Sketches of Fishtown

Jeffro's picture

Sean Gallagher and I are heading up an art project called "Sketches of Fishtown". The project will consist of a series of pieces that depict Fishtown landmarks, neighbors, events and memories. The purpose of this art project is to save and document our memories. The pieces will be distributed in the neighborhood for free and hopefully collected in bookform somewhere down the line. These "sketches" will vary in style and content from as long back as we can remember right up until today. If you would like to participate in the project, you can email photos and anecdotes to sketchesoffishtown@gmail.com

Please make sure to include your name, mailing address and other contact information. If we do reference your words or photos, you will be given full credit.

Cajunmoon's picture

Awesome work Jeff. Your

Awesome work Jeff. Your talent is world class!

Jeffro's picture

Handsome lil' fella:

Handsome lil' fella:

dan's picture

Hey, a great new addition to

Hey, a great new addition to the Sketches of Fishtown canon.

BTW, I'm sorry that the old Sketches accidentally got deleted at one point. Any chance you'd be willing to upload them again if I created a gallery just for them?

Jeffro's picture

Thanks, Dan. If you want,

Thanks, Dan. If you want, we can just copy all the Sketches (I may be missing one) from the dropdown menu located here:

http://www.meathaus.com/meatpeople_profile.php?ID=9

AJThomson's picture

Jeff, I found a good

Jeff,

I found a good picture of Tom 'Hooker' Lynch for you.

Jeffro's picture

Awesome, AJ. Email it, post

Awesome, AJ. Email it, post it, or I can pick it up. Or of course, you can always get it to me via "Carrier Digs".

Also, since you knew Hook so well, why don't you give me a quote too by email. Thanks, dude.

geoffsanderson's picture

I used to be an art major a

I used to be an art major a while ago and ever since I've been looking to do some more art. I would love to contribute, is there a deadline?

PeeWeeMartini's picture

Jeffro - Bravo on your Pee

Jeffro - Bravo on your Pee Wee sketch! It's AMAZING! My family loves it. Everyone was cracking up. You did an awesome job. You are fantastic! I am so honored that you chose Pee Wee as one of your sketches. Thank you so much!

Jeffro's picture

Geoff - I just sent you a

Geoff - I just sent you a message in response t your question.

Kristin - glad you liked the Pee Wee picture. I had fun drawing it and a hard time choosing which photo to reference.

Jeffro's picture

There's a major screw-up in

There's a major screw-up in the next one. I drew it last week on the Happy Tap bar, so please forgive me. As my Dad and Roger Petersen both said: "Jeff, you're not a baseball player".

I am however, a drunk. And a Cartoonist! Here's the newest:

Nunzio's picture

Looks like the screw up is

Looks like the screw up is in the way the guy has his hands on the bat. He'll probably strike out AND hurt his wrist. Up here in Port Fishington, we also called, "No German Helmets" (which was the the halfie turned inside out).

Larry99's picture

Nunzio wrote:Looks like the

Nunzio wrote:

Looks like the screw up is in the way the guy has his hands on the bat.

You see, Jeffro is actually a pure genius of nuance! In the sketch, the guy is really a lefty and decided to try to bat right and, because he's drunk, never thought to switch his hands around.

...great work as usual Jeff!

PeeWeeMartini's picture

Jeffro - I saw you breifly

Jeffro - I saw you breifly at the Starboard on Saturday night. By the time I came over to say hello you were gone.

Jeffro's picture

Hey wow...you guys are much

Hey wow...you guys are much more forgiving than my Dad and Roger. But yes that is the mistake. Hmm...the hands looked correct in my pencil sketch. Somehow they got switched in the couple hours it took to ink it. Sadly, I shouldn't drink and draw.

And PeeWee - I guess I shouldn't drink and drink. If I saw you at the bar, I'd have stuck around longer. I felt myself becoming compromised, so I decided to cut out. We smoked a chicken on my grill that night and drank quite a bit. Since I was 23, I don't much like turning into Mr. Hyde, so I usually go home when I find myself becoming noticeably drunken. Hope to catch up with you soon. Tell your dog I said "Yo"!

GuessWho's picture

Oh Jeffro, we soo need to

Oh Jeffro,
we soo need to collaborate!! Please drop off some sketches for use in the diary project. we have funding (thanks to Starbuck's) to reproduce in zine form. i'll email you at the address in this thread.
cheers!

Jeffro's picture

This week, Fishtown.us gets

This week, Fishtown.us gets the early edition:

PeeWeeMartini's picture

so CUTE! I love it! You're

so CUTE! I love it! You're making me hungry!

Jeffro's picture

So I invited you n'

So I invited you n' Polishcowboi for dinner. If you're so hungry, why didn't you come over? Huh? huh?

:)

PeeWeeMartini's picture

I heard you cook with

I heard you cook with laxatives so I decided to pass. haha. not really. check your email.

AOH51Phil's picture

Jeff, I was just looking at

Jeff,

I was just looking at this forum and a thought hit me (it actually happens once in a while, me thinking that is...)

Maybe you already did one and I missed it but a sketch dedicated to Walt Pomroy and his Jerry's Kids Collection would be a natural for the Sketches of Fishtown collection.

I've tried to come up with some other ideas... drawing a blank right now.

Phil

Jeffro's picture

Phil - I absolutely wanna do

Phil - I absolutely wanna do one on Walt. It's just that every time I went to see him for a photo, we could never seem to line it up. Can someone get me a good photo of Walt to work from?

Walt is a great Fishtowner!

Also, I got a picture of Tom "Hooker" Lynch from AJ. It's a great photo (he has his Phillies hat over his heart.) However, his mouth is open and he's not smiling. Does anyone have a good smiling picture of Hook?

Jeffro's picture

Quote:I heard you cook with

Quote:

I heard you cook with laxatives

Incidentally, those allegations are completely unsubstantiated.

Jeffro's picture

Sorry for alla those

Sorry for alla those reposts. I looked over the thread and realized there were a lot of dead links to the picture. I just found out the website I originally housed the images was recently shut down, so I edited the posts to redirect to the new site: www.meathaus.com, where all the images are now.

If the messages in the posts don't make sense, that's because they were originally posted in 2004. Sorry.

PeeWeeMartini's picture

I was totally thinking that

I was totally thinking that you should do one of Hooker. I hope you get a good picture of him.

Jeffro's picture

I definitely will. If it

I definitely will. If it weren't for Hook, I'd probably not be drawing cartoons and comics. Even though I owe a lot of people for the ability to draw (my Dad especially), it was Hooker who really sparked my interest in comic books. He had tons of them and would sell them dirt cheap. I'd literally shop at his house with my pretzel money and allowance. Hooker ruled.

So whaddaya say, old schoolers? Hooker had dinners and thanksgivings at so many folks' houses. Anyone got a good smiling picture of him?

jmminarik's picture

Jeffro wrote: So whaddaya

Jeffro wrote:

So whaddaya say, old schoolers? Hooker had dinners and thanksgivings at so many folks' houses. Anyone got a good smiling picture of him?

I only have one, and it looks like a police line-up photo (and I look like a dork...not surprising. ;-) )

-Joe

AJThomson's picture

I'm sure my dad has one at

I'm sure my dad has one at the house. I'll check.

Jeffro's picture

Thanks. AJ - I'd like to

Thanks. AJ - I'd like to combine two pics - a close-up of Hooker smiling, and alaso the picture you gave me with his hat over his heart.

Jeffro's picture

I didn't get a chance to

I didn't get a chance to post #30 yet, but here is #31, the latest...

Jeffro's picture

This week, we remember

This week, we remember Debbie. She was awesome: