In December, 2014 Mike Olsen was diagnosed with a little known chronic lung disease called Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. It causes progressive scarring of the lungs and it is fatal. It is the result of a faulty immune response by the body. Mike is working to raise awareness about this disease. Check out the Mike Olsen Project on Vimeo. It is a beautifully produced video about his plight.
This is a regal blue dragon. He is above it all. He spends his time eating peasants and breathing fire on the little people. He flies around at night passing gas and breathing blue flames. His name is Balthazar and he hates everybody.
This is a yellow and purple psychedelic whale with white spots. He eats cotton candy shrimp and doots rainbow clouds out of his blowhole. He has blue and green parasite fish attached to his belly and nose. They survive by munching on the scraps of left over cotton candy shrimp.
This is an illustration of a nuclear bomb with with a radiation symbol on the side. It is painted to look metal and it has a transparent background to make it work as clipart.
Uga is the lovable slobbery and rowdy mascot bulldog for the University of Georgia. He has his own Air Conditioned doghouse on wheels. This is a cartoon illustration of Uga with his trademark red sweater.
I love Hunter S Thompson. He was a genius and a madman. He lived and commented on a time of great cultural flux — in the 60s and 70s in the USA. He hated authority and convention. He was a poet of comedy and sarcasm. He hated cartoons. In a tirade he had about the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas where the producers tried to talk him into having a wave animation during the High Watermark passage he all but obliterated Ralph Steadman and all cartoons and animation. He was highly offended that anybody would compare his work to cartoons or use a cartoon to portray his work. I think it is fitting that I draw a cartoon of him.
Morrissey is an Irish singer/songwriter who became famous in the 80s with his New Wave band The Smiths.
There is no word good enough to describe the relief you get from using this stylus. After 20 some odd years of drawing on a slippery hunk of plastic while you look at your screen – away from your hand – like a momo – using this to draw on your screen is the best feeling in the world. The amount of resistance as you make a mark, the way it feels in your hand – without a big rubber grip that gets stretched over time – the way you finally get to see your mark and your hand as you make it – it all just feels right. There is also a massive relief you get when you throw away your giant intuos medium that hogs your bag with its massive usb cable that tangles around everything. Finally you get to carry just your laptop and your power cable and nothing else. Granted this is probably really about how much I underrated my yoga 14 because of the lame stylus that came with it and the driver conflicts with my old tablet. I mean I am now aware of how amazing the screen that came in my yoga 14 is. You can look at it form any angle and the contrast and color is perfect. The resolution is high for a 14 inch screen too. Screens have gotten much better since 2010 when I bought my last lcd. Even my $2500 cintiq had crap viewing angles and terrible color because it had a crap tft screen. Plus that thing was too big and heavy and hot. It feels so good to have an art device that is perfect. I have waited for this for along time. And I had this thing for a year before I realized it.
Baristas hate me and I don’t blame them. My anxiety causes me to act weird when doing something simple like ordering a coffee. Just talking to a stranger causes my stomach to knot-up and and makes it hard for me to breathe. I know baristas are nice and they do a tough job – but this is how I see them. Black barista with braces.