Tuesday, May 19, 2009

· Vampire Club

While I was up in PDX for the Stumptown Comics Fest I did a couple of doodles in my sketchbook that I am now giving some extra love and attention... Here is the illo that led Jesse Reklaw to call it my "facials sketchbook." Um, I better color this red soon. Gross.

Saturday, May 02, 2009

· Interview with Sari

Being in school now, I occasionally have the sorts of assignments which lend themselves to a bit of creative license. I recently had to conduct an interview with someone outside of my cultural/ethnic/national group... I had originally wanted to interview my friend Massoud, a filmmaker who was a student in Iran during the revolution 30 years ago, but he wasn't available, unfortunately (I'm still hoping to get an interview out of him!). But I had a great back-up candidate, the owner of my neighborhood liquor store, Tim's (there is no Tim, I found out). Sari was very obliging with his time and in addition to my presentation in class, I drafted this very quick (less then 1 1/2 hours) comic with some of his interesting reflections on his life in the U.S. versus his life in Palestine... It was fun to draw up something so quickly; I might do some more of these "talking head" style interview comics.