David Rhoden: News

May 11, 2018

Stack Yak, from 2004

Way back when, I used to care about things, sorta. Not like "care" in the sense of try to make the world better, but more like "care" in the sense of take action, even if the action was silly or absurd. 

In 2004 I was in the middle of getting divorced. I'm terrible with dates, so if a judge asked me when I got divorced I'd have no idea, but this stupid PDF that I've linked here takes me back to an exact point in the divorce proceedings.

I was quite unhappy. One of my responses was to create nonsensical things. It was about this time I got really into making big artwork, luchadors and amputees. And I made this silly band newsletter too. We gave these out at shows. We had very little merch.

I just found the one existing copy of it so I present it here for no reason. Something I thought was funny fourteen years ago. I think I know who wrote that "review" of the band. Some things about it sound like me, I'm pretty sure edited it (added the boring gear details), but others not at all. (....Eli?)

Click to read it here: Stack Yak, #1

May 11, 2018

this took about three hours start to finish


I want to do something animated at least once a week, even if it's basic. This 11-frame animation took from about 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. from start to finish. Animated straight ahead on my light box, then scanned. There are faster ways.

May 10, 2018

totally disorganized

I thought the whole point of being in a rock and roll band was to be totally disorganized but I felt like doing it anyway. Behold, the Songbook. For now it's just the new songs we're working on, but I hope it'll eventually document the set so that we don't forget anything, and if God forbid we ever have a new member we can hand him or her these basic notes.

And, design people, in case you're wondering, yes, it is correctly impositioned to allow for spread layouts.

May 08, 2018

this last weekend

Rode up to Chattanooga with Gina to visit the folks, then went down to Birmingham to deliver a portrait Gina did to the woman who commissioned it.

After that we didn't have much to do so we ate food then went out the the Birmingham dog track to watch and bet on the Kentucky Derby. Our bets were amateurish but we had a good time. They had pool tables and we watched a greyhound race live, with the other five people who seemed to be interested. I'd never seen a dog race. They send that bunny around for the dogs to chase and it's hard not to watch it yourself.

The woman in charge of the pool cues and balls said "Yeah, we're gonna have the Derby on the big screen for y'all."I said, "Oh, great; where's the big screen?" and she answered, "The wall."

I took some basically accidental photos of the dog track that I think really capture its essence.




Here's Gina's portrait of Carolyn Wade (with all the heads she made):

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