Friday, December 02, 2011

49 Writers Class in December

Registration is live for my class.  Only 9 spots left.

"49 Writers has teamed up with the Friends of the Library to offer a free Comics workshop (ages 12-14) during Winter Break.  Join instructor Lee Post Dec. 27-29 from 3-5 pm at Teen Underground; no special drawing or writing experience is required.  The workshop is limited to ten students, so register today at / Classes and Programs / WYAK."

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Free Comic Workshop in December!

I'm getting read to do another workshop very soon for 49 writers.  The best part is that it's free, but limited to 10 kids, so register as soon as you're able. 

From the 49 writer's blog: 

"Stay tuned also for details on a free workshop with Lee Post “Comics: Turning drawings into stories” at Teen Underground December 27-29 from 3-5 pm.  The workshop is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Visit or see our Facebook event for details." 

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Anchorage United For Youth

My work on the Anchorage United for Youth is finally live!  Take a watch.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Kotzebue 7

Here are some drawings of some traditional drawings and Native Kotzebue winter clothes.  The gloves were worn by some girls while dancing in bright kuspuks.  

Sunday, August 21, 2011

long weekend of drawing

 I had a long weekend of doing some commercial work, but it involved some last minute, down to the wire work in Illustrator to put some "happy fish" in a banner.  I'm fairly happy with the result.  I'll post all the full versions when the banner goes to press.  If all goes according to plan you'll see these guys all over town next month.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Kotzebue 5

Here's some drawings from the 2nd and 3rd day, with some traditional food we were graciously offered during a Potluck in the village of Noatak, which we flew into from Kotzebue.  Afterwards, we flew into Red Dog Mine for the afternoon, which comes later in the sketchbook.

We had a community potluck the next night in Kotzebue with more food like freshly harvested Ptarmigan eggs and Agutak, made with seal oil.

Finally, Pat and Nathan joined in a traditional Tlingit song they knew from Southeast Alaska with the Mayor of Kotzebue.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Arctic Entries

Here's my submission for the Arctic Entries logo competition.   They needed something simple and 2 colors and I think this fits the bill.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Kotzebue 4

Here are a few more pictures from Kotz. The first two are from a large banner with different panels from each of the villages that feed into the larger Kotzebue community.  I liked the 'Eskimo' figure fighting the old timey boxer and the fist with the no circle around it to drive the message home.

The last picture was this great out of focus, back lit picture of a man on a boat holding a bird pinned to a dusty cork board in the Bering Air lobby.  It was out of place and wonderful in its own way.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rocket Ship Park Kickball League

Here's a bit of my process.  I was commissioned to design a jersey logo for the supremely awesome Rocket Ship Park Kickball League, which plays weekly in Valley of the Moon Park.  

I started off with three pages of draft designs, playing around with the space themes.  

The client wanted the design in red and black with the distinctive rocket ship jungle gym somewhere, with the plan to do the rest of the park in silhouette as well.  

When I sat down to do the final design, I wasn't happy with the design and the client wanted it to be printed on a gray athletic shirt.  The design wasn't dynamic or fun and it didn't work on gray, so I did a left turn, using some of the themes of the 1st draft, which resulted in something I was really happy with.


As soon as the shirts are available to order, I'll give a shout. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Kotzebue 2

This was a  portrait hung above the entry to the cafeteria in the Norvik School.  

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Kotzebue 1

I just had the chance to go to Kotzebue for four days as part of this year's Emerging Leaders Dialogue  and I brought along a sketchbook.  The trip was fascinating, but the first day started with a long session in the Noorvik School cafeteria/multipurpose room, which resulted in what turned out to be one of my most productive sketch diaries.  I just got the whole thing scanned and I'll post up the pages over the coming weeks.  

The first few images are from the grand wood and metal Native carvings in the cafeteria.  My eyes were drawn to them all three days we were in the space.  

Friday, July 08, 2011

Caricatures, taking orders now.

A number of big projects have wound down recently, which has been great and lets me enjoy at least a few days of summer.  I have been doing a lot of caricatures recently, which has been absolutely great.  If you're interested, let me know.  (The above flyer is from the 2011 ACE charity auction.)

 I just finished picture below for Kim and Andy, who one it at the auction.  Actually, my friends purchased it, then gifted it to Kim and Andy as a wedding present.   They're going to use it as their post wedding thank you note.  The image is based on a small little fire that happened in their backyard near their recently legalized urban chicken coop.  I just got word from my wife that its made it to her already as an inter-office email, so I can only assume its been well received. 

These faces are for tiny tiny bodies in a paper diorama my friend Jon is making for his mates Steve and Valette's wedding.  

Sunday, July 03, 2011

49 Writers Summer Youth Program- Comic Adventures! [UPDATE]

I'm teaching an expanded version of the comic class I did in Homer last weekend the last week in July from 1-4 p.m. If I may remind you, the Homer class was a smash success and the kids loved every minute of it, so if you know any young people who may be interested in learning to create comics from start to finish, 49 writers is taking reservations now!

[Update:  Due to enrollment issues for the classes in the Youth Program, Comic Adventures is canceled for the time being.]
COMIC ADVENTURES Do you love comics and animation?  Learn how the pros mix drawing and stories.  You’ll draw a one panel comic, followed by a three-panel comic strip and a classic six-panel grid.  You’ll end up with a complete original comic page from script to draft to final artwork. No prior art or writing experience is required, only an interest in drawing comics and telling stories.
Instructor:  Lee Post                                 July 25-29, 1 – 4 p.m.                     Ages 10-13
$175            Pay now!   (Don't forget the registration form, too)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Homer Comic Class: the Results

I just got back from Homer and my series of four comic classes was a complete success.  All four classes were chock full of kids who were super enthusiastic about comic making.  I made a point of hanging up everyone's work as they completed it and the room was completely covered by the end. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

Art Demo at the Dorothy G Page Museum

If you're in the Mat-Su Valley tomorrow on June 11th, I'll be doing a short art demonstration and talk in support of the "Native Lad" Exhibit at the Dorothy G. Page Museum in downtown Wasilla.  Right after the esteemed Peter Dunlap-Shohl will be showing his stuff as well.

    1:15 pm – Lee Post Demonstration: Cartoon Art – Putting Pen to Paper
                                                45-minute discussion and demonstration.  

2:15 pm – Peter Dunlap-Shohl Demonstration: Cartoon Art – Animating the Image
                                                45-minute discussion and demonstration.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011