One of the highlights of Alex and Chloe's tour of downtown Los Angeles is Angels Flight. A funicular railway, Angels Flight was built in 1901 and transported people up and down Bunker Hill. It was closed and dismantled from it's original site on Third and Hill when Bunker Hill was razed in 1969 and reopened a half a block south in 1996. Angels Flight is one of the gems of downtown and I recommend everyone to go and experience it.
Here are some of my photos and sketches that I did of Angels Flight.
("Angels Flight" and the images of the Angels Flight Railway and cars are trademarks of the Angels Flight Railway Company and are used with permission.)
I was born and raised in Trail, British Columbia, Canada and started my art career at David Thompson University Center in Nelson, B.C. In 1981, I relocated to California to study at the California Institute of the Arts. After recieving a B.F.A. in Character Animation, I worked in the animation industry as a layout artist.
In the 1990's, I branched out professionally into adult-themed comics and graphic novels. My first,"Adolf Hears A Who" (1991), an eight page story was published by Fantagraphics Books in the anthology Pictopia. Fantagraphics later published "S.O.S."(1992), "Alex"(1994),"Why Did Pete Duel Kill Himself"(1997), and "Mail Order Bride"(2001). "Alex", "Pete Duel" and "Mail Order Bride" were also published in French language editions by Paquet Editions and "Mail Order Bride" was published in a Spanish language edition by Ponet Mon and serialized in Korean for Poptoon.
My latest book is "Freeway."
(All images copyright Mark Kalesniko unless otherwise stated.)