Friday, October 16, 2015

Happy Inktober!

October is my favorite month for both media and breakfast cereals. I've never really loved Christmas specials, and since the grocery store stopped carrying Christmas Crunch (Christitize me, Cap'n!), Halloween has stepped up to fill the void. 

Boo Berry aside, lots of artists (me included) participate in Inktober, where we put aside tablets and pencils and sing the praises of the ink through drawing. I'm also participating in Drawlloween, with a different Halloween-themed drawing prompt every day! Let's see how I'm doing! 

Oct 2nd: devil (handsome devil is more like it, reeowr.)
Oct 8th: zombie (ahh, the classic. Drawing the walking dead will never not be fun).
Oct 15th: amulet (yes, it's pretty. It's also evil. All pretty things are.)
Oct 17th: demon (what's as simultaneously cute and disturbing as a cat with goat eyes? Nothing, that's what.)

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Funny Face

Anyone who's the Funny One of their friend group can relate. Thankful for the friends I don't have to always be "on" for. 

Saturday, August 8, 2015

If You Smell Something, Say Something.

Jon Stewart (and indeed the cast and crew of The Daily Show as a whole) is one of the great political satirists of all time. And unless you’re both ignorant to news and politics and have some kind of genetic defect that makes laughing physically painful, you’re already aware that Stewart ended his tenure as host of The Daily Show last night.
Jon made a career out of poking fun at politicians, executives, world leaders and people in power in general. And nobody was safe- while most on the Conservative Right thought of Stewart as a mouthpiece for the Liberal Left, it’s easy to find plenty of examples where Stewart took Democrats to task.
The world is full of bullshit. Politicians are corrupt. Elections are bought and sold like commodities. Wages have been stagnant for forty years, and the current generation is having a harder time moving into the middle class than any previous. Extremists want to kill everyone who doesn’t believe what they believe. Our most vulnerable people are still sick, homeless or hungry. It’s easy to become cold and jaded in the face of everything the state of our world has to offer.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart looked into that dark void and saw something funny. That’s because where bullshit exists, especially when it comes to people of great money or power or influence, it has to be not only pointed out, but ridiculed. To be shamed with comedy.
To be made a joke of.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart did this better than anyone else.
Now, it’s up to us. We have to take up the baton of satire. It’s our duty as humans to call out bullshit where we see it, to ridicule those who would try to pass it off as genuine and never, ever stop trying to make the world we live in a better place.
Thanks Jon, for showing us where bullshit lives, and equipping us to wipe it out. Pun intended.
This has been a reflection on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from an unapologetic smart-ass.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

You Don't Even Want To Know What Garrison Keillor Looks Like

Have you noticed that when you listen to a radio personality for years and years, eventually you start to develop a picture of them in your head? Something in their voice influences the way your brain thinks they should look.

Ever notice how that image NEVER looks like the actual person?

I have. But that's because I imagine that all radio personalities are actually talking animals. For instance in my head Terry Gross, host of NPR's "Fresh Air", looks like an otter wearing glasses and a cardigan.

No, I don't know why. Yes, there are others. Yes, I plan to draw them.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

If you're not watching Agent Carter, re-evaluate your priorities.

Seriously. If you're not already watching Agent Carter, you need to sit down and take a breather, because you've been completely wasting your life. Even if you don't like comic books or super heroes and think Captain America was lame (which may or may not make you a communist), check it out. It's one of the most fun shows I've watched in a long time. 

So fun in fact that I drew Agent Carter herself. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Grab your sled.

On Friday, history was made in America- marriage equality was ruled the law of the land by the Supreme Court of the United States. Finally, any two people, no matter their sex or gender, could have their marriage legally recognized by all fifty states in the union. The single most important Supreme Court ruling since Roe V. Wade was something to celebrate.

Unless of course you're a big stick-in-the-mud conservative. Look guys, the fight is over. If you're not gay and don't think that gay people should have same rights as everyone else, you lost. On the plus side, your life will be wholly unaffected by gay people getting married, so at least you have that small consolation. 

No, the playing field still isn't completely level. Yes, there's still a lot of work to be done before all people are truly equal, not just in the eyes of the law but in the eyes of humanity. But this is a huge step in the right direction. And if we can make a step this large, I have to believe that we as a society are doing something right. 

And if I hear one more "slippery moral slope!" argument, I might tear my hair out.