Normal History Vol. 503: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 34-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

In September, I launched an IndieGogo campaign to fund a free artist residency off the west coast of Canada. Sure, the idea is far fetched. A bunch of people put in enough money for me to buy a facility that they can then use to work on various projects that specifically intend to change the world. Suffice it to say that I did not raise $20,000, but I did manage to adequately introduce the project to artists, writers and musicians, and those who support political art.

“When You Know” from The Eagle And The Poodle (Matador, 1996) (download):