A week ago I dropped by the alternative radio station KBOO-FM to talk comics with host S.W. Conser on the long-running comics talk show WORDS & PICTURES. On previous shows I’ve promoted my 24 Hour Comics collections SLEEPLESS and EVERYBODY GETS IT WRONG!, the documentary 24 HOUR COMIC, and my instructional books on perspective, but this time I was there to talk about the new digital version of my 1995 graphic novel WELCOME TO THE ZONE, which I have been serializing on my Patreon page. Our discussion also touched on my time illustrating for the New York Times and The New York Observer (where I cashed checks from Presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner), 24 Hour Comics, and the uselessness of clients who insist on paying artists in the Coin Of Exposure. Since my appearance was on short notice, I didn’t have time to blog about it in advance, but the audio is archived here

David Chelsea is reading: Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution
by Todd S. Purdum

Continue reading David Chelsea Talks WELCOME TO THE ZONE on WORDS & PICTURES

Are You Being Watched? On The Radio


Heads up, comics fans- tomorrow, Wednesday August 13th, at 11:30am PDT, I will be discussing comics, and specifically my Patreon webcomic ARE YOU BEING WATCHED? with the cultured and literate S.W. Conser on the long-running radio talk show about comics, WORDS AND PICTURES, on Portland’s listener-supported station, KBOO-FM. I’ll bring along some appropriate music, and possibly act out a scene from the comic as well.

Portland area listeners can tune in at 90.7 FM, and the rest of the world can stream the signal at KBOO.com. If you missed it the first time, I’m pretty sure the show will be archived.

Wednesday August 13th
11:30am PDT
90.7 FM

Another Chance To Be Heard

In case you missed it live, Thursday’s Words And Pictures program on KBOO-FM, in which I discuss my new book Extreme Perspective! with host SW Conser, is now archived at the KBOO website. In other audio news, I just recorded a podcast interview with Chronic Rift host Andrea Lipinski. The audio will be available March 29th.

Cartoonists On Radio 6

Continuing the media juggernaut 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, I’ll be making my second appearance of the week on local radio station KBOO-FM 90.7, chatting with Words And Pictures host SW Conser. I’ll let Conch tell it:

Comics artist, illustrator, voice actor, and bon vivant David Chelsea pays a return visit to Words & Pictures this Thursday morning (March 10th) from 11:30am to noon PST on KBOO. Tune in as we tour David’s Portland studio and follow the twists and turns of a thirty-year career in the lively arts.

David’s new book and DVD set Extreme Perspective! For Artists has just been published by Watson-Guptill. Years in the making, the book features surprising tips and entertaining background history about the role of perspective in art, and the DVD includes resources useful to both mainstream and experimental cartoonists.

Words & Pictures airs the second Thursday of each month on KBOO Community Radio, 90.7fm. KBOO’s real-time webstream is available at http://kboo.fm/listen via iTunes or Abacast. More info and links to recent webcasts can be found at http://www.tooningin.com

Special thanks to Emily Young for editing this month’s show!

— Conch

Cartoonists On Radio!

One of my very occasional moonlighting activities has been acting on the radio. Usually I’m reading Damon Runyon stories in my best Brooklyn accent under the alias “Naples Yellow” for KBOO-FM’s program Gremlin Time, but tonight it’s something a little more contemporary, a radio adaptation of “Frank” cartoonist Jim Woodring’s story Dinosaur Cage. I’m the narrator, and there is another cartoonist in the cast- The Oregonian’s Michael Russell, who years ago drew this strip about my first 24 Hour Comics Session. Another cartoonist, S.W. Conser, adapted and directed the piece. It is scheduled to air tonight (Monday) at 11pm PDT as one of the features on KBOO’s “Ubu Hour” (alert, in case you’re forwarding the info to friends: several of the other theater pieces airing tonight feature parental-advisory language).

The show can be tuned in live on the web at http://kboo.fm/listen but if you prefer to wait until Tuesday, the audio will be up on the KBOO website, available for download.