Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Sketching with John Klossner and Bill Woodman


Four years ago this month I was in the Maine Mall, sketching people. 

I am remembering Bill Woodman, who passed away about a week and a half ago. Bill came along to the mall as well that day. And the funny thing is that I need the battery replaced in my MacBook now. Read on ....

From February 2018: Sketching with John Klossner and Bill Woodman:

I had a good day yesterday, sketching people at the Maine Mall with fellow cartoonists John Klossner and Bill Woodman. We spent a couple of hours there, at the food court, sitting together at a table. No one noticed us (which is what I want). We drew people walking by, people eating, the men and women behind the counter, the maintenance workers. So many people.

I have to thank John and Bill because, honestly, I was the only one who NEEDED to be there. I was had to be at the mall to get my phone battery changed out at the Apple store. It was a process that took over two hours. A few days before, I proposed that we all hang out, and they very kindly agreed. So, yesterday, we talked shop and drew. John drew in pencil and pen in his large spiral-bound sketchbook. I drew with a Micron Pigma ink pen 005 on a small pad of cheap newsprint. Bill had brought some folded sheets of copy paper and drew with a ball point. We ate some lunch, I got the phone. A good day! Bill, a man of few words, said as we parted, "We should do this again."

If we do it again, I'll ask John and Bill if I can add their sketches to the blog here as well. In the meantime, here are a few of my sketches.



EDIT: We did it again in the same month. I asked John and Bill and they said it was OK to share drawings.


Here are a couple by Bill Woodman. He adds the non-sequitur word balloons later. I love these.

  Just one page of the many the John Klossner was creating.



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