I’m turning thirty in 5 days. These cupcakes are dark chocolate lava cupcakes (chocolate is kinda my thing) made by Judge GoodGirl SugarSweetie
I’ve been reading “Walrus” by Brandon Graham. Well, reading is not really the “proper” word as “viewing” fits better. However you categorize it, the sketchbook is filled with fun little glimpses into life as an indie artist with a wife who is just as kookie.
I’ve loved Brandon’s art since my first glimpse of King City, and I interviewed him a few years ago. Rather awkwardly actually, he was one of the first live interviews I’d ever done and I made him stumble up on our first question… hehe
His art isn’t what I’d call technical, but with background as a graffiti artist he just does his thing on the page. If you’ve never read a book by him,click on this pic and take it in:
I recommend King City (now in Trade Format) and Walrus, but he also drew an extensive collection of porn comics that I know absolutely nothing about.
I sorta got sidetracked there because of how awesome Graham is as a person and as an artist. This post is about his missus. Marian Churchland is a savant with pencils. Her work reminds you of an art school sketchbook, or a trip to the museum. That’s what her comics look like too, and it’s a beauty to behold.
She occasionally posts lists of things she wants, which she routinely asks Brandon to buy for her. This list caught my eye because it is “the most practical list” (her words) that she has ever made.
I hope I meet them someday. I want to give her a muffin.
Also, there is this:
Look at Brubeck’s face when it happens. The moment is magical.
Also: is that a jazz version of the Russian anthem?
Thanks to those of you who have reached out to me on this blog and helped me get myself off of Facebook. Since the post I have received a lot of positive feedback, but a close friend has raised the question of what happens when you want to correspond with me.
My initial response was a hopeful kind of gesture about making more phone calls and email, but social media has set a standard that those archaic forms of communication won’t be able to adhere to. So, it is with this knowledge firmly in hand that I announce a section of my blog dedicated to UGC.
User Generated Content.
I’m giving you space on my blog to post what you want. You’ll need to register first, and I’ll have to approve you as a contributor to my blog, but once you have that status you’ll be able to write pretty much anything you want.
I’m hoping this does not back fire on me, which is why I am arranging my own system of checks and balances to protect myself. Gasp! Censorship here? Think of it more like restraint.
Once again I’m forced to concede that I do not believe this is the best method to handle my transition, but it is a workable solution for now. Please feel free to make suggestions on this post or contact me at my new email address available on my contact page.