This is a piggy bank with a silly expression on his face.
This is a tipsy penguin wearing a green sierra nevada t-shirt. He likes how beer makes him feel warm, fuzzy and relaxed. When he goes to sleep he has comfortable dreams of swimming in warm clear tropical waters with day glow fishes. When he swims he moves at high speed in large sweeping arcs – with the kind of grace he never has when he waddles around on land sober.
Red Pandas are the cutest animals in the world. They aren’t related to bears though – they are giant fuzzy raccoons but like a panda they eat mainly bamboo and sometimes fruit. I love how expressive their faces are. I wish they could be domesticated but they have some pretty gnarly claws though. I made lots of edits to this guy because he kept turning out angry and depressed.
I love birds. It is amazing that lifeforms have willed themselves into the air via countless years of minute changes by natural selection. Kingfishers have enormous heads and beaks designed to help them catch fish. The look like cartoons.
This is a painting of an angry blue bull. He is mad because he didn’t take his lexapro. He finds himself getting mad for no reason at all. His anger burns in him like an invisible alcohol fire. It chars his insides to a black powdery crisp.
I love listening to birds go off at sunrise in spring. It is like they have been beat down by harsh winter weather and they celebrate the return of warmth and greenery. I live next to a college campus and it is inundated with large old growth trees and songbirds. When I walk outside to go to work I am hit by a deep field of cacophonous echoing happy bird sound that is unlike anything I have heard before. It is like something out of a vast swirling dreamscape where birds are sentient machines and their songs have a secret coded meaning.
I love chameleons. I used to go to the pet store and look at them for hours. I am pretty sure they are aliens. Just look at their feet – those things are not of this world. This is a tiny orange micra chameleon – they are the size of a match-head. Like all chameleons they are from Madagascar.
I love mockingbirds. I remember snoozing on a summer afternoon after a thunderstorm and feeling depressed and sleepy and actually hearing a mockingbird for the first time. He was copying a long list of noises he had heard in the environment around him – from tree frogs to crickets and car alarms. I remember looking out the window at him and seeing his intelligent yellow eye looking back at me. It is amazing that they evolved to be aware of their environment to survive and their song is proof that they have wheels spinning in their head as they listen to and appropriate the sounds around them.
This is the cutest pupper in video game history. He is a rapper with a fly 90s style, a crunchy flow and an onion mentor named Chop Chop. He is from one of my favorite PS one games and the first rhythm game I ever remember. He was designed by pop artist Rodney Greenblat for Sony.
This is the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. He is so creepy and surrealistic. I remember watching the Disney movie back in the 80s at a summer matinee. I found it deeply disturbing and had dreams about it throughout my childhood. The Queen of hearts shook me up with her rage and shouting off with their heads.
This is Hunter Thompson’s Myna Bird Edward. Hunter used to get stoned and traumatize him to get him to perform for his friends. Edward has developed a personality disorder because of the stress of dealing with Hunter. Mynah Birds love small talk. They chatter on incessantly about the weather, Topgear and the life cycle of stars.
Myna Bird Illustration sad.
I love the movie Bolt. It is about a dog coming to terms with the fact that he isn’t a superhero. It is about being humbled by life – something everyone goes through. It is a great buddy adventure movie where bolt has to travel across the US to find his master.
It is impressive how much work and love goes into digitally animated movies. It takes an army of extremely talented people who lovingly craft a movie frame by frame over a period of like 3 to 4 years. Also the people who make the stories and invent the characters have to be great to justify all that work. Mark Walton made Rhino. He is a Disney story guy and he voices Rhino – easily the best comic book – movie – tv geek in movie history. Rhino is a hyper geek who is excited by and just as lovable and deluded as Bolt. He is what people mean when they say fanatic. He lives in a bubble in a trailer in middle america and he thinks the world is as exciting as the shows he watches.