Perspective Police!: The Album

A reader writes in, apropos of my recent Perspective Police! post revising Alison Bechdel:

“I just wanted to say, it was nice to see the perspective post but I also wanted to suggest perhaps you provide a link to a side-by-side comparison of the original and your revision.
I dragged the thumbnails and opened each up side-by-side in different windows using an image viewer. But, if there were just a link to a side-by-side on the blog, that would give people a great option to see what you did.”

David Chelsea is reading:
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
by Charles Duhigg

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Juvenilia: David Chelsea Saves the Whales

Flyer for The Whale Show, 1976
Flyer for The Whale Show, 1976

I define juvenilia as anything I drew before moving to New York City in 1977; this flyer dates from the year before that (it’s signed `David Celsi’- my professional alias was still several years in the future). It advertises a play whose subtle message was “SAVE THE WHALES!”, presented at Mountain Moving Cafe, a radical feminist watering hole located at what was then Southeast 39th Avenue (now César E. Chávez Blvd) and Stark Street in Portland. The location is now an office of Volunteers Of America.

David Chelsea is reading:
Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive ScrabblePlayers
by Stefan Fatsis

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Perspective Police!: Wagon Wheels

For this latest installment of Perspective Police, I have selected a 1982 piece from the National Lampoon by an illustrator named David Celsi, who had a busy but not very visible career in the 70s and 80s before dropping entirely out of sight, then reemerging in the 90s as an autobiographical cartoonist under the name David Chelsea.

David Chelsea is watching:
“Dexter: The Fifth Season”

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