Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Pen and Watercolor Sketches At Lunch

I have been trying to get out for a bit at lunchtime to do some sketching.  Unfortunately by "getting out" I mean sitting in my car with the heat cranked, as we still have that whole polar vortex thing going on here in New England. 

Both of these were done using Pigma Microns and Sakura's Koi watercolors.

Looking forward to some warmer weather to draw in, but we have more snow coming tonight.

Straw Dispenser - Meet My Lead

This straw dispenser makes a great pencil holder.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

New England Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society Party

Here are a few photos I took yesterday at the New England Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society Party. The party was held at Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant and Music Club in Somerville, MA.  This year's speaker was none other than Ed Steckley, caricaturist, illustrator extraordinaire and all around nice guy.  His presentation was very enjoyable, being both informative and funny.

Here is Ed and his lovely wife Heather...I believe that was his first beer.

Though this photo doesn't show it very clearly, everyone was very excited to see Ed.

Hilary Price cartoonist of the popular Rhymes with Orange strip and 2013 National Cartoonist Society's Cartoonist of the Year nominee also attended. 

Special thanks go out to Mark Parisi and his wife Lynn, who always do a great job putting on these parties!