Thanks for following the ongoing adventures of Drink Water! Those of you who remember the print version of Drink Water! released back in 2008 might recognize this image, this was the opening scene for that issue which told the story of a hot and dusty Wednesday on the playa. That print comic will provide the basic outline for some of our upcoming adventures. Which means that you can look forward to a mud-wrestling match, battling dragons, a Thunderdome fight, and a stilt soccer rematch in the pages to come.
Thanks again for reading Drink Water! And stay tuned! There’s a lot more to come!
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I had the honor of performing in the Burning Man Fire Conclave last year, along with the members of the Aish Tamid Fire Conclave from Philadelphia, PA. Here are some photos of our opening fire painting duet, featuring the renaissance fire painter Neptuno deFishi, as he attempts to paint the lovely Racetrack.
The ‘canvas’ was stretched kevlar fabric over a wooden frame soaked in lamp oil and white gas. The palette and paintbrush were also constructed with kevlar wicks. Thanks to Kevin LeVezu & Jay Shok for the photos, and to the Aish Tamid Fire Conclave for the opportunity to participate in such a spectacular show. Stay tuned for more updates, as I’m sure this scene will find its place in the ongoing saga of Drink Water!
Happy to announce that BurningMan.org has started a syndicated run of Drink Water!, starting from the very first episode. New episodes will post weekly on their website and will continue through the end of 2017. This syndicated run will feature longer episodes, a little extra polish, and a few slight revisions along the way.
So stay tuned!
And Drink Water!
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Ahoy Reader! Happy New Year!
Thanks for following Drink Water! We are just a few weeks away from the end of Book 1. Does that mean our story is done? Hell, no! But it does mean that we’re reaching the end of our first day in Black Rock City.
Once we reach the end of Book 1, we will pause briefly while I spend a few weeks editing and making some slight changes to the script so far. Some pages will come out, other pages will be added in. Look for changes coming to episodes 29, 48, 52, 92, 108, & 126 to name a few. Also, I’m planning to add some additional pages around episodes 17 & 74.
I’ll post updates with the edits as they happen. Once Book 1 is done and ready to print, we’ll move right into Book 2 which picks up our story on Wednesday morning. And Book 2 is a doozy! Dragons! Thunderdome! Mudwrestling! Breakfast! Plus, the ongoing search for Sparkle Pony!
Thanks again for reading, everybody, and stay tuned! There’s a lot more to come in 2016!
Photo by Rick Egan, BRC 2005
Neptune at the Man, Black Rock City 2005.
Happy New Year!
Welcome to 2015! We are now two years into our tale and the action is just ramping up. The remainder of Chapters 5 and 6 will be filled with lots of big fire and explosions, so definitely stick around! The plan is to complete this story arch by the end of 2015, and print a collection in 2016.
Here’s another photo from the archive, Neptune on the Man’s pavilion circa 2005! Keep those home fires burning, everybody, and thanks for stopping by!
Drink Water will be going on a short hiatus. But fear not! New episodes will resume mid November, 2014. I have two painting exhibitions of new work opening next month here in Philadelphia, and there is a lot of work to be done. But stay tuned! As soon as the shows are hung, the episodes shall resume. November 2014!
I’m planning a print collection of Drink Water at the end of Chapter 7, which means that We have 2 1/2 chapters remaining in Book #1. We are currently about 150 print pages into our story, out of about 230 total (estimate). So there’s a lot more to come.
In the meantime, enjoy this picture from the archives. Neptune in Black Rock City, circa 2001. Photo courtesy of Christopher Rainone. Thanks for reading, everybody! Suckie fuckaye!
Photo by Chris Rainone, Black Rock City, 2001