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Video: Wide Pitches

This is a music video my brother created for an Italian band called, The Disappearing One. The video features three different worlds, each one rendered by an artist. Those artists include myself, Sumbody, and President Wishnack.  Apparently, I need a better artist's moniker. At any rate, my brother has outdone himself once again.  The song and images complement each other perfectly, like pairing the right cheese with the right wine without one overpowering the other. I hope you watch and enjoy!

Wide Pitches from David Dutton on Vimeo.

In other news, Alex and I will be taking off on a short trip to Korea tomorrow. I'm excited to see my parents after nearly two years of being apart, as well as seeing Korea again for the first time in over twenty years. I wonder if the Soju is better there, the way a Guinness is in Ireland. Apparently, I've got libations on my mind today. It must be this deadline I'm working on! See you guys soon.

Entry No. 7

With monstrous deadlines looming over me, I find it easy to stay cooped up in the studio all day, neglecting to eat, exercise, or interact with the rest of the human race. Alex calls once in a while to remind me to take a walk outside, to get some Vitamin-D in my eyes from the sun. It would seem like much less effort to just walk upstairs to the kitchen and get the same vitamins from a glass of milk, but Alex is probably onto something here. So when it isn't raining, I try to follow her advice by going out and walking in the sunlight... that is, on the milky side of the street.

Here are a couple sketches from my out-of-studio breaks.People WatchingSutter and Market


Video: Making of One Swoop Fell's "Pot.Kettle"

Hope you guys will enjoy my brother Dave's latest video on the making of a Swoop comic. Once again, he makes me look like a natural... although he did insist on showing me white something out. When you guys are done here, be sure to check out his website. www.Duttonfilms.com Thanks, and enjoy!

One Swoop Fell - Pot. Kettle. from David Dutton on Vimeo.

For Salinger, "...a bouquet of very early-blooming parentheses"


JD Salinger


No, this has nothing to do with those books or those movies... but I'm all for the little boost in web traffic the title may attract, especially after such a long hiatus in my posting. Actually, it's the title of an Elliott Smith tune that used to be in heavy rotation on my iPod some years ago. It managed to resurface this weekend, and I thought of its lyrics while spacing out at Dillon Beach, half-attempting to keep up with the sky's constantly shifting palette in this sketch... which I eventually gave up on, thus that particular line from the song at the bottom of the page.

I suppose I should confess to avoiding a couple other things besides sunsets -which, actually, I did watch, and it was all fiery red and perfect. Things like this blog and my comic. It's probably not advisable in a professional sense to admit such neglect (since this blog serves a primary/secondary purpose as my portfolio - that is, a solicitation of my professional creative services), but I think it's more important to be honest with those of you who have been following me here for some time rather than those who just happened to stop by (no offense to fans of that other thing who popped in by accident).

I've been busy, but I've also been distracted... but I'm moving on and you'll be seeing a lot more of me in the near future. Things are cookin', gnome sang? Thanks for checking in from time to time anyway... or at least keeping me in your subscriptions list or what have you. It's a new decade, a new year, and soon, a new day.