dabneycoleman
33 Portland, OR
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My self-summary
Cartoonist, poached egg enthusiast, park lounger, occasional art show organizer, Olympic-level bins medalist. Emphasis on the cartoonist part. City person.

I know way too many lyrics to Cypress Hill songs. I'll hug any dog I see. I'll encourage anyone's interest in drawing. I've ripped "no fat chicks" bumper stickers off of cars. I've owned my own bar/music venue. I've jousted on a tall bike, and won(and subsequently retired, sitting smug in my perfect record). I've poorly self-summarized.
What I’m doing with my life
Drawing, designing. Finding nothing in life more satisfying than laying ink onto paper. Illustration here and there, but mostly it's comics, some of them maybe starring Prince analogues? I love it, and am doing it actually-professionally now. I'm making ends meet by supervising the back room of a bookstore, which is fine enough at the moment.

Choose-your-own-adventure bike rides, having too many opinions about movie theaters in town, burrito-ing myself with a quilt and a bowl of green curry. Midnight dance parties in mystery locations fit in there too, every once in a while. When I'm not on a deadline. I have to get *some* mileage out of these neon party shorts, right?
I’m really good at
Impersonating Emo Philips, making unforgivable puns, drawing, knowing a book by glancing at the spine from a distance, naming voice actors after two lines of dialogue, knowing way too much about 90s television(any Fox Network prime-time movie, for instance), riding the bus
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably the mutton chops. I have large, sort of intense eyes. I know what things I like, and why. That probably shows a little, too. Maybe a lot.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This stuff is way better for the in-person part:

Samuel Delany, Miranda July, Jorge Luis Borges

Moebius, 2000AD, Lisa Hanawalt, Inio Asano, Rumiko Takahashi, Emma Rios

Pedro Almodóvar, Shane Meadows, Dario Argento, Kinji Fukasaku crime films, choosing movies to watch based on its squib team, choosing movies I can recklessly justify as "visual research", any movie with the words "Captain" and "Ron" in the title

Herman's Head, that season of Dexter with John Lithgow in it(and JUST that one)

Shabazz Palaces, Fiery Furnaces, Prince, Ennio Morricone scores to films I haven't seen, Jet Set Radio

Wolf & Bear's hot sauce on EVERYTHING
The six things I could never do without
Sketchbooks(lots)
Comics(all of them)
Bike rides(bike sweat is some really good sweat)
Coffee(lots)
Brunch foods(cliché)
RuPaul's Drag Race(DUH)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Negative space, the value of never being fully satisfied with my creative work, wondering how many more universes Detective John Munch will amble into before he dies, economic downturns in space colonies, keeping my white/cis-male privilege in check.

I'd say more about feminism, LGBTQIA equality, sex & body positivity, and the importance of Intersectionality, but on a dating site it'll inherently sound like a line, right?
On a typical Friday night I am
Riding my bike, drawing, or continuing my investigation into the world of pet chaise lounges.
You should message me if
You're open to dating someone in a committed and consensual open relationship. You want to draw in a park, coffee shop, or under a bridge. You want to watch Purple Rain for the thirty-fourth time. You want to build a religion around screen printing and zip-a-tone. You groan when any perfectly good party is ruined by the words "let's play Cards Against Humanity".

Or you have a large dog and will let me roll around on the ground with it?
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