Posts Tagged ‘robot’

Robot’s big date…

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Measuring in at 24″ by 32″ this is the biggest drawing I’ve ever done. It’s a one page silent story that I did for a robot themed art show a couple of years ago. I had been re-reading Chris Ware’s Acme Novelty Library around that time and this strip is sort of my homage to the amazing one page silent stories found in the early issues of Acme. In fact the ocenside market depicted in the opening panel is named “Frank’s” after Mr. Ware whose full name is actually Franklin Christenson Ware.

Also, if the greytones look kind of weird it’s because the drawing has been in the basement for awhile now and the zip-a-tone I used is starting to peel off. If only someone would invent some sort of digital method of adding greytones to artwork so cartoonists the world over would no longer have to go through the painstaking work of precisely cutting and placing those zip-a-tone films on their artwork. But alas I know of no such technology on the horizon. Well, time to go cut down the hawthorn branches in the backyard so I can make some more ink! Toodles!

Christopher’s Restaurant

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

So as luck would have it my absolute favorite restaurant on the planet is only two doors down from the store where I work. I usually end up eating there 4-6 times a week. Every week. It’s that good.

But anyway, a couple of weeks ago a toddler accidentally knocked a chair into their giant picture window and caused it to shatter. They replaced the broken window with plywood that night and the following afternoon the owner of the restaurant asked me to do a painting on it. I tried to explain to him that I’m more of a pencils and pens kind of guy but he said anything would be better than the eyesore they had now.

Well the window has since been replaced but here’s a photo of my painting (incidentally it’s the largest piece of artwork I’ve ever done) that was up there for about a week. And just so’s you knows Christopher’s Restaurant (which has lots of great vegetarian and vegan friendly meals) is located at 2318 E. Dorothy Lane at the corner of Dorothy and Woodman in Kettering, Ohio. If you’re in the area definitely check them out (I recommend their amazing veggie biscuits and gravy for breakfast)!