Just Drawn That Way: Drawings by Michael Arthur

Just Drawn That Way: Drawings by Michael Arthur

Drawings I drew and other things.
My drawings are done directly in pen and ink with no rough drafts and no pencils: Each drawing is a live reaction to the moment.
Just realized it might have been something you were actually present for. Sorry!

Ha. Yes, It was drawn in the studio, during a rehearsal for the Drama League Gala earlier this year. Thanks for the kind words!

Ali Grieb, Joe’s Pub on Flickr.Sketchbook: @AliGrieb @joespub last night. #sketchbook #NewYorkCity
Ali Grieb, Joe’s Pub on Flickr.Sketchbook: @AliGrieb @joespub last night. #sketchbook #NewYorkCity

Ali Grieb, Joe’s Pub on Flickr.

Sketchbook: @AliGrieb @joespub last night. #sketchbook #NewYorkCity

We had a great time last night at joespub. Here’s Pascal doing our encore in front of the drawing I did for Georgiana Starlington. Performing with Balthrop, Alabama is the best thing I get to do …
We had a great time last night at joespub. Here’s Pascal doing our encore in front of the drawing I did for Georgiana Starlington. Performing with Balthrop, Alabama is the best thing I get to do …

We had a great time last night at joespub. Here’s Pascal doing our encore in front of the drawing I did for Georgiana Starlington. Performing with Balthrop, Alabama is the best thing I get to do …

joespub:

God Loves My Country by Balthrop, Alabama, with a drawing by Michael Arthur ( inklines ). Balthrop, Alabama (with Michael drawing live) are at Joe’s Pub tonight!

A classic cartoon I just made up.
A classic cartoon I just made up.

A classic cartoon I just made up.

joespub:

Electricity by Balthrop, Alabama—featuring art and animation by inklines (Michael Arthur) who draws along live with the band while they play. It’s like a live cartoon show.

Balthrop, Alabama is at Joe’s Pub tomorrow night!

I made this! We’re at Joe’s Pub tomorrow night…

joespub:

Bette Midler is Bathhouse Betty! 

An entire two sets from Bette Midler’s legendary Bath house shows from1970. Five years earlier, she had moved to New York City, picked up jobs here and there as an actress—even getting a small role on Broadway in Fiddler On The Roof. But the bathhouse shows—with Barry Manilow accompanying on piano—were where she built her first audience. She’s the original downtown queen, the godmother of Lady Rizo, Bridget Everett, Justin Bond and so many others who followed in her footsteps.

This footage is rough and the sound sometimes warbles (although it is surprisingly good for the most part), but this is history and it’s beyond great.

This really is pretty amazing …

Subway Dad. Subway Daughter. on Flickr.
Subway Dad. Subway Daughter. on Flickr.
A drowning man with nothing to say…
A drowning man with nothing to say…

A drowning man with nothing to say…

Sketchbook.
Sketchbook.

Sketchbook.