Entries by David Chartier


Thank you Oscar

Jessi and I got you before we got married. You came into our lives at eight weeks old and graced us with over 14 years of companionship, caring, and love. You were loyal, friendly, and brilliant, sometimes too smart for your own good. In fact, you were so friendly and delighted to meet people that […]

I’m going to start sharing art I like

In my efforts to get back to blogging, one thing I want to do here is share more art that I like or find inspiring. I’m scratching some creative itches again, and one of them includes getting back into art with my iPad and Apple Pencil. I really like this piece. It’s from Bashabez on […]

An essentials playlist for Mike Doughty and Soul Coughing

My friend Jamie Phelps asked me how to get started with Mike Doughty. I grew up on his Soul Coughing band and solo work, so I said challenge accepted. I created a playlist of studio songs I felt were emblematic of Doughty’s style, quirkiness, and amazingness. It starts with Soul Coughing greats, then launches into […]

What is a ComicCon?

In the past few years, I’ve developed a real appreciation for ComicCons. My elevator pitch is that they’re conferences for people who enjoy any kind of entertainment, including comics, movies, TV shows, art, and increasingly board games, video games, books, and more. ComicCons are quite welcoming to everyone, even if you’ve never read a comic […]