I blogged a few months ago about reaching #100 in a series of “End Strips” on my Patreon page– these being short, vertically-formatted comics drawn on random strips of paper trimmed from larger sheets for various reasons, usually some project my daughter Rebecca is doing for school. These have cycled through a number of themes, including portraits of friends on Facebook, nude figure studies drawn from models posing on YouTube, short comics featuring my characters Sandy & Mandy, travel sketches, and so on. At the time, I was just beginning a series illustrating palindromes written by my son Ben; the first of these was #100 (Palindrome definition: a word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backward as forward, e.g., madam or nurses run.):
David Chelsea is watching: The Room
starring Tommy Wiseau
Continue reading End Strips: Plenty O’ Palindromes!
This week I posted my 100th End Strip on Patreon (actually, 102nd- I mistakenly gave a couple of strips the same numbers). End Strips are short comics drawn in a vertical format on random strips of paper, usually ones trimmed from larger sheets by my daughter Rebecca for some school project or another. These have tended to fall into a few main groups: drawings of celebrities from my various clippings folders:
David Chelsea is watching: Alien
starring Sigourney Weaver.
Continue reading End Strips: The Definitive Catalogue
The first Secret Stash posting of the New Year on Patreon is ten more illustrations from my 1970s tenure at Portland’s underground paper, the Scribe. The subjects include such fads of the time as Renaissance Faires and Folk Masses:
David Chelsea is reading: The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture
by Glen Weldon
Continue reading Secret Stash Plus!
Here’s something I’ve been meaning to post about for some time, and I have finally found a break in my hectic schedule (which has lately consisted mostly of napping and coughing up phlegm- I’m coming off a bad cold).
David Chelsea is reading:Laughter in the Dark
by Vladimir Nabokov
Continue reading End Strips And Call Slips
It is the Second Thursday of the month, when I always post comics from my archive on my Patreon page. I had hoped to be able to post some pages from WELCOME TO THE ZONE with revamped art, but I am lagging a bit on the schedule, so that will have to wait until next month. Instead, I am posting more PalmPilot strips from 2004-2005, my first foray into digital comics (and, since these were posted at the time on the Comics Lifestyle website, I guess they qualify as my first webcomic series). These strips are a bit of a time capsule, including a lot of topical material about the 2004 election:
David Chelsea is watching: Room
starring Brie Larson
Continue reading Second Thursday: PalmPilot and Kibble Kitchen