More than 100 little tiny pen & ink portraits are displayed below.
The actual size of the original drawing is approximately 1.25" square.
Click on the months below to see the images at actual size.
I've been producing the calendars for the Birchmere (America's Legendary Music Hall) since about 1990. If you've been to the club and seen the 8 1/2" x 11" black & white calendars on the tables displaying the acts for the current month; I do the artwork. I put the information together and then "decorate" them with pen & ink. On the days there are no acts I add little cartoons or images related to music or Americana or holidays, etc. Fortunately for me, Gary has granted me much artistic liberty in this process.
I used to letter the entire calendar by hand until I got a computer back in 1997. Since then, I've occasionally drawn little pen & ink portraits of people on their birthday (maybe?). Kind of an homage, I suppose, though the choice of characters is completely subjective and random, due to the fact that on the particular day no act was scheduled to play. If you are interested in finding out who's currently playing at the Birchmere check the calendar of events at their website: www.birchmere.com