Another week, another two pages of my continuing web comic ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? on Patreon. This story features parodies of various popular reality TV programs, and this week I take on the Big Kahuna– Survivor, just in time for the premiere of the current season next Wednesday. In the story, Mugg finds himself on the popular program Expulsion Island, where he meets and falls in love with Mandy, who is another contestant. Continue reading ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? On Patreon: Mugg Goes To Expulsion Island
I have been scanning a lot of decorated envelopes sent to me by longtime correspondents like Geoff Seaman, Amy Schoppert, Elsa Warnick and Steven Abrams, but I have also heard from some people to whom I only wrote for a short time who have saved their one example for years.
David Chelsea is listening to:
“Started Early, Took My Dog”
by Kate Atkinson
Another of my far-flung correspondents has sent me a batch of decorated envelopes. I met Steven Abrams when he was an intern at my first publisher, Eclipse Comics. Later Steve was my assistant on Welcome To the Zone, and now he works for the Jimmy Kimmel Live show in Los Angeles.
David Chelsea is reading
“The Book Of Dreams”
by Federico Fellini
It’s not Stumptown till I file my report. This year I decided not to bring my trusty Palm Pilot and instead left it to others to record the event in photos; the official pool of snaps can be found on the Stumptown home page.
David Chelsea is listening to:
“Swing Guitar Masterpieces”
by Oscar Aleman
It will be a busy Stumptown for me this year. I will be on two panels (one a perspective drawing demo, the other about the relaunch of Dark Horse Presents) and I’ll be selling books and decorated envelopes at my table the rest of the time. This year, in addition to my new Watson-Guptill book Extreme Perspective! For Artists: Learn the Secrets of Curvilinear, Cylindrical, Fisheye, Isometric, and Other Amazing Systems that Will Make Your Drawings Pop Off the Page, I have a new minicomic to sell, a parody Jack Chick tract written by me and drawn by my friend, Portland cartoonist and animator Chad Essley.
David Chelsea is reading:The Trouble with Dilbert: How Corporate Culture Gets the Last Laugh
by Norman Solomon
I’ll be selling copies of all my books at Stumptown this weekend, including the new one, Extreme Perspective! For Artists: Learn the Secrets of Curvilinear, Cylindrical, Fisheye, Isometric, and Other Amazing Systems that Will Make Your Drawings Pop Off the Page. And just like last year I will be selling copies of decorated envelopes I’ve sent to various correspondents over the years, with the original addresses digitally erased and the stamps pixellated, so that you can send them to your own pen pals.
I’ve been doing a lot of posts lately about envelopes I’ve sent to friends over the years, and I thought it also might be fun to show some that I’ve received. All of these examples are from the 20th Century- I’m still in touch with all of these people, but the Internet Age has put an end to the snail letter. Continue reading Letters To David