Saturday, March 6, 2010

Another Part of Me

Art has become a lost art, but I guess I'm about due for another "Hey, look, I'm a legitimate draftsman" entry. A few projects/presentations were due last week or are coming up, so I haven't had too much time to work on my favorite of all hobbies. A picture should say a thousand words about my exhaustion, and here I am slumped in a chair, the Saturday morning after a hectic week. Fanboys, for you, a rare glimpse of me wearing (Oberlin College) shorts, which I never do in public, not even at the gym. I'm also wearing a Syracuse University t-shirt. Go Orange! #1 in the nation!

I drew this in the "building up" fashion with multiple pencils, just like in the self-portrait I posted earlier. Hopefully this one is a better likeness. Would anyone else like to model for me? It would be nice not having to adjust my small mirror and chair all the time, and it's kind of difficult drawing my own right hand, for example.

This year I learned, largely thanks to "The Face," that I have a great aunt who is also an artist (a painter), only I think she actually makes a living off of it. I previously didn't know that I was related to another artist. Thank you, Facebook, you otherwise loathsome invention, you. Check out my Aunt Debbie's paintings -- do you see a "family resemblance" in style or theme?

Come to think of it, I'm also directly related to Benjamin Franklin (people think I make all this stuff up, but is it REALLY that hard to believe?). He was a cartoonist, too, you know.


  1. How did you find out you're related to Debbie through FACEBOOK???!!

  2. I prefer not to get too deeply into this complicated personal family stuff on my public blog, but if you're interested, you can ask me via email or facebook. It's pretty easy to find my contact information if you look for it.

  3. I don't mind sharing my personal history and experiences with others if they are genuinely interested, I just don't wish to creep out other readers with too much information when this blog's "theory of the business" is art, cartooning, and librarianship.