Ahoy Reader! Wishing a safe and happy burn to everyone heading out to Black Rock City this week. I’m not going to make the trip to the desert this year, but I will have some artwork installed at Kamp Suckie Fuckaye, 4:30 & Esplanade. Stop by and say ‘hello’ if you’re in the neighborhood!
1948 – 2018
On April 28th, Burning Man founder Larry Harvey passed away. Although I met Larry only once, I have long admired his work as an artist and as a visionary. His ideas have inspired countless people worldwide, and he has left behind a vibrant and very unique legacy which continues to grow and evolve well beyond him. Rest in peace, Larry. Thanks for everything. You will be missed.
Ahoy Reader! Burning Man’s syndicated run of Drink Water! will be coming to an end soon, but never fear! New episodes will resume in 2018 with a second syndicated run scheduled to begin in 2019. If you’ve enjoyed their run so far, leave a comment under the comic and let them know. And stay tuned, there’s a lot more to come! . . . )'( . . .
Here’s a pic of my Drink Water! mural at Burning Man 2017. It measured 8×16 feet and was pasted up at Center Camp on Saturday before the gates opened. Unfortunately, I was not able to make it out to the desert this year, but my good friend Sharyn Gigglz arrived early and offered to hang the artwork for me. Extra special gigantic thanks go out to Sharyn and her Philly Shrine team for doing such a great job on the install!!! I hope to make it back out there for 2018! Praise Jawn! . . . )'( . . .
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 lady 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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