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Manitoulin Summer 2011

This summer, Bill Russell travelled with a crew from Reactor to Manitoulin Island.

Here’s Bill’s visual diary (PDF) and some prose:

Manitoulin 2011

Bill leads lost children through the wilderness

He drives us through lines of trees on a dusty back road through heat and time. In my gut sits a lump of Dave and Brenda’s whitefish and chips. We stop for supplies at the Foodland and watch Ojiybway carting sodas into a truck. Where do you find First Nations beaded moccasins not made in China? Maybe the hardware store sells ’em besides hunting liscences, fishing lures and DEET. After a look down into the dolomite alvar, we’re off cruising past deep yellow Canola fields under a bright blue sky. Just give me a butter tart, a paddle and more homegrown and set me downstream.

August 12, 2011

Glassblower at the Museum of Glass


see it move

June 27, 2011

Bill Russell’s Marin Magazine Cover

My friend Peter sells fruits and nuts up by Mt Tam in Marin County. Illustration linked here.

Marin Magazine Cover

May 3, 2011

Shine Campaign

Bill Russell’s illustrations of students for San Francisco’s Golden Gate University. Visit site here.

GGU Bike Guy

April 6, 2011

Cookie Kissed My Drawing


Bill Russell’s Valentine’s Day sketchbook drawings from Teatro ZinZanni, San Francisco’s bewitching evening of European Cabaret and Cirque. More drawings on Bill’s Blog.

February 15, 2011

Recology A.I.R.

Did you know Bill Russell is resident artist at the San Francisco Dump (now called Recology)? Here are a few samples of portraits and reportage. Check out his blog:

Recology Groundskeepers
Jim the artist handyman
Classifiers on the line sorting from the blue bin.

November 29, 2010