Joshua Boulet's Sketch the World
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Updated 06.28.2016 by Boulet
R.I.P my friend...
Updated 06.26.2016 by Boulet
Based off this photo
I'm in Creepy #25
Dark Horse Comics
Got a copy of the Ween-zine I have art in
Updated 06.22.2016 by Boulet
Anything VS Pizza Tuesday
Updated 06.21.2016 by Boulet
He followed me as I went to get something to eat
He drew this in my blackbook while I ate
We go to a bridge
and we write our tags
I went back to the spot only two days later
and the tags had already been buffed
Updated 06.17.2016 by Boulet
Updated 06.09.2016 by Boulet
The thing about racism is . . .
back to the program. . .
Local Artist StarHead Boy
is inspired by the photo of my lounging
as lived by BOULET
May 26th 2016
I'm part of a group of artists that have been invited by Ryan Henry Ward.
This will be my first time at the Gorge. I hear it's gonna be awesome.
Fueled on laughter an curls, Jessica and Roxy Rose get us there.
Close to the festival she picks up two hitch hikers and drops them off at the main gate.
Time to make our way to the artist camping grounds.
I find a spot, and set up a tent.
Sasquatch is a four day festival, and this is just cold night one.
I shiver myself to sleep and think "What the hell I've gotten myself into?"
FRIDAY MORNING- DAY 1 - I'm gonna be all right.
For the next couple of days I'll be painting a mural with Henry.
I'll be drawing people from the crowds.
This is for Pepsi's Kola House.
It is a comic book mural.
It will take us (Henry, the 3 Chicago artists, and me) four days to finish.
Here are some detail shots of what I did:
The Three background characters here:
All of the red / blue crowd scenes.
My fingerprints make up the red splatter!
See the little red heart?
They would host Kola House podcasts in front of the work in progress.
Photo credit unknown.
Sketching Henry at the Kola House stage.
THE BIG GRAMS BACKSTAGE STORY
Sunday night. Big Grams (Big Boi from OutKast and Phantograms) are playing the Bigfoot stage.
I walk up to security and show them my orange backstage bracelet.
The security guard frowns and says "No backstage passes tonight."
"But I'm the visual artist" I say, as I hold up my sketchbook, and a lanyard with my photo on it that says VISUAL ARTIST.
(Thank you Melissa)
"Okay. That works." he says and opens the gate.
I try but I am not able to actually get on stage, despite my pleas of needing to document the show correctly.
So I walk around to the front of the stage.
Here I am able to stand between the barrier of fans and the stage. At times Big Boi will only be a few feet from me.
This is where the media is allowed, and about twenty of them run around snapping the same photo..
I dance. I draw. I enjoy the show.
At some point they stop to wish the DJ a Happy Birthday.
A pink pinata is lowered from the top of the stage and everyone wishes the DJ, who is also named JOSH a Happy Birthday.
He swings, but the pinata is pulled up. He gives them a look. I can only see a certain amount being this close to the stage.
After he demolishes the pinata he HURLS the large mop handle he was using, into the crowd
The Girl on stage screams "JOSH! What are you-!?"
Big Boi just stares.
I couldn't see what happened, but I thought there is no way he really threw that mop handle.
Quickly Sarah, on stage, apologizes and the show gets back to jamming.
A few songs later security comes up to me and says "All media has to leave! You gotta go!"
"But I'm the visual artist!" I say and show them my sketch.
"Okay. He can stay." one guard points at me "but everyone else- OUT!"
Now it is just me and two security guards in all this space.
I smile and continue to sketch.
It took a few attempts but eventually I am able to produce something I am happy with.
BIG GRAMS at SASQUATCH 2016 by BOULET
I have time, so I turn around and sketch the crowd.
I stay until the show ends. When someone is yelling at the DJ to apologize, but I can't really hear, and the crowd groans.
I walk around the back to try and get an Autograph, but Big Boi is GONE.
I see Sarah of Phantograms, and wait to say hi.
I show her my sketch and contemplate if asking her for an autograph would be okay. Then I think, wait, I might be like, only sign here, and that might be rude. What should I do? I stand there, smiling.
She gives me a weird look and walks off.
I walk back to camp, tell my story, and hang out with my friends.
It will be late in the next day when I meet
There are three sides to this part of the story.
Mine, hers, and the truth.
This is mine. . .
When I see her, out of the corner of my eye, I abruptly I leave the conversation I was having and walk over to her.
I can already see that there is something special about her.
Politely, almost a little too shy, I ask to sit down.
"You're an artist?" I ask.
"You're also a. . . a . . . "
I stumble on my words.
Just say it Boulet. Just say what she is. You see it. So does everyone else. Besides, she is kinda cute.
"You're a Sasquatch, right?"
AMBER - THE FEMALE SASQUATCH ARTIST
We talk a little bit.
Apparently the Sasquatch tribes will socialize with the Humans ONLY once a year- at the SASQUATCH Music Festival
"Wow. I had no idea." I say.
She has some amazing art ideas.
I try to make her laugh.
As we talk I pick up a vibe that she might be flirting with me. Seriously?
I thank my lucky stars! I can already see our two styles melding together into some kind of weird Human Sasquatch obscure art greatness!
Of course I could only see her once a year, but.... I'm not worried about that.
How does that saying go? True love knows no bounds? Yes...
Plus, she is kinda cutel. Wait, did I already say that?
I should have told her that then and there, because I get distracted by a friend or smoking weed, or something, I can't really remember,
but it will be a few hours before I see her again. . . .with another man.
She is sitting on top of the hill.
I can see that she is sketching now. . . him.
He is a handsome Prehistoric Reptile type bird man. It is hard to describe. I'll just draw it-
Amber and the Bird Man - he swooped in, and I immediately disliked him.
I try to give them some time, but he isn't leaving.
Finally I walk up the hill to say hi, but the vibe has already changed.
I watch her draw for a few seconds- just long enough for my heart to break, and then walk off.
I am already lost in the crowd as I wave bye.
Like a raging fire that can't be controlled.
Each heart beat causes a pain that pounds thru my body.
had just met her. I had nothing invested. How can it hurt like this?
I plop down in the grass at the main stage, and amongst the festival goers I smoke hash until I can forget about Amber.
Which turns out to be a lot of hash
A cute Sasquatch girl broke my heart.
I am still alive.
For the last day that damn sun wakes me up on time.
I quickly break down my campsite.
I high five all my new friends, hitch a ride, and get the fuck back to civilization and a warm shower.
MY FAVORITE SASQUATCH MOMENT
At one point I am back at the camp. Carl comes up to me and tells me that down at the main stage bar he was talking with some of the other artists.
He tells me that everyone was saying how awesome of an artist I am.
Who? I quickly ask
He lists off a list that will forever stay close to my heart.
I give him a hug.
THANK YOU FRIENDS!
THANK YOU HENRY!
Thank you, my friends, beyond whatever words or art I could ever produce.
I'll give you a BIG HUG next time we meet.
-BOULET MAY/JUNE 2016
Seattle Weekly Shindig!
I'll be drawing live at Sasquatch 2016
It's Always Sunny in Philildelphia
The Gang Goes on Family Fight
Charlie, do you eat Dragons?
goodbye BlackBook 38
Hello BLACKBOOK 39
My art in the Seattle Weekly
Finished. Seattle E-Bike
For a WEEN fanzine submission
I have artwork in CREEPY 23 by DARK HORSE COMICS
I pay tribute to comic book legends
In the credits
my name is next to Richard Corben
Corben also has a short story in this issue
In the letters section
I have a fan!
Thank you Salvador Wolfe
Salvador Wolfe- contact me for a free sketch
Some sketchbook stuff
Ballard Life Drawing Class
I model,for the class
and draw back
with artist Cassie Murphy
I benched Georgetown
Sasquatch Festival pre meet
Collab with Colin Curry
My third eye is kicking strong,
and out of my heart shines this incredible light.
I call it GOD, but it prefers to be called love.
Delusions of grandeur?
Thanks Xaiver lopez
for this interview
Title: A Confab with Joshua Boulet – Of Dark Horse Comic Books,
Led Zeppelin, Love and Reefer Superheroes!
Sketching a sketcher
Colin in the Park
I'm trying to change this about me
it is a great quote
The Sun Rays of Europia
watercolor by BOULET
for sale in the shop
Another Seatle Weekly cover!!!
I created this after watching
Jill Bolte Taylor's Ted Talk
So I sent it to here in an e-mail
She wrote back
Bernie Sanders Rally at Key Arena
Standing in the rain drawing
will ruin sketchbooks
Capitol Hill Light rail opens
Seattle Mayor Murray is there
I sketch him
Seattle Weekly cover
My art next to Daniel Clowes's art?
bad photo (lighting) of a great cover
Earlier in the day...
St.John at Bernard's in Seattle
A new comic!
in the comic section
I read a friends social media post
and made this
As I was watching
I paused the movie to draw this scene
I made this to heal my heart
Drawn at a Seattle local meet up
Here is what I did today
Live drawing at
BLICK ART MATERIALS
Went to ART PRIMO SEATTLE
Nemesis local comic artist
A quick sketch
on the C Line
My drawing in the Seattle Weekly
Cool little art show
lots of great local talent
04.04.16 Pioneer Square Saloon 5/10p
A NEW COMIC!
a quick one
that had me smiling
METAL'S #1 FAN by BOULET
From DRAWNK in Pioneer Square
The Talented Reed Carpenter painted me
Reed Carpenter (check out his FB. click here.)
from DUNE mini comic night
Happy MLK Day
Before I leave Dallas...
Warp Zine meet up
Lets start 2016 out right!
New comic in the comic section
Jacques Tardi influence
I am SpaceMonkey 420
Judge Dredd submission
I wanna be in Fight Club ..again
from FIGHT CLUB 2
I did the Covers for the Seattle Weekly Gift giving guide 2015
Nortwest Leaf - Seattle/ WA
Oregon Leaf - Oregon
I've just come back from the future!
This all girl band is the new sound!
Fremont Abbey Arts Center
uses my sketch of
for their November events
Dark Horse Comics
at Showbox Seattle
If you're a Ween fan, it was a great show
I have art in Creepy#22
images of Boulet drawing the
MAYORS ART AWARDS
My Seattle Weekly Cover
based off photo by Charles Meacham
Sam Baxter at Viretta Park Seattle
Kurt Cobain memorial bench
Bradon Beach Oregon 2015
This makes me smile
Here is the backstory on this one.
The unfortunate house that is in front of the 50 bus/Alki gets a lot of foot traffic.
Just recently the owner (female) had begun to leave chalk out, with ideas for people to write things
One day I noticed the chalk was low so I anonymously dropped more off.
The sidewalk art continued
and then I saw this sign posted on the tree,
in front of the 50 bus stop
in Alki Seattle
I have a backstage pass
Always gotta draw Jake
Backstage McWilliams Stage
Kat B speaks
Seeley Stage at 4:20pm
Ready for free joints
Dancesafe backstage host
I MET TOMMY CHONG!
Here is the comic
August Self Portrait
I colored this for a submission
Let's meet God
Read it here
Let's meet God
my comic is on HEAVY METAL dot com
Based on a real report
Awesome Fight Club 2 News!
I'm in the back of ISSUE 3
They used my first drawing
SPACE MONKEY #420
in print, and on the Join Project Mayhem website
I joined Fight Club
Join Project Mayhem
SPACE MONKEY 420
I'm trying hard to get into the back of
FIGHT CLUB 2
Based on a real life conversation
Enlightenment by Boulet?
SOCIAL ART EXPERIMENT
I wheat past a crossword puzzle and connect-the-dots puzzles
in Post Alley/ Seattle
I document the audience interact with it
Click here to go the the YOUTUBE video
For Fight Club 2
So I have a GoPro now
The goal is to make art videos of me creating
This is the first one of many
Zach Pohl plays at Herbs House
Ballard / Seattle
Susie Philipsen at the Fremont Arts Abbey
Jolie Holland play the Fremont Abbey
Seattle Bus Graffiti.
Seattle Bus Graffiti.
I believe the tag is "INSPIRE"
Graffiti or Art?
A sketchbook page
Still in Seattle
I drew on a West Seattle map
My Bus Transfer Art is hung
I wheat pasted something
King County Metro
So I saved my bus transfers
Glued them to paper
then drew on top
NorthWest FolkLife at the Seattle Center
Lets end the month with a sketchbook dump
Here is what I did yesterday
I leave Georgetown, meet a friend, then back to West Seattle
The party spills into the streets
The Fire Marshall comes
I quickly sketch the firetruck
Everything is OK!
The party goes on
The Fire Marshall says "Hey, nice sketch. You're quick!"
Another one comes back to look
Here is what I did today, in drawings
Sat in on an open meeting of the
Seattle Arts Commission
Stumbled upon a protest
...and joined them.
I drew while I walked
Visited 4Culture Seattle
What a good day
I'm not sure what I'm trying to say with this one
but I'm trying to say something
I end the night with a punk show
Seen here Seattle's own "SUCCESS!"
Black Lives Matter
at Columbia City Art Gallery
Looking out this window
Sound Transit Metro King County Seattle
I'm on the Cover of Seattle Weekly
Emerald City Comic Con
as lived by BOULET
I take a break from Emerald City Comic Con
to sketch a crew of girls spray paint a wall
I Heart Comic Art
begins Emerald City Comic Con 2015
Gift of Gab in Fremont Seattle
I watch Master artist KIM JUNG GI US
As lived by Boulet
She painted in the rain
Grafitti Girls only!
Urban Sketchers Feb 2015
I am at home drawing. Waiting. Watching the Seahawks in Superbowl XLIX, and I must say they are looking pretty damn good. I think they are going do it! Yeah, they are gonna win!-- And that means there will be a riot downtown!
It’s the 3rd quarter. 4th and down. I pull a Hail Mary- grabbing the sketchbook, and jump on a bus heading to Pioneer Square. On the ride there I have time to think. Wow, my first real riot. I have missed so many of the big ones. (I was close in NYC during Occupy) Hmmm, What if the riot became kind of a thing, a Victory Riot. It could be part of the game. Like how the commercials are now. What if each city was guaranteed a riot after the victory? It would give us a chance to let off a lot of steam, and maybe burn a few things. Isn.t that what this game is about anyway? So riding the 21 bus towards downtown I am able to convince myself that I am not going to just fuck shit up.
I get to Pioneer Square and Cops are EVERYWHERE. I join a crowd that has spilled out onto the street, watching the final two minutes of the game. A group of SPD are huddled around a news van. One of them screams. !YES! YES! Thank God yes! Then 7 seconds later the rest of us witness the miracle happen. Jermaine Kearse s amazing catch. I walk over to the Police group, staying a safe distance of course, and I watch the Seahawks lose 7 seconds before everyone else. The Fans scream !WHY? Why would you throw the ball on the one yard line?! I wonder if the pass had worked would they be screaming about the brilliance of the play?
A large group of Police are being sent home, and they look relieved. Blue and green pours out of the bars. Deflated. It actually happened. The Seahawks lost the Superbowl. That means…. There will not be a riot! Deflated, I walk around Pioneer Square. Man, no one is flipping over cars, or burning anything! Some people scream !SEA! !HAWKS!. I see someone snapping pictures of a cute dog. Everyone just seems really really sad that we lost. So I walk around and end up walking past the Mission Homeless Shelter. There are about 20 or more men outside. Some are smoking cigarettes. As I pass my thoughts are about what hardships their lives must have had to put them here. Then I remember this radio report I had heard earlier in the day, about a guy in Vegas betting almost a million dollars on the game. I looked at these homeless, possibly hungry people here, and thought ...Man, what a douche bag.
Eventually I make it to my bus stop where the universe places an attractive blonde. She has the Seahawks Eye Black, and tugs two small twin dogs. A hello leads to a conversation, and we end up boarding the C bus together. Not even one stop later I hear dispatch over the radio saying, !All buses do not take 1st avenue there are serious disruptions in Pioneer Square.! I rush to the front, and ask the bus driver if I can get off right here. !Are you serious! he asks. !Yes. I’m serious.! He hesitates. Then opens the door. I look both ways and then hope off. I hear someone in a sad voice say ....I want to riot.
As I rush towards Pioneer Square I play the bus moment over in my head. Man that was to cool. Total action movie moment. I know it. There was a cute girl, and everything. Wait a minute. I have no way of contacting that cute girl! Kaylee, if you read this you can call me at 206.555.0420.
I make it to Pioneer Square and there are no SERIOUS DISRUPTIONS here. The Square looks exactly the same as when I left it! Ugh! I walk around a little more, and finally a cop yells at me. !Hey get off the phone, and pay attention! I quickly do what I am told. After all, I am dressed in all black. Eventually I must accept that there is not going be a riot. I catch the C bus back to West Seattle. It is a crowded bus full of drunks that argue over how good poutine is. I safely make it back home and blaze my own Super Bowl.
This tree had many faces in it
Some heavy reading?
Whoever fell in love today, this one is for you.
Practicing my colors.This seemed like a good one to color...
Fireworks from Alki Beach.
Merry Christmas to all!
Here is something I made for my Mom, because I love her
Living in West Seattle/ Alki is BEAUTIFUL
Getting here and there by bus is trying
But then I witness something like this
Henry "I Myth You"
My art on the Christmas cover of the Dec issue of NorthWest Leaf
...and a two page spread...
I'm currently working on my 33rd sketchbook
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