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Updated 07.20.2016 by Boulet

A new DUNE comic

Updated 07.15.2016 by Boulet

I've been playing Pokemon GO

here is what I've caught so far

Seattle Art Museum shares my sketch

Street Art

Updated 07.12.2016 by Boulet

Some recent things ...

Updated 07.10.2016 by Boulet

Nothing Gold can Stay

Updated 07.08.2016 by Boulet

Deep Sea Diver sketch

Summer at SAM

Here is a recent watercolor

"Get Sarah"

I made this as a thank you

for my participation on Sasquatch 206

A page from current Black Book 39

Life Drawing

I found this sticker

and drew all over it

Thanks for the photo

Orion Tippens

I also drew this

HELLO!

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

Fremont Solstice

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

Life Drawing

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

updated 06.6.2016

SASQUATCH 2016  

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.

 

FINISHED MURAL 

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. 

Damn.

I walk back to camp, tell my story, and hang out with my friends. 

Sunday ends. 

It will be late in the next day when I meet 

AMBER

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.

"Yes."

"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. 

MY HEART!

IT HURTS! 

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.

but....

I am still alive.

TUESDAY MORNING

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. 

THE END

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

 

 

 

UPDATED 06.03.2016

Seattle Weekly Shindig!

UPDATED 05.23.2016

I'll be drawing live at Sasquatch 2016

watercolor

It's Always Sunny in Philildelphia

The Gang Goes on Family Fight

Charlie, do you eat Dragons?

watercolor

goodbye BlackBook 38

Hello BLACKBOOK 39

My art in the Seattle Weekly

Finished. Seattle E-Bike

UPDATED 05.04.2016

For a WEEN fanzine submission

UPDATED 04.28.2016

I have artwork in CREEPY 23 by DARK HORSE COMICS

The frontispiece

The frontispiece

I pay tribute to comic book legends

Frank Frazetta

Bernie Wrightson

Richard Corben

Jack Davis

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

UPDATED 04.24.2016

UPDATED 04.22.2016

Some sketchbook stuff

Ballard Life Drawing Class

I model,for the class

and draw back

Oscar smiles

cool collab

with artist Cassie Murphy

I benched Georgetown

UPDATED 04.13.2016

Sasquatch Festival pre meet

UPDATED 04.12.2016

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?

UPDATED 04.11.2016

KEXP Seattle

Sticker SLAP

Thanks Xaiver lopez

for this interview

http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlearts/2016/03/26/11717/

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

regardless

it is a great quote

UPDATED 03.31.2016

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

awesome!

UPDATED 03.21.2016

Bernie Sanders Rally at Key Arena

Seattle

Standing in the rain drawing

will ruin sketchbooks

UPDATED 03.20.2016

Capitol Hill Light rail opens

Seattle Mayor Murray is there

I sketch him

UPDATED 03.12.2016

UPDATED 03.10.2016

new stuff!

Seattle Weekly cover

My art next to Daniel Clowes's art?

bad photo (lighting) of a great cover

concept

Earlier in the day...

St.John at Bernard's in Seattle

UPDATED 03.09.2016

A new comic!

in the comic section

UPDATED 03.01.2016

I read a friends social media post

and made this

UPDATED 02.24.2016

UPDATED 02.23.2016

UPDATED 02.21.2016

As I was watching

HITCHCOCK's

THE BIRDS

I paused the movie to draw this scene

I made this to heal my heart

Updated 02/17/2016

Drawn at a Seattle local meet up

Updated 02/12/2016

Here is what I did today

Live drawing at

BLICK ART MATERIALS

Went to ART PRIMO SEATTLE

STACKED PAPERS

Nemesis local comic artist

Busy day

Updated 02/04/2016

A quick sketch

on the C Line

My drawing in the Seattle Weekly

01.21.2016

Cool little art show

lots of great local talent

04.04.16 Pioneer Square Saloon 5/10p

Updated 01/25/2016

A NEW COMIC!

a quick one

that had me smiling

while drawing

enjoy!

METAL'S #1 FAN by BOULET

01.21.2016

From DRAWNK in Pioneer Square

The Talented Reed Carpenter painted me

Reed Carpenter (check out his FB. click here.)

from DUNE mini comic night

01.19.2016

01.18.2016

Happy MLK Day

01.08.2016

Before I leave Dallas...

A comic

Warp Zine meet up

01.01.2016

Lets start 2016 out right!

12.30.2015

"VEGAS FLIGHT"

New comic in the comic section

Jacques Tardi influence

12.29.2015

I am SpaceMonkey 420

12.28.2015

Judge Dredd submission

I wanna be in Fight Club ..again

from FIGHT CLUB 2

issue 7

I did the Covers for the Seattle Weekly Gift giving guide 2015

Christmas covers

Nortwest Leaf - Seattle/ WA

Oregon Leaf - Oregon

11.15.2015

11.09.2015

I've just come back from the future!

This all girl band is the new sound!

11.08.2015

Fremont Abbey Arts Center

uses my sketch of

JOLIE HOLLAND

for their November events

11.01.2015

10.31.2015

Published

Dark Horse Comics

10.22.2015

10.14.2015

Dean Ween

at Showbox Seattle

If you're a Ween fan, it was a great show

10.05.2015

10.02.2015

10.01.2015

I have art in Creepy#22

09.26.2015

images of Boulet drawing the

MAYORS ART AWARDS

Seattle

My Seattle Weekly Cover

09.12.2015

based off photo by Charles Meacham

Sam Baxter at Viretta Park Seattle

Kurt Cobain memorial bench

Bradon Beach Oregon 2015

08.27.2015

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

08.26.2015

Hempfest 2015

I have a backstage pass

Operation 2015

Always gotta draw Jake

Backstage McWilliams Stage

Kat B speaks

Seeley Stage at 4:20pm

Ready for free joints

Backstage Basedrop

Dancesafe backstage host

08.25.2015

Hempfest 2015

08.19.2015

I MET TOMMY CHONG!

Here is the comic

08.12.2015

08.09.2015

August Self Portrait

08.03.2015

I colored this for a submission

Let's meet God

Read it here

Let's meet God

08.03.2015

Uh....

my comic is on HEAVY METAL dot com

http://www.heavymetal.com/news/comics-news/falcon-lake-by-joshua-boulet/

awesome!

08.01.2015

New Comic

Based on a real report

07.25.2015

Awesome Fight Club 2 News!

I'm in the back of ISSUE 3

They used my first drawing

SPACE MONKEY #420

exists!

in print, and on the Join Project Mayhem website

I joined Fight Club

KNOCKEDOUT!

Join Project Mayhem

SPACE MONKEY 420

07.08.2015

I'm trying hard to get into the back of

FIGHT CLUB 2

Based on a real life conversation

07.06.2015

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46r7XbmLXGY

07.01.2015

For Fight Club 2

Updated 06.28.2015

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

06.27.2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqZvtlXAm3g

Updated 06.24.2015

Susie Philipsen at the Fremont Arts Abbey

Erik Walters

Jolie Holland

Jolie Holland play the Fremont Abbey

Seattle Bus Graffiti.

Updated 06.22.2015

Seattle Bus Graffiti.

I believe the tag is "INSPIRE"

Updated 06.19.2015

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

Updated 06.15.2015

Updated 06.08.2015

King County Metro

So I saved my bus transfers

Glued them to paper

then drew on top

Updated 06.02.2015

Updated 06.01.2015

Updated 05.27.2015

NorthWest FolkLife at the Seattle Center

By BOULET

Updated 04.30.2015

Lets end the month with a sketchbook dump

Ninja Tutles

Updated 04.19.2015

Here is what I did yesterday

in drawings

I leave Georgetown, meet a friend, then back to West Seattle

ALASKA JUNCTION

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

Awesome!

Updated 04.15.2015

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

Updated 04.13.2015

I'm not sure what I'm trying to say with this one

but I'm trying to say something

Updated 04.12.2015

I end the night with a punk show

Seen here Seattle's own "SUCCESS!"

Black Lives Matter

at Columbia City Art Gallery

Updated 04.09.2015

Looking out this window

Sound Transit Metro King County Seattle

Updated 04.02.2015

I'm on the Cover of Seattle Weekly

Updated 04.01.2015

Emerald City Comic Con

as lived by BOULET

LOVE

Updated 03.29.2015

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

Updated 03.23.2015

Gift of Gab in Fremont Seattle

I watch Master artist KIM JUNG GI US

As lived by Boulet

Updated 03.15.2015

She painted in the rain

I draw.

Updated 03.12.2015

Grafitti Girls only!

Updated 02.25.2015

Urban Sketchers Feb 2015

Seattle

Updated 02.09.2015

Updated 02.02.2015

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.

Updated 01.26.2015

SKETCHBOOK DUMP

This tree had many faces in it

Updated 01.25.2015

Updated 01.18.2015

Some heavy reading?

Updated 01.17.2015

Updated 01.16.2015

Whoever fell in love today, this one is for you.

Updated 01.10.2015

Practicing my colors.This seemed like a good one to color...

Updated 01.01.2015

Fireworks from Alki Beach.

West Seattle

Updated 12.25.2014

Merry Christmas to all!

Here is something I made for my Mom, because I love her

Updated 12.21.2014

Updated 12.15.2014

Living in West Seattle/ Alki is BEAUTIFUL

Getting here and there by bus is trying

But then I witness something like this

Updated 12.07.2014

Henry "I Myth You"

Ballard/ Seattle

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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