JUN
2011
24

The Scratch Papers, Page 92: “Pizza is his Reward”

Here’s a sketch I made at APE a few years back for designer and collector Mike Bromberg. In his own words, Mike asks “artists who don’t draw superheroes and get[s] them to draw a superhero of my choosing – the more obscure the better.” He then posts the results on his web site. Here’s mine (with hot pizza cheese dripping the wrong way!): It’s a great idea, and Mike has a nice collection of convention sketches going, so check it out!

JUN
2011
22

Daddy-O!

A Father’s Day drawing for my fabulous father! Colored ink, 2011.

JUN
2011
22

Home is Wherever I’m With You

Speaking of sweetness, here’s the mix CD I made for Audrey following my marriage proposal. “We’re Going to Be Friends” by The White Stripes “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon “Long Long Long” by The Beatles “Time to Say Goodbye” by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman “We Love You” by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark “Somebody” by Depeche Mode “Somebody to Love” by Queen “Psychic City (Voodoo City)” by YACHT “Get it Together” by The Beastie Boys featuring Q-Tip “Spottieottiedopaliscious” by OutKast “Cigarettes and Coffee” by Otis Redding “I Believe (When I Fall in Love it Will Be Forever)” by…

JUN
2011
22

Apropos of Nothing 22: “Missed Connection”

I received the following text from a stranger this morning, which was apparently sent to my number accidentally: I couldn’t find where you put the tuna and bread this morn and I didn’t want to make a bunch of noise =) If only all wrong numbers could be so sweet!

JUN
2011
21

Blogg Changes

Regular visitors to Jesse Bloggs may have noticed that the look of the place has changed. That’s because the web hosting for HardPressed Ink was recently transferred from Yahoo! to ShaneServer. Besides being one of my oldest and dearest friends, Shane is also an amazing web designer, programmer, interior designer, and tech guru who is always willing to patiently answer my inane questions about teh Intertubes and such. He recently worked tirelessly to make the transfer to ShaneServer possible, so a huge thanks to a wonderful, hardworking guy. You’re the best, Shane, and you’re going to make an amazing father!

JUN
2011
21

“I Am an Amanuensis” 72: Whiskey in the Jar

“Now some men like the fishing / And some men like the fowling / And some men like to hear / A cannon ball a roaring / Me I like sleeping / ‘Specially in my Molly’s chamber.” From the traditional Irish song, “Whiskey in the Jar,” my favorite version being Thin Lizzy’s. Amanuensis –noun.  A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.