Saturday, January 30, 2010

Ice sculpting: Trilobite!

Ice sculpting at the BU Winterfest 2010!

After brainstorming, Julia and I ended up settling on a Trilobite. The theme this year was "Olympics", which was optional to follow. But Julia and I decided to show some school spirit, and we added the theme into the sculpture.

As you can see, the trilobite won everything in the Olympics. But we live in a cynical age, when an honest trilobite can't win every single 1st place in the Olympics without casting a shadow of doubt.

Erik (I think?) from Bookline Fire and Ice uses a chainsaw to cut the basic form for us.

Julia and I sculpt the rest with wood chisels.

I forgot to take photos, but it probably looks a lot like last year:

(Image from Winterfest article, here. )

Oddly enough, more people seemed to get this year's carving then last year's Viking Kitten. Or at least, they laughed more.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Book presentation and signing at Porter Square Books this Thursday!

This Thursday (Jan 21st, 2010), contributors to Inbound 4 will be giving short presentations on how we put together our history comics. Dave Unger and I will be there, talking about our Waltham story. The event starts at 7pm and will probably go on till 9pm. Join us!

Location: Porter Square (see googlemap)
Book signing info on the BCR website

Sunday, January 10, 2010

News: I'm on a lake and it's frozen!

The lake has frozen!
There are people playing hockey and skating on it.

I go out to the middle of the lake and eat lunch.

Then I hang out with some gulls.

Then apparently I dance around.

Later, I go trekking across the lake again. (This time with the power of crampons.)

On other news, I have a mini art show in MIT's Infinite Corridor this month (during MIT's January Independent Activities Period). One of the glass display cases holds a few of my watercolor sketches and comics pages. The comics including pages from the 24 hour comics last October, printed copies of the cow comic for Inbound 4, and a page from "Sights and Smells from MIT" (a minicomic).

The display is near MIT's main entrance at 77 Massachusetts Ave (Building 7). Tim Fish and other MIT staff/affiliates also have work in the display cases.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Year!

Here's a big ol' spider to say hello to you and the New Year!

(Actually it's the shell of a spider)