Randy Wood is one very funny, inventive, and artful performer. Here is a recent photo of him wandering through New York City. Somehow he got a hold of a bad piece of pizza! I’m not sure that’s possible but I’m staring at the proof, I think. Randy knows a lot about getting evidence and lawyer stuff, or it’s his ongoing character that sort of knows about all these legal matters and such: none other than Sweaty Dee, attorney at law, “the best that you can afford!” Wait a minute. Maybe that pizza is delicious. Is Sweaty Dee taking it out of the garbage can? Is that his meal for the day? Oh, Sweaty!
If you are in Seattle, then you owe it to yourself to catch the Spectacular comedy revue at Pocket Theater, located at 8312 Greenwood Avenue North. This Friday, Nov. 2, from 8:30-9:30 pm.
There will be some great performers, music, and Sweaty Dee explains how the justice system works!
Check out Pocket Theater for more details on this highly entertaining monthly event. Get your tickets right here.
It is quite fitting to take a look at one of Molly Crabapple’s recent ventures as I am about to embark on my own foray. I have to say, Molly is one of my favorite cartoonists. I admire her style and her spirit. I don’t know what she’d advise for my solo 24 Hour Comics Day at the Sorrento Hotel this weekend but I have this book of her creative adventure in a hotel: “The Art of Molly Crabapple, Volume 1: Week in Hell.” Now, was it really a week in hell? Let’s take a look.
This work above has a number of the “girlthings” motif that Molly employed throughout her project. The number “745” indicates the number of supporters she got for her successful Kickstarter campaign.
This work above is of Molly’s friend, Stoya, and comments on all the amateur photographers who crowd her space. They are depicted as lizards, which they probably enjoy!
And this work gives us Marie Antoinette’s head being split open to reveal all the bad Piggy Bank interests. Revolution has struck! Molly has certainly done her part with her illustrations reporting on the Occupy movement. She even allowed her own loft to be converted into a laptop charging station for reporters covering the police brutality down the block.
This is a beautiful book! Molly, as always, is an inspiration. The forward by Warren Ellis is very instructive. We get a peek into the creative process from his words. The idea behind “Week in Hell” was to see what Molly could accomplish as an artist if she was locked up, sort of speak, in a room and had to face her demons, had to see what she could create that was new and not simply repeat herself. Well, this artist has succeeded.
“The Art of Molly Crabapple, Volume 1: Week in Hell” is published by IDW. It is a 48-page full color trade paperback and is listed at $9.99. Visit our friends at IDW Publishing.