Have I REALLY not posted since Halloween? Ben Kingsley's Junior does time fly when you're studying the parallels of camels and bottled ham (and just where DOES all that water go?) not to mention finding out the hard way that no matter how many morays you bury in your backyard, it is physically impossible to grow an "eel tree." I even got so desperate for it to work that I Scotch-taped a bunch of dead eels to the branches of a sycamore (marking the eighth time that I've ever taped seafood to a tree) but before I had a chance to even show anyone my cheated scientific breakthru, coyotes had, well, I don't really wanna talk about this anymore.
So I went down to San Diego this weekend to visit my family, and for whatever rizneazon, whenever I go down there, I'm jerked into the unshakable urge to draw from magazines, the TV, and photographs. So here's a bunch of sketches from last weekend including my mediocre first attempt at Stephen Colbert (my once and future king), a Gentleman, Rorschach, John Krasinsky, my good friend Eren Blanquet, and The Gute and his Mrs. dressed as a karate kid and a geisha, respectively.
And while I'm mentioning Stephen Colbert, I just wanna emphasize that The Colbert Report is the most scrumptilescent show on television today! Granted, praise Peter for Arrested Development, My Name Is Earl, The Office, and South Park, but Colbert is the only one out of all these shows that consistently radiates hilarity not just one night a week, BUT FOUR! And dare I say it, along with a few other airwave factors of course, the man is causing me to actually have faith in TV again. He has stood as one of America's great satirists since his stint on The Dana Carvey Show, and he remains the master to this day with his deft delivery, proverbial punchlines, and swell segments such as "Worthy Opponent" (where he debates himself on the issues of today) and The Threat List (where he insists we should fear bears more than terrorists and hurricanes). Go to hell Daily Show, and try to pick up some gravitas while you're there!
"While memory gives us whole chunks of life, imagination takes fragments, slivers of dream, and chips of experience that seem unrelated, then seeks their hidden connections and merges them into a whole." --Robert McKee