Early Drawings

Here are some more drawings from my very young self.

Epic battle with Batman, Spiderman and Hulk
Epic battle with a crabclaw monster
Epic battle with Godzilla
Crow-dude, a character of my own invention.

Harry and Hazzel in Haunter Hex

In doing some research for a school project, I found this comic I made as a kid.

Back then, I was deeply inspired by both Tom & Jerry comics, and The Cricket in Times Square.

Cover page to comic
Look at that storm! It was a very dark and stormy night!
car driving in the rain
I’ll translate my youthful handwriting. The top panel reads “Driving home, from a trip, in a car they built, Harry, Hazzle, Jester, and larry feel uneasy about the storm.” Then, “The car is very neat. It has jets in the back, and ??? in the front.” The next panel reads “The bridge the(y) had to cross was down.”

I always made my characters live in over designed houses, and drive over designed vehicles that they made themselves.

A formidable castle in the distance
“They saw this and went in.”
“Look! We can park over there. See.”
“Alright.”

The castle (there probably wasn’t a motel anywhere) was on a cliff, of course. And you can see the purple door, even from this far away.

A huge castle door
“Look how far up that is!”
“Just for a door!”
“Lets see you find a peep hole in that thing!”
“It sure is lopsided!! It has weird carvings on it.”

I remember thinking the door was off when I drew it, so I worked that into the conversation, as though it was on purpose.

I can’t find the rest of the story. I know they found a smaller door and gained entrance to the castle, and had adventures inside. But, I can’t remember what happened.

The Septic Bank

The Septic Bank

Back in the 90’s, I bought some cheap pick-ups at Ted’s music in Baltimore, and I installed them in some galvanized buckets and trashcans. This became my electric drum set – the bucket drum set.

Bucket Drum set

I was very pleased with this approach.

I made a few recordings with these, and even played out with mh pal, Diana Froley, at the Theater Project, and a small club near the stadium. The name of the club eludes me as I type this.

I would mic them, and also run them through some guitar pedals into a mixer/PA.

I decided to release some of the tracks on Bandcamp.

http://doorjam.bandcamp.com/album/the-septic-bank

Dolomite is my name…

Rudy Ray Moore

I just found this gem.

Birds of a Feather

Two new dioramas for an upcoming show at Fleckenstein Gallery in Hampden, “…and Your Birds can Sing.”

Alred Hitchcock and Edgar Allen Poe sitting with a Raven on a bench
Max Ernst dreamt he was a bird.

These will join Larry Bird and the Bird’s Nest.

Bird Dioramas grouped together
A banner that reads: And your bird can sing.
Opening crowd at Fleckenstein
Me, standing on the steps.
Installed Dioramas