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SKETCHBOOKS: Moleskine 003

Front cover.
May 2014.


CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: Jimbo Rides the Dick

12 x 8 inches
acrylic paint and ink on illustration board
November 17, 2014


Saturday, November 25, 2017

CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: The Awesome Android

10 x 8 inches
acrylic paint and ink on watercolor paper
November 11, 2014


CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: Creepy Magazine, issue 28

14 x 11 inches
acrylic paint and ink on watercolor paper
October 30, 2014


Friday, November 24, 2017

CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: The Great Gazoo

10 x 8 inches
acrylic paint and ink on watercolor paper
October 27, 2014


CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: Louise, from "Bob's Burgers"

10 x 8 inches
acrylic paint on watercolor paper
October 19, 2014


Thursday, November 23, 2017

CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: Devil Dinosaur

8 x 10 inches
ink on watercolor paper
October 13, 2014


CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: Bert

8 x 10 inches
acrylic paint on illustration board
October 6, 2014


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: The Bone Cousins

11 x 8 inches
acrylic paint on watercolor paper
September 29, 2014


CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: Black Lightning

8 x 11 inches
ink and marker on watercolor paper
September 23, 2014


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: Sam and Max

11 x 14 inches
ink on watercolor paper
September 15, 2014
(collaboration with Ione Damasco)


CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: Nancy

10 x 8 inches
ink on watercolor paper
September 8, 2014


Monday, November 20, 2017

CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: Venom

12 x 8 inches
ink on watercolor paper
September 2, 2014


CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: Godzilla

10 x 8 inches
acrylic paint and ink on watercolor paper
August 27, 2014


Sunday, November 19, 2017

CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: Bill the Cat

10 x 8 inches
ink on watercolor paper
August 16, 2014


CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: Lucy Van Pelt

10 x 8 inches
ballpoint pen on Bristol board
August 11, 2014


Saturday, November 18, 2017

CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy

11 x 14 inches
acrylic paint and ink on watercolor paper
July 13, 2014


CHARACTER WEDNESDAY: Frank

11 x 8 inches
acrylic paint on watercolor paper
July 5, 2014


Friday, November 17, 2017

CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: The Thing

10 x 8 inches
ink on watercolor paper
June 1, 2014


CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: Krazy Kat

10 x 8 inches
ink on watercolor paper
May 12, 2014


Thursday, November 16, 2017

CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

8 x 10 inches
ink and marker on watercolor paper
May 5, 2014


CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: Sandman

10 x 8 inches
ink on watercolor paper
April 27, 2014


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: The Creeper

10 x 8 inches
ink and marker on watercolor paper
April 17, 2014


CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: Swamp Thing

10 x 8 inches
ink and marker on watercolor paper
April 10, 2014


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CHARACTER WEDNESDAY 2: Spider-man

8 x 10 inches
ink on watercolor paper
April 1, 2014


INVISIBLE CITIES: Berenice

“From my words you will have reached the conclusion that the real Berenice is a temporal succession of different cities, alternately just and unjust. But what I wanted to warn you about is something else: all the future Berenices are already present in this instant, wrapped within the other, confined, crammed, inextricable.”

8 x 10 inches
ink on watercolor paper
February 15, 2015


Monday, November 13, 2017

INVISIBLE CITIES: Marozia

“This was the interpretation of the oracle: today Marozia is a city where all run through leaden passages like packs of rats who tear from one another’s teeth the leftovers which fall from the teeth of the most voracious ones; but a new century is about to begin in which all the inhabitants of Marozia will fly like swallows in the summer sky, calling one another as in a game, showing off, their wings still, as they swoop, clearing the air of mosquitos and gnats.”

8 x 10 inches
ink on watercolor paper
January 25, 2015


INVISIBLE CITIES: Raissa

“Also in Raissa, city of sadness, there runs an invisible thread that binds one living being to another for a moment, then unravels, then is stretched again between moving points as it draws new and rapid patterns so that at every second the unhappy city contains a happy city unaware of its own existence.”

8 x 10 inches
acrylic paint and ink on watercolor paper
January 23, 2015


Sunday, November 12, 2017

INVISIBLE CITIES: Laudomia

“…the Laudomia of the dead and that of the unborn are like the two bulbs of an hourglass which is not turned over; each passage between birth and death is a grain of sand that passes the neck, and there will be a last inhabitant of Laudomia born, a last grain to fall, which is now at the top of the pile, waiting.”

8 x 10 inches
ink and marker on watercolor paper
January 18, 2015


INVISIBLE CITIES: Thekla

“If, dissatisfied with the answers, someone puts his eye to a crack in a fence, he sees cranes pulling up other cranes, scaffoldings that embrace other scaffoldings, beams that prop up other beams. ‘What meaning does your construction have?’ he asks. 'What is the aim of a city under construction unless it is a city? Where is the plan you are following, the blueprint?’

”'We will show it to you as soon as the working day is over; we cannot interrupt our work now,’ they answer.

“Work stops at sunset. Darkness falls over the building site. The sky is filled with stars. 'There is the blueprint,’ they say.”

8 x 10 inches
ink and marker on watercolor paper
January 13, 2015


Saturday, November 11, 2017

INVISIBLE CITIES: Leonia

“Nobody wonders where, each day, they carry their load of refuse. Outside the city, surely; but each year the city expands, and the street cleaners have to fall farther back. The bulk of the outflow increases and the piles rise higher, become stratified, extend over a wider perimeter. Besides, the more Leonia’s talent for making new materials excels, the more the rubbish improves in quality, resists time, the elements, fermentations, combustions. A fortress of indestructible leftovers surrounds Leonia, dominating it on every side, like a chain of mountains.”

8 x 10 inches
acrylic paint and ink on watercolor paper
December 29, 2014


INVISIBLE CITIES: Clarice

“And yet, almost nothing was lost of Clarice’s former splendor; it was all there, merely arranged in a different order, no less appropriate to the inhabitants’ needs than it had been before.”

8 x 10 inches
ink and marker on watercolor paper
December 9, 2014


Friday, November 10, 2017

INVISIBLE CITIES: Adelma

“I thought: ‘If Adelma is a city I am seeing in a dream, where you encounter only the dead, the dream frightens me. If Adelma is a real city, inhabited by living people, I need only continue looking at them and the resemblances will dissolve, alien faces appear, bearing anguish. In either case, it is best for me not to insist on staring at them.’”

8 x 10 inches
acrylic paint, charcoal and ink on watercolor paper
November 18, 2014


INVISIBLE CITIES: Esmeralda

“In Esmeralda, city of water, a network of canals and a network of streets span and intersect each other. To go from one place to another you have always the choice between land and boat: and since the shortest distance between two points in Esmeralda is not a straight line but a zigzag that ramifies in tortuous optional routes, the ways that open to each passerby are never two, but many, and they increase further for those who alternate a stretch by boat with one on dry land.”

8 x 10 inches
acrylic paint and ink on watercolor paper
October 21, 2014


Thursday, November 9, 2017

INVISIBLE CITIES: Baucis

“After a seven days’ march through woodland, the traveler directed toward Baucis cannot see the city and yet he has arrived. The slender stilts that rise from the ground at a great distance from one another and are lost above the clouds support the city. You climb them with ladders. On the ground the inhabitants rarely show themselves: having already everything they need up there, they prefer not to come down. Nothing of the city touches the earth except those long flamingo legs on which it rests and, when the days are sunny, a pierced, angular shadow that falls on the foliage.”

8 x 10 inches
acrylic paint and ink on watercolor paper
October 7, 2014


INVISIBLE CITIES: Aglaura

“So if I wished to describe Aglaura to you, sticking to what I personally saw and experienced, I should have to tell you that it is a colorless city, without character, planted there at random. But this would not be true, either: at certain hours, in certain places along the street, you see opening before you the hint of something unmistakable, rare, perhaps magnificent; you would like to say what it is, but everything previously said of Aglaura imprisons your words and obliges you to repeat rather than say.”

8 x 10 inches
acrylic paint and ink on watercolor paper
September 16, 2014


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

INVISIBLE CITIES: Sophronia

“The city of Sophronia is made up of two half-cities. In one there is the great roller coaster with its steep humps, the carousel with its chain spokes, the Ferris wheel of spinning cages, the death-ride with crouching motorcyclists, the big top with the clump of trapezes hanging in the middle. The other half-city is of stone and marble and cement, with the bank, the factories, the palaces, the slaughterhouse, the school, and all the rest. One of the half-cities is permanent, the other is temporary, and when the period of its sojourn is over, they uproot it, dismantle it, and take it off, transplanting it to the vacant lots of another half city.”

8 x 10 inches
ink on watercolor paper
August 27, 2014


INVISIBLE CITIES: Chloe

“A voluptuous vibration constantly stirs Chloe, the most chaste of cities. If men and women began to live their ephemeral dreams, every phantom would become a person with whom to begin a story of pursuits, pretenses, misunderstandings, clashes, oppressions, and the carousel of fantasies would stop.”

8 x 10 inches
ink on watercolor paper
August 5, 2014


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

INVISIBLE CITIES: Zobeide

“From there, after six days and seven nights, you arrive at Zobeide, the white city, well exposed to the moon, with streets wound about themselves as in a skein. They tell this tale of its foundation: men of various nations had an identical dream. They saw a woman running at night through an unknown city; she was seen from behind, with long hair, and she was naked. They dreamed of pursuing her. As they twisted and turned, each of them lost her. After the dream they set out in search of that city; they never found it, but they found one another; they decided to build a city like the one in the dream. In laying out the streets, each followed the course of his pursuit; at the spot where they had lost the fugitive’s trail, they arranged spaces and walls differently from the dream, so she would be unable to escape again.”

8 x 10 inches
ink on watercolor paper
July 15, 2014


INVISIBLE CITIES: Zoe

“In every point of this city you can, in turn, sleep, make tools, cook, accumulate gold, disrobe, reign, sell, question oracles. Any one of its pyramid roofs could cover the leprosarium or the odalisques’ baths. The traveler roams all around and has nothing but doubts: he is unable to distinguish the features of the city, the features he keeps distinct in his mind also mingle.”

8 x 10 inches
ink on watercolor paper
June 22, 2014


Monday, November 6, 2017

INVISIBLE CITIES: Isaura

“Isaura, city of the thousand wells, is said to rise over a deep, subterranean lake. On all sides, wherever the inhabitants dig long vertical holes in the ground, they succeed in drawing up water, as far as the city extends, and no farther. Its green border repeats the dark outline of the buried lake; an invisible landscape conditions the visible one; everything that moves in the sunlight is driven by the lapping wave enclosed beneath the rock’s calcareous sky.”

8 x 10 inches
ink and marker on watercolor paper
June 3, 2014


INVISIBLE CITIES: Zora

“Beyond six rivers and three mountain ranges rises Zora, a city that no one, having seen it, can forget. But not because, like other memorable cities, it leaves an unusual image in your recollections. Zora has the quality of remaining in your memory point by point, in its succession of streets, of houses along the streets, and of doors and windows in the houses, though nothing in them possesses a special beauty or rarity. Zora’s secret lies in the way your gaze runs over patterns following one another as in a musical score where not a note can be altered or displaced.”

8 x 10 inches
acrylic paint and ink on watercolor paper
May 13, 2014