Riverwest Follies Art

dogI used to do a lot of artwork, I’d say between the years 1999-2007 it was the major thing I did. I hung out and I drew. My roommates would watch movies and I’d hang out and drink beer and draw. Sometimes I miss those days.

I self published quite a few little zines and drew spot illustrations, cover art, and comic strips for the Riverwest Currents. Toward the end of my comics career, I curated a few shows of local artists and also edited an anthology called Riverwurst Comics. It was fun, and I still draw from time to time. Most recently I did a little self published zine style chapbook titled Palookaville which was silly poetry and illustrations.

But as I alluded to with “the end of my comics career,” around 2006 or 07 (I forget) I was going through a rough time and kind of fell out of love with drawing. Just didn’t have the same level of passion or interest. Fortunately, I found a new path in writing to keep me busy. It’s now infrequent that I would put effort into any drawing other than a quick scribble.

The folks at the Riverwest Currents asked if I would draw some art for the paper and a flyer for the Riverwest Follies, which is a fun annual variety show they put together. So I drew what I do best– funny animals wearing hats. David Beyer Jr. helped greatly by adding the vivid color.

The Riverwest Follies take place Sat. March 19, 7pm at the Falcon Bowl. Be there!

About teakrulos

Freelance writer from Milwaukee, I'm the author of non-fiction books Heroes in the Night, Monster Hunters, Apocalypse Any Day Now and forthcoming Wisconsin Legends & Lore and American Madness. I write a weekly column called "Tea's Weird Week" at teakrulos.com.

Posted on February 28, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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