Normal History Vol. 606: The Art Of David Lester

Every week, 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 36-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

I’m glad I got this part in while talking about posting my $100 USD paintings for sale on Facebook as soon as they’re dry.

“It’s got a real performative aspect to it, like doing a show where you definitely, as a performer, get a lot out of the audience reaction, whether they’re smiling or whether they’re nodding. They’re giving you feedback that is then fuel,” she says. “This is very similar.” —Jean Smith, CBC national (Canada) radio interview

Elemental Steamer” from Janis Zeppelin (Smarten Up!, 2003) (download):