The Rare Words Exhibition at Flying Dog Brewery opened on Saturday, June 2. Were you there?! It was a party!
For the month of June, I’m showing new mixed media drawings, paintings, and silkscreen prints at Silk&Burlap—a beautiful vintage and modern home goods and apparel boutique. The show begins with Silk&Burlap’s grand opening event on June 2 from 4-8pm at their new 28 E. Patrick Street location in Downtown Frederick, Maryland. The show will be up the entire month. Check their website for store hours.
I have work in the “Handle With Care” comic art show at the Antonin Perbosc Library in France. Laurent Parson is the curator and by the looks of the video, did a great job. Look closely and you’ll see The Lucky Ones, Show Off, a Noose page, and a bunch of Rare Words originals.
I recently took a trip to the west coast. First of all, if you are waiting on your word to appear on the Rare Words blog, thank you for your patience. It was my first break in 90 drawings! Drawings have resumed.
During my week I was fortunate enough to be near Santa Rosa, CA, home of the Charles M. Schulz Museum. It’s a comfortably-sized building run by a sweet group of yellow-vested senior citizen volunteers. Not only did I get to see a room full of original pages spanning a 50 year career, but an exhibit was running that showcased other classic strips showing what the cartoon landscape looked like during Schulz’ career. Original pages by: E.C. Segar (Thimble Theatre), George Herriman (Krazy Kat), Walt Kelly (Pogo), Alex Raymond (Flash Gordon), Sy Davis (The Phantom), Frank King (Gasoline Alley), George McManus (Bringing Up Father)… *sigh* including a nearly 3 foot tall Prince Valiant page by Hal Foster.
No archival book edition—no matter the level of quality—can compare with being nose-to-glass next to a 50 year old piece of paper where you can see the erasers, whiteout, and paste-ups. There is a craftsman’s level of draftmanship that is evident in that work. This is pre-”I’ll just erase that once I scan it in.”
This was the closest thing I’ve ever made to a pilgrimage.