WELCOME!

WELCOME! This blog is a personal project I started in August 2011 with the goal of drawing and posting an illustrated status message a day - I haven't stopped since. On weekday mornings, I get up, draw a cartoon, and post whatever I can manage to before going to work. I began cartooning to find my voice. Still searching, but I've learned that the attempt is everything. What's your status message today?

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Stuffed Bear Digesting

Right now, he's just going to focus on digesting.


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Status Message a Day #54

It's a strange day when your parents become avid readers of your blog. Needless to say, traffic is up. So is feedback. (Thanks, Mom and Dad, for the support.)


Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Status Message a Day #53

It's a pretty awesome day when you go home with an armload of books from the library. Some things don't change. Am I an ă-dult, or am I an ă-dult?? #dork4life

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Overheard by Connie #5

Seen and heard at 59th and 11th: a dad just trying to make the pilgrimage home.

(Also kind of how I feel about color. It took me twice as long to do a sloppy job of it. So the jury's still out.)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

What is Love?


Happy 100th post! This cartoon is inspired by a popular post on Bluecentric that made the Facebook rounds: What is Love? Some Really Smart Kids May Have the Answer

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Status Message a Day #52

The triumph of this cartoon is that I actually drew a background and added a splash of color. Neither are my strengths, but not letting that stop me.

Winter is making me think I need to sign up for gym membership again. Maybe. Let me "think" about it s'more.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dog Heroics

He thinks he's a hero. And really, he's not wrong :)

(I'm trying to learn how to color in Ps3. Clumsy so far. Which one do you like better?)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Status Message a Day #51

Waaay behind on these "daily" status messages, but it's a busy season. Oh-so-grateful to have internet back after a few nights without. If I had to choose between a lover and the internet...that would be a really tough call, is all I'm sayin'. It tells the best bedtime stories and never hogs the covers.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Status Message a Day #50

This is a rehashing of a short strip I did earlier this year about the virtues of delaying gratification. I drew a final panel as a bookend to that thought and spliced the two together in photoshop.

As 2011 draws to a close, I've learned this: namely, that it's important to use a straight-edge when drawing panels :)

None the wiser in my personal life, but I'm getting more comfortable with a brush :) Happy holiday season, y'all.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Overheard by Connie #3

Ohhh yeeaah...I remember being 25. Hipsters hadn't been invented yet.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Overheard by Connie #2

Woman on the phone at a Starbucks on the UWS. Apparently, he's trailer trash with a yacht and no business selling pencils.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

A Status Message a Day #48

And we're back! Haven't been living up to posting regularly, but I hope to get back into a groove.

My problems kind of look like cute goblins. Except when I blow them up in my head.