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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A New Blog Banner

Now 100% less generic.

(Update: I hated the banner I posted yesterday, so it's gone forever. The new new banner is up. I think it's a keeper.)

Leafs (!)

Fall/Autumn is great.  My favorite time of year in fact.  Fall/Autumn is so great that it is the only season that holds the honor of being named twice.  I know right?  Blows my mind too.  Step back Winter; you can't handle the grandeur.

I was messing around with some paint on Sunday and I came up with this.  (gouache and ink)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Korean Hamsters in Various Costumes

A couple of days ago I visited my wife's 6th grade class to help out a bit and listen to a really cool lecture on space by Dr. Ed Gholdston of NASA (but that's another story.)  After the lecture I was sitting in the back of the class drawing zombies as I sometimes do.  While drawing I was being watched by a student named Skyler.  He told me that he likes to draw hamsters.  I asked him to draw one for me.  So he did.  

I give you "Hamster in a Santa Suit."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Image Search Telephone #2

Following up on the last image I entered "pile of dentures" into Google. It only took 3 pages to find this.

I'm not sure why I find this so fascinating.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Image Search Telephone #1

Did you ever play that "Telephone" game when you were a kid? You know, the one where you whisper some normal phrase into someone's ear and they pass it down the line in whispers so that on the other end you end up with a phrase like "purple monkey dishwasher."

Today I played Image Search Telephone. I typed the phrase "out of control rhino on a unicycle" into the Google Image Search and this is what it brought back (10 pages down the results.)

It's just amazing what gets lost in translation. I think I'll follow this one and see where it goes.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I'm taking a class on puppetry at BYU.  It's unlike any class I've ever taken before.  We build puppets, write puppet scripts and do puppet performances.  It's a blast (yeah, I know I'm a bit odd.)

You can check out my first puppet performance here:  FUN TIMES.  (scroll to the bottom and click "Will")

No dialogue was allowed in this one.

Monster Comics

A rough comic I've been working on. I'm going to pretty-fy it up more over the weekend.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mail Monster

Not "Male Monster." Though it doesn't look very feminine to me.