Frank's Sketchbook Entry of the Day
| From the FrankArchives: Extended Stay Blues
June 25, 2017
Another drawing from the FrankArchives™. This one was circa
September, possibly October, 1988. When I moved to California, it took a
month for me to find a place to live, so I spent a month living in a hotel
Amdahl covered the costs). It got kind of old after a bit. This drawing
reflects my feelings at the time, as I was feeling a bit lonely and
isolated in the Bay Area.
I don't recall if I drew this while I was still in the hotel or not.
In terms of style, I had drawing it in a notebook in pencil, then inked
it with a fairly ordinary pen. Obviously, I didn't like drawing
backgrounds. The face in the second panel isn't bad. I didn't realize
I started using my logo back then. And clearly my sense of humor
is about the same.
I tend to doodle. Over the years, I've accumulated lots of random
sketches of things, sometimes people, sometimes things, and sometimes
just abstract lines. The basic idea on these pages is for me to slowly
scan in highlights from my collection of random quick doodles. I also
am providing a place where I can explain what it is or what motivated
it or perhaps some reason why I'm not to blame. With the sketches of
people, their name may be hand-written, or there might be a talk title
provided, but I will tend to avoid providing full names. I don't mind
if people know who they are, I just don't want them coming up on search
engine hits, since that might be a bit rude.
Note that the images are PNGs with transparency. Mozilla and Firefox
properly render them. Safari too, I think. Internet Exporer doesn't.
I don't care.
If you want to see the image without the annoying blue-lined background
image, just click on the image.
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