Las Vegas has a Mayor, Carolyn Goodman, since 2011! She has succeeded her husband Oscar (deceased) and pursues progressive policies. Public transit is well developed, among other things.
An iconic view of Las Vegas, facing the Fremont Experience
I went there for a writer’s workshop. However, I discovered other less known and very positive aspects.
This week, I open with murals. In every city I visit, I try to capture the mural art. And Las Vegas has some amazing art.
This is behind the restaurant Vegenation, which I will talk about soon.
A mural that animates a sad parking lot! Near 6th Avenue
Another colorful mural, surrounding the same parking lot.
The Astronaut and Unicorn hidden mural, visible from a back alley!
Here, a very well sponsorised giant mural
A well-thought illusion featuring a place long gone.
A museum mural. Wheter the red splurt was designed or not to symbolize the fragility of wild life reminds to be seen.
Some very unconventional murals surprizes the visitors!
This young pinkish girl seems to mock us!
Another rebel graffiti. The woman’s face extends below on the asphalt, a mark of the artist’s craft. The other graffiti artists have (for the most part) respected this image!
You can guess the hope and apprehension in this man’s eyes. (My other angle without the post was too sun-drenched to show.)
This dignified face may be a publicity stunt, but the Fear no Fate text looks like Fear no Hate, all in all a good message for me.
As a science fiction writer I can’t ignore that one.
That dreamy mermaid closes this review.
To my fantastic fans,
You’re invited to step aboard my Patreon galleon
and sail to new uncharted territories!
I came to Patreon at first to support my fellow artists friends. And I am still supporting them via this fantastic system.
But now a flurry of new projects are claiming for existence:
- Windmistress, YA SF, 43 finished pages on 50.
- Honor Road, manga, 200 pages, 22 finished
- Joys of the Signing Table, 100 gags published on my blog, meaning a 250-page album in manga format. I need at least thirty hours to convert the graphic files to the publication format.
I am currently working on two SF novels ( Azuras and Grasshoppers), and planning for more.
Your kind support on Patreon will make a difference for my writing and drawing fiction, especially as I write in both English and French. It will allow me to hire help for translation and design, and to get the formation I need to hone my craft. Because I am always learning.
It will make a difference for you, as your pledge will reap rewards: free reading, behind-the-scene sketches, ex-libris, ebooks…
(Honor Road, sketch)
Some of my recent English titles (ebooks and comic books) can be found below.
Ma Patreon page contains a short and funny video presentation. Enjoy its nice musical score and share it among potentials fans !
This scene unfolds at the Salon du livre de Québec, so the last panel shows the Québec Parliement in the background. There was no freezing spell there, but it really happened at a similar event!
This comic page was done with my Intuos tablet and modified on Manga Studio. It is no 27 in the Splendors and Miseries of the Signing Table series, the French version here. And yes, it was snowing when I drew this comic…
Many thanks to Jack Ruttan who translated this page from French!