Saturday, September 30, 2006

Dog Drag

Look what the dog dragged in. No, really.

Reading: Miss Wyoming by Coupland.

Researching: graduate schools .. ekh

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Gido sketch

  • interesting webcomic. Start at the beginning. (It started in 1997).
  • Draw Daily. I'm not the only one (far from it).
  • Collection de l'Art Brut. As recommended by Thom Yorke, no less (via Radiohead's blog, see the August 14 entry).

Monday, September 25, 2006

the Cultural Blackspot

Old photos from my trip on the left.

The cultural blackspot one is a reference to something that Adbusters injected into the cultural landscape. Adbusters, by the way, is a (or the) journal of the mental environment. They have launched such interesting campaigns as Buy Nothing Day and TV Turn-off Week. They also have a Blackspot Sneaker... The whole idea of the blackspot is anti-logo, anti-brand... The ideasAdbusters presents are very (to me) interesting alternatives to mainstream corporate culture that sucks your soul.

Ok. If you haven't checked out the Post Secret website out yet, you really should.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Wish I was Special

Drawings: mine, last night. The text on them in marker (in case you don't know) is from the Radiohead song Creep.


In other news... I think my IQ is dwindling now that I'm out of college. I'm reading a (non-fiction) book, and non-fiction books sometimes make me feel smart - Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture, by Ariel Levy. It's cool in that the thesis of the book is complex enough that you don't feel you know everything you want to know about the book by just reading the blurb. It talks about how your everyday woman is turning herself into a sexual commodity with the idea that this is an empowering thing to do. As you can guess, the author thinks otherwise...

Link of the day: A2A. An anti-art reproduction site (doesn't that sound funny? I mean, art prints or photocopies of art) that endorses giving art away for free... by leaving it around randomly for someone to pick up (also referred to sometimes as guerilla art, see keri smith's article about it).

Okay then. Take care all.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Fill this town

Artistically blocked again these days I guess. So more old new photos to post. Today I read another great "graphic novel": Three Incestuous Sisters, which is nowhere near as risque as it sounds (but not sadly since it's wonderful anyway). By Audrey Niffenegger, who incidentally refers to her book as a 'visual novel.' The illustrations are amazing.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Young Daboor

That's young Daboor over there on the left. He stuck himself under the car today and was squealing for all he was worth, but emerged unscathed.

In other news, if you want to see cool cartoons, head on over to allenec's livejournal thingie.

Today I read this really great graphic novel called I Never Liked You: A Comic-Strip Narrative by Chester Brown. I guess graphic novels are not that easy to come by, but this was great, and I think in general graphic novels are great. I finished reading it in half an hour! So then I read it again immediately.
Also, if you're interested in independent media (and you should be), check out Meat Magazine, which is a self-billed "arts magazine," but it also has writing. I got the print version, which is intended to be the best of it's online stuff. You can also contribute to it if so inclined.

Finally, if you checked out Chris' blog today, you will know that 1) he is contemplating killing his blog, and 2) that he made an interesting remark about prison systems sucking. I commented on the post, and would just like to take the opportunity here to link to the blog I was unable to link to there: Jim Gilligan's blog post "Are prisons immoral? ... or is it just Americans?". The gyst of it is that in some nations, e.g. Finland, the penal system is approached quite differently. It's only a paragraph, so you might as well follow the link and see what the guy has to say.

Take care then.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Hello out there in blog world. As you may or may not know, I'm in a transition phase of life, which is kind of rough at the moment. I also just returned from a trip to London, hence the two week absence. I came back to find a small dog who may or may not be my savior. His name is Daboor. I will not be releasing his pictures to the public at present (much like Suri Cruise). In fact I haven't pictured young Suri - sorry, Daboor, yet.

I just finished reading JPod by Douglas Coupland, the semi-sequel to Microserfs. There's actually an official website for the book which is worth checking out, you can also read an excerpt there. Plus an interview with Mr. Coupland about the book, but I think you should read that after you finish the book.

Interesting thing I found on the back of the stall of a toilet in the Tate:

It certainly was not what I was expecting
I had never eaten glue before today.
I just took a bite of a pritt stick. I felt this best. It is stuck in my teeth now.
I wasn't expecting that
Take care. Til later.

Occasional art, comics, food, and other things of less interest to the general public.