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Entries from February 2013

Joseph Knowles

February 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment

“Joseph Knowles” was a theatrical piece I concocted for the Oberlin Dance Collective, back in 1977, back in San Francisco.  It was based on the story of Knowles, who stripped naked and entered the Maine woods one summer day in 1913, vowing to return after two months, fully dressed and in perfect health.  His progress […]

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There’s More Than Meets the Eye

February 26th, 2013 · No Comments

I often performed this vent bit with Eddie back in the ’90s, including, if memory serves, a couple of TV appearances.  Here’s an excerpt:

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February 20th, 2013 · 1 Comment

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February 19th, 2013 · 4 Comments

Some drapery studies, from the sketchbook.  

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Index Cards (35)

February 11th, 2013 · 2 Comments

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February 7th, 2013 · 1 Comment

A skyline in Buenos Aires, from my hotel window.

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Captain Cap Buttons

February 6th, 2013 · No Comments

These pinbacks are given to the first twelve who purchase Captain Cap, Volume 1.  I based the button on the only known photograph of Albert Caperon, the real Captain Cap.

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Captain Cap, Volume One

February 5th, 2013 · No Comments

Alphonse Allais was a peerless French humorist, celebrated posthumously by the Surrealists for his elegant style and disturbing imagination.  Among other things, he wrote a series of wonderful stories about his friend Albert Caperon.  In Allais’s hands, “Captain Cap” became an adventurer and inventor, with a disdain for bureaucracy and a heroic thirst for cocktails.  […]

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