Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Drawing Conclusions: Part One

Alright my friends! Today I’m trying something brand new: man-on-the-street-style comics-reporting with attached audio. It’s a little bit Journal Comic, a little bit editorial, and a little bit mini-Podcast and I don’t know if it will work or not. But as my man Chesterton says "Anything worth doing is worth doing badly."

Here’s the scoop:

Over the last weekend I attended the New York Comic Con (the link leads to an article about my friends Dave and Raina). But I also spent a good chunk of time at the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in Zuccotti park. I brought a mini audio recorder (thanks Dane!), a camera and a sketchbook and I came away with a couple hours of audio files, songs, conversations ...and a whole lot of experiences that I wanted to share. Better still, bouncing between the Comic Con and the OWS Protests offered interesting points of comparison. For me, each event threw the other into sharp contrast. It made a good story.

So over the next couple weeks I’m going to try to get as much of the story drawn and posted as I am able. This comic is unusual for me because the backdrop is something political. I will eventually draw conclusions and offer some of my own thoughts, but that isn't the point really. Truly my main goal here is to set down, in my own way, some little personal moments.

In other words, the good stuff.

So without further preamble, lets get to the comics:

And for today’s audio, a link to one of my all time favorite travelin’ songs:
I used to listen to this on every long car trip.
(The rest of the audio sections will be from my own tapes. I promise).

Finally, here is a link to some posts by my friend Daniel Nichols: Click here, here and here. This is what touched off the discussion with Andy that lead me to Wall Street.