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Posted in Drawn Out Storytelling, Other Events, Shows with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 19, 2011 by Paul Swartz

Well, likely-imaginary readers, I don’t know where to begin. I don’t know where to begin catching you up, and I don’t know where to begin reestablishing myself as a reliable correspondent. I think we’ll just have to take things slow for a bit until we find our rhythm again.

In brief, it’s been a whirlwind few months (and though the houses and cows are no longer airborne, the winds are still high). I have, among other things, been lately involved in a one-of-a-kind multi-media show called Drawn Out Storytelling. I’ll have a whole lot more to tell you about it soon (including where you can catch its next installment!) but, for now, here are a couple cool pictures I drew for it:

this first illustration accompanied a story by Ben Lillie and takes it’s title, “The Rise of the Orange and Purple Proletariat,” from a line therein.

This reptilian gourmand comes straight from a story by Jeff Simmermon.

Ben and Jeff are both fantastic storytellers and great guys to work with. Over the next few weeks, I’ll have a lot more to say about Drawn Out Storytelling, how I came to be involved in it, and the multitudes of multi-talented stroytellers, illustrators, and musicians who’ve been working on the show.

Anyway, it’s good to be blogging again. I’ll get looking for that rhythm if you do too.


Rachel and the Elf

Posted in Illustration, Other Events with tags , , , , on March 10, 2011 by Paul Swartz

Here’s a poster that I designed for New York City comedy duo Rachel and the Elf.  If you’re in the NYC area, you should definitely catch the show (or any of their other ones). Rachel and the Elf is Nisse Greenberg and Rachel Garber Cole. Rachel and the Elf is also very funny, as I hope you’ll find out.

Big, Big Day at the J

Posted in Jewish, Other Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2010 by Paul Swartz

Not since Tobias Israel Swartz beat the Baltimore pavement peddling rags has a Swartz schlepped his pack of wares to a Jewish market. Well, tomorrow I will be selling my art (by proxy) at the Charlotte Jewish Community Center’s Levine JCC Marketplace. The event, I guess, is like a Hanukkah bazaar, with people selling arts, crafts, Judaica and so on.  It’s all part of a larger event called the Big, Big Day at the J.

Unfortunately, I won’t be there personally to man the table (I’ll still be up in Vermont), but my parents have kindly stepped in to do the selling. Still, you should come out and buy some prints/posters/stickers etc. And who doesn’t want to come say “Hello” to the Swartzes? I know they’d love to see you!

So, come out to the J on Sunday, December 5th, between 10 and 3 to buy some art and meet the folks!