Sketchbook

Abstractions by Michael Arthur

Just before midnight last night,on my walk back from the studio, I crossed 4th place along Court as the stop-light was changing from yellow to red. A soccer mom van going along Court sorta missed the change and rolled into the middle of the intersection and just stopped for the full length of the light. No traffic came as the van in the middle of the intersection waited for the light to   turn green.

Just before midnight last night,on my walk back from the studio, I crossed 4th place along Court as the stop-light was changing from yellow to red. A soccer mom van going along Court sorta missed the change and rolled into the middle of the intersection and just stopped for the full length of the light. No traffic came as the van in the middle of the intersection waited for the light to turn green.

A Life In The Theater by Michael Arthur

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An "outtake" from my recent Hedwig Sketchbook report for Vanity Fair. This is actually the first drawing I did the week of tech. It shows the stage manager and a costumer in the house, watching as John Cameron Mitchell rehearsed. The costumer ended up being the audience stand in whenever Mitchell practiced his "in the house" moments.

by Michael Arthur

Here’s to your best friend, whether he deserves it or not.

I made this stop motion video a while back, but it only just got released yesterday, in honor of National Best Friends Day. It’s a story of a young man and his dawg. Sort of.

by Michael Arthur

The other night I went to a reading of a new play by my old friend John Walch over at New Dramatists. I pay better attention when I’m doodling, so here’s three pages of sketching I did of John, the actors and some guy in the audience. The play’s called What God Hath Wrought: A Transatlantic Farce and it is absolutely wonderful. John’s so good …

by Michael Arthur

Last night at The Twitter Fiction Festival, I got to draw along on stage with the great R.L. Stine while he told a ghost story! I also drew some of the participants and the drawings were live tweeted as I drew them to millions and millions and millions of people. Probably.

Pictured here (in addition to Mr. Stine) are Matt Gehring, Sara Barron, Diana Spechler and Christian Finnegan. It was a great night and I’d like to thank Penguin Books, randomhouse and Twitter for inviting me along!