Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fighting Boston heat and humidity

Why, this is the 70th post. I guess I should have noticed when it was 50th, and celebrated?

Anyway, Wild Ink party was success. I'll get photos up pretty soon. Meanwhile, I'm still working on my comic for Inbound no. 4. Specifically, I'm hanging around the nearby public library and Starbucks and drawing the comic. Because those places have air conditioning.

Take Friday -- I don't know what the temperature was, though I imagine it was in the 80's. Still, I've spent summers with 100+ Fahrenheit days, and it's not the heat that gets to one. Rather, it's the addition of the 80% humidity outside, if what I overheard at the library was correct. (I also overheard a lot of comments like, "Oh, I didn't know this library is so nice inside!" "I've never been here before!" This makes me think I was not the only person to seek refuge at the library that day.)

But it's kind of fun when I work on comics in libraries and cafe's, and people ask what I'm drawing.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Lake, and also a comics party

The lake I live next to . . .

Oh and Wild Ink Party this Thursday Aug 20th at P.A.'s Lounge in Somerville, MA (map) Live Music! Live comics! Yes, kicking live fresh comics! I'll be there helping with things and drawing.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Stars, mosquitoes, cows and a Wild Ink Party

Returning from travel, I am trying to catch the Perseid Meteor shower and being bitten by mosquitoes as I do so.

I am also drawing a comic about Waltham and cows with Dave U, for Inbound no. 4. More about that to come... and speaking of which, I'd like to mention a party that I'll be helping host, next Thursday:

WILD INK: Live Comics, Live Music Event - August 20, 2009

“Wild Ink,” a live arts and music event, will be held at P.A.’s Lounge on Thursday, August 20th. “Wild Ink” is a fundraiser for the Boston Comics Roundtable, and will include amazing live comics creation, artistic head-to-head showdowns, the world’s most unusual live sketch gallery, big raffle prizes, and live music from Rotary.

Created in 2006, the Boston Comics Roundtable is a collective of comics creators in the Greater Boston area. Its mission: to network, teach, workshop, encourage, and publish the best and brightest artists and writers in the creation of comics. All proceeds will benefit the upcoming publication of Inbound #4, A Comics Anthology, featuring local artists taking on the strange but true history of Boston.

The event begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.) at P.A.’s Lounge in Somerville, MA (345 Somerville Ave., 617-776-1557). This is an 18+ show. Tickets are $12, paid at the door.

For more details, and to learn more about the Boston Comics Roundtable, visit

(Link to this press release.)

If you are in the Boston area, come on by! I'll be there, drawing something. Maybe I'll be doing the event where two people face off and try and draw something as fast as they can.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New apartment

Moved into a new apartment. There is a lake nearby, with swans.