Sketches of Fishtown

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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.

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Jeffro, I love the wireball

Jeffro, I love the wireball sketch but notice one thing missing ........................................................................................

a pair of chucks

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Jeffro wrote:Thanx, Nunzio.

Jeffro wrote:

Thanx, Nunzio. Walt is an awesome guy. And he's a fairly quiet guy who just goes about his business doing good in silence. I just saw him the other day.

As far as your wireball skills go, maybe there oughtta be a tournament some time this summer. You sound like a ringer.

Pure_Fishtown wrote:

Jeffro, I love the wireball sketch but notice one thing missing ........................................................................................

a pair of chucks

You oughtta see me toss sneakers on the wire. I'm deadly. Probably the best there ever was. (smile)

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Thanks. I didn't put the

Thanks. I didn't put the sneakers in because I had them on this one:

I'd have rather had Chucks, because they're my favorite sneakers. But my photo reference was better with these sneaks.

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I just found out yesterday

I just found out yesterday that Taipan Restaurant, where I was scheduled to have my July 6th Art show, closed on Sunday. So I need to take that event off the calendar. Ah well, it'll free up some time for me.

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Jeff, I put pictures in

Jeff,

I put pictures in your door.

AJ

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Hey, Jeff... I'd love to

Hey, Jeff...

I'd love to do a show.
Maybe provide space in our coffee shop or something.

Let me know.

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I'll talk to you about that

I'll talk to you about that soon, Dan. I'm meeting with Kelly Reynolds (the lady from Afa Productions) today to see how we're going to proceed.

AJ - Got the pics. The one fella in the black & white photo - that's your Dad, right?

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Dan - I actually would like

Dan - I actually would like to discuss the idea of a local kids' art show/silent auction at your place in September if possible. Let me know if you'd have some time this week to discuss.

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Jeffro wrote:Dan - I

Jeffro wrote:

Dan - I actually would like to discuss the idea of a local kids' art show/silent auction at your place in September if possible. Let me know if you'd have some time this week to discuss.

Sounds great! We'll arrange a time to talk over PM.

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This issue was done on the

This issue was done on the heels of girlscoutmommy's thread. And the fact that I love to sketch the strays in the neighborhood. This particular cat was inspired by a monster stray that used to haunt my Dad's yard:

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I was cracking up when I saw

I was cracking up when I saw this in the Spirit this morning. My kids were mad that I actually complained about the cute little kitties in our yard.

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Thanks. I tried calling you

Thanks. I tried calling you the other night to get your approval, but it was late. Hope you don't mind I put your name on without permission.

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Dont be silly, its totally

Dont be silly, its totally fine with me. The kids cut it out of the paper and it is now hanging on my refrigerator.

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I have recently decided to

I have recently decided to continue the Sketches of Fishtown project indefinitely (I was originally going to end it at # 52). Originally, I was going to have an art show at the end of the project. But since that is not going to happen now, I am considering selling some of the originals.

If anyone is interested, please email me: , and let me know which one you're interested in.

Eventually, I'd still like to put them all into a book. And like I promised, I won't make any money from that. So eventually, I need to find some way to fund printing and stuff.

Thanks.

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wow...it took me this long

wow...it took me this long to figure out who girlscoutmommy was! Hi Tina!

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Jeffro wrote: This is very

Jeffro wrote:

This is very cool. I thought it reminded me of this

http://www.artinthepicture.com/paintings/view.php?nr=1227

but it's better.

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Jeff, Bravo. This is

Jeff, Bravo. This is hilarious. You could make a mint selling prints of this one.

Will you be creating and selling the Go Fish - town cards? If so, I'm buying.

Jeffro wrote:

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Thanks. Yeah, I printed out

Thanks. Yeah, I printed out a bunch of those old C.M. Coolidge paintings for reference. Those paintings are a riot. He did 16 of those paintings. Can you believe that?

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Jeffro wrote:Thanks. Yeah,

Jeffro wrote:

Thanks. Yeah, I printed out a bunch of those old C.M. Coolidge paintings for reference. Those paintings are a riot. He did 16 of those paintings. Can you believe that?

Yea, but did he have a semi-psychotic looking Peewee-esque dog in his?

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Joe - how can you have any

Joe - how can you have any Fishtown dog cartoon without PeeWee? That dog is like a 4-legged cartoon character. I'm surpised Nickelodeon hasn't hade an animated show about him yet.

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That is hilarious - I love

That is hilarious - I love it!!

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I love this one,

I love this one, Jeff!

Great artistry, great truth, and great humor all wrapped up in one!

Bravo!

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This is one of your best,

This is one of your best, Jeffro. I love the props to Peewee. Do you think the dog in the top left corner would let me have some of that neck. I sure can use some.

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Hahahaha, this is awesome!

Hahahaha, this is awesome! Thanks for including our little Pee Wee! I love it to pieces!

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Jeffro wrote:Joe - how can

Jeffro wrote:

Joe - how can you have any Fishtown dog cartoon without PeeWee? That dog is like a 4-legged cartoon character. I'm surpised Nickelodeon hasn't hade an animated show about him yet.

Oddly, I "picture" Steve Buscemi doing the voice.

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jmminarik wrote:Jeffro

jmminarik wrote:
Jeffro wrote:

Joe - how can you have any Fishtown dog cartoon without PeeWee? That dog is like a 4-legged cartoon character. I'm surpised Nickelodeon hasn't hade an animated show about him yet.

Oddly, I "picture" Steve Buscemi doing the voice.

Perfect.

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Jeffro wrote:Joe - how can

Jeffro wrote:

Joe - how can you have any Fishtown dog cartoon without PeeWee? That dog is like a 4-legged cartoon character. I'm surpised Nickelodeon hasn't hade an animated show about him yet.

hey
ive got a BFA in animation and lots of spare time...get some character designs together jeffro and maybe we can work on somethin'

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Jeffro wrote:Joe - how can

Jeffro wrote:

Joe - how can you have any Fishtown dog cartoon without PeeWee? That dog is like a 4-legged cartoon character. I'm surpised Nickelodeon hasn't hade an animated show about him yet.

I think someone already did...remember Ren and Stimpy? lol...kidding!! Pee Wee...you are MUCH more handsome an dtalented and I am certain you don't have that OUTRAGEOUS ACCENT!

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Pee Wee could protect

Pee Wee could protect Fishtown from the evil possum gangs that roam the streets.