One Christmas At A Time Written on November 20, 2012, by Zack.
As you may have gathered from my weekly podcast, “Feeding Ducks, with Zack & Quackers,” I maintain a pretty low-key lifestyle. Of the punk life trifecta—sex, drugs, rock and roll—only that last element sounds appealing, because it conjures up images of me enjoying a warm roll. Actually, our mutual fondness for bread is the [...]
Satie Time Written on February 27, 2012, by Zack.
Boy howdy, there has been a flurry of activity between this post and last. Hopefully I’ll soon get around to a longer post about my trip to London and gallery show there, but for now I’ll just say it was great. Even the part where the drunk guy in the pub bathroom accused me of [...]
We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dreams Written on November 28, 2011, by Zack.
At long last, the first completed page of my picturebook! Here, Melvin’s adoration of music is introduced, as we see him experiencing a transcendent moment listening to Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life.” You can tell it’s Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life” because I got the score online and reproduced it (almost faithfully) on the scroll of notation [...]
I hear his backing band has a great horn section Written on September 14, 2011, by Zack.
Would you buy a picturebook about a goat who’s a farmer but desperately wants to be a world famous crooner like his purple tuxedo-wearing hero Frank Snoutra (“The Velvet Hog”)? Circle one: YES / NO
The Music Lesson Written on January 28, 2011, by Zack.
Monday I mentioned I’d created a comic largely inspired by music I’ve been enjoying (i.e. listening to obsessively) lately. In the earlier post, I called this music neo-classical/ambient, though honestly this doesn’t really encompass the genre. Even its practitioners are at a loss as to how exactly to term it (except for Marcus Fischer, who’s [...]