The Stumptown That Wasn’t

The Rarest Item At Stumptown
The Rarest Item At Stumptown

As reported in my last post, I had a pretty good time at Stumptown this year. There is only one way the event fell short of my hopes- I would like to have sold more copies of the Jack Chick homage minicomic that I did in collaboration with Chad Essley. Unfortunately I ran out of matte black ink in my printer while I was running off copies, and because my printer takes an esoteric brand of ink that is only available online, I was unable to get a replacement cartridge in time to print more before the event (and having the printing done at Formerly Kinko’s would cost nearly $8 a piece). The four copies I did manage to run off in time were snapped up almost immediately by a nice lady from the Multnomah County Library’s zine program, and that was that.

David Chelsea prints with:
an HP Photosmart Pro B8850
Inkjet Photo Printer

David’s printer takes an:
HP 38 Matte Black Pigment Ink Cartridge.

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Stumptown Preview #3: The Chick Tract

A selection of Jack Chick tracts
A selection of Jack Chick tracts

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

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Stumptown Preview #1: Perspective Grids

The Stumptown Comics Festival approaches. This year’s event will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland on April 16th and 17th. As usual I will be attending, signing books and selling artwork at my own table, but this year I will also be doing a presentation, a demonstration of drawing in perspective using the pre-existing grids from the DVD which comes with my new book Extreme Perspective!

David Chelsea is listening to: “Packing For Mars” by Mary Roach

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