I’m catching up on my blog posts, so this one’s a little late. This last June, I got to see another of Book-It Theater’s fine productions, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay based off the book by the same title written by Michael Chabon with the theater adaptation directed by Myra Platt. I admit it was a bit meta to be an artist doing sketches of a play about artists, but it was a lot of fun! Great performances and a great season. Can’t wait for next year!
Comic books? What are those?
Kavalier and Clay have ambitions
Fleshing out the “Escapist.”
Pitching the idea.
It felt very meta sketching about a play about making comics.
Even though it’s pitch black in the theater, it’s a lot of fun to do these gestures!
Throughout college and high school I rarely doodled in my notes. But these days, my hands get too fidgety whenever I have to listen to someone for a long period of time, and I feel the urge to sketch. For some reason, sketching helps me pay attention to the speaker. Maybe I should’ve done this earlier.
Back in October, Olwen and I went on a two-week medical mission trip to Cambodia. We held a half-dozen clinics in the towns of Barai and Battambang providing medical, dental, and optometry care with each clinic seeing around 200-300 patients a day. Obviously I don’t have a medical background, but I worked in intake preparing the patients for their appointments and taking their blood pressure. Olwen worked in the Children’s Ministry where they taught the local children various songs, crafts, hula dance, and a skit of Daniel in the lions den. During the course of the trip, I brought a blank moleskine with me and documented some of what I saw while I was over there. This was my first ever mission trip and my first time traveling to Southeast Asia. Here are a couple highlights from my sketchbook with more drawings after the jump.
Thursday (10/18): View from behind the Solar Cafe during lunch.