Twitter bird threatening "Kill the pig"

Is Twitter the metaphorical island from Lord of the Flies?

At the gym, they were playing interviews with Curt Schilling about Twitter posts re: his daughter. It made me wonder does Twitter make us into something that we’re not or does it just bring out brutish behavior that is thinly veiled by our socialization? It reminded me of William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies”. This is my favorite book because it was the first in which I realized the possibilities of symbolism.

Consuming Women #1

January 17, 2015

Consuming Women #1

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Self Portrait

January 11, 2015

self portrait

Self Portrait 2015

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How Lance Armstrong Avoided Drug Tests

How Lance Armstrong Avoided Drug Tests

In the fall of 2012 when the story broke about how Lance Armstrong’s teammate admitted to doping, I was dumbstruck. I thought, “Wow, those cyclists tricked us for years.” Then wondering how they did this, my thoughts turned comical and quickly absurd.

Scary Stories for Monsters

January 16, 2013

Scary Stories for Monsters

Scary Stories for Monsters

This was an assignment I did in a Cartooning for Fun and Profit class with Neal Yamamoto (SMC Continuing Education). I’ve learned the difficult way that you need to sometimes have reserve cartoons to publish. But it is better to do new ones.

Team Avatar Sketches

Team Avatar Sketches

Around October 2012 I discovered the Avatar: The Last Airbender dvd’s at the library. I was quickly hooked and since I finished watching seasons 1-3 (and am even rewatching them), I am ranking my favorite episodes. The criteria include character development, plot, artwork, action, music, acting (not in that order and some of those aspects are better in certain episodes than others).

10 Lake Laogai (Season 2, Episode 17)

9  The Storm (Season 1, Episode 12)

8 Zuko Alone (Season 2, Episode 7)

7 Bitter Work (Season 2, Episode 9)

6 The King of Omashu (Season 1, Episode 5)

5 The Blind Bandit (action and humor; Season 2, Episode 6)

4 The Cave of Two Lovers (music, humor, and beginning of romance; Season 2, Episode 2)

3 The Blue Spirit (Zuko’s story; Season 1, Episode 13)

2 The Firebending Masters (action and art; Season 3, Episode 13)

1 Tales of Ba Sing Se (Tale of Iroh – special mention for Soldier Boy song; Tale of Momo – special mention for street performance music; Season 2, Episode 15)

Best Acting: Mako as Uncle Iroh (seasons 1 & 2)

Honorable Mention: Music for Momo (throughout) and music played in The Swamp (Season 2, Episode 4) for the swamp water benders when they are chasing Appa and Momo  (composed by Jeremy Zuckerman & Benjamin Wynn).

Best Non-speaking Sidekick: Appa (played by Dee Bradley Baker)

Honorable Mention: Choreography for The Headband (dance choreography between Aang and Katara; Season 3, Episode 2)

It is somewhat evident that I feel the writing was best in season 2. The story was still compelling in season 3 but the characters felt full-bodied in season 2.

Mayan Apocalypse 2

December 18, 2012

Mayan Apocalypse and Tulips

Mayan Apocalypse and Tulips


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