Grant and I have been working on an illustrated bicycle history since 2016, and that’s taking a while, partly because, you may have noticed, the world since 2016 has been a tad busy/bananas/incomprehensible. And, some of that has pertained to bikes and bike culture, even. So, it’s been a journey. Along the way, that Big […]
Single-panel cartoons (AKA gag cartoons, AKA New Yorker cartoons) have plot, settings, characters, suspense, drama – really! It’s all there. How is this possible? It’s just some squiggles and a limited amount of words – if any at all. Let’s take a look at how these magical little one-frame movies do it: TIME A cartoon […]
What a lovely experience/honor it has been to draw these. It’s hard to describe the feeling when I spend a lot of time really considering and drawing someone, but it does feel (at least for me) like reaching through time and space.
…Astrophysical Observatory’s traveling exhibit on black holes In 2009, The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, also called the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, which are all Very Big Words of Science and Fabulousness, contacted me to license this cartoon: It was for a traveling exhibit called Black Holes: Space Warps and Time Twists that went all over the […]
How to get the anatomy right even when you’re being weird A while back, I went on a thing of drawing mechanical creatures. One of them was a grasshopper. Even though I made it out of clockwork and things, I wanted the physical characteristics to be correct. If I’d drawn this from memory, I would’ve […]
I was once asked to help out my kid’s class of first graders in making a mural about their ‘trout project,’ which involved raising trout and then releasing them in a reservoir. Along the way, they learned the trout’s life cycle and other wondrous things about aquatic life. I put a long sheet of paper […]
In which I am up drawing late at night again, and this happened. It made me think about how much we’ve lost our equilibrium in these times, shutting down, opening up, shutting down again – and how much it feels like we’re running at that football of normalcy only to have it pulled away and […]