1. 2 years, [no] April Fools

    [Caution: not funny and tl;dr, if that’s all you care about]

    April Fools is hard for me, the institutionalized making of something out of nothing, the propensity for tricks, for lying, for jokes. Sometimes in our world we forget there are realities not marred with cynicism, ones we cannot turn away from or append “jk lol” at the close. 

    Privilege affords the convenient stupor of detachment. Child soldiers? #STOPKONY, retweet, share on Facebook. Foreclosures and massive income inequities? Whaterrrrrr, homebros deserved it for being aspirational. Someone was murdered or raped or something? *YAWN* these criminals are sooo boring, bring me NEW CRIME.

    So it’s even more difficult when anything happens on this day where everything is facetious. You expect to be humored: you come in with certain expectations, ready to disbelieve and discredit. The impulse is already present, magnified by some calendar changes hundreds of years ago. Like, hahaha, you must be joking today right? I know what day it is, April Fools! Lololol stop kidding around! The best one might be “that’s not funny”, as if the date itself meant open season for all sorts of ~*FuNnY*~ twists on topics not normally made light.

    You know what’s not funny? My mother killed herself two years ago on April 1st. No, I’m not kidding; no, this is not some sort of twisted joke, not some practiced “offbeat” or weird humor. She died. By her own hand. No fucking jk. I don’t know who you are or why you’re reading this, but I hope you never go through the same. It’s unfathomable that two years have gone by, and this holiday will always be tough.

    It’s easy to be callous, to forget about tact. I admit that I do that all the time. Everyone does. For all our talk of being empathetic, we often turn that part off in order to seem more “analytical” or “rational” or, hell, “funny”. Well, some things aren’t rational, and some things need to be felt instead of thought. We become jaded in order to avoid the overwhelmingly genuine, and in the jokes we lose our compassion.

    Please remember that, and have a nice day.

    (Source: grungerabbit.com)

  2. frootlooppokemon:

#041 ZUBAT
GET ME OUT OF THIS CAVE.
[ps, Froot Loop Pokemon is back!]

haaaaay

    frootlooppokemon:

    #041 ZUBAT

    GET ME OUT OF THIS CAVE.

    [ps, Froot Loop Pokemon is back!]

    haaaaay

  3. mask III
a self-portrait, in three parts.
i think i finally like painting more than drawing.
december 2011. acrylic on canvas. 50x40.

    mask III

    a self-portrait, in three parts.

    i think i finally like painting more than drawing.

    december 2011. acrylic on canvas. 50x40.

  4. pseudoacademic:

ILLUSTRATED THESIS: Ornithology, the Ivy League, one-man wolf pack: because I spilled beer on my laptop and wrote this in the library in fifteen minutes
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illustrating my own project now, eh?

    pseudoacademic:

    ILLUSTRATED THESIS: Ornithology, the Ivy League, one-man wolf pack: because I spilled beer on my laptop and wrote this in the library in fifteen minutes

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    illustrating my own project now, eh?

  5. not-a-comic FW2011 issue

    i made a not-a-comic book [“oh fuck, is this what hipsters call a comic book now?”] with my friend, collaborator, and professional ass-sailer, Peter Sailer.

    cover

    as you can see, it is in two parts, each with three pages:

    ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA, which is best paired with the eponymous strass tonal poem of the eponymous nietzsche thing. [PLAY THAT YOUTUBE VIDEO NOW]

    and

    THE NIHILIST MOOCOW, which was first released over the summer.

    enjoy! [any nyu kids and/or other people i know irl can pick up a physical copy from either myself or mr. sailer]

  6. frootlooppokemon:

#001 BULBASAUR
The original gangsta.

INTRODUCING…
froot loop pokemon, because? because.
follow reblog like tweet reddit <3

    frootlooppokemon:

    #001 BULBASAUR

    The original gangsta.

    INTRODUCING…

    froot loop pokemon, because? because.

    follow reblog like tweet reddit <3

  7. you back someday
an older painting based on metronomy&#8217;s the bay. there are waves! and a beach! and a head!
09/03/2011. acrylic on canvas. 16x20.

    you back someday

    an older painting based on metronomy’s the bay. there are waves! and a beach! and a head!

    09/03/2011. acrylic on canvas. 16x20.

  8. free kittens
haven&#8217;t updated in a while. i read some fucked up stuff, so i drew some fucked up stuff!* happy october errybody.
10/05. 2 hours. pen on paper (sharpie pen). 6x10.
*i don&#8217;t condone&#8230; whatever is happening here. uh.

    free kittens

    haven’t updated in a while. i read some fucked up stuff, so i drew some fucked up stuff!* happy october errybody.

    10/05. 2 hours. pen on paper (sharpie pen). 6x10.

    *i don’t condone… whatever is happening here. uh.

  9. stable
a painting from july. quarries and such. acrylic on canvas.

    stable

    a painting from july. quarries and such. acrylic on canvas.

  10. a sneak peek of what i&#8217;m working on - character dev for a nyu comic ;)

    a sneak peek of what i’m working on - character dev for a nyu comic ;)