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Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 6

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 6

Tom Gammill Lesson Six Comic-strip lessons from the finest living comic-strip artist in Altadena. Enjoy!

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 5

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 5

Tom Gammill Lesson Five – The Year in Review Sorry, YouTube pulled the audio track from this one. Tom must have pushed the envelope. We’ll have a new one in a few days.  I am writing somet here.  This is a lesson.   Happy viewing!

Chip Jacobs, Smogman

Chip Jacobs, Smogman

Bit by bit, we at Hometown Pasadena are connecting with the most interesting writers in the San Gabriel Valley, and I’m here to tell you, there’s a lot of ‘em. Our newest writer pal is Chip Jacobs, an Altadena native, Flintridge Prep alum (and current parent), USC J-school veteran (he was there just behind me), [...]

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 4

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 4

Tom Gammill Lesson Four More words of wisdom from Altadena comic-strip artist and comedy writer Tom Gammill. Enjoy!

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 3

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 3

Tom Gammill Lesson Three – Holiday Fun This is part three of a series of videos where Tom Gammill gives a drawing lesson. Enjoy!

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 2

Learn to Draw with Tom Gammill: Episode 2

Altadena cartoonist teaches you how to draw… Tom Gammill Lesson Two Enjoy!

Tom Gammill: Writer, Cartoonist, All-Around Pasadena Guy

Tom Gammill: Writer, Cartoonist, All-Around Pasadena Guy

Pasadena man-about-town Tom Gammill and his longtime writing partner, Max Pross, have spent three decades writing for such TV bedrocks as Saturday Night Live, The David Letterman Show, The Wonder Years, Seinfeld, Monk and, currently, The Simpsons. And Tom’s created a new comic strip, “The Doozies,” which appears daily at Gocomics.com and weekly in the Pasadena Independent, [...]

Because Cupcakes Are Creative

Because Cupcakes Are Creative

My sister is sprawled out on the couch with a back injury. She swears the only thing that will help her are cupcakes. Typically when she is sick or injured she finds cures like ice cream and baked goods. I’m sure. Being the gracious sister that I am, after work I stopped by the new [...]

This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything

Former Altadena/La Canada/Pasadena locals David King and Julie Carnahan (they got around!) now live in Madison, Wisconsin. They both worked in film production but left it behind in search of a simpler life and a lower cost of living in a smart, if cold, town. The good news is that they’re as creative as ever, [...]

Stormy Weather

Stormy Weather

  The Playhouse has been embracing, no, wrasslin’ the bejesus out of sassy, accomplished women this past year. And schooling us, too. Witness the chronicles of Viven Leigh, Talulah Bankhead, even Ann Landers. Now it’s Lena Horne’s turn. You know Lena, the fiery jazz/pop siren known for steaming the creases out of suits. If you [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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