Chew chew chew

February 11, 2024 | Blog

Crow chewing gum and blowing a big bubble.
PFFFT!

I was sick this week. Some mild flu I guess, nausea, muscle aches, chills. It wasn’t bad enough to keep me in bed, but I didn’t have enough energy to do anything. So I just sat around being bored and feeling like crap for 3 days. Then I slipped on some ice and hurt my wrist. So It’s been a week.

But it wasn’t entirely miserable. Cracker Jack’s high school band played a concert which I always enjoy. I’m making an effort to read more, mindlessly web surf less, and that just feels good. The weather has been milder, which makes morning walks a happier experience.

See? Balance. Namaste, or whatever.

And in case you want to know what I’m currently reading, here it is: The Creative Act: A Way of Being by Rick Rubin, and Nemesis by Isaac Asimov.

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Enjoy a break now and then

February 3, 2024 | Blog

Francis the sheep sitting on a rock enjoying a sandwich.
Nom, nom, nom.

This watercolour drawing of Francis the sheep sitting on a rock eating a sandwich reminds of this discarded lyric from Fitter Happier by Radiohead:

Fitter, healthier and more productive
A sheep
On a rock
Eating a sammich

None of this is true. But! Fresh air and a walk is good for creative thought, and it’s generally free, so go get some. And leave the iPhone out of your ears and in your pocket. Let the world be your soundtrack, man. Namaste, or whatever.

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Kurt Vonnegut on authenticity

February 1, 2024 | Blog

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

This just popped in my mind today for some reason. Maybe I need to read Mother Night again. The girls have been telling us stories of other kids doing weird things at school, so maybe the idea of believing people when they show you who they are is on my mind. Or maybe I just need to read Mother Night again.

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Nope

January 20, 2024 | Blog

A robot clearly having a bad day with pigeons roosted on their head and back.
Nope.

Some weeks, amiright?

Oscar Wilde on imitation

January 12, 2024 | Blog

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.

Oscar Wilde

I hadn’t read the entirety of this Oscar Wilde quote before. I feel like the last bit, which is always omitted, is kind of contextually important.

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Sour face

January 2, 2024 | Comics

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The original sour candy

Did you ever play the Sour Face game when you were a kid? No? Good news then, it’s never too late. Official rules are included in this comic, so you don’t even need to go through all the hassle and fun of growing up on an apple farm. Go!

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Space squid t-shirt

December 14, 2023 | Illustration

I will name him Glorp and I will hug him and pet him and squeeze him.

When a three-eyed space squid falls in love with the Challenger space shuttle, you just let them have it. NASA would probably agree. I’m sure they have lots of rules about space ships and alien love affairs.

This silly octopus drawing exists because I needed a new t-shirt. But now that I have that I want calamari. This shirt makes me hungry. And a little amorous. But mostly hungry.

Digital illustration created in Procreate on an iPad Pro.

Shirt mockup with an illustration of a space squid lovingly hugging a space shuttle.
True love.
Illustration of a space squid lovingly hugging a space shuttle. Full colour.
Full colour.
Illustration of a space squid lovingly hugging a space shuttle. Magenta line art.
Line art.
Detail of a space squid lovingly hugging a space shuttle.
Detail of space squid.
Detail of a space squid lovingly hugging a space shuttle. Focus on the shuttle rockets.
Detail of space shuttle.

Suit up

Unique science fiction and fantasy shirts like this one are available on my Etsy shop.

Hay now

December 9, 2023 | Comics

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What doesn’t kill you makes you itchy

Growing up on a farm is full of unique experiences that cannot and will not under any circumstances be recreated as a wholly (or partially) rational adult. You can’t make me!!

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Fish atop a tower of rocks

December 3, 2023 | Blog

Goldfish in a bowl atop a small tower of rocks
Blub, blub.

Still digging through some old doodles. Sometimes you want to draw, but you don’t know what to draw, so you just draw rocks. And fish. And call it a day.

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Grab Bag

November 18, 2023 | Comics

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It’s Halloween! Keep your eyes on the skies!

The crows steal some halloween candy from a kid.

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