Yesterday was First Thursday, when I post Fan Art to my Patreon page. This month I have something extra-special for my loyal Patrons (as well as freeloading site visitors), drawings of characters from Zap Comix, all in eyepopping 3D!!
David Chelsea is watching: Phil Spector
starring Al Pacino
Just in time for New Year’s, here’s my Christmas blog post.
Nowadays, Eve & I send a Holiday Letter with a summary of the years’ events to the dwindling number of our friends who aren’t already well aware of our doings through Facebook, but in years past we used to send cards I illustrated, often featuring our cat Sophia. Twice, I got more ambitious and created 360 panoramas in icosahedral perspective on cards which were meant to fold up into Christmas ornaments.
The first, from 1993, depicts our loft on 27th st. in New York:
David Chelsea is reading:
Austerity Britain 1945-1951 (Tales of a New Jerusalem 1)
by David Kynaston
This is the largest and most elaborate spherical painting I have done to date, and the first actual commission. It was painted for Joe Erceg, and depicts the interior of his house. Joe is possibly my oldest friend, in that he knew my parents before I was born. Since the 1960s Joe has been one of Portland’s leading graphic designers, and now runs his firm Joseph Erceg Graphic Design with his son Matt. Longtime Portlanders may remember the giant butterfly painting designed by Joe which once covered the side of the Fleischner Building in Old Town. Continue reading Spherical Perspective: Joe’s House
Stop the presses! I have actually sold a piece of original art! (Of course, I have been a working artist for over thirty years now, but as an illustrator and cartoonist I create art to be reproduced and no one much has been interested in owning the originals). A submission I made in January to The Visual Chronicle Of Portland, a city-owned collection of works on paper– prints, photographs, paintings and drawings– that focuses on artists’ views of the city’s social and urban landscapes- has been accepted, and at some point soon it will go on display. No black-tie gala planned for this year’s inductees, who also include Justine Avera, Kevin Farrell, Jason Greene, Bruce Hall, Alex Lilly, Francis Rosica and Jake Shivery, but there is a nice check and the satisfaction of seeing my work hanging somewhere besides on a telephone pole (the works are exhibited in publicly accessible areas throughout City and County offices). Continue reading Coming Soon To A Wall Near You