Thursday, May 28, 2009

Rhapsodies is on Amazon

Well here's a bit of exciting news Lulu, the print on demand service I do my collections on, just worked out a deal with Amazon which means Rhapsodies is now on Amazon which means better visibility!

So what are you waiting for, come get your copies of Where Do You Want Your Drummer?, AKA: Havana Sunset, What Happens on the Road, and my one experiment with science fiction, Sasha: Slower Than Light, today!

And even if you can't buy today reviews and ratings are very much appreciated!

Just This Once I'm Innocent

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Local Boy

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Folklife: Day Four

Well this is the end. I think I was getting just a little burnt out in the end so I didn't crank out quite as many as the last few days but heres what we got... Peruvian Dancers from the AFrican ConXion Project 09, Hank Veensta and Friends playing old time fiddle music, some young jugglers out in the Fiddler Green, and finally the Rum Rebellion, punk folk from Portland and all of their fans.

And Of Course You're Stefan

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We first met Stefan, albeit unnamed, with Kate when attending the opening of a new night club called Dunsany's.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Folklife: Day Three

Okay here's today's batch. First Papa String and Brien “Bobo” McMullen from Eugene based Conjugal Visitors. Then a girl playing guitar outside of Key arena. After this I have some dancers. First a trio of step dancers who were performing with the McKassons, a contemporary scottish fiddle band, and some women dancing to a cumbia piece performed by the Michael Carlos Band. Finally a few sketches from a capoeira demonstration. I confess there were a lot of liberties taken here. As there is so much movement going on here all of the figures are combinations of several different poses.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Folklife: Day Two

Okay, other then a braving the crowds and sun, it was a very good day. I created a lot less duds which either means I'm getting better or I took less chances. Anyway the line up today consists of Albira dze Muningia a west african percussion group. Liddy Voetberg a fiddler, who normally performs with her family group, The Galway Ramblers, a celtic group from Galway Ireland, and the Bobs a very funny a cappella group.
I also did some sketching of various tango dancers. The sketches of the dancers you see here are sort of a fusion of different people. They were just moving too fast. By the time I had worked out the pose the models were halfway across the dance floor.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Folklife: Day One

Okay got a good start with the first day of Northwest Folklife. Lots of good music lot's of good people watching and of course lots of good material to sketch. I think I'll consider today as warm up. There were a few duds in the mix which I think I'll keep to myself, but otherwise I think I did okay.
Today's line up include Christopher of the Wolves, a sort of Didgeridoo one man band, members of Unkle Nancy and the Family Jewels, musicians from Ockham's Razor a really kick ass celtic band, and some girls dancing to Ockham's Razor.

How Much Business Can We Loose in Fifteen Minutes

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For everyone keeping up, Kevin got the gift certificate for Lysistrata here and he's been trying to spend it or has missed the opportunity to be at the store when certain junior clerks are working ever since.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Extreme Sketching in the U-District

This weekend was the first of the Seattle street fairs. It was pretty good summer weather so it consisted as the first salvo in my on going seasonal battle with sun burn. Anyway one thing I like to do during these public events is something I like to call "Extreme Sketching" that is to say drawing moving targets. The trick here is to get the basic pose down as quickly as possible, work in the details as you go along, and pray that your memory fills in the gaps. These are hardly ever any good for obvious reasons. But it's a very good exercise (kind of like running with weights on) and often yields material for much better drawings. ANyway, I didn't get as many done as I would have liked, these events are getting much too crowded. But I think these three came out quite well. Unfortunately the only ones I got the info for this time was a duo called Raw Corn who I enjoyed very much (You've got to respect anyone who plays John Wayne and Pink Floyd back to back.)

I Like it When You Have Energy.

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Just a quick update on the Kevin/Bian relationship last seen here.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

You Had a Pool?

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Kate can expect support from her coworkers. Sympathy is another matter all together.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


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A proofreader of mine is convinced Michelle didn't have to push very hard but still.

Monday, May 4, 2009

I Need Someone to Gloat At

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Well with the Baseball underway I figured it was high time to bring back the Night-Gaunts