Monday, May 19, 2008


Though it's not uncommon for me to post something for a week, I feel the need to say that I have been busy packing and my roommate gave me the gift of no internet for my birthday. I drew this late last night for no particular reason and found a pirate signal I could use to post it. So greet the first illegal cold ramen post.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Red Ben

I doodled a round head on a post it with a red pen one day at work. When someone commented on it, I said, "Oh yeah, that's my friend Ben."

You see, when Ben was a little boy, he wore glasses with red frames. These specs earned him the title "Red Ben."

Friday, May 9, 2008

I need new pants.

I've nearly worn through my favorite pair of cords while walking to work. The soles of my shoes are worn flat for the same reason. This is amusing because I made a single pair of sneakers last from middle school till graduation. It helped that I never left my room.

Silly stuff.

In an effort to be more productive at work, I've taken to doodling with a ball point pen on steno notepads. This is actually how I started out with all this comic nonsense. It took me a long time to give up the steno pads for a real sketchbook and pencils. What a silly little creature I am.

The one in the lower left is actually an exercise that I did from memory out of a book. I see no harm in posting it here. Or giving it my favorite shirt. If I draw anyone with shaggy hair and a long face, it tends to resemble either me or Tycho Brahe.

Monday, May 5, 2008


That is how you make a superhero movie. It's as if amidst all the crap that gets thrown around with "How can we make this interesting?" someone stood up and said, "Can't we just tell the Iron Man story?" And lo, they did listen. And it was good. With a new preview for The Dark Knight no less. Can it be topped? I still remain hopeful for the new Hulk movie with Ed Norton.

Like the Hulk in this one. I just wish I could've transferred his cartoonish nature to Iron Man but it was not to be.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Everyone's a Critic

A comic that I wish had bigger archives - Gtrood.

Is it me or are people starting to take reviews on a little too seriously? I personally like using the reviews as a good filtering system, but the sources are unreliable. I imagine that's why Amazon has the "Was this review helpful to you?" survey. And as a result, I'm now seeing reviews that encourage people to leave positive feedback. What is this? Can you gain credibility of I do know there is a link to see other things one particular person has reviewed. You can even create lists of recommendations for people under certain categories. But is there a prize to be won? Can people submit reviews and their stats from amazon when applying for an opening at the Star Tribune?

How many years experience?
I've been reviewing since I was 8.
You're hired!

Ah but listen to me, I'm just an aspiring cartoonist posting on his blog. By the way, if you like the comic, leave a note!