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?

Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Winter Doldrums

-- be gone!

Bears are good to huddle with. But not too close.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What Doesn't Kill Me

Even more than PDA itself, I dislike drawing it. (I'm not bitter, not bitter at all ;)

Monday, November 26, 2012

What Weekends Are For

Sometimes you have to add a little panache where you can.

Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend :)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

New Yorker Thanksgiving

It's been a few years since I've spent a Thanksgiving in New York. And even on holidays, the city not for the faint of heart.

Friday, November 23, 2012

A Chinese-American Thanksgiving

When I was younger, I based my knowledge of American holidays on TV shows and Norman Rockwell paintings. Compromise was turkey fried rice and dumplings.

Didn't make it home this year, but I still made turkey fried rice. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and lots of good eats.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

This Is Not An Asian

I saw the new Wachowski-Tykwer sci-fi film "Cloud Atlas" over the weekend. I enjoyed it, but laughed at all the wrong parts. The treachery of images is that we all see what we see. And sometimes, it's hilarious to see how we are seen.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Saturdays Are For Mulling

I didn't finish a new cartoon this morning, but here's a page from my sketchbook. I like to keep my Saturdays open for mulling.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sex is the New Coffee

Coffee and sex has always been interchangeable in this context, but call me old-fashioned.

Friday, November 09, 2012

A Note From Connie

UPDATE: I've been cartooning my heart out for over a year and, last week, I hit 300 illustrated posts. I just want to say thank you to everyone for reading, for coming along for the ride, and for all your messages of encouragement and support. I could not have sustained this labor of love (and madness) without you.

When I started, my biggest obstacle was myself. A year later, I'm happy to report that I'm onboard too :) I've learned so much in this year and, amazingly, I've found friends in the process. Without sarcasm or wit, let me just say a sincere thanks to all of you.

Oh yeah and - make no mistake - being single is fabulous ;)


Thursday, November 08, 2012

Surviving Fatherhood

A messy pencil sketch was all I could manage today, but memories are still sharp.

Happy November birthday, Dad! Thanks for not giving up on us!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Back In My Day...

Seriously, you should vote. If just so you can say this.

Today's cartoon is for all the super trouper citizens who waited in lines - who stuck it out - who found a way to vote. Rock.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

A Status Message a Day #117

An extra hour is better than one less.

Falling back versus leaping forward. No contest.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Forgoing Pleasantries

This is what happens if you take away my precious...

On a more serious note, it has been a dramatic week for the Eastern Seaboard. A lot of heroes out there.  Take care, friends.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Things To Do During A Blackout

For the single ladies.  And my friends who are without electricity right now. Hang in there.