David Chelsea Draws The Writers of Willamette Week

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I recently posted about the first illustrations I had done for Willamette Week since 1978, a pair of caricatures of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. I’ve just gotten another, bigger assignment from Willamette Week art director Julie Showers, doing illustrated portraits of their staff writers, which will run with their bylines in the paper. Here’s what one looks like on the Willamette Week website:

David Chelsea is watching:
Spy
starring Melissa McCarthy

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The Secret Stash On Patreon: Coquille Board Caricatures

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It’s the third Thursday of August, and time to post some Secret Stash material on Patreon. This month, I’m posting a whole lot of caricatures, mostly drawn for the New York Observer’s Eight Day Week column, which I illustrated from 1995 to 2008.

David Chelsea is watching:
Quick Change
with Bill Murray

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David Chelsea Predicts The New Millennium

As the first decade of the Twenty-first Century draws to a close, it seems an appropriate moment to look back at a time when everyone was looking forward, the years just before the new millennium. Like an ex-girlfriend whose knowledge of obsolete computer languages got her work fixing the supposed Y2K bug, I was able to make a buck off turn-of-the-century fever by illustrating the Millennium Countdown column in the New York Post (I have been an illustrator for all three major New York dailies, but this was my only regular gig for a Rupert Murdoch publication). 
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Comics For Hire #2: The Perils Of Dr. Pauline

Dr. Pauline in peril
Julie Benz

In a follow-up to the Rasheed Wallace comic featured in a previous blog post, l have mounted all the episodes to date starting with this one, of an advertising series for SmartStart Practice, a service which provides veterinarians with the education and training to run their own businesses. The hapless heroine, Dr. Pauline, is an overworked vet perenially swamped by the details of maintaining her practice and in dire need of outside expertise.

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