Thursday, August 28, 2008

Stand Up 2 Cancer

Hi Friends

I've been away from my blog for so long now! Some of you may know that my absence is because I've been battling an oral cancer that had metastasized to my neck. Two surgeries and radiation treatment have yet to stop the growth of new tumors so I am a long way from winning this battle but I continue to fight and am scheduled to begin chemotherapy this Tuesday. Though I haven't shared much here I've continued to draw throughout these treatments and have even traveled a bit too. One of my trips was to see the singer Eddie Vedder (of Pearl Jam) at his solo concerts in Washington D.C. He also wrote and sings "Rise" in the above video for "Stand Up to Cancer". I've a few sketches of him from that trip and thought I'd share them to accompany his participation in this event.

the rest of this trip's sketches are in a set on my flickr site here

added 9/4: Hi dear friends, many thanks for your comments and well wishes! My first chemo treatment went well, thankfully no icky side effects to date, doing fine so far! Thanks again for your visits here and checking in on me, I've been scanning lots of drawings and hope to have more to share soon :)