #1
edited by Michael A Gerber

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The Secret Stash: Letters To Mom


The Third Thursday of the month is when I post Secret Stash material to my Patreon page; sketchbook drawings, old decorated envelopes, and other ephemera. This month I have a gallery of envelopes for letters I sent to my mother, Lolita Celsi, when she was getting her degree in Teaching English As A Second Language at Hawaii Pacific University.

David Chelsea is reading:
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
by Mary Beard

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