Finding Drake Novak is a dark comedy about a renegade alien who draws his nourishment from the pain and suffering of other living things. On the run from the Galactic Police, Drake Novak comes to Earth and takes over a plastic factory in a small town in Georgia. He makes every job as difficult as possible so the workers live in endless frustration. He stands at the observation window in his office and stares down at all of them, absorbing their pain the way a plant absorbs sunlight.
A young man named Malpheus Mallock, a rookie officer from the Galactic Precinct, travels to Earth to arrest Drake Novak. But Malpheus has a problem. His tracking device doesn’t work correctly. Malpheus lands in the front yard of an elderly couple named Carl and Christine. They introduce Malpheus to fried chicken, sweet tea, and Atlanta Braves baseball — but he desperately wants to fix his tracking device so he can find and capture Drake Novak.
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I drew Steve Harvey late last night while I was drinking Monster and listening to a Christmas record.
I went to the dentist today to get some fillings. Then I ate lunch at Krystal. Before the novocaine wore off. I didn’t know I had bitten a hole in my lip until I looked down and saw blood on my cheeseburger. It’s been a rough, messy, awkward day. But the new fillings are really nice.
John Hurt died today. He was 77 years old. He starred in the 5oth anniversary episode of Doctor Who. He was fantastic. He also appeared in several movies including The Elephant Man, Harry Potter, and Alien.
Happy New Year. Hope you’re doing well. A few weeks ago, I set up a new Facebook art page. The old one was called “Colored Pencil Art by Matthew Curry,” but the name became less and less accurate as time went by. During the last few years, I’ve mostly done black and white drawings in graphite pencil. Every time I posted a black and white drawing on my “colored pencil” page, I felt kind of silly. So I decided to start a brand new page, “Art by Matthew David Curry.”
I also jumpstarted my CafePress store, something I’ve neglected for a long time. I added more framed prints, posters, coffee mugs, a couple of flasks, a wall clock, and a keepsake box.
Have a good day. Talk to you later.
Here’s a drawing I did back in November. A lot of coffee went into it.
I did this one in Crayola colored pencils while listening to A Prairie Home Companion on the radio. Chris Thile was hosting the show for the first time that night — well, for the first time as the official host after Garrison Keillor retired. Jack White performed. It was cool outside. It was a lovely evening.
Here’s another drawing I did recently. This is Amanda Erwin, a girl I went to school with. I didn’t know her very well, but I always thought she was sweet. She was murdered in 2006. I still think about her sometimes.
After the riots were finally over and the broken glass was all swept up, Barack Obama and Donald Trump put on their colorful Christmas sweaters, their best khaki pants, and their brand new penny loafers. They pranced down the street, arm in arm, proud to be the new Co Presidents of the United States. They went into Cici’s Pizza and “killed the buffet” together, scarfing down countless slices of spinach Alfredo pizza, pineapple and ham pizza, barbecue chicken pizza, and cheddar cheese scorpion pizza. Once their tummies were full, Trump and Obama returned to the White House. They sat up all night in the Lincoln Bedroom, watching Full House DVDs and writing love letters to John Stamos in purple ink with lots of little hearts.
Matthew David Curry 2016