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Houdini is a fascinating figure. What I find most interesting and ultimately ironic is that Houdini the magician had a contempt for people who pretended magic was anything but a performance or trick and ended up being a rival to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Sherlock Homes writer, who despite penning the famous logical detective was an active proponent of mysticism. The truth is stranger than fiction.

Houdini is a fascinating figure. What I find most interesting and ultimately ironic is that Houdini the magician had a contempt for people who pretended magic was anything but a performance or trick and ended up being a rival to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Sherlock Homes writer, who despite penning the famous logical detective was an active proponent of mysticism. The truth is stranger than fiction.

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#houdini  #Magic  #magician  #hypnosis  #Illustration  #artists on tumblr  #turban  #Colin Andersen  #historical figures 
If you could’t make it out to zine fest then here’s a wrap up post!

If you could’t make it out to zine fest then here’s a wrap up post!

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#sf zine fest  #zines  #comics  #screen prints  #Cartoons  #Indy Comics  #Illustration  #artists on tumblr  #Colin Andersen 
If you ever get the chance there is a cemetery in Oakland called the chapel of the chimes which is a beautiful maze of urns shaped like books and well lit indoor gardens. It’s open to the public and John Lee Hooker is buried there. It’s very tranquil there and I imagine John Lee Hooker’s ghost playing the blues on moonlit nights.

If you ever get the chance there is a cemetery in Oakland called the chapel of the chimes which is a beautiful maze of urns shaped like books and well lit indoor gardens. It’s open to the public and John Lee Hooker is buried there. It’s very tranquil there and I imagine John Lee Hooker’s ghost playing the blues on moonlit nights.

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#John lee hooker  #blues music  #guitar  #toned paper  #sketchbook  #Illustration  #ink drawing  #Colin Andersen  #artists on tumblr 

Warm up sketch drawings Djinni and one of my favorite historical figures Tenzing Norgay.

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#tenzing norgay  #djinn  #sketchbook  #warm ups  #Colin Andersen  #ink drawings  #mountaineering  #demons  #Illustration  #traditional art 
For those of you may not know I went through a rough move last month. All moving sucks but I felt compelled to write about the stresses in comic form. I am so grateful that it can now be read on The Bold Italic site!!

For those of you may not know I went through a rough move last month. All moving sucks but I felt compelled to write about the stresses in comic form. I am so grateful that it can now be read on The Bold Italic site!!

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#comics  #auto biography  #Colin Andersen  #moving  #Illustration  #digital art  #web comic  #the bold italic  #artists on tumblr  #oakland 
Portlandia isn’t what it seems check out this article I had the honor of illustrating about racial discrimination with Portland truckers

Portlandia isn’t what it seems check out this article I had the honor of illustrating about racial discrimination with Portland truckers

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#editorial  #willamette weekly  #Illustration  #trucks  #truckers  #racial discrimination  #portland  #digital art  #artists on tumblr  #Colin Andersen  #noose 
second day of SF Zine fest! hope you all brave the peaks and valley’s of San Francisco to see the epic Monster Temple that is the County Fair building in golden gate park and all the amazing artists inside.

second day of SF Zine fest! hope you all brave the peaks and valley’s of San Francisco to see the epic Monster Temple that is the County Fair building in golden gate park and all the amazing artists inside.

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#sf zine fest  #zines  #comics  #badass  #mountains  #color study  #sunset  #climbers  #san francisco  #Underground Comics  #indie publishing  #books  #temple