Thursday, February 27, 2014

Charles A. Hartman Fine Art

The gallery that represents me, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, has relaunched their site. I believe it would be categorized by people in my Ohio hometown as "right purty." Take a gander.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Post It, Seattle

Tonight in Seattle! Visit some tiny drawings, hang out, wear flannel. Do it.

The details:

Foxing &Friends
7pm at The Fantagraphics Book Store
1201 S. Vale Street (at Airport Way S.)
Seattle, Washington

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Night Life of Crime

If you missed last night's late night posting: Episode 4 of Forlorn TV is live. This one's got it all: Batman, Winnie-the-Pooh, theft, thwarted abductions (sort of), pajamas, and unrequited love. Subscribe for a new episode every Monday!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Story Shapes

Via io9: great illustrations (by Maya Eilam) of Kurt Vonnegut's theories of archetypal stories. There's certainly room for argument about these, but they're a compelling, elegantly simple way to think about narrative structure.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Boing Boing, Bolling

Ruben Bolling (creator of the great Tom the Dancing Bug, a lifesaver for me while working a day job back in Columbus, Ohio) gave a nice shout out to Life with Mr. Dangerous on Boing Boing's Gweek podcast! Listen in as two men I respect immensely stuggle with my cumbersome last name.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

David's Teatime

I'm not sure when David Matthews started sending me his work. I know it was during his university days. Regardless, it was beautiful work then, and it's only gotten better since.

Treat yourself to some of his gorgeous line art while I look at some of the ridiculously nice prints of his I've squirreled away here in the studio.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Getting Hairy

If you missed it on Monday: this week's Forlorn TV takes us into the future's past, examining one of the greatest inventions we never knew we needed. Many thanks to special guest storyteller (and all around great comedian) Joe McAdam.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Asli Arduman of XOXO Magazine was kind enough to ask me some questions. I answered, apparently in Turkish. Give it a read.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Forlorn Facebook

I finally set up a public Facebook page, because apparently there's this thing called "the internet." Like it. Follow it. Or whatever it is you do. Boop. Beep. Future.

Forlorn TV Ep. 2: Expectations

Walking around like you own the goddamn place.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

"It Either Works or It Doesn't"

Splitsider's posted a great conversation with Pee-wee's Playhouse artist Wayne White about his pre-Pee-wee cartooning (among other subjects). Give it a read, and if you haven't seen Beauty is Embarrassing, please correct the error of your ways.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

I'm a Mitzvah

Comedy Bang! Bang! director Ben Berman's great short film I'm a Mitzvah just landed on Vimeo and we're all the better for it.

Well written, well shot, well-conceived all around. Plus: penises.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Artists Authors, Strand, AV Club

On February 6th at the Strand, I'll be signing copies of my new portrait collection, Artists Authors Thinkers Directors, of which The Onion's AV Club recently gave a nice review.

The details for the event are rumored to be:

Thursday, February 6th at 7pm
The Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway

If you're in the New York area, come by, say hello, and have me scrawl your face without looking at the drawing. Apologies in advance for making you look so melty.

Forlorn TV

As was announced on yesterday's episode of Comedy Bang! Bang!, I've launch a YouTube channel, Forlorn TV. This will be an ongoing series of animated monologues, shorts, and occasional bumbling buddy cops. In other words, it'll be a mix of things. But probably a little sad, and a little weird. Seems a safe bet.

So Subscribe! And I'll see you next Monday...

Blobby, Blobby Blobby (Blobby)

I only recently discovered Mr. Blobby from Noel's House Party and I'm sorry that my life has been lacking that particular nightmare.

Monday, February 3, 2014

LAs of the Recent Past

Thanks to everyone who came out to the LA Art Book Fair. And thanks to Boing Boing for the shout out and Secret Headquarters for hosting me. I was blown away by the attendance and scope of that event, and I'll hope to be in town for the next one.

Dragons of Comedy

It was a great pleasure to be on the most recent Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast, especially with two of my my favorite CBB guests, Doug Benson and Matt Besser. Have a listen.

Thanks to Scott for having me on. And more on what I was plugging soon...