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Drink N’ Draw July

According to google analytics, my sketchbook pages get the most views over all my other crap (?!?)

Looks like I did a little more Drinking than drawing at the last “Drink And Draw.”

Oh well, there’s always next month.

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Bread & Puppet Theater

Greetings and salutations, internet pals!

Guess what I did over the weekend?

If you guessed that I went to  Sautee Nacoochee, GA then you win a pack of Necco Wafers that I shoplifted from the darling General Store.

I kid, I kid. I could never steal from a place with a grass roof, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

So, like, my good(platonic, thank you very much)friend Sara invited me up to her place in the North Ga mountains and from there we’d go to Sautee Nacoochee to catch a performance by The Bread & Puppet Theater from Vermont for a little music, sourdough, rye bread show.

I gotta admit, I wasn’t too sure how a North Georgia town would react to far left politics, hippies or puppets for that matter. All my fears were assuaged when I saw a full house full of old people, young people and even children (It’s never too early to introduce kiddies to subversive entertainment.) Word on th’street is they all loved the show. Yup. Every last one of ’em.

I was pretty much floored by the show. The performers (and the volunteers, which Sara can proudly boast, she was one of ’em) were all naturals and ever so talented. It really had that “old-timey” vaudevillian feel to the show, compounded buy the fact it was held in a turn-of-the century gym.

The props, puppets, music, skits and bits were all top-notch. The art they sold for mere pennies after the show was too, man.

If B&P come through your city, jerkwater-town or commune, by all means go see ’em.The show is self-substantiating and it keeps good hippies from, ugh… working “real” jobs. No one wants that, now, do they?

Thanks again, Sara! Yer th’ best!

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Highlights from April 15th, NYC

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Drink n’ Draw Decatur 2

“The night is darkening round me,
The wild winds coldly blow;
But a tyrant spell has bound me,
And I cannot, cannot go.”

(In order of least to the most cool: Josh Latta, Brad McGinty and Shane Morton.)

Sorry, I always get a little poetic the morning after Atlanta’s ONLY
FREE Drink N’ Draw.

Brad and I sharped our pencils and hitched our horses at the
Mellow Mushroom in Decatur last night for the  legendary event
all the artists are talking about, that is to say, if by “all the artist”, you mean
Brad n’ Josh.

Just kidding.

After drinking my dinner, the fabulous Chinita from the famed
Blast-Off Burlesque took to the stage, by which I mean, bar, and reminded
us what sexy looks like as the poses poured out of
her like sugar into my gas tank.

Wanna see the results?

(click on the sexy sketches to see them LIFE SIZED!)

Special thanks for Buddy and Dave from Mellow Mushroom for making this event possible.

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Don’t forget to do your patriotic duty and VOTE on November the 4th. Unless you plan on voting for McCain. Then forget to vote all you want!

(Obama ball point pen masterpiece)

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Greenville Comic Con 2008. Now it can be told…

Hey gang! I just drove back home from Greenville, South Carolina, and boy are my arms tired.

My comic making life partner, Brad McGinty, and I made the trek to geek out with some of our buds while sitting behind a folding table in a conference room at some hotel somewhere.

(which one is me? I don’t even know!)

Yeah, it was a pretty small show. I blame this on the economy, George W. Bush and the lack of signs out front.

(The big guy and the little one from Dollar Bin.)

My homeboys over at Dollar Bin recorded us pretty much the whole show, so soon true believers, you too, will know how boring and stupid  we really are!

What else? Oh yes! Did I mention that Brad and I pretty much ruined our new friend Vy’s sketchbook?

The concept, if you haven’t already guessed, of Vy’s sketchbook was “dreams”.

Welp, that’s it for now- Thanks for reading. Tune in next time when I share the secrets of how to win 3rd prize in a pumpkin carving contest!

Thanks again for the pictures and scans, Vy!

Oh, and special thanks to J.Chris Campbell and his family for graciously letting us stay with them.

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Joy of Hack 2

Chocolate and peanut butter.

Flowers and bees.

Chess and hip-hop.

Some things were made to be together.

The directive for this one: make a King and a Rook look like rappers. Not unlike Tupac, this rapper was shot down for being too edgy.

Hmm, How do you make  a rapper more family friendly? Why going back in time when rappers rapped about having a good time and nothing else, that’s what you do!

I went for a vintage, I mean “old school”, look.  Of course the powers that be ( I mean, the “man”) shot this down on the grounds that kids won’t “get” the reference to the 80’s. Personally, I disagree. That’s like saying I wouldn’t have recognized a hippie as a child, because that, too, was 20 years before my time.  Jeez, I’m old.

Speaking of being old and out of touch, I was instructed to give them modern rap duds. Oh, and I was told not to make the pants too baggy, after all schools are having a problem with that.

So there you go. Rapping chess pieces.

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Super Secret Preview for Rashy Rabbit 5!

Shhh, Don’t tell anyone!

Showing you, my wonderful reader, my pencils makes me feel like I’m standing there in your room in my underwear.

Some eagle eyed viewers may have noticed that there isn’t any text.  Well, that’s because the dialogue is a super, super secret and I cannot even show you, my favorite reader. It’s such a secret that I haven’t written a word of it yet.

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Free Drink n’ Draw Decatur

Two posts in one day? Yowsa! I’m on fire!

Last night my main man Brad and I went to Atlanta’s first free Drink & Draw at the Mellow Mushroom in Decatur. No, the drinking part wasn’t free, but the drawing part sure was.

The model, Sadie Hawkins from the famed Blast Off Burlesque, was terrific. Usually at these things, the models like to keeps their limbs close to their bodies  which makes for a dull composition. Sadie understood that tension in body and contrast in limbs make for a good pose and all o’that.

Apparently there was trivia with prizes too, but I couldn’t really understand much of anything that was being said. Ah well.

One little complaint though, the lighting wasn’t very good in the Mellow Mushroom so a lotta the black in Sadie’s clothes kinda melded together and I couldn’t really see well enough to- Blah blah blee, excuses excuses etc.

I always approach figure drawing with a tiny bit of dread. I mean, I like looking at hot babes being all hot n’stuff, but man, drawing them is humbling.

Great times were had, though, I assure you of that!

So, here they are. Click on my humble drawings.

Kudos to Buddy and Dave from Mellow Mushroom for making drinking and drawing scantily clad women possible in a pizza place without being arrested!