I love the movies of Hayao Miyazaki. I remember watching Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind on HBO when I was really young and being fascinated by its post apocalyptic strangeness but it was the butchered version and too complicated for my kid brain. I then saw Totoro when I was older and loved it. I then saw Pricess Mononoki and I was a certified Miyazaki fan. Since — I have seen all of his movies multiple times. They are so personal and creative and are among my favorite movies ever. They play like soft sunlight dappled memories of being a kid. My favorites are Porco Rosso, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Totoro.
Canadians are great people from what I have seen of them online. If I ever make any money or get a job I’m gonna move to Canada. It seems like a peaceful and enlightened place. I can deal with the cold. This is Count Chocula, a Canadian Hipster. He listens to Grimes and Moon King and walks around music festivals with a Toucan on his shoulder. He also wears a Disney World hat ironically to show his contempt for ‘merica. He also has Heterochromia iridum. It gives him two different color iris.
This is a magical Narwhal. They are the unicorns of the sea. If you see one dooting a rainbow he is especially magic. I redrew and repainted him and he is 100 percent better than he was.
This is a caricature of Alex Jones. He is an entertaining talker who believes we are being controlled by extra-dimensional beings. I don’t vouch for what he believes but I enjoy listening to him talk.
This is a goofy and cheesy pepperoni covered pizza slice that is affiliated with the illuminati. He sometimes feels the existential angst of modern life peering blankly over his doughy shoulder and he mirrors the look on his face.
This is the final form of Gozer from Ghostbusters. He is a sweet giant puffy guy with a sailor suit and a nice smile. He is Ray’s fault.
This is a caricature of US president Donald Trump from the side. It amuses me how angry he makes the press with his trolling. They deserve a little trolling sometimes to be honest. Trump has the persona of a disgruntled construction worker. It seems haphazard but it is obviously carefully crafted to appeal to the angry voters he is trying to win over. He is like Adam Carolla with a little more money and way better hair.
This is a unicorn puking a rainbow. It is one of the internet’s oldest memes. Though I support the LGBT community it has nothing to do with gay rights. It was originally coined to reference the gaudy dayglo and pez colors splashed on packages in Japanese culture. “Yo that rack of Japanese candy looks like a unicorn puked on it.” It succinctly represents how I feel about all consumerism. It is gaudy, garish, loud, obnoxious and it burns a little when it comes back up after a bender. I love internet culture — it is world culture.
I love Bjork’s music. I listened to Homogenic for the first time two nights ago. As part of a science experiment I have been off of lexapro for about 2 weeks so I have feelings again. I like to listen to spotify curled up in a sleeping bag in my car in the dark. It is like a Polyester and metal shell that isolates me from the world and keeps my body heat and emotions next to me as I slide off to sleep. Homogenic is so beautiful and emotionally charged in the dark with canalphones. It is steamy, spirally and love drenched. It is hard to pretend that pop music isn’t as meritorious as any art ever created. It fuses poop culture with high art in a way that is moving and compelling and it isn’t reserved for egg heads living in ivory towers.
This is a collection of illustrations that I did for UGA athletics over about a three year period. I did Uga twice, Hairy Dawg and Kirby Smart. I spent the prime years of my working life trying to become a professional illustrator. It is the platonic perfect form of putting all of your eggs in one basket. It made me ignore working on a career that would pay my bills and made me impoverished for a decade. One thing positive it did is teach me to focus like a surgeon and work very hard to try and scratch out a living. So over the past two months I have been making a graphic design portfolio to try and get an actual 9 to 5 job. If you are wondering what the gaping hole in the middle of my career is — it is a failed illustration career.
I love the hulk. If he gets mad enough he can actually jump into space. I can’t imagine getting so pissed that you end up floating through an empty vacuum for eternity. That would give you a bunch of time to cool off and think about how you ended up there. You would live out eternity with nothing but your thoughts and memories.