Keeping this streak going, I’ve got the next chapter of Spoilers for y’all. It’s a short one, but fairly significant.
We’re winding down on this one here, thanks to everyone who’s been following it the whole way down.
Some things are going on in Cleveland and I would like to share them with you.
Most importantly, the great Catherine Irwin will be playing at the Beachland Tavern on November 12th. If you remember my post of the most influential records of the past decade, you’ll remember seeing Catherine’s Cut Yourself a Switch. It really is some of the best song writing in a long time. And when you’re in the same room as those sound waves, it touches your bones. Looking forward to it.
I also had the absolute honor of putting together a show poster for the event. It was very cool to go into the record store last night and see my art on the wall.
Yeah, I’ve done a few of these goosey-necked women recently, but this one has a specific meaning to it! I swear.
Speaking of Waterloo road, I went to see Dan Tranberg’s solo show open up last night at Arts Collinwood. Dan always makes such beautiful work — I had seen a lot of this work online previously, but the flatness of the pieces belies how much depth there is. Each work is filled with so much detail that can only be appreciated by the naked eye. It relates to a comment Dan made about how a big aspect of the work is about reminding us in a way of why we have physical objects and why they’ll never go away, regardless of how persistent digital culture becomes. The show will be open for a couple more weeks, so maybe when you come to see Catherine Irwin you can stop by.
Concubine— Dan Tranberg, 2010
Since you know how cool that Waterloo Road is, would you believe that there’s even more reason to hang out there? Cleveland’s Genghis Con is returning for its second year on November 27th from noon to 6. It’s not official official yet, but I will be there with all the great stuff I had on display at PIX. Hope you guys can stop by! John G provides another fantastic image for the flyer, see below.
But before we get carried away with all that great stuff in the coming month, be sure to check out Ashley Brooke Toussant and her band kick it at the Grog Shop in little over a week, on November 3rd. You will be glad that you did.
One Final Shout
Surely you’re all familiar with the reputable online comics rag The Daily Crosshatch, run by Mr. Brian Heater. Yes? Good. Well, I become aware somewhat recently that new buddy L. Nichols (who does one of the most refreshing “diary comics” I’ve come across) has been manning the Crosshatch Dispatch. She was super nice enough to throw a link my way for my review of The Whale. To return the favor, I’m directing all of you to check out everything she does. Get to it.
I’ve got so much to blog about, it’s a little otc. I still plan on doing a process post where I take you through the making of Chapter 21. Till next time, My Friends.