Recently I had to go to San Francisco for work. I love that crazy city, plus I have some friends who live there. I haven't been back for 15 years. It's a wacky place, in a good way. The presidential election was going on while I was there. I stayed in a few hotels while I was there, which is a whole other story. One of them was the Sir Francis Drake, which has a huge statue of him in the lobby. I think it's made of red plexiglass. It's pretty cool so I drew it. The bathroom in the hotel room was so small, I couldn't open the door all the way to get in and I'm super skinny. I don't know how regular folks get into the bathroom. I hung with the locals and realized it's one of my favorite cities.
On the flag: Johannesburg sketcher Cathy Gatland sketching outside Kippies Jazz Club in Newtown.
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