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The Seattle Sketcher

An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

Category: Aviation


November 13, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Boeing machinists cast vote ‘for the middle class’

Nov. 14 UPDATE: Machinists voted a resounding no to Boeing’s contract offer. Sketched Nov. 13, 2013 This morning I took my sketchpad to the aerospace worker’s union hall in Everett, where thousands of Boeing machinists stood in line throughout the day to vote on a company contract. For the most part, the atmosphere was pretty somber,…


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June 7, 2013 at 8:09 PM

Volunteer pilot glad to give lift to patient

Sketched May 30, 2013 Three or four times a day, Bob Schaper logs onto the Angel Flight West website to search for his next assignment. The volunteer pilot is so eager to fly humanitarian missions that last year he broke a record for all 13 states served by the organization based in Santa Monica,…


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May 18, 2013 at 2:24 AM

Sketching on the fly while in the sky

Sketched May 8, 2013 “Are you thinking of flying today?” When Marc Chirico asked the question, I mumbled: “Er… I wasn’t planning to.” Chirico, who runs a paragliding school at the foot of Tiger Mountain in Issaquah, has a long resume in the sport. He has participated in international competitions and once flew 65 miles between Chelan…


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May 10, 2013 at 6:40 PM

A whiz at building bike gizmos


Sketched April 23, 2013

Gabi_0510_Bike06Where was Colin Stevens when I first moved to the U.S. and couldn’t afford to buy a car?

I could have used one of his “cycletrucks” to carry my groceries and one of his heavy-duty bike trailers to haul the little furniture that fit in my apartment.

“Haulin’ Colin,” as he is known in the local bike community, is making a name for himself in Seattle building such clever bike accessories and any kind of bike customization.


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September 23, 2011 at 8:31 PM

A buyer of bolts for bombers

Sketched Sept. 21, 12:50 p.m. As Boeing prepares to deliver the first 787 on Sunday, the workers must feel a great sense of accomplishment. Velva Maye, 87, shares a similar feeling about B-17 bombers. During World War II, she was one of a four-woman team in charge of ordering the rivets, clamps, nuts and bolts that…


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