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TIM, OF LEGEND. A little morning drawing of Tim Schafer of Double Fine.
TWO DRAWINGS OF CHARLES BUKOWSKI.
"The trouble with these people
is that their cities
have never been bombed
and their mothers have never been told
to shut up.”
—from “Trouble,” from the “Hostage” recording
San Pedro, 1980
SAMMY DANCIN’ JR.
I had to figure out what goes in a Chicago hot dog, and it’s crazy. Whole pickle spears, multiple peppers, tomato slices—it’s like a vinegar salad on top of a weiner, loosely held together by an inedibly giant roll. I had one a couple years ago outside the Field Museum—“a real Chicago hot dog!” I thought, excited to be in Chicago and about to look at a bunch of dinosaur skeletons—and then a minute later my face shirt front was covered in hot dog toppings. How many long things with skins are you expected to be able to bite through at once in Chicago? Seven? Eleven? More than eleven?
Here is my perfect hotdog, are you ready? It’s very simple. Take one (1) crummy, cheap, steamed, wrinkled white bread hot dog bun; squirt a smallish amount of mayonnaise THAT’S RIGHT MAYONNAISE into the bun crotch; place one (1) weiner, or “frankfurter” if you speak one of the Germanic languages, into the mayoed bun crotch. The mayo acts as a delicious glue for your dog. On top of your one (1) dog and one (1) bun put a small amount of yellow mustard, twice that amount of ketchup (catsup if you’re a Francophone), a light dusting of white onions, and a little relish to one side. Serve in groups of three; eat as quickly as possible, before your stomach realizes what you’re doing to it and closes up shop. Burp your barbaric yawp all throughout the day; you’ve earned it.
Stop and Frisk
THE FIRST PRESIDENT. For the upcoming portraits show FACE VALUE at Telegraph Gallery, opening on December 6th. 5” x 7”, ink and watercolor on bristol. Available for sale at the gallery opening, then online as well if no one snaps it up (fools!).
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS. An “Hour Drawing,” one of a series of commissions taking at least an hour, usually 2 or more, to do. When time allows they’re available to buy here, and you can see the 200+ set of them so far here. Subject suggestion for this one was “Dia de los Muertos.”