Leaving the Planet

keepfightinThe above watercolor illustration is one of about 20 of mine that will be on display in January at Joe Bar in Seattle (810 E Roy St, in Capitol Hill). The show, titled “Leaving the Planet” (doesn’t that sound nice right about now??), has its opening reception on Jan. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m., as part of the Capitol Hill Art Walk.

This is my first solo art show (that’s not related to my comics work) and I’m doubly excited to have it at such a vital cafe, in my own neighborhood, where I’ve been coming to for more than a decade for its great art and atmosphere.

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Geraldine Brooks at McCaw Hall

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I’m drawing occasional “graphic recaps” this year for Seattle Arts & Lectures’ events. The above is my encapsulation of a talk given by Geraldine Brooks at the end of January.

 

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(Partly) Sunny Days Ahead

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Here’s an illustration I did for City Arts’ “future list” issue (January 2016), with my own tongue-in-cheek “suggestions, acknowledgements, and predictions for the future of Seattle.” A couple of these references will only resonate with my fellow Seattlites: “Bertha,” for instance, is the name of an enormous tunnel-boring drill that’s been stuck underground for most of the past two years.

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Orphans

Orphans

For this year’s Short Run festival in Seattle, I co-created a little book called Orphans with my teaching colleague Sierra Nelson. Sierra contributed the words and I made the illustrations.

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Dune 35 cover

Dune 35 cover

Dune is a monthly comics anthology zine, orchestrated by Max Clotfelter and created in the span of a single evening at Seattle’s Cafe Racer (the third Tuesday each month). Here’s the wraparound cover I drew for the 35th issue, created in September and published & distributed to the participants in October, 2015.

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Frank Bruni at Town Hall

frankbruninewThis comic interpretation of New York Times columnist Frank Bruni’s appearance at Town Hall in Seattle in May 2015 was commissioned by Seattle Arts & Lectures.

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Ezzie and Pru

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Sometimes I do commissioned comics. This one above was created for Wendy and Patrick Nazzaro and features their two cats, Ezzie and Pru, commenting on the art on display in their home.

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