TELEPORTAL READINGS 2.1

Teleportal Readings 2.1
Experiment with Pano on iPhone + hand drawing — see it much bigger!

I doodled the most recent Teleportal Reading for the folks at Electric Literature.

Teleportal Readings is a multi-media reading series in Austin, TX, which really shakes up the reading. Their most recent event featured Jennifer Egan and Maira Kalman reading live, with a video reading by Doug Dorst, as well as an EL Single Sentence Animation by Joanna Neborsky, and synthy sounds from Silent Diane.

It was so great to meet Maira in person. Her work is amazing.

Maira Kalman

Silent Diane

Doug Dorst

Jennifer Egan

Funny note: it was so dark where I was drawing that I didn’t notice I was drawing with a red Sharpie! Had to fix in Photoshop after I scanned them.

drawing in the dark

MUSIC BY THE CREEK

sketchbook by the creek

My friend Jason Molin and his band played the coolest little lunchtime show on the UT campus this afternoon. They played from 12:15-12:45 so everybody could get there and back on their lunch break. Really cool idea. Great tunes, and great weather. (See my sketch.)

ALWAYS KEEP A LEGAL PAD HANDY

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