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?

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Status Message a Day #61

Got to see David Henry Hwang's play Chinglish on the last weekend of its Broadway run. Needless to say, it was a good weekend :)


Thursday, January 26, 2012

The State of the Medium

We've come a long way from huddling around a radio, listening to the State of the Union. This year, I streamed the address on HuffPo and, at one point, I had to step back for a moment and just observe what I was doing. Not only was I listening to the President speak and watching him on small 360-pixel video window, I was reading live commentary and being prompted to react and comment and share and post my thoughts in real-time throughout. I am amazed by how much my experience of receiving the address has changed just in a few years. How about you? What do you think?

A Status Message a Day #60

Sorry for the lack of new posts! I'm working on one that is taking longer than usual. In the meantime, here's a page from my sketchbook. May we learn to see with our minds and hearts. Happy Thursday...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Dear Little Brother

Happy Birthday, little bro. You were the best present I ever got. Remember, I'm still the boss of you.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Year of the Dragon

I did this sketch back in 2010 when "How to Train Your Dragon" was in theaters. It was also my inaugural blog post (gloriously titled "Test post") which I am dusting off and repurposing for the occasion. Happy Spring Festival and Year of the Dragon, one and all. Don't forget to hug one. 新年快樂!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Status Message a Day #59

Alas. It's that time again...

Also. It's harder to draw a frog than it looks. I went through a lot of scrap paper.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Status Message a Day #58

A day late, but better late than never. May our children be judged not. Period.

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Status Message a Day #57

I think all my dietary new year's resolutions died this week. Eating mitigates stresss, right? TGIF, y'all.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Status Message #40 Remixed

Eggs. Aus. Ted. Didn't get to finish a new cartoon, but here's an old one that fits the bill. I added a touch of digital color. That's all I got in me today, folks. Is it the weekend yet?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Stupid Games

Women and their stupid games! (You're entitled to your opinion, but all I'm sayin' is we get mixed messages too...)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Overheard by Connie #8

Motion-activated paper towel dispenser meets environmentally-friendly parenting. You didn't think those two could go together, did you? #greenparenting

Mother to child in a public restroom:

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Rumor has it...

In case you were wondering, yup -- there's a reason it's always up in a bun.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

The Adventures of Single Girl

Single Girl saves the day and survives yet another holiday season alone! Stupendous!

This cartoon is inspired by a charming piece in The Awl by Joe Berkowitz and Joanna Neborsky, titled "My Superpower is Being Alone Forever". Give it a read!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Overheard by Connie #7

Never too early to begin reminiscing. If there is any question, I identify with the old lady who is mostly concerned about her groceries. But glitter isn't a bad way to start a year either.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Popular Baby Names

This is based on a true story. (Congrats again, Mark and Martine! I still don't know the name of your baby, but  if it means anything, I'm partial to Thor.)

Sunday, January 01, 2012

A Status Message a Day #55

Happy new year wishes to all :) A cartoon to ring in 2012...
With near instant hindsight, I realize I probably should have made its wings flap.
But it's a new year, so there's plenty of room for improvement :)