Bad Year to Be a Cat, comic #1, In the Former French Concession is a pastel comic art page by Dave Alber, Travel Artist.
Pastel on paper
8.5 x 11
Bad Year To Be a Cat is a Shanghai comic series that imagines the life of a cat during Dog Year in Shanghai, China. As the That’s Shanghai magazine says, “Each comic takes place in a different area of Shanghai, the artistic style adjusting itself to mirror the feeling, tone and character of that neighborhood, as well as to celebrate the cultural richness of the city. This month, Bad Year To Be a Cat invites you to imagine Chinese Dog Year through the eyes of a cat.”
Bad Year to Be a Cat, comic #1, In the Former French Concession was published by That’s Shanghai magazine. the series was created due to the success of the Bedding Shanghai comic at the Shanghai International Literary Festival.
Dave exhibited this series of pastel drawings at the 2019 exhibition Bridging the Gap: Comics, Illustrations, and Fine Art in China.
Fine art print collectors click HERE for a fine art print of this pastel drawing.
Dave Alber creates Travel Art and Travel Writing. His Travel Art shares an experience of wonder at our cultural continuity and universal humanity. His recent Travel Art exhibitions INTIMATIONS and Ravages of Time & Permanence of Wonder are in Kunshan and Suzhou, China respectively. Dave’s comic art and illustrations have appeared recently in That’s Shanghai, Suzhou Review, Shaving in the Dark, Open Magazine, and Nepali Renaissance. His comic “Bedding Shanghai” was featured in the Shanghai International Literary Festival. You can receive Dave’s art book Dave Alber: Travel Art: 2018 Part 1: Intimations for free at ILoveTravelArt.com. Dave’s longer Bio and Artist Statement is here.
- 23 paintings reflecting adventures in China, Myanmar, and Nepal
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