Last week I took a train ride from Portland, Oregon to San Luis Obispo, California. Some folks might find the idea of a 25-hour train ride to be daunting. I found it to be a great opportunity to sketch out a heap of little postcards to send to friends!
Mark Ross. He was heading to the start of a tour to celebrate Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday, and when he mentioned that the tour would go through Nevada City, I mentioned that I couldn't think of that town without thinking of the musician Utah Philips. "I used to play with Utah," said Mark; "In fact, this is his hat that I'm wearing right now!" I was a little bowled over by that news, and he graciously consented to let me sketch the hat on my train schedule while he finished his breakfast. When I got back to my seat, I adapted that sketch to the tidier postcard version.
Hard Travelin' Tour.")