Blog will be back up and running in a few days (better… faster… stronger…)!! Hooray! Thank you, Dr. Dodd!
In the meanwhile: I’m doing a reading with Sherman Alexie this Thursday at the Redmond Library and I designed the poster, which they had also made into t-shirts, bookmarks, booklets, flyers, and duvet covers. Please come if you can!
WOW, SOMETHING IS TOTALLY WRONG WITH THE FORMATTING ON MY BLOG!!! WILL FIND HELP. PLEASE STAY TUNED!!
Ta-Ta, “Lustlab Ad of the Week”!!
Art show and LUST book signing
Tues., Sept. 9, 6 – 9pm
(That’s TOMORROW! And the weather is supposed to be nice!)
707 E. Pike St. (on Capitol Hill)
Please join Ellen for the GRAND FINALE to her “Lustlab Ad of the Week” cartoon series! The show features the ink-on-paper original art, giant poster-sized enlargements of selected cartoons, and free refreshments, all in a room full of titillating sex toys. Ellen will be on hand to sign copies of LUST, the hardback collection of the series (Fantagraphics Books, 2008).
Exhibition continues through Oct. 6
Been a good year since I did a Stranger cover! Now I get to see my art around town for a week, which is fun. (But then I also get to see it in the gutter, which is sad.)
Please note that I hand-wrote all the cover text. (No fonts of my lettering! Never! [weeping] Never!) And, FYI, this is a self-portrait.
Coinciding with my upcoming art show/ book signing at Babeland (Tues., Sept. 9, 6 – 9pm) I have been knighted “Babe of the Month” by Babeland blogger Jennifer, and she’s written not-just-one not-just-two but three (as of tomorrow) entries about me and my work! Thanks, Jennifer! My Babeland connection goes way back: in 1993 (!) I did the drawings for the original Toys in Babeland catalogs.
I finally got to use those drawings myself – collected those sex toy drawings for the endpapers of Lust, including some weird stuff they (understandably) discontinued – e.g., a dildo shaped like a dog’s head (eiw!). I made those endpaper collages into downloadable wallpaper – which you too can download, right here right now! (Beware, though: I accidentally had this wallpaper on my laptop when I did a presentation for Sound Transit. Oops.)
Download the size you want below:
| 1280 x 960 | 1280 x 1024 | 1280 x 720 | 1680 x 1050 | iPhone
Regina Hackett, the arts critic for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, wrote a really nice review of the “Sherman Alexie: Words and Music” show on Saturday, noting that that my impression of Oates was “dead-on.”
(Honestly, I didn’t do much more than wear a wig and moustache. It’s pretty amazing to make an auditorium full of people laugh really hard by just walking slowly onstage, and standing in the middle of it for a while so they can look at you. Why is drag so funny?)
And this person blogged that she liked my “Love Story in Hall and Oates Song Titles” video, and The Comics Reporter was impressed that I did drag (maybe I should do it more??), and Sherman and the West Marginals emailed me to say they were happy that I posted both videos.