Pen, ink, watercolor and gouache on 140lb smooth bristol. Note the characteristic green-striped pencil in the dog-man’s pocket: a Dixon Ticonderoga #2, my standard drawing pencil for years. This is one of my earliest color works that I still have around, and features some anthropomorphics recovering from a food fight (note plate of potatoes and peas flying in upper left). The background previously had a large plaque naming the cafeteria as a memorial to a cannibal survivor of the infamous Donner Party , a tribute to my prankster father who installed a similar brass plaque in the cafeteria at the Maritime Academy in New York, awarded for “dining excellence”. When he visited 20 years after graduating, the plaque was still in place!
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