Monthly Archives: August 2016

Chicago Notes, 4. Two Museums

It’s impish of me to compare them, but I think what I’m really doing is comparing my behaviour, my state, in the both. At the queue-a-lot Art Institute of Chicago I’m all creeping, hushed and like I’m back in school. … Continue reading

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Chicago Notes, 3. Records

On North Milwaukee looking for a breakfast without a mile-long queue (the french toast is that good – really?) we stumble upon Reckless Records. We give it a quick reccy, get the layout, and then slip into Filter Cafe next door. … Continue reading

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Chicago Notes, 2. Blues

A Sunday morning, Bucktown. B. helps kick it all off. She’s become my lookout for the accidental Rothko paintings made on the walls about towns. Here are some of them; here are some of Chicago’s blues. In order: Bucktown Carwash; … Continue reading

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Chicago Notes, 1. Lost

Everybody’s lost – I’m not pretending I’m not…* Lostness: as the physical manifestation of a state of feeling lost. Just like dropping things in the kitchen, bumping into stuff – B. says this is when I’m not truly grounded, centred. … Continue reading

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Illustration Friday: Tiny

Look, I genuinely don’t know. And that’s quite fun. I don’t think I’ve ever looked at a piece I’ve done quite so much. I caught some of Regular Show today on Cartoon Network (it’s research, ok?, and anyway I was … Continue reading

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Illustration Friday: Viking

This week’s submission for the topic. Again, not a subject that immediately had me punching the air, but again… going for it. I eschewed and foreswore (that’s satisfying to say out loud) a horned helmet thing, as I think I read … Continue reading

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Lines about Carl Larsson

There’s a nice naughtiness in drawing a line between the Swedish artist Carl Larsson and the Sunday Express cartoonist ‘Giles’. (An additional niceness to find his first name, too, was Carl.) I grew up with those newspaper cartoons and the paperback annuals … Continue reading

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