heyy this is kinda weird, i had a dream about you last night i think it was because i was snooping around your tumblr page before i went to bed.. we just went to a library and talked for a while, we also did some drawings and then went to a play i think.. I had a really nice time you were cool haha, thanks duddd haha :) on another note.. good work and keep it up! :)
Nice! I’m glad I was cool and not an asshole or anything. Dreams are the best.
Last night I had a dream that I had a conversation in English with Chris Piascik's cat, then I joined both of his dogs in pooping on the floor, then we went to Disney World. Dreams are also super weird.
It’s not good—it’s close to sucking real bad—but it was the best I could do then. I’ve always loved letters and liked to draw them, but I’ve been “pursuing” letters basically all day everyday since about 2007, and I’m just getting to a place where people are like, “Hey, good job on those letters.”
You have to form a relationship with letters. When you start dating someone, it’s fun, but you don’t know the other person well, so you spend time figuring them out. Then it gets hard. Then you work at it more. Then you learn more about each other, and you can guess how they’re going act or what they’re going to say before they do or say it. It’s the same way with letters. It takes a while, and you have to put time and love into making it work.
I am so in love with you, like not actually in love with you but you're so awesome and cute and talented, you're my artist crush. :D sorry if this was creepy (not sorry, you are adorable and awesome) hope you're enjoying the holidays!
ref: "radical stuff" read your last post about doing stuff in Brooklyn with some other guys "we'll make radical stuff together." Why can't Americans ever use language correctly? In the same way EVERYTHING is now 'awesome'. Mount Everest, the Grand Canyon, etc, are awesome. A cheeseburger or a sketch are not awesome. And neither are sketches or scribbles 'radical.'
Judging by your intense reactions, I feel like I’m being pretty radical!
I was wondering how you describe your drawings? Is it what people call naive art ?
Thanks for the question!
I guess you can call it “naïve.” I call it, “the best I can do.”
But seriously, yeah, I think people would feel comfortable lumping a lot of my stuff in with the naïve genre. I don’t really know what my stuff is called, and, really, I don’t care. I just make it and put it on the internet and hope people buy it/hire me.
This song is based on a project that I did in my advanced/abstract typography class at Auburn University in 2008. For the project I had to write a poem that repeated a color over and over. I chose blue.
The sky is blue, so why am I still feeling blue? I think it’s because of you. Your eyes are so goddamn blue and you left me wearing my blue jeans. And I know you’ll be back in, like, 30 minutes flat, but that doesn’t change the fact that I miss you.
Harmonica! [Here, I proceed to play a harmonica.]
And maybe when you get back we could eat lunch at Big Blue and you’ll get blueberry cream cheese and I’ll get strawberry cream cheese and I’ll kiss you on your kness underneath all of the trees and the blue sky.
Melodica! [Here, I proceed to play a melodica.] See ya!
I ask this question respectfully. If you have over 100,000 followers are you selling a ton of product?
Well, I don’t really have much product to sell. Some zines on my website and a Society6 shop. I am a freelance illustrator/designer who works from home, so my “product” is my skill as an artist. My followers are mainly other artists and average users who like to look at images, so they aren’t looking to hire me to illustrate or design (though I do get a lot of questions in my inbox asking for free work!).
Maybe this will help people realize that having followers doesn’t mean a person is “successful.” A lot of my favorite (and definitely successful) artists have less followers than me on various social media sites. It’s not like each of my followers is giving me $5 everyday. If I’m lucky, 50 people will buy one zine or shirt from me, and that ain’t payin’ the bills. Being hired by companies and agencies is where I make the majority of my income.