Stillwater Black came together in 1991 when Chris Thayer met Ahmed and Sam Pierstorff while playing in the pit band for a high school musical production. Issac McCorkell was quickly recruited on drums and the band recorded its first EP, The Last Virtuous Lady of Athens.

In 1995 they signed with Cleaves Entertainment, a now-defunct independent label based out of Southern California's Inland Empire. Stillwater Black recorded their debut LP, Adam. They played frequently with local and national acts including Dishwalla, Save Ferris, Reel Big Fish, and IE punk/ska mainstays, The Skeletones.

In 1997 the members parted ways and the project lay dormant for two decades.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

You like comics?

Chris is really into comics.

Enough so that he's got a couple of his own that he'll be showcasing at the Long Beach Comic Expo this weekend, February 18-19.

Here's a page from his first issue of Grace:

What can't this guy do?

During our last session in Redlands, he gifted me with another of his comic creations, this one geared for younger kids. He calls it Princess Rosalie:

I don't know anything about comics, but this expo is in my home town of Long Beach. And it's a chance to hang out with Chris and really dig in to my inner nerd. So I'm going.

We'd love to see you!

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