This is Parappa the rapper. He is a cute hiphop dog created by pop artist Rodney Greenblat and the first rhythm game I remember playing.
Baby titmouse perched on a wire. Tiny kawaii baby birds are my favorites. We get these little gray tufted titmice on our backyard feeders. To think — I used to shoot these cute little critters with my bb gun as a kid. The horror. Illustrator and photoshop.
I love Totoro. It is such a simple and gentle movie about summers and childhood and how a kid’s brain works to process the world with love and imagination.
This is the Fighting Irish mascot with a coat of new paint. I made him look three d with the airbrush in Photoshop.
I love the Beatles. I have been a fan for as long as I can remember. Their movie Yellow Submarine is great. It has a subversive 70s stream of consciousness hippy imagination running wild narrative. The art director was Heinz Edelmann. RIP Mr. Edelmann. I love all of his psychedelic critters and inventions. They are so simple and perfect. All you need is love. And the internet. And spotify.
I listen to them on spotify almost daily. I like their later work the most with its ruthless inventiveness and sarcastic bent. It is hard to believe that 4 kids from England made so much world changing music.
This is a purple finch illustration. I used to watch them in the backyard with my grandma.
This is Popeye as a zoomer. He has tattoos and some chuck taylors. I did this art around the time the USS Lassen bravely challenged waterway rights in the south china sea. Popeye reminds me of my grandpa. He loved Popeye and served on a destroyer in the Pacific in WW2. They were sunk by a Kamikaze and he was in the water for two days.
This is the mascot of Bob’s Big Boy burger joint as a zombie. He is a bit decomposed but he still has an emotional life and a cute smile.
This is a cartoon illustration of an icky virus cartoon. He has one eye and yellow teeth. If he bites you — you will be sick for many months.
This is a realistic digital painting of a silver Lamborghini Diablo from the side. It is the quintessential 90s supercar. It is fast and impractical and at the time it was a hightech all wheel drive minimalist mid-engine car. By today’s standards it is a very simple, somewhat slow and spartan car.