Normal History Vol. 506: 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.

Great to see David Lester’s art show Onward up for a short time in Vancouver. He must be one of the hardest working illustrators in political art. To me, the highlight of the show was the model he made of Emma Goldman’s house in Toronto. Ingenious! He shines a light through the windows so he can draw shadows accurately at various times of day! Also fantastic to see a selection of the 500-plus cartoons he’s created for this weekly column!

“Excalibur” from Who Shot Elvis? (Matador, 1997) (download):