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Jittery effect.

When I get stuck on ideas like this I can't figure out I pretty much just walk around thinking about it all day.

Bubble wrap.

I ended up having a good talk with the friend I met up with. He makes podcasts too on the show called Corner Table. It was nice to talk shop with someone else about it.

Honky Tonk Man.

I was surprised I remembered his name instantly when I saw it.

Table next to us.

Don't judge a conversation by its inflection I guess.

Pocket charm.

I was kinda bummed that I lost it. It's fallen out of my pocket several times before and I always noticed when it did.

American Bandito Pop-Culture Roadshow Feb 21, 2020

American Bandito Pop-Culture Roadshow for Feb 21, 2020. Another episode of my Pop-Culture Roadshow, where I look at toys that I've collected and try to find out a little history or interesting facts about them.
Items Pee-Wee Herman Children's Sweatshirt from 1989
Mary Poppins Soundtrack LP from 1964
Yogi Bear Takes a Vacation illustrated book from 1965
Funday School Songs Peter Pan Records from 1965
More items at my eBay Store https://stores.ebay.com/americanbandito
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Two things.

It's been an emotional 24 hours. But I want to see what happens.

Visceral Drawings From Antonin Artaud’s Final Years

I had a conversation with Gray Miller, a writer and visual practitioner here in Madison. He mixes writing and art to convey a message at conferences and public forums. But one of the ways he described his method to me was by calling it "visceral drawing".

I had no idea what that was so I looked it up. In a figurative sense, something "visceral" is felt "deep down." It is a "gut feeling."

The gut feeling part of the visceral drawing explanation brought up some very raw results.
Visceral Drawings From Antonin Artaud’s Final Years via - https://hyperallergic.com/visceral-drawings-from-antonin-artauds-final-years/

Like these last collected works by French dramatist Antonin Artaud. He sometimes produced deliberately crude works, testing the strength of the expression by submitting it to the brutal blows of an unhinged craft.

He founded the Theatre of Cruelty which is described as a break from traditional Western theatre and a means by which artists a…

Google Assistant.

I swear I had just looked to see if anyone was around right before I did that.

Music emails.

They have really strict copyright laws in some countries. Since we release our music under a creative commons license it makes it more accessible to use it there.

Late night shuffle.

I'm not sure why we don't just open them when we go to bed?

Gray Miller: From Bondage to Visual Practices. S06E02 American Bandito Podcast

Gray Miller got involved with an event known as "Open Space Technology" in a very unconventional way... in the kink and bondage community. And from that, he has made that experience into a career through the practice of visual thinking using images, words, and live, in-person visceral drawing to engage with an audience to communicate.

Listen to the episode:

Available onApple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify

Visit Gray's website at https://www.graymillercreative.com

The music for this is by Lorenzo's Music - lorenzosmusic.com

Dropped my phone.

I haven't cracked a phone in like 10 years. It's just the back but it bugs me. I can feel it when I hold it.

Crosstown traffic.

It made me wonder if buses drive more aggressively if they're behind schedule.

Air freshener.

I keep thinking the air freshener is someone walking into the road. It's happened several times now.

Women's section.

Or maybe she thought she was just being funny. I really couldn't tell.

Action figure auction.

In the last few minutes of the auction, people started bidding on it again. I wish I knew what the deal was with that one.

Connections.

To tell you the truth, I'm amazed that it didn't occur to me sooner that they should talk. Here is a link to the podcast with the artist from season to I was talking about - Eli Quinn.

Triangulador: Street Art to Murals - S06E01 American Bandito Podcast

Triangulador, Liu Szwako is a Mexico City-born street artist and muralist working in Madison, Wisconsin. I got the chance to meet with him in an apartment he turned into an art studio here in Madison.

Listen to the episode:

Available onApple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify

Learn more about Triangulador at https://www.triangulador.com

Music for this episode is by Lorenzo's Music - lorenzosmusic.com

Getting ready.

Then I just spent the day getting everything ready for releasing the new season of the podcast tomorrow. As well as the new EP for my band Lorenzo's Music.

Speed Drawing of my daily webcomic "Then This Happened" Nov 30 2019

Every day I draw and post a four-panel comic about something that happened to me. It was a way to make sure I draw something each day and blog something each day.

On my YouTube channel, I've started posting videos of how I draw the comic on my tablet using MediBang Paint.

Since I do this every day I set a time limit of 15 minutes to get it done. The time limit helps me learn how to express myself and get my point across without thinking too much about it. Also, I would spend way to much time doing the comic if I didn't set a limit.

Check out the speed drawing videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCBDD74A56E84FF68

Tablet I use 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-Inch 16 GB Tablet with S Pen - https://amzn.to/2OBh27B

Drawing app I use
MediBang Paint - https://medibangpaint.com/

Marlboro coasters?

First of all, if we still smoked my first reaction would have been send free cigarettes, not coasters. Second, it was kind of like they were trying to say "please come back".

Moving right along.

It seems like I've been waiting all winter on several things. But a lot of movement the past few days has made things pretty exciting again.

An artist who turned trash into a canvas.

Triangulador is Liu Szwako, a Mexico City-born street artist and muralist in Madison, Wisconsin whose work started out as an awesome series of street art, using discarded furniture and mattresses around the city as a canvas.

I got a chance to meet Liu on an episode of the American Bandito Podcast

In the meantime, check out some of Triangulador's work below:

View this post on Instagram First pieces of VeinteVeinte "2020" #art #abstractart #SupportLocalArtist #Spraypaint #streetart #MontanaBlack #doodles #publicinstallation #publicart #MadisonWisconsin #herenowgonetomorrow #myownstyle @montanacans @montanacans_usa #trianguladorA post shared by 𝐋𝐢𝐮𝐛𝐨𝐯 𝐒𝐳𝐰𝐚𝐤𝐨 / 𝕿𝖗𝖎𝖆𝖓𝖌𝖚𝖑𝖆𝖉𝖔𝖗 (@triangulador) on Feb 3, 2020 at 6:24am PST




Don't do it.

Not really sure what me thinking that was all about. I need to knock it off. And the guy dressed like CeeLo was weird.

Release weekend.

I'm not sure why I'm releasing them both in the same weekend. I just feel like I've been sitting on them long enough.

Scary printer.

I was very confused at first.

Invisible man turtle.

By the time I finished drawing this, it was up to $26.

Moving around.

I was sorry to hear about Stone Fence closing but Mia who runs it seemed in good spirits about it. She was one of the local businesses I talked to back in season 2 of the podcast.