I Left My Art in San Francisco…

We had a lovely mini-vacation by the Bay, eating all sorts of things and walking for miles and miles. We had amazing ice cream…


…at a place with this for its mascot…


It’s been a bit nippy and drizzly but that didn’t dampen the mood. We bought way too many books and saw so much art everywhere.


We saw all sorts of beautiful street murals in the Mission, including on one of my favorite of all streets, Balmy Alley:


I did see the following on a car’s bumper sticker…


…but then again it was on this car….


Oh, and I gave my talk at the HOW Design Conference about creativity and sketchbooks. At first, I was a little worried about the turn out…

71885b40dcea11e2947622000a9e138b_7…but ultimately hundreds of people showed up and many came up to say hi afterwards. If you were one of them, I hope you had as much fun in San Francisco as I did.

a2605b5edc7311e2babb22000a1e868c_7Tomorrow morning, back to New York.  (I’ve done way too much traveling of late.)



  1. Sharon Gorberg

    Looks like you and JJ had a blast! But didn’t you just get back from Tokyo? Glad to see you still have a smile on your face!

  2. Norena Fox

    What a wonderful get away! I am glad you had a good time. San Francisco is a great place to go.

  3. Scott Kirkwood

    I was there! Amazing talk. Loved your upbeat approach to storytelling, even the bittersweet portions of your journey. Been drawing a lot the last 24 hours. Hope to keep it up.

  4. Kate B.

    Sounds like a very good trip. Archie McPhee! It’s a crazy place….they turned Seattle’s most well know librarian (Nancy Pearl) into an action figure! Reminds me I want to go sketch there. Hope you have a safe trip home.

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