Easel is a WordPtess theme with many different roles and capabilities, a framework-like theme for more components to be added with it, includes a base theme design that is easily cleared for child themes, with post type addons, 2column and 3column layouts and different visual schemes. Easel also handles custom post type rewrite rules for archives and feeds automatically without any additional plugin.
All of the latest and greatest features of WordPress 3.0
Customizable layout’s via layout-head and layout-foot files.
Hooks and Features for advanced customization and creation of Addons.
Built as a parent theme to allow even more customization via child theme.
A generic empty style.css with default style for when a child theme is not present.
Plethora of additional widgets.
Additional Avatar’s set creation ability for users who do not have a Gravatar
Associated plugins that hook into the theme for yet, even more functionality.
Multiple different layouts
Several different schemes (looks for the site)
Casts for Comic Easel
CommPress Podcast/Media Cast
The author says; “Some plugins and addons are not currently available to the general public.”
Theme homepage: http://frumph.net/easel/