Archive for November, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

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So I wanted to take a moment to promote a couple of things. My friend and fellow cartoonist Brian John Mitchell did an interview with me that you can read in the new issue of QRD which is available here. It’s a webzine that features interviews with not only myself but a plethora of other interesting artists and musicians (plus a great video of Brian and his friend Kelsey reviewing obscure candies)!

In addition to wasting his valuable time asking me questions about my mad cartooning skills Brian also recently put up a Kickstarter campaign for some Christmas buttons that you should check out here. They feature some pretty diverse art from several cartoonists including myself (see the images above) and would make great Christmas presents for your loved ones while helping out the community of starving artists.

Speaking of Christmas gifts and starving artists… while you’re checking out all these links I suggest taking a few minutes to look at all the amazing comics and music available from Silber Records. I’m personally a huge fan of the comics Just A Man, Pow Wow, Star and REH. Great stuff.

 

Happy Holidays!

“Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt”

Monday, November 11th, 2013

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My ninth grade English teacher (Mrs. Cotterman) introduced me to the work of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. way back in 1991 and I honestly can’t think of anything more valuable that was ever given to me. She had our class read Slaughterhouse Five and it’s fair to say it blew my mind. Since that day I’ve read many other Vonnegut books and have enjoyed each one just as well.

Vonnegut’s books make me happy. They remind me that all of the things we get so caught up in trying to control and define are just random fragments of this thing called existence. They remind me of how short life is and that we shouldn’t waste our time racking our brains trying to figure it out. They remind me that I’m not the only one that thinks we should all be kinder to each other for no better reason than that’s simply how it should be. They also remind me just how damned funny an old man from the Midwest can be.

Which bodes well for my future.