Worldwide Sketchcrawl Day at the Lan Su Chinese Garden

There has been very little sketching to report at this blog lately, but I'm not slacking: I'm busy preparing for Stumptown Comics Fest! My table partner Molly and I will be at B-19, which is just about straight to the back corner of the room directly across from the entrance. This will be my first time tabling there, after two years tabling at the smaller, more casual Portland Zine Symposium. I'll have a new minicomic, three (three!!) urban sketching collections, postcards, and all the older works (Dangerous Aromas, The Month In Comics, Ancestors of Hair Metal). It's great to be finishing up new projects for public consumption, but my nose has been to the grindstone for weeks now. I was very happy to take a break from comics and layout software to spend an afternoon in the sun with the urban sketchers.

Lan Su Chinese Garden - Door Lan Su Chinese Garden - Dragon

Lan Su Chinese Garden - Stone Lan Su Chinese Garden - Flowers
Lan Su Chinese Garden - City

Lan Su Chinese Garden - Tree

Lan Su Chinese Garden - Tiles

We didn't all arrive at the garden at once, so when we gathered again at the gates it was surprising that we had become a large group! And jovial, as several of us were just back from vacations, or just leaving on vacations, and there were new sketchers, and we were all pleased to see each other and to finally get a break from sketching in the rain. Best way to spend a summer afternoon!