NOV
2008
21

How to Play a Funny Trick on Your Friends

To best play this trick, you need to be wearing shorts and have access to a friend’s camera when they’re not around.  Shorts weather seems behind us now, but spring is never too far away.  Plus, this could be a good trick to play on a sibling, girlfriend, husband or whomever when they get up to go to the bathroom and leave their camera phone behind. Step 1:  Grab your friend’s camera and bend your leg in front of you thusly: Step 2:  Zoom in on the crook of your leg so it fills up the view on the camera…

NOV
2008
21

“I Am an Amanuensis” 50: Dan Clowes 2

“[… He was] a cynical hayseed with pretensions of urbanity […].” Daniel Clowes, David Boring, page 4, panel 6.  New York:  Pantheon, 2000.  Another quote that sums up how I see myself. Amanuensis –noun. A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

NOV
2008
21

The Scratch Papers, Page 64, “Figure Drawing 1”

Audrey’s recent gift to me of a digital camera has made it much easier for me to create digital copies of my larger artwork, which is difficult to scan.  I thought I’d start with my figure drawing studies from way back in 1997, when I was a freshman at BYU-Hawaii.  I can’t remember this particular model’s name but he was unusual for BYU:  not only was he willing to model almost nude (the school required the models to wear bathing suits) but, when he wore clothes, he liked wearing Bauhaus t-shirts.  God, what was he, gay?  He did give me…

NOV
2008
19
NOV
2008
19

“I Am an Amanuensis” 49: Greg Behrendt

“You’re better than having to deal with assholes.  You’re better than people who don’t honor you.  You’re fucking awesome, this is your journey, and it should not be slowed down—I don’t care if it’s your boss, your boyfriend, or your fucking dog.  Anyone that doesn’t dig your shit, then you need to move on, because we don’t have time to waste.  However, you do have an obligation. […] You have an obligation:  You–must–rock.” Greg Behrendt, “You Must Rock,” Greg Behrendt is Uncool. Amanuensis –noun. A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by…

NOV
2008
08

Looking for Something to do Tonight?

It’s Second Saturday and I’m in a show at SarahJaneandCo.  21st Street in Midtown between I and J; click here for more info.  Live music, beer garden and full bar! Hope to see you there!