Saturday, August 06, 2011

Won't Bow, Don't Know How

Here's the thing:
Last October I booked Hurray For The Riff Raff at Front Room, and it went off without a hitch. I did a crazy poster and turned the gallery into an enchanted forest and it was a pretty great evening down on E. 36th street.

Thursday, August 4th, 2011:
My old homie Brandon Graham posted this thing about Starwatcher, a very great Moebius drawing- with his, and Moritat's shots taken at it. Great, great stuff. Also: A killer interview with Brandon, HERE.

Monday, August 8th, 2011:
Hurray For The Riff Raff is coming back to Cleveland, and playing at The Beachland Tavern with Samuel Doores & The Tumbleweeds, and Crooked River Blues Band.

The stars pretty much aligned for this one. I really wanted to have this piece done sooner, but I feel like I've been scrambling for a while now. So on the other hand, I feel great that I got it done at all! Also, if I had done it sooner, it would not have had the influence of this Moebius jam, at the calling of challenge from Comics Trenche Warlord Brandon Graham. The title of this blog post is the name of the amazing HBO series Treme's first season. Treme is a show about Post-Katrina New Orleans, which featured a couple cameos by Hurray For The Riff Raff in an episode of season 2.

Here's the line art:

Oh, here's the Moebius art, Starwatcher:


Anonymous said...

Saw the show last October and it was fantastic. Can't wait to see the same lineup at the Beachland.

John G said...

Awesome! I'll see ya there, whoever you are!