Choosy Beggar Books

Temple Israel

Posted in Art by mvblair on October 24, 2015
This is the old Jewish Synagogue that used to be on First Street in Dayton. It was in use from 1893 until 1927. It is architecturally interesting because of the multiple entrances. Dayton is home to several large, active, and very diverse Jewish congregations.

This is the old Jewish Synagogue that used to be on First Street in Dayton. It was in use from 1893 until 1927. It is architecturally interesting because of the multiple entrances. Dayton is home to several large, active, and very diverse Jewish congregations.

Posted in Art by mvblair on October 20, 2015
Victoria Theatre (yes, the British spelling, please)

This is the Victoria Theatre (yes, the British spelling, please), one of Dayton’s finest jewels. Originally built six-stories high, it has been torched, flooded, and burned since it became one of the first opera houses outside the East coast in the United States.

Sacred Heart…Again

Posted in Art, Miscellaneous by mvblair on October 17, 2015
This is a beautiful building in Dayton. I can't stop painting it, probably because I drew one nice pencil sketch based on a photo and it's easy to trace...

This is a beautiful building in Dayton. I can’t stop painting it, probably because I drew one nice pencil sketch based on a photo and it’s easy to trace…

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count…

Posted in Art by mvblair on July 22, 2015
Abraham Lincoln has always been a favorite subject of mine.

…it’s the ears of corn in your field that count. Abraham Lincoln has always been a favorite subject of mine.

Mr. Kyle’s Neighborhood

Posted in Art by mvblair on July 20, 2015
A nice-looking neighborhood!

A nice-looking neighborhood!

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Pink House

Posted in Art by mvblair on July 16, 2015
Whenever I tell my daughter a bedtime story, it always starts with her in a pink house. She crosses a bridge and the adventure begins.

Whenever I tell my daughter a bedtime story, it always starts with her in a pink house. She crosses a bridge and the adventure begins.

Sacred Heart at Dawn

Posted in Art by mvblair on July 12, 2015
Sacred Heart Church, Dayton, Ohio

Sacred Heart Church, Dayton, Ohio

Juanito

Posted in Miscellaneous Comics by mvblair on June 4, 2015

I’m not sure when I made these little cartoons with “Juanito,” but I like them! I’m guessing they’re from about fifteen years ago. –Matt

Juan Waiting for Bus

Juan at Home Juan and Friends Juan Keeping Goal Juan at the Rio Rojo