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POETRY, OR, HOW MUCH IS YOUR LIFE WORTH?

Monday, April 19th, 2010

True story, as told to me by John T. Unger during our Art Heroes interview, except I think it was $5.

“You wanna buy a book? It’s ten bucks.”

ALWAYS KEEP A LEGAL PAD HANDY

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

sunday doodles

I try to keep a legal pad at my work desk at all times, so that whenever I get stuck or bored, I can just move over to the legal pad to keep my hand in motion, making marks until my brain gets back on track. (I learned this technique from Lynda Barry.) I use a legal pad and not a nice sketchbook because it’s cheap and I don’t feel like I’m wasting good paper on my crummy scratches.

Every once in a while I’ll come up with a doodle I really like:

drawing of an old lady in a wheelchair

And sometimes a podcast or a video will compel me to start taking notes, like with this excellent speech by Richard Nash on the future of publishing:

drawing of richard nash on the future of book publishing

LOST IN THE TREES ACL STAGE LEFT TAPING

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

drawing of Lost In The Trees

drawing of Lost In The Trees

drawing of Lost In The Trees

drawing of Lost In The Trees

On our way to the Urban Outfitters day show, we got randomly solicited by some KLRU folks for an ACL Stage Left taping, and decided any band in a warm studio with free beer was better than an arctic windy parking lot. Boy, am I glad we did. Lost In The Trees put on an amazing show!

SXSW 2010 LARGEHEARTED LIT AT BOOKPEOPLE

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Drawing of Bookpeople

drawing of Bookpeople

Drawing of Bill Cotter

drawing of Stephen Elliott

drawing of Jami Attenberg

David Gutowski and Jami Attenberg put together this cool little event at Bookpeople, noon on Saturday of SXSW. Jami, Bill Cotter, and Stephen Elliott read and Alina Simone sang some songs. There were munchies and mimosas. It was a good time, and I was really sorry David couldn’t be there. Next year!

PS. Speaking of Bookpeople, mark your calendars: we’re having our Newspaper Blackout release party there on April 13th!

SXSW 2010 GORILLA VS BEAR & MEXICAN SUMMER DAY PARTY

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Drawing of Best Coast

Drawing of The Golden Filter

Drawing of the Dum Dum Girls

Drawing of a Dum Dum Girl

Drawing of The Mantles

Drawing of The Mantle

Drawing of the Sandwitches

Drawing of the sound man

Man, this was such a cool, chill party. I sat up in the balcony at Klub Krucial dead center and drank ice water that the nice dude next to me kept bringing me when he’d go to buy whiskey. I liked all the bands, but I LOVED The Golden Filter and really liked Dum Dum Girls. Thanks, Gorilla Vs. Bear!

UPDATE: Cameron Cantu took this cool pic of me drawing during The Mantles’ set. Thanks, Cameron!

TUNE IN TO THE RIGHT STATIONS

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Hey folks, quick heads up: I’ll be chatting with my friend John Unger on Blog Talk Radio Thursday night, February 4  at 9PM ET / 8PM CT. We’ll be drinking bourbon and talking about art. Listen in here →

Here are my doodles done during our talk:

*EVERYBODY* WEARS A UNIFORM

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

everybody wears a uniform

MIRAH @ DOMY BOOKS, SXSW 2009

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Don’t know how it happened, but I was going through my archives recently and found these index cards from Mirah‘s gig at Domy Books here in Austin during SXSW 2009. I had a lot of fun at that show, and a lot of fun drawing there. These drawings make me happy.

Mirah @ Domy Books, SXSW 2009

FOOD TRAILER

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

sketch of a food trailer

My friend Jodi Bart (who I get a ton of new restaurant recommendations from) asked me if I’d draw a food trailer for her upcoming Tasty Up Trailer Tour, so I doodled this. If you don’t live in Austin or you’ve never been there: yeah, there’s a lot of good food to be eaten out of trailers.

HOLIDAY SKETCHBOOK

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

sketchbook page

A New Year’s resolution: post more sketchbook pages up on this blog. These are some pages from over the holidays. (Taken with my iPhone camera.)

sketchbook page

sketchbook page

sketchbook page

sketchbook page

sketchbook page



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