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Sketches of Sound 16: Jesse Baggs

Every month since April 2010, Disquiet.com has hosted a project called “Sketches of Sound,” in which illustrators are invited to draw a sound-related object. I post the drawing as the background of my Twitter account, twitter.com/disquiet, and then share a bit of information about the illustrator back on Disquiet.com. Call it “curating Twitter.”

The 16th entry features this drawing by Jesse Baggs. Baggs grew up in Sacramento, California, close to Fulton Avenue, the street used by Robert Crumb as reference for depictions of urban alienation and decay. Unaware of his neighborhood’s deficiencies, Baggs was happily raised on a steady diet of comics and Star Wars. He has created illustrations and designs for a variety of clients, samples of which can be found on his web sites HardPressedInk.com and JesseBaggs.com. His most recent comic, Congressional Caffeine Caucus Catastrophe!, a meditation on politics, religion, and uppers, can be read on his blog.

The previous “Sketches of Sound” contributors were, in alphabetical order, Brian Biggs, Leela Corman, Warren Craghead III, Owen Freeman, S.L. Gallant, Brian Hagen, Dylan Horrocks, Megan Kelso, Minty Lewis, Natalia Ludmila, Darko Macan, Justin Orr, Hannes Pasqualini, Thorsten Sideb0ard, and Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca.

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Sketches of Sound 15: S.L. Gallant

Every month since April 2010, Disquiet.com has hosted a project called “Sketches of Sound,” in which illustrators are invited to draw a sound-related object. I post the drawing as the background of my Twitter account, twitter.com/disquiet, and then share a bit of information about the illustrator back on Disquiet.com. Call it “curating Twitter.”

For the 15th entry, in time for the Fourth of July, S.L. Gallant volunteered for service. He writes of the piece:

My late father, Larrie Londin (aka Ralph Gallant), was a studio drummer who started out at Motown with a band called the Headliners, the first white band signed to the V.I.P. label. His r&b sound led him to Nashville, where he backed Dolly Parton, Chet Atkins, and Jerry Reed, and was one of the few to work with Elvis. Later, before his death, he played for Steve Perry, of Journey, and prog rocker Adrian Belew, and for all of them it was his unique drum sound that made him an ideal studio musician. My father loved to accumulate all types of percussion instruments, but snare drums were his favorite. That collection filled the house, and the one I remember most was a colonial-style marching snare that we used as an end table.

S.L. Gallant is a comic illustrator, born in Nashville, now living in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Melissa. It was during his time as an on-staff illustrator in advertising and public relations that he developed the ability to mimic various artistic styles and to meet impossible deadlines. These traits have allowed him to artistically jump between titles such as Titan’s magazine versions of Shrek and Monsters vs. Aliens, to BBC’s Torchwood. Currently, he is the regular artist on IDW’s G.I. Joe: Real American Hero, which continues the original storyline of the classic characters, and is written by the series’ creator, Larry Hama.

More of Gallant’s work can be seen at slgallant.com and his blog, slgallant.wordpress.com.

The previous “Sketches of Sound” contributors were, in alphabetical order, Brian Biggs, Leela Corman, Warren Craghead III, Owen Freeman, Brian Hagen, Dylan Horrocks, Megan Kelso, Minty Lewis, Natalia Ludmila, Darko Macan, Justin Orr, Hannes Pasqualini, Thorsten Sideb0ard, and Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca.

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Sketches of Sound 14: Brian Hagen

Every month since April 2010, Disquiet.com has hosted a project called “Sketches of Sound,” in which illustrators are invited to draw a sound-related object. I post the drawing as the background of my Twitter account, twitter.com/disquiet, and then share a bit of information about the illustrator back on Disquiet.com. Call it “curating Twitter.”

For the 14th entry, Brian Hagen offered his services. Hagen is a cartoonist and illustrator; a survivor of Los Angeles, New Orleans, and graduate school; and now a happy Cincinnati resident. He loves the silent comedies of Chaplin and Keaton, and long walks in the subconscious. His most recent published comics appeared in the anthologies Twelve-Way with Cheese and Feast (Yer Eyes). Currently, he’s working with underground comic pioneer Justin Green (whose “Musical Legends” series of comics I edited in Pulse!) on their webcomic, Pen Grenades.

More of Hagen: comics: pengrenades.com; illustrations: brian-hagen.com. And twitter.com/brianhagen111.

The previous “Sketches of Sound” contributors were, in alphabetical order, Brian Biggs, Leela Corman, Warren Craghead III, Owen Freeman, Dylan Horrocks, Megan Kelso, Minty Lewis, Natalia Ludmila, Darko Macan, Justin Orr, Hannes Pasqualini, Thorsten Sideb0ard, and Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca.

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Sketches of Sound 13: Owen Freeman

Every month since April 2010, Disquiet.com has hosted a project called “Sketches of Sound,” in which illustrators are invited to draw a sound-related object. I post the drawing as the background of my Twitter account, twitter.com/disquiet, and then share a bit of information about the illustrator back on Disquiet.com. Call it “curating Twitter.”

For the 13th entry, Owen Freeman graciously volunteered. I’ve followed his illustration blog for some time, and it was when he posted some moody work he’d done for Wardour Securities and Investment Review that I was inspired to contact him.

Freeman is an illustrator and designer for print, editorial, and advertising. He grew up in the Pacific Northwest and worked as a graphic designer before leaving to study illustration at the Art Center College of Design, where he graduated with distinction in 2009. His work has appeared in Communication Arts, American Illustration, and Creative Quarterly as well as Taschen’s Illustration Now! 3 and Illustration Now! Portraits. He has lived and worked in Los Angeles and London. He’s currently based on the West Coast of the U.S. And he’s at twitter.com/owenfreeman and 24houremergency.blogspot.com.

The previous “Sketches of Sound” contributors were, in alphabetical order, Brian Biggs, Leela Corman, Warren Craghead III, Dylan Horrocks, Megan Kelso, Minty Lewis, Natalia Ludmila, Darko Macan, Justin Orr, Hannes Pasqualini, Thorsten Sideb0ard, and Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca.

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Sketches of Sound 12: Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca

Every month for the past year, Disquiet.com has hosted a project called “Sketches of Sound,” in which illustrators are invited to draw a sound-related object. I post the drawing as the background of my Twitter account, twitter.com/disquiet, and then share a bit of information about the illustrator back on Disquiet.com. Call it “curating Twitter.”

For the 12th entry, Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, who is based in Los Angeles, California, drew perhaps the simplest object of sound that he or I could imagine: a sine wave.

He will debut a new zine, titled Pasithea, at WonderCon the weekend of April 2 in San Francisco. Pasithea will feature a dystopian short story and artwork inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven,” “The Raven” illustrations by Gustave Dore, Los Caprichos and Los Disparates print series by Goya, Japanese yokai paintings, and Gothic ornamentation.

Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca is a writer/visual artist whose work is published in various books and literary anthologies, including Graffiti World: Street Art From Five Continents (Abrams Books), Reproduce and Revolt (Soft Skull Press) and Typography 30 (Collins Design). He also created a comic/manga for Wax Poetics Japan magazine. His artwork is exhibited in art galleries and museums including the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, UK; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and graffiti/street art gallery Crewest, both in Los Angeles, California; and Parco Museum and the Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, both in Tokyo, Japan. In Japan, he has created artwork for projects with Medicom/[email protected], Beams T, abahouse, and SOPHNET. He also collaborates visually with Detroit Techno record labels Los Hermanos and Jeff Mills’ Axis Records; Francois K’s Deep Space dub record label; the John and Alice Coltrane Foundation; and others. His website is: chamanvision.com.

Also, he curated the Infinite Libraries exhibit at Crewest, in which I exhibited a sound-art work I titled “Re: Selected Holdings from the Instrumental Music Library.”

The previous “Sketches of Sound” contributors were, in alphabetical order, Brian Biggs, Leela Corman, Warren Craghead III, Dylan Horrocks, Megan Kelso, Minty Lewis, Natalia Ludmila, Darko Macan, Justin Orr, Hannes Pasqualini, and Thorsten Sideb0ard.

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