Unless otherwise indicated, all posted images were drawn in either room #22 or room #23 of the Schott Center in Santa Barbara, CA, the earliest pieces dating back to the fall of 2007. Poses range in length from 45 seconds to twenty minutes. Most were were drawn with some form of charcoal on butcher paper, and are roughly 3' x 4'. There's some graphite as well, and some ink sketches, which tend to be a little smaller. All images are also clickable for a closer view.
Born in NYC in 1965, Brooks Hansen is a fiction writer, screenwriter, essayist, speaker, and teacher. Known principally for his historical fiction, he has authored nine titles to date, including The Monsters of St. Helena, Perlman’s Ordeal, Boone and The Chess Garden, all of which were New York Times Notable Books. The Chess Garden was also a PW Best Book of the Year selection. He has written two novels for Young Readers, Caesar’s Antlers, and Beastie, both of which he illustrated. In 2009, he released a memoir, The Brotherhood of Joseph, and in 2005 received a Guggenheim Fellowship for John the Baptizer, which was published in 2009 by Norton. Shorter pieces have appeared in the anthologies Central Park (Bloomsbury, 2012) and The Good Book (S&S, 2015), as well as in The Times Book Review, Grand Street, and Bookforum. In 2016, he started his own imprint, Star Pine Books, to field his own backlist and newer titles such as Beastie (2015) and Asmodeus (2016). In 2021, Delphinium will be releasing his latest novel, The Unknown Woman of the Seine. He is currently living with his wife and two children in Carpinteria, CA.