Happy Holidays! My Christmas Eve was cheered by the long-awaited arrival of the third issue of AMERICAN BYSTANDER (long-awaited by me, that is- I understand Kickstarter contributors got their copies in early November).
David Chelsea is listening to: A Pentatonix Christmas
This is the last of my irregular series of posts about stories in my 24 hour comic collection SLEEPLESS, published this spring by Dark Horse. I LIKE TO RIFF is something of a victory lap, both for myself and for any reader who has made through all eleven of my previous 24 hour comics. I constructed the story by putting the names of the eleven previous comics in a sack, and drawing one out at random every two hours. See if you can spot all of them (the first six are in my previous volume, EVERYBODY GETS IT WRONG!).
David Chelsea is watching: Krampus
directed by Michael Dougherty
The reason being, that I’m drawing my first 24 Hour comic in three years this Saturday to Sunday from 8 am to 8 am, at Books With Pictures, a comics store at 1100 SE. Division St. in Portland (this is the store that was also the site of my recent SNOW ANGEL signing). My traditional method of preparing involves going off caffeine for a week before the event, then taking a ritual first sip at the eight-hour mark, after which I chomp chocolate-covered espresso beans all through the night. Feel free to stop on by and have a chat- if you missed the signing, I’ll even sign a copy of SNOW ANGEL for you!
David Chelsea is reading:The Fade Out Volume 3
by Image Comics
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
It’s the Third Thursday Of The Month, the day that I post The Secret Stash on my Patreon page– that is, sketches, reference photos, old flyers, and other ephemera from my files. Today it’s the first nine of thirty-six illustrations I did for the trading card set BLOCKBUSTERS OF RHYTHM & BLUES, published by Eclipse in 1993.
David Chelsea is reading:Patience
by Daniel Clowes
It’s the Second Thursday Of The Month, when I post archive comics to my Patreon page. This month, it’s THE ZONE, a xeroxed minicomic from 1989, originally drawn as part of Madi’s Mail Club, a series of booklets put out by East Village zinester Madi Horstman. THE ZONE was later expanded into my second graphic novel, WELCOME TO THE ZONE.
David Chelsea is reading: Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus
by Chester Brown
Today is the First Thursday of the Month, when I post Fan Art and a new page of my continuing webcomic ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? on Patreon, except this week I’m not- instead, I’m posting the first installment of a new story featuring my tween superhero character Snow Angel. In this one, Snow Angel leaves Earth behind to visit Pluto:
David Chelsea is watching: Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon
starring Chevy Chase
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)
It’s Wednesday, when new comics go on sale at all comic shops across America, and today is the first day that you can buy the newly published collection SNOW ANGEL from Dark Horse. This book includes the original 24-page Snow Angel story from Dark Horse Presents, the eight-page Halloween story that appeared in DHP last October, and five more stories that have not appeared in print before, as well as an introduction by my daughter Rebecca, the original inspiration for Snow Angel!
David Chelsea is reading: Creepy Archives Volume 13
by Bill Dubay and others
My newest book, SLEEPLESS AND OTHER STORIES: DAVID CHELSEA’S 24-HOUR COMICS, VOL.2, was published by Dark Horse last month, and is available in stores now (and downloadable in e-book form here). I’m doing a series of posts about the six stories in it, starting with this one on the original 24 Hour Comics version of SNOW ANGEL:
David Chelsea is reading: Killing and Dying
by Adrian Tomine