These are postcard collages that went to my Kickstarter project backers at the forty dollar level. They also got a two-page letter and some zany crap I found while traveling.
Back on the road today. Left the Bay Area yesterday after getting the staples removed from my legs. Did a short-ish, four mile hike at Salt Point State Park, where I was half convinced that every noise in the woods heralded the arrival of an angry pig bent on finishing the job. Now I’m sitting in a coffee shop in Fort Bragg, working on letters. The drawing above is a cameraphone shot from a little “Hippies vs. Loggers” comic strip I drew to illustrate the local scene.
After leaving Iowa and heading west, I wrote notes to project backers on a few custom postcards that I had made during the last leg of my trip. Here they are:
From my last campsite in the Upper Peninsula it was only a short drive into Duluth, Minnesota, where I stayed with my friends Aga and Chris for a few days. My timing was perfect — torrential rains soaked northern Minnesota while I was in town, and cleared up as soon as I went camping again. After spending some time along the north shore of Lake Superior, I headed to Lake Itasca, home of the Mississippi River headwaters, then down to Minneapolis to visit friends. I spent a couple more days in Minnesota after that, visiting my grandfather’s grave and camping on my way back to Iowa.