Ray Sumser Cartoon Painter
is a cartoon character
Gig: Artist-Director, 3PM PST
What are you up to these days? Putting the finishing touches on my newest piece, the Characternity, a pen and pencil drawing of about 3,000 of the most memorable cartoon, comic and video game characters from our youth.
What event will we find you at the week of June 7th? My June 7th Opening at Treehouse Gallery in Dogpatch. I'll be based out of there all month, having BYOT T-Shirt making parties and Ukulele performances.
SF is…magic. The turnaround time between intention and manifestation is faster here than anywhere else I have ever lived. My basic SF experience is: Wish for it, look for it, find it.
Where would you have your last meal on earth? Sierra Nevada, Anchovies, Caesar Salad, Chicken for Two and Gâteau Victoire at Zuni Cafe.
Who's your favorite quintessential local character? I love Phil Jaber. I've been drinking his coffee since 2001 and I love that he still works the 24th street shop while his coffee flies around the country on Virgin America.
What's your favorite under-the-radar SF restaurant? Poquito on 3rd Street. Get the Churasco with a Pacifico. Cheap and delicious.
What's your favorite SF institution? The Cartoon Art Museum is the best. They immediately made me feel welcome and included in the local comics community.
What do you get obsessive about here in SF? My work, most probably. Otherwise I'm building a pretty impressive collection of hats from Goorin Bros.