And suddenly, the Fringe is over. JESTERS INCOGNITO, that’s a wrap! What a blast! Nothing could have gone better ~ amazing fellow artists (supportive and colourful all), brilliant tech and volunteer staff, and a dream crew. It’s funny; when I decided to do a one man show in April I figured I could do everything on […]Read more "Hamilton Fringe 2014 ~ Jester Sketches 8"
From sketchbooks to the stage. Grab your hoobywhatties kids, this festival is officially happening! Last night I performed my 2-minute promo bit along with a huge array of other performers. It was a THRILL. I was overcome with the delightful image that, all this time, hundred of other creatives have been tucked away in their […]Read more "Hamilton Fringe 2014 ~ Jester Sketches 7"
It’s only natural I’d add a lot of exclamation marks to this post!!! Getting pumped to put on a great show. One week to go ’til opening night! Here’s a collection of exclamation marks designs I drew for the book. Drawing inside of punctuation marks isn’t something I set out to do, it just kind of […]Read more "Hamilton Fringe Fest ~ Jester Sketches 6"
Only 2 weeks ’til the jesters are unleashed. I haven’t been this excited since my parents bought me that gollybooboo. And we all know how exciting those were. Here’s a doodle for the digital records. This panel basically summarizes my show/book’s plot…techno world, unsuspecting citizen being razzed by a devilishly jolly jester. I drew this […]Read more "Hamilton Fringe Fest ~ Jester Sketches 5"
I can’t take this much longer, this ‘digging through sketchbooks’ stuff. Gawd. A guy can only handle so much reflecting! It’s messing with my concept of time. I keep thinking ~ “Really? That was 20 years ago…already?” Time is a wily one. I actually don’t think it’s a forward moving, linear concept. I think time is […]Read more "Hamilton Fringe 2014 ~ Jester Sketches 4"
Drawings circa 2001-2003 Let’s face it. I draw a lot of faces. Faces depict character, and mood, too. Looking back through my pages it’s easy to see what mood I was in without any words whatsoever. Predominately glum, scared, or angry, sad to say. Imagine if I hadn’t had art to channel it all…I’d be […]Read more "Hamilton Fringe 2014 ~ Jester Sketches 3"
Here’s another page from my sketchbooks. This one circa 2008, drawn during a university lecture I seem to remember. And if my incessant habit of drawing technology-infused cartoon characters is any indication, we will all be wearing satellite dishes on our heads in the future. You heard it here first. (I’m not anti-tech by the way. […]Read more "Fringe 2014 ~ Jester Sketches 2"
It’s hard not to get sucked into ‘remember when’ moments whilst looking through sketchbooks. You either flip the page really quickly, or succumb to the vacuous memories. I’m in the memory vac. This sketch was drawn in 2004, about a year after I moved to Japan. I wasn’t drawing much those days ~ actually, I […]Read more "Fringe 2014 ~ Jester Sketches 1"
I’m of the mind that ideas are found, not made. Like a sculpture hiding within a stone, we can find the idea if we are on the right frequency. And what frequency is that exactly? One that is unique and purposeful to each person. For me I need a healthy life rhythm, a supportive circle, […]Read more "Ideas Are Found, Then Made"