This last Monday I had the privilege of attending a preview night at the Portland Opera, along with about twenty other comics artists. The Opera company set us up with pre-show drinks and appetizers, a backstage tour, and then set us to work drawing the show. It was great fun, and terrific chance to cross-pollinate with some fancier forms of local arts culture. Here are some of mine, but check out the other work at the Opera link above!
Between this and the Maryhill Museum’s comics exhibition, we’re feeling rather posh. If you’re in Portland and looking for a fun day trip, head out just past the Dalles on i-84 and take in one of the craziest, loveliest museums you’ve ever seen.
Their current exhibition showcases a huge amount of Portland comics talent (I have a Sea Freak page up there), but they also have a great collection of Rodin, some crazy French fashion mini-mannequins, a whole section of Native American crafts and tools… Plus, there’s a lot of good wineries nearby, to round out your afternoon with a tasting or two.
It’s spectacula like Dracula!