Coney Island has always been a touchstone for me, especially when I was living in Brooklyn. I use to ride my bike there from my neighborhood several times a year to take in the atmosphere, buy cheap clothes at the Russian stores in Brighton Beach, and eat a really good knish. I took my son there recently to ride the Cyclone rollercoaster. Here is what the boardwalk looked like on that day.
Hong Kong has been very much on our minds recently. We've been watching and reading the news about the protests, and hoping that things don't escalate out of control to the point where there is violence and bloodshed. I wish I could be there to watch and sketch. Here are some sketches that I did two years ago of the student protests on the campus of the Chinese University during the national curriculum conflict.