Jun 27, 2017

Toys In My Nephew's Attic

I finally have a brand new iMac. One of the new models. Trying to work out all the kinks. My equipment all blew up a few weeks ago and that is why I haven't posted in a while.

May 31, 2017

Eat Right


My wife and I just got back from a trip to Asia. One of our tasks was finding vegan food for me to eat 3 times a day. It's actually fairly easy to do. In Seoul, we would go to the main Buddhist temple called Jogyesa to eat lunch. They have a nice little restaurant that sells only vegan food. It is served in a buffet style, all you can eat. At the end of the meal, one has to bus their own table. Yun pointed out a sign to me. It read, "If you return your tray with any food on it, you will be fined one dollar." I should point out that they were quite serious. This hit me like a thunderbolt. What a brilliant idea. It really made me stop and think. When given the all you can eat route, most people will try to over indulge and end up throwing out what couldn't be scarfed down. In this place, food was treated as extremely precious. Imagine if this was actually made to be a law in every country. It would surely make people take notice their proportion intake. Buddhists have been trying to show us the way for a few thousand years. I'm only just catching up.

May 18, 2017

Medium Rare Beagle


It's basically the same as eating pigs, cows, chickens, ducks, horses and on and on. Somehow the meat and dairy industry has done a great job of convincing us otherwise. A lot of small farms give names to their animals that are to be murdered. Maybe it's a little harder to slaughter your cow or pig if it's named Benji, Snowball or Baxter. Animals just want to roam free and raise their families too. The problem starts when some dude in Cleveland wants his veal scallopini for brunch. Then we have to take the baby away from the mommy cow and put it into a meat slicer. Maybe Rover, the baby veal, would rather play in the pasture instead of ending up in some guy's gut. Try a grilled mushroom hero instead.

May 16, 2017

Great Great Great


A few days ago was the first time I've ever laid eyes on my great grandmother. My grandfather's mom. Here she is. My cousin Fran did a lot of family research and dug up a photograph from one of our overseas cousins. I was able to visit her grave in Brooklyn which Fran also discovered. She died at 37 a few months after making the boat ride from Ireland. It took too much of a toll on her health. Maggie was the mother of 7 children and 6 stepchildren. 13 in all. That's a whole other story for another time. When she came to America, she only had the funds to take 2 of her children along. My grandfather ended up in an orphanage. He was in there from age 9 until he was 18. By that time his other siblings raised enough funds to bring him to America too. Maggie must have been a bit of a nut if I'm related. Anyway a lot of hardship went into the making of me.

May 15, 2017

Dinner Under Glass


A good reason to become vegan is so that unsuspecting animals don't get whacked in half so you can have a sandwich. Just saying.

May 11, 2017

The Mind Of A Freak


When I draw I can create whatever I want. So for example, when I go to sketch at the Natural History museum, I move things around as I see fit. This baby ostrich was not next to the egg. I moved that next to him. They certainly weren't hanging around with that baby rhino. He was in another diorama. The mother was way far away from the baby ostrich but I moved everything around to make my own scene. I must say that the hundred kids who bashed into me while I was doing it thought it was cool. That must count for something besides black and blue marks on my arms.

May 8, 2017

Switch To Vegan


I don't need for an animal to be murdered in order for me to have breakfast, lunch or dinner. I'm convinced people don't really know what they are eating. It's just something they pick up at a store. The world is already cruel enough. At least abstain from meat a few days a week.

May 5, 2017

Claymation


Artist, Daniel Fromstein did a genius portrait of me. Out of this world.