FEB
2008
27

Hard Pressed for Time, Hard Pressed Jess Takes a Break from Blogging

Things are still a little crazy from my move and I won’t be posting any more blogg entries this week.  Check back next week for more writing, comics and art!

FEB
2008
25

Michael Kinsley Isn’t Working

Slate‘s top banner image advertises a new article by Michael Kinsley with the tagline, “No, the Surge Isn’t Working.” But then in the third paragraph Kinsley contradicts the tagline (emphasis added): It is now widely considered beyond dispute that Bush has won his gamble. The surge is a terrific success. Choose your metric: attacks on American soldiers, car bombs, civilian deaths, potholes. They’re all down, down, down. Lattes sold by street vendors are up. Performances of Shakespeare by local repertory companies have tripled. Skepticism seems like sour grapes. If you opposed the surge, you have two choices. One is to…

FEB
2008
20

The Scratch Papers, Page 15: My 6th Grade Realistic Batman

Like most kids between the ages of 9 and 11 I went through a “realistic” phase, meaning I wanted my drawings to look realistic.  This was incredibly frustrating because my main artistic influence up to that point was Syd Hoff.  Of course, even though my Batman looks somewhat retarded, I now find this drawing incredibly charming.  I can even tell which image from the movie I copied.

FEB
2008
20

To the Tune of “Ice, Ice Baby”: My blogg is back / with a brand new edition

I moved over the weekend and, unsurprisingly, I’m still unpacking.  Although of course, I am surprised: I really thought I’d be done unpacking by now!  Anyway, blogging was put on hold while I packed and while I went without Internet for a day or two, but now I’m back.

FEB
2008
13

One Off Recap

The One Off show was a lot of fun. Somehow I missed The Pets and the other bands (I’m not sure if they played before or after I got there) but DJ Crush Delight spun a smooth soundtrack for viewing the 30-plus original t-shirt designs on display. This was one of those events where there was almost too much good stuff, making it hard to take it all in. Once the show is over it would be great to see all the designs posted together in one place; if anyone else thinks this is a good idea, send a JPG…

FEB
2008
13
FEB
2008
11

Hodgepodge Smörgåsbord 5: Oh, The Kids These Days!

If you missed the One Off show, this was also my t-shirt design.  The girl in the second panel is wearing a Keith Hering t-shirt but it’s tough to make out at this size, so there’s also an enlarged detail below.

FEB
2008
08

One Off on Second Saturday!

Don’t forget:  tomorrow at Sol Collective, the One Off t-shirt show featuring Sandoer Berg, Clave, Rusty Jordan, Aaron Winters, myself and many more!  The gallery will be open from 6-11pm; I’ll be there from 7-8, hoping to see you!

FEB
2008
06
FEB
2008
03

The Scratch Papers, Page 13: Sketch in the Style of Degas

This is from one of the art classes I took at BYU-Hawaii back in 1996 and 1997, the assignment being to create a drawing in the style of a master.  I drew a fashion ad from a magazine in the style of Degas.