alright i’m back from staying with the triplets i nanny for like a month and a half while their parents were gone attending to a family crisis and it was the best time i’ve had in so long. we mornings spent making pancakes, reading the paper, planning out the day. then did picnics in the park, library museum & cemetery visits, day trips. dropping them off at practices & playdates, coming home to play with them, read to them, do nice dinners, sing songs before bedtime. taking them to my place- making a mess of my kitchen baking, plastering the spare room with their paintings. even taught matt to ride his bike without training wheels

each of them kept a band tee of mine. they loved them so much they wouldn’t stop trying them on, wearing them out- a 6 year old begging for mutiilation shirt is too amusing i couldn’t say no. so yeah i’m sad to be back to the normal grind after that, but i’ll catch up on emails & messages this week and start posting a bunch of stuff i’m behind on. sorry for the dead air!

This is the first comic in a series I created as part of a partnership with CBS Films. Its based on their new film “What If” starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan - playing in select cities. Here’s the trailer:
http://youtu.be/frvkyNg3nIo?list=PL5AC161C4CF3D3415

This is the first comic in a series I created as part of a partnership with CBS Films. Its based on their new film “What If” starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan - playing in select cities. Here’s the trailer:

http://youtu.be/frvkyNg3nIo?list=PL5AC161C4CF3D3415

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my friends got me a Madeline hat birthday cake (!) despite me having to work tonight and insisting i didn’t even wanna celebrate it how sweet n thoughtful

my friends got me a Madeline hat birthday cake (!) despite me having to work tonight and insisting i didn’t even wanna celebrate it how sweet n thoughtful

probably won’t have much new stuff up this week- i’m staying with the kids i nanny while their parents are out of town. every night so far we’ve just climbed trees to have aerial nerf gun battles then built a fort in the basement where i play and we sing beat happening’s “godsend” together before bedtime it’s the sweetest thing ever to me these children are angels i love them

also love being in a house with a stocked pantry/ fridge i had nearly forgotten that food other than ramen existed. they even have a pool god is good i wanna spend all summer here 

11 x 14, James Bennings (1976) 

my friend riley commissioned me to do a comic book of HANL’s “i don’t love” a little while back and i just got around to finishing it this week- here’s a page from it
kinda wish he had asked me to do “bloodhail” though i was keen on drawing a stairway of bodies up to heaven to kill god with a hail of arrowheads 

my friend riley commissioned me to do a comic book of HANL’s “i don’t love” a little while back and i just got around to finishing it this week- here’s a page from it

kinda wish he had asked me to do “bloodhail” though i was keen on drawing a stairway of bodies up to heaven to kill god with a hail of arrowheads 

wish i had liked math in school cause i’m so hooked now. some book about the munchhausen trilemma and logic got me fixated again now they just make me feel very alive. approaching complex ideas w/ logical progression & finding explanations woven into concepts i thought unexplainable calms me. also cause the books pose challenges for me that require hefty mental exertion but reward it the moment it comes together and you feel wonderment/ acute awareness of the universality of the language

there was one i read recently called “mathematics: modeling our world course 1” and the application based setup really resonated w me- it gave you a problem to focus on but approach from all directions via different mathematical tools- it implemented a new kind of self critical approximation of quantitative reasoning within me i hadn’t evaluated in mathematical terms before. math is so useful for evaluating social tradeoffs and everyday conflict resolution. it’s neat

also “e: the story of a number” had me so fucked up e is riveting i need more books about it

some favs from Destroy All Monsters Magazine (1976 - 1979)

got off work now i’m doing a rough draft for a pretty fun commission- they want a ten page comic adaptation of anco’s “fireworks” as a birthday present for their girlfriend (it’s her favorite isn’t that sweet)

i hope they let me post it in full when i’m done

got off work now i’m doing a rough draft for a pretty fun commission- they want a ten page comic adaptation of anco’s “fireworks” as a birthday present for their girlfriend (it’s her favorite isn’t that sweet)

i hope they let me post it in full when i’m done

mythicnoise replied to your post: i made my blog 3 years ago to this day…

No joke your work and how committed you are to it and improving it is so inspiring to me. I was feeling so lost about coming out of school and not knowing how to go about it and seeing how committed you are and confident it just helps me a lot.

happened to see this comment on my phone by accident and now it’s making me want to cry kinda.. like wow. i wish i could articulate how much this means to me. 

What kind of equipment do you use for digital art? Like what tablets and stuff?

@Anonymous

it’s odd to me that i get asked this question so often? i’ve never made digital art in my life i don’t have the first idea about that space..i don’t even know how to work photoshop i am your mom on a computer

my stuff is all ink, markers, magazine clippings, and cardstock. i can’t afford a tablet rn and because i get most of my work done on the bus/ at work/ where ever i can i don’t think it’d be ideal for me, i need supplies that are completely portable. but uh, there are lots of digital artists on tumblr i’m sure have resources for you. sorry! 

cumulative busride cutout doodles

i made my blog 3 years ago to this day. here’s a little retrospective of how my work has changed. i’m proud of how far i’ve come, how far i have left to go. i don’t even recognize the old stuff as my own anymore. 

uh, this is gonna be corny, but sincere thanks to the like over 120,000 of you now (shameless follower plug but whatever it’s stupefying n constantly humbling that so many people take some level of interest in my dumb shit) for sticking around. i wish i could make u all dinner. eat some curry and listen to records. someday. 

quickie i was able to do at work last night (it was slow) 

i haven’t listened to carissa’s wierd in weeks and i feel myself again