I’ll be there, along with über-talented collaborators Todd Michaelsen and Reena Shah!
No. 543 Union St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Date: Thursday, July 1st
Time: 7:30 PM Musical Performance by Todd Michaelsen and Reena Shah of My Pet Dragon
8pm: Film screening/Q & A
Complimentary bags of popcorn will be served while supplies last
Day Four of The Oxberry Pegs Series
Continue reading Sita in Brooklyn this Thursday July 1st
My friend Ken Levis named this beautiful, shy, wild yet affectionate creature “Peanut,” which may explain why she hides most of the time. I’m the only human other than Ken she will leave her hiding place in the closet for, and I’m cat-sitting this weekend. Peanut trusts me, but she doesn’t trust cameras, so I had to take these pictures from a distance with maximum zoom. If she finds out I turned her into this silly animated gif, she may never let me rub her belly again.
Continue reading The Elusive Peanut
Dear Lincoln Center,
On Friday, May 28, I attended a NY Philharmonic performance of Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre.
All patrons were required to pass through long “security” lines and have our bags searched by guards. Those carrying cameras were forbidden from entering the auditorium and ordered to check their bags in an even longer line.
New Yorkers tolerate “security” searches because they remember the falling of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. They are willing to be treated as suspected terrorists and “guilty until proven innocent” criminals because they fear for their physical safety. They rationalize Lincoln Center’s “security” policy because they don’t want anyone bringing a bomb or weapon into a
Continue reading An Open Letter to Lincoln Center
During the Spring of 2001 I had the privilege of freelancing for CERN‘s Public Relations department in Geneva. My task was to try to explain what scientists were seeking in the Large Hadron Collider, especially an explanation of asymmetry. For this, I created possibly my best informational graphic ever:
click for high resolution PNG
Unfortunately CERN never used this, nor the 6-page pamphlet it was part of. But now that we have a more mature interwebs, I can share all 6 pages right here! Click on thumbnails below for high res PNGs (except for page 6, which was too big as PNG so is instead JPEG).
Continue reading Ye Olde Large Hadron Collider
I’ve been digging through my old original comics archives, selecting artwork for upcoming exhibits at the San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum and the Betty Boop Festival in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This old gem, while not one of my best, has extra sentimental value. “George the Monster,” who featured in early Nina’s Adventures strips, is my longtime friend Ian Akin. Remarkably, we’ve stayed friends almost 22 years. In fact Ian is visiting me in New York right now! I’d forgotten all about this song he wrote for me when I was fighting some battle or other in my 20’s. Upon rediscovering it, I found it’s just as cheering as I
Continue reading My Official Fight Song
You know the exploding head on the right of the header for this blog? That’s from a project I abandoned in 2004. I’ve been looking for the files for a few years, and finally found them on an old hard drive. Here’s a new animated GIF from a delightful (if I may say so myself) walk cycle I made back then.
I plan to find a use for this in another project, somehow.
Continue reading A funny walk cycle from 2004
Another chance to see Sita Sings the Blues on the big screen in New York!
Click on the time to purchase tickets for a screening.
Sat, Jun 12 at: 11:05 AM
Sun, Jun 13 at: 11:05 AM
Sat, Jun 19 at: 11:00 AM
Sun, Jun 20 at: 11:00 AM
Nothing compares to a real cinema: a big dark room, quality projection, and your fellow human beings who briefly transform from strangers into a community as they experience art together.
Continue reading Sita returns to the IFC Film Center, this weekend and next
This is from a little cartoon I’m working on about DRM, privacy, and “three strikes.”
Continue reading Mimi’s device gets bricked