I had a chance to meet up with Travis Nichols, a local artist and game designer, and chat about some of his newest projects. Travis’s Heckadeck is a crazy new twist on a deck of cards, with extra suits and cards added to inspire new games or creative versions of existing games. His newest project is a series of pocket books created with mismatched recycled papers. The hardest part of starting a new sketch book for me is being intimidated by a bunch of clean white pages. I often feel like I’m about to ruin something. That’s why I love using sketch books that already have images or marks in them.
Watch my interview with Travis about the Heckadeck and More Lies Pocket Books:
There’s always awesome stuff happening, but I wanted to give a quick heads up about a few nerdy outings happening this week in SF. If I missed anything, leave it in the comments below. Thanks!
Dorkbots are always great events and very inspiring to attend. Tonight’s event includes a talk about LIGHTRAIL, a two mile long piece of public art by one of the creators of the Bay Bridge light project. Space is limited to 60 people, so get there early. You can bring food with you from The Hall downstairs. April 19th from 7pm-10pm
1028 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Last night, San Franciscan’s took the streets last night to protest Donald Trump. I caught up with the crowd a couple of times throughout the night and took a few photos. As the crowd was starting, around 5:30pm, I counted over 1,000 protestors on Market St. The group marched around the city a bit, then ended up in the Mission around 8pm. I couldn’t get a good count then, but it seemed like it may have been larger by around 500 more people (just a guess).
This was one of the largest protests I had seen in many years, but I have a feeling it’s something we’ll be seeing a lot of again for the near future.
I’ve been emailing all my friends about all of the cool shit happening in the Mission tonight, so I figured I’d should round it up in a blog post too. There’s usually plenty of fun stuff happening, but tonight seems to be extra packed with nerdy goodness.
Project: Pimento at the Rite Spot
One of my favorite lounge bands, Project: Pimento, is performing a pay-what-you-want show at The Rite Spot from 9-11:15pm. They cover lounge and jazz classics and feature an amazing theremin player. We loved their last set at the Rite Spot and HIGHLY recommend checking this show out tonight. I even made a flier to promote it.
Retro-Tech at Oddball Cinema
Oddball Cinema shows great collections of vintage 16mm and 35mm films. Tonight’s theme is all about high tech computing of days gone by. Plenty of futuristic short films, documentary, and animations. Including Compute-Her Baby, Signal Syntax, and Micro World (featuring Shatner). Tickets are $10 and this show might sell out early. Show starts at 8, so get there by 7:30… then stop by the Rite Spot afterwards!
Rick Lucey’s art opening at Mission Comics
I met Rick many years back through the SF Cartoonist Conspiracy. I love his work, particularly is old-school Kirby-esque super hero stuff. I even hired him to create the art for my upcoming Lonely Dungeon game. He’s doing an art opening at Mission Comic’s tonight from 6-9pm. So get there early, then head to Oddball Cinema, then hit up the Rite Spot. You can do this, San Francisco!
Avery Burke at The Temporarium
Avery is member of Corpus Callusum and owner of The Temporarium (our favorite tiny little coffee shop over on 22nd and Guerrero). He’s putting together an acoustic show tonight in his tiny space, which might be packed, but worth it. I really dig his solo ep from last year, Songs For Lisa. Tonight’s show at the Temporarium is 3 acoustic sets by local performers and runs from 7-10pm. I made a flier for this show too.