Thursday, December 31, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Jazz 4 - Flute and keyboard

I just remember sitting at a small bar table having a couple beers with Devin Sexson while he drew and I wrote some notes. The jazz review I wrote was paired with the drawings he made in the student newspaper of Montana State University in Bozeman, the Exponent.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Jazz 3 - Flute

Here's another of Devin's jazz drawings for the jazz reviews I wrote for the Exponent newspaper.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Jazz 2 - Tenor Sax

Here's another of Devin Sexson's jazz drawings, created for a series of jazz show reviews that he and I wrote and drew for the Exponent student newspaper at Montana State in Bozeman in the mid 1980's.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Jazz 1 - Drums and Bass

This is one in a series of images Devin Sexson made of jazz performances in Bozeman, MT in the mid 1980's. I was writing for the student newspaper, The Exponent, and asked Devin to come along with me to some jazz shows. I wrote reviews about the shows and he drew what the shows looked like. I paired his images with my reviews in the newspaper. These images convey exactly what those shows felt like.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Exponent Ad

Devin Sexon made a couple ads for the Exponent Newspaper at Montana State University that I don't think were ever used. Here is one.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Meanwhile, Back in Kansas

Poor Toto. I don't know the story behind this one, but Toto seems to be cut out from another piece of paper and glued onto this one. The comic practices the cut-up technique that is its subject matter. I love Devin's Kansas landscape here, the vivid but spare land lines, the surreal and strangely beckoning plants, and the one huge flower with distinct leaves in the corner with his signature. I also like Dorothy's expansive and maybe even slightly menacing cape and hair. And that cut out dog, which is just a smudge but perfectly captures the spirit of the dog Toto in the Wizard of Oz film.