Bestseller Sale On My New Book -- 20% Off! ~1/17/15~


Good news!  My newly illustrated book has now been recognized as an Amazon Bestseller in the categories of "Humor" and "Parenting and Family."  To celebrate, we're having a 20% sale on all versions of the book -- from audio book to paperback to deluxe hardcover -- that sell from the author's website, Mary Huckstep.com.  Sale ends on January 31st.  To access that sale, just click on the above image, which is a closer look at the cover illustration of Mary Mary Quite: On Raising Children (and other mind-altering substances).  

Also, thanks to everyone who helped our book become a runaway hit during the big giveaway event last weekend.  We gave out over 6,000 free copies of the e-book version and have now received more than 20 wonderful reviews on Amazon!  Of course, it's not too late to get a great deal on the e-book -- the Kindle version is less than $6 right now.  Or you can click here and get a deluxe hardcover version of the book from the author's website at 20% off.  Either way, it's a great read, makes a great gift, and is full of great art!

My New Book... Free for Three Days! ~1/10/13~


It's finally here... the three day free book event that will alter your mind with outrageously colorful illustrations and hilariously narrated escapades.  Get your free e-book version (and free e-reader along with it if you don't have a Kindle or anything like that) of this lovingly crafted collection of mini-memoirs on the fun and foibles of family life.  Author Mary Huckstep and I put a lot of joy into this book and you'll get a lot of joy out of it.  Don't hesitate -- get your free copy before it's too late!  It's on me!  :-)

Happy New Year! Free Book! ~1/7/15~


WHAT A STEAL!  The book I illustrated, MARY MARY QUITE: On Raising Children (And Other Mind-Altering Substances), will be FREE ON KINDLE, Jan 9-13.  I'll post the link THIS FRIDAY, along with a free e-reader app you can use on a computer, phone, or tablet (if you don't have a Kindle). All reviews, however brief, will be appreciated. Thanks and happy New Year!  Learn more at www.marymaryquite.com

New Book Available; Holiday Fair this Weekend ~ 11/26/14 ~


This past September, we celebrated the book launch for my most recent illustrated book, Mary Mary Quite: On Raising Children (and other mind-altering substances).  Now, just in time for the holidays, you can pick up a paperback, hardcover, or e-book copy at the author's website: http://maryhuckstep.com/books-that-make-you-smile/mary-mary-quite/.  Also, the author and I will be selling books at a booth in person at a holiday fair this Saturday, November 29th, in Castle Rock, Colorado.  Go to this facebook page for all the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/644183665658431/.  Hope to see you there!

The Cannonball Flight ~ 11/23/14 ~



Happy Thanksgiving! This year, one thing I'm giving thanks for is "The Cannonball Flight," a new musical album release from long-time friend and creative co-collaborator, Albert Keever. I just finished the album art today. I'll update this post later when I find out when the release date is. Albert blends a lighthearted folk-rock style, some west coast flair, and heavy spiritual themes. I love his music and I love that my creative work and his have united!


Book Launch, Sept 5th! ~8/26/14~


The book is finished!  I have finally completed all 21 illustrations for the forthcoming ebook, Mary Mary Quite: On Raising Children (and other mind-altering substances).  If you'd like to meet the author, see the artwork in person, get your signed copy of a special print edition, or simply have a great time, come to the Glovinsky Gallery at the Santa Fe Art District in Denver on Friday, September 5th from 5 to 9pm.  The gallery is at 800 West 8th Ave, Suite 116, Denver, CO 80204.  And here's a fun little blurb about the event written up by the author of this hilarious-yet-insightful collection of mini-memoirs which I've had the pleasure of illustrating:

Funny, whimsical, clever, and occasionally profound​ -- such are the paintings and sketches David Condry created to illustrate Mary Huckstep's book of domestic humor, in their collaborative masterpiece, MARY MARY QUITE: On Raising Children (and other mind-altering substances). It's a collection of mini-memoirs on the fun and foibles of families. Come see for yourself! David Condry's process work and illustrations will be displayed from 5-9:00 pm, September 5th and 6th, in the Santa Fe Art District at the Glovinsky Gallery (800 West 8th Ave, Suite 116, Denver, CO 80204). There will be live music from Plainspeak, wine and nibbles, activities for the kids, and some special freebies. Buy a book, art print, or CD and get it signed by the author and artist. Meet this dynamic author-artist team and celebrate the launching of their first family-friendly, life-affirming book. For a preview, go to www.marymaryquite.com

P.E.P.P.E.R. Updates ~ 5/22/14 ~



















Here are some updates on my experimental photo blog, where I have posted some recent successes with an ever-developing photo technique that involves impulsive light-writing and color-inverting the results so as to keep the negative image. All of the shots you see above are the "negatives," in the sense that the colors have been inverted: dark colors are light, warm colors are cool, blue is orange, red is green, and so forth. Over the last few months, I really feel this process has started to reach first signs of maturity, as I came across quite a crop of interesting, exciting images. Most of them are non-representational or non-pictorial in the sense that they depict nothing beyond the color, tone, shape, and line that one sees plainly within each composition. This does not, however, mean that they convey nothing besides those formal details. Rather, having less specificity, in terms of their referent, allows the pictures to convey a rather wide range of thoughts and feelings.

For a fuller grasp on what I'm trying to do with this images, check out my artist statement from the photo blog (which is lovingly dubbed "Purely Experimental Photography Produces Exciting Results," or "P.E.P.P.E.R." for short):

Recently, my own photography has consisted more and more of photo-experiments that seek to pull back the veil on a surprising and profound reality. Although I point my camera at the "mundane" details and "meaningless" twitches of life, the photos reveal just the opposite. This occurs through a creative mode of total experimentation. I combine seemingly random photo techniques with exposure to obscure or mundane subject matters. But when all is finished, a surprise emerges. The mundane, micro, and meaningless are revealed to be beautiful, grand, and purposeful. Nothing is meaningless. And the veil has been removed.