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“I Am an Amanuensis” 76: Lynda Barry

“In motion, you speak the language that language is based on.” Lynda Barry, Picture This: A Near-Sighted Monkey Book. Montreal: Drawn and Quarterly, 2010. Amanuensis –noun.  A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. More “I Am an Amanuensis.”

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New Track 7 Chalkboard Design

On my way home from drawing this I saw a guy wearing nothing but a baseball cap, riding a bike. Needless to say, that was payment enough for artistic services rendered. Thanks, Universe!

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“I Am an Amanuensis” 75: Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, and Hendrik Goltzius

“He couldn’t see why people made such a fuss about people eating their silly old fruit, anyway. But life would be a lot less fun if they didn’t. And there never was an apple [ … ] that wasn’t worth the trouble you got into for eating it.” Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Good Omens. Read by Martin Jarvis. New York: Harper, 2009. Originally published by Workman, 1990. “The Fall of Man” by Hendrik Goltzius, 1616. Amanuensis –noun.  A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. More “I Am an Amanuensis.”

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2012
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“HardPressed” News

At APE this year I’ll be debuting the first issue of my ongoing, self-published anthology comic, HardPressed, which features most of the comics I’ve completed over the last few years, plus two new ones. More details to come.

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2012
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The Scratch Papers, Page 110: “Guitar Man”

Messing around with one of those finger-paint applications on my iPhone at a show I went to recently. Fun, but next time I’ll bring my sketchbook. 2012. More Scratch Papers.

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The Scratch Papers, Page 109: “Boss”

From a photo of Bruce Springsteen by Jeff Albertson from page 80 of the November 26th, 2009 issue of Rolling Stone. Pen and ink; 2012. More Scratch Papers.

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Apropos of Nothing 31: “Come to Daddy”

Speaking of other people’s art, way back in August of 2000 I went out one day with my camera to take some pictures and happened upon this couch. Seems weird to make such a beautiful art object only to leave it near an abandoned field like garbage, but I suppose the transiency of graffiti is part of what makes it so exciting and strange. I can’t believe it’s been almost twelve years since I took these pictures. More Apropos of Nothing.

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Apropos of Nothing 30: “Caution”

I saw this on a t-shirt at the Sacramento art gallery Sol Collective, back when they were in their old location on Del Paso. It always made quite an impression on me—even before the economy collapsed—but unfortunately I couldn’t identify the artist, despite inquiries made to Sol Collective.

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The Scratch Papers, Page 108: “Eyebrows”

A papier-mâché mask I made way back in high school, circa 1995. More Scratch Papers.

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