Riverwest Follies Art
I 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!