Coming In June: Perspective In Action!

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Just a reminder to all you loyal readers that my latest instructional book from Watson-Guptill, PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION, is being published this coming June 20th (coincidentally, my wife Eve’s birthday).

David Chelsea is reading: Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story
by Peter Bagge

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Preview Copies Of PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION!

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I have mentioned my upcoming book PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION from time to time, but last week it suddenly got more real when I received three advance copies of the book by FedEx. 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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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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What I Posted Last Week On Patreon

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Last week was Fourth Thursday on my Patreon page, and I posted some work in progress from my upcoming book PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION, this time a sequence showing me copying a photograph using an angled mirror, a method borrowed from the film Tim’s Vermeer:

David Chelsea is reading; Society is Nix: Gleeful Anarchy of the Dawn of the American Comic Strip 1895-1915
by Peter Maresca

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New Patreon Posts: The Devil Cooks, Work In Progress, And A Sneak Peek At Snow Angel!

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It’s the Fourth Thursday of the month on my Patreon page, when I ordinarily do a video hangout, but I am finishing up an important phase of my new book PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION, and haven’t had time. Instead, I’m posting some work in progress from the book, specifically the chapter on motion perspective:

David Chelsea is listening to: Doctor Zhivago
(Original Broadway Cast Recording)

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Work In Progress on Patreon: The Unified Field.

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This past Thursday was the fifth Thursday of the month, and rather than doing my usual second online hangout, I decided to post some work in progress, panels from my upcoming book PERSPECTIVE IN ACTION, which will be published next year by Watson-Guptill, on my Patreon page.

David Chelsea is reading:
William Henry Harrison: The American Presidents Series: The 9th President,1841
by Gail Collins

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Locker Pickers and 3-point Perspective.

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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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ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? Rings In The New Year

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It’s New Year’s Eve, and time to post the last two pages for the year of my webcomic ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? on Patreon. This episode finds Mugg back in the office, where the Devil is up to his usual routine mischief. It’s amazing how many people don’t know how to shut off their laptop cameras:

David Chelsea is watching:The Imitation Game
starring Benedict Cumberbatch

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First Thursday on Patreon: Fan Art Vs. Looping Gifs

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I made something of a format shift on my Patreon page a while back, without actually announcing it- when I began serializing my webcomic ARE YOU BEING WATCHED?, I switched from posting new comics in a big eight-page pile on the first Thursday of the month to posting two pages every week. All well and good, but that left me without anything particular to post for First Thursday. This month, I am experimenting with two ideas to fill the gap- looping gifs and fan art.

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David Chelsea is reading:
The Boundaries of Desire: A Century of Good Sex, Bad Laws, and Changing Identities
by Eric Berkowitz

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