Travel

Tales from on the ROAD:

Hotel Holiday

 Posted by on August 9, 2014  Drawings, Family, Lefties, Travel
Aug 092014
 
Hotel Holiday

My Brother Jo and his family recently invited Julia and I to join them, and my Dad and his wife Wendy, for a holiday in Mexico. We’ve had a rocky time of things the past few years, and this was a wonderful opportunity to relax. Despite feeling ill the entire time, I did some sketching, and broke in a beautiful [..read more..]

The Pier

 Posted by on July 15, 2012  Drawings, Travel
Jul 152012
 
The Pier

I recently worked in LA, helping my buddy RHODE with his personal project, brain-storming together in an intense schedule that did not leave time for much other than work. But on my last weekend in LA, Julia came to town, and we managed to squeeze in a day of sketching on the beach. While everyone else was wearing swimsuits, we [..read more..]

Capay Valley

 Posted by on June 26, 2012  Drawings, Travel
Jun 262012
 
Capay Valley

Last weekend, Julia and I went up to the CAPAY VALLEY, a picturesque farming area about 2 hours drive from San Francisco, to attend an OUTSTANDING IN THE FIELD farm-dinner. The trip made a good excuse for a weekend of drawing. Our posh dinner was set for Sunday so we planned to devote all of Saturday to exploring and sketching. [..read more..]

France Sketches

 Posted by on February 6, 2012  Drawings, JourneyMan, Travel
Feb 062012
 
France Sketches

Last Weekend, Julia and I returned from a fantastic 2-week visit to France. Our first few days in Paris were a blur of activity; sight-seeing, visiting the Musée d’Orsay, and meeting with my old friends from when I worked at Disney Paris (in 1990). Then we got on one of those fancy TGV trains, and spent the next few days down [..read more..]

Mendocino Towers

 Posted by on May 26, 2011  Drawings, Travel
May 262011
 
Mendocino Towers

The northern California town of Mendocino has some very distinctive and quirky architecture. One prominent feature is the towers looming all over town. At first, I thought they were observation towers or merely a quirk of a long-ago architect, neither of which explained the sheer number of them. It took me a while to realise that they were in fact [..read more..]

Mendocino Sketch-trip

 Posted by on May 24, 2011  Drawings, Travel
May 242011
 
Mendocino Sketch-trip

Last weekend, Julia and I went up to the North coast on a sketching trip. I’ll have some more pics to post later but to begin with, here is a beaten down old truck we stumbled on towards the outskirts of the lovely little town of Mendocino. The weather was beautiful & sunny, and despite occasional gusts of strong coastal [..read more..]

Big Sur

 Posted by on February 1, 2011  Drawings, Friends, Travel
Feb 012011
 
Big Sur

My current pocket sketchbook has a long history; it was purchased in 2002, drawn in sporadically until 2004, then lost and only just found again late last year. Consequently, there are OLD sketches amongst the new, such as these from a trip in 2004, when Bosco, myself and Chris (pictured below) went driving south along highway #1 (along the coast) [..read more..]

YARD SALE!

 Posted by on August 2, 2010  Conventions, Nerve Bomb, Travel
Aug 022010
 
YARD SALE!

COMIC CON, 2010: This year, Rhode & I had thought we wouldn’t be able to follow-through with our recent tradition of a COMIC CON BOOTH THEME; whereby we decorate our booth to look like… well, something other than a boring old Comic Con booth. A bit of silliness that we have been indulging ourselves in for the past 4 years [..read more..]

The Magnificent Seven

 Posted by on September 27, 2009  Friends, Thoughts, Travel
Sep 272009
 
The Magnificent Seven

PROLOG I meant to post this earlier, but got waylaid by technical difficulties and the distractions of real life. So, without further ado, here’s the story of an adventure from this time LAST year. In September 2008, I went back to my hometown, met up with 6 childhood friends– Some having known each-other ever since kindergarten— and together the 7 [..read more..]

the Emerald City

 Posted by on April 8, 2009  Conventions, Travel
Apr 082009
 
the Emerald City

Last weekend I flew from Portland to Seattle for the Emerald City Comic Con. It was the first time since around 2002 that I have gone to a comic Convention as an attendee rather than an exhibitor and I had a lovely time. The inspiration for the trip was to see my pals Ted and Derek, (exhibiting at this particular [..read more..]

Gone Walkin’

 Posted by on September 30, 2008  Travel, Updates
Sep 302008
 
Gone Walkin'

I have just recently completed a 4 day/5 nights trek with six old hometown buddies that had been in planning for the past few months. The seven of us met up in our home town and then went on a bush walk carrying about 25 Kilos (50 pounds) worth of gear as we walked through a beautiful part of our [..read more..]