A recent illustration of the Denver skyline, that was originally used for the cover of my ‘Nothing but Suitcases’ comic, is featured in the latest issue (Nov 2019) of Birdy. It looks great! Out now around Denver.
This is pretty brilliant. So, I was approached by the Colfax Avenue Business Improvement District (Colfax BID) that represents businesses along the section of East Colfax Avenue between Grant Street and Josephine Street, about a 2 mile stretch of the 30 or so miles that Colfax fully runs.
Now, I’ve done work with Colfax BID in the past (just see the Characters of Colfax comic that I’m currently doing for them.) Every year or so, the BID provides banners that hang on the light posts that run up and down this 2 miles stretch. In the past they have been holiday themed, or focusing on various businesses, or (like the past year) featuring artwork from some of the artists that work in the tattoo shops along Colfax.
Well this year, the BID asked me to provide the artwork for the banners, featuring illustrations of the architecture of Colfax buildings from the past and present: The Ogden Theatre, Tom’s Diner, The Newhouse Hotel, The Lion’s Lair, Pete’s Kitchen & Satire Lounge, The Aladdin Theatre, Sid King’s Crazy Horse, and (of course) an illustration of RTD’s 15 bus that runs up and down Colfax. This is a brilliant opportunity that I jumped for.
So, the artwork is now all completed and you can see below. The files are at the printers and should be up along Colfax around Thanksgiving. The BID is having a party, celebrating their 30 years of representing the Avenue on November 20th at the Filmore. You can see all the details at the link.
… and here’s the artwork. I’ll post more photos once the banners go up!
I was recently approached by Colfax Business Improvement District (or Colfax BID) to help them out in their effort to focus on some of the people that make Denver’s Colfax Avenue… well… Colfax.
I’ll be creating a comic every other month, featuring some of these people and their stories. Here’s the second one featuring Donnacha Og ORinn
You can check out the Characters of Colfax website HERE.
30 MILES OF CRAZY! Issue #7
‘I believe in The City’
Slice of life comics and true stories about modern life and living in The City by Karl Christian Krumpholz, 28 pages, Full Color.
Includes the stories: ‘My Mugger‘, ‘A Gesture‘, ‘Walk of Shame‘, ‘Darkness‘, ‘Indifference‘, ‘My Only Stan Lee Story‘, ‘The Show Girl’, ‘Agoraphobia‘, and others.
“Karl’s books break my heart like an old song. Frantic scenes frozen brilliantly. He captures the sacred and silent city moments that only happen in your head or with your true love. It’s a lament to a town I no longer know, but a love letter to a city I can’t wait to grow old with. Thank you.”
-Jim Norris, Mutiny Info Cafe
“… becoming more of a documentarian (Karl) demonstrates not only a keen ear but also a clear eye for how to use his cartooning to capture a certain ecstatic truth about his world.”
-Robin Enrico, Broken Frontier