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This cold weather is making me long for summer at the beach, so here is a drawing of a lighthouse. Can’t you just smell the salty air and feel the warmth of the sun on your face?

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Two big sport venues are coming up. The Australian Open happens on January 15 – 28. And then, next month, the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Korea happens on February 9 – 28. Both of those sporting events are my super bowl. Needless to say, my Tivo DVR will be working overtime.

Figure skating is one of the many hot events to watch. The US has very strong figure skating teams, both men and women. My drawing is of a male figure skater, performing balancing moves.

super pets

December 31, 2017

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At the end of every year, I draw my little cartoon, turning it into a holiday card. I share it with friends and family, in hopes to bring a smile, but I feel like I am the only one left who sends cards. Writing and sending physical cards is a dying art.

Over the holiday, I went to the Postal Museum in Washington DC. I remember when collecting stamps was a cool thing to do. I collected them as a youth and I still do. I definitely recommend you check the museum out if you are in the area. And maybe try stamp collecting yourself (or with your child). It’s a great way to learn about history and the world. There are so many subjects such as nature (flowers, birds, national parks), pop culture (Elvis, Wonder Woman), and important figures (JFK, Amelia Earhart). It was nice to reminisce, at the museum, how important writing and sending physical letters were, before everything went digital.

Anyway, back to my card writing, over time, my cartoon has become less Christmasy and more of a way to flesh out my characters through stories. It makes me happy to share something creative and then at least I receive words of appreciation, not by a card, but by a text message. Oh well. It’s better than nothing I suppose.

This year, my cartoon comes with a special message.
Happy 2018 Everybody!

sketch: episode 8

December 2, 2017

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I wanted to do a fan art sketch for Star Wars, so here it is. It’s R2D2 as a projector. Can you say blockbuster? Are you ready for Star Wars: The Last Jedi? I’m on line already!

sketch: loggerhead sea turtle

November 10, 2017

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sketch: forever together

October 31, 2017

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Happy Dias de los Muertos!

cartoon: wonder pets

October 27, 2017

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What are YOU going be for Halloween? I’m going to be an artist. Happy Halloween everybody!

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