PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION Arrives!

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I have mentioned my upcoming book PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION from time to time, but the day of publication has at last arrived (Coincidentally, it is my wife Eves’ birthday. Happy birthday, Eve!) 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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24 Hour Comic Promotion This Saturday At Tonalli’s!

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Tonalli’s Donuts & Cream is hosting a rally this Saturday to support the documentary film “24 Hour Comic”. Swing by, meet the artist, filmmakers, get autographs, and get free stuff for pre-ordering the film! Including FREE DONUTS & COFFEE, plus enter to win your very own PDX CARPET, used from the premier! You won’t want to miss the comic art battle between me and PIZZA GUN’s Jacob Mercy!

David Chelsea is reading: nEuROTIC
by John Cuneo

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24 Hour Comic: The Events

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It’s going to be a full summer of activity for me, trying to build the 24 Hour Comic documentary into a hit. Here are some of the events I’m going to to be involved with:

– Tonalli’s Doughnuts in Portland on Saturday June 24th 6-9pm

– Premiere at Laurelhurst Theater in Portland Q&A Thursday July 6th at 7pm

– Matinee at Laurelhurst Theater in Portland Q&A Friday July 7th at 4pm

– Release day screening with Q&A at the Kiggins Theater in Vancouver, WA
Tuesday July 11th 7:30pm

– Wild Things Games in Salem, multiple events
Saturday July 15th (approx 10:30am-8:30pm)

– Film screening at San Diego Comic-Con (July 20th-23rd)

Details are somewhat sketchy as of now; I will add more as they come in.

David Chelsea is reading: Not Waving But Drawing
by John Cuneo

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24 Hour Comic Documentary On iTunes!

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Milan Erceg’s terrific documentary about a topic close to my heart, 24 Hour Comic, is releasing July 11 on iTunes. The film follows 8 artists as they try to create 24 pages in 24 hours. It features me quite prominently, as well as my fellow cartoonists Paul Guinan, Rachel Nabors, Sera Stanton aka Opal Pence, Jacob Mercy, Pete Soloway, and Tom Lechner, and also has some delightful footage of my daughter Rebecca at 13, making her first attempt at a 24. Special guest appearance by comics guru Scott McCloud! This is the debut film from a very gifted filmmaker who happens to be a dear friend.

David Chelsea is reading:The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
by Ariana Huffington

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ARE YOU BEING WATCHED?: Up The Yin-Yang!

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Last Friday, I put up another two page installment of my continuing webcomic about Reality TV, ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? on Patreon. This week we meet our three celebrity judges who will decide who is this week’s winner, and who will be eliminated on the 24 Hour Comic Reality TV show hosted by Eisner-award nominated graphic novelist and perspective expert David Chelsea:

David Chelsea is reading:The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
by Ariana Huffington

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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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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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24 HOUR COMIC Reviewed

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I just read a very favorable and flattering review of the documentary 24 HOUR COMIC, in which I prominently appear, by Elias Savada on the website Film International. Money quote: “There’s also David Chelsea, sporting Harry Potter eyeglasses…. Chelsea’s self-referential idea for his day’s effort is to sketch a reality show comic book about the 24 hour comic event. With him as the host.” Savada also praises Milan Erceg’s direction, and the vivid screen presences of my fellow participants, including my daughter Rebecca. Read the full review here, and watch for news of more screenings and a wide release.