Sketches of Sound 7: Megan Kelso

This is the seventh occurrence of a little project called “Sketches of Sound”: inviting illustrators to sketch something sound-related. I post the drawing as the background of my Twitter account,, and then share a bit of information about the illustrator back on Call it “curating Twitter.”

The above drawing was done for me for this project by Megan Kelso, the talented comics artist whose long-in-the-works graphic novel Artichoke Tales was published earlier this year by Fantagraphics. Her Watergate Sue serial ran in the Sunday magazine of the New York Times in 2007 ( Kelso contributed several comics to the work I edited at Pulse! between 1992 and 2002, when the magazine closed down (full list at

I usually post a new “Sketches of Sound” entry on the third Tuesday of a given month, but this one is going up a week early, in time for this coming weekend’s Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco. I’ll be interviewing Kelso from noon to 1:00pm on Saturday, October 16. More on the APE event at

More on Megan Kelso at her website,

The previous “Sketches of Sound” contributors were, in alphabetical order, Brian Biggs, Warren Craghead III, Dylan Horrocks, Minty Lewis, Hannes Pasqualini, and Thorsten Sideb0ard.

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