Meet a member of our crack investigation team.
The Portland Orbit currently obsesses over homemade signs, independent cinema and TV, art cars, murals, outsider art and other and additional forms of creative expression in and around the Portland, OR area. The Portland Orbit makes every effort to post on Fridays, by 6pm Pacific Time along with the occasional breaking news as it happens.
An Unscientific Portland Orbit Most Read Posts Top Ten
- The Trophy Wife
- Paint Paul
- Toyz in the Hood
- Creepy Stairs, Not Stares
- Transmission Troubles: An Art Car Fundraiser
- A Message of Mystery: Graffiti Abuse
- The Ghost Bike of Killingsworth
- An Orbit Obit: Two Closed Stores
- The Louie Files: The Greatest Moment in Rock History
- Rough Day at the Office
David Craig is the author and chief photographer for the Portland Orbit. He’s an English major, award winning film maker and sometime independent video producer.
YouTube video channel link here:
Journalism and writing achievements:
Spent most of his high school journalism class analyzing Ernie Bushmiller’s comic strip Nancy.
Worked on his student newspaper, the Collgiate Times at Virginia Tech covering stories on the Ugly Man On Campus competition, the university bus system lost and found and bathroom graffiti on and around campus.
Contributed to fanzines most notably Mole magazine, highlights included interviewing the Baltimore Glass Man using a “hidden radio mic” and having a brief run-in with members of the band L7.
Ran a record and cassette label in the 90’s called Nut Music. Duties included rock poster design, writing press releases and a quarterly newsletter.
Wrote songs, recorded and performed under the stage name George Willard in the 90’s. Read Sherwood Anderson’s book Winesburg, Ohio.
Produced 17 episodes in 4 years of a documentary based public access show called Odds and Ends in Fairfax, Virginia. Found it necessary to write the occasional narration and tons of interview questions.
Worked in education and government television, eventually directing Clark County meetings and hearings.
Has completed a feature length screen play!
Planning to release a chapbook of rejected song lyrics that read like poetry.
Here’s a blog post that outlines the origins of the Portland Orbit:
I’m new to the publicity game. I’m opening myself up to all kinds feedback such as this:
That Reddit, tough crowd!
Some cool stuff that Phil wrote can be found here:
From a Facebook comment:
What transplant wrote that article?
On the “set” of Pretty/Creepy, a documentary short. Here I am preparing to interview director Bryan Hiltner. Bryan took the photo and documented me mid-blab while warming up to get him blabbing.
Another bad selfie.
An ungodly mess of a selfie!
David Craig has taken the pledge. HAVE YOU?
(Place your hand over your heart.)
I, your name here, pledge to no longer consider making nuclear weapons, use nuclear weapons in any shape or form or proliferate the ones that have already been made.
Our sometime contributors:
Copy Editor: Ronna Craig
Minister of Propaganda: Will Simmons
Narrator for the Portland Orbit Report: Chan
Fact Checker: Position unfilled
Researcher: Position unfilled
The can’t decide Zombie/Juggalo look.