Category Archives: City Sketchbook

Public Notices (week of February 27 – March 6)

The Public Notices cartoon for last week. There is just the one this week, but the newest cartoon is in the issue of City Paper on racks today and I will have some extras here on the site next Wednesday.

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Public Notices (week of February 20 – February 27)

The Public Notices cartoon for last week. I’ve included some alternate cartoons from last week after the jump. The newest cartoon is in the issue of City Paper on racks today.

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Public Notices (week of February 13 – February 20)

The Public Notices cartoon for last week. I’ve included some alternate cartoons from last week after the jump. The newest cartoon is in the issue of City Paper on racks today.

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Public Notices (week of February 6 – February 13)

The Public Notices cartoon for last week. I’ve included some alternate cartoons from last week after the jump. The newest cartoon is in the issue of City Paper on racks today.

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Public Notices (week of January 30 – February 6)

The Public Notices cartoon for last week. I’ve included some alternate cartoons from last week after the jump. The newest cartoon is in the issue of City Paper on racks today.

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Public Notices (week of January 23 – January 30)

This is the Public Notices comic from last week, again. The current installment is in the issue of City Paper on news stands today. I’ll post it here next Wednesday. I will also post two alternate Public Notices from the past week.

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Introducing: Public Notices

Starting today, the Pittsburgh City Paper is publishing a weekly comic called “Public Notices.” I’m the goofball responsible for it. The format will be familiar to fans of “Assemble Daily News.” It’s a single panel comic illustrating interesting moments from real life. … Continue reading

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The Assemble Daily News Book

The Assemble Daily News book — collecting all 153 illustrations produced during the September exhibit — is now on sale for $15 at Assemble, Awesome Books (Garfield and Downtown), Copacetic Comics, the East End Book Exchange and online. What is … Continue reading

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Friendship Avenue (November 20, 2:48 p.m.)

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Cullen Street (November 20, 2:43 p.m.)

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238 S. Negley, A Pittsburgh House History

Do you know about Pittsburgh House Histories? For the past quarter of a century, a local historian named Carol Peterson has been researching and documenting the stories behind interesting buildings across southwestern Pennsylvania. Her work reveals how these buildings came … Continue reading

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Friendship School (November 13, 3:53 p.m.)

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The Assemble Daily News book (Update)

Wow! The Kickstarter for the Assemble Daily News book reached its goal after just four days. Thank you to everyone who pledged. The book will be available in December. Because of the way Kickstarter works, the campaign will continue through … Continue reading

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The Assemble Daily News Book

Do you remember Assemble Daily News? It’s been only two short weeks since my intrepid little newspaper published its final article, but amid the hustle of daily life, the cool breezes of autumn, the end of regular season baseball and … Continue reading

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Assemble Daily News (closing)

This is all the tape required to hold more than two hundred drawings on the wall of Assemble. Thank you to everyone who came out to read the newspaper in person. Those who couldn’t make it should keep in eye … Continue reading

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Copeland Street (September 20, 1:26 p.m.)

Assemble Daily News will be up through Friday, and growing daily. The local “do tank” cityLAB visited last week. So did Brian Taylor, the cartographer/photographer responsible for the gigantic map that anchors the newspaper to reality. Anyone who read the previous … Continue reading

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West Penn Hospital (September 19, 11:50 a.m.)

Assemble Daily News will have a free open house tonight, starting at 7 p.m.

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Penn Circle North (September 18, 12:30 p.m.)

Assemble Daily News will have a free open house this Thursday evening, starting at 7 p.m. Those on the fence about attending are directed to this write up in the Post-Gazette.

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Centre Avenue (September 16, 10:35 a.m.)

I took today off in honor of Rosh Hashana, but I’ll be back on the beat first thing in the morning. Assemble Daily News will have an open house this Thursday evening, at 7 p.m. Those curious about the exhibit … Continue reading

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Carnegie Lake (September 15, 12:25 p.m.)

Assemble Daily News will have an open house on Thursday, September 20, at Assemble.

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43rd Street (September 14, 1:26 p.m.)

Assemble Daily News will have an open house on Thursday, September 20, at Assemble.

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Penn Avenue (September 13, 9:54 a.m.)

Assemble Daily News will have an open house on Thursday, September 20, at Assemble.

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Essex Way (September 12, 10:52 a.m.)

Assemble Daily News will have an open house on Thursday, September 20, at Assemble.

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Penn Avenue (September 11, 3:31 p.m.)

All this and more at Assemble, though the end of the month.

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Reading (September 10, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.)

All the news today is of people reading books or holding books.

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Natrona Way (September 9, 1:09 p.m.)

All this and more at Assemble, though the end of the month.

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Friendship Avenue (September 8, 1:55 p.m.)

All this and more at Assemble, though the end of the month.

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Assemble Daily News

The Assemble Daily News begins publishing tonight (at Assemble, of course).

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Euclid Avenue (September 5, 8:50 a.m.)

A preview from the news of the day. For the rest, visit Assemble starting September 7.

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Liberty Avenue (September 4, 11:15 a.m.)

A preview from the news of the day. For the rest, visit Assemble starting September 7.

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Mellon Street (September 3, 11:42 a.m.)

A preview from the news of the day. For the rest, visit Assemble starting September 7.

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Liberty Avenue (September 2, 2:38 p.m.)

A preview from the news of the day. For the rest, visit Assemble starting September 7.

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44th Street (September 1, 10:22 a.m.)

A preview from the news of the day. For the rest, visit Assemble starting September 7.

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Announcing… Assemble Daily News

So these drawings? They’re actually news articles. For the month of September, The Ongoing History of Pittsburgh will be running a daily newspaper out of Assemble, a community space in the Penn Avenue Arts District. It is called, fittingly, Assemble … Continue reading

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Liberty Avenue (August 28, 3:25 p.m.)

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Friendship Park (August 28, 7:02 p.m.)

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Liberty Avenue (August 28, 3:20 p.m.)

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Shur-Save (August 28, 3:17 p.m.)

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Penn Avenue (August 28, 3:10 p.m.)

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Friendship Park (August 24, 1:51 p.m.)

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Friendship Park (August 22, 6:37 p.m.)

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Pearl Street (August 22, 6:31 p.m.)

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S. Mathilda Street (August 22, 6:25 p.m.)

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Liberty Avenue (August 22, 6:28 p.m.)

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Penn Avenue (August 21, 10:55 a.m.)

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Penn Avenue (August 21, 10:54 a.m.)

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N. Atlantic (July 11, 12:59 p.m.)

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Butler Street (August 5, 3:37 p.m.)

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Bloomfield Rec Center (July 10, 7:28 p.m.)

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Liberty Avenue (August 16, 3:25 p.m.)

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Liberty Avenue (August 16, 3:16 p.m.)

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Liberty Avenue (August 13, 5:39 p.m.)

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Gross Street (August 4, 8:21 p.m.)

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Gross Street (August 4, 8:19 p.m.)

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S. Millvale (August 1, 4:46 p.m.)

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Murray and Beacon (July 10, 12:39 p.m.)

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Ella Street (August 11, 6:17 p.m.)

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Liberty Avenue (August 11, 6:12 p.m.)

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Stratford (August 7, 7:10 p.m.)

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Murray and Beacon (July 10, 12:37 p.m.)

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Friendship Avenue (August 8, 6:37 p.m.)

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Gross Street (August 8, 6:25 p.m.)

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Asterisk Way (August 8, 6:11 p.m.)

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Friendship Park (August 6, 7:32 p.m.)

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N. Negley Avenue (August 5, 5:06 p.m.)

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Stanton Avenue (August 5, 4:09 p.m.)

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45th Street (August 5, 3:26 p.m.)

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Corday Way (July 10, 7:44 p.m.)

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Devonshire Street (August 4, 10:25 a.m.)

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Sciullo Memorial Field (July 10, 7:32 p.m.)

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Pearl Street (July 8, 9:31 a.m.)

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Friendship Avenue (August 3, 4:29 p.m.)

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Ella Street (July 7, 7:41 p.m.)

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Friendship Park (May 10, 9:42 a.m.)

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Talking (Bloomfield)

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Thinking (Bloomfield)

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City Sketchbook: Yellow, Pink and Orange Buildings

My Pedestrian Pittsburgh partner Allison and I will be unveiling our craft operation PGHPGHYEAH this Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Allegheny Green & Innovation Festival at the Harwood Acres Park Ampitheatre. We’ll be selling notebooks and matchbooks and other tiny objects … Continue reading

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City Sketchbook: Dixieland at the Elks

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City Sketchbook: Purple Buildings

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The Friendship Review: S. Aiken, 8:00 a.m.

 

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The Friendship Review: Shadyside Market District, 8:19 a.m.

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City Sketchbook: Fourth Presbyterian Church

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City Sketchbook: Beltzhoover Subdistrict School

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City Sketchbook: Saint Paul Cathedral

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The Friendship Review: Shadyside Market District: 3:48 p.m.

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City Sketchbook: Liberty Avenue

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The Friendship Review: Edmond and Liberty, 5:41 p.m.

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City Sketchbook: The Cloud Factory

From the days when it had two stacks making clouds.

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The Friendship Review: Fifth and Dithridge, 2:50 p.m.

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The Friendship Review: Groceria Italiana, 5:28 p.m.

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City Sketchbook: Stanton/Poe

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City Sketchbook: Dollar Savings Bank, Downtown

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City Sketchbook: Stanton/Carnegie

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The Friendship Review: Shadyside Market District, 7:27 p.m.

From February 28, 2011 — by correspondent Carrie Smith

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The Friendship Review: Baum Blvd Rite Aid, 2:07 p.m.

From February 28, 2011

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The Friendship Review: Liberty and Edmond, 5:39 p.m.

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The Friendship Review: Harriet and Winebiddle, 4:39 p.m.

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The Friendship Review: Aiken and Harriet, 9:53 a.m.

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The Friendship Review: 18th and Larkins, 2:58 p.m.

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The Friendship Review: Walnut and Bellefonte, 3:07 p.m.

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