Saturday, January 29, 2011

ADVENTURE PORTRAITS, Part 1: NY thru FL

I've escaped the snowy northlands, and have begun my annual yet ever-morphing migration. Leg one of the four-legged adventure is complete... The journey of 1,800 miles was a game of connect-the-dots, comprised of 10 performances in 8 towns. I'm enjoying my new career as a potluck singer! In Orlando, there was a show in a park with geese who honked along like skronky saxaphonists, nearly in tune! The least booked (yet most successful) night of the tour was Pee-Wee's hometown, Sarasota, FL. I've discovered that Sara is a very lovely lass, and I'm happy we're becoming good friends. My 2nd career as a portrait artist is also going well, and above is the evidence: A few of the main characters from this latest chapter of my tall & skinny tale... I'll be here in the swamplands of southern Florida for another few hot minutes, before foraging onward to my original hometown, New Orleans. Lots of projects on the go... Joyous surprises in store!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

GREATEST HITS!

Ten song CD with fold-out 10x15" poster, illustrated by the singer. Lyrics on the back of the poster. CD hand-stamped with rubber ink stamp. Recorded in New Orleans, Montreal, and Vermont. Songs about spooky solitude, cosmic animal companions, rhythmic repetition, human sexuality, childhood death, being late, trains, and love. You can listen to the whole thing for free right here.
 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

LIL' POCKET BOOKS! Pictures of People / Thumb Purpose

Here's the unfolded wrap-around cover of my latest hand-bound pocket booklet, "PORTRAITS OF PEOPLE" (2010). Featuring 60 pages of informal ink-brush-illustrated incarnations of friends and family on my recent adventures all across the North American continent... If you're not careful, you might just find yourself in this collection! Here's a bit of press en fran├žais.

I've also done yet another printing of the ever-popular "THUMB PURPOSE" from 2008: A few summers ago, I hitchhiked all over the place (a total adventure of around 5,000 miles / 8400 kilometers), and I drew a little in-transit portrait & profile of every single person who picked me up. Vertically bound & shirt-pocket-sized, just like the cheapo lined notebook which the originals were scribbled onto!