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, May 31, 2012

Reality-Based Economics

Working on a longer cartoon. In the meantime, here's a sketch drawn from Rory Sutherland's TED talk on happiness and perspective.

"Perspective is everything."

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Figure Draw

No cartoon today, but here's a sketchbook page from this weekend. I made some failed attempts at drawing human anatomy realistically and then gave into cartooning.

 Left out the rippling muscles of the model. Note to self: must learn to draw rippling muscles.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sketch Group Dudes

Men are sometimes a mystery to me. But maybe they are not so mysterious ;)

I confess that I don't understand anime at all, but this made me chuckle inside.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Two Asian Combo

Credit: The response was brilliantly conceived by Tom Harford.

I didn't actually say anything. #MissedOpportunity

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Status Message a Day #96

I can't believe I spent an entire glorious, sun-drenched Saturday in New York sitting in front of a computer, watching a live webcast of a conference on comics. This was not my intention. Luckily, I made up for it on Sunday, but boy - I must really love comics.

Here is a quick sketch of cartoonist & graphic journo Joe Sacco on stage with W.J.T. Mitchell at UChicago for #comicson. My view as a virtual attendee:

Friday, May 18, 2012

A Status Message a Day #95

As you can see, it's been a while since I've been to one.

Because - in my head - there are circus seals at the beach.

Happy Friday, folks!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Status Message a Day #94

Note to self: To accomplish anything, one must quiet the little man.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Family Time

Off my regular schedule, but trying to get into the swing again. Just back from visiting my family in California, where our principle activity is eating from morning 'til night.

Needless to say, I have returned well-fed.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Sketchbook Tribute

A sketchbook page, inspired by Maurice Sendak:




Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Thank you, Maurice Sendak

One of my heroes...
Window display I saw today in NYC: Bankstreet remembers Maurice Sendak. I like that a rainbow umbrella walked by the moment I took the photo. 

A Status Message a Day #92

Finally feeling like my normal awkward self again. Thanks for all the get-wells :)

Monday, May 07, 2012

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Friday, May 04, 2012

A Status Message a Day #89

The worst part of being sick is no cartooning! Stay healthy, folks!

This is my get-well-soon balloon. Good night, moon.