It’s Time For A Party


(Sep 23, 2009)


This weekend I drew an illustration for the Willamette Week. It accompanied an article about the owner of several local restaurants having a block party to celebrate three years in business (so any Portlanders looking for free food and cheap drinks, head to NE 30th and Killingsworth this Monday from 7-10pm).  It was a fun assignment, and I was lucky that the editor was willing to let me go a little nuts with it.

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Specifically, I was asked to have giant bits of food stand in for the the actual restaurants that are on the block.  Looking at it now, I feel I could have gone further including giant food, but overall I’m pretty happy with this.  Any time I get paid to draw something like a group of folks eating dinner off the tongue of a giant warthog is a good time to me!

I thought I’d also throw in this photo of the actual image.  As you can see, I’m still rocking the green pencils.

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I want to plug a website that just got a redesign, and that is… TEDSTEARN.COM!

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Ted was one of my professors art school, and a while ago he asked me to help him with redesigning his website.  I didn’t do any of the design work, rather helped translate his designs into a functioning site.  Ted was one of my major mentors in school, and it was an honor to help him see this project out.  If you haven’t seen his work before, I encourage you to check out the site.  Besides being a great teacher, Ted is an amazing artist.  When I was putting this together, I got to see a lot of his work that I was unfamiliar with, so that was a treat!

So one more time, that’s… TEDSTEARN.COM!

I’d also like to note that Ted’s recent comic Fuzz and Pluck: Splitzville, has been nominated for an Ignatz award for Outstanding Anthology or Collection.  I anyone reading this is going to SPX (where the awards are held and voted for) this coming weekend, I’d encourage you to cast your ballot his way.

2 Responses to “It’s Time For A Party”

  1. awesome. I like the spaghetti. it makes me hungry.

  2. Both look great!

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