Monday, June 20, 2011

MCAD Life Drawing June 20

Today at MCAD we had a male model for the first time.
Double-ended Brush-tip Pen
Pencil, 60% gray marker, 90% gray marker
Pencil, 60% gray marker, 90% gray marker, bic pen
Pencil, wet charcoal pencil, 60% gray marker, 90% gray marker, Bic pen
Wet charcoal pencil, pencil, double-ended brush tip pen, gray chalk pencil, black marker, 60% gray marker, Bic pen, sanguine chalk, sepia chalk
I met a friendly guy with a big red beard who studied jazz in the same neighborhood of New York that I studied film in, and he kept talking to me.  At the end a girl with buzz cut came over and said my last drawing was "classy." I love this co-op.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Saint Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy Jam June 16

Last week I went down to a meeting w/the Saint Paul Cartoonist Conspiracy. We did a comics jam, kind of like an Exquisite Corpse, but different. 
WARNING: this thing is not remotely safe for work.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How to Cook a Story with Thomas "Bake-a-chef-ski"

I created a comic to submit to the cookbook-themed comic anthology "Just Add Ink" created by Altered Esthetics and the International Cartoonist Conspiracy.  It's a two-pager, but I'm presenting it here in the form of 8 4-panel strips, just because I can.

Monday, June 13, 2011

MCAD Life Drawing June 13

To be honest, this session was kind of mediocre.  I felt really bored, like I'd used up all my clever tricks the day before.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Figure Drawing June 12

I attended another of the life-drawing co-ops at MCAD today.  Here is my work:
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Monday, June 6, 2011

Always Bringing, Always Taking Away - Onboard the Mississippi Megalops

So I spent the last few months working with Kate Saturday and Olli Johnson (as well as the musicians Erik Ostrom and Brian Rowe) on an experimental puppet show called "Always Bringing, Always Taking Away"

"Always Bringing, Always Taking Away" is a 15-20 minute long puppet show about the river ecosystem. The puppets are abstractions of animals, people, and machines made entirely out of ribbon. The show was designed to be performed on a paddleboat called the Jonathan Padelford as part of the "Mississippi Megalops - a Floating Chatauqua" project created by the arts organization "Works Progress" for the "Northern Spark" art festival in Saint Paul, MN, which was organized by Northern Lights.

The boat trip was very fun.  I invited my family and my friend Spencer Riedel to come along for the ride.

Watch the video of our performance onboard the megalops here:

After the stress of prepping for the show on the boat we're taking a break. But I bet there's more to come from this show in the near future. Stay Tuned