Flashback… trips to France


I drew this after my first trip to Paris, France back in 2008. “Randie Dreams of Paris”… I used photographs from that eye-opening trip to illustrate her dream of a Parisian Cafe and a Vespa. A second trip in 2010 introduced me to Provence and a retour a Paris. Three years later, France beckons once again… and my thoughts turn to crepes, escargot, and open air markets… and of the River Seine and watching the squiggly waters dance, reflecting the lights from passing boats as the sun dips down below the clouds near the Eiffel Tower. Like Randie… I fall into daydream and anticipation.

A fire gently smoldering… like creativity… a warm glow in the soul.

…these lights behind frosted glass captured my attention recently whilst at YAC’s Live Art Event. Seemed like an appropriate place to become inspired.

It’s ARToberFest time!


Open Studio Time At The Cartoonery!

Come by The Home Office of Squid Row! We got some new goodies (just in time for you early X-mas shopping)… New Buttons  and magnets! new designs! New Mini-watercolors (original art) of the whole Squid Gang! Affordable original art! Get them before they’re gone!

And, of course, we’ll have tastey munchies… good conversation… and you can check out the ol’ workspace and see how cartoonists do their thing! That’s right… see a live Cartoonist @ work!

First Friday & Harold @ Somos!

It's First Friday! ... time for some fun!

Come down to Oldtown Salinas... and up to The Cartoonery for some fine treats, silly company and fun times. Lots going on this time 'round. Over at Rollick's Coffee (210 Main St.) you can see a collection of Squid Row art, from watercolor paintings to acrylics... to original Squid Row cartoons! At Somos, a few doors down (new location) you can see a BRAND SPANKIN' NEW piece... we'll just call "Harold".... and of course, upstairs at The Cartoonery there'll be silly conversation and a dang fine assortment of tastey desserts (by the hand of Judy!)

Friday... August 5, 2011

The Cartoonery:

5 E. Gabilan Street, Suite 205, Oldtown Salinas... from 5-8pm.

After 8 pm, I'll be heading to Somos (see invite on yer right)... You will love their new spiffy digs! So come on down to catch some tight beats and even more treats and look at some cool artwork on their walls!

(more info: call 831 234-8340)

… expression is the conveyor belt of art… or is it the other way around?