ABOUT DELICATE ADVENTURES
About The Author
Delicate Adventures creator Pete Glanting is a San Francisco native (though he adamantly claims he’s a Baron in “the old country”.) Pete attended City College of San Francisco before transferring to the University of California, Davis, where he received a degree in English and a pending minor in goat herding. He’s worked with City College of San Francisco’s English department, UC Davis’s University Writing program, and Davis poetry mogul Andy Jones, as a public relations consultant and illustrator. He currently lives and works in San Francisco as a social network engineer, content manager, concept artist, and copy writer.
I’m not sure if they lose any caché if I demystify them, or if they even had any to begin with, but the eggs are a combination of a few ideas, the first of which started in math class when in my zeal to learn elementary algebra, I doodled a race of androgynous, 16th century Spaniards, thinking that I could draw other historical figures in this genderless form as well. Somehow this idea faded into obscurity and I went back to studying math, though I still managed to do very poorly in the course.
Another idea came when I was avoiding eye contact on the bus and I noticed a sticker of a well drawn car with what looked like an M&M driving. Thinking about that M&M at home stirred passionate feelings within me, as all M&Ms do, and the historical figures idea came again, but also quickly left.
As time went on I matured like a box of marshmallow Peeps in a neglected Easter basket, but my thirst to put clothes on things went unslaked by dressing my cats up, and it was hard to find tiny articles of clothing. One day, half way between consciousness and a licentious dream, I started to draw eggs in class (I think Art History) and for some reason I did well in my classes and I continued with the eggs. At this point I guess it’s just a habit.
One goal I had in drawing these boiled down figures was to portray them objectively rather than subjectively. However, I’ve heard that complete objectivity is impossible, so the loss of subjectivity betraying forms is a step in the direction that I want to go.
Anyway, thank you for looking and I’ll try to make it worth your while. I welcome requests and if you have someone you don’t like, give me a description and I’ll turn ‘em into a particularly unflattering egg. If you’ve enjoyed delicate adventures, please consider subscribing, leaving a comment, and/or checking out my arts and crafts blog, peterglanting.com.