This past weekend’s Saturday Night Drink n’ Draw was one for the record books. Eric Bartholomew, friend and author of the ‘Junk Drawer’ Zine series brought out his trunk of 90’s Nicktoons original artwork. Behold! Cels, layout drafts, and hand-painted backgrounds from Rwn and Stimpy, SpongeBob SquarePants, and The Fairly Oddparents!!!
We barely got any drawing done simply because there was so much to discuss and admire in these gorgeous works of art!
Last night at Saturday Night Drink n Draw, I was joined by Emily Lofquist and her boyfriend Dave. We ate burgers, talked about the upcoming Comfort Station shows, and drew some comics and exquisite corpses together. A fun night with two SNDnD inductees!
Last night at Saturday Night Drink n Draw at Chi PRC, we experimented with a new drawing exercise inspired by the speed and chance of a roulette, spontaneous mark-making, and the collaborative spirit of exquisite corpses. We each took a piece of paper, made one mark on the page, and then passed it on to the next person, who followed suite. The idea is to not think about what you’re trying to create, but to let the fellow artists be inspired by the lines and marks they’ve provided for you. The exercise provided some really fascinating results. We timed ourselves for 5 minutes.
Participants included Dean Johnson, Natalie Wasler, Allyson Frazier, Jen Rickert, Jen’s friend, Dee, and myself.
A cool drink n draw despite a packed crowd of drunk Santas, reindeers, and elves at Hungry Brain. Tom Simmons basked in the glow of the arcade game, Mason Johnson relayed tales of debauchery and misplaced college projectors, and a incomprehensible jam comic was created with the help of Sarah Wawrzaszek, Johnny Misfit, and a woman named Lisa.
Saturday Night Drink n’ Draw in my grandma’s basement in North Henderson, Il. Pictured here are my cousins, brother and mom. This was one of the best DnD events yet! It’s always really exciting to get the scroll out from the garage.
Here is an 8-page mini comic created in collaboration by participants of last night’s Saturday Night Drink n’ Draw at Chi Prc. Thanks to Allyson Frazier, Danielle O'Donaghue, Johnny Misfit, and Sarah Wawrzaszek.