David Chelsea At Free Comic Book Day!


This coming weekend I’ll be making a rare public appearance- signing copies of all my books and giving away copies of some of them this Saturday, May 6th, from 1 to 3 pm, as part of Free Comic Book Day at Cosmic Monkey in Portland, an annual event which takes place at comic shops across the country. With me will be Jacob Mercy, co-star of the documentary 24 HOUR COMIC, and co-creator with Pete Soloway of Barkles, America’s Favorite Dog.

David Chelsea is reading: Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World
by Steven Johnson

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Signing at Cosmic Monkey

I’ll be doing a signing for my new 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 (whew!) this Saturday, March 12th from 2-4 PM at Cosmic Monkey, the fine comics store on Northeast Sandy Boulevard. I’m very much at home in the place, having drawn a number of my 24 Hour Comics there. Stop by if you’re in town- I haven’t seen you in AGES.
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Stumptown 2010

Comic Art Battle at Cosmic Monkey
Comic Art Battle at Cosmic Monkey

The Stumptown Comics Fest is something of a yearly ritual for me, a chance to meet the reading public and reconnect with out-of-town friends I otherwise never see (Maryland cartoonist Carla Speed McNeil immediately noticed that I was walking without a cane; I had forgotten that last year I was still getting over a broken leg.).
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24 Hour Comics: I Like To Riff

l had a fine time at the 24 Hour Drawpocalypse last weekend at Cosmic Monkey, and managed to finish my 24 page comic in just 23 hours. (Then I discovered that I’d actually only drawn 23 pages because I had somehow skipped page 18, so I went back yesterday and drew a new page in an hour. Don’t tell Scott McCloud.) Here are some frames from my story, titled I Like To Riff:

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24 X 12

Last year at Cosmic Monkey. I'm in the green shirt. Photo by Tom Lechner.
Last year at Cosmic Monkey. I'm in the green shirt. Photo by Tom Lechner.

I’m busy ruling panel borders today because I will be drawing all day and all through the night this Saturday and Sunday at Cosmic Monkey’s Spring 24 Hour Comic event. This will be my third appearance at a Cosmic Monkey session and (if I make it) my 12th 24 Hour comic, still a World Record till someone tells me different. Two of my previous 24 Hour comics have been published by Top Shelf, and others, such as Jesusland and Now Open The Box are viewable online.
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