DEC
2009
23
DEC
2009
23

“I Am an Amanuensis” 69: Susan Cooper

“There was something about Christmas Eve [. . .] that demanded company. One needed somebody to whisper to during the warm, beautiful dream-taut moments between hanging the empty stocking at the end of the bed, and dropping into the cozy oblivion that would flower into the marvel of Christmas morning.” Susan Cooper, Over Sea and Under Stone, Book 1 of her series The Dark is Rising. Amanuensis –noun.  A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

DEC
2009
08

“I Am an Amanuensis” 68: Elvis Costello

Lip Service — well, that’s all you’ll ever get from me Well, how could you believe I’ll take you seriously? With your cheap rewards, your blackmail, and your comical rage Just remember you’ll only be the boss so long as you pay my wage Elvis Costello in “Cheap Reward,” from the rerelease of his album, My Aim is True. The lyrics are reminiscent of Bob Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm.” Here’s a video of Costello performing “Cheap Reward” with Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report. Amanuensis –noun.  A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written…

DEC
2009
07

The Man is UNCLE?

One day I WILL get my nieces and nephews to love me!

DEC
2009
05

An Offer? You Can’t Refuse!

My latest commercial project: a comic-style brochure advertising a commercial property at 10548 Armstrong Ave, Mather, CA, owned by Plant Bros. Corp. and shown by Todd Eschelman of Cornish and Carey Commercial. Click images to enlarge.

DEC
2009
05

Drawing by Clave, Color by Jesse

Audrey and I received our annual Christmas card from Clave and his family, which included an awesome drawing by Clave, as always. But I decided to make it a little more awesome by coloring it! Merry Christmas! Click to enlarge.