The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This 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.
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.