Monday, January 31, 2011

Queequeg and his idol, Yojo. A little ink on some tan stonehenge. I've been watching some clips of televised versions of Moby Dick on youtube, and in one version Queequeg is huge! They gave him a full head of hair too, which is "yikes" and "wrong".

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Queequeg is hired to be loyal to his first mate Starbuck, at all times.

Next month, there will be an exhibit of the work of all who had Fun-a-Day. It takes place at the NAVE Gallery in Somerville, MA. Oh, excitement; I'll get to see what everyone else has done!

Opening and Closing information can be found here. All my Queequegs are for sale (we can do trades too!), so you'll be able to get a better look at the gallery.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Call me a philistine if you want, but one of my favorite chapters from Moby Dick is "Cistern and Buckets". It's one of the last times you hear about Queeequeg in the book, and he's shining and badass. It's the part that cemented him as my favorite character in the book, and one of my favorite characters in all of storytelling.

There's only a few days left of Fun-a-day Boston. Come February I will start scanning, photographing, and posting all my Queequegs. Many are just too big or funny-shaped for me to bother right now.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Another Queequeg drawing for you! This is the scene that all scholars like to flip out about: where Ishmael gushes about how much he loves sharing a bed with a friend like Queequeg.
"Bosom buddies" he says. I don't think it's that big a deal. In 19th Century New England, it was probably friggin COLD in those inns!

Just channeling some Ben Shahn-like energy with my drawings lately. He's one of my heroes.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Queequeg, smoking his tomahawk pipe.
This is for a series of Queequegs, for my Fun-a-Day Boston project, which I name (wait for it) Queequeg-a-Day!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Woah, this one's done with the computer! That makes it a better piece, right?
I have been drawing little winter birds like crazy, lately. Their plainness just adds to their charm! One of my projects this year is to feed wild birds by hand. It takes a lot of patience, but I've seen it done before. Well... on youtube I've seen it done before.

My friend HeatherRose made awesome 18" x 24" prints of this. You can buy one through The Rabbit Hole in Fitchburg, MA.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

… because everyone knows one's singing sounds better in the shower.