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Charles Bukowski on work

Charles Bukowski on work

May 19, 2024 | Blog

We work too hard. We try too hard. Don’t try. Don’t work. It’s there. Looking right at us, aching to kick out of the closed womb. Charles Bukowski in a letter to friend William Packard See also: Do. Or do not. There is no try. Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

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Steve Martin on success

Steve Martin on success

April 6, 2024 | Blog

Nobody ever takes note of it because it’s not the answer they want to hear. What they want to hear is “Here’s how you get an agent…” or “Here’s how to write a script…”. But I always say “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” If somebody is thinking “How can I be really good?” […]

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Robot is stranded on a floating rock.

Floating

March 17, 2024 | Blog

The past couple weeks have been a blur of prioritizing other people over myself, and I’m exhausted. Of course this happens all the time as an adult, a parent, a husband, an employee. You strive for balance. It hasn’t felt very balanced. It was made worse of course by my complete failure to organize the […]

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Digital sketch of a cartoon frog in a space suit holding a laser gun.

Drawing, writing, drawing writing

March 2, 2024 | Blog

Lately I’ve been oscillating between writing a new comic story, experimenting with watercolour, and drawing an adventurous space frog. This is a sketch in Procreate, I’ll ink and colour it later. I’ve taken a break from drawing this frog to work on some title text for it in Affinity Designer. The comic writing is coming […]

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Crow chewing gum and blowing a big bubble.

Chew chew chew

February 11, 2024 | Blog

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 […]

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Francis the sheep sitting on a rock enjoying a sandwich.

Enjoy a break now and then

February 3, 2024 | Blog

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 productiveA sheepOn a rockEating a sammich None of this is true. But! Fresh air and a walk is good for creative thought, and it’s generally free, so […]

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Kurt Vonnegut on authenticity

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, […]

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

Nope

January 20, 2024 | Blog

Some weeks, amiright?

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Oscar Wilde on imitation

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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Goldfish in a bowl atop a small tower of rocks

Fish atop a tower of rocks

December 3, 2023 | Blog

Still digging through some old doodles.

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