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!


JimmyG said...

Funny, I just heard that Clash song yesterday. Can't wait to see more!

Unknown said...

Nice works!