Tuesday, May 15, 2012


I do enjoy letting my mind wander when writing. I can't help but think, "What if?" for each situation. For example, what in the world would a cat bring to lunch? Would he bring his food bowl? Not really good at being incognito I'd say.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Fall Scene

Ze colors! Ze colors!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Marching Band

In light of no new illustrations from my graphic novel or picture book sketches, I drew this illustration. While drawing it, I reflected upon my experiences in marching band back when. Lately, I am finding my illustrations to be more reflective upon my past experiences. It's most likely a mix of nostalgia and trying to make sense of my life.

In the movie "Midnight in Paris," the actors discuss the idea of nostalgia. When someone experiences nostalgia, they are denying their present state and glorifying another time, era, or place to ease the pain of the present. As I have been going through life, I realize that I myself have always been thinking of being elsewhere. Wherever I am, it is greener on the other side.

I think only through art am I able to make sense of life. Art and literature. I think Woody Allen was thinking the same thing when he wrote "Midnight in Paris" and "Annie Hall" way back when. Trying to make sense of life.

I know this is a lot of thought for a very simple illustration, but it's good to reflect.