Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election


I survived my day as an election journalist. Started Tuesday at 5:00am; got home at 11:55pm. I am exceedingly pleased that Senator Obama has been elected to the presidency. I worked hard to keep my inclinations out of my reportage (as a card-carrying member of the media "elite").

I have two more drawings to scan and upload--both post-voting scenes. I'll deal with them tomorrow. But the long and short of it is this: 21 total drawings, a dozen finished today.

More tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy George Caleb Bingham's account of another Missouri election, this one in 1846.

Time for bed...

3 comments:

Dan Z. said...

The drawings are really great Douglas, and it was fun to check in on them during the day. What's your next one-day roaming sketchstravaganza? "Black Friday"?

Dan Z. said...

More importantly, what are we to call this new type of real-time reportage? SKLOGGING???

DB Dowd said...

Dan, see the next post (Closing Up) for a reflection on this new term of yours, sklogging.

I haven't written to tell you, but I want to join your St. Louis sketch club. I think we should have rotating tee shirt design contests, too.

Also: I have longed to draw Farmer Whoosit and his special needs young farmer in the General Grant shopping area on Watson Road. But I fear you have franchised this material. May I apply for a license to draw there from you?