Adam McCauley
December 2009
Sadly, the world lost two great explorers this christmas. 

Vic Chesnutt, a great songwriter.  Crippled and confined to a wheelchair since a teenager, Vic nonetheless soldiered on and wrote and performed a lot of great music.
He took his own life on Christmas day under the shadow of daunting medical bills.  He was 45.  Rock on, wherever you are Vic.

Leo Espinosa forwarded me the video below, it's amazing.

This one is one of my favorites of Chesnutt's.

Knut Magne Haugland also passed this boxer day.
He was the last of six original crew members of Thor Heyerdhal's Kon Tiki expedition.  He was 92.

Kon Tiki has been and will always be, for me at least, an incredible inspiration.

Rock on, Knut.

We don't see much snow out here in California unless we drive up to the mountains.  I know you east coasters are all buried right now, so I thought I'd post these drawings.
Angela Howard at Country Living magazine called about my sketchbook drawings.  She'd seen the Maui sketches I put up here, but in this case they needed the "polar" opposite: cross country skiing.  Specifically, romantic scenes of an older couple who's marriage has been cemented over the years by their shared love of cross country skiing.
These both ended up as full pages.  Angela and the gang were a joy to work with.  Below is the piece she really liked, and it happened to also get into the upcoming SI unpublished show.

Happy holidays, all!
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SooJin just sent me this yesterday, a cover I did for PS last month.  I just love her typography.  It was for a survey of the best 401k plans, and it was a lot of fun to draw.  There are, as always, a ton of great illustrations inside, including many a Drawger. A bonus is this also got into the SI show along with some other stuff.

Thanks SooJin, you rock.

These are the other two sketches...

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