I have been so busy drawing the Evelyn Evelyn graphic novel I haven't had a chance to see them perform their show.
The show was wonderful. Sxip Shirey started the night performing with a variety of musical instruments made from found objects. My favorite song was played with an instrument made from several wind-up music boxes. I tried to play his bicycle bell instrument (made for him by Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer), but it sounded like out-of-tune bicycle bells. When Sxip plays it, it sounds like magic!
Adele and I went backstage afterwards and drank Brooklyn Lager. Then we all headed out to the Gothamist after party for Evelyn Evelyn in Williamsburg. I met Adele's darling husband, and many other interesting, talented people like John Cameron Mitchell, Corn Mo, Sean Francis, Rachel, and many more.
A group of us decided to cab it to my castle on Staten Island for the night. Sxip slept on the round bed in the purple tower room and Jason slept in the master bedroom. The next day, wearing the same clothes from the night before, Jason, Rachel, and I headed to chinatown for young coconut juice which we drank from straws stuck into the actual coconuts.
I picked up my car in the West Village and headed back to my lake house in Connecticut because Land's End was beginning to shoot their catalog there on Monday morning.
Whew! I'm tired. Now I must go back to work on my Books of Wonder But Who Will Bell the Cats? animated window display and the rest of the Evelyn Evelyn graphic novel.