A bittersweet end to a great run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO. As sad as I am that I won’t have any shows to draw until Fall tour, although trying to make the setlists live with the time zone difference (I’m in Philly) was exhausting. This does give me a chance to rework a lot of song sketches that I found weak or have been in heavy rotation during summer tour. I am excited to play around with some new possible setups for the fall tour setlists. I’ll also have some other stuff in the works setlist-wise, as well as some Gamehendge related things. Stay tuned!
This run was one of the trickiest for me to accomplish, on account of being out of town for the weekend. Good luck, timing, and friends lending me their scanners allowed me to catch all but 1st set Friday night, and post all the pictograms (as people have been referring to them) in a timely manner, generally right after each set.
The response that I have gotten from these has been amazing! The forums have taken a liking to them, and Phish.net is even using them on the show recaps! They have been really helpful in getting these out there as well as YEMblog, Phishlove, PhanArt and others on twitter. I’m just glad that people get a kick out silly little sketches I draw about a band I like. I’m especially grateful to Phish.net, whose setlists and notes I refer to. They were gracious enough to give me permission to use them, and have been encouraging me to continue doing them. As you may or may not know, Phish.net runs the Mockingbird Foundation, a nonprofit, so pretty much anything .net makes from their copyrighted material benefits Mockingbird, who uses that to provide music education for children. As an educator, I know the importance of the arts in education, which for many schools is no longer an option. For that reason, as well as saying thanks to .net, 1 dollar from every print sold is donated to the Mockingbird Foundation. I also plan to donate some original setlist drawings/paintings for them to auction in the near future.
The entire summer tour (so far) is available for sale via Etsy. I also have deals for purchasing an entire run (saving you $$$). Orders ship with handmade stickers, and some random orders might get a Gamehendge or Reba print! I will be at Merriweather Post Pavilion walking the lots selling setlists, as well as some other art. Look for the bearded guy (that’ll help) holding an antelope crossing sign up. Ask nicely and I’ll give you a sticker!