Greeting Cards for Sale!  

 

Hello friends,  

As you know, I'm a big fan of Bazaar Cafe, one of the sweetest cafes in my neighborhood. I feel very lucky to have my greeting cards on their shelves. Today, I stopped by and found that all my cards were SOLD OUT (yay!). So I brought some new ones in, including brand new "4-Star Theatre" greetings.  

Support a local artist and one of the best local businesses in the city and go buy some for your friends! Only $5 a pop, perfect for birthdays, thank-yous, condolences and "just…

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Newsletter Feature!  

"You can keep up with everything coming from Galante's prolific imagination via social media, proof that there's still delight to be found in the oft-fraught platforms.”

I'm a little bit famous! 

A friend of Vanessa Lowe (producer of Nocturne) sent her an email the other day. It was an industry newsletter called "Inside Podcasting." It turns out that they featured me and my artwork (including my work with Nocturne, my neighborhood portraits and my dream drawings) in the latest issue. I had no idea! It…

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The Richmond District 

When I first came to San Francisco for college, my roommate insisted on bringing me to a little cafe in the Richmond District called Simple Pleasures. "You have to try their raspberry rings!" she said. I had never been to this part of town. As we drove past the ocean and turned up Balboa Street, I was enchanted by the neighborhood, with its colorful houses and apartment buildings blocks away from the crashing surf. We were enveloped in fog, and fog horns sang in the distance.

We passed by a little bait and…

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The Magic of Nocturne: a podcast about the night. 

The podcast Nocturne has been getting a lot of attention lately - and it's well-deserved. In The New Yorker, Sarah Larson writes a lengthy backstory about producer Vanessa Lowe and describes the podcast as having "a nocturnal mood, atmospheric and occasionally mysterious, that feels just right between the hours of eleven and deepest dark." iTunes featured Nocturne on its Podcast page this week as well. 

I met Vanessa in 2014, when she reached out and asked if I could create the logo and later, artwork for

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Story Time: Opening for Gaelynn Lea, and some fun history...  

Hey! 

When local music promoter and friend KC Turner invited Eric and I to open for Gaelynn Lea at Doc's Lab here in San Francisco, we were thrilled.

We fell in love with her music when she won NPR's Tiny Desk Contest last year. She plays the violin like a cello and uses a looping pedal to create gorgeous melodies that support her thoughtful, often inspiring lyrics. He thought our music would go well with hers, which is the highest compliment. 

The show was at Doc's Lab here in San Francisco, which used to be…Read more