Monday, February 23, 2009

Farewell Blogger. Hello New Website!

Thank you to everyone who has followed my blog over the past two and a half years. I've decided to merge my poorly-neglected portfolio site and this semi-updated blog into one website. Hopefully the result will be a happy new place you guys will enjoy spending some time at!

DuttonArt - Words and Pictures

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As I mentioned in an earlier post, I've been working toward a new goal, which may or may not fly with everyone; art and literary journalism. I always cringe when I hear about a celebrity of some sort announcing a bold new direction. Like the dude from N'Sync taking up writing, or Joaquin Phoenix taking up music. I'm sure they can do it, but I tend to be skeptical, so I feel embarrassed for them ahead of time. Luckily, I'm not a celebrity. I'm also keen on embarrassing myself. So I have some room to be flexible. I'm also no Steinbeck, but I hope you guys will humor me anyway.

Of course, you'll notice a lot of familiar material, presented in a much more accessible format. A lot of my sketchjournal images throughout this blog have been catalogued by book, year, or travels in the gallery section. And of course, you can always revisit the one hundred seventeen posts I've left behind.

Thanks again, and see you at the new site!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Two Cafes

This will probably be the last post before I unveil the new website/blog. I'm thiiiiiis close to being done with it and I'm pretty excited about showing it to you guys! Here's a couple more journal pages to help tide you over.

This first one is from inside Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe in Emeryville. I've been eating there for three years, and I've yet to collect all the novelty tables. That is, some of the tables have themes - novelty items, toys, etc - encased in clear resin, and I collect them by sitting at each table to eat. So far, I have the Batman, bottlecap, and Operation board game tables. There may be a couple more that I'm forgetting. I've made it a goal not to 'cheat' and look at a table unless I've been sat at it in order to 'add it to my collection'.. Pretty silly, huh? It's kind of a silly place though. At any rate, I added the Pez table over the weekend. Sweet!

And this one is a view of the Homemade Cafe from within the MoJoe Cafe. I left out a number of cars, parked or otherwise. This journal has fine grooves in the paper, which makes it hard to guide a pencil sometimes. Like trying to drive smoothly over a washboard road. But I like the effect. It allows me to loosen up and not worry about drawing straight lines, which everyone knows I'm pretty firmly against doing anyhow. You guys might remember this cafe as shown in my comic a couple months ago. I renamed it MoJoe to blend my two favorite local spots.

See you guys soon!

Monday, February 09, 2009

New Journal Pages

Work on the website revamp is coming along nicely. Design work is done, and is now just a matter of filling the site with content. In the meantime, I've been keeping pages in a new journal, this time in a square format book by